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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 […]

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

BRLA Spring Trail Clean-Up

Bedford Riding Lanes

Gather your friends and neighbors and come out and help restore the trails on our annual community-wide Volunteer Clean-Up Day.  Volunteers will be divided into teams (easy / medium / hard work levels) and assigned one of many trail locations around town for a 90-minute clean-up effort -- followed by a group lunch hosted at the BRLA Barn.

Keep The Change at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

The Ridgefield Playhouse is supporting the autism community with a special presentation of, “Keep The Change.” In this romantic comedy, actors with autism are celebrated as they star in a story about two young people in their 20s and on the spectrum, who are looking for a relationship. When David is mandated by a judge to attend a social strategies program after making his typically inappropriate jokes to a police officer, he thinks he’s too good for the weirdos he meets in the class. But when he’s assigned to go to the Brooklyn Bridge with his classmate Sarah, a budding relationship develops and he’s forced to reassess his beliefs about himself and his world. The movie is careful to treat their autism with a gentle kindness that celebrates their idiosyncrasies and allows the audience to laugh with them when awkward social moments happen. “Keep The Change,” is written and directed by Rachel Israel who was an MFA student at Columbia University when she decided to make a film about her friend Brandon Polansky, an autistic boy she met in art class who was searching for romance. Rachel wanted this story to be authentic, so she cast her friend Brandon as […]