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July 2020

Alfresco Thursdays with CT River Artisans

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock: Small Pond All Stars

July 16 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Small Pond All Stars Thursday, July 16 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. This week’s band is the Small Pond All Stars, a popular local music group that has played…

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Resurgence and Regrowth: Art Show Opening

July 17 - September 6
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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The new exhibit reflects the season’s resurgence and regrowth giving us all hope for a happier and healthy future including images that reflect the “staying safe” measures we presently practice. The show opens Friday, July 17 and will close Sunday, September 6th. Gallery Hours – Thursday – Friday 12-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

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Open House For Artists

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is hosting an OPEN HOUSE for artists on Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:00PM – 4:00PM. If you are a Connecticut artist and looking for a new venue to showcase your work, we could be it.  We are located in Essex, CT a well-known tourist attraction and shopper’s destination. We have been established since 1980 and believe we are the oldest Co-op in the state.  Stop in, enjoy the refreshments, chat with some of our artists…

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Design This Summer – Fashion Camp II

July 20 @ 9:30 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Center Killingworth, 276 N Parker Hill Rd
Killingworth, 06419 United States
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$360

FASHION WEEK II July 20-24, 2020 | Ages 15-18 During Fashion Week II, fashionistas dig deeper and focus their designs on the influences of top fashion designers. This year, Anna Sui will be our muse. For her innovative work, Sui has been called a designer who “never panders” by The New York Times, and earned the distinction of being named to Time magazine’s list of the decade’s top five fashion icons. Learn sketching as live models pose for your Sui…

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Summer Cabaret Series: The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook:  Songs, Stories and multimedia featuring Aztec Two-Step 2.0   Uniquely entertaining music, narration and multimedia event which chronicles the extraordinary career of Simon & Garfunkel.  The music speaks for itself and a sing-along is always in the mix. Summer Cabaret Tickets:  $40 all ages Buy tickets for all three cabarets for $100.00 all ages – call box office to purchase 3-show package

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Shanties & Sails: Marc Bernier

July 21 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Marc Bernier 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. Marc Bernier is a Chanteyman,…

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Annual Sidewalk Sale

July 23 - July 25
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Thursdays on the Dock: Butter Jones

July 23 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Butter Jones Thursday, July 23 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Butter Jones, with a unique blend of indie rock, americana, and a dash of jam band, it’s the sound…

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Nature Art Camp

July 27 - July 31
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$325

For the young artist, Nature Art Camp runs July 27-31 (9am-4:30pm) for ages 7 to 12. Spend summer days drawing en plein air, and painting and sculpting on the Center grounds. Sketch floral and landscape drawings, and, as a special treat, enjoy a Guest Artist Session on Painting Trees and Foliage in Watercolor! Develop observational, drawing, and sculpting techniques working on projects like Air Dry Clay Impressions, Bubble Painted Florals (mixed media), Nature’s Windows Clings, and Sun Painted Sun Catcher.  Nature will inspire, as will…

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Shanties & Sails: Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

July 28 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. Rick Spencer…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Tiny Ocean

July 30 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tiny Ocean Thursday, July 30 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Tiny Ocean is a mixture of americana, indie folk, folk rock, indie folk. Kierstin Sieser, Jeremy Coster, Jon Morse,…

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August 2020

Artist of the Month Reception

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Come celebrate with us!  Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is proud to salute our member artists with an Artist of the Month reception beginning on August 2, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00.  The reception will take place at the Connecticut River Artisans shop, 55 main Street in the lovely town of Essex, CT. It is our pleasure, this month to feature Peter Simoncini, who works in Stained and Leaded Glass.  The reception will feature Peter’s work from the traditional to the whimsical. …

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Shanties & Sails: Johnson Girls Band

August 4 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Johnson Girls Band 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. The Johnson Girls have…

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Ring of Fire

August 5 - August 30
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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The Music of Johnny Cash Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.   Conceived by William Meade The Man in Black is Back! From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait that is a…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Little Big Band

August 6 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little Big Band Thursday, August 6 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. The Little Big Band includes Piano, Bass, Drums, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 5 Saxophones and a Vocalist, for…

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Summer Cabaret Series: Champagne & Moonshine

August 10 @ 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$40

Champagne & Moonshine:  A Jersey Girl’s Journey to Patsy Cline featuring Jacqueline Petroccia star of our 2012 hit production Always...Patsy Cline.  Hear Jackie’s story of how she was discovered to play Patsy, the music that influenced her childhood and the songs she sings now.  Meet and greet and CD signing after the show. Summer Cabaret Tickets:  $40 all ages Buy tickets for all three cabarets for $100.00 all ages – call box office to purchase 3-show package

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Shanties & Sails: Geoff Kaufman

August 11 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Geoff Kaufman 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event.   For the past twenty-eight…

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Thursdays on the Dock: John Spignesi Band

August 13 @ 5:30 pm

John Spignesi Band Thursday, August 13 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. New Haven based quartet “JSB” (shortened for The John Spignesi Band) is a group you don’t want to…

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Paper Heart Puppets Presents: Tall Tales

August 14 @ 11:00 am
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$15

Have you ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox’s den? Then come along on this whirlwind tour of New England’s tallest tales! Along the way, you’ll make Thomas Jefferson the world’s largest wheel of cheese, sail the ocean with the legendary giant sailor Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, and meet a very fashionable bear by the name of Jenny Jenkins. Drawing from three hundred years of stories, songs, and local history, there is sure…

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Paper Heart Puppets Presents: Cardboard Explosion!

August 14 @ 2:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$15

With a simple snip of the scissors, adventures unfold for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! “Cardboard Explosion’” brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. In each story audience members help puppeteer, Brad Shur, transform simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters right before your eyes.  Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show. Recommended for ages 4 and up Tickets $15 all…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Meadows Brothers Band

August 20 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Meadows Brothers Band Thursday, August 20 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Jazz/Blues band, Mama Train, blends the warmth of rich female vocals with smooth expressive piano.  Their sound embodies…

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Introduction To Calligraphy via Zoom

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Come learn calligraphy, virtually in a zoom meeting, with professional calligrapher Debby Reelitz on Saturday, August 22 from 10:30 – Noon, sponsored by the Essex Library.  Blackletter Calligraphy, a classic, dramatic, lettering style is also known as the Gothic style. It is a great way to introduce yourself to calligraphy with the broad edge nib. Reelitz will guide attendees through the basics to illustrate how to create your own dramatic Gothic letters. Materials needed for attendees: two pencils, masking tape,…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Old Dog New Trick

August 27 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Old Dog New Trick Thursday, August 27 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Old Dog New Trick is an increasingly popular local talent that sprang onto the vibrant Lower Connecticut…

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September 2020

Thursdays on the Dock: Local Honey

September 3 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Local Honey Thursday, September 3 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Born out of a mutual respect for all things auditory and a humble appreciation for an organic evolution, lifelong…

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Author Talk with James R. Benn: The Red Horse

September 3 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Author Talk with James R. Benn: The Red Horse  The Essex Library is honored to celebrate the release of the fifteenth Billy Boyle WWII Mystery with Soho Crime author James R. Benn who always provides his audiences with fascinating though little-known events from World War II. Just days after the Liberation of Paris, US Army Detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz are brought to Saint Albans Convalescent Hospital in the English countryside. British Major Cosgrove, asks Billy for help, unofficially,…

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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative September Artisan of the Month

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Artisan of the Month September, 2020 Connecticut River Artisans is delighted to announce our Artisan of the Month for September, Teresa Fanska.  To call Teresa an artisan, is an understatement!  She designs and sews the most adorable “Little Girl’s Dresses” in sizes from 6 months to 4 Toddler; she is a fabric “magician”. Teresa is a retired teacher, having taught grade 8 in New Haven and Meriden for 35 years.  She embarked on her dress-making business in 2016.  It is…

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Thursdays on the Dock: USCG Dixieland Band

September 10 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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USCG Dixieland Band Thursday, Sept. 10th 5:30 – 7:30 pm FREE Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and…

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Navigating Your Marriage in Retirement: a webinar co-hosted with cognitive psychologist Dr. Alicia Farrell

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Retirement Transformed Hosts Zoom Webinar on Monday, September 14th at 3PM! Click here to register! Are you and your spouse prepared for changing roles, increased time together and some surprises that may lie ahead? Retirement can challenge a marriage in complicated ways. Roles change. Expectations shift. Connection evolves. It helps to stay light on your feet and embrace the dynamic nature of this time of your life. You are not alone in having concerns about how your lives and relationships…

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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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Open call to Connecticut artists

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:00PM – 4:00PM. 55 Main St, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-5457.  If you are a Connecticut artist and looking for a new venue to showcase your work, we could be it.  We are located in Essex, Ct a well-known tourist attraction and shopper’s destination. We have been established since 1980 and believe we are the oldest Co-op in the state.  Stop in, enjoy the refreshments, chat…

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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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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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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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Votes for Women Zoom Webinar

October 5 @ 7:00 pm
Free

In 2020 we mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States. The fight for women's right to vote was long and took many twists and turns. Join along on Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m. as the Essex Library hosts the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame in presenting an illustrated talk on Zoom about the Connecticut women who fought on a local, state, and national level and on whose shoulders we stand. Be inspired by their stories…

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Online Workshops: Sunrise, Sunset & the Moon Photography

October 8 @ 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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Let’s Celebrate the Arts Columbus Day Weekend

October 10 - October 11

The Arts Center Killingworth returns to the Madison Connecticut Town Green to present its Annual Autumn Outdoor Arts Festival on Saturday, October 10, 10-5pm, and Sunday, October 11, 12-5pm (rain date Monday, October 12, 10-5pm) with new and original artwork and fine crafts by established and emerging artists from throughout Connecticut and the tri-state region.  The Festival is located at Boston Post Road (Route 1) and Copse Road, and includes representational and abstract painting, as well as photography, mixed media,…

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Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again, a Zoom talk with Page Dickey

October 14 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Page Dickey has been gardening passionately since her early twenties and writing about gardening, as well as designing gardens for others, for three decades. She has written eight books and edited another, most of which concentrate on aspects of garden design, especially creating gardens that reflect their settings. Dickey will discuss her new book, Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again with the Essex Library community on Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. In Uprooted, she describes leaving  Duck Hill--a…

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents: Hand Hewn, Jack Sobon Reflects on the Craft of Timber Framing Zoom Lecture

October 16 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Jack Sobon’s book, Hand Hewn, is a gorgeous celebration of the traditions and artistry of timber-frame building, a 7,000-year-old craft that holds an enduring attraction for its simple elegance and resilience. The Essex Library continues its Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, focusing this year on home and garden design, on Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m. with internationally renowned timber-frame architect and craftsman Jack A. Sobon. He will offer a fascinating look at how the natural, organic forms of trees become…

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

October 19 @ 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: Creating a Cityscape with Painted & Printed Papers

October 20 @ 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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Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape, a Zoom webinar

October 20 @ 3:00 pm
Free

The Essex Library is pleased to host a virtual talk by CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn on Tuesday, October 20 at 3 p.m. Colburn’s “Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape” presentation provides a brief natural history of Connecticut, addresses the current state of wildlife in the state, including a discussion of major species, factors affecting their habitats, challenges we face in managing them, and provides suggestions for what people can do to make a difference. Paul Colburn is a…

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At Gallery: Creating a Cityscape with Painted & Printed Papers

October 21 @ 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 Class: Basic Drawing

October 21 @ 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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Sprit of Place, a Zoom talk with Bill Noble

October 22 @ 2:00 pm
Free

How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? Does it evoke a sense of place? In addressing these topics in an illustrated presentation based on his new book, Spirit of Place, on Thursday, October 22 at 2 p.m. via Zoom Bill Noble—a lifelong gardener, the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy, will help gardeners answer these questions by sharing how they influenced the creation of his…

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

October 23
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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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Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

October 25 @ 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: Designer Earrings Workshop

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$53

With the holidays coming up, earrings are a great gift for your family, friends and colleagues. And don’t forget about yourself. One can never have too many earrings! They’re the perfect accessory to wear with jeans and a sweater or with your little black dress. In this workshop you will learn five designs from which you can make unlimited earrings simply by changing the bead combinations. No experience necessary. You will learn basic techniques that will give you the confidence…

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    Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
    Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email message@experienceessex.com