Spotlight on the arts
ORANGE >> A reception for two artists in the Art in the Library program at Case Memorial Library 176 Tyler City Road will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Oils by Rosemary Serfilipi, and watercolors and zentangles by Crystal Streit-Beetham, will be on view Jan. 5-30.
For information, contact 203-891-2170 or http://www.casememoriallibrary.org.
MILFORD >> “Flower Power: The Gardens of Milford,” a juried photography exhibit, ends Dec. 29 at the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.
The show is sponsored by the Milford Garden Club, with awards from Milford Photo, Beachwood Florist and Van Wilgen’s Garden Center.
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MILFORD >> The Milford Arts Council will present members’ and residents’ art Jan. 17-March 2.
The show will be open noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays at 40 Railroad Ave. S.
An opening reception will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 26.
Awards will be given: first place, $150; second place, $100; and third place, $75.
The Visual Arts Committee’s annual exhibit has an open theme, all mediums (painting, photography, collage, etc.) are welcome. Only two-dimensional art will be accepted.
Work will be received noon-4 p.m. Jan. 6 and 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 7.
To make other arrangements, call the MAC. For a prospectus, go to http://milfordarts.org/visual-arts/art-exhibits/
Entry fee is $10 per piece, up to two pieces.
Pickup is noon-4 p.m. March 3 and 10 a.m.-noon March 4.
All artists may participate, regardless of their skill level; all submitted work, if recent and original, will be displayed.
Work should be wired and ready to hang. It must not exceed 24 by 36 inches or 25 pounds.
Work may be sold; MAC takes a 30 percent commission on all sales.
For more information, call the council at 203-878-6647, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, or visit www.milfordarts.org.
MILFORD >> Penny Lane, an area Beatles tribute band, will perform a benefit concert 5-7 p.m. Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, in the sanctuary of the First United Church of Christ, Congregational, 34 W. Main St., to benefit Christian Outreach.
The five-piece band, which performs with authentic costumes and instrumentation, plays material from the entire Beatles catalog from early Beatlemania through the “Sgt. Pepper” and “Abbey Road” eras.
This is the third year the band has played at First Church on New Year’s Eve and it has also been seen locally at Center Stage cabaret in Shelton and the Harugari German American Club in West Haven.
The show includes a short intermission.
Tickets, no reserved seating, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/teens and $5 for children 12 and under.
Tickets can be purchased during coffee hour after worship services each Sunday and also at the door.
For further information, call 203-530-2012.
MILFORD >> The Milford Arts Council presents Open Mic Nites every second Wednesday 7-10 p.m. through May 10.
Registration starts at 6 p.m.
They are open to performing arts: singers, musicians, comedians, poets, magicians.
There is a audience fee of $5; performer admission is free.
Events are held at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S. For more information, call 203-878-6647 or go to www.milfordarts.org.
WOODBRIDGE >> Passes for two free tickets to a show a Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, are available at the Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road.
The passes provide free admittance for two to any one show at Long Wharf.
• The show date and time must be selected when the pass is picked up.
• Patrons can pick up a pass for any performance during a show’s run once the show has started.
• Patrons can only use one pass per show. Passes can only be reserved and given out in person. Once a patron has taken out a pass for a show, the dates cannot be switched or changed.
• Patrons must call Long Wharf once they have received a pass to confirm their seats. Long Wharf grants seats pending availability.
Call the library Adult Services Desk with any questions 203-389-3434.
MILFORD >> Arts in CT Corp., part of a group of companies, including the Performing Arts Academy of CT, has opened at 64 Ridge St.
Founded by Barbara Alexander, Arts in CT is a nonprofit artist agency, offering 65 programs presented by professionals and specialists in various artistic fields for such venues as day cares, senior centers, after-school programs, restaurants, local paint nights. Scholarships are available.
Performers are sought for three productions later this year: the Tiny Tot Theater’s “101 Dalmatians,” ages 2-7; the Children’s Theater’s “Shrek, Jr.,” ages 5-15; and Teen Theater, “Legally Blonde, Jr.,” ages 13-18.
Classes are taught by local instructors and professional artists. Virtual lessons via Skype, FaceTime, and more are also available.
For more information or to sign up for a class, visit www.artsinct.org, or call 203-936-8567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILFORD >> The Milford Camera Club welcomes photographers of any age interested in the art of photography.
Meetings take place at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew St., at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays from September until late May. For information, go to milfordcameraclub.com or call Josh Goldin at 203-804-3058. Visitors and members under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
WOODBRIDGE >> The town is calling for photo submissions to be used in various media including social media, the town website and printed materials.
“I want our town communication vehicles to be as beautiful as our town,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.
“This call for photographs ties in to my priority to improve communications and build community by recognizing some of our talented residents,” she said.
Submit a favorite high resolution digital photograph — vertical or horizontal — to Betsy Yagla at email@example.com. Photos may be of any Woodbridge location in any season. If people appear in the photo, photographers must include their permission to be represented for this purpose. When practical, photos that are published will be credited with the photographer’s name. Identify the location of a submission and how the name should appear if a photo is used.
MILFORD >> Linda Whittaker, Milford Senior Center music teacher, is seeking band members.
Clarinets, flutes, brass players and strings are sought. The center has several instruments that have been donated for seniors to use for free.
People who have an old instrument that is not being used and would like to play again may call 203-877-2134.
Most of the music is level 2 and is not too difficult to play. The band meets 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays in the center’s Band Room, 9 Jepson Drive.
There are several daytime performances during the year.
A book of music will be put together for those interested. Call early, so the book of music will be ready.