The First Look At The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival: Van Buskirk Linoleum Block Print Wins Logo CompetitionWednesday, January 21, 2015
Information in the story has been amended as of January 22, 2015.
The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival winning logo is “Making Music,” a linoleum block print of four Newtown High School Marching Band tuba players that was created by Newtown resident and artist Tracy Van Buskirk.
The selection of this year’s logo was announced recently by Terry Sagedy, chairman of the Arts Festival.
- Friday, January 2, 2015
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) will be sponsoring four classes through the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department.
Thanks to financial support from NCAC, the fee for two of the classes will be $20, and the fee for the other two classes is $25. This initiative is a continuation of the goals of HealingNewtown, which the commission phased out in October.
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will present a Red Carpet Event and Film Screening on Sunday, November 30, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
Patrons are encouraged to wear their Oscar best to strut the red carpet beginning at 1 pm. Professional photos will be taken by Marleen Cafarelli of Photo Art Works. The movie screening will begin by 1:30, and will include a free popcorn, as well as special refreshments offered at intermission.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
As the Sunday Cinema Series continues into autumn, a collection of classic horror films will be offered on Sunday, October 19, at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) will be awarding $750 for new, original art that illustrates Newtown arts and culture.
This competition is open to any artist, of any age, from anywhere. The winning image will be used to promote the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival and will appear in businesses and public spaces around Newtown and surrounding towns.
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Hula hoops cast dizzying shadows across the Fairfield Hills lawn Sunday, September 14, where Tanner Chase of Velvet Orchid out of Bristol danced through her hoop routine. Surrounding her were a dozen children with their own hoops, aiming to keep them spinning. With Newtown Arts Festival going on around them, others celebrated under a baby blue sky with ribbons, rainbow splashes of paint, arts, crafts, demonstrations, sculpture, poetry reading, and more.
- Thursday, September 18, 2014
This month’s Sunday Cinema Series will feature two screenings of a James Stewart favorite and one offering of a Bette Davis drama.
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
To the Editor:
Terry Sagedy, chairman of the Newtown Arts Festival, invited the world to the 2014 Festival and a lot of them showed up.
Under the leadership of Mr Sagedy, the Arts Festival, sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission and begun in 2012 as a two day event, has blossomed into cultural events “throughout September, all around town,” with the main event two days of the arts and workshops at Fairfield Hills.
Cultural Arts Commission Planning Townwide Celebration As Part Of Third Annual Newtown Arts FestivalThursday, August 21, 2014
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) announces its third annual Newtown Arts Festival will feature over two weeks of outstanding cultural programming involving a number of local organizations that have partnered with the commission to create a townwide celebration of the arts.
- Monday, August 11, 2014
English actor Robert Donat played the title role in the 1939 feature Goodbye, Mr Chips, alongside Irish actress Greer Garson in her first MGM film. This was the role for which Donat would always be remembered, aging on screen from 25 to 83. Many expected Clark Gable to win the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role, especially since Gone with the Wind was sweeping up, but instead Robert Donat was the surprise winner that year.