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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 […]

Pleasantville Farmers Market

Pleasantville Farmers Market - Outdoors 10 Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville

Shop a dynamic, year-round, full inspected Farmers Market! 8:30-1:00pm every Saturday. See you at Memorial Plaza!

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

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

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.

Grace Farms Tour

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan

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

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

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

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

An Evening with Medium Thomas John

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

Back by popular demand! Internationally-regarded psychic medium Thomas John performs an insightful and lively evening of readings. Witness John remarkably channel and deliver messages from spirits from the other side. While there is no guarantee that a specific person will come through, John is typically able to channel the people that are most meaningful to you and give you a message that is just what you need to hear. His readings are known for their incredible accuracy with specific details, providing unequivocal evidence of the existence of consciousness. Premium recliner tickets include a reception and VIP session with Thomas after the main event.

ASI WIND – INCREDIBLY HUMAN

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

The New York Times called Asi Wind “one of the great magicians of our time.” The famous Magic Castle in Hollywood awarded him Magician of the Year. Recently, he concluded his sold-out off-Broadway show, Inner Circle, which ran for 448 performances and had six extensions. Wind’s show received extensive coverage in several prominent journals and newspapers worldwide, including a New York Times Critic’s pick. Watch Wind’s appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which has become one of the most-watched performances in the show’s ten successful seasons with over 15 million views on YouTube. In his new show, Incredibly Human, Asi pushes the limits of magic even further with unbelievable mind-reading and astonishing magic. Wind believes that true magic can only happen if you bring people together and make them feel like they are a part of the show. Wind’s goal is not to deceive people but to make them care and experience magic. Incredibly Human is a reminder that we all possess some magic within us. recommended for 14+ https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/asi-wind-incredibly-human/