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Stay updated with information and news relating to arts, history, culture, social movements, business and the arts, innovation, projects, collaborations, and articles from all over. We pass these stimulating, provocative, and inspiring news on to you–  to continue to raise the level of conversation and action in the arts community.
ORGANIZATIONS COME TOGETHER TO CREATE THE FIRST RIDGEFIELD DIVERSITY FILM SERIES

ORGANIZATIONS COME TOGETHER TO CREATE THE FIRST RIDGEFIELD DIVERSITY FILM SERIES

It’s not unusual for people to turn to the Arts during tumultuous times.  After all, the Arts have the ability to heal communities because they allow us to be heard.  On June 6th, the Black Lives Matter movement turned out a half-million people in 550 cities across America in protest. Several of the leaders of various Ridgefield arts organizations gathered together and asked the question – “What can we do to help families in our area foster a greater understanding of the Black Experience through the Arts?” 

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Forward into the Light

Forward into the Light

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, buildings and landmarks across the country will light up in purple and gold on August 26, 2020 as part of the nationwide Forward Into the Light Campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into the Light.”

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Great Hollow Virtual Juried Art Show – A Success!

Great Hollow Virtual Juried Art Show – A Success!

The Great Hollow Virtual Juried Art Show 2020 (May 15 – June 30, 2020) raised over $1300 for the Great Hollow Nature Preserve. Those funds came from the artists’ participation fees and the customers that bought paintings and photographs. The Great Hollow Photographers Club who sponsored the art show, presented a check to Chad Seewagen, Executive Director of Great Hollow, on July 31, 2020.

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“MyFavorite Things” – Paintings by Lorraine Ryan July 31 – September 16, 2020

“MyFavorite Things” – Paintings by Lorraine Ryan July 31 – September 16, 2020

The Sherman Library is pleased to present a new show “My Favorite Things” by Lorraine Ryan. From historic barns to landscapes and coastal scenes to the intimate details of a flower in her garden to birds and animals, she uses watercolors and acrylic to recreate life and memories. The paintings will be on display at the Sherman Library from July 31 through September 16, 2020.

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