MAC August 2016 Memo to Members

This month’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe, August 26, at 7:30 pm stars Hugh Blumenfeld and the Faithful Sky. Hugh has played once before to a delighted audience. Please come and be part of the next audience to be delighted by his music, his band, and his wonderful story of how playing for children in hospitals led him to become a doctor, thus melding together two great loves. Before that he was a teacher and songwriter and musician in the Folk Scene of the 80’s in New York City.

Also come and visit our booth at Marlborough Days on Sunday, August 28! Fun and art for children of all ages, plus a chance to talk with Fran Terase, MAC President, and Susan Whitehouse, who designs the annual art project for Marlborough Days.

Happy last month of summer to all !

MAC Memo for July 2016 to Members

Our 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on July 22 features “We Got Rhythm”, the Vaudeville-style song-and-dance duo of Larry Ruhl and Ellen Iovino who will interpret familiar (and some unfamiliar) songs from sources as diverse as Irving Berlin and Pharrell Williams, as well as from the duo’s own song catalog. Arrangements combine a variety of instruments including steel drum, trumpet, guitar, and more. Their homemade boomba, made from an old crutch, is an audience favorite. Tap breaks make feet a solo instrument and honor the couple’s favorite dance form. Visit for more information about the band.  What would Vaudeville be like if it existed in the 21st century? Come and find out!

Admission is $10 at the door. BYOWine. Other refreshments available.

June MAC Memo to our Members

“June is bustin’ out all over…”, not only in song, but also at the Arts Center.


JUNE 20, Monday, 6:30 p.m.:  Annual Pot Luck Picnic at the Pavilion at Blish Park

Everyone is welcome. Members, non-members, friends, art lovers, fun lovers…

Come on down to the Lake; bring a dish to share and your own drinks, and join in the fun.


JUNE 24, 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe, 7:30 p.m.:  Ashly Cruz and her cabaret show

Literally back by popular demand, Ashly performs with such style and drama that her shows light up the Arts Center and make for a memorable evening.

So come on over to 231 North Main Street for this treat.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 7:30, Admission at the door is $10, BYOWine, other refreshments are available.


When you are at MAC, come on in and note that our Summer Exhibition of art includes works by Pattie Bullock, Bob Desaulnier,  Laura Jean Holdaway, and Carole Jeffries.  Thanks to each of these members artists for sharing their works over the summer.

MAC May 2016 Memo to the Membership

Here we are in the “merry, merry month of May” which has taken us by surprise with its cool temperatures. However, there is always warmth at the Arts Center so please note what is special this month.

1)  There is an OPEN RECEPTION on Friday, May 6, from 7-9 p.m.  at the Arts Center to open the “Arts by Veterans” Show, featuring artworks by 26 different veterans of all the services and various wars. These include works in all media: oil, watercolor, photography, sculpture, etc.  Please plan to attend the Reception, meet the Veteran artists, and hear the stories behind their creative works. MAC is proud to honor our Veterans and their work.

2)  The “Arts by Veterans” Show is open every Saturday and Sunday , 1-4 p.m., beginning May 7 after the Open Reception, throughout the month of  May.

3)  4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe, May 27th,  this month highlights “The Softer Side of Celtic”, a wonderful group whose music and stories will liven up your spirits with the backdrop of the Veterans’ Art Show lining the Charles W. Hall Art Gallery.  A double pleasure…

4)  We are working on the ART PARK and have completed a walking path around the perimeter, one of the first steps needed. We will keep you appraised as we continue with Phase 2.

5)  Remember to sign up for our newest art classes: “Chain Jewelry” and “Watercolor Classes” by contacting Aldo Passarelli at (860) 874-9622. Details are on our website

6)  Many community events are also happening at MAC with personal parties, weddings, receptions, and political forums among them. If you are interested in renting our beautiful facilities, leave a message at (860) 295-9389.

7)  We are looking for someone with accounting skills to assist our Treasurer, so if you’d like to help out MAC in this way, leave a message on that same phone,  (860) 295-9389.

Hoping to see you and your friends at MAC soon!

MAC Memo for March 2016 to Members

This is another multi-artistic month for MAC:

  • Annual Student Art Show from March 5 – March 20, open every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The creativity of our youth from elementary through high school in Marlborough, Hebron, Gilead, & Andover is impressive and well worth a visit ! Visiting the show is free of charge.
  • 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on March 25 has The Modern Riffs, a combination of professional and gifted amateurs who have performed before to “packed houses” at MAC and who always give a great show. Admission is $10 , BYOWine, doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • Call for VETERANS to display their art in various media for a show to honor them and their creativity. Contact Mike Malloy at (860) 295-9680 for details or go to our website: to download an application.
  • NEW CLASS:  Drawing for Beginners (Aldo Passarelli). See the website for details and application forms.
  • WANT TO SELL YOUR ART? A new consignment shop in Colchester is calling for artists to bring their works to “Rings and Things” on Main Street. If interested, contact:
  • Remember that you can rent our beautiful facilities for your special occasions and those who have are delighted to share our setting with their friends. Call (860) 295-9389 and leave a message. One of the Board Members will be pleased to return your call & give all the details for rentals.
  • If you haven’t yet renewed membership for 2016, please do so by printing out the Membership Form from our website and mail it with your check to 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447. It is your dues that support all of our activities and we thank you.