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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

NCNC Hiking Club: Devil’s Den

New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FOR THE 25TH HIKE- NCNC Hiking Club April 30, 2024 (rain date 5/2) Meet at 9:00 am in NCNC upper parking lot The hike will return by 1:00 pm Hike location Devils Den The preserve’s 20-mile trail system winds past dramatic rocky crests, outcroppings, and cliffs forming high ledges partly covered with grasses, mosses, and lichens. No dogs allowed.

SPRING Morning Yoga at the DCA

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien

Turn your focus to body, mind and spirit using breath awareness in this Vinyasa flow class. Listen to your body and color outside the lines, exploring familiar poses with a less traditional approach. Build up your strength to progress in your physical practice and watch how this translates into your life outside of the mat. Improve your range of motion and feel more at ease in your body and mind. Varying abilities welcome and use of props encouraged. Bring your own mat, 2 yoga blocks and a blanket. Classes will be held indoors and in the garden (weather permitting).

Kramer vs. Kramer

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

This film is a 1970s cultural phenomenon about work-life balance, father’s rights and single parenthood that swept the 1979 Oscars, taking home Best Picture, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman) and Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep). After Ted Kramer celebrates landing a big account and new promotion, this high-powered advertising executive comes home to the news his wife, Johanna is leaving him. Although he doesn’t take her seriously at first, he’s hit with a big dose of reality when she also says she’s leaving him with their 6-year-old son, Billy. Ted struggles to connect with Billy but eventually learns to set aside his selfish needs and put his son first. Just as they begin to bond, Johanna reenters the picture and wants custody of her son. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Jane Alexander.

Creative Collaboration Workshop with Shelley Molad & Serena Norr at Yellow Studio (Women 18+)

Yellow Studio 792 Route 35, Cross River

After a successful (and very fun) Creative Collaboration Workshop in January, Serena and Shelley are back to do it all again! Unleash your creativity and expression to build connectivity with other women through writing, improv and movement exercises. Led by Yellow Studio Members, actor/writer Shelley Molad and Playwright Serena Norr, Yellow Studio invites you to join this special workshop. Please wear comfortable clothing. A notebook and pen will be provided for each attendee. This workshop is open to all women – no writing or acting experience necessary. Space is limited to 10 attendees. Bites and beverages will be served.