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Future Choices Founder Gifts $20,000 to Shoreline Arts Alliance to Ensure Continuation of Program

- Future Choices, Shoreline Arts Alliance’s high school visual arts competition, has become a bona fide staple of the Connecticut Shoreline arts community. Its 35 year run has not dulled the enthusiasm of the exhibit’s founder, Earl Grenville Killeen. Earl, an artist, who established the Earl Grenville Killeen Award which is awarded annually to a student exhibitor, is excited about the young talent he witnesses each year, “The art is just very, very impressive… I see art that I wouldn’t be able to produce even to this day. These kids are so talented, I don’t know if it’s the art teachers or what, but it’s just such a fabulous thing to take in.” Killeen laughed and added, “A lot of times the

Cromwell Creative District Initiates Scarecrow Search

Cromwell Creative District, A Division of Cromwell Arts Alliance Town of Cromwell introduces The Scarecrow Search in an effort to enhance the historic business district of Cromwell, has a new undertaking. Coming to the District in September and October: CCD is initiating a Scarecrow Search. Businesses in this geographic area and CCD will work together to create scarecrows that bring awareness to each business. So that residents and visitors can enjoy them, the scarecrows will be on display in safely walkable areas of the District. CCD is offering a variety of activities leading up to the Scarecrow Search. www.cromwellcreativedistrict.org

Connecticut Dance Alliance will present the state's first National Dance Day in September

HARTFORD, CT – July 20, 2020 – Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) will present the state’s first National Dance Day on Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Webster Walk, located at Blue Back Square in West Hartford, Connecticut. The free outdoor community event will celebrate the joy of dance and showcase the diversity of dance in Connecticut while also encouraging fun and healthy body movement and creative expression. The event will feature live performances and workshops from Connecticut dance studios, companies, and independent performing artists; dance literature book presentations by Connecticut authors; a Dance-Me-a-Story demonstration for young children; and a g

Madison Art Society to Host Zoom Lecture

The Madison Art Society is sponsoring a Zoom art lecture by Courtney Skipton Long, Ph.D, Acting Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings at Yale Center for British Art, on Friday, August 21 at 10AM. In the lecture, “An English Landscape Revealed: John Constable and the Poetry of Paint,” Long will examine the life and artistic practice of one of England’s most celebrated landscape painters, John Constable (1776-1837). The Zoom art lecture is free and open to the public. Unlike his contemporary, J.M.W. Turner, Constable was not a prodigy. He labored to acquire technical proficiency, spending years in art classes before being elected as a full member of the Royal Academy at age 52. Never tra

Shoreline Arts Alliance: Reopening CT Arts Venues

Shoreline Arts Alliance’s new initiative: REOPENING CT ARTS VENUES: SCIENCE-BASED SAFETY Preparedness, Consumer Confidence, Clarity for Constituents has become the guiding light for reopening arts venues in our state. The arts community wants to reopen, but, more importantly, artists want you and your family to be safe while attending art openings, exhibitions and performances. Early in the lockdown, Shoreline Arts Alliance recognized the statewide need for science-based knowledge and information for arts venues, organizations, artists and those creating regulatory protocols within the state of Connecticut. Shoreline Arts Alliance called upon the Yale School of Public Health and partnered

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