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A cautionary tale for non-profit museums

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The Fruitlands Museum, a collection of  small historic buildings in Harvard, Mass., on the former site of an unsuccessful utopian community Fruitlands, was robbed, big time, by its CFO. The AP reports today that  Peggy Kempton of Hollis, N.H. has been sentenced to  up to  five years in state prison, plus 10 years’ probation, for […] [Read More]
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Yes, there’s an art angle to the storm story

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Curfew, schmerfew. City Lights Gallery yesterday had its scheduled artists’ reception right downtown and in the center of the storm. Or, that is, in the center of the storm damage, on Markle Court. Half a block away, crews were clearing damage. Her next-door neighbor in the same building, Tiago’s Cafe, lost its plate glass window, […] [Read More]
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Large-scale abstracts at Nylen Gallery

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 Clinton, Conn. artist Karen Green Recor will show her recent works, large-scale abstract canvases, at the Nylen Gallery in Westport on Friday, June 25. A reception for the artist will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25 and the show continues on until Aug. 7. Green Recor last hung her works at […] [Read More]
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Public art unveiling is (supposedly) tonight

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Or is it? I just took a walk downtown and found The Weather sKwirl™ ©kHyal™ still there. I was kind of expecting to see people assembling something new, or maybe a canvas with a black shroud? If Weather sKwirl™ really predicts the temperature, her forecast will be for hot and humid today. Not a great […] [Read More]
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Everything’s happening at once downtown on Thursday

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There’s a second Critical Mass Ride coming on Thursday, prior to the second annual Annual Burning Clam Festival and Fiji Mermaid Pageant. “Ride with us, then stay for the Fest!” is the motto. The pageant on Baldwin Plaza has carnies, live Reggae music, fire breathers, and a screening of the 1967 Elvis classic “Clambake.” And […] [Read More]
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Membership has its privileges at the Community Theatre

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I’ve been hearing a number of comments lately about “Casablanca” being screened at the Community Theatre at downtown Fairfield. People seem excited that the little non-profit cinema is inclined the screen classic films. That approach is part of what the volunteers who run that iconic two-screener are taking to keep the organization afloat. Leo Redgate, […] [Read More]

Leo Meyer on his Bridgeport ‘dream factory’

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Leo B. Meyer’s entrepreneurial prowess revealed itself early, about the time his artistic abilities also started to flower. Growing up on the south shore of Long Island, young Leo was encourage by an indulgent and artistic father and engaged by a progressive school system that took him to see not light opera, but Helen Traubel […] [Read More]