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Premium Content Connecticut College presents calligraphy exhibition

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 5:13 pm

Everyone knows what calligraphy is. To be classy, you hire someone with really good penmanship to do your wedding invitations in swirling script - rather than order them in bulk from Matrimony R Us.
Or...

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Premium Content Double the art at MAC

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 4:23 pm

Concurrent exhibitions are on display in the Mystic Arts Center. The annual juried show, titled "The Blues," is one - and the intriguing theme should provide all sorts of inspiration for the artists. The juror for "The Blues" is Robert...

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Premium Content Impressions of Old Lyme's cosmopolitan artist

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 7:02 pm

Lucien Abrams painted subjects as diverse as an Arabian girl in Algeria, the Brazos River in Texas, a ferry at Marseilles, and "Opening Tea" at the Lyme Art Association. You can see those and dozens more examples of his work - with...

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Premium Content White and Tryon find inspiration in New England for 50 years

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

"Shipmates for Fifty Years" at The Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme is the first exhibition to celebrate the artwork and long-term friendship of Henry Cooke White (1861-1952) and Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925).

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Premium Content Visit a ‘Primordial Garden’ in New London

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 5:14 pm

The Garde Arts Center in New London presents "Primordial Garden," a collection of oil paintings by artist Eleanor Miller.
The show, displayed throughout the Garde's lobbies, will open on Saturday,...

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Premium Content Portraits of struggle at Gallery at Firehouse Square

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 6:43 pm

Feelings of hope and despair are not mutually exclusive and, as such, they are emotions artists often use for inspiration.
Montville painter Elisabeth McGinn's new exhibit, "Look Beyond," features her...

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Premium Content Artisans Harbor presents three new artists

 April 1, 2014; Updated: 5:31 pm

At Artisans Harbor in Old Saybrook, the emphasis is definitely on artisans. The gallery is showing 48 different artists - more than 1,200 works! If I've done my math correctly, that's, ah, about 25 pieces of art per artisan! What are the...

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Premium Content Artists take to the farm, winery and bistro

 March 30, 2014; Updated: 3:49 pm

Over the last several years, Six Summit Gallery in Ivoryton has served up a food-themed spring exhibition. This year the show moved to Chamard Vineyards in Clinton with the title "Farm, Winery and Bistro," in keeping with the venue.

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Photos of slave descendants donated to Smithsonian

 March 30, 2014; Updated: 3:47 pm

A "time capsule" of photographs documenting the descendants of slaves on a long-isolated island off the South Carolina-Georgia coast will have a new home at the Smithsonian's African-American history museum.

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Premium Content Seeking artists with ‘The Blues’

 March 30, 2014; Updated: 1:44 pm

Mystic Arts Center seeks submissions from regional artists for its upcoming open juried exhibition"The Blues."

Two works may be submitted, and all media is welcome, except photography. Theme is open to the artist's interpretation. All work...

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Premium Content Coogan Farm in pictures

 March 26, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

"Coogan Farm: A Photographic History" will be featured Friday at the Coogan Farmhouse in Mystic. The special exhibit and cocktails will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On display will be images from the Coogan collection, taken circa 1900-1960s, currently...

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Premium Content A watercolorist revealed at LACFA

 March 25, 2014; Updated: 5:50 pm

We're New England. We're required by law to excel at artsy and intellectual things. How many Ivy League schools do YOU have, Iowa? Exactly!
One of the terrific and recurring lecture programs hereabouts...

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Curators gather famed signatures from US archives

 March 24, 2014; Updated: 6:43 pm

An eclectic mix of some of the most cherished autographs in history - including those of George Washington and Michael Jackson - will be on display to showcase what curators say is the dying art of the signature.

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Premium Content 'Shipmates for Fifty Years' illustrates the art of friendship

 March 18, 2014; Updated: 5:36 pm

Boats are claustrophobic. Even the big cruise ships can get a bit suffocating, particularly one that just stops working in the middle of the ocean, or one whereupon all the passengers and crew get typhoid fever. And so the idea of two...

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Premium Content Fresh Ayer Gallery presents works by Sunil Howlader

 March 16, 2014; Updated: 2:27 pm

Her face is a bare suggestion, outlined, but featureless. But far from rendering the portrait bleak, Mystic artist Sunil Howlader suffuses his acrylic painting with joy, through an exuberant mix of harmony, color and expressive...

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Premium Content LNVA seeks artwork for final biennial show

 March 16, 2014; Updated: 3:49 pm

The Latin Network for the Visual Arts invites Latin artists to submit work to be considered for Latin Views 2014, its seventh and final biennial exhibition at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point Campus in Groton at the Alexey von...

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Premium Content Everyday objects inspire new show at birdsall gallery

 March 14, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

Like everyone, Peter Kirkiles has a junk drawer filled with everyday objects: rulers, can openers, jack knifes, screwdrivers, paperclips and assorted pens and pencils.
The difference between our junk...

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Premium Content Works by Joan Levy Hepburn create inner landscapes

 March 9, 2014; Updated: 4:32 pm

Willem de Kooning, the renowned Dutch American abstract expressionist, taught Joan Levy Hepburn that one can travel throughout art history "in a nonlinear path" and that painting doesn't have to be follow a natural progression.

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Premium Content Lymes draw on students' talents in' Future Choices'

 March 8, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Drawing is emphasized in a big way at Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS), according to William Allik, drawing and painting teacher at LOLHS and fine arts coordinator for Regional School District 18.

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Submissions welcome for ‘Ninth Crossing’

 March 7, 2014; Updated: 3:15 pm

Hygienic Art Galleries will accept submissions from artists in all media for "The Ninth Crossing" juried exhibition on Thursday, March 13, through Saturday, March 15. This year's guest juror will be Sharon Tripp Griffis.

The exhibition...

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Premium Content Raise a glass to variety at Six Summit Gallery

 March 4, 2014; Updated: 4:40 pm

Art is subjective, which is how we explain why some people buy Thomas Kinkade prints and others write 700-page textbooks on why a six-foot square canvas of monochromatic beige is the greatest artistic statement the world has ever known.

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Premium Content Unearthed Challenge: What do you see in the letter 'E'?

 March 3, 2014; Updated: 6:52 pm

The Chester Historical Society presents the 2014 Unearthed Challenge. As with the society's Bishop and Watrous Bone Art Challenge and the Bates Square Roots Challenge, the Unearthed Challenge is open to anyone with a creative mind.

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Premium Content Lyman Allyn exhibit explores a 'Casino Company-town, China-town'

 March 1, 2014; Updated: 6:00 pm

When Stephen Fan was developing a thesis for his Harvard graduate degree in architecture, he started close to home.
Fan grew up in Norwich, and when he would come back during his time at college, he...

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Premium Content A splash of color at Six Summit Gallery

 February 25, 2014; Updated: 5:41 pm

When making art, many artists have found that color is a good thing. (Except for that period when Picasso decided that color "weakened" his work and he purged it and explored form and structure in black, white and gray. Well, he WAS...

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Premium Content Get to know your local 'Backyard Monsters'

 February 22, 2014; Updated: 6:30 pm

This gives new meaning to the phrase "all creatures, great and small": in the exhibit "Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects" at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, pristine real specimens of various insects and arachnids are displayed...

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