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In the Gallery @ OWL
Litchfield Public Schools ~ Mixed Media
On Exhibit: LCS/LIS: Feb. 1 through 12
On Exhibit: LMS/LHS: Feb. 13 through 26
 Oliver Wolcott Library
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Students from Pre-School to Third Grade have created artwork of different artistic styles from a wide range of countries. Many turned to Ghana and Panama to get their ideas for Kente cloth and Mola design creations. Using paint and clay they mixed primary colors to produce secondary colors and also chose a favorite animal to draw and created its habitat.

Grades 4 through 6 at Litchfield Intermediate School learned about the Elements and Principles of Art while developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through a variety of art-making processes such as collage, scratchboard, and printmaking.

Art from Litchfield Middle School students will feature a variety of subject matter including Op Art, value drawings, 3-D paper sculptures, and self-portraits using colored pencils, marker and graphite pencil. Students employed different techniques to create abstract illusions as well as representational artwork.

Art from Litchfield High School students will include works from Advanced Placement Studio Art, Advanced Art, Painting & Mixed Media, Drawing, and Illustration & Character Design. Works feature a variety of subject matter including portraiture, still life, and conceptual work, and employ a variety of art media. Visit all four schools’

Art Reception
Claudia Wood Rahm ~ Paintings
 Thursday, March 1 ~ 5:00-7:00 pm
Exhibit: March 1 through April 16, 2018
Oliver Wolcott Library
It was only recently that Claudia Wood Rahm resumed painting. For many years, among other adventures, she taught art and raised two daughters with her husband, Woody. They have lived in Warren for 43 years. Since retiring, she has found her way back to her easel and the sheer delight of mixing colors. To her the sense of freedom that comes with painting is exhilarating and the process is comfortable, fulfilling and fun. She finds a pure joy in her creative expression that was held back for many years due to the pressures of life. Her art opens her  in a way that no other form of communication can.
Claudia's paintings often grow as she works on them. Occasionally she just plays with color and an idea comes. She is influenced by children's art, folk art, and the beauty of nature. She particularly loves painting organic shapes and the ocean.
The Bible is also a strong influence. When she paints dots on a canvas, she considers them joy molecules that enliven the piece. Intricate or elemental, her paintings reveal whimsical creatures and landscapes that celebrate her love of color, design and story. Raised in Westport, Claudia received a degree in Art Education in 1967. She never trained formally or under anyone famous. Maybe that is why her work is so free of pretension, so full of innocence and sometimes playful. Picasso said, "Every child is an artist; the problem is to remain an artist once the child grows up." Claudia has shown and sold her work in Litchfield County, along the Connecticut shoreline, as well as in Massachusetts and Maine.

LHS Players Present
"Into the Woods"
Thursday, March 8 ~ 6:30 pm
Friday March 9 & Saturday, March 10 ~ 7:00 pm
Litchfield Intermediate School Auditorium
Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is the result a curse, a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a special wish. 
The music is very challenging and the cast and crew are working very hard to bring you a wonderful performance.  Tickets:  $10 Call 860-567-7530 for more info.
Concert by Auerbach-Pierce Duo
with violinist Dan Auerbach
Saturday, March 10 ~ 7:00 pm
St. Michael's in Litchfield
Auerbach-Pierce Duo's recent concerts include a Merkin Hall recital, as well as numerous upcoming concerts in NYC as part of the American Festival of Microtonal Music (AFMM.) Dan Auerbach and Joshua Pierce have had a longstanding collaboration mainly through their affiliation with AFMM, where they performed and recorded together extensively. Their projects have included both avant-garde repertoire, as well as the traditional classical works. Their upcoming CD release on the MSR Classics label includes a mixture of both. Apart from the Duo's upcoming CD they are projecting to perform a Carnegie Hall recital, and continue their fruitful collaboration both recording and performing.

Dan Auerbach has been hailed by the New York Times for his "quiet virtuosity." In demand as a concerto soloist and recitalist, he has performed in every major venue in New York City. A fellowship recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF), he has appeared as concerto soloist with festival orchestras in the U.S., Canada and Israel, including Aspen, Bowdoin, Saratoga, Victoria, and The Jerusalem Music Center, collaborating with members of the Israeli Philharmonic and Israeli Chamber Orchestra among others. As a chamber musician, Dan Auerbach has collaborated with members of the Vermeer and Juilliard Quartets, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and other leading ensembles. Highlights of his 2017-18 season include a U.S. recital tour, a chamber music recital at the DiMenna Center (NYC) and broadcasts of his performances on WBLV and Michigan Public Radio. A long-time specialist in microtonal music, he has toured this season in Finland with the American Festival of Microtonal Music (AFMM), under whose auspices he will also tour Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and New York City. His recordings on the Pitch Label include The American Festival of Microtonal Music: Classic, Chamber, Ideas & Early. He holds B.M. and M.M. Degrees in violin performance from The Juilliard School, and a D.M.A. from Rutgers University.  A former faculty member at Georgia College and State University, Dr. Auerbach currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, where he teaches violin, viola, chamber music, and conducts the CSI Orchestra.

Award-winning pianist Joshua Pierce is a prolific and sought-after recording artist, with more than 235 works, including numerous premieres as a soloist and with prestigious international orchestras. His most recent orchestral recordings include works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Orchestras include Berlin Radio Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia of London, Moscow State Philharmonic, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony, Orchestra of Polish Radio & Television, Cappella Istropolitana, Slovak Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York and many others. Pierce maintained a 30-year association with John Cage, releasing numerous landmark recordings of the composer's work in the US, Germany, Italy and Russia. He has been heard in many of the world's most prestigious music centers including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, The Kitchen in New York City, The Knitting Factory and Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall in London to name a few. He has many Grammy nominations to his credit, as well as a Diapason Award, Fono Forum Award and The German Music Critic's Prize. He also has citations of excellence from such publications as Downbeat, CD Review, Billboard, Cash Box, Turok's Choice, Jazz Mania and Keyboard Magazine. For more information:

The program will include Mozart's Sonata in E Minor, K. 304, Sonata in G Minor "Devil's Trill" by Giuseppe Tartini, works by Johannes Brahms and Ernest Bloch, and Niccolo Paganini's Caprices No. 5, 14, Op. 1, among others.

All are welcome to the concert with a suggested freewill offering of $20. A sparkling meet-the-artist reception will follow. St. Michael's is located at 25 South Street, just off the Litchfield Green.
 For more information, please call 860-567-9465.

Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery Opening
"Form to Formless" by Fernando Martinez
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The exhibit runs from January 20 to March 24, 2018.
The exhibit is an eclectic mixture of furniture, paintings and plaster wall pieces. In the furniture work the artist explores the influences of cultural traditions and socio-economic pressures. These pieces, endeavor to explore the influences of cultural traditions and socio-economic pressure.  The paintings and plaster wall pieces render the many aspects of decay, from natural weathering to the gradual rubbing off of surfaces from constant use.  

Fernando Martinez
Mr. Martinez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied bioengineering at Polytechnic Institute of Technology and furniture design and fine arts at S.U.N.Y., Purchase, NY.  His work has been shown in solo shows at the P-Café in New Rochelle, NY, the Solar Gallery in Easthampton, NY and the Bison Legacy Gallery in Cody, Wyoming. Group shows include the Miranda Fine Arts Gallery and Art-Miami Solar Gallery in East Hampton, NY as well as the Mobile Show Galleria in Boston, among other East Coast venues.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm
The exhibit runs from January 20, 2017 -to March 24,2018.
For further information call (860) 567-3163

Music by Barbara Anselmi,
Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
 Directed by Lea Dmytryck,
Musical Direction by Jim Luurtsema
Cast and crew members gather around their Director Lea Dmytryck at the first rehearsal in January.
Tickets available at
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Performances are:
Friday, April 13 ~ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 14 ~ 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 15 ~ 3:00 pm

Friday, April 20 ~ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 21 ~ 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 22 ~ 3:00 pm

Friday, April 27 ~ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 28 ~ 8:00 pm

@ Goshen Old Town Hall
2 North Street, Goshen, CT
Rotary Junction of Routes 4 & 63
Theatre Phone: 860.491.9988
Questions? 860.489.8488