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november 21, 22 & 23, 2014 • marlborough, massachusetts
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dining • live music • and more!

Looking at thousands of works of art can make you hungry! Stop by the Paradise Café in the rear of the exhibit hall for a light lunch, or relax by the sunny windows in the Sculpture Café for European pastries, coffee or a glass of wine.

Enjoy the sounds of classic jazz, swing and Motown in the Sculpture Café while you take a break from your shopping. Check out the special exhibit 'Face to Face' while you’re there.

Catch a fascinating ceramics demonstration by master potter Tim Scull, star of the PBS program “The Fire Within”.

And don't forget our gift-wrapping service that benefits the Marlborough Public Schools Music Association.

Sweet treats in the cafe!

'Food is no afterthought either.'
- Boston Globe

Bill Chisholm, 'Julia', painting Special Exhibit!

'Face to Face':
From Portraits to Selfies, the Art and Craft of Making Faces

Faces are distinct as fingerprints, unique as snowflakes. They are how people recognize us from one another. Faces communicate and inform without words.

At Paradise City Marlborough this fall, you'll see faces in paintings, sculptures and photographs, on clocks and chairs, embedded in jewelry and vases. These faces engage, confront, entertain and provoke, all filtered through each artist's style and perspective.

Stay for the Dining......and Live Jazz!

In the Paradise Café:
(Please note that menu items may change.)

Turkey Wrap served with appropriate condiments, lettuce, tomato and Cape Cod chips

Daily Pasta Specials: (may change)

Friday: Freshly Made Chicken & Spinach Alfredo with Tortellini
Saturday: Homemade Lasagna, Tossed Salad & Garlic Bread Stick
Sunday: Butternut Squash Ravioli,
    Pink Alfredo or Roasted Tomato Sauce,
    Side Salad & Fresh Roll

Caesar Salad of romaine lettuce with dressing, Parmesan cheese, croutons; grilled chicken, steak or shrimp with lemon may be added

Fruit and Cheese Plate, served with crackers

Clam chowder in bread bowl; cup of seasonal soup or tomato bisque

Wine and beer available in both the Paradise Cafe and the Sculpture Cafe

In the Sculpture Café:

Sweet treats, coffee, tea, and wine bar
Homemade desserts... mini-pastries, cookies, fudge brownies and biscotti; gourmet regular and decaffeinated coffees, cappuccino and espresso, assorted teas

Chefs prepare a delicious lunch!
Friends Meet in cafe

Gift Wrap Gift wrapping!
...with our signature paper and ribbons for your holiday purchases is available at the coat check station.

100% of your voluntary contributions support the Marlborough Public Schools Music Association which provides students with music scholarships, programs and cultural activities.

For your listening pleasure, Paradise City presents cool jazz, swing and standards from a different band every afternoon in the Sculpture Café from noon to 4pm.


JD Jazz Trio • Friday, November 21
The Leolds treat visitors to classic jazz
    Paradise City's favorite bass player, Jeff Dostal, is accompanied by blazing keyboards and inspired percussion. He brings a juicy repertoire of jazz standards and tunes from the Great American Songbook.

Listen... 


Green Street Trio • Saturday, November 22
Green Street Trio
     Pianist, composer and dance accompanist Paul Arslanian, the founder of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, leads this remarkable band, back by popular request. Arslanian is joined by noted bassist George Kaye and percussionist Jon Fisher.

Watch a video about the Green Street Trio's 'dedication to the tradition of jazz apprenticeship'. Also features music from the weekly Northampton Jazz Workshop and Jam Session, founded by Paul Arslanian.

The O-Tones • Sunday, November 23
The O-Tones
    The O-Tones return to Marlborough as a three-piece band with their infectious renditions of Swing and Motown. Soulful lead singer Mary Witt is accompanied by bass, guitar, percussion and three-part harmony.

Listen... 

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How Do They Do It? • Meet the Artists at Paradise City

Walking the show at Paradise City, you may come across an artist braiding leather for the strap of a handbag, sketching out a concept for a commission, carving wood or sewing trim on a jacket. This is one of the little pleasures of Paradise City. Not only do you meet the artists and talk to them about their work, but you also may get a glimpse of the technique and thought process behind each piece of art or craft. Tim Scull demonstrates ceramics

At Paradise City Marlborough this fall, catch Tim Scull's bravura demonstration of expertise on the pottery wheel at Booth 357.

Master ceramist and raconteur Scull, star of the WGBY/PBS program 'The Fire Within', throws really big pots and shares the secrets of his studio. Scull is renowned for his enormous pots and platters, distinguished by the marks of wood vapor, raku, saggar and pit firing.

Verne Jidong Yan working on silk embroidery Verne Jidong Yan is a second-generation master of the ancient Chinese art of silk embroidery. Using hairlike silk threads, Yan meticulously practices the art of 'double-side embroidery', a very complex and timeconsuming craft much revered in his native China. His thread paintings are even more impressive once you've seen him work! Visit Booth 121.

Jeffrey Hayes at work Jeffrey Hayes is a realist painter, working in oils, who sometimes works in miniature - requiring the use of a magnifying glass to see the brushwork! One of his passions is world cuisine, and many of his paintings describe food and serving implements in breathtaking detail. Booth 209.

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