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“Michael Dweck: Blunderbust” exhibition opens April 11

Heather Gaudio Fine Art - Greenwich 382 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich

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 […]

Bedford Oak Reading and Party at NY Stoneware

New York Stoneware 11 Court Road, Bedford

Sip, Shop, and celebrate Bedford. Katie Sise will be doing a reading at 7pm of her short story series, The Bedford Oak, written in six parts for Bedford & New Canaan Magazine (read the story in advance, here: https://bedfordnewcanaanmag.com/uncategorized/the-bedford-oak-parts-1-6/

THE AFTERGLOW EVENT

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien

Can't get enough of the DCA's stunning "Glow Up?" Or did you miss the showhouse events but want to see what all the buzz is about? Join us on Thursday, April 11th from 6-8pm for The 203 Project "Afterglow Event," an open house and happy hour celebration. Enjoy a fun evening with friends and neighbors, and delicious food and drink by Diane Browne Catering. While you are here, take a peek at select rooms of our beautifully, newly decorated historic DCA mansion. Come bask in the afterglow with us!

NATURE SACRED: WHERE THE SCIENCE MEETS THE SOUL

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

A movement is blossoming across the US– the creation, stewardship and netweaving of nearby nature spaces to help us heal – something we need today more than ever. Alden Stoner, CEO of Nature Sacred, will share where the science meets the soul through these community-led greenspaces, or Sacred Places. Her talk will dive into the process and outcomes of these spaces, and will highlight the book BenchTalk: Wisdoms Inspired in Nature, a collection of journal entries from visitors over the last 25 years. This will be followed by a moderated conversation with Ruby Olisemeka from the Westchester Land Trust and a Q&A session.

Nature Sacred: Where Science Meets the Soul

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

A movement is blossoming across the US– the creation, stewardship and netweaving of nearby nature spaces to help us heal – something we need today more than ever. Alden Stoner, CEO of Nature Sacred (www.naturesacred.org) will share where the science meets the soul through these community-led greenspaces, or Sacred Places.

JORMA KAUKONEN – Guitarist at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

As a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen, has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots, blues, and rock for 60 years. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Kaukonen as No. 54 on its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and refers to him as “a pioneer of San Francisco psychedelia.” After performing a pair of sold-out shows in 2021 under the Playhouse Tent, Jorma returns to the Playhouse stage for the first time in 6 years. Come see why Billboard exclaims that his “dexterity runs circles around most players… and his material stands the test of time in a way that most others will not.” https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/jorma-kaukonen-3/