Thursday, September 9, 2010

Opening Evening & Mural Unveiling at Green Street Arts Center

A Free Sample of Green Street’s Fall Semester Classes Plus the Unveiling of a New Mural

Join teaching artists, students, and friends of Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center on Friday, September 10 for a celebration of creativity. Guests can preview Green Street’s fall calendar with mini-classes in Salsa dance, West African Drumming and Dance and more. There will also be performances featuring music and dance from around the world, visual arts projects for the whole family, food from Green Street’s partner restaurants and guided tours. The festivities start at 5:30pm at 617 Main Street for the official opening of Green Street’s new mural, on the wall of St. Vincent DePaul place. At 6pm, the event moves across the street to Green Street Arts Center and then concludes at 8pm. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is the kick-off event for Green Street’s Fall Season of classes and events, which starts on September 13th and features such classes as Tai Chi, Yoga, West African Drumming, Writing Workshop, and Sound Recording.

To register for classes or request more information, visit or call (860) 685-7871. Green Street Members receive 20% off of all classes. Registration is now available online. Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center is located at 51 Green Street in Middletown, Connecticut.

“Our community truly shines when it comes together—as it so often does—in celebration of creativity. Opening Evening is an opportunity for us to celebrate ourselves, and for new members of our artistic community to meet and join us.”—Sarah-Jane Ripa, Artistic and Education Coordinator, Green Street Arts Center

“Watching the mural come together over the last few months has been truly inspirational—an incredible example of community collaboration, partnership and human bonding. I hope everyone will join us as we celebrate its official unveiling and all of the people who made it come alive.” —Jessica Carso, Managing Director, Green Street Arts Center

Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University
is a vibrant center for arts education, serving the community and Greater Middletown region. Created in collaboration with the City of Middletown and the North End Action Team, Green Street is housed in the former schoolhouse at 51 Green Street. Programming includes an After School Arts & Science Program and a wide range of affordable classes and workshops for people of all ages in music, dance, visual arts, theater, sound recording, media arts and creative writing. Green Street enables people from all walks of life to converge in one special place, a place that encourages us all to learn more about the world we share and to appreciate people’s differences and similarities, respecting who we are as individuals through the arts.

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