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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

Story Time (18mo-3yrs) at the Bedford Hills Free Library

Bedford Hills Free Library 26 Main Street, Bedford Hills

Little Folks & Friends 18 months - 3 years Wednesdays at 10:30 We embrace the boundless energy of toddlers and focus on stories, singing, and movement. Storytimes are centered on a theme to increase vocabulary and knowledge of a subject. Toddlers learn sounds, letter/number recognition, and language patterns while having fun with their caregivers and peers. Please sign up for the series. Walk-ins are also welcome!

Watercolor Paint Break

katonah reading room 19 edgemont rd, Katonah

Katonah Reading Room welcomes ALL level of artist, from beginner to established, to join them at their weekly watercolor paint break. Bring your own art supplies or purchase some of ours and come to paint in community. Grab some lunch, have a coffee, and hang out and meet new art-interested folks. Add some color to your life. Sessions are free and open to walk-ins. Join us. Check out our website for more information, www.katonahreadingroom.com or follow us on social media @katonahreadingroom

Free

Sculpt & Glow with French Farmacie

Duchess 641 Old Post Road, Bedford

Learn how to use facial massage tools to lift, sculpt, and boost radiance with the founder of French Farmacie. Light refreshments provided and something special to take home!

ON THE RUNWAY MODELS WHO INSPIRE TO BENEFIT ANN’S PLACE

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

Join Ann’s Place on Wednesday, April 24 for an exciting evening featuring some familiar faces around town who will strut their stuff on stage while raising funds that go directly to supporting free services for cancer patients and their families. This event will have you rolling the aisles with award winner comedian, Christine O’Leary, and will feature local celebrity models wearing spring and summer fashions curated by Audrey Road in Ridgefield. For more information including how you can support our models, visit www.annsplacefashion.org.

How the Battle of Ridgefield Impacted the Revolutionary War

St. Stephen's Church North Hall 353 Main Street, Ridgefield

Illustrated talk by history podcaster Mike Allen about the famous battle that brought 2000 British troops to the center of Ridgefield in 1777. Reception follows.

$15 – $20

Beginning Birding Class with Frank Gallo

New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan

Interested in birds, but not sure where to begin? Join Senior Naturalist, Frank Gallo, author of Birding in Connecticut, for an enjoyable hands-on course on how to identify birds. This introductory class teaches you the basics, from how to choose and use field guides, apps, and other resources, to the techniques needed to learn to identify birds on your own. No experience necessary. Winter and early Spring are the perfect times to begin learning to identify birds before the spring migrants arrive. Live in the Sturgess Room or available on Zoom!