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2016 SUMMER GETAWAY

Art New England’s

Unique Arts Events and Destinations Throughout the Region CONNECTICUT Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT aldrichart.org Site Lines: Four Solo Exhibitions Engaging Place, featuring David Brooks, Kim Jones, Peter Liversidge, and Virginia Overton. From a grove of trees transformed into biomorphic sculpture (Jones), an interactive twelve foot hanging swing (Overton), a disassembled agricultural combine (Brooks), and a cannonball embedded in a gallery wall (Liversidge)—these new commissions utilize not only The Aldrich’s galleries, but also the Museum’s garden, outdoor terraces, and various public locations in Ridgefield.

Westport Fine Arts Festival

Parker Harding Plaza, Westport, CT (203) 856-6881 westportfineartsfestival.com July 16 and 17 10–5 The 43rd Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival is a two-day extravaganza down by the Saugatuck River that offers a mix of street performances, live music, hands-on art, and delectable food from local restaurants.

GUIDE

Village. Invaders: They Come by Air, Land & Water exhibition on invasive species, featuring artwork by Michael DiGiorgio, on view through October 10.

Connecticut River Museum

67 Main Street Essex, CT 06426 (860) 767-8269 crm@ctrivermuseum.org ctrivermuseum.org T–Su 10–5, Daily Memorial Day–Columbus Day Discover the heritage and natural beauty of New England’s Great River at the Connecticut River Museum on the waterfront in historic Essex Village. Explore exhibits, wander the waterfront, take a boat cruise and stroll Essex

Florence Griswold Museum Courtyard Gallery, Mystic’s Hidden Treasure

12 Water Street - B3, Mystic, CT (860) 536-5059 courtyardgallerymystic.com M, Th, F, Sa 11–6, Sun 12–6 Meet the Artists Salons, Sundays 3–6 p.m. Located in Historic Downtown Mystic’s Factory Square, the Courtyard Gallery represents over 30 nationally and regionally acclaimed artists and has been described as having the most diverse collection of original paintings and sculpture in the region. Come find your treasure in our intimate gallery and sculpture garden.

Del-Bourree Bach, River Reflections, acrylic.

Home of American Impressionism

Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History

March 30 – September 4, 2016 Step back in time as you visit the famed home of the Lyme Art Colony, take in American art exhibitions at the Krieble Gallery and wander the historic gardens and riverfront that inspired a generation of artists. 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 860.434.5542 FlorenceGriswoldMuseum.org

May/June 2016

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 203-869-6899 www.greenwichhistory.org

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