Conn. artist, printmaker show some visitors how it’s done

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My work is best measured by the end result — the article that tells the reader the who, the what, the why, the when and the how, as they say. But one of my favorite parts of the job is acquiring the material that helps me to answer those questions. It is in those moments […] [Read More]

Art will be celebrated, made at Silvermine Arts Center’s ArtsFest

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Howard Fishman may have had his beginnings in the north, but it was the time he spent in the south that really influenced the way he makes music. “They are not stuck on an adherence to stylistic boundaries,” said the Hartford native of the musicians he encountered while living in New Orleans years before the […] [Read More]

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

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Have you been thinking that this weekend would be a good time to watch a bunch of lumberjacks, shuck a few oysters, take a spin on a few rides, and check out music acts such as Lou Gramm? Well, fortunate you. The 35th Norwalk Oyster Festival should fit your bill. Spanning Friday, Sept. 7, to […] [Read More]

Stamford gallery to host “BAD PARTY” for Colombian artist

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We’re used to seeing Mickey Mouse in cute and wholesome adventures. Colombian artist Johan Barrios would rather see him squashed by a circus elephant. Barrios, who is visiting Stamford through December, will open an exhibition of his work at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford with a reception on Friday, Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. […] [Read More]

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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