Posts Tagged ‘ Mary DeCroce ’

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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Center Street to have Winter Wonderland theme

December 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the holiday season approaching, the windows of vacant buildings on Center Street will soon show off their festive side with art work created by local artist Mary DeCroce and other artists. The idea originated from Economic Development Coordinator Lou Perillo, who wanted to showcase the vacant buildings to prospective…

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Arts campaign at halfway mark; Council approves grant for Gura Building

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) halfway into its 18-month capital campaign to turn the old Gura Building into an arts center, the Town Council voted in approval of a DECD Grant worth $500,000 Monday night. During its meeting, the Southington Town Council voted 8 to 1 to accept…

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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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Local teens bring books to life

September 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A group of local tweens and teens, under the instruction of Mary DeCroce, a local artist, created a mural that brings children’s books to life. Six middle school and high school girls created the multimedia collage using painted faux finishes, paper and art objects on a pressed board during a…

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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

July 26, 2013
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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

By Ed Harris Editor Mary DeCroce is hoping to take the Batmobile for a ride in the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival parade. DeCroce, a well known community volunteer, was recently selected as the Grand Marshal for the parade. Her duties will include leading off the parade, and her family hopes it will be in the…

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SCCA receives state bond;$500,000 to help with Gura Building

July 5, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) is well into its fundraising efforts to turn the old Gura Building into an arts hub, thanks to $500,000 from the State Bond Commission. “I want to thank former State Representative Zeke Zalaski and current State Representative Dave Zoni for their passionate advocacy in support of…

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