Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection

02/11/2017 to 06/11/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Featuring 35 paintings and 7 sculptures from the Bruce's growing collection, Canvas and Cast celebrates long-time favorites and many recent acquisitions representing significant moments in the history of art from the 16th through the 20th centuries.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Powerful yet Fragile CT's Waterways

02/17/2017 to 05/29/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2033221646.

Explore these themes 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 our 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. The Stamford Museum Galleries are open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sundays 11 am - 5 pm.

Bruce Museum Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980

02/18/2017 to 06/14/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

This exhibition features 30 photographs, chiefly drawn from the Bruce Museum's permanent collection, including work by Larry Fink, Herman Leonard, Leon Levinstein, John Shearer, and Garry Winogrand. Street Smart provides a glimpse at life in the city during the post-war period and at how street-savvy New Yorkers navigated its bustling landscape.

Bruce Museum Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980

02/21/2017 to 06/04/2017

One Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

The new exhibition Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980 provides a glimpse at life in the Big Apple during the post-war period. Featuring 30 black-and-white works drawn from the Bruce Museum's permanent collection, the show records both cacophonous scenes of urban life and moments of quietude and respite from the chaos. Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.

Franklin Street Works, "Love Action Art Lounge.

02/21/2017 to 05/07/2017

41 Franklin Street , Stamford, CT Phone: 203-595-5211 .

"Love Action Art Lounge" is a group exhibition that features works that are generated from or encourage convivial social scenes, freedom of expression, and interpersonal connectivity. Through installations inspired by underground music clubs, written scores that instruct audiences, performed celebratory rituals, and videos that simultaneously world-build and critique existing sociopolitical systems, "Love Action Art Lounge" becomes its own hang out space that reflects the people-positive, aspirational, and, at times transgressive, attributes of its artists and collectives. Hours: Café: Tues-Fri, 10am – 5pm; Sat/Sun, 9am – 5pm. Gallery: Tues – Sun, 12pm – 5pm.

Maritime Garage Gallery Chromatic

03/07/2017 to 06/02/2017

North Water St, Norwalk, CT

Art that represents music, tones paired with visions of grandeur, will be on exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery from March 7 through June 2, 2017. The Gallery is located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The exhibit, entitled "Chromatic," features art that shows the visual crossing of the sense of hearing and sight. Exhibiting artists include Binnie Birstein of Norwalk; Tania Canteli of Beacon, NY; Ashley Nelson and Mary Grace Leone of West Haven; Lori Slotkin of Darien; Eric Chiang of Westport; Heidi Lewis Coleman and Mari Gyorgyey of Stamford. Jeanine Esposito and Frederic Chiu of Beachwood Arts in Westport, CT were ​guest jurors for "Chromatic".

“Chromatic” Maritime Garage Gallery,

03/07/2017 to 06/02/2017

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT

Vigorous tones paired with visions of grandeur describes the impetus behind 'Chromatic'. The crossing of senses is a mysterious phenomenon in which its experience is as personal as it is outcome. The Norwalk Parking Authority's Art in Public Places is part of a broad effort to support the arts and make use of city facilities, while providing inspiring and thoughtful works for the public. Art in Parking Places currently has two venues. The South Norwalk Train Station has two permanent art installations celebrating the heritage and history of Norwalk. The Maritime Garage Gallery, an urban art gallery located at the Maritime Parking Garage, features juried art shows and community exhibits.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING

03/21/2017 to 04/11/2017

229 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

This workshop is designed to introduce monotype, linoleum block printing, drypoint and collagraph. Each week for 30 minutes, the focus will be on the history of each medium along with demonstration. Thereafter, each participant will have the opportunity to work in the new technique and print their work. This workshop is for novice and experienced printmakers who wish to hone their techniques. Nancy will work one-on-one with each participant to accomplish personal goals.

Wilton Historical Society Dr. Seuss, Political Cartoons & the Battle over Isolationism vs Intervention

03/24/2017 to 10/15/2017

224 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

Timely exhibition shows 1940s "America First" policy was satirized by Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss, Political Cartoons & the Battle over Isolationism vs Intervention tells, through compelling cartoons and prints of the period, the fascinating story of how the United States moved from efforts to remain neutral during the Great War to "America First" and engagement in WWII. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00

Stamford Art Association KRITTERKAMS: Wildlife Photos from Northwest Connecticut

03/25/2017 to 04/20/2017

39 Franklin St, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-1139.

Cyd and Tony Gorman are pleased to announce that their wildlife images from Northwest Connecticut (www.kritterkams.com) will be exhibited at the SAA's Townhouse Gallery in Stamford from March 25 through April 20, 2017. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 4-6 PM. "I am thrilled that our images of local area wildlife were chosen for display at the Stamford Art Association," Cyd Gorman said. "This is a rare opportunity for art lovers, collectors, and appreciators to see our photographs printed on cards, books and canvas. We will even have a few paintings for sale in this show." Tony Gorman added: "What does the local wildlife do when you're not around? Capturing still pictures or video of animals in their natural habitat can be a challenging task, especially in remote locations. KRITTERKAMS from The Data Edge allow you to study animal behavior from the safety of a remote camera. Gallery Hours: Thurs./Fri. 11am - 3pm Sat./Sun. Noon - 3pm Closed on Holidays