Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Now Accepting Applications
The Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship provides funding to arts administrators to pursue professional development activities that will advance their careers in arts administration. Arts administration is the field that concerns the business operations of an arts organization, including but not limited to staff management, public relations/marketing, budget management, fund-raising, program development and evaluation and board relations.
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Feb 16, 2019 - 8:46:06 PM

“RENEWAL” : A solo art exhibit by internationally collected, Israeli-raised, Stamford based artist, Liron Sissman at the Gallery @ the J at the Stamford JCC
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The Stamford Jewish Community Center gallery proudly presents “RENEWAL” : A solo art exhibit by internationally collected, Israeli-raised, Stamford based artist, Liron Sissman. This exhibit depicts landscape paintings inspired by the Hudson Valley under changing lights. The exhibition is from May 1 through June 29, 2019 at the Gallery @ the J at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Wine & Art, an artist reception will take place on Wednesday, May 8 at 6pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
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Feb 14, 2019 - 5:42:22 AM

Color Warms Up Winter Exhibit At The Maritime Garage Gallery
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The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery’s latest exhibit features art that brings a bit of spring to winter, through color. “Migrating Colors” runs from February 19 through May 10, 2019 with an opening reception on February 19th at 5:00 pm.
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Feb 11, 2019 - 5:29:21 AM

WCSU announces spring 2019 wellness lectures, workshops
The Western Connecticut State University Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS) will present a number of lectures and workshops that focus on physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness in the coming months. The holistic and integrative health programs will be free and open to the public.
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Feb 11, 2019 - 5:19:27 AM

Exhibition at Silvermine Explores Majesty and Mortality
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On Feb. 16, Rick Shaefer’s solo exhibition, “Three Trees: Life-Size Drawings,” will open at Silvermine in the Vassos Gallery. Shaefer was Best in Show in Silvermine’s Art of the Northeast, and this solo exhibition is a result of that honor.
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Feb 9, 2019 - 5:42:11 AM

Silvermine Launches New “ArtAcademy” Program in Partnership with STAR, Inc.
Silvermine Arts Center, in partnership with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, announced on Thursday a new arts education program called “ArtAcademy.” ArtAcademy taps into the transformative power of art for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by engaging them in a variety of art classes in an inclusive setting on Silvermine’s campus. The Horizon Foundation and the Sidney Weiner Memorial Scholarship Fund generously provided inaugural funding for the program.
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Feb 1, 2019 - 5:42:56 AM

“The LAA Sketchbook Project” Exhibition at Stamford Loft Artists Gallery In Collaboration with Purchase College
The Loft Artists Association is pleased to present its first Annual Sketchbook Project; a collective exhibition curated by artist, Michael Wagner, and in partnership with Purchase College. The exhibit will run from March 2 – March 24, 2019 at the Loft Artists Galleries, 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 5 – 7 PM. This format driven exhibition features over 40 artists with a vast range artistic styles and mediums, delving into the unique world of the artist sketchbook. The exhibition is making its debut at The Loft Artist Association in Stamford Connecticut and then will move to Purchase College. Featuring both emerging and established artists, the exhibition is a unique display of intimacy and variety, in which artists are provided with a 5”x8.5” sketchbook in order to create an original piece of art within the pages of the book.
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Jan 28, 2019 - 5:42:04 AM

The Ferguson Library Winter Exhibit Features the Stamford Public Schools Teachers Art Show
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Fifteen Stamford Public Schools (SPS) teachers will showcase their works of art at The Ferguson Library Winter Exhibit. The opening reception, with entertainment by the Westhill High School Jazz Ensemble, is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Third Floor Auditorium Gallery. President of the Stamford Art Association Christine Irvin, SPS Art Content Leader Module Downer and Stamford High School Art Teacher Paul Cusano worked together to provide the opportunity for SPS teachers to participate in his professional exhibition.
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Jan 23, 2019 - 11:20:26 AM

January Exhibit: New Artist, Maria Korr at the Geary Gallery, Darien
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This January, the Geary Gallery of Darien cordially invites you to view “New England Reflections” featuring the ‘en plein air’ Northeast landscapes of Forest Hills, New York painter, Marla Korr. Her exhibit runs January 2 - 31 at the Geary Gallery located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien.
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Dec 19, 2018 - 8:53:05 AM

The Stamford Jewish Community Center's Gallery @ the J proudly presents "Variations" artwork by artist Ellen Gordon
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The Stamford Jewish Community Center’s Gallery @ the J proudly presents an exhibition of artwork by artist Ellen Gordon. The exhibit takes place at The Stamford Jewish Community Center from January 3, 2019 thru February 28, 2019. A reception for the artist will be held on January 17, 2019 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Admission is free. The JCC is located at 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford CT 06905.
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Dec 11, 2018 - 10:03:45 AM

Norwalk Miniaturist Vance Alexander Displays Work at NPL
A Look at the World From a Different Perspective

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Throughout the month of December, the Norwalk Public Library hosts a display of miniature room constructions made by artist Vance Alexander, in the entry lobby, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk.
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Dec 7, 2018 - 5:40:46 AM

Silvermine celebrates the season with two weekends of holiday sales—and beautiful, unique items from artists and artisans
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Silvermine Arts Center is celebrating the holiday season this year with two weekends of holiday sales. The first, opening the day after Thanksgiving and running Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Nov. 23-25) is a Holiday Trunk Show featuring fifteen artists and craftspeople with unique handmade items. The School of Art Annual Holiday Sale, showcasing work by Silvermine’s faculty and students, will follow on the weekend of December 1st and 2nd. Both sales will offer beautiful and practical gifts not to be found anywhere else.
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Nov 14, 2018 - 5:47:50 AM

LAA presents annual new members show
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The Loft Artists Association is hosting its annual new member show, “New Year - New Artists” in the Phillips and West Galleries at 575 Pacific Street from Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 27, 2018, with an Opening Reception on Friday, January 11, from 6-8 PM.
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Nov 13, 2018 - 5:27:05 AM

Office of the Chair created at Silvermine Arts Center; new Board members announced at annual meeting
Silvermine Arts Center announced new leadership with the creation of the Office of the Chair led by Rose-Marie Fox, Board Chair. The Office of the Chair (“OC”) is being created to enhance Silvermine’s ability to support its growth and strategic initiatives as it nears its Centennial—while continuing to carefully manage the operations and financial performance.
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Nov 12, 2018 - 5:24:51 AM

Stamford Exhibit Celebrates American Patriotism Through the Arts
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is displaying an exhibit of American patriotic art featuring works from some of the 20th century’s most beloved artists, including hundreds of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Saturday Evening Post covers, which helped the nation define its self-image for nearly 50 years.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 5:08:26 AM

Creativity and can-do come together at opening of local Board & Brush Creative Studio
From the outside, it looks like a charming shop with an artsy feel. Once inside, there’s no mistaking this is a place for creativity to blossom, DIY confidence to take hold, and memories to be made. The Norwalk, Conn., Board & Brush Creative Studio, located at 68 Water Street, Suite E, is holding its grand opening Monday, Nov. 19 from 5-7 p.m. with gift bags for the first 30 people, raffle prizes, and a chance to win a free sign-making workshop for six valued at $390. Attendees will also have the chance to create mini-signs during the evening. Workshops start the day prior, Nov. 18. The grand opening event is free and open to the public. For more on the new studio and to register for a workshop to create your own home décor piece of art, log on to boardandbrush.com/norwalk.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 5:02:39 AM

Silvermine receives $215,000 grant from Daniel Edward Offutt, III, Private Foundation Trust
The Daniel Edward Offutt, III, Private Foundation Trust recently awarded an unrestricted grant for $215,000 to Silvermine Arts Center. Silvermine was one of a number of non-profit cultural and arts organizations in Connecticut to receive funding.
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Oct 22, 2018 - 2:32:01 PM

UConn Stamford Art Gallery presents The Connecticut Pastel Society’s 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition, “Renaissance in Pastel”
The Connecticut Pastel Society is celebrating a quarter of a century of glorious pastel exhibitions. The opening reception will begin with a gallery tour from 1:00pm - 2:00pm by award winning artist Karen Israel. Following the gallery tour will be the artists reception from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, with the awards presentation at 3:00pm. The reception and gallery tour are free, and all are welcome!
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Oct 15, 2018 - 4:10:47 PM

Pequot Library's 21st Annual Art Show features 140 works of juried art plus more programs
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WET PAINT: Art Fresh from the Studio, which is juried by Bob Burns, director of the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT, is Pequot Library's 21st Annual Art Show — and it's sure to be a spectacular one. The exhibition will feature select and current works — painting, photography, mixed media, works on paper, drawing, multimedia, and sculpture — by local and regional artists. It opens with a Preview Party fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from sales will be shared by the artists and Pequot Library. This exhibition and sale support the educational programs and events at Pequot Library and is on view October 14-21 during Library hours.
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Oct 4, 2018 - 4:06:51 AM

Children's Halloween Art Party at Silvermine
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On Sunday afternoon, October 21, from 2-4 pm, the Annual Silvermine School of Art Children’s Halloween Art party will give kids a wildly creative afternoon of art, sweet treats, games and a Halloween parade around the campus. All ages are welcome.
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Oct 3, 2018 - 5:36:23 AM

Loft Artists Association presents 40th Anniversary Open Studios Event
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The Loft Artists Association hosts their annual Open Studios event with special acknowledgement of their 40 years in Stamford’s South End. The event will take place at 575 Pacific St. in Stamford on Saturday, November 3, 12 to 5 PM and Sunday, November 4, 12 to 5 PM.
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Sep 11, 2018 - 11:02:18 AM

Local artist donates sculptures to Ives Concert Park
April Herbert, of Pound Ridge, New York, has led an interesting life and has found a way to pay it forward. Almost 40 years ago, at the age of 45, the mother of three saw a small advertisement in the New York Times promoting a four-day welding course at the Somerstown Gallery in Somers, New York. Herbert had always loved the arts, but had “never found my medium,” she said. When she mentioned the course to her husband, he told her that if she didn’t take it, he would take off from work and take it himself. So she did.
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Sep 6, 2018 - 2:19:49 AM

Art Partners, Silvermine’s Outreach Education Program, receives $50,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation
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Silvermine Arts Center’s Art Partners Outreach Education Program is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Art Partners, headed by Outreach Education Director Sophia Gevas, serves nearly 1,000 students in Stamford and Norwalk each year. Professional Teaching Artists collaborate with classroom teachers and after-school program directors to offer curriculum-based studio art projects that enhance critical-thinking skills and foster the joy of learning.
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Aug 28, 2018 - 3:42:01 AM

Simsbury Chamber Launches Sculpture Look-Alike Photo Contest
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The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first ever Public Art Trail this summer. The project, which started on May 15th, features 32 bronze sculptures, and has drawn tens of thousands of visitors from all over the U. S. to Simsbury’s gardens and streets to catch an eye of these life-like figures.
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Aug 27, 2018 - 5:58:05 AM

Maritime Garage Gallery Seeks Artists For Exhibit Inspired By Street Art
The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists, 18 and over, for a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT. The exhibit will run from October 25, 2018 through January 18, 2019.
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Aug 13, 2018 - 5:25:22 AM

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