Spring Classes with Jackie Jones

Spring Classes with Jackie Jones

Jackie Jones will continue her very popular morning classes in beginner oils and acrylics and afternoon classes in all media. Session 1: March 6, 13th, 20th, (No class the 27th) and April 3rd. Session 2: April 10th, 17th (No class the 24th), May 1st and 8th at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street in Marlborough. The classes are from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 – 4pm. The complete set of four classes, either morning or afternoon, is 12 hours in length. The fee for one complete set of classes is $120.

This class is designed for those new to painting. We will make our own black and white 9 step value scale and a color wheel. Next we will practice basic black and white values, followed by color mixing exercises. Lastly we will paint a simple landscape from a, provided, photograph. Note: Although my specialty is oils and acrylics, all mediums are welcome. * Starter art kits can be purchased for an additional fee, if you do not have supplies (email Jackie at jacquelinejonesart@gmail.com for pricing).

In this class, students will create a landscape painting using photographic reference (bring your favorite photos or use mine). The goal is to create simple designs with strong foundations derived from a ‘thumbnail’ value sketch. Value, composition and technique will be stressed as well as capturing the feeling of a landscape, rather than just copying a photograph. This class will include an instructor demo and plenty of individual attention.

Contacted Jackie Jones directly for registration and complete details at: jacquelinejonesart@gmail.com

February’s 4th Friday@ the Arts Cafe

The Marlborough Arts Center’s “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” for February will be “An Evening of Love Songs in Tribute to Michel Legrand” as performed by Steve Donovan and Barbara Lewis on Friday, February 22 at the Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, at 7:30 p.m. Romance is appropriate as a theme so soon after Valentine’s Day this month and how better than with the music of the international award winning composer Michel Legrand who wrote such beautiful love music including The Windmills of Your Mind, for which he won the first of his three Oscars. Steve Donovan and Barbara Lewis are returning artists with fans from around the region. Originally from Connecticut, Steve is a classically trained pianist and Berklee graduate who specializes in standards, classic jazz and pop. He has played top venues in New York and Los Angeles and, now living in Middletown, is widely known in Connecticut. Both as a soloist and with friends he has given definition to the term listening music for celebrations in hotels such as the New York Hilton, Hotel Pierre, Helmsley Palace, Beverly Hills Hotel, Ritz Carlton, and restaurants including Spago and the Old Lyme Inn. While living in California he was fortunate to work with many artists including famed guitarist Eric Gale, Jamie Glazer, Kilauea, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Brandon Fields, Chuck Berry, Greg Vail “E-Motion” and many others. His TV credits include “The Tracy Ullman Show”, “Falcon Crest”, Drew Barrymore’s “Doppleganger”, “Hotel” and independent films and commercials.

Barbara graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz. She was a featured soloist with the L.A. Jazz Choir on the Grammy-nominated recording “From All Sides”, and was a finalist in the Sarah Vaughn Jazz Vocal Competition, winning a “Downbeat Magazine” Jazz Vocal Soloist Award. She has toured Europe and the USA as a backing vocalist for Al Martino and as a member of the Ray Conniff Singers. She is a member of ASCAP and composed children’s music and performed vocals on “Raggs”, an Emmy-award nominated PBS series. Beyond being a vocalist, Barbara is a jingle singer and voiceover talent who can be heard on national and international radio and television spots. Barbara is originally from Mobile, Alabama and was born into a family full of musicians and music educators. She has taught at the Hartt School of Music and presently teaches in the Bloomfield Public Schools. When she is not teaching music, she enjoys coaching young musicians in following their dreams.  Her lush voice will add another dimension to this evening romantic music.

Both of these musicians offer what promises to be a delightful evening of instrumental and vocal classics in the intimate setting of the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery in Marlborough where the acoustics are great and the interaction between musician and audience is very special.

Admission at the door is $10/person. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. Although the concert begins at 7:30 p.m., the doors open at 7:00 so come early, get refreshments, peruse the art on exhibition, and settle in for an evening of great music you will recognize and enjoy.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. It is housed in an historic building that is fully accessible and has ample parking. Details about exhibitions, classes and artistic events are on their website www.marlborougharts.org. They are on Facebook.com/Marlborough Arts Center. You may also leave a message at (860) 295-9389 and a Board Member will return your call.



MAC 2019 Student Art Show

The Marlborough Arts Center is pleased to announce that they will once again be hosting the annual Student Art Show for students from Marlborough, Hebron, Gilead, and Andover. This 2019 show is coordinated by Sue Hollister and Lin Gotta, collaborating closely with art teachers of all the schools. In the Elementary schools the art teachers are:  Denise Ketterer in Marlborough; Roseanne Modzelewski in Hebron; Susan Giammarco in Gilead; and Jessica Waine in Andover. Brian Merrill and Rebecca Keller are in RHAM Middle School and Bev Fisher, Shelly Osowiecki, Carrie Dinunzio, and Maxine Cunningham are at RHAM High School. These talented teachers stimulate their students’ creativity in myriad ways so that each annual show is unique and always impressive. For anyone interested in art, it is worth a visit even if you do not have a student exhibiting in the show.

Because there are so many schools involved, there will be two Opening Receptions for the young artists, their family and friends, and other members of the public. On Saturday, March 2, from 1-4 p.m. will be the Opening Reception for Marlborough Elementary and RHAM Middle and High Schools. The next day on Sunday, March 3, from 1-4 p.m. will be the Opening Reception for Gilead, Hebron, and Andover Elementary schools.

After the Opening Receptions, the Show will continue to be open on weekends through March 17, every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts that is located in an historic building at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. Ample parking is free and the building is fully accessible. Details about this and other artistic endeavors, rentals, and membership can be viewed online at www.marlborougharts.org. Anyone who has particular questions or would like to speak with a Member of the Board of Directors can leave a message at (860) 295-9389.

Member’s Art Show Article

In case you did not read this article by a Hartford Courant reporter about MAC’s Members’ Art Show recently printed in Rivereast,  follow the link below. The show remains open every weekend in February from 1-4 p.m.   Free admission. Come on down and bring a friend to enjoy the creativity of our artists!