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Art Exhibits/Openings

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 12:00 am
New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents the New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit, June 5, 2015 - August 29, 2015. A benefit for National Coast Guard Museum, Inc. with proceeds from the commission on sales to be donated to the new Connecticut landmark and museum of national significance. New London has a strong partnership with the United States Coast Guard as home city to the Coast Guard Academy, 100 years at its current location, home port of USCG Barque Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, Coast Guard Station New London,with vessels assigned to Search and Rescue missions, USCG National Research and Development Center at Fort Trumbull, historic home of the School of Commissioned Officers of the Revenue Cutter Service, and as the future home of the National Coast Guard Museum. Join us in honoring and celebrating the 225th anniversary of the founding of the USCG, New London’s recognition as an official Coast Guard City, CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s designation of the summer of 2015 as Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer, and the rich legacy of honor, respect, sacrifice, and devotion to duty of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. Receptions 6:00 to 9:00 pm First Friday’s Through Coast Guard Summer, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, 2015, at 140 Bank St., New London, CT. Visit us at studio33gallery.com.

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop -- Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 12:00 am
The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio;

Art Exhibits/Openings

ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, (860) 526-8470, elledesignstudio.net; and (860) 575-9113, www.galleryonect.com

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

"Boom" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Maritime Garage Gallery, 11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT , 06854

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, running from April 29 through July 31, 2015.

“Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art.

Chance and Cadence

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 10:00 am
Chance and Cadence ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 101, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Susan Firestone refers to art possessed of certain qualities that have particular appeal to other artists. It is seen in the trail of marks revealing the process and search, the tension between positive and negative space. It is expressed in vaguely recognized yet not exhaustively rendered forms, patterns that stop just short of becoming overtly decorative as well as a tenuously balanced symmetry. The large paintings on view adeptly straddle a fine line between objective and non-objective abstraction.

Image: Susan Firestone, Black Russian Red

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Annual Exhibition;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center , 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) presents its 104th annual juried exhibition of works in all media, including painting, photography, sculpture and graphic arts. CAFA is a non-profit arts organization established in 1910 by a group of renowned Connecticut artists. CAFA’s mission is to encourage excellence in the arts and provide a forum to advance the efforts of accomplished artists.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 2, 6-8pm

Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 11:00 am
 Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art Gallery, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change, and the probable political and social upheavals of their consequences. On view from July 3 through August 4
.Poetry Reading on Saturday July 18 from 7-9 pm Regular gallery hours are Tues-Thurs from 11-3 pm, Fri-Sat from 11-6 pm, and Sun from noon-3 pm

American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 12:00 pm
 American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 6–8pm.
work by the country’s premier maritime artists, on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful sky-lit galleries. A juried exhibition of marine art by the Association’s member artists will be on view simultaneously. Concurrent with the American Waters exhibition, the Lyme Art Association will present a large exhibition of Yves Parent maritime paintings. Many of these paintings are of coastal landmarks, recognizable to boaters who have spent time in the waters around the New England coast. On view: June 12 to July 31. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm to 5pm, or by appointment.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Soul Suckers

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 7:00 pm
 Soul Suckers;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Green Marble Coffeehouse, 8 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, , 06355

A presentation of love letters by Faloblu: the dynamic duet of artists Brian Stephens and Pola Esther.
About the artists.
Brian Stephens is a painter, he paints bold and big and beautiful. Pola Esther uses photography as main platform for expression, she likes to photograph nature, mostly human.
Besides their solo art practice, they’ve established unofficial duet called “Falo Blu”. They use each other as reflection and contradiction.
Show runs through 31 July 2015

Community

Waterford Senior Services, July 29

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 8:30 am

Community

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

8:30 a.m., strength III; 9 a.m., casual bridge; 9:45 a.m., flexibility and balance; 10 a.m., hearty moves; 11 a.m., yoga; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., blood pressure clinic; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $3 donation and reservation; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 2-4 p.m., ping pong; (860) 444-5839.

The Job Search Club, Wednesdays, Pawcatuck

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 9:00 am

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9-11 a.m., employment specialist available; learn to develop job search strategies; computer lab available from 9-3; call for appointment (860) 599-3285.

Walkie Talkies, Mon/Wed, O.Saybrook

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 9:00 am

Community

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

9 a.m., a casual, relaxed walk every Monday and Wednesday morning; meet in the lobby and walk together with others age 50 and better, weather permitting; no pets; (860) 388-1611.

Knitting Circle, Wednesdays, E.Lyme

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 9:30 am

Community

Schedule through East Lyme Parks and Rec, , East Lyme, CT

9:30-11:30 a.m., for those who enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needlework in the company of like-minded crafters; casual and relaxed; call East Lyme Parks and Rec for meeting location, (860) 739-5828.

Compassionate Companions, last Wednesdays, O.Saybrook

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 10:00 am

Community

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10 a.m., a support group for people living with a chronic illness; meets the last Wed. of every month; (860) 339-5531 or www.ecsenior.org.

Tai Chi for Seniors, Wednesdays, O.Saybrook

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 10:45 am

Community

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10:45 a.m., $5 per class; 50+ age group; (860) 388-1611.

Helping Hands Crafts, July 29, Franklin

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 11:00 am

Community

Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5A Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Salt Painting; (860) 642-6207.

Elder Financial Abuse, July 29, O.Lyme

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 1:00 pm

Community

Lymes Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT

1 p.m., 30-minute documentary entitled "Last Will and Embezzlement" presented by Pamela Glasner; free; call to register (860) 434-1605.

Crochet & Knitters' Club, Wednesdays, Franklin

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 1:00 pm

Community

Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT

1 p.m., (860) 642-6207.

New Horizons Band of SE CT, Wednesdays, Noank

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 2:00 pm

Community

Noank Fire House, Elm and Mosher Streets, Noank, CT

2 p.m., sessions for older adult beginners and intermediate players; (860) 691-0777.

Field of Greens Farmers' Market

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 3:00 pm

Community

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, Montauk Avenue, New London, CT

newlondonfieldofgreens.

Heart Healthy Fitness

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road; also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Strength Training

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 5:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road; also Wed.; $60/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Overeaters Anonymous, Wednesdays, NORWICH

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 5:30 pm

Community

Backus Hospital, 326 Washington St., Norwich, , 06360

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners, Niantic

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

Community

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT

6-7:30 p.m., also held July 29 and Aug. 26; offered by Carol Vara, a social worker at L+M Hospital; free; (860) 739-6208.

Bingo, Wednesdays, N.London

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 7:00 pm

Community

RAFA, 135 Garfield Ave., New London, CT

7 p.m., (860) 447-0055.

Bingo, June 24-Sept. 9, O.Lyme

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 7:00 pm

Community

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT

6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., game; $12; every Wed. night into fall; sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-3745 or (860) 225-9458.

Narcotics Anonymous, Wednesdays, Westerly

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

Community

Grace Methodist Church, 10 Park Ave., Westerly, CT

7:30 p.m.

Gamblers Anonymous

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

Community

Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT

Every Wed.

Kids/Family

Preschool Storytime ages 3-6

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 10:30 am

Kids/Family

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

Children enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department. Space is limited; register beginning June 1st. Ages 3-6.

Nature/Outdoors

Dinner Train, Sunset Cruise, Gillette Castle Connection & More at the Essex Steam Train!;

Nature/Outdoors

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT , 06426

The historical Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is open for daily operations June 20 through Sept. 6; offering you and your family the most wonderful and unique activities all summer long!  Bring the whole family to Essex Station to take a ride on the acclaimed antique Steam Train or Riverboat and be transported to another era.Sunset Cruise on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat is only $30/person, with food & beverage service available. Feeling adventurous? Tickets to the Steam Train & Riverboat Connection & Gillette Castle Connection begin at $10/child and $19/Adult. If you're looking for a uniquely Connecticut experience and fun-filled way to enjoy a summer day in the sunshine, look no further than the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Visit EssexSteamTrain.com/buy-tickets/

Stage/Theater

La Cage aux Folles

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015, 8:00 pm
La Cage aux Folles;

Stage/Theater

Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street, East Haddam , CT , 06423

Jerry Herman's glittering show tunes overflow in the outrageous tale of a family of cabaret performers led by partners George and Albin. When their son brings home his fiancée and the future in-laws, the limits of love, parenthood and mascara are put to the test. Tender romance and wild laughter are center stage as the Riviera's most delicious drag nightclub bursts to life in its Goodspeed debut. Expect "The Best of Times" from the Tony Award-winning composer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame.

June 26 – September 6
Wed/Thurs 2 & 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3 & 8pm, Sun 2 & 6:30pm

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