Historical society hosting annual celebration of art


  NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Historical Society is hosting its 5th Annual Art Show this month.

The art show is dedicated to Pam Bogert, who was an artist, children’s librarian and a friend of the society. It was her dream to have a juried show this year in Naugatuck, according to a press release issued by the society.

The art show includes a StudenART Show featuring budding artists from the area and NaugARTuck Day, a free community art day, and a Celebration of Art reception.

The StudenART Show is open during regular museum hours Thursday through April 25 and is open to all prekindergarten through 12th grade students.

NaugARTuck Day will be held April 28 and is open to the general public at no cost. Donations will be accepted for Bogert’s daughter’s college trust fund.

Muralist and portraitist Tony Falcone of Cheshire will be one of the judges for the art show, along with artist and art historian Anne Siefert.

Siefert works in The Hudson Building, one of the historic buildings in downtown Naugatuck.

Falcone has been a professional artist for almost four decades. His art has been displayed in universities, museums and galleries throughout Connecticut and his portraits, paintings and murals hang in the homes and businesses throughout the east coast. One of his most noticeable pieces is his giant mural of racing horses on the Sports Haven building at Long Wharf.

Falcone urged everyone to attend the exhibit’s opening reception April 27.

“I applaud the board of directors and the art show committee for their efforts to bring attention to the abilities of artists from Naugatuck and surrounding towns. I’m honored to be one of the judges,” he said in a statement.

The reception includes live music by the Woodwind Ensemble, wine and cheese, silent auction and artist award presentation. Admission to the reception is $10.

For more information, call the museum at (203) 729-9039 or email naugatuckhistory@sbcglobal.net.