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Video: Hopkinton Resident, Mary Kniaz presents History of St. John the Evangelist

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Hopkinton resident Mary Kniaz presenting "Stones, Pennies, and Prayers, The Story of Father Ryan and the Heroic Beginnings of St. John’s Parish" at the Hopkinton Historical Society. Mary has copies of her book for sale with proceeds going towards restoration of the Church.

A New Sculpture Exhibit at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts will be the Centerpiece for Three Exciting Events this March

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A new sculpture exhibit, featuring the works of acclaimed artist Michael Alfano, opens at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) this March. The exhibit, titled Ever Evolving, features Alfano’s surreal and philosophical figurative-based sculpture. The collection spans a decade of his work and premiers several new pieces. The free public exhibit runs March 1 to March 26 at the HCA Gallery (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton). For gallery hours and more information, visit

Video: Hopkinton Diversity & Cultural Alliance Host Community Letter Writing Event

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On Saturday (2/11) the Hopkinton Diversity and Cultural Alliance hosted a community letter and postcard writing event at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Participants wrote letters to American soldiers and Muslim Neighbors. The Diversity and Cultural alliance was founded in November 2016 by Hopkinton resident Timoria Saba. Timoria's goal for the organization was to connect Hopkinton residents interested in addressing diversity & cultural issues. View more about the event in the video below.

Creative Circles: Year 1 Exhibition on now

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FREE Reception and Round Robin:
Thursday, Feb. 16th 6:30 – 8:30 pm
HCA Gallery, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA

Creative Circles, formerly The Women’s Art Forum (WAF), is embracing Art for All! Celebrating the work from all, organizers are pleased to introduce new members David Kaphammer, Arhan Shrivastava and Jim Rose.

The HCA hosts First Friday Open Mic

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Friday, February 3rd, 7pm
at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA.

Head to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for the popular open mic night with host and singer-songwrirter Barbara Kessler. Singers, players, songwriters, poets, and storytellers of all ages and the general public are invited to attend. Sign-ups for performers will begin at 7 PM with music starting at 7:30PM.

February Vacation Workshops at Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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Tuesday, February 21 - Friday, February 24, 2017

Wheel throwing: G 6-12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pirates and Princesses: age 3-5 @ 9:30 - 11 am

Fairytale Ballerinas: age 3-5 @ 9:30 - 11:30 am

Clay Creations: G 2-5 @ 1 - 3 pm

Art Adventures: G 1-3 @ 9:30 am - 12 pm

Art Space: G 4 - 8 @ 1 - 4 pm

Video: HCAM News 1-20-2017

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On this edition of HCAM news, we have the latest Hillers sports highlights, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts hosted a song circle to honor Martin Luther King J.r., and on Martin Luther King Monday, a great turnout was on hand at Hopkinton Middle School for a number of activities helping charitable causes and local organizations, but first Hopkinton High School teacher and Hillers Varsity Lacrosse coach, Dan Norton spoke about the benefits of volunteering.

"Simple Techniques to Release Your Inner Artist" Free Workshop at HCA

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FREE ADULT ART WORKSHOP at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA.
Thursday, Feb 2, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Funded by the Hopkinton Cultural Council

Taught by Janet Schwartz, "Release Your Inner Artist" is designed to help adults overcome the stumbling block of perception and focus on seeing what is really there. Working with pastels, Janet guides participants to see their subject in darks, lights and mid-tones rather than focusing on the individual’s perception of what objects should look like.

Video: Martin Luther King Jr. Song Circle 2017

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Many local musicians gathered at the Hopkinton Center for the arts on the Saturday prior to Martin Luther King Day to perform musical pieces they feel best reflect what Martin Luther King Jr. was all about. Below, view a glimpse of the many great performances and the full version of the song circle.

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Register Now for Winter Classes at the HCA

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Winter 2017 registration is now open at The Hopkinton Center for the Arts, offering year-round classes and workshops in the visual and performing arts. Classes are specially tailored for different age groups and interests and are taught by experienced instructors. The HCA is an easy commute from the towns of Hopkinton, Holliston, Milford, Ashland, Upton, Franklin, Framingham, Southborough, Natick, and other MetroWest communities.

Classes include:

BROADWAY BOUND (for emerging theatre stars) Grades: 4th - 8th Tuesdays 3:30–5:30:PM


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