All across Connecticut, young artists are moving into rehabbed old buildings, setting up creative new businesses and bringing new life to their communities. I’d like to share two examples.
In Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood, factories and warehouses have been converted into apartments and commercial space. A new CPTV series called “The Parkville Sessions” tells this story through the eyes of some of the musicians who now call Parkville home.
But it’s not just a city thing. In Litchfield, the former Bantam Switch Factory has been renovated and converted into commercial space for artists and artisans. Today, the occupants of the Bantam Arts Factory are helping draw younger people to this rural town. “Arts means business,” says Jocelyn Ayer of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments.
Click the links below and get a sample of the exciting things arts are making happen in our communities!
The Connecticut Office of the Arts: HOT Approach Mini-InstituteNews by antonia schachter | March 22, 2019An Opportunity for Educators interested in the HOT Approach (Higher Order Thnking) to Teaching and Learning The Connecticut Office of the...read more
“The Gallery” at City Hall shows William Frucht News by Antonia Schachter | Originally Published in Hamlethub | March 20, 2019 Hanging on the walls of “The Gallery” at City Hall is the series “Ordinary Streets” by local photographer William...read more
Prospective Volunteer Open House! Stop in and learn about how YOU can get involved! News by Antonia schachter | march 14, 2019 Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Road,...read more
Governors' Guide to Rural Prosperity through the ArtsArt News by Antonia Schachter | March 14, 2019 I'm writing today to share my excitement about a new release from the National Governors Association (NGA), created in partnership with the...read more
E Pluribus – Out of Many, OneAntonia Schachter | March 7, 2019 “I personally feel that America is a multicolored, multifaceted nation of extremely diverse interests, views and substance and that is what makes it great. Our flag and our prophetic...read more
WCSU Again Captures Multiple KCACTF Awards At Regional Event art news Antonia Schachter| March 7, 2019 by BWW News Desk The Western Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of Theatre Arts returned last month from the Kennedy Center American...read more
No Longer Washers And Dryers: Developers Put Arts Districts On Amenity ListArt News reposted by Antonia Schachter | March 6, 2019 Melissa Oyler, Bisnow National Want to get a jump-start on upcoming deals? Meet the major players at one of our...read more
Arts, Culture, + Tourism Activism Day in Hartford Antonia Schachter | March 7, 2019 Connecticut Arts Alliance has released its 2019 State Policy Recommendations. Under the heading "Take Action". Recommendations include information about...read more
Our winter meeting was in Louisville, Kentucky. It was my first visit there, so I was happy to take it all in. Besides the surprising cold, to me anyway, the trip was as energizing and intense as always. So, I want to share with you what I learned, a few lasting impressions and lighthearted observations.read more
American flag art stars in upcoming show at @287 Gallery by Paul Steinmetz | February 21, 2019 The @287 Gallery at 287 Main St. in Danbury will host an art exhibit of America’s dynamic pluralism as reflected in depictions of U.S. flags....read more
My first initiative, already underway, is placing poetry books in the waiting rooms of various business venues in Bethel–doctor’s offices, hair salons, business offices–any place where customers are required to wait. Who knows where a chance encounter with the poems of Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Dick Allen, Rennie McQuilkin or Emily Dickinson might lead?read more
With the new fiscal year underway, we are thrilled to welcome five new board members; Emily Anne Carney, Writer; Dennis Daugherty, Chairman of the Western Connecticut Chapter of SCORE; Joe Keneally, Technical Director, Sherman Chamber Ensemble; Vicki Taylor-Bloch, Interior Designer; and Paula Woodhouse, Head of Business Banking at Union Savings Bank.read more