Elementary School Holiday Concert

The Annual Holiday Music Show by the Elmer Thienes Elementary School 6th Grade Chorus, Jazz Combo, and Woodwind Ensemble will be presented at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street on December 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

This is always a very festive school and community event with the band directed by Donna Arseneault and choral groups by Susan Burgess. The program will feature the Grade 6 Chorus, Jazz Combo, Woodwind Ensemble and instrumental selections duets and solos. Included in the program will be Marshmallow World and Joyful Time by the Jazz Combo, while the Woodwind Ensemble will perform Angels We Have Heard On High and Silent Night among their selections. This is an evening of holiday favorites for all.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with admission $2 for individuals and $5 per family. For this concert a family is considered to include just parents/guardians and siblings of the performers.

The Marlborough Arts Center is delighted to host these student musicians whose talents bring a wonderful spirit to the beginning of the holiday season. The Arts Center, a regional center for the arts, is housed in an historic building surrounded by landscaped lawns and with an adjoining ART PARK. It is fully accessible, and has ample parking.

Gail Wade Trio November 30th

The Gail Wade Trio returns for their annual concert at the Marlborough Arts Center on Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. with admission at $15 per person. The Arts Center is located at 231 North Main Street and is fully accessible with ample parking. Refreshments will be available.

Drawing from the deep roots of folk, bluegrass and classic country music, The Gail Wade Trio presents an eclectic blend of both traditional and original acoustic music.

A strong guitarist and song writer with a rich soulful voice, Wade has been performing both solo and with her own band in the US and abroad for the past 30 years. Her early folk influences bring a warmth and depth to her songwriting, engulfing the listener in the deep emotion of everyday life experiences.

A gifted multi-instrumentalist, Tim St Jean rounds out the Trio with stunning mandolin, banjo and vocals. A much sought after musical virtuoso and gifted songwriter, St Jean is a familiar face on the stages of New England’s premier music festivals.

Acoustic bass player Joe DeLillo’s stunning tenor vocals are a familiar high, lonesome sound to followers of the New England Bluegrass scene. Whether singing lead or harmony vocals, DeLillo’s emotive delivery and driving bass playing are an integral part of the Trio’s sound.

Through their stellar musicianship and deep friendship with one another, The Gail Wade Trio is sure to provide the audience an unforgettable musical experience.

CT Watercolor Autumn Exhibition at MAC

The Connecticut Watercolor Society has chosen the Marlborough Arts Center as the venue for their Autumn 2018 Exhibition to be held in November. This is an honor for Marlborough to host one of the Society’s biannual exhibits where over 125 watercolorists from throughout the state and region will enter their works to this highly respected Society.

The Connecticut Watercolor Society was founded in 1938 and presents two Juried Exhibitions annually. Artists may submit up to two paintings of any water media for selection by the jury, usually a nationally recognized artist. That juror selects the paintings to be exhibited as well as those artistic works to receive awards. There will be five major monetary awards at this exhibition.

The President of the Society, John Atwater, has announced that the Juror for this Autumn 2018 Exhibition will be the well-known and fascinating David Dunlop. David is a modern-day old master whose luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of many major corporations throughout the country.

David is the engaging host and writer of the 13-show PBS series, ”Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop”, for which he won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009. “Landscapes…” shows internationally and returned to national television in 2018.  In 2017, the second series was nominated for an Emmy.  David is also the instructor in a multi-DVD series on painting landscapes produced by SimmonsArt, blogs regularly, and can be seen on YouTube by searching for “David Dunlop videos”, and at www.daviddunlop.com.

David earned his MFA from the Pratt Institute, NY, NY after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH where he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2011. He is on the faculty of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, where he teaches, lectures, gives workshops, and has led groups to Italy, France, Spain, and Japan.

The Opening Reception of the Autumn Exhibition is Sunday, November 11, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. The Reception presents an opportunity to view the art and meet the artists in the gracious setting of the beautiful Charles W. Hall Gallery at the Arts Center, a historic building that is fully accessible and has ample parking.  Cheryl Cwiertniewicz, Vice President of the Connecticut Watercolor Society, has been their principal liaison to the Marlborough Arts Center in collaborating for this exhibition. The exhibition opens November 3 and closes at 2 p.m. on November 25.  The exhibit will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays.

As is always the case, this Connecticut Watercolor Society’s Autumn Exhibition is open to all free of charge and will be a very special opportunity for artists and art lovers alike to view and purchase the finest of watercolor artworks in Connecticut.