Posts Tagged ‘ Art ’

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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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

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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Mural to ask 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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Trashion Fashion draws them with artistry, message

April 20, 2014
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Trashion Fashion draws them with artistry, message

Before a packed house, the annual Trashion Fashion Show took over the Hartford City Hall on Saturday night. After weeks of preparation, the designers and artists unveiled their fashionable creations crafted out of clean trash.   There was a definite Southington, Bristol presence at the event as several local hair and make up artists worked…

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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

March 14, 2014
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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer High school students of the Southington Alternative Program (ALTA) recently kicked off their third annual art exhibit at Southington Public Library, featuring over 40 pieces of art. When Andy D’Agostino was creating his painting, he wanted to use a variety of colors to attract people’s attention. His abstract painting, which…

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Winter wonderland takes shape

December 20, 2013
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Winter wonderland takes shape

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Local artist Mary DeCroce walked down Center Street recently with a sigh of relief and a sense of pride as she glanced at the ten windows of vacant buildings decorated with winter art, including the building that once housed Mainely Seafood. DeCroce started the winter art project several weeks ago…

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Koi fish come to life on Center Street

November 9, 2013
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Koi fish come to life on Center Street

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Jo Rapisarda, the owner of , wanted to incorporate the arts into the side of her business wall outdoors on Center Street, she did not know how she would approach the project at first. “The wall was vacant, and I wanted to incorporate the arts into the community,” said…

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