Western CT State University Hosts Artist Senior Thesis Exhibition---Danbury

04/20/2016 to 05/11/2016

43 Lake Ave., Extension, Danbury, CT 06810.

Western CT State College hosts Artist's Senior These Exhibition from April 20, 2016 through May 11th in the Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center.  A reception will take place from 6 to 8PM on Wednesday evening, April 20th. 

Litchifeld County Live Auctions

04/20/2016 to 04/21/2016

Litchfield, CT

Live Auctions ! We are excited to announce that our April Auctions are ONLINE NOW on both INVALUABLE & LIVEAUCTIONEERS. The auctions may be viewed online, with live auctions and online bidding in two sessions on April 20 & 21. Day 1, Wed., April 20: 20th Century Furniture, Design and Tiffany Lighting; plus American Paintings, Fine Art & Sculpture. Live Auction & Online Bidding. Starting at 10:00 am. Day 2, Thurs., April 21: Jewelry, Watches, Pens & Handbags; plus Silver, Gold, Medals & Coins. Live Auction & Online Bidding. Auction starting at 10:00 am. There will be a Live Gallery Exhibition (NO Tag Sale) on Friday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 19, 10am-5pm each day. Also, you are invited to attend our Annual Preview & Cocktail Party, Friday evening, April 15, from 6-8pm (RSVP.)

Church of Christ Congregational Holds Earth Film Series: Climate Refugees--Goshen


5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: 860-491-2793.

Earth Film Series--Film: "Climate Refugees" & FREE Soup Supper--Church of Christ Congregational The effects of climate change on our civilization. Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:30pm. The film was the first to illuminate the human face of climate change and the first non-partisan film on our changing climate. It is about what happens when an over populated world with lack of resources and a changing climate all collide with each other. An intersection of humanity that many are calling the greatest challenge mankind will ever face. Please join us for a FREE Soup Supper and Film In the Fellowship Hall.

Institute for American Indian Studies Offers April Vacation Week: Stones and Bones--Washington, CT

04/20/2016 to 04/22/2016

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

APRIL VACATION WEEK: STONES AND BONES--Wednesday – Friday, April 20th – 22, 2016 from  1 pm-3 pm. Itching to get out during school vacation week? Come learn a new skill at IAIS!. Before metal was used widely by the Native Americans in this area, stones and bones were used to create tools. During this three-day program, children will learn how to identify different types of stone, animal bones and how Native peoples used these raw materials to create tools. Join us on Wednesday for an introduction to stone identification and use. On Thursday we'll compare skeletal structures of a few common woodland animals. Friday, watch our educators demonstrate techniques for using these materials to create items such as fishhooks, needles, combs, weapons, and projectiles. Drop in from 1pm-3pm on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd to watch stones and bones turn into tools outdoors at our outdoor replicated Algonkian Village. Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members FREE.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: An Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word with Poets Wear Prada-Litchfield


106 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

Join us in celebration of National Poetry Month with a gathering of poets published by Poets Wear Prada who will read selections from their work.  Poets Wear Prada's mission is to introduce new authors through limited editions and publish works of outstanding artistic and creative expression.    Registration is required.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  A selection of works published by Poets Wear Prada will be available for purchase.

American Clock & Watch Museum Program: Mind into Matter--Bristol


100 Maple St., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6070.

Join us at the American Clock & Watch Museum on Thursday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by woodcarver, Robert Lagasse. Learn about the artist's process as he walks through the steps of creating his one-of-a-kind nautical sculptures. From simple, hand-made tools to new, innovative tools, he will display and demonstrate the implements used in wood sculpting today. The program is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.Call to register.

Beadsley & Memorial Library Program: Di What You Are


40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098. Phone: 860-379-6043.

"Do What You Are"--Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016--Time: 6:30 p.m. "Do What You Are" – Determine your personality strengths via Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to help match your life choices. Jeff Crothers, Licensed Professional Counselor, will administer and explain how to use this tool to benefit your future. Attendees will learn the identification and description of the 16 distinctive personality types and come away with an accurate profile of their own strengths. Join Mr. Crothers, at Beardsley and Memorial Library on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. and find out your personality type.

Sharon Audubon Holds Arts Desire Painting Fundraiser


325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-0520.

AUDUBON SHARON ART PAINTING PARTY FUNDRAISER – Thursday, April 21,2016 from 6:30-8:30pm. The Arts Desire, located at 97 Main Street in Torrington, CT, is hosting an art class fundraiser for Audubon Sharon on Thursday, April 21st from 6:30-8:30pm. Participants can join in for a fun evening of painting with friends and some of Audubon Sharon's live birds will also be making a visit. All art materials and aprons are provided; just bring your own beverage and snack as well as your enthusiasm! Leave with your very own beautiful canvas painting and the satisfaction knowing that some of the proceeds are benefitting Audubon Sharon's programs and animals! Participants will be painting a cheerful bluebird with spring blossoms background. No art experience is necessary for this class. An Arts Desire instructor will walk the class through the painting step by step in a fun and relaxing setting. Fee is $35 per person and space is limited. Please purchase your tickets online at www.theartsdesirect.com or contact Wendy at Audubon Sharon at (860) 364-0520 x105 or wmiller@audubon.org to register.

2016 History Bites Lecture Series: Old Bethlem Historical Society: Artist Ralph Nelson's WPA Murals and More--Bethlehem


21 Main Street South, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-5196.

Old Bethlem Historical Society will offer a lecture by Matang Gonzales, artist and Ralph Nelson's grandson.  Lecture Site:  Johnson Memorial Hall, Christ Episcopal Church.  Free and open to the public.  Registration requested but not requried. 

Sharon Audubon Bluebird with Spring Blossoms painting


97 Main St, Torrington, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520 x105.

6:30 - 8:30 at the he Arts Desire, 97 Main Street, Torrington, CT $35 per person, includes canvas and all painting supplies. Join us in this fun BYOB teacher-guided setting at The Arts Desire, located at 97 Main Street in Torrington, CT as you work to create your own painting masterpiece! Up to 30% of the proceeds will come back to Audubon Sharon to support the birds and our programs. Some of the Center's birds will be making an appearance at the workshop as well. No experience is necessary, and all materials and aprons are provided. Registration for this event is required, as space is limited. Please email Wendy Miller at call (860) 364-0520 x105 to register.