Sunday, September 9 2012
One (1) Hour Historical Walking Tour
The exhibit uses historic photographs, artifacts, and first-hand accounts to explore 260 years of Cornwall’s relationship with its forests, showing how and why the town transformed from forest to farm and back to forest. The exhibit will also explore changing attitudes about the forest, from the 18th century view of woods as a source of timber to more recent concepts of the forest as a setting for recreation and as a vital ecosystem.
In the Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico and eastern Arizona, the Pueblos, a people spread over 19 communities, continue to practice their ancient art of pottery-making. Descendents of the Anasazi, the Pueblo People, still use the traditional coiling methods and decorative patterns that have distinguished their work for centuries..
This exhibit compares and contrasts the unique style of each Pueblo community and highlights individual artists who have shaped this timeless craft.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm* and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm * *Last admission 4:30pm
Black bears have been sighted in cities and towns across Connecticut with many occurring right here in the northwestern hills. Learn more about our black bear as well as other bear species of North America. Wildlife photographer and Master Wildlife Conservationist Gary Melnysyn will provide a glimpse into the history, physical characteristics, lives and future of these magnificent creatures.
Gary will share his remarkable photographs of bears from his various trips throughout North America, from Alaska to Yellowstone, and will share interesting bear facts and stories of his travels. CT Educators may earn 0.2 CEUs
Space is limited, please call for reservations.
Co-sponsored with the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the U.S. Daughters of 1812 and the Black Rock Community Council
Learn more about Connecticut and Fairfield’s role in the War of 1812 with Betty Oderwald, president of the U.S. Daughters of 1812. The War of 1812 established the United States as a country willing to fight to maintain its liberty and a country of increasing commercial power in the world. Find out about Fairfield’s important role, the sea captains who fought to protect the coastline and the maritime history of Southport and Black Rock harbors.
GEM, JEWELRY & MINERAL SHOW
Matthew Garrett extracts his imagery from unremarkable environments, isolating the visual murmurs of our surroundings. The images themselves don’t rest in one place--or on one thought--as they bounce from the slightly cryptic, to the strictly abstract and over to the plainly beautiful, before returning to more vernacular descriptions in which things are exactly as they appear to be.
Gerald Saladyga sees landscape painting not as a romantic representation of the past, but as an ongoing inspiration from an ever-changing environment. His current series of landscapes began in 2008 and culminated in 2012 with a present a view of the planet as a cartoon of itself, perhaps too real to be funny or too unreal to be taken seriously.
In the ongoing celebration of Silvermine’s 90th anniversary, this historical exhibition consists of a selection of prints made by a selection of Guild Artist members, both past and present made during this time period. The exhibiting artists are connected through Milestone Graphics, the oldest printmaking workshop in Connecticut, owned by Jim Reed, a Guild artist who is serving as advisor.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m;. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Juried by Cynthia Roznoy, Curator at the Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, this show incorporates three different themes: “Double Vision,” Symbol and Reality,” and “Impermanent Markers.”
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibit runs from August 5th through September 16th, 2012
Showcasing the current works of the distinguished artist/teachers of the Silvermine School of Art. The exhibition represents every style and medium including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and silversmithing. All art work in the exhibit is available for sale.
The exhibit runs from August 23rd through September 16th.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.