News & Updates
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.
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.
Weir Farm Art Alliance, formerly Weir Farm Art Center, recently adopted its new name in support of its updated mission and broadened impact.
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut seeks submissions of various artistic projects or events offered during the national crises
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut seeks submissions of artistic projects or events that reflect
recent national events.
Margaret Gibson, working with the Connecticut Office of the Arts, launched a new website called Connecticut Poets Respond featuring current and past Town Poet Laureates in Connecticut reading their own poems online
The Artist Fellowship program provides recognition and funding support for Connecticut Artists and Creatives to pursue new work and advance their artistic careers
Award-winning playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger has been commissioned to write a play about folk artist Ammi Phillips for Thrown Stone Theatre Company.
With a dozen or more cultural institutions and venues found between the Cass Gilbert Fountain and Ballard Park, Ridgefield is considering applying to the state for a “cultural district” designation designed to promote economic development by raising awareness of the town’s many and varied cultural assets.
Litchfield Jazz Fest celebrates 25th year with free, live online concerts
Earlier today, the U.S House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee strongly rejected President Trump’s fourth consecutive annual budget request to eliminate both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by instead appropriating $170 million in funding for each for fiscal year FY 2021! This represents an increase for both agencies of $7.75 million each over the current FY 2020 funding level of $162.25 million and it is the same amount that we recommended to Congress.
The next installment of Q & A with Connecticut Authors is live. Karen Romano Young, author of “Shark Quest,” reveals what she’s been reading during the COVID-19 pandemic, what inspires her as a writer, and why reading is important to her.
Immaculate High School invites the public to view its Virtual Fine Arts Festival, a new and unique program that will showcase the artistic and musical talents of IHS students and allow you to immerse yourself in galleries of original art, music, skits, magic and more. The Virtual Fine Arts Festival can be viewed at that time or anytime