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"Sunrise, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina" by Peter Howe
Peter Howe of Litchfield will be the featured artist in the West Gallery at Five Points Gallery in Torrington with an opening reception Friday, September 30, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and on display until November 5. Howe’s long career in photography began as a photojournalist where he covered civil wars in Northeren Ireland and El Salvador, political conventions and expeditions like the Iditarod race in Alaska.
He later became Picture Editor of the New York Times Magazine and later Director of Photography for Life Magazine. Howe was an early enthusiast of digital photography and became the Vice President for Photography and Creative Services at Bill gates’ picture agency Corbis.
Howe’s photography exhibition in Five Points, The Restless Planet: Earth’s Many Moods was curated by Power Boothe and concentrates on the ever-changing lanscapes of our planet. Unlike much of Howe’s previous work, these images are unpopulated and focus instead on “the land as it may have been before we crawled out of the sea, and as it may be when the last human leaves.” 
NW CT Arts Council
CultureMAX Award Nominations
Nominations for awardees are being accepted until October 2, 2016. ~ Click here to nominate. The CultureMAX Awards recognize Artists, Heritage, Cultural Organizations and Philanthropists in Northwest Connecticut.
The 2016 CultureMAX Awards will be presented on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 ~ 5:30 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, Torrington, CT.  ~ Click here for tickets. ~
A Fall Gathering of Artists
The 16th annual art and fine craft show, A Fall Gathering of Artists, returns to Litchfield bringing a magnificent four-day exhibit of artwork to the public. This event features over 40 award winning Connecticut artists.
The show will be open to the public from Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 10Friday through Sunday, from 10am to 6pm, and Monday from 10am to 5pm.  An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, October 8 from 11am to 6pmduring which there will be refreshments served as well as art demonstrations taking place throughout the day.  The Litchfield Firehouse is located at 258 West St. Litchfield CT. Rt.202. Ample parking is available. Admission is free. Please contact Mally DeSomma at 203-574-3954 for more information.
"Inviting the Great Dance"
Artist Reception ~ Elisabeth Moss
Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Saturday, October 15 ~ 3:00- 5:00 p.m.
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House will open a new exhibit “Inviting The Great Dance: Paintings On the Path of Letting Go” by Elisabeth Moss Saturday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m.

The exhibit consists of a collection of works combining acrylics and collage. Ms. Moss says she creates by “painting from within” or from intuition and the resulting symbols reflected on canvas represent the artist’s deepening attunement to the Divine.  These “painted prayers” are often inspired by a multitude of artists, indigenous, tribal art and children’s art.  

Elisabeth Moss
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Ms. Moss has been painting since childhood. She has exhibited in group and solo shows at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford and the Hosner Gallery in Northhampton, MA among others. Ms. Moss offers classes in intuitive visual expression that also draw upon the practice of meditation and expressive art.

The public is invited to an Artist’s Talk at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 followed by a reception. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For further information call (860) 567-3163
Auditions Announced for
To be presented by the Warner Stage Company beginning December 10, 2016 in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre

Director/Choreographer - MEREDITH PORRI
Music Director - TJ THOMPSON
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (by appointment)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (by appointment)

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking an ensemble cast of 14 adults (18 yrs or older) for this production (5-6 men, 7-8 women; with featured characters Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy (Snoopy can be played by either a male or female actor). Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized Broadway-style musical selection that showcases their vocal range.

Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed. Auditioners will also be asked to read from the script and perform a short dance/movement combination that may be taught at the audition. Please dress comfortably.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:30pm beginning Tuesday, October 25th. There will be one midweek rehearsal Thursday, December 15, 2016.
One man, three fiancées - what could possibly go wrong?

Goshen Players, Inc. will present the hit comedy "Boeing-Boeing" by Mark Camoletti at Old Goshen Town Hall at 2 North Street, at the Rotary junction of Routes 4 and 63, Goshen, CT for eight performances over three weekends starting October 21, 2016.

"Boeing-Boeing" is a fast-paced, classic farce set in a mod Paris apartment in 1965. An American architect's perfect life is upset considerably when an old friend comes to town at the same time all three of his fiancés' schedules change, inconveniently landing them in town at the same time.  Click here for more details.
A Mix of Oil & Water
A Group Show of Nine Painters
@ Oliver Wolcott Library
Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
on exhibit September 1 - October 29, 2016
This exhibit presents the watercolor and oil/acrylic paintings of a group of nine artists who first met while attending classes with Marija McCarthy at the Washington Art Association. When Marija relocated, they decided to continue to paint together and keep enjoying the enthusiasm and constructive criticism they give each other. They meet all through the year either en plein air or at the Litchfield Community Center in winter. They call themselves “The Oil and Water,” as they paint in both mediums (sometimes pastels), proving they really do mix. ~
Heal” by North Carolina artist Erin Tapley
Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The exhibit consists of scrolls produced by a technique called hydroprinting or marbling. Marbling is a printed, paper decorating method done by floating and arranging colors on thickened water. 
Raymond Jacobs: Jazz
A selection of Raymond Jacobs jazz photos will be on display at the Litchfield Historical Society until November 27, 2016. Click here for more details. ~
New Landscape Project and Exhibit
Tuesday, August 9 through Sunday, November 27
@t Litchfield Historical Society
A new exhibit will be on view, Tuesday, August 9 through Sunday, November 27, at the Litchfield Historical Society on the Reeve House Landscape Project.  
The exhibit, Reimagining the Reeve House Landscape, will display the landscape architectural plans and a history of gardens and interesting landscapes in Litchfield. Artwork completed in Litchfield depicting various landscape elements, including needlework embroidery of apple trees done by a Litchfield Female Academy and an oil painting of Litchfield’s Primeval Oak, will be on display. Also on view, an assortment of artifacts found during landscaping projects around Litchfield. Additionally, maps, landscape designs, and historic photos of public gardens and green spaces in Litchfield will be featured. ~