Good news came with the bad on Tuesday, May 21: HealingNewtown Arts Space will close at its doors at its current 5 Queen Street location on Wednesday, May 22, but volunteer director Rob Rabinowitz said he “hopes to hear good news soon” regarding leads on a new location.
“We are negotiating for space,” which will be announced, he said Tuesday, May 21. Until then, programming locations will be listed in the HealingNewtown.org calendar of events.
The Flagpole Radio Café will return to the Edmond Town Hall on Saturday, May 18, marking the first presentation in nearly a year.
The Flagpole Radio Café is an engaging show created by Jim Allyn, Martin Blanco, and Barbara Gaines in conjunction with Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. It features music by Jim Allyn and The Flagpole Radio Café Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble created for the show; and radio-style comedy sketches by The Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory Theatre.
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street. Free workshops and classes are offered regularly offered by local and regional teachers, artists, musicians, et al.
The Newtown Cultural Commission announced on March 27 a $500 scholarship has been added to NCAC’s original $1,000 scholarship for a resident of Newtown who is a high school senior and who is planning on attending advanced education in the next year in a field of artistic study.
The scholarship is open to any Newtown resident, regardless of the high school they are attending.