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March 2021

CRM Virtual Speaker Series: Mills: Making Places of Connecticut

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Join Renee Tribert of Preservation Connecticut as we discuss the historic physical structures that speak to Connecticut’s industrial past, and carry forward to our present and future. Interesting industries/architecture, as well as case studies on different rehabs throughout the state will be discussed. Highlights cover the industries in Essex, Deep River, and other places along the Connecticut River.

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Zoom Author Talk with Luanne Rice: The Shadowbox

March 14 @ 1:00 pm
Free
Luanne Rice Author

A free author talk will be presented by The New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice on her novel, The Shadowbox at 1 p.m. on March 14 via Zoom for the Essex Library. Registration is required.

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Celebrate “Daffodil Days”

March 15 - April 30
Daffodil Days Essex CT

Celebrate "Daffodil Days" March 15 - April 30 *Stay in touch via Instagram & Facebook for exact Bloom Dates* Daffodil Days...your Spring Destination! Thanks to The Essex Foundation’s community beautification project...30,000 daffodil plantings are waiting to blossom across Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton villages!!! Our stores and restaurants are ready to celebrate this natural event, with daffodil related products, promotions, and drink/menu specialties. Since actual bloom time is weather dependent, EBOT will be tracking the daffodils and share specific bloom dates…

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Hands on the Land: Art and the Environment in the Connecticut River Valley

March 18 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Hands on the Land: Art and the Environment in the Connecticut River Valley is a collaborative exhibit showcasing 40 works of art that speak to human impact on the land. This exhibit is from March 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm.

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents George Miller, FAIA with“The Winning Ways Of I. M. Pei”

March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated presentation on the career of Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei will be presented by former managing partner at Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners Architects, George H. Miller, FAIA, at 7 p.m. March 19 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Miller will focus on the influence of site on each design of four major projects: the National Gallery East Building; the Bank of China in Hong Kong; the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas; and the Grand Louvre in Paris.

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Spectrum Art Gallery Exhibit: Entanglements

March 20 - May 2
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Free
Spectrum Art Gallery Exhibit

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its newest exhibit, Entanglements with an opening weekend Saturday, March 20 (1-6pm) and Sunday, March 21 (1-6pm) with wine and safely bagged snacks. The six-week exhibit (through May 2) is located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.  Entanglements will allow visitors to discover original representational and abstract artwork that explores the complex and creative ways objects and people intertwine.  A wide selection of paintings, mixed media, sculpture, and photography are available.

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Managing Your Money in Challenging Times: A 5-Part Series on Zoom

March 23 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 24, 2021

Free

A free, illustrated 5-part series of workshops on creating and maintaining financial security will be presented by UConn Extension Educator in family economics and resource management Faye Griffiths-Smith at 6:30p.m. on Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, Mar. 9, and Mar. 23 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Griffiths-Smith will focus on creating and following a spending plan and managing credit and debt. Registration is required. RSVP: 860-767-1560 or www.youressexlibrary.org

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Zoom Class: Colored Pencil

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$110
Zoom Colored Pencil Classes

There are so many ways to work when using colored pencils, a more modest of the art mediums. During this class, you'll wonder why you have not used colored pencils before.  Sketch lightly, go deep with rich color, hatch, feather and more.  We will explore color palettes and values as well as learn these techniques. Great for studies, landscapes, portraits, and animals.  Demos given throughout the class sessions. Material list sent upon registration.

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Nature Into Art: The Gardens Of Wave Hill With Thomas Christopher

March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on Nature Into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill, will be presented by author Thomas Christopher at 7 p.m. March 25 for the Essex Library on Zoom. Christopher will focus on the lessons that can be learned from Wave Hill’s peerless gardeners and their style of gardening.

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Collage Cards Workshop at Spectrum Art Gallery

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$50

Let's get ready for the Spring holidays and special events by exploring the art of creating collage cards. This workshop will be soothing and fun as you use scraps of wrapping paper, music sheets, wallpaper samples, maps and other paper bits that please you.  Instructor does have any array of the above to share, but feel free to bring in any bits from your home as well.  It's amazing what you can find!  By cutting, gluing, ripping and overlapping papers, collaged cards can either subtle or bold---a work of art given as a special gift.

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Spectrum Art Gallery: Woven Bezel Pendant Wire Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$70

Create this stunning bezel to capture a gemstone cabochon by learning to weave with wire. If you can wrap a wire around another, you can certainly master this technique. The back side of the pendant features wire swirls to keep the stone secure, but it’s pretty enough to make this pendant reversible. Once you’ve made this bezel, never be intimidated again by complex designs. After all, it’s only wire. Materials included are a gemstone cabochon and two different gauges of…

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Uncommon Spring Bird Migrants In Connecticut Zoom Webinar

March 31 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, Zoom talk on bird species that are rare visitors to Connecticut and how they come to be here will be presented by CT Audubon Society teacher – naturalist Joe Attwater at 7 p.m. on March 31 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Attwater will focus on bird species that end up in Connecticut, far out of their migrating range.

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April 2021

One Book/One Community

April 1 - April 21
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

A free virtual author talk with award-winning authors James Fallows and Deborah Fallows on Zoom for “Our Towns: a 100,00-Mile Journey Into The Heart of America”  is the culminating event of the Essex Library’s American Library Association Libraries Transforming Communities grant to support community engagement efforts. RSVP: (860) 767-1560 or click HERE!

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Spectrum Art Gallery: Oil Painting Studio Class

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160
Oil Painting Studio Class

This Studio Class focuses on both the fundamentals of oil painting or can be a refresher course for those with some experience.  The class will begin with techniques of brush work, color mixing and color theory painting Alla Prima primarily, (wet into wet) or by layering the paint.   Participants will learn to create form and depth through the use of color and values light thru dark.  Artists with some prior experience can refresh their knowledge while painting from their selected…

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CRM Virtual Speaker Series: Three Centuries of Innovation in the Connecticut River Valley

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Connecticut River Museum Talks with special guest Eric Hintz of Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation/Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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J.McLaughlin Sip & Shop

April 7 - April 8
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Support Local Restaurants in Essex Child & Family Raffle

April 8 - May 21

Twelve lucky winners will soon be enjoying gift card meals in Essex, Deep River, or Chester restaurants because they purchased Let’s Eat Out! raffle tickets. The raffle, sponsored by the Essex Child & Family Auxiliary, promotes business for local restaurants that have struggled during the pandemic, while also showing appreciation for owners and staff. The Auxiliary is declaring that help is on the way! Community members can jumpstart the revenue flow for the restaurants by participating in this “win-win” fundraiser.…

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Debt Management and Credit Repair Zoom Webinar

April 8 @ 1:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on help with debt management and credit repair will be presented by Banking Outreach Coordinator for the Connecticut Department of Banking Kathleen Titsworth at 1 p.m. April 8 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Titsworth will focus on reassessing financial health and best ways to manage your debt and repair your credit while avoiding common mistakes.

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STEAM Girls Series: Ming Thompson

April 15 @ 4:30 pm
Free

STEAMgirls Series Featuring: Ming Thompson Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:30 pm FREE program! A virtual program to serve girls, age 10-16, interested in studying the academic areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Thanks to a generous grant through The Petit Family Foundation, we are able to offer this program free of charge. Click here to register! Once monthly after school for a four-month period, STEAMgirls participants meet and speak with accomplished young women, learning first-hand about the…

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

A free, illustrated talk on Connecticut’s residential styles from 1600 – 2000 will be presented by architectural historian Dr. Theodore Sawruk at 7 p.m. April 16th for the Essex Library on Zoom. Sawruk will focus on European styles transformed by local constraints of climate and materials. Registration is required. RSVP: 860-767-1560 or https://www.youressexlibrary.org/adult-services/adults-featured-events/

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Spectrum Art Gallery Workshop: Photographing Your Artwork

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 19, 2021

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$90

Robert Thomas is a fine art photographer and printer and has had the opportunity to photograph the works of over 70 artists in the northeast whose mediums include watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, mixed/media and three-dimensional work.  He has had the objective to be “as original as the artist” in accurately capturing original artwork and providing high quality archival reproductions. Join Robert in a two-session workshop that will show you how best to photograph your artwork to be used for websites,…

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Zoom Event with Author Marc-Yves Regis

April 18 @ 4:00 pm
Free

The Ivoryton Library will host a Zoom event with Marc-Yves Regis, a Connecticut poet, author and photojournalist, will talk about his work at an Ivoryton Library Zoom event at 4 p.m. on April 18. Regis is the author of multiple books, including “Haiti Through My Eyes” “Two Good Feet,” and “After the Shock.” Regis grew up in Haiti during the time of Jean-Claude Duvalier, a despot also known as Baby Doc. Regis received his first camera when he immigrated to…

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Yale Science Communication Presents ‘CELLular TELEPHONE’

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Ever wonder why we get sick? The cells in our body constantly communicate with each other through a network of ‘telephone calls’ to precisely maintain the delicate balance of our health. But what happens when this information is lost in translation between cells? Join the Essex Library community on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. on Zoom, as three Yale scientists discuss how even a slight miscommunication in this game of ‘CELLular telephone’ can lead to various diseases. This virtual…

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FISH MIGRATION AND THE MILL POND FISHWAY IN CENTERBROOK

April 24 @ 3:00 pm

Fishways are structures that let fish get around dams and the Falls River in Essex now has three fishways, which are part of an effort to reestablish a run of migratory alewives from Long Island Sound up to Mill Pond.  As part of the Essex Library’s celebration of Earth Day, this illustrated Zoom talk on Saturday, April 24 at 3 p.m. will introduce the three fishways and provide a virtual tour of the Mill Pond Fishway, built in 2019 at…

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Spectrum Art Gallery: Painting Abstract Landscapes

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$70
Painting Abstract Landscapes

This workshop offers an introduction to painting abstract landscapes using acrylic paints or your familiar practiced medium. This workshop is for beginners and experienced painters who want to enhance their technical skills and learn the art of abstraction. See the traditional landscape differently and use painting techniques to extend your vision in a new direction. Focused on teaching abstraction learn to arrange the elements of perspective, scale, shape, form, line, and color towards developing a unique abstract composition. The goal…

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CRM Virtual Speaker Series: The Memories and Lives of Old Trees and What They Can Tell Us About Climate History

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Connecticut River Museum Talks with special guest Neil Pederson, Senior Ecologist, Harvard University Forest Did you know that, until recently, people in the Northeastern US have been living in one of the wettest eras of the last 500 years? Trees do. Did you know that, until recently, global warming had not impacted the Northeastern US like it had in other regions or the globe as a whole? How do we know these things? Trees are witnesses of how our shared…

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Connecticut Spring Boat Show 2021

April 30 - May 2
Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$20
CT Spring Boat Show 2021

The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2 at Safe Harbor Essex Island at 11 Ferry Street, Essex. Tickets are $20 per adult and provide access for all three days. Kids 13 and under are free. Attendees will see a wide range of new and used brokerage boats including both power and sail models with sea trials available.

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2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show

April 30 - May 2
Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2 at Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The annual show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Safe Harbor, Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat and YachtWorld. Boaters from all over New England down to New York get excited to visit the Connecticut Spring Boat Show. Attendees will see a wide range of new and…

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Spectrum Art Gallery: Acrylic Studio Workshop

April 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until May 1, 2021

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

Develop confidence with better techniques of drawing, composition, and color theory. Work from reference photos (yours or supplied) of primarily landscape or still life images. Painting demonstrations and instructor painting along allows for freedom and assistance to explore the medium. Develop to a finished stage, working with final values to make your pieces cohesive and dynamic. A list of basic supplies will be sent to interested artists. All levels welcome. All teaching is done with a positive approach and an…

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May 2021

Zoom Workshop: Design Principles

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2021

$120

This 4 week course serves as an introduction to the basic elements of design (line, shape, value, texture, space) and their organization on a two-dimensional surface through the principles of design (balance, unity, emphasis, repetition, rhythm, etc.) into effective design statements. Students will develop imagery from simple abstract line work to more complex representational imagery. For example, projects will include incorporating lines and solid shapes in one design. In another students will play with the juxtaposition of disparate objects in…

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Zoom Workshop: Flower Magic Collage and Mixed Media Class

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2021

$130

Learn to make organic looking papers to tear and adhere to create a floral collage mixed media piece. We will focus on composition, color, shapes and textures separating values (light, medium, darks) for a cohesive composition.  To create luminosity and transparency rice papers will be painted, tinted and stained using fluid acrylics, inks, watercolor and gouache mediums transforming your tissue papers into stunning crystalline papers.  Material list available upon registration. Dates: Weds. April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5.  Makeup:  May…

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STEAM Girls Series: Erica Cirino

May 6 @ 4:30 pm
Free

STEAM Girls Series Featuring: Erica Cirino Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:30 pm Connecticut River Museum’s STEAMgirls Program FREE Program! A virtual program to serve girls, age 10-16, interested in studying the academic areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Click here to register! Thanks to a generous grant through The Petit Family Foundation, we are able to offer this program free of charge. Once monthly after school for a four-month period, STEAMgirls participants meet and speak with accomplished…

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J.McLaughlin Mother’s Day

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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J.McLaughlin Sip and Shop

May 12 - May 13
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Zoom Workshop: The Artists Process Creating a Seascape from Start to Finish

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 14, 2021

$90

What does it take to create a painting from start to finish? In this Zoom workshop the instructor will walk you through the process of creating a Seascape painting.  He will talk about how to choose subject matter, lay out the composition and find balance in your pieces. He will share a detailed account of how he creates his paintings layer by layer with techniques that are applicable to most two dimensional media. How to finish an artwork and prepare…

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Essex Library Asks For Your Feedback In Community Survery

May 13 @ 7:00 pm

The Essex Library has launched a survey, inviting feedback from library users and also non-users in the community, to aid in the composition of a strategic plan for 2022-2025. The survey covers topics including collections, programs and services, and the facility itself. It takes roughly 5 minutes to complete and the Library’s Strategic Planning Committee is hoping to hear back from a wide variety of constituencies and as many people as possible in order to guide decisions for the strategic…

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Spectrum Art Gallery Exhibit: Abstracting Nature

May 14 - July 2
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Discover new and original artwork that explores how artists envision the majesty of nature in all its variety, color, and abundance.  At Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store’s newest exhibit, Abstracting Nature, experience both impressionistic and abstract work in this seven-week show which kicks off Friday, May 14 and is celebrated with an Open House Weekend, Saturday, May 15 (12:30-6pm) and Sunday, May 16 (12:30-5pm).

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CRM Virtual Speaker Series: The Connecticut, New England’s Great River

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Connecticut River Museum Talks with special guest Adair Mulligan, Executive Director at Hanover Conservancy. The largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2670 feet to the sea through America’s only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge. This program begins with an armchair tour of this great river in New Hampshire and Vermont, exploring its history and natural beauty through the seasons and among…

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Pop-Up Space for Artists at the Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative

May 21 - August 1
Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative Store Front

Outdoor “Pop-Up” space is now available with Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative. Space should be secured as soon as possible for Saturdays and Sundays in June, July and August. Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is located in Essex in a high-volume, foot-traffic area.  You will find us near popular tourist attractions, restaurants and the town marina. In order to ensure quality, we will jury your handmade arts and crafts.  We will not accept commercial vendors or imports.  We can offer great exposure…

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Coloring for Adults

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$12

We’re all stressed these days, especially after a year of dealing with navigating life amid a global pandemic. Coloring has been a longtime popular outlet to creatively diffuse this stress and encourage creativity. We’re not talking about kiddie books and crayolas. We will work with beautifully detailed books filled with mandalas, floral images, fantastical creatures, enchanting women, entangled designs, and more. A wide variety of mediums are used in this workshop–colored pencils, markers, gel pens. Participants will select from handouts…

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June 2021

J. McLaughlin Sip and Shop

June 2 - June 3
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CENTERBROOK ARCHITECTS LECTURE SERIES WITH ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN DR. THEODORE SAWRUK: “THE ITALIANATE VILLA: RECONSIDERING THE AMERICAN FAMILY “

June 4 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on 19th century Italianate villa design in Connecticut and its influence on American family life will be presented by architectural historian Dr. Theodore Sawruk at 7 p.m. on June 4 for the Essex Library’s Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series. Sawruk will focus on how 19th century social life was affected by the new residential prototype. Registration is required.

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At Gallery: Introduction to Peyote Stitch, Gold Band Bracelet

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$45
Peyote Stitch: Gold Band Bracelet

Peyote stitch dates back to ancient Egypt, evidenced by artifacts found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Also in North America, Native Americans, namely the Kiowa and Comanche tribes, use the stitch giving it its name. This off-loom beading technique creates both flat bands and structural shapes. In this class, learn flat, odd-count peyote to create a flat and fluid bracelet. All it takes is Fireline thread, a beading needle and delica seed beads. By using the same basic thread path, the…

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Zoom Workshop: Introduction to Basic Drawing Techniques

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2021

$150

This five week course is an introduction to basic drawing techniques and visual concepts, with a focus on translation of a three-dimensional form to a two-dimensional surface.  Fundamental issues of drawing will also be introduced, (line, value, space, and composition).  Objective, non-objective and intuitive approaches are covered as we explore mediums ranging from charcoal to pen and ink.  Material list available upon registration.

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CRM Virtual Speaker Series: Courageous Dissent – How Harry Bingham Defied His Government to Save Lives

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Connecticut River Museum Talks with special guest Robert Kim Bingham, Retired Federal Attorney, US Department of Justice and US Department of Homeland Security. Courageous Dissent is the first book published about America’s unsung diplomat hero Hiram (Harry) Bingham IV, the author’s father, who was in charge of issuing visas to America and freedom while stationed as a US vice-consul in Marseilles, France, just before World War II. It captures Bingham’s compelling story of placing humanity above his career during the early…

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STEAM Girls Series: Gabriel Chevalier

June 10 @ 4:30 pm
Free

STEAM Girls Series Featuring: Gabriel Chevalier Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:30 pm STEAMgirls Program Featuring: Gabriel Chevalier FREE program! A virtual program to serve girls, age 10-16, interested in studying the academic areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Thanks to a generous grant through The Petit Family Foundation, we are able to offer this program free of charge. Click here to register! Once monthly after school for a four-month period, STEAMgirls participants meet and speak with accomplished…

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Early Summer Pressed Botanical Workshop

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$10 – $45

The focus of this workshop is making cards and other larger pieces suitable for framing and gift giving.  All pieces made in the workshop will have Spring and Early Summer themes using pressed petals and leaves.  Learn how to press the botanicals and apply them to a heavy cardstock.  Your creations will make a lovely gift for someone or to keep for yourself.   Supplies include an abundance of pressed botanicals, cards and paper. No experience necessary. Spectrum Gallery adheres to…

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COVID-19: Everything you want to know from a Virology and Vaccinology Expert

June 15 @ 7:00 pm
Free
UConn Associate Professor of Virology and Vaccinology Paulo Verardi

UConn Associate Professor of Virology and Vaccinology Paulo Verardi, free illustrated talk on the COVID-19 virus and viruses in general, 7 p.m. June 15 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Verardi’s focus will be on COVID-19’s origin, transmission, and variant evolution since the start of the pandemic. Registration is required.

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Author Talk with David Handler: “The Man Who Wasn’t All There”

June 17 @ 7:00 pm
Free
The Man Who Wasn't All There by David Handler book cover

Essex Library welcomes back David Handler In a virtual talk on Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m. for the latest installment of his Edgar Award-winning Stewart Hoag mystery series. Handler’s mystery, set in 1990s' New York, sees the ghostwriter-sleuth and his faithful basset hound Lulu inadvertently make a dangerous enemy. After six glorious weeks of hard work on his long-overdue second novel, celebrity-ghostwriter Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag has hit a crossroads in his plot. He thinks a change of scenery will…

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HILL-STEAD MUSEUM

June 18 @ 11:00 am
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Engage in the exploration of history, art, and architecture as you take a virtual tour with the Essex Library of the 1901 Colonial Revival home of the Pope and Riddle families on Friday, June 18 at 11 a.m. Learn about the family as industrialists, world-travelers and art collectors. Hear the stories of their late-1880’s Grand Tour of Europe. Discover the Pope family’s collection of art treasures, most notably the works of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, and the many decorative…

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