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Attention Artists!
The Oliver Wolcott Library is now accepting submissions to show in the library's Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery. Submissions are due by May 1st and must include an artist bio, statement, and color copy or postcard representing the kind of work to be shown. All work must be original, by the submitting artist and for sale. Acceptance to exhibit is a competitive process and a juried selection by the OWL Cultural Committee. Click here for full submission guidelines or email
Art Program
@ Litchfield Community Center
Introduction to Mosaics
Tuesdays ~ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
May 2-June 20, 2017
Art Opening & Reception
Carol T. Moore ~ Mixed Media
Reception: Thursday, May 4 ~ 5:00-7:00  p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Exhibit: May 4 - June 29, 2017
Carol Moore is a lifelong resident of Litchfield, currently residing in Bantam. She is well-know in the area for her colorful, energy-charged paintings and pottery. Carol has always been drawn to the negative spaces apparent in industrial sites and street scenes and her paintings reflect this keen interest.
Plein air (painting on location) landscapes and florals are also a favorite in pastel, oil, acrylic, and watercolor mixed media. Her membership to the Renaissance Artists has lead to a series of figure drawings in ink with intriguing backgrounds that can be seen at her studio in Bantam.
Travel is a way of painting new, exciting places which adds to her many collections. Carol paints her way through life creating memories of her many trips. She also creates one-of-a-kind pottery planters, wall decorations, wall sconces, and functional pieces at her home studio and teaches weekly classes in pottery and painting there.
Carol has received numerous awards and prizes and her works are displayed in collections throughout the United States. She has a MA from Wesleyan University and attended the University of Hartford Graduate Studies Art Program, as well as the University of Connecticut and Northwestern Connecticut Community College. She is a member of many art societies, including Artwell, Inc., Washington Art Association, Kent Art Association, The Rogues, and the Connecticut Pastel Society. You can visit her website at:
Auditions Announced for
Mary Poppins
The Warner Stage Company will hold Open Auditions for a Main Stage Musical Production of MARY POPPINS on Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8 (by appointment)
The production is directed by Richard McKenna with Jim Luurtsema as music director
and Sharon A. Wilcox as choreographer. It will be presented on the Warner Theatre Main Stage July 29-August 6, 2017.
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking a large ensemble cast for this production.  There are 2 principal child roles and 4 principal adult roles with 15 supporting roles plus ensemble.  
All children auditioning for the roles of Jane Banks, Michael Banks or the Boys & Girls Ensemble will be asked to sing “The Perfect Nanny” from MARY POPPINS.  Sheet music will be provided.  No additional music selection will be needed for the children’s audition.
All other auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized Broadway-style musical selection that showcases their vocal range. Musical selections do not need to be from MARY POPPINS.
Rehearsals will be held three times per week on Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings (7:00-10:00pm) with three Wednesday evening rehearsals on May 17th, May 31st and July 5th.  Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.   Tech week rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday, July 23-27, 2017.  We do ask that Friday, July 28, 2017 be held in case an additional tech week rehearsal is needed.  The pickup rehearsal will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017. If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production. The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.
Please visit our website at and fill out the on-line audition request form or send an email to to schedule your appointment. An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition.
Audition appointments requested on-line or by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.

Paintings by Marcey Hladik and Joyce Lawton
Oliver Wolcott Library
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Exhibit: March 2 - April 28, 2017
Marcey Hladik is a native of Litchfield who started painting as an adult, taking her first lessons in oil painting from her mother-in-law, Edith Hladik, an accomplished artist and teacher. Since her retirement, Marcey has spent more time engaging her creativity through the use of acrylic and, most recently, watercolor paint, attending classes with Rose Petruzzi and Betsy Rogers Knox. Painting fills one facet of Marcey’s desire to “craft,” and her other means of being creative is through knitting - both mediums incorporating color in expression.
Torrington native Joyce Lawton is a self-taught artist who began painting at a very early age. Watercolors and acrylics are her forte. She is well known in the area for her paintings of birds, animals, landscapes, seascapes, children and homes.
In addition, she creates custom ceramic tile paintings for backsplashes and showers. Joyce also enjoys teaching acrylic painting. She has shown her work at local venues including Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.