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Fair to highlight careers in art

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School art teacher Christopher Misuraca wants students to know there are viable career options in the arts and he’s working to spread the word….

This poncho is just one example of the wearable art created by Jo Ann Piper of Naugatuck.

Local creations: Naugatuck knitter turns relaxing hobby into part-time venture

NAUGATUCK — Jo Ann Piper learned to knit by watching her grandmother when she was five years old. Soon, she learned to read knitting patterns from a cousin and knit…

Terri Takacs created this 'crazy quilt' clutch from scraps of silk and fine threads. -LARAINE WESCHLER

Local Creations: Quilts gone wild

NAUGATUCK — Terri Takacs’ studio is crammed with color-coded thread, hand-dyed ribbon, and beads, all arranged in neat little holders along the wall, drawers, and cubby-holes. Takacs uses the materials…

Long River Middle School student McKayla DeBrizzi, teacher Cathy Barone, and students Lisa Thrasher and Heather Bernier work on the mural Oct. 6.  - LARAINE WESCHLER

It takes a school community

Two mural projects at Long River are almost ready to hang PROSPECT – Tiny dots of pink, red, blue, green and yellow popped from two nearly-finished community murals at Long…

Moccia’s art on display at Whittemore Library

NAUGATUCK—The Whittemore Library is featuring the artwork of Derby resident Christine Moccia throughout the month of April. Moccia attended Paier School of Art in Hamden where she majored in book…

The Naugatuck Chamber Singers perform "Jablu Jesu," an African song, during the Cultural Heritage Fair March 24.
Kiki Michalek at her new studio

Air Borne Creations is officially open

Kiki Michalek recently moved her art studio, Air Borne Creations to 87 Waterbury Rd. in Prospect. Michalek will be holding open studios, artist meets and giving demonstrations periodically. She also…

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Locals hope art exhibition helps community

NAUGATUCK – Michelle Bellemare isn’t a Union City native. But that doesn’t mean the Reynold’s Café owner isn’t doing everything she can to support efforts to revitalize the area. The…


Students showcase talents at Pride Night

NAUGATUCK — Exploratory education took center stage at Naugatuck High School recently, as educators reminded the community that a cash-strapped school district does not equate to a talent-strapped student body….