• The Labor Day Parade: Our Annual Masterpiece

    The Labor Day Parade intends to honor Newtown’s artists on Monday, marching this year to the theme of “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown — Honoring SCAN.” SCAN, of course, is the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, which has applied a rich palette of artistry to the community canvas since it was founded in 1971, thanks to its engaged and motivated membership. Ruth Newquist, one of the society’s most notable talents, is serving as parade marshal this year.

  • Newtown Continuing Education’s SMART Camp Starts Its Second Session

    SMART campers, from left, Maddie Boroskey, Corynn Hettenbach, Avery Donohue, Nicole Carty, and Gabby Ferrara held up some of their projects in the Jewelry Design camp on Friday, July 24.

  • Heartfelt, Handcrafted: Newtown Potter Throws Herself Into Her Art

    When Marcia Taylor sits at the pottery wheel in her home studio, her view from the large windows overlooks a wooded cliff, where trees and shrubs spill downhill and birds flit from birdhouses to branches. The sounds and sights of nature, from which the Hawleyville artist has always drawn inspiration, surround her. On the wall above the wheel, whether the wheel is spinning or Ms Taylor is seated at her worktable hand crafting and sculpting detail work for her pottery, hangs a sign that reads “Play Dirty.”

  • Art & Frame - A Picture Perfect Frame Shop And Gallery

    John O’Sullivan opened Art & Frame of Danbury two years ago, after having worked as a framer since he was 15 years old, at various locations. His love of woodworking was learned from his father, he said, growing up in Bethel, and he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

    “It’s the perfect mix of building stuff and art, for me,” Mr O’Sullivan said of his business. “I love building things, and we get to see art from all over the world.”

  • A Grand Opening For HealingNewtown Art Space

    The HealingNewtown Art Space was filled with people, looking at art on display, talking between themselves, and participating in activities before Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission Chair Jennifer Johnston spoke at the space’s grand opening on Thursday, February 14.