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Young Artists @ 440: The Great Outdoors!
4.40 pm, Sunday July 12

This hands-on art workshop is open to children from ages 4 to 12, with supervision by a parent or guardian. For our next workshop, we will see large photos of the outdoors-- seaside landscapes by Tom Bovo. Susan and I were inspired to follow Tom's example and head outside to gather outdoor ideas from a tree to a car to the clouds. We will be making art that we create based on our observations Hmm...perhaps an airplane!

One Act Play: "The Mermaid Won't Sing"
Saturday, July 18, performances at 4:30 and 6:00pm

Join us for the premiere of an original play by Anne Phelan (, directed by Christie Clark, and featuring Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum & Shannon Marguerite. The work was inspired by the photographs of the exhibit, and is performed in the gallery in front of the beautiful work. Anne is a member of The Dramatists Guild and a graduate of Hampshire College (B.A.) and the Trinity Rep Conservatory. A two-time fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Ann has written sixteen full-length plays, nine one-acts, one award-winning children’s play, eleven ten-minute plays and two ten-minute musicals.

History of Mermaids: A Writer’s Insight
Saturday, July 25th, 4:00pm

Curious about the watery world of mermaids? Gathering from her research for the play, The Mermaid Won’t Sing, Anne Phelan ( will discuss the history, myths and origin stories behind the alluring sea creatures.

Musical Performance: Jody Mullen
Sunday, August 2nd 4:40 pm

Join us of an evening of beautiful standards with soprano Jody Mullen ( with accompanist Bruce Van Hoven. Lauded for her “acclaimed soprano voice that lends itself to the well-known classics and popular show tunes known as the Great American Songbook” (The Sparta Independent), Mullen has performed in some of the country’s most exciting venues.

Closing Reception
Sunday, August 2nd 4:40 pm

Join us for a casual celebration to mark the closing of the exhibit, The Other Side of Summer, by Tom Bovo (

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