Posts Tagged ‘ Art ’

Summer art course explores new robotic artists

July 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Library will take on a new, futuristic approach to artwork this summer, with their children’s course titled “Art: Human vs. Machine.” Using an annual grant for summer art education from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, the library purchased a water-color robot. The robot is specifically designed to create…

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Window art at the Gura Building

March 26, 2015
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Photo by Tammi Naudus

The Gura Building exploded into a burst of spring colors as the boarded windows of the future Southington Community Cultural Arts building began to be adorned with local artists’ work. The temporary project is meant to beautify the downtown area during construction as workers wait for the special-order windows to arrive.

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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Apple themed eating contests are a big part of the Apple Harvest Festival. Above, Nick Rappi tears into an apple pie during a contest.
For more festival photos, see page 19.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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DeCroce to be honored at Leading Ladies lunch

October 10, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Mary DeCroce will be honored as the 2014 Leading Ladies Award Receipt at their annual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Aqua Turf Club. Donna Ayer, from the Leading Ladies, said that DeCroce’s success as president of the Southington Community Cultural Arts in securing the Gura Building for a…

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Arts Council to again host Artists with Disabilities

August 6, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the second year, the Southington Arts Council, Inc. will host the “Artists With Disabilities Exhibit” at The Paris In Plantsville Gallery. Carole Milano, director of the Arts Council, said that she got the idea for the exhibit from the Southbury Training School where her sister resided. Her sister Kathleen,…

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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

June 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Murals depicting a tropical landscape, a butterfly and abstract flower remain on display at Southington Public Library as part of the Kelley Elementary School Art Club’s cause to continue its outreach to the community. Throughout the month of June, the library will display five murals in the gallery to benefit…

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Mural to ask the question, before I die I…

June 7, 2014
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Joe Kleszcz is working on a Before I Die wall that will allow walkers along the Rails to Trails an opportunity to answer the question before I die I...

By Ed Harris Editor A local man is hoping walkers along the linear trail will want to share the things they hope to do before they die. With a little help, Joe Kleszcz is establishing a Before I Die wall along the Southington Rails to Trails. The 48 foot by 8 foot wall will resemble…

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Meet the artist at Arc of Southington

May 29, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Meet Melissa Botsacos, a local resident who has created a variety of paintings to share with the community during in art show this week. From paintings of animals and nature to the UConn Husky logo to cartoon characters, a number of Botsacos’s paintings will be up for sale during her…

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Southington artist to be featured at Bristol gallery

May 7, 2014
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Southington artist to be featured at Bristol gallery

David LaPointe is the next artist to be featured at the ArtistTree TeaHouse & GALLERY156 (Artisan Teas and Gifts) at 156 and 160 School St.Bristol. A reception will be held Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Press materials from ArtistTree said, “David LaPointe is a Connecticut West End Bristol Artist. Born and raised in Southington,…

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Kelley creates art for a cause

April 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From murals to handmade puzzles to holiday greeting banners and cards, students involved with the Kelley Elementary School Art Club have made a variety of projects since 2013, using their creativity for a good cause. Consisting of about 45 students ranging from first to fifth grade, the club, called “Art…

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