Center for Contemporary Printmaking Silkscreen

06/19/2017 to 06/24/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10 am - 4 pm. Silkscreen offers an innovative technique of repetition and manipulation. This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to the process of silkscreen printmaking and learn how easy it is to set up a silkscreen studio in your home. Participants will use several stencil techniques from paper stencil to photo emulsion and explore edition printing, printing on a variety of surfaces and mono-printing. Silkscreen is a versatile medium for fine art printing as well as fabric printing, graphic design, installation, painting and sculpture.

Skinner Fine Jewelry Consignment Day at the Westport Historical Society

06/20/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

Find worth, worth finding at Skinner Auctions Fine Jewelry Consignment Day on Tuesday, June 20. Meet with Fine Jewelry Expert and Department Director, Victoria Bratberg, from 10AM – 3PM at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport across from Town Hall. Victoria will be giving complimentary auction evaluations and taking in consignments for Skinner's September 19 Fine Jewelry auction. Appointments are required. Please register via eventbrite and a member Skinner's team will contact you directly for an appointment time.

Wilton Historical Society Mad Hatter Tea Party

06/21/2017

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT

School's out? Time to toss your hat in the air in celebration! The Wilton Historical Society will be hosting a marvelous, magical Mad Hatter Tea Party on Wednesday, June 21 from 3:30 – 4:30. Youngsters in grades one through five will gather on the lawn wearing party clothes and a hat in honor of the occasion. Museum Educator Lola Chen will be supervising the madcap fun. There will be plenty of lawn games, including sack races, a teacup relay, and flamingo croquet. It wouldn't be a tea party without tea sandwiches, teacakes and cookies (nut free) and, of course, Mad Hatter-style tea! Please register. By E-mail: info@wiltonhistorical.org or by calling 203-762-7257 Members: $15; Non-members $25

Weston Historical Society More Birds, More Joy

06/21/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT

7-8pm. When done thoughtfully, bird-feeding can transform your back yard into a bird's favorite place! By following a few basic guidelines, you can begin to really enjoy the birds already in your yard in no time – and attract new ones. This process doesn't have to be time-consuming or complicated, but can be quick and simple. Chris Petherick of Wild Birds Unlimited in Fairfield will teach you how to get more joy from your yard and the birds in it. Suggested donation: $5/person. Call 203-222-1424 to reserve.

Wilton HIstorical Society Crazy Fun

06/21/2017

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Calling all first-to-fifth-graders!!! Come to a magical Mad Hatter Tea Party to celebrate the end of the school year! Please register. By E-mail: info@wiltonhistorical.org or by calling 203-762-7257. Members: $15; Non-members $25

Bruce Museum Andy Warhol and the Impact on Photography

06/21/2017

One Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203 . 413 . 6756.

6-8 pm. The changes wrought by Andy Warhol's work on painting and art are well known. Less discussed is the impact on photography. Warhol played a crucial role in changing the climate for image making and helped usher in a photographic era of bad pictures of bad subjects. (It's no coincidence that both Stephen Shore and William Eggleston, both pilloried for being pedestrian photographers, spent time at Warhol's "factory.") This lecture explores Warhol's influence, direct and indirect, on photography since the 1970s. Lyle Rexer is the author of several books, including The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009) and Photography's Antiquarian Avant Garde: the New Wave in Old Processes (2002). In addition, he has published many catalogue essays and articles on art, architecture, and photography and contributed to such publications as The New York Times, Art in America, Aperture, BOMB, Parkett and DAMn. As a curator, he has organized exhibitions in the United States and internationally, most recently "The Edge of Vision," a selection of contemporary abstract photography. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a columnist for Photograph magazine. Advance registration required. Free for Bruce members, $15 for non-members. At the door: $10 Bruce members, $25 non-members. See brucemuseum.org for details.

Beardsley Zoo - Lecture: The Bear Reality

06/21/2017

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

7 pm. Bears around the world are facing a growing number of threats, encroachment, loss of habitat, illegal hunting and poaching and a misunderstood fear. Through outreach and education, there will be a better understanding of these magnificent creatures and coexistence with humans will become a reality. $10 suggested donation.

Norwalk Seaport Association Acoustic Cruise to Sheffield Island

06/21/2017

4 North Water St., Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

6:30 pm. Adults only. $25. Visitors will board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing 2 hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor around the picturesque islands and waterways while listening to a live music performance on board.Sit back and enjoy the music...bring friends along with your favorite snacks & drinks! Boat departs at 6:30pm and returns to the dock at 8:30pm Boarding begins at 6:00pm

Rowayton Arts Center Focus Under Forty: Artists' Talk

06/21/2017

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

6:30 pm - 8 pm. Learn about the inspiration for this show from the artist.

Maritime Aquarium SONO FOOD, DRINK, FLAMINGOS AND FUN

06/22/2017

10 North Water Street , Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206..

Sample the best of South Norwalk's restaurants amid pulsing jellyfish and pink flamingos – live pink flamingos, not the vodka cocktail – during a fun adults-only evening on Thurs., June 22 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. From 6 to 8 p.m., guests 21 and over can explore the entire Aquarium, including the expanded new jellyfish exhibit "Journey with Jellies" and a special exhibit featuring gorgeous Chilean flamingos. Pay one price at the door and then enjoy happy-hour samplings from such neighborhood restaurants.