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  • Sunday Cinema Series Going Big With Penultimate Event This Month

    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.

  • Sunday Cinema Series: Student Film, Art Display To Be Part Of Film Screenings At Edmond Town Hall

    As the Sunday Cinema Series continues into autumn, a collection of classic horror films will be offered on Sunday, October 19, at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

  • NCAC To Award $750 For Original Art For 2015 Newtown Arts Festival

    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.

  • Weekend Festival Was ‘Fun,’ ‘Whimsical’ Arts Event

    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.

  • Sunday Cinema Series Returning This Weekend

    This month’s Sunday Cinema Series will feature two screenings of a James Stewart favorite and one offering of a Bette Davis drama.

  • A Successful Arts Festival

    To the Editor:

    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.

  • Cultural Arts Commission Planning Townwide Celebration As Part Of Third Annual Newtown Arts Festival

    The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) announces its third annual Newtown Arts Festival will feature over two weeks of outstanding cultural programming involving a number of local organizations that have partnered with the commission to create a townwide celebration of the arts.

  • A Teacher Transformed, Next In Sunday Cinema Series

    English actor Robert Donat played the title role in the 1939 feature Goodbye, Mr Chips, alongside Irish actress Greer Garson in her first MGM film. This was the role for which Donat would always be remembered, aging on screen from 25 to 83. Many expected Clark Gable to win the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role, especially since Gone with the Wind was sweeping up, but instead Robert Donat was the surprise winner that year. 

  • NCAC Notes: Grant Deadline Extended, Artists’ Talk & Collage Workshop Scheduled

    The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) announced July 29 that the deadline for submissions for its 2014 grant has been extended to September 1.

  • The Work Goes On

    To the Editor:

    As the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, under the name of HealingNewtown, leaves the Congregational Church, we would like to thank the church and its staff for its welcoming and helpful atmosphere.

    Even as the name HealingNewtown fades, the work of the Cultural Commission goes on.