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He is waiting and ready for his closeup at the Bruce Museum

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There will be nothing stuffy about an upcoming get-together in Greenwich, expect maybe for creature that’s likely to inspire a few clicks. The Bruce Museum’s taxidermic specimen of an American Black Bear will be ready for his closeup, and then some, during the museum’s After Hours event planned for Thursday, March 5. Visitors may take […] [Read More]
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Aspiring toy makers sought; contest winners to be announced March 8 in Westport

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Pictured, The Westport Arts Center is once again calling for young artists to submit designs for its fourth Annual Toy Makers Competition by Feb. 24, 2015. Winners and judges of the third annual Westport Arts Center Toy Makers Competition pose for a picture at the 2014 Family Art Day. From left, top row, : Eddie […] [Read More]
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Area talents light up, earn top prizes in Festival of Lighthouses contest

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Several area residents are among the winners in this year’s Festival of Lighthouses contest, which has taken place for the past 13 years at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. This year, more than 12,000 votes were cast by aquarium visitors, whose decisions determine the winners. Out of 24 large model lighthouses, six earned honors and […] [Read More]
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Amid the deep of winter, Westport Arts Center takes a trip seaside to ‘Coney Island’

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Pictured, Stephen Wilkes, “Coney Island Boardwalk, NY, Day to Night 2011,” is one of about 50 works on display at the Westport Arts Center through March. The photographs take a look at the history of this seaside amusement park. Contrributed photo/Stephen Wilkes courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery Westport Arts Center will present the side dish to […] [Read More]
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Ceramics society to gather in Greenwich to get a peek at pottery

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It is an art form that has crossed continents and centuries, taking shape as maiolica in Renaissance Italy, Delftware in 17th-century Netherlands or Hispano-Moresque ware in Spain, but its creation at the hands of Islamic artisans came much earlier. The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle will explore the “Global Adaptation and Adoption of Tin-Glazed Pottery” during […] [Read More]
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Two artists, one exhibit soon to open at Danbury’s @287 Gallery

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Robert L. Ferrucci and Anthony Masina, steeped in the style of mixed media and sculpture, respectively, will have their works on display though April 10 as part of “Variations,” the latest show to open at the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut’s @287 Gallery in Danbury. An opening reception is set for Jan. 30, 5:30 to […] [Read More]
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Bruce Museum invites emerging art historians to talk art and culture of 17th century

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Above, student art historians to speak at Bruce Museum, are shown above. Top row, from left: Michele Frederick, Isabella Lores-Chavez and Denise Giannino; second row, from left: Julia Vazquez and Eleanor Goerss; bottom row, from left: Maggie Law, Rachel Johnson and Sebastián Morales. Greenwich’s Bruce Museum is gearing up for a special series to discuss […] [Read More]
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Explore the world of painting, in all its forms, at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works

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There’s only a few more weeks left to catch “About Like So: The Influence of Painting,” an exhibition at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works that explores the past, present and future influence of the medium, by looking at its history, the forms it has taken and the materials that have been used. The show curated by […] [Read More]
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Exhibit ponders intimate spaces at Drawing Room Gallery in Greenwich

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Above, Christopher Gallego of Woodstock, N.Y., whose “Kitchen,” a charcoal and graphite on paper, is pictured, is among four artists whose work is featured in “Inspection: Poetics of Space.” The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Drawing Room Art Gallery in the Cos Cob […] [Read More]
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Dinosaurs to converge in Stamford downtown this summer

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Pictured, Murphy, a Jack Russell and Beagle mix, walks into the scene as Stamford city workers and DSSD employees wash the sculptures from the exhibit, “It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs” in Veteran’s Park in Stamford, Conn. in 2010. This year, dinosaurs are sought to “roam.” (File photo) One year it was cows, another cats and […] [Read More]