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Litchfield Montessori School
“Following the Seasons:
The Brilliance of Light & Form”
~ Mixed Media
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
An exhibit, “Paintings Inspired by the Litchfield Hills,” by local artist Ella Crampton Knox is on display at the Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House from January 12 – April 28, 2019
The exhibit, which opens on January 12, consists of a collection of Oil and Casein paintings of various landscapes and places around the Litchfield Hills area, a place that Knox calls home.
Ms. Knox is a full time painter and life-long resident of Litchfield.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. She displays her original art at her gallery at 710 Bantam Road, CT and in various galleries throughout New England. 
Gallery Hours are Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
For further information please call Wisdom House at (860) 567-3163 or email
Litchfield Public Schools
LCS/LIS : February 1- 12
Reception: Thursday, February 7 ~ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
LMS/LHS: February 14-28 
Reception: Tuesday, February 26 ~ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Students at Center School have been creating art to help celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Litchfield in the year 2019.  We have been working on landscapes of Litchfield, weaving cloth as it was woven on a loom in Colonial American times and creating Colonial newspapers using our printing skills.  We are learning that there were many industries in Litchfield over its 300 years.
Grades 4 through 6 at Litchfield Intermediate School learn 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. Many of our projects are open-ended so that students may explore their own wide range of interests in order to incorporate them into authentic and meaningful works of art.
Art from Litchfield Middle School students will feature a variety of subject matter including Op Art, value drawings, and self portraits using colored pencils, marker, and graphite pencil. Students employed differen techniques to create abstract illusions as well as representational artwork.

The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Main Stage musical production of MAMMA MIA! on Sunday, February 3rd and Monday, February 4th, by appointment. The production is directed by Sharon W. Houk with assistant director Joe Guttadauro, music director Jim Luurtsema and choreographer Donna Bonasera. It will be presented at the Warner Theatre beginning May 4, 2019 for 5 performances.
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking a large ensemble cast for this production (see character breakdown below). 
Please visit our website at and fill out the online appointment request form or send an email to to schedule your appointment.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00pm
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.