UPCOMING EXHIBITS & EVENTS
CALL TO ARTISTS!
Mixed Greens: Mixed Media Juried Exhibition
The word can be an adjective, a verb, and a noun. But what does GREEN mean to us? Green is associated with the free pleasures of nature with its vibrant flora and fauna. It is a positive Earth-friendly stance connected to our environment. We use it to describe youthfulness, innocence, and naiveté. Green can be a sickly complexion or the flourishing growth of the Spring season. Green is associated with luck in the Irish shamrock. It conjures images of money and materialistic wealth and negative feelings such as envy and jealousy. Or at its most basic form, green is simply the color located between blue and yellow on the color spectrum.
What does GREEN mean to you? Show us with your art!
Saturday, April 20- Sunday May 12, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2:00-4:00pm
Drop Off Dates for Jurying
Thursday, April 11, 2:30-6:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2:30-6:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 10:00am-2:00pm
Pick-up of Unaccepted Work
Tuesday, April 16, 2:30-6:00pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2:30-6:00pm
End of Show Pick-up
Monday, May 13, 2:30-6:00pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2:30-6:00pm
About the Jurors
Rebecca Moran holds an MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston, an MS in Art Education and a BFA in Oil Painting from the University of Connecticut. She exhibits and sells paintings, freelances in graphic design, and teaches Visual Art at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Michael Toti is a collage and assemblage artist who applies his graphic design training, illustration skills and a love of quirky detail to 2-D and 3-D works. He uses a variety of materials ranging from bits of metal, wood and other found objects, to vintage advertising art, Chinese fans and typography. Micheal teaches Graphic Design at Manchester Community College.
Arts Center East is seeking donations for a fundraising Tag Sale!
Items must be dropped off to Arts Center East by Sunday, April 14th. Drop off is Monday-Friday. Call (860) 871-8222, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Proceeds benefit Arts Center East.
We are looking for:
Art pieces; art supplies; frames; matting materials; canvases; hanging supplies; paper; cameras; camera equipment; photo albums;
sheet music; cds; vinyl records; cassette tapes
books/magazines (Art, music, crafting, culture); movies (Art, music, crafting, culture); yarn or fabrics; crafting tools; crafting materials; other arts related items
Arts Center East
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066
EVENTS IN MARCH
Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
Suggested Donation: $5-10 at the door
FEATURING THE MUSIC OF:
The indie rock you have been looking for
Jake Bellissimo (solo) On TOUR FROM GERMANY!
Orchestral indie folk pop that is also campy
Ashley Hamel (solo)
Fun bewitching pop
Annual Student Art Showcase
Exhibit Dates: March 7 – March 31
Featuring student works from the towns of Bolton, Coventry, Ellington, and Vernon.
General Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm
Free and open to the public
Special Thanks to our Annual Student Showcase sponsors:
ACE Book Club
Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
A Story of Wall Street is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville. In the story, a Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy or do any other task required of him, with the words “I would prefer not to”. 14 years old and up.
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Cost: Free to ACE members, $5 at the door for non-members
EVENTS IN APRIL
A Tennessee Story and Songbook
Stories by Nina Cathey Allbert, Music and Lyrics by Joan Burr
Book by Nina Cathey Allbert and Joan Burr
Tennessee storyteller Nina Cathey Allbert will delight you with stories from her childhood and beyond. Let Nina’s charming singing voice and unique story-telling style lead you on a heartwarming adventure through middle Tennessee. Along the way, you will encounter bikers, beauty queens, teen-age moms, evangelists, country folk, and millionaires, as well as Nina’s own family – Mama, Daddy, Little Grannie, Uncle George, Al, Roxie, Sean, and more. This treasure chest of tales will remind you of the richness of your own life and may inspire you to reveal your own saga in your own way.
“Always Nina: A Tennessee Story and Songbook” is a significant storytelling and musical achievement. It unfolds with astonishing clarity and insight…… It is chock full of marvelously timed jokes, whimsy and remembrances. It is acted and sung with piercing truthfulness by Nina Cathey Allbert. The music by Joan Burr is refreshingly honest and uplifting. And the show, as a result, has a formidable strength and humanity that is ovation-worthy on every level imaginable.”
–Jim Ruocco, Connecticut Critic’s Circle
Article about the show.
April ACE Book Club Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 24
Cost: $5.00 for non-members, free to ACE members
Hold the Roses by Rose Marie (2002).
Rose Marie is known to many of us as Sally Rogers, the wise-cracking comedy writer from the Dick Van Dyke Show. In fact, her career lasted 90 years! As a child star, she was known as Baby Rose Marie. She went on to play many roles as an adult American actress. There is a wonderful film about her life, a tribute to her done by a young documentary film-maker in a film called “Wait for Your Laugh”. In that film, her costars, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Marshall, and Tim Conway, also appear in the screening of this film. Enjoy both and come to the book discussion on April 24th! Both are available on Amazon for purchase or can be borrowed through your local library. Kids ages 14 and up are welcome.
Presented by RHS Creative Writers
Directed by Cori Diaz, Ashley Fischer and Chelsea Kloss
The Point by Carl Ufongene and Donte Holder
In Need of a Drummer by Jarod Werner
Sabotage by Cori Diaz
Opposing Sides by Alexis Burleigh
Dupont by Abby Tyrrell
The Game of Life by Shawna Cole
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 3:30-5:30pm Matinee
7:00-9:00pm Evening Performance
$10 on Eventbrite
at Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066
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**Galleries are closed between exhibits.