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Greater Hartford Arts Council

Majestic Theater
Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Red Door Theatre
152 SW Westfield St
Feeding Hills, MA 01030
Suffield Players
Symphony Hall and City Stage Theatre
Valley Repertory Company
P.O. Box 928
Enfield, CT 06083

“Spread the Word” … (November 3, 2009)

Suffield Arts Council Happenings …


Visit our website



Suffield Arts Center – Organizational Help Needed!!

** We’re looking for some organized person to take the lead to work on a curriculum and get courses lined up for the fall. 

Note:  We have people willing to help with this and a list of potential venues to hold classes at.


Interested?  Please contact Joan Roberts: or call 860-658-9823.


Call to Artists!

** We’re looking for qualified instructors in fine arts and quality crafts.

Interested?  Please contact Joan Roberts: or call 860-658-9823.


Note:  Thank you for those who are responding.  We are pleased to note that we are starting to line up instructors for fall courses.


If you’d like us to have your information on file, please contact us through our website:  Or, if you know someone who would be interested, provide us their contact information and we’ll contact them.  Maybe you’ve taken a class from them.



Thank you - Suffield Chamber’s Wine Tasting & Silent Auction  

Thank you to all who attended the Suffield Chamber’s Wine Tasting & Silent Auction in May.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Suffield Arts Council.




Other Art Happenings …


Middle River Gallery

58 Main St.Stafford Springs, CT • 06076

Call 860.684.6226 or log onto the gallery website at 






Alfredo’s Gallery of Fine Art Photography

116 Mountain Rd, Suffield, CT



Paul Bisaccia – New Website – Accepting Piano Students

New website:

I'm looking for a few new piano students. If you know of anyone looking for piano lessons please refer them to my new web site.  The web site also connects to my manager and my recording company.

It also lists my CD's and latest concert schedule.

If you wish to study with Paul he has some openings available. Please call 860-522-1799 or email

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iTowns – Hartford Courant – Looking for Artwork

The Courant (and its web site, is developing a new online community news section and Sunday tabloid called iTowns (, and we plan to feature the work of local artists on the print cover. This "community canvas," as we are calling it, will showcase paintings, drawings, photography and more.


We are enthused about the possibilities and welcome your involvement.  If you have local artwork that you would like for us to consider publishing, you can send it to us as a digital jpeg file to the email address below. Works published on our covers will also be posted in an online "gallery" for an indefinite period, along with artist information and links to art association sites, if available.


If you have questions or want to learn more, please call. And thanks in advance for considering being a part of this exciting new project. 


Nancy Lastrina - The Courant       





Greater Hartford Arts Council

For more information about arts, events and entertainment throughout Greater Hartford, stop in the Greater Hartford Welcome Center at 45 Pratt Street, call 244-0253, or check out the Greater Hartford Arts Council online at


Arts Presentation Grant Program

The Connecticut Commission on Culture & tourism (CCT) Arts Presentation program brings the best of Connecticut's performing and teaching artists to audiences across the state.  The program offers funding support for qualified engagements featuring members of CCT's Directory of Performing Artists and CCT's Directory of Teaching Artists. Members of the Directories are listed by the following disciplines:

                          - Dance 

                          - Folklife & Traditional Arts
                          - Literature
                          - Music (including Classical, Contemporary/Pop, Folk, and
                          - Multi-Disciplinary 
                          - Theater

                          - Theater/Storytelling 

Arts Presentation Application Deadlines:

Must be received (NOT POSTMARKED) by 4 pm
November 18, 2009 for programs between 1/25/10 & 6/30/10
Late, incomplete, faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. 


For full details about the Arts Presentation Grant program, see:
FY2010 Arts Presentation Guidelines (Adobe PDF document)
FY2010 Arts Presentation Application (Adobe PDF document)
(Download the most recent version of
Acrobat Reader from Adobe to view PDFs)
National Standard for Arts Information Exchange Data Collection Form (Reader Enabled PDF)

Contact An-Ming Truxes at or 8



The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism’s Internship Program provides eligible college students with meaningful opportunities to apply and test their skills and knowledge in the world of work. The program provides on-the-job training in arts administration and introduces students to careers in public service.

The program:

• Augments academic learning through practical application in the workplace

• Allows students to explore professional options in their chosen fields

• Facilitates the successful transition from college to work

• Helps develop a pipeline of trained workforce in the state

• Promotes the recruitment and retention of skilled talent in Connecticut

Three competitive internships are available in each of the fall, spring, and summer terms:

• Visual Arts – learn about CCT’s Art in Public Spaces program, Connecticut Artists Collection and gallery

exhibition program

• Arts in Education – learn about CCT’s Higher-Order Thinking (HOT) Schools program, Directory of

Teaching Artist program, and school-organizational partnerships

• Organizational Support – learn about CCT’s programs for organizations and local arts agencies

60.256.2722 with questions.


Connecticut Cultural Heritage Art Program
Serving Connecticut’s traditional artists and their communities

The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) serves as the state’s official traditional arts initiative. CHAP explores the rich diversity of Connecticut’s ethnic and occupational communities and artists, developing projects that help to bring their deeply rooted cultural practices and artistic expressions to wider public attention. Our collaborative work fosters preservation of traditions by encouraging tradition bearers to continue and pass on their unique cultural knowledge. Our public projects enhance understanding of the artists, art forms, histories, values, and sense of place that define Connecticut and its communities. For more information visit



The Windsor Palette and Brush Club will hold its annual Fall Art Exhibit during the month of November at the Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor 06095. About 70 works by local artists will be on display in the lower level corridors from November 1 thru December 4. The exhibit will include oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastel, mixed media, collage, and photography by more than 30 artists. Many of the works will be for sale.

The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday afternoon November 1 from 2-4 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. The exhibit can be viewed anytime during Town Hall hours, 8-5 Monday through Friday, or whenever there is an evening meeting.

The Windsor Palette and Brush Club is sponsored by the Town of Windsor's Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

Pumpkins and Flowers

Suffield Woman's Club 

Tuesday, November 10, 12:30 p.m.

First Church of Christ Congregational


The Suffield Woman's Club will host an event where they will arrange beautiful fall flowers in a pumpkin.  The pumpkin will be carved and the flowers will be provided for a $6 fee.  For more information call Leslie Doane at 668-3120.

Audition Notice
Auditions will be held for both our holiday benefit staged reading Christmas Belles and for our main stage production Communicating Doors on Sunday, November 15, 6PM, and Monday, November 16, 7PM at the Hall.

The Windsor Historical Society is having its first-ever wreath auction December 4, 2009 to benefit the Windsor Historical Society's public programs and the Windsor Woman's Club's charities.

We are looking for creative crafters to design and donate artistic wreaths and tabletop trees. To donate, contact Christine Ermenc 860.688.3813 or Ann Walsh 860.688.5821, as soon as possible as display space is limited. School art teachers are encouraged to make this a class project.

If you can't make a wreath, you can help by attending the auction: preview is 6:30 pm and auction is 7:30 pm. Wine and holiday foods will be served. COST: $6/adults; $5/seniors & students; $4/Society members and Windsor Woman's Club members.

Hartford Festival of Light

46th Anniversary Celebration
Opening Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, 5:30p.m.
Constitution Plaza, Downtown Hartford
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program

Feel the wonder of the holiday spirit at the Hartford Festival of LightŪ.
Opening Ceremony Highlights:
      ·         Caroling with International singing sensation 
Connie Talbot
      ·         Glowing ‘green’ tree and plaza lighting;
      ·         Free hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts;
      ·         Free parking with the donation of a toy in the Constitution Plaza Garage or 
          State House Square Garage;
      ·         Spectacular stage show with Santa Claus’ first visit to Hartford of the year!

Bring the kids back for Santa Saturdays in State House Square. Sit down and chat with Santa and don’t forget to bring your camera! 
Santa Saturday Highlights:
      ·         Donate a toy to the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys for Tots™ and 
          get entered to win Santa’s furnishings, provided by Bob’s Discount Furniture™!
      ·         Professional ice carving demonstrations;
      ·         Reindeer petting zoo;
      ·         Children’s gingerbread house decorating workshops;
      ·         Living history characters from the Old State House.

On behalf of the Greater Hartford Arts Council and Toys for Tots we are happy to offer you discounted pricing for the upcoming LEGO KidsFest, Nov 20-22, at the CT Convention Center, Hartford. Advanced tickets are normally $12/adults and $10/children; door pricing is $14/adults and $12/children.
Use the promo code “Arts” during checkout for advanced ticket purchase to receive $2 off at Or, bring a new, unwrapped toy the day of the event to receive $2 off your door ticket price.

A Message from Our Friends at Hartford Stage
Mistakes Were Made
Oct 29-Nov 22
By Craig Wright
Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen

$25 Preview Tickets! Limited number of $10 Spot tickets also available. *

Legendary Broadway producer Felix Artifex gets in way over his fast-talking head when he takes on the first world premiere of his long and checkered career. Mistakes is a gargantuan epic of the French Revolution which Felix thinks is going to be his ticket to professional and personal redemption — turns out it’s a croissant-lined highway to hell! But maybe, just maybe, if Felix can pull it all together — things just might, maybe, work out. Wright’s writing credits include Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money.
Get an inside look at the hilarious (and insane) world of producing theatre!

To purchase tickets call the Hartford Stage Box Office at 860-527-5151 or buy online at

The New England Film and Television Expo Brings the Experts to You

Ever dream of  working in front of the camera or behind the scenes in film and television?  Now is your chance to find out how to make those dreams come true!

New England Film and Television Expo
Saturday, November 7, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The First New England Film and Television Expo will be held at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  This all-day event is designed for those people who have always wanted to be on the Big or Small Screen as well as those who have always wanted to work behind the scenes in Film or TV.  Presenters will include Industry Experts from NY & Boston Talent Agents, NY & Boston Casting Directors, Film Directors, Voice Over Producers and Radio & TV Broadcasters.  You will get to meet those responsible for casting in Music Videos, Films, TV Shows, Commercials, Web Series and Print Modeling.  Presentations will occur throughout the day in the Great Hall, and vendors will be set up throughout the lobby areas.  Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet and hear from these Industry Experts assembled in Hartford for the first time!

For more information please visit

Regional Opportunities:

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) 
New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to nonprofit organizations based in New England for community-related activities by select performing artists from outside of their own state.  For questions regarding the NEST Program please contact or call 617.951.0010 x533.
The next deadline is December 1, 2009 for programs occurring after March 1, 2010