Monday, March 10 2014

Format: 2014/09/30

Monday, March 10 2014

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.

 

To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.

 

The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.

 

Smart Painting

A show of paintings by artists who respond to the institution of contemporary abstraction. Organized by John O' Donnell. Featuring artists: Blake Shirley, Sharon Butler, Deborah Dancy, Zachary Keeting, Ben Piwowar, Jenn Dierdorf, Rob D. Campbell, Derek Leka, Clare Grill, Tatiana Berg.

 

 

“Thingamabob” Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Machines, gadgets and all things technology inspire the artwork at a new exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery. “Thingamabob” features art that is in the eye of the mechanically inclined in a group show of artists, including John Jackson of Jefferson, New York, Tom Hlas of Norfolk, CT, Lewis Schaffer from Ridgefield, Deborah Rauh from Westport, Sara Roche from Weston, and others.  

The Maritime Garage Gallery, located at 11 North Water Street, is part of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces making Norwalk a more vibrant destination. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

 

2014 Spring Native Plant and Seedling Sale, North Central Conservation District

 An exceptional selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, and edibles, most native to Connecticut, is available for pre-sale!  Also available are evergreen and deciduous tree seedlings, bluebird houses, and CT compost.  New this year are perennial plugs, as well as hummingbird and butterfly garden plant collections.  All proceeds benefit the North Central Conservation District, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing conservation assistance.  Call860-875-3881 to request a free brochure, or visit our website, www.conservect.org/northcentral, to download the brochure and order form.  Detailed plant descriptions and photos of each plant offered are also available on our website.  Pre-orders are due by March 27 for April 11-12 pick-up in Vernon (Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon) or Bloomfield (Auerfarm, 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield).  Additional plants will be available for sale at both locations during the sale days, throughout the afternoon of Friday April 11, and the morning of Saturday April 12. 

FREE Spring Workshops are also being offered!