Roz Chast brings a whole lot of something, and nothing, to the Bruce Museum

American cartoonist Roz Chast will soon have an exhibition all to her own, when the Bruce Museum presents “Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond The New Yorker.” Chast, who has gained numerous fans over the years for her cartoons and covers for the “New Yorker,” will have about 30 works in this […] [Read More]
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Artists’ works sought for upcoming New England shows

Several art galleries and organizations, located across the state, are looking for artists to submit their work for upcoming shows and events. In Kent, the Kent Art Association, artists might get a shot at seeing their work in the open juried President’s Show if they can get their work in by July 18 from 1-4 […] [Read More]

Conn.’s Blue Star Museums to offer free entry to military personnel and their families

  On this weekend when we celebrate the country’s independence, a number of museums across Connecticut, and the country, will be making it easy for those on active military duty to enjoy a day of fun with their families. As part of the Blue Star Museums initiative, museums will offer free admission to military personnel […] [Read More]

Aspiring Shakespearean actors make haste; time nears f’r thy chance to shine

Pictured, actors James Andreassi and Paul Pryce in a scene from 2013′s Elm Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar.” The company is calling on all aspiring actors to participate in a dramatic event on Friday. You can do a whole lot in 15 minutes – find fame, make Jamie Oliver’s sausage gnocchi dish, run a load of laundry […] [Read More]

Garden showcase rising on the grounds of Bridgeport estate

Above, the Chimneys, a mansion at 124 Old Battery Rd. in Bridgeport, will be the site of the third Vines & Vignettes Spring Garden Fantasy Experience on Saturday, May 31. Photo: Ned Gerard With a backdrop of one of Bridgeport’s most historic homes, the third “Vines & Vignettes” will take root on the grounds of […] [Read More]
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‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard among performers coming to New Haven this summer

This week, New Haven added its voice to a growing list of places that plan to make the most out of the summer with music and arts events. In announcing the schedule, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp welcomed residents and visitors to make the trip: We are pleased to offer residents and visitors another robust […] [Read More]

Bloom and zoom: Norwalk Tree Alliance looks for award-winning shots

Above: ‘Magnolia Tree’ by Leonard Ames was among last year’s photo contest winners. Look around and you will see the light pink, bright white and deep yellow blooms of the area’s flowering trees. If you want to do more than just observe – say take a photo – you just may be in the running […] [Read More]

Peter Max spotlights Marilyn Monroe in Darien exhibition

Darien’s Geary Gallery has been a familiar stop for artist Peter Max over the years. It began in 2004 with his “Colors of a Better World,” continued with a 2010 retrospective and focused on his “New Masters Series” of 2012. Max is back this year with a new series “Marilyn” that puts a spotlight on […] [Read More]

The 1920s come roaring back at Silvermine Arts Center gala

At about the time Silvermine Arts Center was incorporated, in 1924, the joints known as speakeasies were jumping, having sprung up in response to Prohibition. Inside these illegal bars, the drinks would be flowing, the music would be roaring and entertainers would be captivating the crowds. Some 90 years later, entry to such an evening […] [Read More]

Stamford singer, songwriter teams with teens to raise awareness, funds for homelessness

Today marked the release of a new single from Stamford singer and songwriter Kathy Muir, which will help to raise funds for a Miami charity that serves the poor and homeless. “Keep on Walking,” which is available on Bandcamp today,  was inspired by the black-and-white photographs taken by two brothers, Alexander and Christopher Kiener, whose […] [Read More]