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Warner box office ~ 860-489-7180
The Watercolor Experience
Friday, August 18 ~ 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Classes run Fridays, August 18 thru October 6, 2017 (no class Sept. 1).
Watercolor is the perfect medium to lose oneself, explore color, serendipitous occurrences and share experiences. Instructor: Rose Petruzzi ~ Bring what materials you have to class. Email Rose at for a list of suggested materials.
Cost: $123.00 pp
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

The Warner Stage Company will hold Open Auditions
for a Main Stage Musical Production of AVENUE Q on
Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22, 2017 
(by appointment)
The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Main Stage Musical Production of AVENUE Q on Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00pm by appointment.  The production is directed by Katherine Ray with Dan Koch as music director and Peggy Terhune as choreographer.  It will be presented at Torrington's historic Warner Theatre in November 2017.

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking a multi-ethnic ensemble of strong singer/actors featuring 5 men, 5 women, 4 male or female (could be played by either) performers for this production.  Click here for details.

"Art in Your Heart" ~ Paint & Wine
Thursday, August 24 ~ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy an evening designed to inspire your creativity! No experience necessary - we will custooOmize each artist's journey to create their original masterpiece, while stimulating the creative process that promotes holistic health, develops brain function, expresses emotion and awakens the senses-connecting you to the universe and beyond. Bring your own design or choose one of ours. Easy, expert instruction and all supplies provided. Bring friends, and bring your own wine!
Cost: $35
* Bring your own wine/beverage!
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

The Landscapes of Ella Crampton Knox
White Memorial Conservation Center
Ella has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Conservation Center for decades. We are so honored to have this great artist hang a show of her ethereal landscapes in the Ceder Room.

Ella Crampton Knox is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY, class of 1980. There she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Since graduating she has owned and operated an art gallery and framing shop, Ella's Limited and the Ella Knox Gallery, located in Bantam, Connecticut for over thirty years. Ella is happy to have grown up in this beautiful area of New England, which provides her with endless subjects for her work.

In the Gallery
Liliana Kleid: “Azul” ~ Mixed Media
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Oliver Wolcott Library
Exhibit: July 6 - August 31, 2017
Liliana Kleid considers her work a celebration of life and nature, often changing courses along the way. It is her goal to honor the magical moments nature offers by using color, composition, and lighting, and to show the viewer something lively they wouldn’t normally get to see. 
She is always experimenting with different media and lately has been working with oils, acrylics and inks. Reflected in her work are the bold colors of indigenous crafts, clothing, and textiles that she was surrounded by growing up in Peru. After years of traveling and experiencing new creative forms, the influence of Peruvian artwork’s vibrancy has informed her passion for abstract depictions of nature. This series of paintings is inspired by her latest trip to the coasts of both Italy and Spain, where the deep blue colors of the Mediterranean waters were always in her view.
Liliana was born in Lima, Peru. She came to the United States with her American husband, Peter, in the early 1990s. They have been living in Litchfield for the past 15 years, with their two daughters and two poodles.

In between the development of each of her personal works, Liliana spends her time teaching art classes at the Litchfield Montessori School, and managing her boutique and gallery, Serendipity, in the center of Litchfield. In each of her projects, she promotes the integration of sustainability and creativity through the use of recycled and handmade materials.