By Janet Serra

Posted: 01/06/2017 16:43:17

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center located on 39 Scofieldtown Road in Stamford has organized an exceptional photography exhibit featuring images by members of the Women Photographers of Connecticut Collective that opens on Feb. 17 and  runs through Monday, May, 29. The opening reception of this show is on Friday, February 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bendal Mansion.

This exhibition explores the importance of water in our lives and how human activity impacts the waterways of Connecticut. It also explores how impacted waterways can be reclaimed and natural ecosystems restored.

These concepts are explored through dramatic and poignant images captured by the Women Photographers of Connecticut, a diverse group of women photographers from across the state. This exhibition is being presented at a critical moment for the community, as the National Weather Service has recently reclassified the ongoing drought in Fairfield County as severe, with ground water, wells, rivers, and streams all below normal levels.

There are two events connected with this exhibition, the first is the Farm to Table Dinner that is being held on Febraury 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This sumptuous farm to table dining experience in the elegant setting of the Bendel Mansion, will feature the cuisine of Executive Chef Carlos Baez of The Spread in South Norwalk, Connecticut. Rave reviews from food critics and bloggers, not to mention a highly touted appearance on the Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay," have earned Carlos a devoted following among local foodies. A Connecticut Magazine Reader's Poll cited his to be the Best Apps in the state, helping The Spread to win the award for Best New Restaurant and a second-place nod for Overall Excellence.

On March 8 there will be a hands on workshop with Julie Avellino  a photographer with work that will be on display  to move participants from the idea and hobby you love to a profitable and scalable business opportunity designed by you, for you, and in support of your life goals.  On March 26, Heather Liebensohn, whose work is also on display will explain her journey from taking everyday photos to becoming a professional photographer.

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