Newtown: AIR Gallery to Host Boo Fest Fundraiser

“Jubilant,” by Jeanne Eleck will be part of the exhibit titled For the Love of Art in the AIR Gallery at Avance Day Spa, 32 Church Hill Rd., Newtown. During the exhibit, the first Boo Fest will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 20.

NEWTOWN — The Avance Day Spa and AIR Gallery will host its first Boo Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 20, at 32 Church Hill Rd.

The event will benefit Kevin’s Community Center of Newtown and everyone is welcome.

There will be complimentary masks for the costume-shy, a bounty of Halloween treats, surprises and delights, and perhaps a few frights.

There will also be Halloween Boo Boxes for the 17th year running; these boxes are unique in design, hand-crafted and filled with novelties, treats and candy.

The boxes are customized for adults and children with a smile in each box.

Boo Village will include new items such as Halloween trees with lights and a variety of gift items replete with confections.

All proceeds from sales of Halloween Boo Boxes and Boo Village items will benefit Kevin’s Community Center, which Mr. and Mrs. Z. Michael Taweh formed in memory of their son, Kevin.

Now approaching $5 million in services, the clinic provides free medical care for Newtown residents at the new location, 25 Commerce Rd.

Community sponsors are Church Hill Village, Newtown United, Northeast Generator, Union Savings Bank, Christine Fairchild Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Image One Printing, Robert Rau and the Kennedy and Rossi families.

Refreshments will be provided compliments of Marketplace, The Farmhouse, My Place and the Panaficio Navona Café of Newtown.

The spa will also host the For the Love of Art, a four-month show with a diverse collection of paintings from petite seascapes to delightful botanicals, landscapes, abstracts, proud equine, figurative and a special appearance of the king of the Jungle, the Lion and his friend.

The art is in oils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylics, monotype and wire sculpture, at approachable prices for art lovers from artists Lorraine Agri, Cynthia Arieta, Joannne Conant, Renee Cotter, Jeanne Eleck, Ron Kopreski, Aline Lapointe, Ingrid Mc Cullough and Michelle Rosenthal.

This show marks the Connecticut debut of two new artists, Lorraine Agri of Plymouth, Mass., and Cynthia Arieta of Auburn, N.H.

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