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September 2020

Ghost the Musical

September 16 - October 11
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Book & Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin  Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard A romantic stage adaptation of a modern classic film, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly…

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Online Class: Creating a Cityscape with Painted & Printed Papers

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 20, 2020

$120

Creating a Cityscape with Painted-and Printed Papers-----a Zoom Adventure Painting papers is intuitive. In this class we will paint with acrylics using a Speedball Gel. Participants will create batches of papers to be cut into circles, squares, rectangles and triangles to create the cityscape collages. No experience is necessary to join this online class.  After registration, the material list and 5 week syllabus will be sent via email. Dates: Tuesdays:  Sept. 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20.  Makeup: Oct. 27th Time: 12:30-2:30pm…

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At Gallery: Creating a Cityscape with Painted & Printed Papers

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 21, 2020

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

Painting papers is intuitive. In this class we will paint with acrylics using a Speedball Gel Printing plate with brayers supplied during gallery classes. Participants will create batches of papers to be cut into circles, squares, rectangles and triangles to create the cityscape collages. No experience is necessary to join this class.  The instructor will work with participants at each individual’s level. After registration, the material list and 5 week syllabus will be sent via email. For in gallery classes…

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Online Workshops: Sunrise, Sunset & the Moon Photography

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 8, 2020

$90

In this two-part online program via ZOOM, explore the “Where, When, and What” of sunrise, sunset and yes, moon photography.  During the first two-hour presentation Robert will discuss these elements – in an open question and answer session with many examples of various environments.  He will also suggest the appropriate times to photograph and places as well as what to include in your photographs.  He will discuss the tools that have become available for us in the age of smartphone…

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

September 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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CENTERBROOK ARCHITECTS LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS MICHAEL CROSBIE, PH.D., FAIA WITH CESAR PELLI: HIS LIFE IN ARCHITECTURE

September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series presented by the Essex Library opens its thirteenth year with Essex resident, author Michael Crosbie. Crosbie will speak about his recent book, Cesar Pelli: Life In Architecture on  Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This new monograph celebrates the creative accomplishments of one of the world's most influential architects and surveys his extraordinary body of work in terms of the AIA's Gold Medalist's design, architecture, and planning, tracing Pelli's motivation as a leading…

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Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 27, 2022

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sunday Hunt Breakfast

Sunday Hunt Breakfast / Every Sunday (except holidays) Enjoy the thrill of the hunt each Sunday when a bountiful spread is laid out buffet-style. This sumptuous offering includes a wide array of breakfast and lunch entrées with made-to-order Belgian waffle and omelet stations, breakfast breads, freshly prepared salads, and assorted desserts. The brunch gets jazzier with Dixieland by Freight Train beginning at noon! Reservations recommended. For more information visit http://www.griswoldinn.com 11am to 1pm $24.95/adults; $12.00/children between 7-12; under 6/complimentary

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At Gallery: The Oil & Cold Wax Experience

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$90

This 4-hour class will begin with a demonstration of the Oil & Cold Wax medium. It will give the artist the basic knowledge of this medium and how it works. Artists will learn to prep their paper, mix oil paint with cold wax, basic mark making and textures made with the use of various tools such as stencils, tissue paper, knitting needles, cheese cloth and more. No experience necessary.  Some materials will provided by the instructor.  Material list for participants…

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Online Workshops: Painting with Wood Stain

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

$90

In these two workshops online via ZOOM, learn how to paint with the incredible and versatile medium of water based wood stains from professional artist Sean Carney. Sean has been painting for close to 30 years and has painted with just about every medium. Find out why wood stains are now his medium of choice. In session one, Sean will walk through his technique for preparing the stain and the support for creating a beautiful and unique artwork. He will…

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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Online Class: Basic Drawing

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

$120

In this online class via ZOOM, learn how to observe and draw in a representational style which is a fundamental skill for working in any medium including painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Using graphite and charcoal and working from still life, self portraits, landscapes and photographs, learn several types of lines and tonal drawing.  Understand key concepts of drawing such as negative shape, relative measuring, and perspective. Each class features a directed drawing exercise to teach a specific skill and these…

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October 2020

At Gallery: Introduction to Handcrafted Jewelry

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$55

Making handcrafted jewelry is one of the most popular pastimes. There is great satisfaction in designing a piece that is one of a kind. Learn the little secrets of creating a piece of jewelry that looks professional and remains intact. In this workshop you will learn all the basics of stringing a bracelet or necklace. A list of bead choices you will need to bring to class will be sent after you register.  Tools are supplied by the gallery and…

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October Artist of the Month: Gay Petruzzi

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans is delighted to announce our Artist of the Month for October: Gay Petruzzi!  Gay is our last featured until next spring. Gay is an artist, who hardly ever paints on a canvas. She loves painting on Vintage items. Gay will take something old or worn out and envision something completely transformed. Gay's credo is "Everything has a second life and we should all “Think Green” and keep as much out of the land fill as possible.  Art…

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2020 Annual Scarecrow Contest & FestiFall

October 8 - October 31

Experience Essex…Visit the 2020 Scarecrow FestiFall October 8 - 29! Includes Scarecrow Display & Contest, Plus a Scavenger Hunt Fall is in the air and Essex Board of Trade (EBOT) is excited to host its annual 2020 Scarecrow FestiFall! While COVID-safety guidelines preclude gathering for a traditional festival in Main Street Park… the annual Scarecrow show will go on!!!  On any beautiful Fall day between October 8 - 29, EBOT invites visitors and residents to stroll a lamp-post presentation of…

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The Mousetrap

October 28 - November 15
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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By Agatha Christie Agatha Christie, the Mistress of Mystery, brings you her most popular creation, The Mousetrap. When a group of strangers are trapped together at a manor house during a snowstorm, they soon discover one of them is a murderer! Is it the newlyweds whose rampant suspicions nearly wreck their marriage? Maybe it's the spinster with the curious background. It could be the architect, the retired Army Major or maybe the odd man who claims his car overturned in…

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