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.
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.
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.
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) will be sponsoring four classes through the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department.
Thanks to financial support from NCAC, the fee for two of the classes will be $20, and the fee for the other two classes is $25. This initiative is a continuation of the goals of HealingNewtown, which the commission phased out in October.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will present a Red Carpet Event and Film Screening on Sunday, November 30, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
Patrons are encouraged to wear their Oscar best to strut the red carpet beginning at 1 pm. Professional photos will be taken by Marleen Cafarelli of Photo Art Works. The movie screening will begin by 1:30, and will include a free popcorn, as well as special refreshments offered at intermission.
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) will be awarding $750 for new, original art that illustrates Newtown arts and culture.
This competition is open to any artist, of any age, from anywhere. The winning image will be used to promote the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival and will appear in businesses and public spaces around Newtown and surrounding towns.
Hula hoops cast dizzying shadows across the Fairfield Hills lawn Sunday, September 14, where Tanner Chase of Velvet Orchid out of Bristol danced through her hoop routine. Surrounding her were a dozen children with their own hoops, aiming to keep them spinning. With Newtown Arts Festival going on around them, others celebrated under a baby blue sky with ribbons, rainbow splashes of paint, arts, crafts, demonstrations, sculpture, poetry reading, and more.
Terry Sagedy, chairman of the Newtown Arts Festival, invited the world to the 2014 Festival and a lot of them showed up.
Under the leadership of Mr Sagedy, the Arts Festival, sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission and begun in 2012 as a two day event, has blossomed into cultural events “throughout September, all around town,” with the main event two days of the arts and workshops at Fairfield Hills.