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November 2020

At Gallery: Pearl Knotting without Tools Workshop

November 22, 2020 @ 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

There is no piece of jewelry more timeless than a strand of hand-knotted pearls. If you’ve always wondered why there are knots between pearls, it’s to prevent pearls from rubbing against each other and to protect against loss if the strand should break.  Unfortunately, the process can be frustrating when using tweezers, an awl or a special pearl knotting tool.  Now you can put them all away since in this workshop you will learn a foolproof way of hand knotting…

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December 2020

A Zoom Webinar: Preparing for Life’s Financial Storms

December 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on creating and maintaining financial security will be presented by UConn Extension Educator in family economics and resource management Faye Griffiths-Smith at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Griffiths-Smith will focus on dealing with situations such as unexpected expenses, income reductions, severe weather preparedness as well as the importance of saving.

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At Gallery: Holiday Themed Bird House

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

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$110

Find a 3D bird house that has ample surface space to collage and decorate. This can be a table centerpiece or mantel piece to complement your holiday house.  Places to find your bird houses are Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Agway, Antique stores, Good Will & Dollar Stores. Once you find the ”Perfect” bird house, scour your attics to find old Christmas and holiday embellishments, ornaments and papers. Look for a theme. It can be whimsical, wintery, anything that appeals.  Finally, select…

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents Takashi Yanai, Faia With “Outside In: New California Modernism”

December 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated lecture on Outside In: New California Modernism home design will be presented by California Architect Takashi Yanai, FAIA at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 on Zoom for the Essex Library’s continuing Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series. Yanai will focus on design with California Modernist ethos infused with reinterpretations of traditional Japanese elements.

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At Gallery: Holiday Wreath Design Workshop

December 5, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$55

Create your own 30” live wreath to display proudly this season with landscape designer, Tracy McMorran. A wide variety of freshly picked greenery is available. Florist wire, hand-made bows and painted objects, including pinecones, for embellishment are also provided. Bring wire cutters or sharp scissors, and gloves are recommended. Beginners welcome! Saturday, December 5 1:30-4:00pm $40 (plus $15 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop) https://spectrumartgallery.org/event-registration/?ee=79 Spectrum Art Gallery 61 Main Street Centerbrook, CT  06409

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At Gallery: Get ready for the Holidays!

December 6, 2020 @ 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

In this class, we will create intricate folded paper snowflakes from decorative papers.  These can be made in various sizes to be used as ornaments, or as larger decorations for the home.  They can be made of white paper, or fancy printed papers for different effects. We will also experiment with pop-up greeting cards. No experience needed, and a supply list of materials you can bring from home will be available.  Small materials fee to be paid to the instructor.…

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Zoom Webinar: Genealogy, Trace your Connecticut Revolutionary Roots

December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on tracing Connecticut ancestors who supported the American Revolution will be presented by Professional genealogist Bryna O’Sullivan at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 on Zoom for the Essex Library. O’Sullivan will focus on genealogical resources to help trace Connecticut ancestors. RSVP: (860) 767-1560 or www.youressexlibrary.org

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Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: COVID-19 and the Holidays

December 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Free

A free talk on COVID-19 and holiday challenges that can be especially difficult for families living with dementia will be presented by South Central CT Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter Maria Tomasetti at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Tomasetti will focus on strategies to engage in positive visits and interactions and exploring tactics to discuss holiday celebrations that best suit the needs of the person diagnosed and the caregiver. Registration is required.

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At Gallery: Holiday Wreath Design Workshop

December 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$55

Create your own 30” live wreath to display proudly this season with landscape designer, Tracy McMorran. A wide variety of freshly picked greenery is available. Florist wire, hand-made bows and painted objects, including pinecones, for embellishment are also provided. Bring wire cutters or sharp scissors, and gloves are recommended. Beginners welcome! Saturday, December 12 1:30-4:00pm $40 (plus $15 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop) https://spectrumartgallery.org/event-registration/?ee=111

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January 2021

Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents Austin Architect Nick Deaver With “Land, Building, Spirit”

January 8 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated Zoom talk on creating memorable places that respond to the local context with a commitment to minimal demands on the environment will be presented by Austin Texas architect, Nick Deaver at 7 p.m. Jan 8, hosted by Essex Library as part of their Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series. Deaver will focus on his personal journey of architecture and how awakening the senses can reconnect us with the natural world. Registration required. RSVP: the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 or see www.youressexlibrary.org

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Preparing for Life’s Financial Storms: A Zoom Webinar

January 12 @ 6:30 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on creating and maintaining financial security will be presented by UConn Extension Educator in family economics and resource management Faye Griffiths-Smith at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Griffiths-Smith will focus on dealing with situations such as unexpected expenses, income reductions, severe weather preparedness as well as the importance of saving. Registration is required. RSVP: 860-767-1560 or www.youressexlibrary.org

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Tackling Your Digital Photos Organization: A Zoom Webinar with Cathi Nelson

January 20 @ 1:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on organizing digital photos will be presented by professional photo organizer Cathi Nelson at 1 p.m. Jan. 20, on Zoom for the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Nelson will focus on best practices for how to organize your digital photos. RSVP: www.youressexlibrary.org or 860-767-1560. Registration is required.

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NEW Spectrum Gallery Show – The Human + Animal Bond

January 23 - March 7
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Free

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its first 2021 Show, The Human + Animal Bond with an open house weekend Saturday and Sunday, January 23rd and 24th(12:30-6pm). Enjoy wine and bagged snacks at the gallery during the opening weekend and help us celebrate the New Year! The exhibit closes March 7, 2021.

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Zoom Webinar: Games, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Life with Yale Science Communication

January 27 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated zoom talk entitled “Games, Drugs, And Rock & Roll: Artificial Intelligence In Everyday Life” will be presented by Yale Science Communication at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 hosted by the Essex Library. The focus will be on artificial intelligence in our everyday lives through the lens of game theory, pharmaceutical research and music therapy. Registration is required. www.youressexlibrary.org or call Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

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Designer Earrings Workshop at Gallery

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$67

One can never have too many earrings! They’re the perfect accessory to wear with jeans and a sweater or with a little black dress. And they make great gifts for family and friends. During this in gallery workshop the instructor will show you her four original 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 to move on to other jewelry…

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February 2021

Top Tips For Winter Storm & Flooding Readiness

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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UConn Extension Educator Mary Ellen Welch will talk about making your personal supply kit and making pet and car emergency kits for the Essex Library on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom. She will also cover basic weather terms and their meanings and risks. Welch will provide recommendations for staying in touch with family and friends, how to stay safe if you stay or go, and tips for dealing with power outages. This is the first in a…

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Zoom Webinar: Propagating Native Plants From Seed

February 6 @ 10:30 am
Free

Including native plants in your garden is a great way to help pollinators. Expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed. Learn how in this virtual workshop for the Essex Library on Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. Certified CT Master Gardener Jim Sirch will discuss different germination requirements for different kinds of seeds and how to plant a plastic milk jug filled with a seed selection to stratify over the winter. Proper after care will be…

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Caring Hearts Workshop at Spectrum Art Gallery

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$45

Hearts of Many Colors is a wonderful painting for just before Valentine’s Day!  No previous experience necessary so this is an exciting workshop to try your hand at painting.  Start with a pattern of 9 hearts and use your favorite colors while thinking a about color design.  Instructor helps you along the way as you plan your next step to use your creative freedom and bring your hearts to life.  It is time to get out of the house and let your creative energy unfold with other like-minded folks.  All materials supplied by instructor.  Wear smock or clothes to paint in.

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CRM Virtual Speaker Series: How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers?

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

Connecticut River Museum Talks: How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed. Andrew Fisk, Ph.D., Executive Director at the Connecticut River Conservancy will be our guest, speaking on the history and technology of clean water, and what should “clean” mean.

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

February 9 @ 6:30 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop 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 Feb. 9, 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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Creating a Rice Paper Collage: Zoom Workshop

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

$130

In this class, learn to use a support (clay board, canvas panel, cradle board, illustration board), with a hard surface to create an interesting textural background by adhering a variety of rice papers. On this covered support create asymmetrical grid patterns, encasing pressed flowers & or pressed leaves, confetti, red onion skins, and other materials to enhance your work. Subjective imagery can also be lightly drawn or traced onto the background.  You will learn to encase materials and to paint…

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Staying Healthy & Safe In 2021: Organizing Your Home And Workspace Zoom Presentation

February 17 @ 5:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on organizing your home and office space, will be presented by UConn Extension Educator Mary Ellen Welch at 5 p.m. Feb 17, Essex Library on Zoom. Welch will focus on safe organization of home and office spaces.

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What’s Up? Backyard Astronomy For 2021 (and beyond)

February 18 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on getting started in stargazing will be presented by CCSU Astronomy Professor Kristine Larsen at 7 p.m. Feb 18 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Larsen will focus on a preview of astronomical events that you can view from your own backyard in 2021. Registration required.

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Watercolor Adventure: Zoom Course

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 25, 2021

$130

Learn a variety of watercolor techniques such as flat washes, gradient washes, wet on wet and direct paint.  This course welcomes all skill levels. Instructor will take you from start to finish on your pieces.  These methods can be applied to most any subject. Material list  and ZOOM access information will available upon registration. Sean is an award-winning painter who has been professionally teaching painting for over 20 years and exhibits his paintings nationally and internationally in galleries and museums…

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Birds & Notes Workshop at Spectrum Art Gallery

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$45
Birds & Notes Workshop

Choose from chickadees, cardinals, barn swallows, blue birds or crows for your bird line up.  Instructor helps you create a painterly sky for your birds. Then with twine add a line for them to rest on. After the lines are in place cutout bird silhouettes to settle your birds onto the message line .... tiny cloth pins included. Time to get out of the house and have fun with other creative folks.  No experience necessary just a creative spirit!  All materials supplied by instructor.  Wear smock or clothes to paint in.

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Bereavement Support Group Resumes via Zoom

February 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Second and Forth Tuesday of Every Month
Free

Grieving is tough – but you don’t have to go it alone. The Essex Library will resume hosting a Bereavement Support Group on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month at 5 p.m. on Zoom. Leadership for the group will be provided again by Chaplain Dennis McCann, former head of pastoral services at Middlesex Hospital. The group is free and open to all. If you’re struggling with loss – of a spouse, a parent or other family member, or a…

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Managing Your Money in Challenging Times: Part 3, Following Your Spending Plan

February 23 @ 6:30 pm
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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Exploring Drawing: Zoom Course

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 24, 2021

$130

Learn multiple drawing techniques in this relaxing but informative course. Instructor will teach techniques for rendering still lives, portraits and landscapes. You will learn how to control line weight, value, texture and compositional balance. Material list and ZOOM access information will available upon registration. Sean, the instructor, is an award-winning painter who has been professionally teaching painting for over 20 years and exhibits his paintings nationally and internationally in galleries and museums including at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT. Dates: Weds. Jan.…

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Retirement Transformed Book Club

February 24 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Retirement Transformed launched their new book club! They will selecting books that sparks thought, motivation, and inspiration to open up important conversation. This is a great way to connect with others! A final discussion will be held on February 24th at 7PM via Zoom to reflect on how to apply these principles to our lives. Some months the book’s author will be joining!

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Basic Winter Bird Identification Zoom Presentation

February 25 @ 5:30 pm
Free

A free Zoom presentation on winter birdwatching in Connecticut presented by Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge wildlife biologist, Kris Vagos, at 5:30 p.m. on February 25th. Vagos will focus on what to look for, who might be there, a few common bird sounds and how to learn more.

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series: Theodore Sawruk with “Mayhem and Merriment: Contemporary Architecture in Afghanistan”

February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on architecture in the ancient city of Herat, Afghanistan will be presented by Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Hartford Ted Sawruk at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 for the Essex Library on Zoom. Sawruk will focus on the wide variety of stylistic representations.

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Spectrum Art Gallery: Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet Workshop

February 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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$80

The Byzantine chain maille is one of the oldest and most popular patterns used for jewelry through the centuries. It is made using specific sized jump rings that are woven in a particular pattern. No experience is necessary to make this bracelet.  Instructor will show you the proper way to open and close jump rings to ensure the completion of a professional piece of jewelry. The kit includes all the jump rings and a clasp to make a substantial looking…

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March 2021

New Naturalism with Kelly D. Norris Zoom Webinar

March 6 @ 11:00 am
Free

A free, illustrated talk on stylish yet naturalistic garden design will be presented by horticulturalist and author Kelly D. Norris at 11 a.m. Mar 6, on Zoom for the Essex Library. Norris will focus on garden designs to increase biodiversity, provide refuge for wildlife, and reconnect humans to nature.

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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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