| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Fresh Ayer Gallery, 19 Halls Road in Old Lyme, plays host to the Connecticut Valley Camera Club’s “Fall Photography Exhibit” from Saturday, Nov. 2, until Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Work by more than 40 photogrpahers will be on exhibit. This is...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:43 AM
“Gallery19,” a new gallery dedicated to contemporary art, at 19A Main St. in Essex, was founded by Judy Friday and Helen Cantrell of Old Lyme, and opened with an exhibit of their work. This is “Bridge” by Cantrell.
| Sep 26, 2013
With plenty of sunny days and cool nights so far, it appears Connecticut is on track for great foliage color this fall.
The options for taking in the color are practically endless, of course, but that is not to say there are not some special roads,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Americans are obsessed with their pets. Well, Americans are obsessed with a lot of things, but when it comes to our pets, almost no expense is too large. Americans spend more than $43 billion a year in an effort to keep their pets happy and healthy....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:21 AM
In December 1934 the young American artist Harry Holtzman traveled to France and, uninvited, popped by the studio of Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian to introduce himself. Instead of sending him away, Mondrian talked to him, beginning a lifelong...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:35 AM
The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts hosts a new exhibit of works by illustrator Tim O'Brien, whose work you may be familiar with. O'Brien's portrait of Osama Bin Laden ran on the cover of Time Magazine after he was captured and killed in May of 2011....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:04 AM
“All Lit Up,” an exhibit of artwork by Gigi Horr Liverant and Mundy Hepburn, will be at The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme St. in Old Lyme, from Thursday, Oct. 10, when it opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., until Saturday, Nov. 16.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:45 AM
It's fall, people. Get out there and take a hayride, drink cider, pick apples, smash pumpkins — do whatever your heart tells you to do. Or try this: the Connecticut Art Trail has organized a series of autumnal events taking place at the Hill-Stead...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Stapleton Kearns’ oil-on-canvas “Robert Frost’s House” is one of the works to be exhibited at the New England Landscape Invitational at Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St. in Old Lyme from Friday, Sept. 27, until Saturday, Nov. 9. An...