Next to the 's office and just past the Probate Court, a number of art pieces hang on the walls of the . Recently, some pieces have gone missing, with an accompanying sign: "I am on loan to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the . Will be back soon. - Curators, Milford Fine Arts Council."
This sign accompanied the absence of "Self-Portrait," a piece by inarguably one of Milford's finest artists, the late Roger Van Damme.
The Milford Fine Arts Council (MFAC)'s 40th Gala Celebration was Saturday, June 23rd at the . In addition to being free to the public, a number of events accompanied the proceedings, including:
- New England Guitar Society - Brian Torrest & Matthew Cassidy
- Eastbound Theatre - "Dining Room" vignette
- Tango - Demo with Gem Duras & Cristiane Fozzatti
- Art - Demo with Al Leiper
- Wood Carving - Demo with Bill Brill
- Jazz - Michaela Coppola & Amanda Bellitto
- Coffeehouse - Celtic music with Cece Borjeson & Ruth George
- Writers Group - reading of "Crossroads" by Sandy Bedlovies
So, the next time you're visiting the Tax Collector, walk a little further and enjoy some of the art provided by the MFAC. And don't worry: "Self-Portrait" will be back on display soon enough.