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  • HealingNewtown Project To Phase Out, But NCAC Arts Programs To Continue

    The era of HealingNewtown programs is coming to an end.

    Launched in January 2013 by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the HealingNewtown project has offered dozens of programs, exhibitions, and workshops since its debut. The project’s first headquarters, in a then-vacant storefront at 5 Queen Street, was also host to numerous pieces of art, some created by local residents but the majority of which were sent to Newtown in response to 12/14.

  • ‘A Celebration Of Life’ Collage Exhibition Call For Entries

    Valerie Culbertson, director of HealingNewtown, has issued a call for entries for “A Celebration of Life,” a collage exhibit to be presented June 27 to August 8, at Newtown Municipal Center.

    The show, to be curated by Ms Culbertson and Meegan Foley, will pay tribute to how each person can individually honor and celebrate their lives in a way that brings joy, meaning and fulfillment.

  • HealingNewtown Announces Summer Art Camp

    “A Different Artist, A Different Day” will be the theme of the HealingNewtown Summer Art Camp. Set to be held at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, the camp will be offered July 7-11 for ages 7-11 and July 14-18 for ages 12-15.

    Hours for each session are 10 am to 1 pm. Cost is $50 per child.

  • Workshops At HealingNewtown Restructured

    Responding to the needs of the community, HealingNewtown Director Valerie Culbertson has unveiled new schedules as well as a new pricing structure for a number of workshops that had previously been announced.

  • Music, Crafts, Art And Healing End The Year At HealingNewtown Holiday Party

    Tim Walsh, perched on stilts and juggling while towering above the crowd Sunday, December 22, entertained children during HealingNewtown’s Holiday Party at Newtown Congregational Church hall. A Bethel resident, Mr Walsh joined Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club that day.

  • Culbertson Appointed Director Of HealingNewtown

    Saying she hopes to create programs that are multi-generational, Valerie Culbertson began her first days of work as the new Director of HealingNewtown through the Arts reviewing all of the artists who have donated their time in the past to lead workshops and performances. The year-long director position has been funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.