Attention Students: Orange Arts & Culture Council Sponsoring “Picture This Photo Contest”

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Oct 022017

The Orange Arts & Culture Council is sponsoring a photo contest for students in grades four through twelve.  The annual “Picture This” photo contest is open to Orange residents.

Deadline for entries is October 30.

The photos should represent people, places or things in Orange or subjects of interest to the photographer. The prints must be 8 X 10 inches in size and unframed. The photo can be color or black and white.

Students entering the contest should include a short description of the photos (they can enter more than one picture) and include their name, address, and phone number, school and grade level on the back of the photo.

Photographers are encouraged to experiment with a variety of shots. Try taking pictures of flowers, your pets, an interesting scene or a farm animal. The possibilities are endless.

Prizes will be awarded in three age categories: grades four through six, grades seven and eight and grades nine through twelve.  First place winner will be awarded $25, second place $15 and honorable mention $10. All winning photos will be displayed.

Those entering the contest should mail their entries to: OACC, P.O. Box 1037, Orange, CT 06477. All submitted photos become the property of OACC and will not be returned.

For more information about the contest contact Liz Gesler at 203-95-5133 or Judy Primavera at 203-795-1133.

Benefit Concert For The Orange Arts and Culture Council Friday

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May 092014

Gary Harger

Gary Harger

Gary Harger and Art Belucci, both well-known performers and musicians in the area, will be joined by some friends in a benefit performance for the Orange Arts and Culture Council on Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Art Center’s Eastbound Theatre. (40 North Railroad Avenue, Milford).

Gary Harger has performed on the Broadway stage, has been on several national show tours, has appeared n regional theatres, has sung in opera companies and in countless concert and cabaret performances. He also now is a voice teacher in Orange. Art Belucci has taught and performed in the area for years and also wrote the score for a musical that was performed Off-Broadway.

The OACC is proud to announce the performance of “Just for Old Times’ Sake”, a musical evening of Broadway, Movie and Popular Music. It promises to be a most enjoyable evening, with familiar and not s familiar songs interspersed with reminisces about Gary’s 40 plus years on the road. He has some amusing anecdotes to share and offers his perspective on “the business.” Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $15.00 and can be bought from OACC Board members or reserved by calling 203-397-8915. Ticket sales will support the OACC’s efforts to promote the arts in our area.

The OACC is a non-profit group organized in 2006 and dedicated to sustaining and promoting the arts in our town and our region. A long-range goal is the conversion of a part of the Clark Building into an exhibition/performing space. Some of the recent projects of the OACC include the outfitting of The Gallery at Town Hall that features the work of local artists, and the “Hop the Bus” project that provides free transportation to the New Haven Symphony concerts, eliminating the hassle of finding convenient parking in New Haven.

Show your support of the efforts of the OACC by attending this event. All proceeds will go to the OACC and will contribute to the goal of enlivening the arts scene of our town. To top it off—it sounds like a rousing good time.

A Night At The Symphony, You But The Tickets, The OACC Provides The Transportation

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Oct 302013

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The Orange Arts and Culture Council (OACC), with the generous support of the Milford Bank, is sponsoring a FREE bus ride to the  New Haven Symphony  at Woolsey Hall in New Haven on Nov. 7.

The option of free transportation allows Orange residents to forget the worries of finding convenient parking in New Haven.

The bus will leave High Plains Community Center at 6:45 p.m. and will return there after the concert, around 10:30 p.m.

The concert program will include works by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, William Walton, and Ralph Vaughn Williams.

Featured artists are Ani Kavafian, violinist and the Yale Glee Club. The emotional heights and depths of Concertmaster Ani Kevafian’s soaring Lark Ascending promise to be thrilling, the haunting melodies of Lady in the Dark memorable, and Barber’s poignant Adagio moving.

To reserve a seat on the bus, call Pat Miller at (203) 397-8915). For concert tickets, contact the New Haven Symphony Office at (203) 865-0831.

The Orange Arts and Culture Council is pleased to be able to offer the community this service as part of its stated mission to support the arts in our area.