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Photography Exhibit Opening at 92 Bank on June 21

“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul” – Andri Cauldwell.

Here’s to the delight of your soul! On June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., Dorian Mode Photography and Waterbury’s new arts and entertainment bistro, 92 Bank bistro with a beat, team up to bring you an evening of local art, delicious food and fantastic drink. Meet our new ACC member, photographer Dorian Patrick, and see his exhibit of music instrument figure study and award-winning work!

Happy hour at 92 Bank will be extended for this event. If you can’t make it on the 21st, the exhibition will hang through the end of July so be sure to stop in and give it a look.

92 Bank bistro with a beat is located at 92 Bank Street in Waterbury, CT. 203-759-8511
For further information and more imagery, reach out to Dorian Patrick 860-717-0014 www.DorianModePhoto.com.

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REGI Grant Application Deadline Is July 29, 2016

The deadline for applications to the Regional Initiative Arts Grants (REGI) program for 2016-2017, offered by the Connecticut Office of the Arts and administered by the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, is July 29, 2016.

This program is a good fit for applicants primarily interested in small projects that support access to the creative process or the creative experience, especially those that experiment with new ways to apply the arts within community. Grants will be awarded through a competitive review process in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 for projects taking place sometime between October 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017.

Organizations, programs and artists based in the following towns may apply through the ACC: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown/Oakville, Wolcott and Woodbury.

You can find general information about eligibility and the application process on the Connecticut Office of the Arts website: http://www.ct.gov/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=4346&q=563318. You can also contact the ACC at 203-757-0701, ext. 316, dploch@waterburyregionarts.com, or kmellitt@waterburyregionarts.com with any questions.

ACC Members Offer Summer Camps and Classes for Kids

With the school year coming to a close, many parents are making summertime plans for their children. If you are looking for activities that will give them the opportunity to be creative, learn, and have fun, check out the many options ACC members are offering for kids of all ages.

Artsplace in Cheshire offers classes for children and teens throughout the summer, as well as weeklong themed camps, such as Travel to India, Magical Wizards, and Fairytopia. The Mattatuck Museum in downtown Waterbury is also holding a series of Summer Youth Art camps: Drawing, Artextravaganza, Painting, and Mixed Media.

Both Seven Angels Theatre and Shakesperience offer camps for young thespians. Seven Angels’ Theatre Camp runs in weeklong sessions from July 7 through August 15, with concentrations in Theatre, Music/Voice, and Movement/Dance for children in age groups 7-9, 10-12, and 13-18. In conjunction with the Shoreline Arts Alliance, Shakesperience’s “Rising Stars” Summer Theatre Experience runs in two sessions on the Town Green in Guilford, July 18-22 and July 25-29, for kids ages 7-17.

If your child is a dancer, Main Street Ballet in Woodbury offers a two-week Summer Dance Intensive beginning August 1 for children ages 10-17, and Brass City Ballet in Middlebury offers a weeklong Princess Academy starting on July 11 for kids ages 3-9. Brass City also invites youth and teens to its summer Recreational Dance Program, open classes that allow students to pick and choose when to attend.

For more details and registration information, visit www.waterburyregionarts.com and check our online events calendar, or visit the member’s website directly. Don’t miss the chance for your child to enjoy some arts and culture this summer!

Greetings From…Waterbury

The Waterbury Public Art Committee (WPAC) and the Arts and Culture Collaborative (ACC) invite you to join us as Waterbury becomes part of the nationwide “Greetings Tour” (see greetingstour.com). Since April 2015 mural artist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs have been creating interactive murals that have become instant landmarks across the country. Inspired by vintage postcards, the large murals feature the name of each city in big block letters with different images of the city and its culture inside the letters.

Working together with these artists, we will capture our hometown pride and spark the interest of visitors and tourists by creating a new Waterbury landmark at a prominent gateway to the city and downtown. The mural will be located at the bottom of Field Street, a well-trafficked location, highly visible from I-84, great for visitor photos, and with nearby space for pop-up outdoor events.

An example of a "Greetings From" mural located in Belltown, Washington GREETINGS © LISA BEGGS

An example of a “Greetings From” mural located in Belltown, Washington GREETINGS © LISA BEGGS

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