Looking for a unique gift idea? How about one or both of our Fair Haven Retrospective books? The original Fair Haven Retrospective book (volume 1) or Fair Haven Retrospective 2020 (volume 2). The books are $20 each and are available at the Hardware Cafe & General Store - which is open daily, next door to the Arts Center. For a $5 shipping fee we can mail a book anywhere in the U.S. Contact us by email to arrange shipping and payment.
The purchase of this book(s) is a way for you to support the Arts Center. It is a look back in time to the Fair Haven of Yesterday and was released in September 2020 at our Fair Haven Retrospective Show. The book contains artwork from local artists as well as stories written by our local writers - stories of the early settlers in Sterling, early businesses in Fair Haven and how they evolved, village characters and life back in the day. This year's book has a section on some of our Foremothers as well as one on our "First" Pandemic. Yes, it was just over a hundred years ago that the Spanish Flu caused such devastation in Fair Haven -- you might be interested to read what recommendations the health professionals had back then! Stop by the Hardware Cafe or email us at email@example.com.
Another great gift idea is a gift certificate valid towards membership or any classes. Memberships paid for now will be valid through April 30, 2022. Members receive discounts on classes and on show entry fees. Class certificates will be honored for the same time period. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing.
Welcome to the Fair Haven Arts Center!
Dear Friends -
Normally, this time of year we are getting ready for our Winter Photography contest in February - something we are not going to be able to do this year due to Corona virus safety concerns. However, many of us love the winter photography exhibition -- there is something so special about our winter scenes. So we came up with another idea. One of the things I love about spring around here is seeing the world re- awaken after the "death" of winter. Looking outside in the winter when everything is frozen and grey/white it's hard to imagine that just a few months away we'll be seeing life emerge once again. But it does -- every year, that miracle happens. And so it will this year.
And so we got the idea that this year we would "re-imagine" our "Winter" photo contest. We will instead have a photo contest in the Spring,. In this show people could capture the beautiful cold winter scenes and then capture that same scene as it comes to life in the Spring.. And we'll name our show "Re-Awakening".
So when you see a beautiful scene this winter (and I'm sure we won't be disappointed -- the snow will come ) - take that pic and save it .. Then think about the life that is dormant waiting its' time to emerge in the Spring.. Appreciate the dormant stage as it gives us time for rest and allows us to be ready for reawakening in the spring. Then, as life starts to re-emerge in the spring take another pic of that scene.
And perhaps, as you observe nature you may see how you can use this dormant time in your own life and realize that there is hope that life will re-awaken in the not too distant future!
So photographers this is a wonderful opportunity to capture our changing world! We will also be extending our show to writers. - to capture what re-awakening this spring means to you.
So let's move together into 2021 with hope of better things to come!
Thanks, as always, for your support!
Our purpose is to enhance involvement in the arts for everyone in the greater Fair Haven community, and to support education in the arts for all ages. The Art Center is located in the 1864 House at 562 Main Street in the center of downtown Fair Haven. Contact us at email@example.com for any questions or comments about classes, exhibitions or volunteering.
Our membership year starts June 1st and runs thru May 31, 2021. Please consider becoming a member: As a member you get a discounted entry fee for art shows as well as 10% off classes. See the membership page for more information.
All memberships purchased now are valid thru 5/31/22
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