Join us for an Out for Art celebration to usher in the holiday season on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Stage Company in Oakville.
The evening will feature art, performance, food and drink, and socializing with ACC members, friends and community partners.
Suggested donation at the door: $10
RSVP: email@example.com or 203-757-0701, Ext. 316
Meet Georgia Sheron
Professional Photographer and Published Author
Georgia Sheron has been involved in the creative world for over 40 years, working in the world of fashion design, operating art galleries, teaching art at St. Margaret’s McTernan School in Waterbury (now Chase Collegiate), doing freelance photography and being involved with magazine journalism.
In 1992 Georgia opened a professional photography studio business in the Old Pin Shop in Oakville. For more than 20 years, she produced children’s portraits, wedding photographs, commercial work, and editorial pieces in this studio. Georgia closed her studio in 2014 and now exhibits her fine art photography in museums, libraries, and galleries. Georgia’s work continues to be shown at Southbury Library, the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck, and the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury.
The Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region (ACC), hosted an Out for Art event on Wednesday, October 18, at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC). Along with socializing and networking over refreshments, guests viewed a special Connecticut Dance Alliance photo exhibition,“Connecticut Dances: A Visual History.” The event also featured a showcase of dance, with live performances by dancers from NVCC, Brass City Ballet, and Horgan Dance Academy.
The arts fill our senses while fueling the economy. The nonprofit arts and culture sector in the state of Connecticut is a $797 million industry! This is according to the newly published Arts & Economic Prosperity V Study from the Americans for the Arts, based on fiscal year 2015. These organizations spend $515 million annually, leveraging almost $282 million in additional spending by audiences – spending that pumps vital revenue into local businesses like restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking garages and more.
Connecticut’s nonprofit arts and culture industry supports over 23,000 full-time equivalent jobs, according to the study, and generates over $72 million in revenue to local and state government. A vibrant arts community not only keeps residents and their discretionary spending closer to home, it also attracts visitors who spend money and help local businesses thrive. The arts are good for Connecticut’s economy!
The Arts & Culture Collaborative was created to strengthen and support the arts in the Waterbury region as a central component of furthering economic and cultural development and to enhance the quality of life for our residents.
Find out more about the ACC. Join us as a member. Help us to spread the word about the high quality of artistic life in our region by participating in the programs of the ACC. This collaboration works through open dialog, so contact us for more information or to receive our regular events publications.