August Member Spotlight

Alice Schuette | August 2, 2022

ACT of CT 

It’s all about the love of Theatre with ACT of CT in Ridgefield. ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known musicals, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. Additionally, their programing includes a NewWorks Series, a Broadway Unplugged Series, and an extensive theater education program. With its 182 seats and turntable stage, the theater offers an intimate, unique, and immersive theatrical experience. ACT of CT is dedicated to inspiring, creating and nurturing a culturally diverse and equitable environment for its staff, creative teams, cast, musicians, crew members and audience, and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintain an inclusive and discrimination-free environment. Check out their current lineup and enjoy top notch theatre close to home! 

 Arts Escape 

Escape to the arts with Arts Escape in Southbury! Arts Escape encourages engagement in the arts through an extensive range of programs and classes. Their community of adult learners explore the arts in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment. At Arts Escape, their values and goals support the research that participating in creative activities improves adults’ problem-solving skills, self-esteem, and well-being. Check out their wide range of classes in a plethora of art mediums!

Chris Perry 

Artist Chris Perry’s interest in book-binding grew out of a need to create a demonstrative piece for a planned published work that incorporated many hundreds of drawings in a hand-bound book. He soon found that the process of book-binding, especially binding hand-cut pages that emulated what happens in a flip book, took over all of his studio time. The focus of the work is always water, in all its forms and effect on other things, both man-made and natural. The featured images are from Perry’s website, and are just a few examples of his excellent craftmanship. Check out his work for yourself, and you’ll find yourself getting carried away into a world of words transformed into mind bending artistry. #memberspotlight #elevatethearts #cawct #ctartists #bookbindingart #westernct

Great Hollow Photographers Club 

The Great Hollow Photographers Club was formed by members of the local community who have a shared interest in nature photography. The goals of the club are to use photography to support the educational and conservation missions of Great Hollow Nature Preserve, to improve the photographic skills of members through the sharing of knowledge and experience, and to provide a forum for members to engage in their hobby. The GHPC is open to all ages and skill levels, and both video and still photography. The club will prioritize the photography of nature, wildlife, landscapes, birds, flowers, etc., but welcomes all photographic styles and interests. 

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