Winter 2017 "First Sunday at The Mill Works"
[Free Admission - To give us an idea how many folks will be attending, please click the button below to obtain your free ticket. Thanks!]
Come join us on Sunday, December 3rd, from Noon to 5:00pm for the Winter “First Sunday at The Mill Works” sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP)!
Live performances in The Packing House with the Hall Memorial School Select Chorus, regional singer / songwriter Dean Bolt, and others.
Visit with resident artists Chris Gunderson, Carol Maciewicz, Jack Broderick, Jessica Regele, Summer Sun Photography, and special guest artists. Enjoy period refreshments typical of the mid 19th century and begin the Holiday Season with us at this local historic landmark.
Explore the Gardiner Hall Jr. Museum and play "trivia"games throughout the day. Learn about EC-CHAP membership opportunities, and how you can become a CHAP! All activities are free to the public.
THE PACKING HOUSE: Performances
1:00pm-1:45pm: Hall memorial School "Select Chorus
The Select Chorus under the direction of Jason Philips returns to The Packing House to share their young talent and incredible vocals. A holiday performance not to miss!
2:00pm-2:45pm: Singer / Songwriter Dean Bolt
Dean Bolt is a singer songwriter who grew up in Willimantic CT surrounded by garage bands and great musicians. He wasn’t one of them.
Many years later he found his way to acoustic guitar finger picking style and it clicked. His influences ranged from Leo Kotke, Doc Watson and Bonnie Raitt to James Taylor. There have been plenty of new and old influences. With over 100 songs written, it is likely he will be singing about something that connects with your experience. From poignant to thought provoking to off beat, he has written for weddings, funerals and parties
and about subjects from crop circles to suicide and, of course, love. Give him a listen at a show or download a song. Enjoy the ride!
Painting Demonstration: 1:00 - 4:00pm - Jack Broderick
Plein-Air painter Jack Broderick will offer a painting demonstration through most of the afternoon. You can find jack in his working studio and workshop, Suite 2206.
Cookie Decorating and Tree Ornament Design: 1:00 - 4:00pm - Chris Gunderson and Carol Mackiewicz
Join artists Chris Gunderson and Carol Mackiewicz in decorating holiday cookies and designing unique tree ornaments! Open to all ages.
NOON TO 5:00PM
THE MILL WORKS COMMUNITY - RESIDENT ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Christopher Gunderson, Carol Mackiewicz, Jessica Regele, Jack Broderick, Summer Sun Photography, St. Paul Church, and EC-CHAP Resident Artists Rebecca Zablocki and Jesse Sullivan.
GARDINER HALL JR MUSEUM (Suite 2106-A)
"TRIVIA" GAMES (Suite 2106-A)
EASTERN CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HISTORY, ART, AND PERFORMANCE (EC-CHAP)
For more information, please call 518-791-9474.
The Mill Works is located at 156 River Road, Willington, CT 06279.