ARTISTS’ HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP AND GALLERY SALE AT MARLBOROUGH ARTS CENTER
The Artists’ Holiday Gift Shop and Gallery Sale at Marlborough Arts Center is in full swing and open weekends from 12-4pm now through Sunday, December 22. Our gallery and newly renovated gift shop at 231 N. Main Street in Marlborough are filled with art and gifts handmade by local CT artists and crafters. Read more...
President Joan Lester's November 2013 Letter to the Membership
Hello, Fellow Members,
Gail Wade and Turning Point return for Holiday Concert
Gail Wade and Turning Point graced us on November 22 with what is now an annual tradition: a concert that opens the Marlborough Arts Center's holiday season. The audience literally filled the Art Gallery to capacity with loyal Gail Wade fans and many new attendees who are now fans also. The warmth and musicality the group shares is evident and that warmth extended into the audience for a marvelous evening. Click on the following link to enjoy that warmth and a piece of the evening in a video produced by MAC Board Member, Bonnie Desaulnier.
The Marlborough Arts Center is proud to present Gail Wade and Turning Point on Friday, November 22 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. This is an annual event that kicks off the Arts Center’s Art and Gift Show and is eagerly anticipated by the audience which comes from throughout the state to be part of these always special evenings. Gail Wade is a singer, song-crafter, and guitarist whose sultry voice and back-up acoustic band bring a fresh interpretation to Americana, Bluegrass, and Blues through brilliant vocal arrangements and harmonics. Read More...
Stegasaurus Naming Awards
The Marlborough Arts Center (MAC) has a new sculpture on its grounds: a minimalist Stegosaurus sculpted by artist member Neal Alderman. A contest was held at the Elmer Thienes Mary Hall Elementary School in collaboration with their art teacher, Denise Kellerer, to name the sculpture. The winner of the contest was Elizabeth Peters, grade 5, who named it "MACxine". Neal Alderman said that he had not thought of the sculpture as having a female gender, but when he and the Board of Directors heard the name it just seemed right. Read More...
Painting with Oils and Acrylics
Tuition: $30 ($25 for members) for each 2-hour session. Each class is payable a month in advance. This workshop meets every Thursday from 1:00- 3:00pm. Participants of this class can come in at different levels and join the group for instruction and critique. Read More...
Join Rita Paradis for a class in Colored Pencils on Friday, November 16th. Read more...
"Wednesdays @2" - a new walk-in Open Studio - has started. Stop in any Wednesday at 2pm and discuss whatever you'd like to work on. Those who like clay sculpture can purchase clay for $2, and the studio fee includes a group firing after 5 studio visits. Polymer Clay projects will also be available to choose from. Or find a subject in our library to draw or paint, if you don't have your own idea. YOU CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY! Other Artists and Teachers will pop in to provide ideas and critiques. After your first visit, there will be an $8 studio fee charged for each 2-hour session. Beverages and snacks can be brought in. If we get enough people interested in a specific activity, we can discuss separate studio times that are convenient for that group.
WE NEED YOUR HELP IN PLANNING OUR FUTURE CLASSES AND OPEN STUDIOS
Throughout the Winter, Dean Waite's Open Studio will continue on Thursdays. We are have started a "Wednesdays at Two" drop-in 2-hour studio. In order to schedule future classes and open studios, the Arts Center needs to know your interest in the following...
Felted Characters - one-day class - Kristen Walsh
...and any others that you have interest in.
So, please email the Class Coordinator (email@example.com) to let us know what you'd like to do. And if you have a group of friends, we can create a class with a minimum of 5 students.
Acrylic Painting Class on YouTube
The Marlborough Arts Center's class in Acrylic Painting for Children, taught by Marcia Letourneau, well-known artist and author of "Magic Rabbit of Green Hill", has had another very successful group of students who made a You Tube video about their art.
The young art students are Ayden Michaud of Colchester, Ben Moorcroft of Hebron, and Alec Wallman of Marlborough. Their enthusiasm for the class is evident. The Arts Center is pleased to have classes particularly for children and it is obvious that the children are pleased to have art classes here.
Marlborough Arts Center opens its 7th Annual “Artist Members Show” with a full house
The Marlborough Arts Center kicked off their annual Fall event with an opening reception on Friday, September 20th. Every year the artist members are able to enter their best paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography, fiber arts, and jewelry in this show. Many at the opening said the art this year was the best yet. Read more...
Members Recognized at Clinton Art Society's Summer Exhibition
Pictured: Jim gets his award as his grandson looks on. Bob Desnaulier with his picture.
Two members of the Arts Center won awards at the reception for the Clinton Art Society's Summer Exhibition. Jim Grabowski won the Hammocks. LLC award for his abstract acrylic painting, "Dreaming". Bob Desaulnier won the "Techniques Printers award for his watercolor and gouache painting "Thimble Island Stairway".
Artist-Member Best of Show
Marlborough Arts Center's artist-member, Linda Gotta, has won Best of Show for her pastel painting "On the Ridge" at the recent Connecticut Pastel Society's "Purely Pastel Show" exhibited at Hartford Framing.
Member Artist Recognized
Pattie Bullock, one of our award-winning artists and very active Board of Directors Member, has won a Merchant Award and Gift Certificate from Wholesale Frame Company for her Pastel Painting titled "September Song".
The Marlborough Arts Center is a nonprofit regional
organization that offers a broad range of artistic, cultural and historic
programs for the public. The mission of the Marlborough Arts Center
is to foster creativity, appreciation, and enjoyment of fine arts,
performing arts, fine crafts and regional history through
educational programs, exhibitions and performances. Housed in a
restored historic community building is a well equipped instructional
studio and spacious gallery. Easily accessible, it is located on
beautifully landscaped grounds.