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"Milestones" - Works of Thelma Appel
Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center announces the opening of a new exhibit, “Milestones.” The exhibit features acrylic and oil and oil on canvas paintings and collage studies of the work of Waterbury artist Thelma Appel.  
This collection of work represents a spiritual and personal experience for Ms. Appel, created during a process of grief, leading her to contemplate the universal milestones in people’s lives.
The mysticism studies of the Kabballah (“that which is received”) and its influence on the Tarot is interpreted through the artwork in the artist’s personal style. videos
Thelma Appel
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel Ms. Appel lived in Asia and Europe before becoming a United States citizen in 1975. She was educated at Hornsey College of Art and St. Martins School of Art, London.

She has exhibited widely throughout New England and New York. Her solo work has been featured in The Fischbach Gallery, NYC, The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, and Bennington College in Bennington, VT. Her work in public collections included The Vermont State Legislature, the Chase Manhattan Collection, NYC, and the Cabot Corporation, Boston, MA.  

Her works are also in The Police Academy Museum, NYC, The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, The Walker Museum, Minneapolis, MN, The Port Authority of NY and NJ, AT&T Corporation, NY and NJ, and other important collections.

Ms. Appel was in Who’s Who in American Art from 1981-2015. She received a Yaddo Residency Fellowship, Saratoga, NY, a Milllay Residency in Austerlitz, NY, and the State of Vermont Purchase Award, State Legislature, Montpelier, VT as well as private and corporate commission.

The exhibit runs through December 9, 2017. The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery hours are: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.

For further information call (860) 567-3163

The Warner Stage Company will hold Open Auditions
for a Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Production
of Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT
(or Holmes for the Holidays)
Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26
(by appointment)
The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Nancy Marine Studio Theatre production of Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT (or Holmes for the Holidays) on Monday, September 25th & Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00pm by appointment. The production is directed by Joe Guttadauro. It will be presented at the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre in December 2017. 
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking 3 men and 5 women for this production. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script (reading copies are available from the production office).

Carole Wiley Art Opening
Friday, October 13 ~ 6:00-8:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
The nature photography of Carole Wiley will grace the walls of the A. B. Ceder Room through December 31. Wiley calls her passion for nature, animals, and photography, "A perfect storm." Spend a couple of hours with this gifted artist and ask her questions like, "How in the heck did you capture that bat in flight drinking water?"

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
The reception is free but you must
pre-register by calling: 860-567-0857
 or register online:

Autumn Art Display
by Gayle Terrill
@ Morris Public Library
Gayle Terrill, a 20 year resident of Morris, CT, and an experienced artist, is featuring her artwork at the Morris Public Library in the month of October.
The art display “Autumn, my favorite time of the year” presents landscapes done “Plein Air” and in oils, and still life paintings.
Painting out of doors and from life are the artist’s greatest pleasure. Dreams, memory, sketches and photo references are inspirational tools of Gayle’s craft.
“As you gaze upon these little pieces of me, I truly hope they make you smile,” says Gayle Terrill.

For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.
In the Gallery
Anita Garnett
“Secrets Objects Share” ~ Photographs
Oliver Wolcott Library
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Exhibit: September 7 - October 26, 2017
Anita Garnett’s mission as a photographer is to capture the beauty, sensitivity and humanity of her subjects. The images are unfettered by background and by isolating them, their form and their singularity can be further observed.
The Lakeville Journal writes, “And the images certainly deserve a closer look...the flowers are particularly stunning. In black and white, they force the viewer to look beyond beautiful colors and into the depth of the petals and the sinew of the stem...the ones in color require just as much attention because of the stark nature in which they are photographed.”
Photo essays involving people intrigue her and a portion of her exhibit will include photographic portraits of elders who share, in one sentence, what they have learned after all these years. Anita hopes all who view the exhibit will add their thoughts on what they’ve learned.

Anita participates in solo and group exhibitions in galleries. Among her numerous awards are Grand Prize International Winner of the Faces of Elders Contest for Apogee Photo Magazine and Kodak International Newspaper Awards Contest Finalist.

Today she is a freelance photographer for the Register Citizen newspaper where she captures people enjoying parades, fairs and fun events throughout Litchfield County. Her website is