Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

  • Cultural Commission Seeking Auxiliary Members

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is seeking auxiliary members. Prospective auxiliary members do not have to live in Newtown or be artists.

    In addition to general interest, the commission is looking for people with specific skills to work on the fifth annual Newtown Arts festival, set for September 2016.

    The arts festival, which draws thousands to its two day celebration as well as its events held throughout September, is specifically looking for people skilled in marketing, fundraising/sponsorship, and safety and security.

  • Sunday Cinema Series Films Available At Library; New Programs Planned

    The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) has donated copies of the movies that were screened last year as part of the inaugural Sunday Cinema Series presentation.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Oh, my. I am quite sure that Sydney Eddison’s pup, Phoebe, is still holding her paws over her eyes in dismay. Phoebe, a Jack Russell terrier, was incorrectly identified in The Newtown Bee story, August 21, about Sydney’s new book of poetry as a fox terrier. Oh, the shame of it all. Huge apologies go out to Phoebe for this mistake.

  • Newtown To Appoint A Poet Laureate; Arts Commission Seeking Applicants

    The Board of Selectman has created the volunteer post of Poet Laureate and has asked The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) to recruit, screen and recommend a final candidate.

    The deadline for submitting an application, and samples of work, is August 1.

  • BOS Wants Facilities Panel Poised To Consider Hawley School

    During a routine report to her board June 15, First Selectman Pat Llodra said she wants an ad-hoc panel assessing possible future use or repurposing of several public buildings to be prepared to consider Hawley School, if or when the Board of Education determines that facility will be closed.

  • Upcoming Book Sale Celebrated With Library Exhibition

    In preparation for the 40th anniversary Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, coming July 11-15 to Reed Intermediate School, an exhibit on view at C.H. Booth Library showcases a sample of what will be available at this year’s book sale/library fundraiser.

    The exhibit, a collaboration between the library and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, will be on display through June during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am-8 pm; Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am-5 pm; and Sunday, 12-5 pm.

  • Woven Works On View At Library

    Taught and lead by volunteer Hanna Roehrs , a group of weavers were part of the first workshop offered at HealingNewtown in the winter of 2013. That group has continued and expanded, and their work will now be the focus of an exhibit at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Many Helping Hands

    To the Editor:

    For two years, the wonderful people at Tier One have contributed warehouse space to the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. This past weekend, when the Everwonder Children’s Museum expanded into our space, the fine people at Tier One again came through once again, providing us with alternate warehouse space.

  • Parem Hwah Asian Brushwork On View At Library

    The work of Mary Barrett Anders, who presented Asian brushwork classes at HealingNewtown, is the focus of an exhibit of her work at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. Located in the showcase outside the children’s library, the exhibit — a collaboration between the library and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission —  will be on display through March 1 during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am-8 pm; Friday, 11 am-5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am-5 pm; and Sunday, 12-5 pm.

  • The First Look At The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival: Van Buskirk Linoleum Block Print Wins Logo Competition

    Information in the story has been amended as of January 22, 2015.

    The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival winning logo is “Making Music,” a linoleum block print of four Newtown High School Marching Band tuba players that was created by Newtown resident and artist Tracy Van Buskirk.

    The selection of this year’s logo was announced recently by Terry Sagedy, chairman of the Arts Festival.