May’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

The Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe highlights the well-known musical group “Seat of Our Pants” (SOOP) on May 20 at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 7:00. Admission is $10 per person. There is ample parking and the Arts Center is fully accessible.

As one of the most popular shows at the Arts Center, Marlborough’s own SOOP will be back for the tenth time, making them like old friends of MAC’s musical scene. They play an array of instruments starring Mark Hall, Jeff Gorman, Peggy Harvey, and led by Carolyn Brodginski on vocals and her 34 string harp. Seat of Our Pants is an acoustic folk/blues/bluegrass/country/old time/rock quartet who play in the live music scene throughout the state, although they say that they feel like the Arts Center is their “home stage”. Their tastes are quite eclectic and it is the variety of their music that creates fun for them and their audiences. Their personalities bring humor into their performances so that an evening with them is very interactive and a delight for all ages. If you are looking for a special evening of music that will get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face, we suggest you save the evening of May 20 on your calendars. In anticipation, check out their website:  

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. These “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” evenings, held in the gracious Charles W. Hall Art Gallery, add music and a convivial atmosphere to the beautiful setting and are an opportunity for people in the communities around to relax together and enjoy art in its many forms.

For everyone’s health and safety we are following CDC and State of Connecticut guidelines for indoor events. We recommend wearing masks but proof of vaccination and boosting is not required. BYOWine will be allowed again after a long hiatus. We thank everyone for understanding.

Carole Jeffries’ Works on Display at Town Hall

Carole Jeffries, an award-winning national artist, is exhibiting a large selection of her works at the Marlborough Town Hall now and through the end of December 2022. The exhibit is open to all who visit the Town Hall during its normal opening hours. Carole is a well- respected member of the Marlborough Arts Center and just had three of her paintings in the recent Members Art Show. She is known for her particularly evocative landscapes. For those who might be interested in purchasing any of her works, means of contacting Carole directly are available at Town Hall.

Member Show Award Winners

Best in Show: Janet Romanowski, “With Eyes Wide Shut”
Janet Romanowski With Eyes Wide Shut
Janet Romanowski – With Eyes Wide Shut

First place: Robin Hammeal-Urban, “Late Afternoon“
Robin Hammeal Urban Late Afternoon
Robin Hammeal-Urban – Late Afternoon

Second Place: Linda Gotta, “The Overlook”
Linda Gotta The Overlook
Linda Gotta – The Overlook

Third Place: Layne, “Starlit Quarry”
Layne Starlit Quarry
Layne – Starlit Quarry

Honorable Mention: Jean Jacques, “Nature’s Beauty from Burls #3”
Jean Jacques Natures Beauty from Burls
Jean Jacques – Natures Beauty from Burls

Member Show Artworks

By artist first name