Sunday, June 30, 2013

Plein Air Seascape Painting with Judy Katz

Thursdays, 12 - 3pm: July 11, 18, and 25

Join local artist, author, and teacher Judith Orseck Katz on an adventure of plein air watercolor painting of various seascapes throughout beautiful and picturesque Westport. Discover how painting from life helps us to see and observe the affects of light and atmosphere and learn to develop clean, colorful, and dynamic compositions.

This three-part workshop is designed to offer individualized attention and foster a creative space to gain self-confidence and expand your creative potential. All levels welcome, ages 15+.
$65 per class or $165 full series
$50 per class or $135 full series WAC Members

Register today at 203.222.7070 or sign up ONLINE.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Brookfield Craft Center Closing

Brookfield Craft Center Closes Again – Maybe Permanently June 28, 2013 By Mercurial Staff

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Since its founding by Nancy Hagmayer in 1954, the Brookfield Craft Center has offered a broad range of classes and provided an exhibition and retail outlet for American craft artists. Pending the outcome of talks with potential partners, Brookfield Craft Center is suspending operations at its historic campus in the Four Corners district of Brookfield, Connecticut.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sarah Wheeler

Sarah writes, "So excited about my refreshed blog style! Check out my very first post about My Favorite's Corner

My Favorite's Corner: Safaris and Sunsets"

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Any interest - contact me and I'll connect you

Hello, All,
I have three medium size totes of law school books (mostly thick and heavy hardbacks).  I have seen old books recreated as sculptures at Danbury High School.  So I contacted the high school art department and ESCAPE to the Arts (Regional Y).  Neither place has responded positively.
Do you know of any similar groups that could use all or some of them? Or would any of you have a use for them?  The interiors are colorfully decorated with my personal highlighting.
I hate to simply throw them out (the recycle company will not take hard backs) and would prefer to give them away. 
As the books have been around for more than 20 years, they will not be heading for the trash soon.  As my dad would say, "don't throw them out, you'll need them tomorrow."
Thank you for your help.  Elisabeth
Eileen =

Art Show tonight and tomomorrow - 2 nights 4 artists

Join Brian Antonio, Yeddie Fresh, Kennected, and Joe (McCarley) for a special two night pop-up art show at A&J Subs in D-block CT.
An S.A. production. for more info email me at

A & J Sub Shop

30 Hayestown Ave
Danbury, CT 06811-4818
Phone(203) 744-6978

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Joel Spector

Joel sends an invite:

Hello Everyone,

Come this Weekend to an Open Studio Tour. This Studio Tours is sponsored by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council.
I look forward to see you,

Joel Spector
3 Maplewood Drive
New Milford, CT 06776

Friday, June 14, 2013

Marcella Kovac

Marcella writes, "Had a blast at the Connecticut Art Directors Club Annual Awards Show last night. Oh, and also brought home some new hardware :)"

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

From the WCSU calendar - join us for these two great events!


The WCSU Alumni Association will host an alumni networking event, "westerNetwork," from 5 to 7 p.m. at Two Steps Downtown Grille, 5 Ives St. in Danbury. The event will include the opportunity to meet fellow alumni, WCSU faculty, academic deans and President James W. Schmotter. It will be free and open to WCSU alumni. For more information, go to Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP by Thursday, June 6.

Jun. 18 - Jul. 6 M.F.A. NEW YORK EXHIBITION:
The Master of Fine Arts Emerging Artists Show, featuring works by the 2013 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be on display from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. An Opening Reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-3222 or visit

Friday, June 7, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

WCSU Theater Students need your help!

Help WCSU Students get to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013

Help Western Connecticut State University's Theater Arts students bring "Lysistrata: The Disco, Vaudeville, Rock Musical" to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CT Open House Day and reception for Nearly Forgotten: Photos by Catherine Vanaria

June 8 at 12:00pm

Still River Editions, 128 East Liberty Street, Danbury, Connecticut
Reception for the exhibit "Nearly Forgotten: Photographs by Catherine Vanaria".

Gallery open noon - 5 pm for the exhibit, refreshments, and conversation. There will be an artist's talk at 3 pm.

Vanaria has been photographing hats and other objects from the Danbury Museum and Historical Society collections for the past several years. She says, “For the past three years, I’ve been exploring Danbury’s history through the archives of the Danbury Museum and local tag and estate sale to build my own understanding of the lost stories of this area.”

Monday, June 3, 2013

Westport Arts Center

It's not too late!! RSVP TODAY to reserve your seat for a fun and FREE Drink n' Draw hosted at Mitchells of Westport this Thursday, June 6 at 6pm. RSVP to

Calling all puppeteers and face painters!

Elizabeth L. Popiel writes,


I need a FEW GOOD PUPPETEERS and FACE PAINTERS next SUNDAY FROM 10 TO 3 for TOUCH A TRUCK event for kids at DANBURY HIGH SCHOOL Parking lot. Please drop me a note and confirm you will come help.

PUPPETS and watercolor face make up provided for use.

Rain or Shine!! — with Sal Trapani and 37 others.