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New Art Exhibition opening at New Canaan Library: "Liana Moonie, A Retrospective"

New Canaan Library

Aug 27, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Liana Moonie's vibrant, color saturated abstract paintings might bring to mind Rothko's fields of color, but it is the pronounced infusion of joy that makes these works so distinctively Liana Moonie.  Her many periods of work and diverse influences are beautifully evident in "Liana Moonie, A Retrospective."  The exhibition opens at New Canaan Library's H. Pelham...

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Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson

Bruce Museum

Aug 27, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Artist Francesca Anderson specializes in capturing natural history in her exquisite illustrations of plants and wildlife. Twenty of her scratchboard and pen-and-ink drawings will be on view in the exhibition Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. The show opens on Saturday, July 23, and runs through October 30, 2016. Flora and Fauna brings...

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Join local author Diane B. Saxton at Elm Street Books for a special book signing of her debut novel, PEREGRINE ISLAND, which is set on a private island off the Connecticut coast. Her book explores the mysteries behind three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it, and those who would do anything to possess it—even kill.  Saxton, a former journalist...

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Nature-based Summer Enrichment: Three Imaginative Weeks of Summer Fun with the Sprouts & Seedlings

Garden Education Center of Greenwich

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016 @ 09:15 AM

Our day’s activities are led by our own Director of Youth Education, Deanna Novak, and are rooted in science, art, literature, math and dramatic play to encourage the development of the whole child: mentally, emotionally and physically.  Ages 3-6 and 6-8. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Cost: $375 per child with a 10% sibling discount All Sessions are daily from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Session 1:...

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It's in the Details

Gores Pavilion

Aug 27, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

New Photography Exhibit Opens at the Gores Pavilion It’s in the Details, a photography exhibit by Matthew Blaine, just opened  runs through the end of October.  The exhibit was inspired by the Historical Society’s highly successful event, House of Cars, headed by Board members Susan Bishop and Joanna Williams.  The exhibit features stunning photos of classic cars...

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Fabulous Animals: The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson

Fairfield Museum and History Center

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Lawson is the only artist and author to have won both the Caldecott and the Newberry Awards. A resident of Westport, Connecticut, Lawson and his wife Marie, also an illustrator, lived at...

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The traveling exhibition Science and Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Berenice Abbott opens at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, on July 16, 2016. This exhibition is provided by Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program and is organized by Bank of America Corporation, by which all rights are reserved. The show offers an extensive view of the...

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St. George Greek Festival

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 @ 05:00 PM

For almost 30 years, thousands of festival-goers from throughout Fairfield County have joined the multi-day St. George Greek Festival, a family-friendly celebration of Greek culture, food and community, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Norwalk.  Shop dozens of booths featuring crafts, jewelry, and more and enjoy a menu of traditional Greek cuisine - just like your Yiayia used to make -...

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FARMERS, WARRIORS, BUILDERS-The Hidden Life of ANTS

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Daily, June 18 –Sept. 5, Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sundays 11 am - 5 pm. Ants are everywhere, living complex and diverse lives that are mostly hidden from our view. Now, with the aid of a macro lens and the insights of ant expert and photographer Mark Moffett, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Smithsonia's National Museum of Natural History present...

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