Since its inception in 1996, the vision of the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston has been to create an organization dedicated to promoting the varied expressions of creativity in the realm of fine arts. One focus of this vision is to expose adults and children alike to the many diverse forms of art that exist in and around Thomaston, CT such as theater, music, dance, writing, painting, photography and many more.
It is recognized that the arts serve to assist a person in experiencing a greater satisfaction with life, either as a member of an audience or as a participant. The audience can listen to or observe and absorb what the artist has presented, while the participant can express his or her inner soul through the music, camera eye, dance, or canvas. No matter how one experiences the arts, experiencing them is paramount to one’s enjoyment of life, for life, in itself, is art.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2019 finishes out the season on Monday, August 19th at
Seth Thomas Park The Thomaston Opera House – 7:00 p.m.
The final season concert features a repeat of last year’s closing artists that ended the night with an outstanding rendition of Georgia On My Mind featuring tenor sax player Jim Clark that brought the house down with a standing ovation! You won’t want to miss this incredible group of multi-talented artists….
Chris Coogan Quintet
Chris Coogan on keys, Jim Clark on sax/flute, Rex Denton on trumpet/flugelhorn, John Mobilio on bass, and Jim Royle on drums/percussion…
For over 20 years, Coogan has led the Chris Coogan Quartet, a combo with a repertoire that includes straight-ahead jazz, fusion jazz and boogie-woogie.
S’Funky, Coogan’s first jazz album containing his original songs, was released in 1995 and re-released in 1999. It features the song Cranberry Isle which took the top jazz prize in the 1997 John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
Coogan’s credits as a jazz musician include performing with the late Sal Salvador, Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Paul Newman, Whoopie Goldberg, Jo Ann Woodward, Alec Baldwin, Gene Wilder, Larry Coryell, Dave Liebman, Harold Danko, Ronnie Spector, James Naughton and Phoebe Snow, as well as arranging for Teo Maceo, producer for the late Miles Davis He appeared on television’s Celebrity Jeopardy and the Arsenio Hall Show and has performed at Manhattan’s Blue Note and the Montreaux Jazz Festival.
The rain location (if needed) for this concert will be:
Thomaston Opera House
158 Main Street, Thomaston
(5th floor of the Town Hall)
Go to the MUSIC Page and see the rest of our summer band lineup. Many favorites and a couple of artists new to Thomaston. Click on the links to their websites and check them out!
Visit the new Ten-2-One Artists website to read about the artists and see the beautiful artwork that these people have created….just beautiful!
Photo of the Ten-2-One Artists
Left to right – front row (seated): Pat Piscopo, Fredricka Schwanka, Carmina Ayazides, Ann Walsh, Claudia Pettinicchi
Middle row: Don Clark, Robert McEvoy, Cassandra Guidess, Deborah Apostolico, Ash Royer, Carol Kunschaft, Susan Coppola, Judi Kontout, Patty MacIver
Back row: Cindy Blanchard, David Jean, Molly Barnes, Bill Lutkus, Nancy Fischer, Bob Brophy, David Verdosci
Our Facebook links are:
New Website – artists bios and artwork displayed in a very well laid out format.