Events, gatherings, & outings:
What to see and do this month
Curated by the Realist artist, Eric Forstmann
Eckert Fine Art announces “Realish” curated by the Realist artist, Eric Forstmann. The show strives in a selective way to examine the creative impulse to interpret what is Real. This survey of art, spanning more than a century, will exhibit artistic and expressive reflections on the worlds of 15 accomplished and museum collected artists.
Featured Artists: William Bailey, Alice Dalton Brown, Theodore Earl Butler, J.F. Carlson, Chuck Close, Ken Davies, Richard Estes, and Eric Forstmann.
“What is Real? A question that has been asked for generations and the attempt to answer has been tackled by writers, philosophers, scientists and artists.
Artists have tried harder than many to solve the mystery to the layered question at hand. Thankfully, especially for museums and galleries, the question has never been answered adequately enough to stop another from trying to give their version of real.
The thing about artists is the looking and looking and looking and finally, hopefully seeing. It has driven curious eyes and hands for as long as there have been eyes and hands. The attempt to capture what we see in two dimensions predates France’s Lascaux cave paintings but as handwriting is as different as fingerprints, so are interpretations of our world by different eyes and minds. Such is the beauty and complexity of art and artists. Wolf Kahn, Kathleen Kolb, John Mellencamp, Skip Steinworth, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Weaver, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Stephen Scott Young.” – Eric Forstmann
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 5 pm
Eckert Fine Art
12 Old Barn Rd
The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon
Organized by the Sharon Historical Society & Museum in Sharon, Connecticut, Wild and Beautiful Creatures: The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon is a celebration of the art, science, and heritage of John James Audubon, one of America’s greatest naturalists. The Tremaine Art Gallery exhibit, Wild and Beautiful Creatures, is on view August 30 – October 13 and runs concurrently with The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon on view at the Sharon Historical Society Museum September 14 – December 13. The Tremaine will host a gallery talk Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m. followed by a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. The featured speaker is Dr. Robert McCracken Peck, Curator of Art and Artifacts and Senior Fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia. The talk and reception are free and open to the public.
The Tremaine Art Gallery exhibition includes around thirty of Audubon’s stunning illustrations of birds and mammals for his two monumental publications, The Birds of America (1826-38) and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America(1845-54). Drawn largely from local collections, including that of Hotchkiss School Special Collections, most of the prints are from Robert Havell Jr.’s original hand-colored “double elephant folio” edition. Also on exhibit will be examples from other editions, as well as one of the few surviving oil paintings from a projected “Gallery of Paintings” of the birds, and one of the rare copper plates from which the Havell edition was pulled.
At the same time, the Sharon Historical Society and Museum will provide context with an exhibition on Audubon’s life and work. The show will explore his fascinating professional and family life, the evolution of his publications, his innovative working methods, his complex relationship with the conservation of American species and their environment, and his heritage in the founding and work of the National Audubon Society and Audubon Sharon. Among the objects on display are one of Audubon’s rare portrait drawings, his favorite snuff box, and a beautiful specimen of a passenger pigeon, abundant in Audubon’s lifetime but by the early 20th Century extinct. The exhibition will be complemented by an exhibit of works by local artist Allen Blagden, one of today’s foremost wildlife watercolorists.
A program of lectures and other events are scheduled to coincide with the exhibits. Autumn programming at Audubon Sharon, a division of Nation Audubon, whose three thousand acres of preserve and Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic continue the work begun by Audubon, will supplement the exhibits. For comprehensive information about events please visit www.hotchkiss.org/arts, www.sharonhist.org, and www.sharon.audubon.org.
This community-wide event will be celebrated with a benefit tented brunch in Sharon on Sunday, September 15. For location, tickets and details visit www.sharonhist.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibits are sponsored by AIG Private Client Group, Klemm Real Estate, and the Tremaine Art Gallery at The Hotchkiss School.
WILD AND BEAUTIFUL CREATURES: THE LIFE AND WORK OF J. J. AUDUBON
EVENTS FALL 2019
September 7, 4-6pm. Sharon Art Walk. At various locations on Sharon Green, including the opening of the exhibition Inspired by Audubon: The Art of Allen Blagden, one of the foremost bird watercolorists of today. Sharon Historical Society.
September 13, 7pm. Dr. Doug Tallamy, noted author of “Bringing Nature Home, will speak on the importance of caterpillars in the bird food chain. Litchfield Community Center, $10 suggested donation. Please register via email to email@example.com
referencing “Tallamy Talk.”
September 14, 10am – 3pm. The Butterfly Festival. A variety of lectures, field walks, ID workshops, tours of Sharon Audubon’s new butterfly house, a native plant sale, as well as several activities for kids. Sharon Audubon Center. Entry: $10 adult, $5 child.
September 14, 3-4pm. Exploring the West with John James Audubon: The Last Expedition, an illustrated lecture by Dr. Robert McCracken Peck, Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, Philadelphia. Tremaine Gallery. Followed by an opening reception of the exhibition Wild and Beautiful Creature: The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon, 4-6pm.
September 15, 12pm. Celebrating John James Audubon. Join us for brunch under a tent in a private garden, Sharon, where Dr. Peck will talk about Audubon as inspiration for conservation today. For details and tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org
September 26, 6.30-7.30pm. Audubon’s Art and Science: A Guided Tour, by Michael Foley, Director of Arader Galleries, New York. Tremaine Gallery.
September 28, 4-5.30pm. Minnie’s Land: Audubon’s Final Home, illustrated lecture by Matthew Spady (author of the forthcoming book Audubon Park: The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot). Sharon Historical Society. Registration preferred audubon@sharonhist.
September 29, 4pm. John James Audubon’s Pictures in Prose, an illustrated talk by Eileen Fielding. For details and location contact email@example.com.
October 5, 3-5pm: Drawing the Birds. Come and try your hand at drawing the Center’s raptors. Sharon Audubon Center. Please register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 6, 3pm, Audubon’s Life and Work: A Guided Tour, by Christopher Robinson, exhibition organizer. Sharon Historical Society. Registration preferred audubon@sharonhist.
October 12, 4-5pm Allen Blagden will lead a walk-through of his exhibition Inspired by Audubon: The Art of Allen Blagden at the Sharon Historical Society and discuss the wonders and difficulties of painting in the wild.
October 26, time to be announced. Adventures in Bird Photography, an illustrated lecture by professional bird photographer Sarah Blodgett. Sharon Audubon Center.
The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon
Sharon Historical Society & Museum
September 14 – December 13, 2019
Tremaine Art Gallery:
Gallery talk with Dr. Robert McCracken Peck, Curator of Art and Artifacts and Senior Fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia: Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m. followed by a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.
“Audubon’s Art and Science: A Guided Tour”, by Michael Foley, Director of Arader Galleries, New York. September 26, 6.30-7.30pm.
Sharon Historical Society & Museum
18 Main Street
The Tremaine Art Gallery
The Hotchkiss School
At WAA Gallery
The Washington Art Association is pleased to present “Chelminski & Offenhartz” an exhibition featuring the work of two accomplished Connecticut artists, each has over five decades of experience of making visual illuminations that celebrate living in the light and color of Connecticut. For Cheminski it begins at his Bridgwater home and a wildflower meadow filled with echinacea, phlox, beebalm, foxgloves, evening primrose. For Offenhartz it’s the foot of Mohawk mountain in Cornwall.
Michael Chelminski’s landscape paintings abstract acute observation of space and light and form. His diary of rapid, observational calligraphic watercolors inform his oil paintings which incorporate a series of overlapping patterns varying in density to suggest leaves, forest, waves, clouds. His paintings are about balance of color, value, layers and turning marks into his own pictorial vocabulary.
Harvey Offenhartz defines his work as “drawing color.” He does not paint them but draws them using oil pastels and ground colored pigment to create color interactions. The images are touched and massaged into life with an intimacy and density that draws us in to a haptic meditation. His work is not referential; he does not depict images or suggest them. Lack of a recognizable imagines is important to him. It is also why his works are untitled; preferring to generate sensation from what the viewer sees and feels.
The pairing of these two artists makes for a dazzling, yet completive visual experience.
Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Mixed Media by Suzan Scott
“As a painter, my language is line and color and shape. They are my tools. They are my voice made visible…the question is never what am I looking at; the question is: what do I see?”
Suzan Scott’s work explores the qualities of color, light and abstraction in nature that combines her interests in art, nature, and science. Nature informs her work and directs her eye; the effects of light, color and atmospherics feature prominently in her work. New visual information constantly presents itself to her. Close observation and awareness of the moment play a big part in her art practice.
Suzan is a member of the Arts Alliance of Woodbury, the Canton Artists Guild, the Washington Art Association, and the Artspace New Haven Artist Directory. She has exhibited in solo and group shows across the state for over 25 years. Her work has been shown in galleries, private schools, colleges and universities, including the John Slade Ely House, Slater Museum, New Britain Museum, Yale ArtSpace Gallery, Homer Babbidge Library at UConn Storrs, and UConn Health Center. She has participated in City Wide Open Studios in New Haven since 2002, showing at Erector Square and Alternative Space venues. Scott has also exhibited in Blue Mountain Gallery’s Annual Invitational Show in Chelsea, NY. Visit her website at: suzanscott.com
Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South Street
At The White Gallery
Join The White Gallery as they keep in the spirit of summer with A Summer State of Mind. A Summer State of Mind is celebrating the end of summer and the transition into fall. The show will feature new artwork from many returning gallery artists including Nancy Lasar, Avery Danziger, Natasha Karpinskia, Kate Stiassni, and David Dunlop, as well as introducing Jeffrey Neumann, Nadia Block, and Hannah Jung. Whether it is painting, photography, or mixed media, this show has pieces for everyone to enjoy. This exhibit will run through October 27th, 2019.
The White Gallery
342 Main Street
Kenise Barnes Fine Art presents a group exhibition focusing on abstract painting. The show features paintings by Daniel Anselmi, Lorraine Glessner, Jenny Kemp, Stephen Maine, Margaret Neill and Audrey Stone.
Daniel Anselmi’s paintings explore the use of paint and paper in an ongoing dialogue between painting and collage. Eschewing new materials, the artist delights in the felt quality of the discarded; blueprints, ledgers, chart papers, and used canvas drop cloths become an integral part the aesthetic conversation in his work. The artist applies paint to large pieces or intimate fragments of various materials to affix to his prepared surface. His materials and methodology offer countless opportunities to express color, line, and form. Though sourced materials are not intended to be recognizable in these abstractions, sometimes surface traces remain that become a moment of discovery for the discriminating observer. All of Anselmi’s artwork is untitled to remove references that may inform the viewer.
Anselmi’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and is in many private collections. The artist lives and works in Belfast, Maine.
Lorraine Glessner is continuously investigating the limits of materials and art making, Glessner has innovated a highly idiosyncratic, layered and complex painting style. Recently, Glessner’s material investigations have produced a lyrical new series of acrylic paint on white acrylic. The clarity and luminosity in this work is remarkable and is an extraordinary addition to her repertoire. This exhibition features four new acrylic and diamond dust paintings from this series. Lorraine Glessner’s artwork has been shown throughout the United States and is in numerous private and public collections. The artist earned an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA and a BA from Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, and. She lives and works in Pennsylvania.
Investigation into organic form and color drives Jenny Kemp’s art. These inquiries come from a desire to create abstract images that serve to replace feelings, ideas and other unseen phenomenon into densely colored abstractions. Kemp’s work stems from contemplations on human beings and our unquestionable relationship to organic matter and draws on a variety of sources such as natural organisms, psychedelic patterns and early modern abstraction. Kemp examines ways of yielding formal composition, by creating and dissecting form. This investigation is furthered by making animations of the dissections and together with images of whole paintings that the artist manipulates into small stop-motion videos. These videos feed the paintings in terms of inventiveness and allow her create conversations that address tensions between flatness and depth, containment and expansion, and handmade and digital. Jenny Kemp’s work has been featured in 100 Painters of Tomorrow (Published by Thames & Hudson. 2014 ), Design Milk (blog) and The New York Times. Kemp earned an MFA in Painting, University at Albany, StateUniversity of New York, Albany, NY and a BS in Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. She lives and works in Troy, NY.
Stephen Maine is known for his innovative material explorations. He is best known for large-scale abstract paintings made using a series of printing plates. “Some years ago, it occurred to me that conveying paint to canvas by means of a system that uses printing plates instead of brushes would save a lot of time and trouble.This indirect, intentionally imprecise production method yields the great pleasure of surprise while providing a concrete way to think about color, surface, scale, seriality, figure/ground, original/copy, and the psychology of visual perception” – Maine, 2019.
Maine’s work can be found in many collections including Museum of Modern Art Library Special Collection, New York, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, The New YorkPublic Library, New York, NY, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Art in Embassies Collection, US Department of State, Washington, DC, Yale University Art Galleries, New Haven, CT. His work has been reviewed by Artcritical.com, Two Coats of Paint, Hyperallergic and TheNew Criterion to name a few. Stephen Maine earned a BFA (Painting), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and an MFA (Visual Art), Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. The artist has recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Cornwall, CT.
Margaret Neill is focused on recreating sensory experiences in painting and drawing. Each work is a journey, or trek with many paths and byways taking place simultaneously. Once begun, all the parts of the work are in continuous play like the various musical instruments in a sextet playing with and against each other. Each painting or drawing begins without notes or plans but emerges from the arc of the artist’s arm and through the medium and materials. The work investigates the properties of abstract curvilinear forms found in nature and the localized conditions of her environment. The works are both intuitive and analytical in developed drawings and paintings that are composed of deeply layered intersecting geometries. Margaret Neill’s work has been featured in the Wall Street International Magazine, Domino Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, InStyle Magazine and others. Her work can be found in collections throughout the United States including Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, The New York Public Library, New York, NY, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, The New School, New York, NY, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Audrey Stone has spent her lifetime being fascinated with color and line. Her paintings are explorations of these two elements, appearing in thick blocks of color and subtle color gradients. The boundaries between broad and narrow bands of color generate optical vibrations, stimulating visual processes for a viewer as the colors transition and inform an emotional and physical response to the work. Stone’s paintings present a dynamic opposition within graphic blocks of color in a perfect ordered symmetry, a simultaneity of excitement and calm, movement and stillness. Audrey Stone’s work has been exhibited across the US as well as in Tokyo, Vienna, Prague and Bulgaria. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, W Magazine, Times Union and New York Artist Circle, to name a few. The work is in the collections of Ameritas Foundation in Bulgaria and Credit Suisse among others. Stone earned a BFA from Pratt Institute, New York, NY and an MFA from Hunter College, New York, NY. She resides and works in Brooklyn, NY
A digital exhibition catalogue is available, and a link can be found on the gallery website, www.KBFA.com. Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm; and by appointment.
Kenise Barnes Fine Art
7 Fulling Lane
Paintings by Alissa Morabito
The Loft Gallery at The Smithy welcomes New Milford based artist, Alissa Morabito showcasing water, cloud and atmospheric paintings in ‘Clouds + Currents’. Executed in acrylic (and oil on acrylic), Alissa’s work is influenced by her time spent on the Southern California coastline. She paints with intensity and emotion, bridging the gap between real and perceived worlds. Paintings begin from a fleeting moment, a memory, which is shared then brought to a larger place as each work takes form. Visit www.alissamorabito.com for more information.
The community is invited to an Artist’s Reception. Guests can meet the artist, view art, and enjoy light Smithy fare and wine. The reception will also feature live jazz music by Bentley Lewis.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 4 – 6 pm
The Loft Gallery
10 Main Street
Eat, Play, Sleep…
Mr. Dog New York has a commitment to a singular point of view: One in which people and dogs inhabit a shared world where there is no difference in dog products and people products.
Mr. Dog makes products for dogs and the people who live with them. They create purposeful, useful everyday objects using the best possible materials available. The collection of bowls, treats, toys, beds, bags etc. are all made in the USA and are durable, whimsical, highly functional and oh, by the way…everything in the collection is beautifully designed with great attention to detail.
When we first discovered Mr. Dog at a trade show in New York we absolutely flipped (we would have wagged our tails if possible). In addition to the striking good looks of the entire collection, what spoke to us most is Mr. Dog’s commitment to their first audience, their dogs. And their “dog ambassadors” can attest to that…they lick, scratch, chew, bite, throw, rub, sniff and slobber test each prototype. Through these interpreters, the makers understand what works and what doesn’t, so only the best of the best is in the Mr. Dog collection.
13 East Shore Road
New works by Don Florence
On exhibit at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens. Meet the artist at the opening reception.
Opening reception: Saturday, October 5, 2 – 5 pm
The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens
1 Green Hill Road
Diptychs and Triptychs By Peter Cusack
Five Points Annex Gallery will open “American Dream: Diptychs and Triptychs by Peter Cusack” This exhibition showcases Peter Cusack’s series of large scale diptych and triptych paintings that deal with elements of contemporary consciousness and anxiety. The artist’s studio (next door to the Annex gallery) will be open as an extension of this show.
Gallery hours are 1 to 5 pm. Friday through Sunday throughout the duration of this show. There is no admission charge. All Five Points and Five Points Annex Gallery exhibitions and educational events are free and open to the public.
Opening reception: Friday October 4, 6:30 – 8 pm
The Annex Gallery
Five Points Annex Gallery
17 Water Street
On Saturday, October 5, 2019 Twelve Moons Coffee House welcomes singer/songwriter, Rob Benson. With a songwriting style that covers many genres from country to rock, Rob has performed throughout Connecticut, New York, Long Island and Nashville. He has written more than 500 original tunes, and has two solo albums, “What A Way To Live” and “Lost In Nashville”. Rob also performs popular songs from the 1950’s to the present. Learn more about Rob at: robbensonmusic.com, Rob Benson Music on Facebook, and robbenson1102 on Instagram. His songs can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Reverb Nation, Pandora, CD Baby and other distribution sites.
Saturday, October 5, 7 – 10 pm
The Center on Main
103 Main Street
New Milford is excited to be holding its second annual RiverFest on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6 at Young’s Field Park, on Young’s Field Road, across from the banks of the Housatonic River! Based on the success of last year’s inaugural event, it has expanding to a two days and added an Oktoberfest component.
Taking place along the banks of Housatonic River in New Milford, CT – gateway to Litchfield County –and the historic Downtown Village Center, with its popular restaurants and diverse retail offerings, Riverfest highlights the heart of New Milford’s community. Together Downtown and the Riverfront are envisioned as a vibrant hub of commerce, recreation, entertainment and residential life by the Riverfront Revitalization Committee, the organizer of his event.
Live music and entertainment
Beer and Wine Garden, featuring Housatonic Brewing and German beers
Riverfest is possible due to the generous contributions and sponsorships of Textile Development Associates, Inc.; Bank Street Theater; Litchfield Crossings; Macaroni Kids; New Milford Hospital/Nuvance Health; Yard Apes; AMEICO; Candlewood Animal Hospital; Kimberly Clark; NyConn Security Systems; O’Brien Insurance; Geron Nursing; the Lillis Funeral Home and private individuals.
Saturday, October 5, noon to 9:30 pm; and
Sunday, October 6, noon to 6:30 pm
Admission is free,
Donations of five dollars per person would be appreciated
and will be used to offset event expenses. Some activities
may have a charge.
Young’s Field Park
Young’s Field Road
Author Betty Krasne with Jill Drew
Betty Krasne’s novel revisits the town at the center of her short story collection Body Parts. Against a background of 1980s excess in America, two men come into conflict as they pursue opposite routes through the boom times. A corporate raider makes the most of the power over women and men his position and money bring him while the son of a famous senator, hides out as a gardener in the small New England town of Lynnfield. It is through the women in their lives that events become increasingly a conflict between trust and deceit,
Krasne will have a conversation with Jill Drew about the process of writing, read excerpts that introduce some of the characters, give hints of the plot, and answer questions.
Betty Krasne is the author of poems, articles, and seven books. For the greater part of her career she was a professor at Mercy College in Westchester, N.Y. Jill Drew is the former Associate Editor of The Washington Post.
Saturday October 5, 4 pm
Scoville Memorial Library
38 Main Street
With Page Dickey
Join Page Dickey, beloved author and passionate gardener, as she shows us how many of the bulbs we buy in the fall can be potted up, put somewhere cold for about 12 weeks, then brought out to light and sun and coaxed into bloom for the winter months. Much more beautiful and less expensive than florist flowers to decorate your house! Page will show you “how to” and she will share her favorite bulbs.
Page Dickey is a garden writer, lecturer and designer. She is the author of seven books including the award-winning Breaking Ground. Page serves on the board of directors of Hollister House Garden, Stonecrop Gardens and the Garden Conservancy. Page lives and gardens with her husband in the company of assorted dogs in Falls Village.
Saturday , October 5, 10 – 11:30 am
Tickets: HHG Members $25; Non-Members $35
Author Mona Bijoor
Book Signing at Hickory Stick
Start-Ups and Downs: The Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs shares the wisdom of one entrepreneur who successfully disrupted an entire industry but felt as if she was never prepared for what came next. Mona Bijoor has created a guidebook for navigating the process, from pitching with power to coping with competition, with inspiring stories from respected entrepreneurs, including Nat Turner, cofounder and CEO of Flatiron Health; Courtney Nichols Gould, founder and co-CEO of SmartyPants Vitamins; and Stephen Kuhl, cofounder and CEO of Burrow, intended to lift up anyone determined to keep pushing forward. This book is about resilience. How do the best entrepreneurs think about failure—as it’s happening and in hindsight—and ultimately win?
The discussion will be focused on how to apply the lessons on resiliency among start up founders & entrepreneurs to our kids. Proceeds will benefit the Washington Scholarship Fund.
Sunday, October 6, 2 pm
The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life (GWCJL) will be hosting High Holiday Services for 2019, led by their dynamic spiritual leader, Rabbi James Greene. Kol Nidre will be the evening of October 8, and Yom Kippur the morning and evening of October 9.
Tuesday, October 8, evening
Wednesday, October 9, morning
John Kane Open Studio
Tour the creative space and studio. An opportunity to acquire signed, limited edition archival prints directly.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, October 11, 12 & 13, 3 – 6 pm only
(or by appointment)
No admission fee
7 Crossmon Road
The Next Chapter Continues…
Gunn Memorial Library’s annual fall fundraiser, BOOKED!, will be held at the Bryan Memorial Town Hall in Washington Depot.
This chic cocktail party in a beautifully transformed space is the place to catch up with friends and support the institution that stands at the center of our community. Executive Cuisine of New Milford will provide hors d’oeuvres and a signature cocktail. The event will also include a silent auction featuring high end leather goods, art, jewelry, and customized events and services from local businesses and restaurants.
This fall event is one of the primary annual fundraisers for Gunn Memorial Library, Inc., the town’s public library, which, in addition to taxpayer dollars, depends largely on private contributions and events like this to support the greater part of its operating budget. Executive Director, Jean Chapin shares, “I am so appreciative of the faithful cadre of donors who support and enjoy our events, as well as individuals and area businesses who provide silent auction offerings.”
Wilson Henley, event co-chair, says, “We were thrilled with the success of last year’s BOOKED!, and have received an enthusiastic response to our 2019 Next Chapter, and look forward to returning to the Town Hall – which transforms beautifully into a chic cocktail venue.”
Saturday, October 12 of Columbus Day weekend, 6 – 8:30 pm
Entrance begins at $125 per person.
Reservations are highly recommended
and can be made by visiting gunnlibrary.org.
For reservations call 860-868-7586.
The Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
at the juncture of Route 47, opposite the green
At Warner Theatre
The 2019-2020 season of The Met: Live in HD will open at the Warner Theatre on October 12 with Puccini’s TURANDOT. The 2019-2020 season is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria. A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Dr. Marguerite Mullee will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before the broadcast, sponsored by Land Rover Hartford.
Thrilling dramatic soprano Christine Goerke brings her fierce portrayal of the title princess with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium for Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece. Yusif Eyvazov will sing the mysterious prince Calàf in the performance, replacing Roberto Aronica, who has withdrawn for personal reasons, alongside soprano Eleonora Buratto as Liù and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur.
Saturday, October 12, 12:55 pm
Complimentary 45-minute pre-opera lecture: 10:55 am
Cost: call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
68 Main Street
with Betsy Rogers-Knox
Autumn in New England is rich with brilliant leaves, colorful berries and pods. In this one day workshop students will draw these seasonal subjects, arrange them into a bouquet and render the bouquet in watercolor. All levels welcome. Suitable for beginners and more advanced artists. Limited to 12 students
Please bring a bag lunch. Water, soft drinks and snacks will be provided. A materials list will be emailed with your registration confirmation.
The watercolor workshops at Hollister House Garden are taught by Betsy Rogers-Knox. She has been painting since childhood, inspired by her English grandfather and his love of gardens
Betsy received a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from NYBG in 2006 and has been illustrating palnts ever since. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show in London where she was awarded the Silver Gilt Award.
Friday, October 25, 10 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: HHG members $95; Non-Members $120