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An Art Tripping Event
 Friday, July 27 ~ 6:00-8:00 pm
 Milton Hall
530 Milton Rd.,  Litchfield
Featuring: Wendy Costa, photography; Lisa Huebenthal, fiber arts/mixed media; Scott Peterson, photography; Lydia Huebenthal, painting; Danna Grizze, mixed media; Paul Rosenberg, photography,
Pomperaug Woods Artists, sculpture; Michele Murelli, painting; Samantha Glass, painting; Carol Moore, pastel; Ron Crowcroft, mixed media; Zufar Bikbov, painting

The mission of Art Tripping is to provide art experiences to the community through enrichment programs and quarterly events that benefit worthy, regional organizations and causes.  

In the first exhibition of Art Tripping, twelve artists from the Litchfield Hills come together to showcase a melangé of mediums. From sculptures to watercolors, oil paintings to infrared photography, this exhibition highlights the diverse skills of regional artists as they capture the beauty of everyday moments. Meet the artists and view their work in the historic Milton Hall while enjoying light music and delectable hors d'oeuvre. This event is BYOB.
Contact: Michele Murelli
Litchfield Jazz Festival
Saturday, July 28 ~ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Goshen Fairgrounds
11:000 am - Brunch Gala
1:00 pm - Yoko Miwa Trio
2:45 pm - Litchfield Jazz Orchestra
4:30 pm - Trio Da Paz
6:15 pm - Dan Brubeck & Friends
Tribute to Dave & Iola Brubeck
8:30 pm - Jeff Tain Watts Trio
Litchfield Jazz Festival
Sunday, July 29 ~ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Goshen Fairgrounds
10:00 am - Kris Allen Trio
1:45 pm - Doug Munro & Le Pompe Attack
w/ Matthew Westerby Company Dancers
3:30 pm - Orrin Evans
5:45 pm - Emmet Cohen Trio w/ Jimmy Cobb
7:30 pm - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Goshen Players
Announces Auditions for
by John Carani
@ Old Goshen Town Hall
2 North St., Goshen, CT
Rotary junction of Routes 4 and 63
Monday, August 6 ~  7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 8 ~ 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 9 ~ 7:00 pm

Goshen Players, Inc, will be holding open auditions for its fall 2018 play, 'Almost, Maine' written by John Cariani. The production will be directed by Joe Guttadauro. Auditions will take place on Monday, August 6th, 2018 from 7pm-9pm, Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 from 7pm – 9pm and Thursday, August 9th from 7pm – 9pm at the Goshen Old Town Hall,
Jennifer Sabella “Order & Chaos” Mixed Media
 Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Oliver Wolcott Library
On Exhibit: July 5 through August 27
Jennifer paints with vibrant hues in multiple layers, capturing her exuberance and fascination with color and texture. She has developed her own style through many years of experimentation, adventurously exploring a wide range of materials: wood, wire, canvas and aluminum, which lent to the influence of surface material in her Gravity Wave series of paintings. 
In this entirely new body of work, Jennifer tackles “Order & Chaos.” A dichotomy present throughout her work, she defines animated brush strokes into geometric hand-cut wooden pieces, and funnels free-flowing streams of paint into orderly lines atop canvases. This juxtaposition is not only highlighted in the varying techniques that she employs in an individual piece, but also comparatively from one work to another. Her work highlights both the organization and disorganization of the color palette, presenting a more literal interpretation of “Order” and “Chaos.”
Many of these works reside at the new home of BluePrint CT in Bantam. The artist’s work is also featured in private collections around the world, ncluding the boutique hotel Fort Point Marriott Residence Inn, Boston. 
In addition to producing work for her collection, Jennifer has also recently started HUE Studio: an open studio concept intended to allow for greater inclusivity and to promote experimentation in the world of abstract art. Lessons are given in her bright home studio, where she teaches the very palette knife and drip painting techniques she uses in her own work. The beauty of HUE Studio is that no two works are exactly the same. The end result is completely determined by the artist’s imagination and color choices. 

The Water Colors of Mary Nolan Fracchia
White Memorial Conservation Center
Mary Nolan Fracchia grew up in Connecticut and was drawn to art at an early age. She received her BA in Studio Art at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She has worked with oils, acrylics and recently branched out into watercolor. With a real love of nature, Mary enjoys painting landscapes and botanicals. She is currently a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Bantam Art Club. Mary has settled in Goshen, CT with her husband and two young sons, where there is no shortage of plantlife, lakes and mountains to paint. Botanicals and landscapes will grace the walls of the A. B. Ceder Room through September 30.

“Requiem for Being: An Installation”
by East Hartford artist Cate Bourke
Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The exhibit will run through August 18 
The gallery hours: Monday through Saturday ~ 10am-4pm
Taking bee colony collapse disorder as a point of departure, this ceramic art installation will be a meditation on otherness, ambivalence and disconnectedness.


The exhibit corresponds with the creation of a Pollinator Habitat Project at Wisdom House this spring. The goal of the project is to attract and support pollinators as well as benefit the larger ecosystem.
Ms. Bourke holds and MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been an Artist in Residence at East Hartford High School as well as a teacher of pottery.  She has had solo exhibits in Vermont, New Jersey and Connecticut. Visit Cate Bourke’s website at:

An artist’s lecture will take place on Saturday, June 23 at 3:30 pm and is open to the public. It will be followed by a reception. The exhibit will run through August 18.  The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am-4pm.

For further information call (860) 567-3163