If you have never been to the Quiet Corner Camera Club Annual Photo Show you have missed a treasure in this quiet corner of Connecticut. The good news is you have another chance to enjoy the event.
This Saturday October 6th the eighth annual event will kick-off with a reception as the show opens at the Art Space, 480 Main Street in Willimantic. The reception with refreshments will run from 6:00 to 8:30 and is open free to the public.
This year will feature over 200 photographs from club members and you can expect to be dazzled by their works. If past shows are a measure of what to expect you will find something for every taste; still life, portrait, landscape, color and black and white.
While parking can be a premium at the site there is plenty of available parking in the adjacent Thread Mill lots. The gallery setting with appropriate lighting makes this a delightful experience for anyone that enjoys the artistic talents of great photographers.
If you are unable to attend the reception you still have the opportunity to view these fine works as the gallery will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 during the month of October.
The Quiet Corner Camera Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of the each month at the Mansfield Library and is open to anyone with an interest in photography. The club welcomes new members and the meetings cover a wide range of topics and often include speakers and other activities.
For more information check out their information on the internet at this link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/149864087616/
There’s a good thing happening in Coventry. Coventry the “gateway to the quiet corner” isn’t going to remain a “nothing” town for teens. There is growing support to change Coventry from “do nothing” to a “teen happening” town.
Last night the first meeting of those willing to be movers and shakers to get things started was held. Teens called for activity, while adults promised support and encouragement going forward. Moving ahead the group will begin to reach out to teens to develop activities that would be most exciting and make them available for local teens.
In today’s world the internet provides some of the interactivity that used to be associated with hanging out at a teen center a place to meet with friends. The first step forward in Coventry activity was the establishment of “Coventry Teens” on Facebook. Coventry teens now have a central location where new activities can be announced or they can just hang out with friends online.
The meeting attracted teens, members of the community, Town staff, elected officials and parents. There was some planning for a first event to bring together teens from Coventry in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to enjoy life as active teens.
Spokesperson for the group Kristen Bilotta-Brzozowski said, “I am please with the support, and optimistic that we will bring some exciting activities to Coventry teens. This group was form to provide teens with alternatives, and positive activities to enjoy time together in a safe atmosphere.”
Kristen said the group will be asking for cooperation and some nonfinancial support from the Town. “We are just starting and we have to walk before we run but it would be wonderful if someday we could have a teen center as the hub of activity for teens in Coventry.” Kristen spoke with some passion as she said, “we have dreams and vision but we could use some more input from teens and parents. Any teen or adult can reach me on Facebook if they would like to become more involved or just offer some input.