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Please note: Lecture has been canceled.
The Photography of Leo Kulinski, Jr.
@ White Memorial Conservation Center
Kulinski has been White Memorial's court photographer for years. Expect breathtaking images of Apple Hill, whales, the moon, musicians, his beloved white-tailed deer, Veronica the Red-tailed Hawk, and the stories behind the images. 
Art Opening & Reception
Litchfield Montessori School
“Following the Seasons:
The Brilliance of Light & Form”
~ Mixed Media
Thursday, January 3 ~ 5:00-7:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
On exhibit through January 25
This year's exhibit features student work that offers a look into how each student observes and develops a reverence for the natural world, whether through exploration of the outdoor environment or from an in depth botany lesson. Equally, as the students created their works of art, they connected with nature, and became stewards of the land.

Featured in the art show will be creations inspired by the American modernist painter, Georgia O'Keefe, with a focus on her ability to capture the magnified elegance and form of a simple flower. Like O'Keefe, each student captured the light of summer through studying and painting a flower. From there we moved to the warm and cool tones of autumn through our exploration of analogous colors and form.

Also featured, by way of the ancient art of pottery, are luminous clay lanterns created to hold the light as the days grow darker. Inspired by the extraordinary Norman Rockwell, author, painter and illustrator, and his reflections of American Culture, heartwarming compositions of hearth and home are displayed through the medium of paint and paper-cut collage. They display cherished moments in children's lives. To learn more, visit
The Warner Stage Company
Auditions Announced for
Ken Ludwig's
The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Nancy Marine Studio Theatre production of Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY on Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th, by appointment. The production is directed by Katherine Ray. It will be presented at the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre beginning March 23, 2019 for 5 performances.

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking 4 men and 1 woman for this production. Auditioners are asked to prepare two short monologues from the materials that will be provided with your audition appointment confirmation. Auditioners will also be asked to read from the script (reading copies are available from the production office) as well as participate in several improvisation exercises. Please dress comfortably for movement.  Click here for details.
Oil Painting Classes
“Finding Your Way”
Mondays, Jan. 7, Jan. 28,
Feb. 4, Feb. 11 ~ 2:00-5:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Souby Boski returns to The Litchfield Community Center on Mondays, Jan. 7, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, 2019 for her oil painting class:  Various approaches to painting will be encouraged: experimentation of techniques and ideas, trial and error. Personal consultations in each class will cultivate students' vision. Students will explore the use of color, mark making, surface quality and composition, emphasizing their own pictorial language.

Please bring a reference material (photos) for inspiration. Instructor has provided a suggested supply list. Students should bring supplies to the first class. Please go to website for list of needed supplies.
Ages 15 and over. Limited to 10 students.
The classes run from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
and cost $150.00 pp.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required
by calling The Litchfield Community Center
at 860-567-8302 or

For more info call 860-567-8302
Goshen Players, Inc,
 will be holding open auditions for its
Spring 2019 Musical, [title of show]
Sunday, January 13 and
Monday, January 14 ~ 7:00-9:00 pm
at the Goshen Old Town Hall,
2 North St., Goshen
at the Rotary Junction of Rts 4 & 63
Director Colleen Renzullo
Art @ OWL
Jo-Ann Miller
“Perspectives” - Paintings
Oliver Wolcott Library Gallery 
On Exhibit: November 1 through December 28
While Jo-Ann’s interest in art came more recently, throughout her life she has pursued artistic expression. A Torrington native, she moved to San Francisco to attend La Cordon Rouge School for Professional Chefs. Upon completion, and moving back to the area, she was the pastry chef andgeneral manager for the Egremont Inn; eventually acquiring the Inn with her husband whom she met there. Upon selling the Inn three years later and moving to Washington, DC, she started taking art classes at the Alexandria (VA) Art League.
Four years later they moved to Essex on the Connecticut shoreline and attended the Lyme Academy. Her works were shown at the Essex Art Association. Five years ago they moved to Bantam and Jo-Ann joined the Washington Art League, participating in the exhibitions and studying with Ira Barkoff and Souby Boski.
Painting exclusively in oil, Jo-Ann initially did still lifes and representational works, but her true passion and current interest is in the Abstract. Not only can she put her emotional thoughts on canvas, but Abstraction allows her to paint the way she feels rather than describing the way things look in a literal sense. In this manner, the viewer can evoke a personal interpretation that is heightened by her mix of multiple palates and layered textures.
Art Show ~ Marlow Shami
White Memorial Conservation Center
Marlow Shami's vibrant, mandala-like abstracts investigate nature's imprint within her daily life. She describes her upcoming show "Restoration" below: "Restoration is a growing body of work launched in 2010. Like words used to build a story, sensory attractions build my experience. I wait, listen, leap, stop, and begin again to collect, compose, wonder, experience. Each mosaic-like piece within the Restoration series, captured during one of New England's seasons, is a segment of one of hundreds of digital photographs taken for each piece.

The many hours spent outside in nature form the matrix upon which I build. The nature of this experiential process elicits a restorative response within me as the colors, character, smells, sounds, textures, and season direct my attention. Tuning into the sensory language of nature bestows both direction and joy in my process. Most of the finished work within this series may appear to be  symmetrical, but it is not. The composition is a reflection of the internal urgings to create balance; perfect imperfection.

I work with a Canon D7 Mark 11. My canvas is digital. I utilize Photoshop to piece together the final work." Shami's work is commissioned by private collectors and shown in regional and national juried shows. Visit Marlow's website