Art Shop on view at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works

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Art lovers can browse before they buy at Franklin Street Works‘ Art Shop, on view now through Dec. 1. Items in the shop — including hundreds of new and existing multiples made by artists who have worked with the Stamford art space over the last two years — will go on sale Saturday, Nov. 23, […] [Read More]
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Works by Chuck Close and His Turnaround Arts Kids on view at Bridgeport’s Housatonic Museum

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Substitute teachers usually have a hard time commanding the respect and attention of their students. But not many substitute teachers boast the credentials of Chuck Close. The world-famous contemporary artist recently mentored 600-plus students from kindergarten through the eighth grades at Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School, helping them to create works of art that are now on […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Lorca cafe to host monthly book club

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What goes better with a great cup of coffee than a great book? Lorca — Downtown Stamford’s purveyor of delicious drip brewed coffee and chocolate dipped churros — is hosting a book club, Books N Brews, very second Monday of the month, 6-7 p.m., beginning in December. There will be an information session for the […] [Read More]
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UConn Stamford grad Anna Lakomy takes a shot at film career

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Anna Lakomy, a 2010 UConn Stamford graduate, may have studied psychology at the school, but for the past year or so, her time and efforts have been less about studying real people and more about exploring the minds, motives and behaviors of fictional characters. Since March 2012, Lakomy of Shelton has been pursuing an acting […] [Read More]
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Sendak’s ‘Wild Things’ on view in New Britain Museum exhibition

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Have a wild rumpus this weekend with a visit to the New Britian Museum of American Art. The museum, at 56 Lexington Street, opens an exhibition of the work of world-famous children’s author and late Danbury resident Maurice Sendak on Saturday, Nov. 9. The exhibit, “Maurice Sendak,” will highlight images from Sendak’s masterwork, “Where the […] [Read More]
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Local cookbook authors serve up evening of talk, treats

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You can make your dinner, eat your pie and have your honey, too, when a trio of local cookbook authors visits the Ferguson Library tonight for an evening of tips, talks and tastings. Presented by the Friends of the Ferguson, this panel of culinary whizzes will feature Debra Ponzek, Michele Stuart and Marina Marchese. Guests […] [Read More]

Multimedia ‘Miracle’ collaboration between Connecticut musicians and N.C. artist at NEST Arts Factory

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Bridgeport singer Meredith DiMenna is no stranger to collaborations, having worked with myriad different bands and musicians over the course of her music career. Now, she can count a painter among her creative partners. DiMenna, along with North Carolina-based visual artist Phil Cheney and Connecticut musician Emil Nomel, will debut a multimedia project that features […] [Read More]
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Acclaimed pipa player to join Greenwich Chamber in concert

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Min Xiao-Fen may have spent years studying and practicing the classical techniques that have made her such an accomplished pipa player. But, that doesn’t mean she isn’t open to some improvisation. Min will be showing off some of those skills when she joins the Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra for a pair of […] [Read More]
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