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“Michael Dweck: Blunderbust” exhibition opens April 11

Heather Gaudio Fine Art - Greenwich 382 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Michael Dweck: Blunderbust, his first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will open April 11th, with a reception for the artist 6-8pm, and will be on view through June 1st, 2024. Dweck is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily known for working in photography, most notably for his series documenting niche socio-cultural identities such as Mermaids, Habana Libre, and The End: Montauk. Over the years his artistic practice expanded to sculpture and filmmaking, and more recently he has delved into painting. The gallery will be presenting Blunderbust, Dweck’s first paintings from the multi-media corpus that also includes photography, sculpture, installations, and a feature documentary. For over 70 years, the Long Island car raceways were a vital part of its small-town, blue-collar culture. Dweck grew up minutes from Freeport Stadium known for a survival-of-the-fittest type of racing rallies, “somewhere between NASCAR and Mad Max, whose wild theater – jostling colors and stench of gas and burnt rubber, the cacophony of screeching tires and crashing metal” made for some of the artist’s early memories. As is the fate of many such enclaves, Freeport was replaced by a strip mall in 1983, and in 2007 Dweck […]

Shop the Closet of FIGTNY

La Miason Fete 11 Court Road, Bedford, NY, United States

Join us for an event on April 12th where you can shop the closet of Michaela Babuskova - local fashion influencer!

Event Series Kids Ballet

Kids Ballet

Bedford Hills Community House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY, United States

BALLET Instructor: Lauren Muccino Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Learn the various positions and develop grace and balance. Class consists of warm up at the “barre,” floor stretches, center dance, and free-form freeze dance. Come dance like a ballerina and perform in the showcase at the end of the session. Ballet slippers, tights, and leotard preferred, but comfortable clothing and sneakers are welcome as well. FOR: Grades K – 5 DAY: Fridays DATES: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 LOCATION: Bedford Hills Memorial Park (Bedford Hills Community House during inclement weather) FEE: $150 Residents, $185 Non-Residents FOR: Grades K – 2 TIME: 4:15 – 5:00pm ACTIVITY #: 142106C FOR: Grades 3+ TIME: 5:15 – 6:00p

Spring Garden-to-Table Dinner at Grace Farms

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

Experience a delicious meal prepared by our culinary team highlighting fresh produce and herbs harvested from our garden, followed by a spring-inspired dessert. Members of our culinary, horticulture, and garden teams, including Master Gardener Lauren Elliott and Pastry Chef and Educator Leah Jones, will introduce the meal and provide helpful tips on how to select, grow, and extend the life of local produce. Recommended for adults. Menu coming soon! $30 for nonmembers / $24 for members https://gracefarms.org/event/spring-garden-to-table-dinner

Colin Quinn Live at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

COLIN QUINN (Writer/Performer) is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn (okay, Park Slope), who has been a part of your whole life even though you never asked for it. From MTV’s “Remote Control” to SNL to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He’s been on Broadway with Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short and Off-Broadway with his show Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional, Colin Quinn: The New York Story, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State, and most recently Colin Quinn: The Last Best Hope. Recent credits include Trainwreck, Girls, and his web series “Cop Show,” streaming now on Colin’s YouTube  channel. His last book, “Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States,” is now out from Macmillan publishing. https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/colin-quinn/

LHA Gymnastics Clinic with Bridgette Miller

Echo Farm 91 Spring Street, South Salem

Details: • Clinic runs from 9am – 4pm Saturday, April 13th| rain or shine • Clinic address: 91 Spring Street, South Salem, NY 10590 • Max 3 to 4 riders per 1 hour session • 1 hour lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions • Start times will be posted and emailed by the Thursday before the clinic • Please be warmed up and ready to ride at your assigned Start time • proof of negative Coggins must be sent in along with Signed waiver and registration form • please no dogs are allowed on the property Bridgette Miller is an advanced level/CCI 3 star event rider. Bridgette specializes in training all levels of riders and horses from their first outings thru the advanced level. Bridgette believes that each horse and rider is individual and requires a specific approach to grow as a team and achieve their unique and specific goals

Event Series Take it or Leave it!

Take it or Leave it!

Bedford Hills Train Station

Take it or Leave it - Open again! Every Saturday through October. (Saturdays through October) 10:00am -12:00 pm Train Station Commuter Lot in Bedford Hills Leave a gently used item, find a treasure! You never know what you'll find at the TIOLI.

Slipstream – Elizabeth Gilfilen Solo Exhibition At Silvermine Galleries April 13th – May16th

Silvermine Arts Center 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT, United States

Please join us at Silvermine Galleries for the solo exhibition of artist Elizabeth Gilfilen winner of the Board Chair Grand Prize from the 72nd A-ONE Exhibition. Gilfilen’s paintings and works on paper have been included in group shows at Morgan Lehman Gallery, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Bronx Museum, among others. All are welcome to attend the Artist Reception Saturday April 13th, 2-4pm.

Event Series Grace Farms Tour

Grace Farms Tour

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

Sip complementary tea in the Pavilion and follow a guided architectural tour exploring the site-specific art installations, sustainable design, and curated interiors in each volume of the double LEED-certified River building, designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning firm, SANAA. With open architecture designed to break down barriers between people and nature, the River building embodies the Foundation’s mission to create more grace and peace in our local and global communities. SANAA and Grace Farms were awarded the 2014/2015 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Grace Farms was also honored with the AIA National 2017 Architecture Honor Award and AIA Connecticut 2016 Design Honor Award. Approved for AIA CES 1.5 LU $25 for nonmembers, free for members

2024 Instructors Salon At Silvermine Galleries April 13th – May 16th

Silvermine Arts Center 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT, United States

Please join us at Silvermine Galleries for the 2024 Instructors Salon on view from April 13th-May 16th. The Silvermine School of Art Instructors are distinguished artist educators offering courses for students of all ages and levels of experience in a wide range of disciplines, while providing an environment and atmosphere in which art and artists can develop and flourish. Our award-winning School of Art is the preeminent learning destination for visual arts in Fairfield County with more than 1,100 courses and workshops and approximately 4,000 enrollments throughout the year — for the beginner as well as the professional. All are welcome to attend the Artists Reception Saturday April 13th, 2-4pm. "Hidden And Reveal (Chart Oak)" Artist - Evelyn Harvey

River Building Interiors Tour

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

with Grace Farms Architecture Advisor Toshihiro Oki Step inside the glass-enclosed River building with our Architecture Advisor, Toshihiro Oki, who worked with SANAA during the building’s design, for an interiors-focused tour highlighting seating design selections, sustainably-sourced surfaces, responsive plans, and more. Approved for AIA CES 1.5 LU

Mary Ellis Now Opening Reception at Yellow Studio

Yellow Studio 792 Route 35, Cross River, NY, United States

Yellow Studio is thrilled to present Mary Ellis Now, a captivating solo exhibition featuring the latest abstract expressionist works by accomplished artist Mary Ellis. Mary Ellis Now is an invitation to immerse oneself in the present moment and experience the raw, unfiltered beauty of abstract expressionism. The show runs from April 13 to May 10, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 13 from 4 to 6pm. In this exhibition, Mary Ellis’s intuitive mark-making and layered brushwork bypass the conscious mind and speak directly to the heart. Ellis’s process of adding and removing marks, textures, and colors allows the past to show through and enhance the present in her effort to demonstrate that we are the sum of all of our experiences. Each painting’s complex surface history engages the viewer emotionally and viscerally. Please RSVP. All are welcome.

Free