2018 “East of the River” Juried Art Show

The Marlborough Arts Center invites everyone to the Opening Reception of the 2018 “East of the River” Juried Art Show on Friday, April 6, 7-9 p.m., to meet and greet the artists whose works have been selected for inclusion in this Show by the Juror, Luther Kelly Hall, an internationally known artist. Beyond the pleasure of meeting and greeting the artists at the Opening Reception, everyone is also invited to enjoy a bountiful buffet of food and wine in the Art Gallery. The artists participating are from across the state and represent a variety of media. Close to $1,500 in awards will be presented to the winning artists at the Reception. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. The Show will be open every weekend day from 1-4 p.m. from April 6 – April 28. Admission is free of charge.

It is an honor to have Luther Kelly Hall as this year’s Juror. His work has been featured in galleries and collections in the United States, Canada, and Japan, and also in sporting publications due to his personal outdoor passions for fishing and hunting that are primary features of his paintings. He is a dedicated conservationist and has been honored for his many contributions to conservation.

This “East of the River” Juried Art Show will be exhibited in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery in the historic building that is the Marlborough Arts Center at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. There is ample parking and the building is fully accessible. The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts with website www.marlbroughartscenter.org where one can find a full review of classes, artistic events, the monthly 4th Friday @ the Arts Café musical evenings, opportunities for rentals of the facilities for special occasions, and many other activities. One may also leave a message at (860) 295-9389 and a member of the Board of Directors will return your call.

March’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

The Second Annual Irish Sing-a-Long in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will be featured at the Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café on March 23, at 231 North Main Street, in Marlborough, CT. Come sing the night away!  Spirited  Irish Folk Songs and ballads and  some nostalgic American Irish favorites will be sung.  Think of  Danny Boy, Irish Rover, Parting Glass, When Irish Eyes are Smiling and many more.  Dianne O’Greco and Paddy O’Carrell will lead the singing and will be supported by guitars, flute, piano, dulcimer and fiddle. Bring your own instrument if you want to play along.  This is a chance to be an active participant in the evening’s music making. At this season, everyone is a little Irish, especially with the music and spirit that Dianne Greco always brings.

Admission is $10 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 .m. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts that is housed in an historic building surrounded by landscaped lawns and adjoined by a developing ART PARK. There is ample parking and the building is fully accessible.

Fuller information on artistic events, membership, rentals, upcoming art shows, and other musical nights can be located at www.marlborougharts.org. Messages left at (860) 295-9389 will be returned by a Member of the Board of Directors.

Opening Receptions on March 3 & 4 of the 2018 Students’ Art Show now at MAC through March 18

Over 400 enthusiastic art lovers from the region attended the Opening Weekend on March 3 and 4 of the 2018 Students’ Art Show at the Marlborough Arts Center to view the artworks of students from kindergarten through high school. The works exhibited from the elementary schools were chosen by art teachers Denise Ketterer in Marlborough, Meredith Cowan in Hebron, Susan Giammarco in Gilead and Jay Adams in Andover. Brian Merrill and Rebecca Keller are the art teachers at RHAM Middle School and Bev Fisher, Shelly Osowieki, Carrie Dinunzio and Maxine Cunningham teach at RHAM High School. The show was coordinated by Lin Gotta and Sue Hollister in close collaboration with the art teachers and schools.
“This is really impressive” was commonly heard by the attendees as they viewed the range of creativity shown by the student artists. The show will continue to be open on weekends through March 18, every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Even if you do not know any of the artists, this is a show worth seeing. Admission is free.