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Four Fun Ways to Spend a Snow Day in Connecticut

By Dani Frank After a painstaking few minutes of scanning the local news station, the list finally rolls around to your area’s school district, accompanied by the two words that will make any child scream […]

01/06/2012

(credit: The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art)

January Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in the area. But if you want to catch the best the art scene has to offer, check out this quick guide to our can’t-miss picks for January.

12/26/2011

(credit: Katya Kallsen/Bruce Museum)

The Season’s Best Art Exhibits

From Rembrandt at the Bruce Museum to a look at the history of theater at the Fairfield Museum, check out our picks for must-see exhibits of the season.

11/28/2011

(credit: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art website)

Spotlight On: Patti Smith and Her Camera Solo

A combination of photography, film and the written word, Patti Smith: Camera Solo (on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art through February 19, 2012) is an intimate exploration of life and death, expressed in symbolic portraits.

10/31/2011

(credit: George Cyr)

Polly Brody: Poet + Artist = Ekphrasis!

Just pronouncing the word, “ekphrasis” sounds like it should be followed by an exclamation point. It certainly deserves a lot of attention. Ekphrasis is a literary response to a visual work of art. It is a celebration, especially when distinguished poet Polly Brody of Southbury responds to a painting by renowned Bristol artist Lorna Cyr.

10/24/2011

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Once Upon a Crafty Halloween

Channel your inner Martha Stewart by creating inexpensive and easy crafts for Halloween. The kids love it, and it’s a perfect way to spend quality time together.

10/07/2011

(credit: Leichsenring Studios)

The Sky Is Not the Limit for CT Artist Sharon Leichsenring

Okay, so Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but that was some 500 years ago. Today, artist Sharon Leichsenring, named the number one decorative painter in the United States in 2008, thinks nothing of climbing on scaffolding and painting ceilings and cherubs – despite her fear of heights and has climbed 35 feet high to accomplish a commissioned work over a staircase.

09/19/2011

(Photo Credit: Lyman Allyn Art Museum)

Connecticut’s Best Museums

Whether you are looking for something educational to do with your kids or just want to escape the heat while enjoying a piece by Monet, we’ve uncovered the best museums to check out over the summer.

07/25/2011

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bridgeport Man Could Be Sentenced To Death After Triple Murder Conviction

A Bridgeport man has been convicted of killing three people in the city in 2005 and now a jury will decide whether he should receive the death penalty.

05/23/2011

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Man Charged With Stealing Art For Scrap

Branford Police have arrested an East Haven man on charges that he stole a copper art sculpture from in front of a home in the area of North Main Street and intended to sell it for the scrap value of the metal.

03/31/2011

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