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Arts & Culture Collaborative Kaleidoscope Waterbury Region
March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10
Regional arts group HOSTS Arts & Culture Collaborative Kaleidoscope Waterbury Region March 27 networking for and with the creative community! Finding a unique way to bring like-minded creative individuals together in an engaging format was the spark that drew Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC) members Sheree Marcucci and Douglas Bibbey together to plan an upcoming event dubbed, “Kaleidoscope.”
As Governing Council members of the ACC, Marcucci and Bibbey were seeking a way to create a fun event that celebrates the arts and the creative mind, while encouraging the arts community and the public to attend the organization’s quarterly networking events. “There are elements of creativity in every aspect of life. We wanted to create something to bring joy to anyone who attends, whether an arts practitioner or an auto mechanic, because both take a mind that can find solutions and make something better,” said Marcucci, who is the marketing/public relations officer for the Palace Theater in Waterbury and one of the co- hosts for the evening. The resulting pod of elements that has been assembled for the event speaks to that sentiment.
Kicking off the evening will be a video by Marcucci’s co-host, Emmy-award-winning TV host/producer David Bibbey, formerly host of CPTV’s “All Things Connecticut.” One highlight of the event will be a spontaneous artistic creation that melds live music, dance and art. The music element brings together three world-class musicians in the newly named group, the New Dinosaurs. The trio of musicians includes: Dave Anderson [former bass player for Art Garfunkel and Blood Sweat and Tears], horn player Don Harris [American Idol music arranger), and Tyger MacNeal [Jose Feliciano’s percussionist). They will be joined by classically trained dancers from Brass City Ballet, while artist Judy Tourangeau captures the performance scene in caricature art. Other interactive and improvisational surprises are also planned, along with finger food, a cash bar and time for socializing and networking.
Marcucci said, “While configured as a social and fun event, it has a unifying message — the importance of the arts as they enhance our shared connection to one another. We are using the kaleidoscope as a metaphor to illustrate that just as the mosaic of its colorful pieces is a delight to view, a varied and lively arts landscape is a delight for all the senses and an integral way to connect our shared humanity.”
The event is hosted by the ACC. Cost at the door is $10. To pre-register or for more information, contact the Arts & Culture Collaborative at 203-757-0701, Ext 316 or email email@example.com
Established in 2006, the Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region promotes, connects, collaborates and advocates for the arts in a 16-town region in and around Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley. The ACC publishes an online and printed quarterly arts calendar, featuring the events of its members, which is distributed throughout the area. As a non-profit local arts agency under the auspices of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the ACC receives support from the Connecticut Community Foundation and the Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development/Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information, contact ACC at 203-757-0701, Ext. 316, visit www.waterburyregionarts.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.