Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program at Wilton Library

04/24/2017

137 Old Ridgefield Rd,, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1896.

Free. April brings Meg Pierce to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Pattern, symmetrical design, and grids are the organizing principles in Meg's work. Through working in painting, drawing, and collage, she has been drawn to fine variations color and line, especially found in textiles. Lace, handkerchiefs, thread, and women's stories are her inspirations. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library.

Westport Play House Script in Hand Playreading Series

04/24/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 888-927-7529.

7 pm. $20. The Script in Hand Playreading Series is curated by Anne Keefe, Playhouse Associate Artist. She co-directed with Joanne Woodward the Playhouse production of David Copperfield, directed readings of And Then There Were None, Harvey, Bedroom Farce and A Song at Twilight, and appeared in A Holiday Garland and a reading of Arsenic and Old Lace. She is a former Westport Country Playhouse Artistic Director.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children W.O.T.Y.C.

04/25/2017 to 04/28/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

Program 10:30 am - 1 pm on APril 25, on April 27 and 28 program begins at 10:30 am. Each Day has a different activity - Tasty Tuesday – Healthy eating and fitness at home and school, Artsy Thursday – Think, problem solve, create, Family Friday – Sharing family stories.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking INTRODUCTION: MONOTYPE AND MONOPRINT WITH AKUA INKS

04/25/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. An intensive one-day introduction to the pleasures of fume free, water miscible Akua soy-based inks. Review basic printmaking processes, and learn how Akua Inks can expand your options with their unique qualities. Learn to mix and modify Akua Inks for viscosity, rolling techniques, additive and reductive layers, overprinting, off-set transfers, trace monotype, ghost images, and chine collé. The transparency, color intensity, soap and water cleanup, and lack of toxic fumes make using Akua Intaglio Inks a liberating experience.

Beardsley Zoo What's New at the Zoo

04/26/2017

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

What's new at the Zoo come learn answers to these questions.... will there be more leopards in the future... how has the family dynamic of the giant anteaters changed...what goes on underground in the prairie dog tunnels and more...

Fairfield Museum and History Center Theatre In The Rough

04/26/2017

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

7 pm Unquowa Repertory Theatre – the newest addition to Fairfield's arts scene – invites you to an evening of Theatre In The Rough. This three part series of informal "table reads", performed by professional actors, is designed to give the audience (that's you) a glimpse into the early stages of new play development. Following each reading there will be a talk-back with the play's author and our actors.

Westport Historical Society The 1777 Danbury Raid & Battle of Ridgefield

04/26/2017

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

7 pm - 8 pm. Join Ed Hynes for an insigtful talk on two local battles. In the spring of 1777 the British landed a force of 2,000 men on Compo Beach with the goal of confiscating or destroying the Patriot's supply of tents and other provisions stashed in Danbury. A donation of $10 is requested for this event. Please register by calling (203)222-1424.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking IN PURSUIT OF WAYWARD MUSE: MONOTYPE AND MONOPRINT

04/26/2017 to 04/28/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm.This intensive workshop provides the context, information, and inspiration to create richly layered monotypes in series using non toxic soy-based Akua Inks. Overprinting, off-set transfers, stamps, stencils, ghost images, and chine collé using a variety of matrices will be explored to achieve "calculated spontaneity". Emphasis will be made on identifying the synergy between each participant's own way of making art through demos, one-on-one consultation, critiques, and print viewing to encourage individual directions and the pursuit of projects in depth.

Bruce Museum Film Series. The Great Artists: Their Lives, Times and Works – The Impressionists

04/26/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Degas. Film Series. Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 am. Held in the Bantle Lecture Gallery. Free and open to the public. No reservations. This film series chronicles the life, times and works of each featured artist and explores their stylistic trademarks. The programs also place each artist in historical context, highlighting the events that inspired his work and providing a clearer understanding of the creative process. The five programs in this collection provide an in-depth look into the fascinating world of the Impressionists and their art.

Lockwood Mathews MansionRight Angle Bliss Opening Reception

04/27/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

April 27, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm $10 for non-members; $5 for member. Thhis exhibition will feature six up-and-coming as well as award-winning photographers that highlight today's diversity of cultures and customs in wedding ceremonies throughout the United States.