Shangri La

Curators open the door to a mystical manse in May 4 talk in Greenwich

This  Oct. 1, 2014 photo shows an ornate sink faucet handle in the Mughal Suite in the Honolulu home of the late American tobacco heiress Doris Duke. The bedroom and bathroom suite in the home Duke called Shangri La opened to the public for the first time on Oct. 11, 2014. AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy The […] [Read More]

Get your dose of art through May at the Easton Library

A nearly 40-year resident of Fairfield, artist Anthony Santomauro has spent about the same amount of time creating a rich portfolio of works, ranging from pastels to charcoals to acrylics. Over his career, he has amassed a number of awards from groups around the country, including the Silvermine Guild of Artists of New Canaan and […] [Read More]

Aspiring poets urged to let their voices be heard

Whether an ode, limerick or sonnet, or crafted with free verse or rhyme, original poems are sought by the Greenwich Education Group and the Arch Street Teen Center as part of a poetry contest for high school students in grades 9 to 12. In celebration of National Poetry Month, emerging poets are urged to submit […] [Read More]

Stamford’s Ferguson Library offers praise for prose

Above, Richard ‘Cookie’ Thomas and his band perform during a Ferguson Library  anniversary celebration of the Weed Memorial and Hollander Branch at the branch in Stamford, Conn., on Oct. 9, 2014. Thomas will lend his support to National Poetry Month events in April 2015, by performing on April 30 at the library’s South End Branch […] [Read More]

‘Hairspray’ gets a new look in Waterbury

Naugatuck Valley Community College will present “Hairspray” this Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, at its Mainstage Theater. The musical, which played on Broadway more than a decade age, features a cast drawn from throughout the college. It’s a collaboration of the Visual & Performing Arts Department and Student Government Association. Performances are Thursday, April 9, […] [Read More]
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7 shows for the 7th year in Danbury in Cultural Alliance’s Accessible Art

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut will celebrate its seventh year of its Accessible Art series, by doing — what else? — making art accessible to the public. Beginning Monday, April 6, seven artists’ work will be shown at seven hosting businesses. Among the artists and businesses are Ted DeToy (New Fairfield), pictured right, at […] [Read More]
Gallery Shot-98th Annual Bendheim Exhibition

Art lovers get a double dose of openings in Greenwich this weekend; other area shows also start

There will be no lack of art to admire this weekend when the Greenwich Art Society and Drawing Room Gallery launch their latest exhibitions. On Friday evening, March 27, the society will unveil the works chosen for the 98th annual Juried Show, during a reception at the Greenwich Arts Center from 6 to 8 p.m. […] [Read More]

Bridgeport’s history gets banner treatment in new show

Until the end of March, three artists will share their visions of Bridgeport’s legacy of innovation and industry at an exhibition at McLevy Hall in Bridgeport. The work includes Norwalk artist Jackie Lightfield’s “Buy Bridgeport” collage (above), “Incandescent History,” by Willimantic artist June Bisantz and “First in Flight,” by another Willimantic artist, Harrison Judd. The […] [Read More]