Harwinton Historical Society To Sponsor Program on Reconstruction Following the Civil War at The Harwinton Library

09/14/2014 to 09/21/2914

80 Bentley Dr,, Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-485-9113.

Although the Union proved victorious in the American Civil War, the fruits of that victory were still in doubt. The era of Reconstruction (1865-1877) was the crucial completion of that conflict. Fundamentally, it would determine the future of the United States by attempting to resolve two dilemmas: how to admit the defeated southern states back into the Union and how to prepare 4 million ex-slaves for equality and citizenship. Dr. Karl Valois, Professor of History at the Torrington branch of the University of Connecticut will lead the discussions of these topics at the Harwinton Library on two consecutive Sundays: September 14 and 21, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM. All are invited. There is no fee or prior attendance requirement although donations are always gratefully received. We hope to see you there!

Gallery 25 Hosts Connecticut Clay Artists for the Month of August

08/01/2019 to 09/01/2019

11 Railroad St., New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-6009.

Gallery 25 is excited to announce their upcoming month long event with the Connecticut Clay Artists.  Throughout the month of August, Gallery 25 will host six members of the Connecticut Clay Artists, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 10th from 5PM – 8PM. The public is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served and many of the artists will be available to discuss their work and creative process.

The Connecticut Clay Artists are a professional group of potters from Fairfield County that include members working in stoneware, porcelain, terracotta and earthenware.  All pieces are both functional and decorative and are created using techniques that include hand-built, wheel thrown and sculpted pottery.  “Connecticut Clay Artists are happy to return to Gallery 25 for their third year. The ceramic pieces are a wonderful complement to the paintings on the walls.  The forms echo the glass and wood creations in the gallery” said Paula Marion, Gallery 25 member and CCA member.  Participating artists are Roberta Ahuja, Paula Cook, Sarah Bernhardt, Rosalind Lijengren, Paula Marion and Karen Pinto.

With guidance from the New Milford Commission on the Arts, Gallery 25 was founded in the fall of 2014 as a cooperative-style art gallery representing local and regional award-winning artists and artisans. Gallery exhibitions, both then and now, include a wide variety of unique fine art and fine artisan creations in a wide range of media.  Renewing interest and growth in the local art scene is a priority of the gallery and its member artists.

Gallery 25 is conveniently located at 11 Railroad Street at the historic train station in New Milford, Connecticut (www.gallery25ct.com). Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 12PM to 8PM, Thursday and Sunday, 12 Pm to 5 pm or by appointment (phone 860-355-6009). Admission is free. Ample free parking is available.