Posts Tagged ‘ Southington Community Cultural Arts ’

SoCCA hires Margaret Bodell as administrator

June 19, 2015
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Community Cultural Arts

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER With their Fall 2015 opening fast approaching, the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) organization has hired its very first staff member, administrator Margaret Bodell. Bodell has worked in the arts center consulting and building industry for over 30 years and is the current director of the Uarts Chapel in New Haven, a…

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SCCA receives $118,000 grant from the Bradley Trust

April 27, 2015
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News - SCCA Awarded Main Street Funding

Southington Community Cultural Arts was awarded a $118,000 grant from the Main Street Community Foundation in support of improving the health and wellbeing of Southington residents through the visual and performing arts. The funding came via the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust, which was created 40 years ago “for the betterment…

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Artwork will decorate boarded windows at Gura building

March 6, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) President Mary DeCroce has enlisted ten local artists, including herself, to create artwork to place on the plywood in the window openings at the Gura building until late April when the windows are installed. The Gura Building is going to display some local artwork for a…

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SCCA raises enough funds to lease the Gura Building

July 18, 2014
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Southington Community Cultural Arts has raised enough money towards renovating the Gura Building and on Monday night, the Town Council voted unanimously to lease the building to the group for a $1 a year.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) reached its fundraising goal and secured a lease for the old Gura Building, which it will renovate and turn into a community arts center. In 18 months, the arts group was able to raise $1,113,000 and will now lease the Gura Building for a…

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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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Young ladies to paint mural at Southington Library

August 5, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
A small group of young ladies are preparing to paint a mural at the Southington Library.

By Ed Harris Editor A small group of young ladies has begun brainstorming a mural that will hang in the Southington Library. The mural is possible thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of New Britain. This is another part of the grant that allowed the library to recently purchase a 3D printer. “We…

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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

July 26, 2013
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Mary DeCroce

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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Group uses bike art to raise funds

June 1, 2013
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One of the bikes that was showcased at the Governor’s Mansion in April.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) is matching up artists with local businesses to decorate bikes that will eventually be on display in the Apple Harvest Festival parade. The organization is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise enough funds to convert the vacant Gura Building into a new…

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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

April 26, 2013
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Arts Event- (3)

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) made the case for the planned arts center at the Gura Building at the Governor’s Mansion, during a reception that updated guests about the project and showed off local talent. Mary DeCroce, the chairperson of SCCA, recalled a meeting with Cathy Malloy, head of the…

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