Upcoming Watercolor Classes

Join Mary Horrigan for Watercolor Classes at the Marlborough Arts Center!

Watercolor for All Levels of Beginner

Thursday mornings, 10 – Noon, starting September 15, ending October 20

Saturday mornings, 10 – Noon, starting September 17; ending October 22

Registration form can be downloaded and printed from the website.

Cost is $120 for the six weeks

Material list will be sent once class is confirmed with enough students registered

Click here for more information or contact Mary Horrigan at mehorrigan@comcast.net or leave a voice mail message at 860-467-6353.

A Living History of American Women: September 23, 2022

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Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti

A living History of American Women, through the words of the award-winning interpretive oral historian Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, is coming to the Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café on Friday, September 23, 2022. Her program is titled “If I am not for myself who would be for me”, the actual words spoken by Ona Judge who was enslaved by Martha and George Washington. Gwendolyn’s portrayal of historical women introduces untapped American history, drawing on a wide array of primary historical resources. For the past 22 years Gwendolyn has engaged audiences giving voice to real life accounts, struggles, self-determination and triumphs of the women she portrays. The quality of her work has been recognized by theaters and groups across the country. Her performances have been described as “enthralling” for audiences of all ages. She speaks in the first person as she tells their stories. This is an evening for all members of your family.

Among her many awards, Gwendolyn is an artist with New Hampshire Humanities to GO!, The National Women’s History Alliance, Strawbery Banke Museum, New England Touring Artist Funding Program, Solo Together Interpreters, and is a Charter Member of The National Museum for African American History and Culture. She has received certificates of merit from the Office of the Secretary of State Connecticut, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Alliance Award from The Institute of Texas Cultures of San Antonio, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Strawbery Banke Museum’s Award for Living, and took 1st Place in the International Interpretive Reading Toastmaster Award. With her versatility she was also crowned Ms. Senior Connecticut in 2010.

Marlborough Arts Center is at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, Connecticut. Admission is $10 per person. Doors open at 7:00 PM with the performance beginning at 7:30.  Masks are suggested. There is ample parking and the Arts Center is ADA accessible.

Flute Loops Concert: August 20, 2022

Flute Loops is a community based adult flute choir that comprises all skill levels. When the group was formed the goal was to give non-professional players (though some are retired professionals) opportunities to perform in venues and at events that are usually reserved for professional players. Directed by Erin Vivero (www.erinvivero.com), Flute Loops has grown from three members to fifteen and has performed all over the state of Connecticut from Gillette Castle, to retirement homes, to Niantic, Glastonbury and more! Members also come from all over the state: Voluntown, Wallingford, East Haddam, Colchester, Pawcatuck, Gales Ferry, Portland, South Windsor, Coventry, Middletown, Baltic and Windham. This year the group has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association’s 50th Annual Convention in Chicago and will be headed there in early August. Flute Loops is a place to learn and grow musically as an individual as well as with a group and humor is a must!

Our performance for the Marlborough Arts Center on August 20th will consist of large ensemble pieces as well as small chamber ensemble pieces. There will be music that will be new and some that will be familiar to audiences members and we hope they will enjoy the experience.

Tatsunochō-tominaga Erin Vivero is based out of East Haddam, CT. Be sure to check out her website here!