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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

Creative Container Gardening Class

New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan

Join Juliet Howe, of Twigs Design, at the New Canaan Nature Center for a special April class on container gardening. Beautifully planted pots can add four seasons of wonderful interest to your property. We'll discuss proper setup and care, how to choose plants that will thrive in your space, and innovative plant choices. We will also get our hands dirty, and everyone will leave with a small pot they have planted themselves. Class includes all required supplies. https://www.classy.org/event/creative-container-gardening/e567107

Smart Phone Photography Class with Jane Beiles

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien

Learn how to take photos like a pro! Professional photographer, Jane Beiles, shares tips on how to take better images with the camera you always have with you - your mobile phone.This fun, interactive and engaging class is open to everyone from middle-schoolers to adults - bring a bestie, or your son or daughter, your mobile phone and be ready to up your photo game while you learn from the best!