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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

Moms for Moms Diaper Drive

The Community Center of Northern Westchester 196 Katonah Ave, Katonah

Moms for Moms was conceived by local mothers to help alleviate the financial burden on mothers struggling to provide for their babies. CCNW's 8th annual Moms for Moms Drive will take place May 1st through May 15th. Shockingly, 1 in 3 low-income families can't afford these very necessary items. We hope you will consider supporting this drive! Donate in person or order directly from our amazon wishlist! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/22FUUVCY8XWU1/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex

Free

Spectrum – Contemporary Art Show at the Carriage Barn

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan

Spectrum is a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork by local and regional artists, and invites submissions in all media. All entries must have been created within the past two years and not previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn. The juror Sam Wilson, a founding director of Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, reviewed original works in all media that celebrate and explore the connection between Art & Music. For centuries, artists and musicians have inspired each other through their creative expression. Significant artistic movements such as Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism evolved out of the visual interpretation of rhythm and sounds. Both art and music share the power to evoke and inspire emotions, tell stories, and communicate ideas. Works selected for the exhibition will showcase the common elements such as rhythm, harmony, repetition, movement, and expression, and the many ways that musicians or iconic performances influence artists in our contemporary world.

Free

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides New Canaan

New Canaan High School 11 Farm Road, New Canaan

Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event! Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we take steps to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Your participation in Great Strides matters a lot! We don’t just want to treat CF, we want to end CF. The time is now. Together, we can cross the finish line.

Katonah Classic Stage Presents God of Carnage

Whippoorwill Hall at the North Castle Library Armonk

Dive into a whirlpool of societal clashes, exposing the wild undercurrents lurking beneath the veneer of refined decorum. The 2009 Tony Winner for Best Play, Yasmina Reza’s darkly hilarious satire, GOD OF CARNAGE, unravels the thin veil of civility that masks our primal instincts. “Ms. Reza’s streamlined anatomy of the human animal incite the kind of laughter that comes from the gut, as involuntary as hiccups or belching” – The New York Times  5/2 at 7 p.m. (Preview) 5/3 at 8 p.m (OPENING NIGHT) 5/4 at 7 p.m (Talk Back) 5/5 at 2 p.m. (Talk Back) 5/10 at 7 p.m. (Talk Back) 5/11 at 2 p.m.(Talk Back)  & 7 p.m. 5/12 at 2 p.m.

The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan

Version of Lewis Carroll's classic created by The Manhattan Project under the direction of under the direction of André Gregory. Definitely not your mother’s “Alice,” this rarely revived 1970’s Off-Broadway sensation is an exuberant, funny and strikingly relevant fantasy version of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, accompanying Alice down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass where madness awaits at every turn. Director Peter Green offers a fresh new revival of the acclaimed 1970’s Off-Broadway smash hit that invigorated experimental theatre and captivated audiences around the world. Join cast talk-backs after the show on Sunday, 4/28; Friday, 5/3; Sunday, 5/5; Friday, 5/10. Saturday night “Tipsy Tea Parties” offering wine and spiked tea for a donation; special Mother’s Day pre-show Tea Party, reservations required. The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland runs Weekends from April 26 – May 12, Powerhouse Theatre, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT.  Not recommended for children under ten. Tickets and information at TPNC.org.

Mother’s Day Event for Expectant and Postpartum Mothers

Queen B Coffee Company 417 Main Street, Ridgefield

The Parent Collective is so excited to host its first Mother’s day event for expecting and newly postpartum moms in Ridgefield. TPC was created to not only provide prenatal education but to help new parents create that much needed community. We hope that this event will celebrate you, as a mom, and help connect you with local resources with have here in town. Expectant moms will have the opportunity to book a mini-makeover with Essie Cohen and a maternity photo shoot with local photographer, Jenn Reidhead Guests will get to explore herbal teas, oils, bath salts and try reiki with Pippa Martin, receive lactation, postpartum support and car seat safety instruction from one of our favorite teachers, Cristina Bierce, browse maternity and nursing clothing from Figure 8 Moms, chat about life transitions/changes with local mom and business owner, Sarah Fannon, and sample goodies from Feast & Fettle & Queen Bee. And as a special treat, they will go home with some flowers provided by Wild Iris Flowers There will be GIVEAWAYS from Figure 8 Moms, All4reki, Cristina V Jewelry, Amour de Visage, Dr. Marilyn Jackson Acupuncture and so much more! Spaces are limited to please RSVP to: [email protected].

CHARIS PRESENTS BACH’S ST. JOHN PASSION

First Presbyterian Church in New Canaan 178 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan

Charis Chamber Voices present Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental St. John Passion, 300 years after its premiere. Performances are Saturday May 4, 7 pm, in the O'Byrne Chapel at Manhattanville College in Purchase and Sunday May 5, 4 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan. Artistic Director Jeremy Wiggins conducts. The starring role of the Evangelist will be sung by Grammy-nominated British tenor Ryland Angel and international bass-baritone Christopher Grundy will sing the role of Jesus. Concertmaster Nelva TeBrake has assembled some of the finest Baroque instrumentalists in the NY region. The work will be sung in its original German. Saturday night’s performance will include a pre-concert lecture at 6pm. Charis’s famous wine & cheese reception will follow each concert. Tickets are $30 ($25 for seniors and $20 for students). They may be purchased in advance through the Charis website, www.charisvocals.com, or at the door. Charis is an auditioned chorus of about 30 men and women from Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT. Founded in 1994, the group is renowned for its diverse repertoire, unique blend of voices and captivating performances. This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Westchester Community Foundation, a division […]

$20 – $30