19th of July 2019 09:09 AM
12th of July 2019 02:27 PM
12th of July 2019 12:11 PM
This is TOMORROW SAT July 13th, 2pm to 4pm.

Come meet award winning botanical artist PHIL STONE....and Mieke SChuyler via SKPE from Alaska, while viewing a mini doc by David Bibbey on Mieke's wonderful project capturing the aquatic plant life of Lake Quassapaug and transforming it into beautiful art.
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12th of July 2019 12:05 PM
Fancy knowing about EVERY nearby town's free outdoor Summer Concert series including our own in Woodbury - ALL IN ONE NEAT PAGE?

As well as the events of the Palace, Landmark Theatre, Seven Angels, Arts Escape...you name it.

AAW is a member of the Arts & Culture Collaborative, a 16 town focus on the arts and conduit to the CT Office of the ARTS.

Each quarter, the ACC publishes a Quarterly Events Brochure that lists all the key events of its members. Some 25,000 copies are distributed throughout the 16 towns and in the WATERBURY REPUBLICAN as an insert.

While supplies last, you can pick up a copy in the Woodbury Library, the Park & Rec Building, in our sponsors' Good News Cafe, Labonnes,

AND, OR< you can DOWNLOAD or view your own copy by clicking on this LINK:

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10th of July 2019 12:39 PM
KoeKee & ChloeBelle bring in a crowd! What a beautiful setting, after here we went for a local bite! Woukdn't it be lovely to have a space like this in Woodbury? ☺️
10th of July 2019 10:28 AM
Just wonderful... such a great turnout....to last night’s pop up art show … featuring Woodbury emerging artist Johnny Guillemette (KoeKee) with live music festuring fabulous sister Chloe Belle. Johnny's incredibly innovative collage portraits captivated several patrons last night earning both sales of current work and new commissions.
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8th of July 2019 09:37 AM


Tue, July 9th - 2 of Woodbury's young adult artist - performing live and showing their stunning art at Judy Black Memorial in Washington

Wed, July 10th - !ST of Woodbury Summer Concert Series, brought to you by WOW and their sponsors.

Sat, July 13th - Not 1 but 2 gorgeous artists ....ARTISTS Reception - 2 ARTISTS....award winning Phil Stone and Mieke Schuyler.... at the stunning new Woodbury Library Gallery

Sat, Sep 7th, Artists Rception, Woodbury Library Gallery - MICHAEL GALLAGHER

Wed, Sep 11th, AAW QUARTERLY MEET & GREET....at the Leroy Anderson House Museum in Woodbury....with some music from our Members

Sat, Dec 7th, 2-4pm
Art Reception, AAW Members Inaugural Art Exhibition, Woodbury Library Gallery

Wed, Dec 11th, AAW DEC Quarterly! Likely at one of our our wonderful founding sonsors, GOOD NEWS RESTAURANT & BAR. Last years quarterly at Good News was spectacular, just wonderful. You don't want to miss this.


WATERTOWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL, the lovely Steve Price & Priscilla Kerbin Price

PREMIER FINANCIAL SERIVCES, Mitch Katz, who is also cofounder of the New Morning Songwriter's Series

COUNTRY SPIRIT SHOP, who take care of us with complimentary wine at our Quarterly Events....

BRADSHAW CHRYSLER JEEP....founding corporate sponsor since day one, we are grateful

GOOD NEWS RESTAURANT & BAR - simply the best, delicious innovative farm to table food and the coolest new bar setting in town.
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8th of July 2019 09:24 AM
Reception This Saturday July 13 2 to 4 p.m. - at the Woodbury Library Gallery, featuring work of Phil Stone & Mieke Schuyler:

Many thanks to Voices for this lovely pic and caption: [See LINK to full article below]

"Mieke Schuyler displays some of her pressings that will be shown starting Wednesday, July 3 at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. There will be an opening reception from at the library.

Award winning botanical artist Phil Stone will be present and Ms. Schuyler will video-chat in from a library in Cordova, Alaska. Along with the pressings and botanical illustrations, David Bibbey will show a short documentary about Ms. Schuyler’s collection and pressing process. (Pendergast photo)"

Click below for a great VOICES Article about the event and work of Phil Stone and Mieke Schuyler

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6th of July 2019 06:45 PM
This will be special!!!
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3rd of July 2019 03:12 PM
This Sunday 3-5pm. Good News Café.
Art Exhibition, the superlative Vincent Giarrano!
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3rd of July 2019 02:49 PM
Lucky us, THIS Sunday 3-5pm.... a very special artist reception at one of our AAW Founding Sponsors - GOOD NEWS RESTAURANT & BAR ….
Vincent Giarrano — City Life
Opening Reception at the Good News Restaurant and Bar
694 Main Street South, Woodbury CT 06798
July 3 to September 23
Reception with artist July 7, 2019 from 3-5pm
Vincent Giarrano captures what others might consider everyday events but treats them with such honesty and sincerity that they are transformed into timeless moments. Working in the realist tradition, he explores the beauty of contemporary urban life. Whether on the streets of New York City or in their apartments, his subjects are depicted in rare quiet moments of introspection.

With a style reminiscent of Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent, he captures his subjects’ moods and personalities.

Giarrano’s work has been shown in group and solo shows across the country as well as internationally. It has also been included in museum exhibitions such as The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC and The National Portrait Gallery in London. His work has appeared on the cover of The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and he is regularly featured in American Art Collector and other art publications.

The artist began his training at The State University of New York at Buffalo, where he pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University before moving to New York City to begin a career in illustration. In 2005, Giarrano returned to the fine arts with a renewed interest in realism, both in style and subject.
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2nd of July 2019 03:15 PM
Hollow Park....THIS Sunday, July 7th...

Waterbury Symphony....Picnic & Pops night of fun will take place at Hollow Park in Woodbury starting at 6 pm July 7
2nd of July 2019 02:47 PM
Save the date, and reserve your tix. Saturday July 20th 6pm to 8pm

A lovely few hours in a glorious garden... a very special place in Woodbury, steeped in history.

Find out why ...literally bus loads ...of people take tours to see the Getrude Jekyll Garden.
22nd of June 2019 09:37 AM
Something very special, Friday June 28th... Opening Reception 6:30 - 9:30 pm
See you here!

”Masque Family Theater at the 550 Gallery
June 28-July 12th
Gallery Showing and Demonstrations
12:00 - 5:00 daily

Opening Reception: June 28 6:30-9:30 (RSVP recommended)
550 Gallery: (203)266-6995
Masque Family Theater (203)266-7479

Masque and Poetry with Ginny Lowe Connors: June 29 and July 6 3:00
Masque and Music with Nekita Waller, CT State Troubadour: July 5, 7:00-9:00

Masque Family Theater, Peach Orchard Inc. and the 550 Gallery will be celebrating and or reinventing the relevance and lifeblood of an artist. For more than three decades, mask maker/performance artist, teacher and scholar, Larry Hunt and his family surrounded themselves with a cavalcade of characters ranging from comical to cynical. Family audiences delight in the clever, quick vignettes that can keep a youngster’s attention, while challenging the imagination of the adults. Thousands of schoolchildren across the country revel in the lively, interactive assembly programs, mask making opportunities and improvisation workshops that follow.

International audiences connect within the nonverbal contexts that bridge the language barrier while speaking the universal language of humankind. Messages deliver hope, warning, yearning, metaphor and playfulness in an ancient medium made modern.”
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22nd of June 2019 09:10 AM
And meanwhile, at the Leroy Anderson Bandstand on the North Green... for MAKE MUSIC DAY WOODBURY

Mitch Katz and Eric Paradine.

Two fun facts about Mitch - He is co-founder of the wonderful New Morning Songwriter's Circle, [Every 4th Sat night from Sep through May, a truly wonderful gift for Woodbury]. If you've not experienced this calendar it right now - always the 4th Sat of month, pm, from September to May at New Morning Market.

Mitch is also the founder and heads up national exotic car leasing company, Premier Financial Services, out of Cornerstone Building. Significant for us Premier/Mitch has been founding sponsor of Arts Alliance of Woodbury since day dot!

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Heralding from West Hartford, The uber talented Eric Paradine graced Woodbury 2x in two weeks. First at the AAW Gala [always 2nd Wed of June, mark your calendars now! =) ]

And here at Make Music Day Woodbury at the Leroy Anderson Bandstand.

Eric Paradine is a Connecticut singer songwriter who has been writing and performing in the New England area for the last 16 years. His appearances are marked by top notch musicianship and singing that has given him the reputation of being a player's player. He has been nominated for best solo performer by the Hartford Advocate, performed in Club Passim’s Best New Faces show and Cheney Halls Folk on Friday concerts. From Hard Rock to Country with a stop for the blues along the way. Eric has been asked to write and perform music for independent documentaries, regional political causes and cable access shows as well as playing on other artists recording sessions. He has one released CD "From There to Here"
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22nd of June 2019 08:38 AM
PHOTOGRAPHERS! Your photos of Woodbury.
By July 31!

Your work will be credited

"As some of you already know, the Woodbury Planning Commission is looking for new or recent photographs of Woodbury to include in the new Town Plan. Specifically, we seek photos of:

Open Space
Parks and athletic fields
Farm fields
Homes and neighborhoods
Town buildings and schools
Trails, sidewalks and paths
Pedestrians and bicyclists
Events and people gathered
Town staff at work, town trucks on the road
Public art, performances

Selected photos will be included in the Woodbury Town Plan, which will be published in both print and electronic format. The Town Plan sets forth the vision for the Town, and, pursuant to State law, has to be updated at least once every 10 years. Woodbury expects to publish its new Town Plan in early 2020. Drafts will be published during the second half of 2019 as part of the Plan development process.

If you have photos that you are willing to share with us for use in the Town Plan (that you haven’t already sent to Maryellen), please provide the photos to us via Dropbox by July 31, 2019. To submit photos:
1. Save each photo to a jpeg file (at least 1MB size).
2. Give the photo a file name that identifies the place or subject matter of the photo (e.g., Logue Farm; Hurd House; private home; baseball fields at Hollow Park). We will use this information to develop a caption for the photo.
3. Go to the Woodbury Pictures Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zqx70rhfumavz1/AABTp9Tdx6mgYFar5-y4m3nKa?dl=0. You will need to create a Dropbox account it you do not already have one in order to upload your photos.
4. Create a new folder in the Woodbury Pictures Dropbox account and name it. The folder name should be the name of the photographer - this will be used to provide credit for the photo in the Town Plan.
By submitting your photos, you are consenting to use of the photos in the Woodbury Town Plan as described above without compensation to you. Thank you in advance for supporting the Town in this way."

Katy Sherer
Chair, Woodbury Planning Commission
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21st of June 2019 07:04 AM
The boys piping in make music day at the hollow
18th of June 2019 07:30 PM

This Friday, Summer Solstice, June 21st, at 6:30 pm!
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18th of June 2019 06:08 PM
Dont miss THIS FRIDAY Summer Solstice June 21st - Make Music Day WOODBURY! Brought to you by W.O.W!

Highlights from AAW members that we know:

7AM Bagpipes David Bibbey & Bill Geddes at Hollow Park Flag Pole

North Green Gazebo ...see the FULL WOW link below....!
12:00 pm Mitch Katz at 12pm
12:30 pm David Bibbey 12:30
1:00 pm Eric Paradine 1pm

4:00 pm Dr Steven Prasinos & d EZ Zamperian

And Glebe House w/ members of WSO...at 3:30.pm at Glebe House

(THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.....! 🎉 And the list is growing. To see the full up to date list....Follow This Link to the full WOW list! https://www.facebook.com/events/801363350238496/. ).
14th of June 2019 10:39 AM
A very special opportunity - starting tomorrow - June 12 to June 30th in Washington Depot.

Vincent Giarrano Artist Residency at the Judy Black Memorial Park Gardens.

Vincent graced us with his work when he exhibited as part of the Fine Art Show of the Woodbury Arts Festival.

To have a chance to watch him work, see a fuller portfolio of his work, is very special.
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