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Wamogo student wins National Gold Medal
for Photography at Scholastic Art Awards
Wamogo Regional High School is pleased to announce that Jacquelyn Weik, a daughter of Thomas and Lisa Weik of Morris, has earned national recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She won a National Gold Medal for her black and white photography.
Jacquelyn has been identified by panels of creative professionals as among the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level.
These students and their teachers have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 7.
Since 1923, the Awards have recognized creative teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medal, the students join a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and Marc Brown.  ~ contributed by Wendy Costa, Art Teacher, Wamogo Regional High School
Open Auditions
for its late spring comedy
"Jake's Women"
written by Neil Simon
Director Eric Wilczak: 
Sunday, March 25 ~ 7:00 pm
& Tuesday, March 27 ~ 7:00 pm
Callbacks/Snow date (if needed)
Thursday March 29 ~ 7:00 pm
Location: Goshen Old Town Hall, 2 North St., at the Rotary Junction of Rts 4 & 63, Goshen
Goshen Players, Inc, will be holding open auditions for its late spring comedy, Jake's Women written by Neil Simon. The production will be directed by Eric Wilczak. Auditions will take place on Sunday March 25th, 2018 from 7pm-9pm and Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at the Goshen Old Town Hall, 2 North St., at the Rotary Junction of Rts 4 & 63, Goshen, CT 06756. Additional auditions/callbacks will be held if necessary on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

If you would like to audition but cannot make the scheduled times please contact the Director to see if alternate arrangements can be made.  Click here for more details.

Music by Barbara Anselmi,
Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Directed by Lea Dmytryck
Musical Direction by Jim Luurtsema
Cast and crew members gather around their Director Lea Dmytryck at the first rehearsal in January.
Tickets available at
or cal860.491.9988
Performances are:
Friday, April 13 ~ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 14 ~ 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 15 ~ 3:00 pm
Friday, April 20 ~ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 21 ~ 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 22 ~ 3:00 pm
Friday, April 27 ~ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 28 ~ 8:00 pm
@ Goshen Old Town Hall
2 North Street, Goshen, CT
Rotary Junction of Routes 4 & 63
Theatre Phone: 860.491.9988
Questions? 860.489.8488
Art Exhibit
Claudia Wood Rahm ~ Paintings
March 1 through April 16, 2018
Oliver Wolcott Library
It was only recently that Claudia Wood Rahm resumed painting. For many years, among other adventures, she taught art and raised two daughters with her husband, Woody. They have lived in Warren for 43 years. Since retiring, she has found her way back to her easel and the sheer delight of mixing colors. To her the sense of freedom that comes with painting is exhilarating and the process is comfortable, fulfilling and fun. She finds a pure joy in her creative expression that was held back for many years due to the pressures of life. Her art opens her  in a way that no other form of communication can.
Claudia's paintings often grow as she works on them. Occasionally she just plays with color and an idea comes. She is influenced by children's art, folk art, and the beauty of nature. She particularly loves painting organic shapes and the ocean.
The Bible is also a strong influence. When she paints dots on a canvas, she considers them joy molecules that enliven the piece. Intricate or elemental, her paintings reveal whimsical creatures and landscapes that celebrate her love of color, design and story. Raised in Westport, Claudia received a degree in Art Education in 1967. She never trained formally or under anyone famous. Maybe that is why her work is so free of pretension, so full of innocence and sometimes playful. Picasso said, "Every child is an artist; the problem is to remain an artist once the child grows up." Claudia has shown and sold her work in Litchfield County, along the Connecticut shoreline, as well as in Massachusetts and Maine.

Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery Opening
"Form to Formless" by Fernando Martinez
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The exhibit runs from January 20 to March 24, 2018.
The exhibit is an eclectic mixture of furniture, paintings and plaster wall pieces. In the furniture work the artist explores the influences of cultural traditions and socio-economic pressures. These pieces, endeavor to explore the influences of cultural traditions and socio-economic pressure.  The paintings and plaster wall pieces render the many aspects of decay, from natural weathering to the gradual rubbing off of surfaces from constant use.  
Fernando Martinez
Mr. Martinez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied bioengineering at Polytechnic Institute of Technology and furniture design and fine arts at S.U.N.Y., Purchase, NY.  His work has been shown in solo shows at the P-Café in New Rochelle, NY, the Solar Gallery in Easthampton, NY and the Bison Legacy Gallery in Cody, Wyoming. Group shows include the Miranda Fine Arts Gallery and Art-Miami Solar Gallery in East Hampton, NY as well as the Mobile Show Galleria in Boston, among other East Coast venues.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm
The exhibit runs from January 20, 2017 -to March 24,2018.
For further information call (860) 567-3163