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T&AAC TALK NEWSLETTER

“Tweed has it covered – you can feel, see, touch the enthusiasm!”

Postal address: Box 359, Tweed, Ontario, K0K 3J0

www.tweedartscouncil.ca

Spring Edition
Volume 5
Issue 1

Editor: Meriel Child

NEWS FROM THE BOARD

We’re almost there! The Marble Church Arts Centre is open for business even while the renovation work continues into the spring and summer.

The studio/gallery space is finished and you won’t recognize it. The primary electrical work has been completed in the theatre and outside lighting is being added.

Recently, as you know, we have received two major grants. The $54,500 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation will allow us to complete most of the renovation work at the Marble Church Arts Centre. This grant will enable us in the spring to repair the broken windows and install magnetic windows over the existing stained glass windows thus protecting them and preventing heat loss. We have also contracted with DBS Draperies in Belleville to manufacture and install drapes on the 8 windows in the theatre.

The $18,362 from the federal government's Enabling Accessibility Fund means that this summer the arts centre will be completely accessible to everyone. The barrier-free washroom has been completed and a wheelchair ramp and a paved drop-off area will be in place as soon as the warm weather arrives.

We have had some issues with the existing furnace but necessary repairs have been made.

Your board and committees have been working very hard to get the facility ready for an exciting line-up of events in 2010. The Marble Church Arts Centre is yours. Come out and get involved.

Don Herbertson (Chairman)

OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

Looking for a venue to hold that special event? Why not book the Marble Church Arts Centre? For details, please contact Wayne Kay at 613-478-3753 or waynekay@reach.net

UP COMING EVENTS
at the
MARBLE CHURCH ARTS CENTRE

May 7 at 7 p.m. - The Young Family Jamboree

May 16 at 7 p.m. - IANA Theatre Company A TASTE OF BROADWAY
June 13 at 2 p.m. - Hastings and Prince Edward County Children's Choir
July 16 at 7 p.m. and July 17, 2 & 7 p.m. IANA Theatre Company - TWEED! A New Canadian Musical
Aug 14 at 7:30 p.m. - IANA Theatre Company - COCKTAILS FOR TWO HUNDRED, A musical comedy
Aug 7 at 7:30 p.m. - An Evening with Eugene Smith and Victoria Slager
The Young Family Jamboree
Oct 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days Tweed & Area Studio Tour
Oct 23 at 7 p.m. & Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. Tweed National Theatre- FALL FOLLIES

OTHER
Aug 13 & 14 - Art in the Park
Aug 29- - Third Annual Jack Vance Golf Classic
Sept 27 - T&AAC AGM

OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS

Joan Phillips the Tourism Officer for the County of Hastings is compiling a list of artists in Hastings and their area of expertise. She will try to map their locations and the galleries where their work is available. She is working on a huge project that could give Hastings County artists some great advertising. If you are interested please contact her at phillipsj@hastingscounty.com or 613-966-6712 ext. 4022

WEBSITE/ARTS INFORMATION

Have you visited the T&AAC website www.tweedartscouncil.ca?
It provides useful information/update on T&AAC and its activities and lists upcoming events. Any members group(s) or organization(s) wanting to have their event posted is asked to contact Shirley Ivison at jsivison@aol.com

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