Lifelong creativity to be celebrated in Rowayton

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Area artists Trudy Gilbert and Edith McClean are the focus of a new exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center through Sunday, Sept. 30. The former’s papier-mache creatures and the latter’s paintings will be on display, creating what McClean calls “a nice mix” in the center’s Portside Gallery. The two have been in the practice of […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Organizers behind the fifth annual Blues, Views and BBQ Festival have cooked up another weekend of top-flight meals, music and activities for all ages. With a lineup reflecting the diversity of the blues genre, including Saturday evening’s expected performer Anders Osborne (see video above), Popa Chubby, James Montgomery and Billy Squier with guests Crispin Cioe […] [Read More]

All are welcome to join museum’s celebration of self, community

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It’s time to put your best face forward, or whatever it is that you think best defines you. “Your Face Squared: Community Self-Portrait Project” is set to open Nov. 17 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. But, the museum first needs the public to generate the exhibition’s content. From now until Oct. 1, the public […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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One of Connecticut’s own will be showcasing her talent at Cafe Nine in New Haven Friday night, Aug. 24. Debbie Davies, an accomplished blues guitarist, will begin her set at 9 p.m., which will likely include some of the material from her latest album, “After the Fall.” It is a good chance to catch the […] [Read More]

Iconic image gets a brush up by Stamford art organization

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That pose. That look. That smile? The Stamford Loft Artists Association will take a fresh look at da Vinci’s masterpiece, “Mona Lisa” in its latest exhibition, “Mona Lisa Smiles Again,” which opens Friday, Aug. 24, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 30. More than a dozen association members have reimagined this most famous piece of art, […] [Read More]

Pop art innovator Charles Fazzino paints in Stamford

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Pop art innovator Charles Fazzino spent an afternoon in August painting a signal box on Summer Street in Stamford. Fazzino, who is known for 3-D renderings of New York and countless other cities, painted the signal box in bright colors and vibrant details in his collage-like depiction of Stamford. A graduate of the New York […] [Read More]
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Himes visits “Thank You, CT!” exhibit at Stamford gallery

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Pictured: Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn) got a tour of the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery from Alvarez, the gallery’s owner, last week. (Photos/Ligia Marroquin). Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn) paid a visit to the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford on Aug. 7 during a stop on his “17 Towns in 17 Days Tour.” Himes, a Greenwich […] [Read More]

Acclaimed French film gets one-night screening in Stamford

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Above: Nicolas Duvauchelle (“Mathieu”), Karole Rocher (“Chrys”), Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (“M. de la Fraublaise”), Emmanuelle Bercot (“Sue Ellen”) and JoeyStarr (“Fred”) in a scene from “Polisse,” directed by Maiwenn. This acclaimed French film, which is based on the cases of the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Contributed photo One of France’s most highly […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Jazz returns to Litchfield this weekend, reclaiming its spot on the Goshen Fairgrounds. The performers are set to include the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (see video above), Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, and pianist Bennie Green, along with others. The festival stretches throughout the weekend. You can checkout the lineup here. The New Haven Jazz […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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There will be art and music, food and fun, puppets to handle and hopefully some sun. The SoNo Arts Celebration returns for its 37th year this weekend, taking over the streets of downtown South Norwalk. About 150 juried artists are expected to make the scene, along with a roster of local, regional and international music […] [Read More]