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Icelandic Chanteuse
Myrra Ros in Concert
Saturday, November 17 ~ 6:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Direct from the land of glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, and hidden people comes ethereal singer / songwriter Myrra Ros with her stunning portfolio of hauntingly beautiful ear worms which span the folk and pop genres. Enjoy a cozy evening with this lovely songbird and get to meet her before the concert over a delicious dinner of Icelandic Plokkfiskur, Raudbraud, and Vinarterta. BYOB and your own place setting.

6:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $20.00, Non-members: $40.00,
pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online:

A few links to Myrra's work:

Woods in Winter:
Watercolor Workshop
with Betsy Rogers-Knox
Saturday, December 1 ~ 4:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Follow along with step-by-step demos to
create a simple, scenic, winter watercolor,
just in time for Holiday gift-giving.

All materials included.
For ages 12 and up.
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm,  A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $35.00, Non-members: $60.00.
Pre-registration and
pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857

Art @ OWL
Jo-Ann Miller
“Perspectives” - Paintings
Oliver Wolcott Library Gallery 
On Exhibit: November 1 through December 28
While Jo-Ann’s interest in art came more recently, throughout her life she has pursued artistic expression. A Torrington native, she moved to San Francisco to attend La Cordon Rouge School for Professional Chefs. Upon completion, and moving back to the area, she was the pastry chef andgeneral manager for the Egremont Inn; eventually acquiring the Inn with her husband whom she met there. Upon selling the Inn three years later and moving to Washington, DC, she started taking art classes at the Alexandria (VA) Art League.
Four years later they moved to Essex on the Connecticut shoreline and attended the Lyme Academy. Her works were shown at the Essex Art Association. Five years ago they moved to Bantam and Jo-Ann joined the Washington Art League, participating in the exhibitions and studying with Ira Barkoff and Souby Boski.
Painting exclusively in oil, Jo-Ann initially did still lifes and representational works, but her true passion and current interest is in the Abstract. Not only can she put her emotional thoughts on canvas, but Abstraction allows her to paint the way she feels rather than describing the way things look in a literal sense. In this manner, the viewer can evoke a personal interpretation that is heightened by her mix of multiple palates and layered textures.
Art Show ~ Marlow Shami
White Memorial Conservation Center
Marlow Shami's vibrant, mandala-like abstracts investigate nature's imprint within her daily life. She describes her upcoming show "Restoration" below: "Restoration is a growing body of work launched in 2010. Like words used to build a story, sensory attractions build my experience. I wait, listen, leap, stop, and begin again to collect, compose, wonder, experience. Each mosaic-like piece within the Restoration series, captured during one of New England's seasons, is a segment of one of hundreds of digital photographs taken for each piece.

The many hours spent outside in nature form the matrix upon which I build. The nature of this experiential process elicits a restorative response within me as the colors, character, smells, sounds, textures, and season direct my attention. Tuning into the sensory language of nature bestows both direction and joy in my process. Most of the finished work within this series may appear to be  symmetrical, but it is not. The composition is a reflection of the internal urgings to create balance; perfect imperfection.

I work with a Canon D7 Mark 11. My canvas is digital. I utilize Photoshop to piece together the final work." Shami's work is commissioned by private collectors and shown in regional and national juried shows. Visit Marlow's website

The Photography of Leo Kulinski, Jr.
Saturday, December 15 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
All of the holiday hub bub no doubt has you on edge! EXHALE…Spend this evening with Leo as he indulges us in a montage of his very favorite photographs. 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. Before the presentation, you will indulge in a comfy and cozy dinner.

BYOB and your own place setting.
Comfort and joy await you!
7:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $20.00  Non-members: $40.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857