Nov
16
Sat
Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters @ The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum Tickets
Nov 16 2019 – Nov 16 2020 all-day
Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters @ The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum | Stonington | Connecticut | United States

This invitational exhibition features more than 100 small paintings by some 50 top Maritime Gallery artists and are available for purchase – each no larger than 8” x 10”. All paintings convey a maritime theme, are reasonably priced, and are perfect for holiday gift giving. There will be scenes of majestic ships, yachts and working boats, coastal landscapes, marshes, and marine wildlife.

This year’s exhibition will commence with an “open house” from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The public will be welcome all day to come view these special works.

Jan
2
Thu
Eastern Ct Ballet Offers Free Classes for New Students in January @ Eastern Connecticut Ballet Tickets
Jan 2 – Jan 31 all-day
Eastern Ct Ballet Offers Free Classes for New Students in January @ Eastern Connecticut Ballet | East Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Come dance with us! Eastern Connecticut Ballet is offering free trial classes for new students in January at the East Lyme and Old Saybrook locations.

Now in its 28th year, ECB offers outstanding dance programs for both children and adults, and is known as the home of classical ballet training in the heart of eastern Connecticut. Whether it is an introduction for young children, or a return to dance for experienced adults, students will enjoy sampling classes and exploring movement with our experienced faculty.

ECB offers Ballet (ages 3 through pre-professional and adults), Pointe, Character, Modern, and Jazz classes. Please call the East Lyme office at 860-739-7899 or email office@easternctballet.org to set up your free trial (enrollment is accepted year round). For more information on schedules and locations, please visit easternctballet.org. We look forward to dancing with you!

Jan
22
Wed
Beginning Stained Glass (6 session course) @ Spark Makerspace Tickets
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginning Stained Glass (6 session course) @ Spark Makerspace | New London | Connecticut | United States

Beginning Stained Glass: 6-week session

Register early to get your spot!

This entry level class is for those with little or no stained glass experience and will teach you everything you need to get started.

The student will be taught the skills of pattern setup, scoring and breaking glass, grinding, foiling, soldering and framing. Each student will make an art glass panel from a geometric or abstract design approx. 1 sq. ft. in size.

IMPORTANT: It is recommended that you allow 7-10 days before the first class to choose your pattern with the instructor at Spark and have sufficient time to purchase your art glass (nearest supplier: Vijon Glass in Old Saybrook).

Class meets Wednesday Nights 6 – 8:30pm on Jan. 22, 29, and Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26.

Any questions may be directed to: stainedglass@sparkmakerspace.org.

Class registration ends Jan. 14 in order for registrants to select pattern and purchase glass.

Jan
24
Fri
Family Maker Friday: Laser Cut Bouquet @ Stonington Community Center Tickets
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Maker Friday: Laser Cut Bouquet @ Stonington Community Center | Stonington | Connecticut | United States

Join us in the COMO Makerspace on the last Monday of the month for fun maker activities you can do with the whole family. This month we will be making laser cut bouquets.
Friday | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Member Price: $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Non-Member Price: $15 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Screening Room XLI @ The Crocker House Ballroom Tickets
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Screening Room XLI @ The Crocker House Ballroom | New London | Connecticut | United States

Hygienic XLI Festival Presents: The Screening Room at the Crocker House Ballroom.
The Screening Room is New London’s premiere free Independent Film Festival featuring works from both emerging and established filmmakers. As with the art show itself, there will be NO judge, NO jury, NO entry fee and NO censorship! Film run-times are limited to 5 mins each.

DETAILS:
Date | Friday, Jan 24, 2020
Time | 7-10pm
Location | 35 Union Street New London, Crocker House Ballroom
Admission | $5 Suggested Donation
All ages • 21+ to drink

Jan
25
Sat
Hygienic XLI Presents: Salon Des Independants @ Hygienic Galleries Tickets
Jan 25 all-day
Hygienic XLI Presents: Salon Des Independants @ Hygienic Galleries | New London | Connecticut | United States

ARTIST DETAILS:
Artwork drop-off: Saturday, Jan 25th, 8am – 6pm (one piece per artist)
Pick Up Unsold Art Work: Sunday, February 9th from 12 – 4pm OR Tuesday, February 12th, 12 – 7:00pm

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, January 6th, 7pm

The Hygienic XLI Art Exhibition will open on Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Hygienic Art Galleries in downtown New London Connecticut at 7pm. Modeled after the Salon des Independants held in Paris since 1884, New London’s outsider art event is open to all artists; no judge, no jury, no fees, and no censorship.

The Salon des Independants movement was created by French Impressionists who were not accepted into the established Salon in the late 19th century. In an effort to protest the rigid art establishment, these artists exhibited their work in cafes in the seamy sections of Paris. This revolutionary movement included such notables as Matisse, Munch, Rousseau, Cezanne and Modigliani among others. The intent of the artists (and Hygienic Art) was to create an artistic event without jury or reward so that all forms of visual art expression and trends in the art of the moment would have a chance to be presented for public consideration without restriction.

In that spirit all artists are welcomed to submit one piece of artwork for the exhibition. Sign-in and hanging begins on Saturday, January 25 at 8am until 6pm. The exhibition opens to the public at 7pm that night. The show runs through Saturday, February 8.

The exhibition is well known for its diverse original art ranging from the sublime to the outrageous. Over its 40 year history, the annual art extravaganza has grown from an anti establishment visual art show to a multi-media arts festival.

On The Horizon: Land, Sea, and Sky @ Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery Tickets
Jan 25 all-day
On The Horizon: Land, Sea, and Sky @ Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery | New London | Connecticut | United States

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents On The Horizon: Land, Sea, and Sky. Opening Reception January 25, 2020, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, closes Sat. March 7, 2020, 3:00 PM. Plein air watercolor painter Lisa Miceli creates a narrative in her paintings; incorporating an illustrative style, abstracted by brushwork, passages of ink, and skies that establish the emotional tone. Lisa is the winner of the Watercolor Competition Inspired by J.M.W. Turner, adult category, her winning submission is currently exhibited at Mystic Seaport Museum through February 23, 2020. She paints plein air regularly and is a member of the Noank 9. In the heart of the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail, New London, CT, 140 Bank St., Mon 1 to 5, Tue-Fri 9 to 5, Sat 10 to 3, Appts. Available. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Alignable. Visit our website at http://www.studio33gallery.com.

On The Horizon: Land, Sea, and Sky @ Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery Tickets
Jan 25 all-day

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents On The Horizon: Land, Sea, and Sky. Opening Reception January 25, 2020, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, closes Sat. March 7, 2020, 3:00 PM. Plein air watercolor painter Lisa Miceli creates a narrative in her paintings; incorporating an illustrative style, abstracted by brushwork, passages of ink, and skies that establish the emotional tone. Lisa is the winner of the Watercolor Competition Inspired by J.M.W. Turner, adult category, her winning submission is currently exhibited at Mystic Seaport Museum through February 23, 2020. She paints plein air regularly and is a member of the Noank 9. In the heart of the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail, New London, CT, 140 Bank St., Mon 1 to 5, Tue-Fri 9 to 5, Sat 10 to 3, Appts. Available. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Alignable. Visit our website at http://www.studio33gallery.com.

Intro to Stained Glass: Let’s Make Feathers! @ Spark Makerspace Tickets
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, this one-day workshop is perfect for first-timers. Using the Tiffany copper foil method of stained glass construction, you will make and take home 2 feathers (each approx. 6” long). You will learn the basics of glass cutting, grinding, copper foiling and soldering while you make 2 beautiful feathers from a choice of 5 different patterns. These feathers are elegant on their own or suitable for embellishment with beads, leather, wirework, or made into dreamcatchers or mobiles.

Class time: 10am – 4pm

Class dates:

Jan. 25, 2020

Feb 22, 2020

March 21, 2020

Young Artists Expo | Hygienic XLI @ The Garde Gallery Tickets
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Young Artists Expo | Hygienic XLI @ The Garde Gallery | New London | Connecticut | United States

Join us for this exciting show featuring the work of young art students from throughout the region. There will be music, arts & crafts, storytelling, hula hooping and more!

Coordinated by Lorain Ohio and Steve Elci

Performances by Mystic Paper Beasts and ISAAC Eighth Notes

PUBLIC DROP-OFF: Jan 24th from 4-8pm at 305 State Street

Details:
Date | Saturday, Jan 25, 2020
Time | 12-4pm
Location | 305 State Street New London, The Garde Gallery

No entry fees!