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!

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn

10/01/2017 to 04/22/2018

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn, an architectural environment for two that shapes the occupants' behavior. In a series of performances Schweder and Shelley will physically occupy the structure for extended periods during which they will negotiate the sharing of nine basic amenities while engaging the public with their daily routines and conversations. Schweder and Shelley's collaboration is primarily based on balance: not only the balance needed to successfully work in a partnership, but also the social balance needed to share resources limited by the confines of their construction. Their practice conflates architectural form and function with performance art, coaxing meaning out of both the practical and the absurd. The exhibition will be on view October 1, 2017 to April 22, 2018.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope

10/01/2017 to 04/22/2018

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope is a reflection on Mack's The Fair project, realized in both 1996 and 2006, to be reimagined at the Museum from October 1, 2017, to April 22, 2018. Mack mines Americana, its artifacts, folklore, and rituals, and explores American vernacular traditions, examining their shifting role in a dialogue between the history of art making and the culture of collecting. Through all new objects, Junk Kaleidoscope will re-envision The Fair in a way that weaves together over two decades of work, sixty miles from the Durham Fair fairgrounds that inspired this project. Open Sun. noon - 5, Mon. 10-5, Closed Tues. Wed. - Sat. 10 - 5.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum ALEX SCHWEDER AND WARD SHELLEY: YOUR TURN

10/11/2017 to 04/22/2018

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn, an architectural environment for two that shapes the occupants' behavior. In a series of performances Schweder and Shelley will physically occupy the structure for extended periods during which they will negotiate the sharing of nine basic amenities while engaging the public with their daily routines and conversations. Schweder and Shelley's collaboration is primarily based on balance: not only the balance needed to successfully work in a partnership, but also the social balance needed to share resources limited by the confines of their construction. Their practice conflates architectural form and function with performance art, coaxing meaning out of both the practical and the absurd. Sun. noon - 5. Mon. 10-5, Wed. - Sat. 10 - 5.  Closed Tuesday

Through the Garden Gate Art Show

11/14/2017 to 12/30/2017

12 John J Curtis Rd,, Norfolk, CT Phone: (860) 542-3920 .

The National Iron Bank in Norfolk CT is presenting an exhibition of Leslie Watkins' nature prints from October 30th through December 30th, 2017. The illustrations are featured in the Norfolk publication Norfolk Now and accompany Watkins' monthly gardening column Through the Garden Gate. The column discusses a wide array of garden and nature subjects ranging from the practical to the philosophical. The illustrations depict familiar and not so familiar animals, insects, plants and landscape vignettes. Many of the pictures are iconic and serve not only to illustrate their subjects but also function as decorative elements. The individual hand painted prints are available for purchase at the Iron Bank in Norfolk. Orders for additional framed, prints may be placed with Watkins. Because each print is signed and hand colored each one is unique and original. The cost per print is $200. and each one comes with a copy of the article.

Carole Peck's Good News Cafe Art Show

11/26/2017 to 02/06/2018

694 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203 266 4663 .

Art show featuring the work of Heather Sandifer and Cynthia Zinser. The opening reception at the restaurant is on Sunday, November 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists, view their exhibitions, and learn more about their work while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine. Painter Painter Cynthia Zinser's show is titled "Kitchen & Market" . Artist Heather Sandifer's show is titled Extraordinary Botanicals. Monday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM, Tuesday: CLOSED, Wednesday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM, Thursday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM, Friday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM, Saturday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM, Sunday: 12:00PM - 10:00PM

White Silo Farm and WInery Art Show

12/01/2017 to 12/31/2017

32 Rte 37 East, Sherman, CT Phone: 860-355-0271.

Jessica Gerber-Graphite, Charcoals; Stephanie Gerber-Paintings, Portraits

Miniature Masterpieces Holiday Art Exhibit

12/01/2017 to 12/30/2017

319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-266-0110.

December 1st - December 30th The show opens with a reception on Saturday, December 2nd from 11AM to 4PM. The Fine Line Art Gallery's Holiday Art Show 'Miniature Masterpieces' features artwork perfect for gift-giving. The exhibit will include small works of art, such as miniature paintings, little prints and photographs of winter landscapes, ornaments created by award-winning Connecticut artists. These diminutive works of art will be available for purchase through December 30th. The artists of Fine Line Art Gallery have compiled a collection of 12 Holiday Cards, available only at the gallery. This unique assortment of cards depicts winter and holiday scenes. Traditional-sized fine art paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, prints, archival photographs, beaded jewelry, pottery, fused glass, hand-dyed silk and wool woven scarves will also be on exhibit.

The Fine Line Art Gallery, a cooperative venture consisting of 15 artists, is committed to celebrating and encouraging the work of the many talented artists in the Connecticut area. Prices are reasonable, and during gallery business hours, there is always an artist on site, eager to discuss the artwork, the media, and the creative process.

Fine Line Art Gallery is located at 319 Main Street South in Woodbury, Connecticut.
For more information, please visit the Fine Line Art Gallery's website at www.finelineartgallery.com or phone the gallery 203-266-0110. (off hours call Mally DeSomma at 203-574-3954) Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11AM to 4PM. Admission is free. Ample parking is available.