135 South Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-2155.
Local artist, Pat Piscopo invites you to join her on a "Journey to Shangri-La" as she launches her Studio, located at The Phoenix Rising Center, 135 South Main Street, Thomaston. A full exhibit of Pat's latest works will be on display in the Seth Thomas Gallery at the Center from March 1 – 4, 2012. The weekend's activities will begin with a musical performance, scheduled as part of our ongoing first Fridays performances: "Metta" Friday, with musician and songwriter Jamal Ford-Bey. Jamal has performed at Infinity Hall in Norfolk and throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Jamal's original music has been performed at the Warner Theatre. His unique sound and entertaining personality fits perfectly with the coffee house atmosphere we are creating for Metta Fridays. Cost is $10 – flavored coffees, teas and sweets will be served. For questions or to RSVP to this event, contact Doreen at 860-294-1156 or email Doreen@thephoenixrisingcenter.com To create the understanding of the journey, on Saturday March 3, from 7:30 to 9:30p Pat will host the movie screening of: Lost Horizon. Refreshments will be served, with an opportunity to discuss this classic film. Donation. This screening is sponsored by Thomaston Public Library. To round out the weekend, on Sunday March 4, 2-5pm, a local Connecticut, American Jug Band will perform. Jugadelics provide an eclectic blend of music in the jug band style, where they typically employ a jug player and a mix of traditional and home-made instruments. Cost is $5 Please contact Pat Piscopo at 860-283-2155 for questions or reservations for the film and the musical performance on Sunday.