- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) announced July 29 that the deadline for submissions for its 2014 grant has been extended to September 1.
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
To the Editor:
As the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, under the name of HealingNewtown, leaves the Congregational Church, we would like to thank the church and its staff for its welcoming and helpful atmosphere.
Even as the name HealingNewtown fades, the work of the Cultural Commission goes on.
- Saturday, July 26, 2014
The era of HealingNewtown programs is coming to an end.
Launched in January 2013 by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the HealingNewtown project has offered dozens of programs, exhibitions, and workshops since its debut. The project’s first headquarters, in a then-vacant storefront at 5 Queen Street, was also host to numerous pieces of art, some created by local residents but the majority of which were sent to Newtown in response to 12/14.
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Virginia Zimmerman holds a press of a linoleum block cut, an example of what she and others from The Center for Contemporary Printing will teach during the next HealingNewtown workshop.
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
The collage exhibition “Celebration of Your Life,” set for June 27 to August 8, at Newtown Municipal, will begin with an opening reception Friday, June 27, at 5 pm.
Curated by HealingNewtown Director Valerie Culbertson, and assisted by Megan Foley, the exhibition will feature five artists and their collage work. The collection will feature pieces by Meegan Foley, Stefanie Palermo Lagana, Rebecca Mindenhall, Sheila Margaret Mullen and Virginia Zimmerman.
- Friday, May 16, 2014
HealingNewtown has cancelled a few of its upcoming programs, including one that was scheduled for this weekend.
Creative Storytelling, which was to have taken place Sunday, May 18, has been cancelled. Also off the schedule for the arts program are Asian Brushwork Painting sessions scheduled for Sundays, May 25, June 28, July 13 and August 17. A hands-on ukulele workshop on Sunday, June 1, is also off.
- Friday, May 9, 2014
It is not too late to go to www.ragnarrelay.com/race/capecod and pick out a team to support for this year’s RagnarRelay, a 24-hour relay run from Hull, Mass., to Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod. There are several teams running this year to support Sandy Hook and Newtown foundations, and all welcome your donations (and moral support). The race is from May 9 to May 10, so don’t delay.
- Friday, May 2, 2014
HealingNewtown is continuing to host weaving, writing, clay dates and an open studio for hand work. In addition, the arts group will welcome Newtown resident and actor Kate Katcher, who will offer a summer acting program for young adults.
Visit HealingNewtown.org and click on Calendar for a full listing of upcoming offerings, and to make reservations.
- Friday, April 4, 2014
HealingNewtown.org has welcomed spring with enthusiasm, with the continuation of popular workshops and the introduction of another new offering.
Workshops are offered at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
HealingNewtown announces new offerings — a collage class, an Elegant Mother’s Day Tea, a creative storytelling workshop — in addition to reminders this week about its popular Clay Dates works and summer art camp.