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Opening Art Reception
Paintings by Marcey Hladik and Joyce Lawton
Thursday, March 2 ~ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Exhibit: March 2- April 28, 2017
Marcey Hladik is a native of Litchfield who started painting as an adult, taking her first lessons in oil painting from her mother-in-law, Edith Hladik, an accomplished artist and teacher. Since her retirement, Marcey has spent more time engaging her creativity through the use of acrylic and, most recently, watercolor paint, attending classes with Rose Petruzzi and Betsy Rogers Knox. Painting fills one facet of Marcey’s desire to “craft,” and her other means of being creative is through knitting - both mediums incorporating color in expression.

Torrington native Joyce Lawton is a self-taught artist who began painting at a very early age. Watercolors and acrylics are her forte. She is well known in the area for her paintings of birds, animals, landscapes, seascapes, children and homes.

In addition, she creates custom ceramic tile paintings for backsplashes and showers. Joyce also enjoys teaching acrylic painting. She has shown her work at local venues including Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Good Ones, Bad Ones – When will it be the Last One?
March 31 - April 9, 2017
March 31, April 1, 7, & 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM
April 2 & 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM
book by Austin Winsberg and music
and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Goshen Players, Inc. will present the musical comedy “First Date” with book by Austin Winsberg and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner at Old Goshen Town Hall at 2 North Street, at the Rotary junction of Routes 4 and 63, Goshen, CT for six performances over two weekends starting March 31st, 2017.  Click here for details.

Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
"Sacred Moments"
by Ashby Carlisle and Lisa Bell
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
This joint exhibit features the combined works of New London artist, Ashby Carlisle and New Hartford artist, Lisa Bell. The exhibit includes the three-dimensional landscapes created by Carlisle along with the strong, visceral fields of color in the illuminated manuscripts crafted by Bell.
Carlisle-The Tease of Spring #1
Ashby Carlisle uses a welding torch, a kiln and a laser printer to create pieces that are wholly inspired by the natural world. Her works utilize these “implements” to craft her impressionist style structural mixed media landscapes.  Her work has been exhibited in private collections and galleries throughout  New England. Past exhibits and awards include: 72nd Connecticut Artists Exhibition, The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT (Awarded Second Place); John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT (Awarded the Whitney Center Prize) and Golden Thread Gallery in West Hartford.  (

Bell- Psalm 1
Lisa Bell uses traditional scripts and color symbolism taken from liturgy, music and Scripture to fashion the painted illuminations she creates. Non-traditional materials are also used in her work. A graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn she has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the region. Her solo exhibits include St. Philip’s Church, Harlem and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in NYC. Group exhibits include Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, St. John’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford and the National Arts Club in NYC.  (

The public is invited to the Artist’s Lecture by Ms. Carlisle and Ms. Bell at 3:30 pm on January 21.  Music at the reception will be provided by Matt McCauley on double bass and Thomasina Levy on dulcimer.

The exhibit runs through April 8, 2017.  
The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery hours are:  
Monday – Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.

     For further information call (860) 567-3163