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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in cooperation with Fairfield County Arts Association will present Summer in Fairfield County, a juried exhibition judged by award-winning artist Laurel Stern Boeck. The exhibition will be held at the Mansion from May 7 through Aug. 18, 2011, with an opening reception on Thurs. May 12, 5-7 p.m. Juror and award-winning artist Laurel Stern Boeck has been characterized as one of the nation’s foremost portrait painters. The Fairfield County Arts Association is a support group for both professional and amateur artists. Its programs give members the opportunity to grow by sharing their work, expertise, and talent and to serve as a forum for comment, critique, and advice.All media are included under the term “arts,” including the various forms of painting, sculpting, photography, and almost any creative visual form compatible with the term “art” as determined by the association. One of the artists submitting artwork at LMMM is Howard Aaron, who discovered the joy of painting in watercolors at the age of 50. The opening reception will feature a performance by solo pianist and composer Nengbin Fred Shih and pianist/organist Jeb Dennis. For those who have already viewed the Mansion and are solely interested in the art exhibit, viewing hours are 12 to 4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Admission is free. During the season, full tours at the mansion are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children and young adults ages 8-18. Children under 8 are admitted free. Tour hours are 12- 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Tours are on the hour, and the last tour is at 3 pm. For information on educational programs, events and rentals, call 203-838-9799 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.