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FALL/WINTER 2005-06 CONNECTICUT CULTURE GUIDE SPOTLIGHTS
STATE'S EXCEPTIONAL OFFERINGS IN HISTORY, CULTURE, AND THE VISUAL, LITERARY AND
Guide Provides Comprehensive Six-Month Listing of Seasonal
HARTFORD, Conn. (August 23, 2005) - Connecticut residents seeking information
about exhibitions, the performing arts, festivals and events occurring
throughout the state during the period September 2005 through February 2006 will
find everything they need in the new Fall/Winter 2005-06 Connecticut Culture
Published by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT), the
Culture Guide is devoted to promoting Connecticut's vibrant cultural assets.
This particular issue contains 44 pages packed with information on harvest and
country fairs, Halloween celebrations, historic sites, theatrical productions,
holiday festivities, walking tours, and much more, according to Jennifer
Aniskovich, executive director, CCT.
"The Fall/Winter edition of the Culture Guide serves as a complete
representation of Connecticut's flourishing cultural scene," she stated,
"providing a useful and well-organized resource for those interested in
exploring all that our state has to offer as the seasons shift from the
adventure of outdoor pursuits to the delight of indoor entertainment.
"As the days shorten, and families and individuals turn to indoor
activities for personal enrichment, they can rely on the Culture Guide to
provide the necessary details regarding performance and exhibit dates and the
various wonders that lie behind the doors of our state's intriguing historic
properties and cultural venues."
The Fall/Winter 2005-06 Culture Guide features a comprehensive Calendar of
Events, broken out by month and date - a handy reference guide to the most
exciting indoor and outdoor activities scheduled from September through
February. From NASCAR racing, oyster and lobster festivals, open mic nights, and
arts and crafts shows to garden tours and archeology digs, it's all in the
Calendar of Events. In addition, readers can locate activities via the following
categories: Exhibitions, Performing Arts and Historic Sites.
Further, the Fall/Winter issue features a series of articles celebrating:
- Connecticut artists and their work;
- The 1780-81 encampment on the Lebanon Green by the French cavalry
preceding its major role in the Revolutionary War;
- Connecticut's 2005 open studios;
- 2005-06 film festivals;
- Children's museums across the state;
- Connecticut's craft centers;
- Regional theater highlights through early February;
- Connecticut's outstanding campus cultural centers;
- Notable historic houses that deck the halls for the holidays;
- The world premiere of "Prudence," based on the life of
official state heroine, Prudence Crandall, at UConn's Connecticut
- Connecticut's landscape photographers.
"For a state of such modest size, Connecticut is culturally exceptional
and ethnically diverse," said Aniskovich. "It is home to an
extraordinary number of artists, writers, film makers, photographers, musicians
and artisans of all types."
She continued, "Connecticut residents can be proud of our state's innate
creative spirit; history, the arts and culture thrive here. The special and
varied opportunities to experience that creativity as described in this edition
of the Culture Guide are truly unique to our state. This fun and easy-to-use
informational source allows Nutmeggers to discover - and rediscover -
Connecticut's wealth of cultural treasures. And, with a greater awareness of
those gems, we are hoping they will share these magnificent gifts with visiting
family and friends."
The Culture Guide is designed to serve as a companion piece to the state's
popular Connecticut Vacation Guide. Both are free to the public and
available via arts and cultural attractions, museums, highway welcome centers,
state libraries, restaurants, arts councils and tourism regions. Connecticut
residents and visitors can also obtain a copy of the Fall/Winter 2005-06
Connecticut Culture Guide by calling 888-CTvisit (1-888-288-4748) or by logging
The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism brings together tourism,
film, history and the arts. Its mission is to preserve and promote Connecticut's
cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic
vitality of the state.
Editor's Note: For an electronic image of the Culture Guide, log on to
click on Press Room, then click on Press Releases.