As part of Community Service Day in October, Tafties created artwork with students from the Children's Community School in Waterbury, CT. It was the second consecutive year that students from both schools worked on the “Let it Be a Quilt” project, conceptualized by Taft art teacher Loueta Chickadaunce.
CCS students in grades K-5 worked with Taft volunteers to create their own, personalized paper quilt squares. Chickadaunce talked to the children about how a quilt is made by many different people that are in a community to benefit another; the individual pieces were combined into quilts representing each CCS classroom. The quilts will be on display in Potter Gallery this Friday, February 10 from 6-8 pm. Guests can meet and greet the artists, and enjoy a wine tasting event. A donation of $25 is suggested, with all proceeds benefitting the Children's Community School.
Friday night also marks Taft’s annual “Art from the Heart” Valentine’s Day concert, featuring talented instrumental music teachers from the Taft community, including pianist Ray Pierpont, violinist Lisa Lacquidara, cellist George Kroqi, and guitarist Fred Krug. This ensemble of exceptional professional musicians will perform a one-hour chamber music program featuring the works of Handel, Beethoven, Albeniz, Skenderi and Popper. The concert begins at 7 pm in Walker Hall. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Potter Gallery is located on the Taft School campus, 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT. CCS is a private non-profit school educating Waterbury’s underserved children in pre-K through grade 5. Limited state funding only covers meals and the pre-K program; more than $400,000 must be raised from private grants and donations each year. Learn more at www.ccswaterbury.org.
Walker Hall is located at 50 DeForest Street, Watertown. For more information about the concert please call 860 945-7773.