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Art exhibits




Opens Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery at the Wauregan, 200 Main St., Norwich

An exhibit of a skateboard-action comic; runs through March 31; hours 1-4:45 p.m. Sun.-Sat.; (860) 608-2661. Emerging Artists Show

Opening reception Friday, 5-7 p.m., $5

La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington

This exhibit features works in various styles and media of the region’s young and emerging artists from area high schools, including Fitch, Ledyard, Stonington, Westerly and Wheeler; runs through April 30; hours 1-4 p.m. Wed., Fri., Sat. or by appointmen­t; (860) 535-2300; lagruacent­


Dreams & Memories — Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme; this exhibition combines historic and contempora­ry art from the Florence Griswold Museum’s permanent collection to explore the themes of dreams and memories as multidimen­sional drivers of artistic creativity and expression­s of powerful forces in American society; the exhibition explores ideas through themes such as reverie, surrealism, identity formation, religion, social action, historical memory, and the American dream; runs through May 14; hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; (860) 434-5542.

Chromatopi­a: Stories of Color in Art — Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London; an exploratio­n of the rich history of pigments and dyes and their impact on art and culture; runs through Sun.; also, “The Masters Series by Julia Pavone”, an exhibit of abstract expression­ist paintings; runs through April 23; also, “Where Children Sleep: Photograph­s by James Mollison,” photograph­er James Mollison documents young people and their sleeping spaces from around the world in different countries and circumstan­ces; runs through April 30; also, “Tiffany in New London” explores the life and career of artist, designer, and glassmaker Louis Comfort Tiffany through the lens of New London, focusing on the artist’s unique connection­s to the region; a permanent exhibit; hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun.; (860) 443-2545.

The Indigenous People’s Project: The Mashantuck­et (Western) Pequot Women — Mashantuck­et Pequot Museum and Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Ledyard; a traveling exhibition created and curated by Angel Beth Smith, intended to highlight Indigenous people spanning multiple generation­s; a percentage of profits are donated to the tribes highlighte­d in each series; runs through May 27; hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; (860) 396-6910.

Sea as Muse and Fish & Forrest: Through the Lens of a

Commercial Fishermom — Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanvi­lle Ave., Mystic; silver objects and wood carvings inspired by the sea; runs through spring 2024; also, “Fish & Forrest: Through the Lens of a Commercial Fishermom,” an exhibition of photograph­y by fisherwoma­n Corey Wheeler Forrest; runs through summer 2023 hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; (860) 572-0711; mysticseap­


From Nothing to Something: The Creative Process — The Artist’s Cooperativ­e Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly; an exhibit featuring artist members Jane Rollins and Joan Mullins; more than 50 artist members will give a glimpse into how to produce a finished work of art; opening reception Fri., 5-8 p.m.; runs through March 27; hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun.; (401) 596-2221.

6th Dimension — Connecticu­t College Cummings Art Center, 270 Mohegan Ave, New London; this exhibition, curated by New London native Juanita (Austin) Sunday, is an Afofuturis­t look into Black realities across time and space; this multimedia exhibition features local, state, national, and internatio­nal Black artists; runs through March 9; hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; (860) 447-1911; 6thdimensi­

Non-Stop Pop and Through the Lens of Printilism — Hygienic Art, 79 Bank St., New London; “Non-Stop Pop” features the eclectic art Don Ledversis, Brian Johnston and Bart Jeczmienny; “Through the Lens of Printilism” is a solo exhibition featuring artwork by James Honer using four primary colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black; his artwork is composed of dots and intended to play tricks on the viewer’s eyes; both run through March 11; hours noon7 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun.; (860) 443-8001.

First Impression­s: 31st Annual Associate Artist Show and Congratula­tions — Lyme Art Associatio­n, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme; a juried exhibition of the associatio­n’s Associate Artist members, accomplish­ed artists who have been exhibiting in selective shows; running concurrent­ly is “Congratula­tions,” an exhibit showcasing the work of Lyme Art Associatio­n’s newest elected artists inducted in October 2022; runs through today; hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. or by appointmen­t; (860) 434-7802; lymeartass­ociation. org.

Art by Kathy Axilrod — Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Old Lyme; local artist Kathy Axilrod of Lyme will exhibit her local landscapes and portraits; items are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the library; runs through March 31; hours 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. and Wed., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; (860) 434-2272.

A Child’s Life in the 18th Century through Archaeolog­y — Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman St., New London; this exhibit, designed and constructe­d during the annual summer museum program by nearly 40 local youth ages 5-14, includes artifacts uncovered in the dig and their historical significan­ce, journals authored by students, and photograph­s; each artifact exhibits a significan­t period of the Shaw Mansion’s history; runs through Summer 2023; hours by appointmen­t only; (860) 443-1209;

The Unique Still Life — Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbroo­k; in this exhibit, artists explore how objects are chosen and arranged and what makes the painting, drawing, mixed media piece and photograph unique; runs through March 11; hours noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.; (860) 767-0742; spectrumar­

Contempora­ry Art Show by James B. Murphy — St. Ann’s Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme; an exhibit of contempora­ry works that include abstract collages; runs through March 31; hours 10 a.m.-noon Mon., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues., Wed., Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thurs., 8 a.m.-noon Sun.; (860) 434-1621.

Schools and Murmuratio­ns: One Mind, Many Voices — Velvet Mill Gallery, 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington; a Velvet Mill artists show; runs through April 14; hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; thevelvetm­


Mystic Ukulele Strummers — 5-7 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic; beginners welcome; free; (860) 941-7828. Phaeton Piano Trio — 7:30 p.m., Jorgensen Center, UConn, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs; free for students and youth; otherwise, tickets $35-$40; (860) 486-4226.

Deb Talan (of The Weepies) — 7:30 p.m., The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook; $30; 1-877-503-1286. See page 5.

Cody Nilsen — 8 p.m., Knickerboc­ker Tap Room, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly; ages 21+; free; (401) 315-5070.

Watchhouse — 8 p.m., The United Theatre, 5 Canal St., Westerly; $40; (401) 388-8208.


Veterans Coffeehous­e — 9-11 a.m., Masonicare at Mystic, 45 Clara Drive, Mystic; veterans can socialize and receive informatio­n regarding benefits and services; (860) 4256617. Community Knit — 9:30-11:30 a.m., Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London; free; registrati­on required; (860) 447-1411. Sweet Spot Coffee Café — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Lyme Public

Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme; meet friends and family in the library cafe; free; (860) 434-2272.

Empty Bowls Project — 5-7 p.m., Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich; a bowl of soup or chili, bread and drink; $15 with the purchase of a ceramic bowl, $10 without a ceramic bowl; local poets, raffle baskets and extra ceramics pieces for purchase; held in partnershi­p with the Student Activities Office and Full Plate Pantry Bowls Project to support the campus food pantry; studentpro­grams@threeriver­

Women & Wealth: Unlock Your Potential — 6 p.m., Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme; a seminar presented by financial planners Kimberly Flynn and Joan Norman; free; registrati­on required; (860) 434-2272.

Night at the Lyman Allyn — 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London; adult social artmaking with apps and drinks; $20 members, $25 non-members; (860) 443-2545.

Bingo — 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge 2163, 700 Shennecoss­ett Road, Groton; doors close at 7 p.m.; kitchen open 4:306:30 p.m.; (860) 445-2163.

Bingo — 7 p.m., American Legion Post 104, 22 Merchants Ave., Taftville; kitchen open 4:45-6:45 p.m.; (860) 8489881. “All Quiet on the Western Front” — 7:30 p.m., Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London; Breezeline Winter Cinema Series; $14; (860) 444-7373.


Storytime & Craft — 10 a.m., Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin; story, science, craft and play; for ages 2-5; free; (860) 642-6207.

Open Playgroup — 10:30 a.m., Preston Public Library, 389 Route 2, Preston; children can play and socialize with other kids and caregivers; for babies to age 5; free; (860) 886-1010. Preschool Storytime — 10:30-11 a.m., Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich; stories, songs and a craft; for ages 3-5; free; registrati­on required; (860) 889-2365.

Lavender Library Teen Book Club — 4 p.m., Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London; Abby Rice leads a discussion of “Heartstopp­er” Volume 1; free; (860) 447-1411. Shell & Bee Studio Art Class Series — 4-5 p.m., Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Lyme; “Clementine Hunter Chalk Floral Drawing” for students in grades 1-5; 5:15-6:15 p.m., “Optical Illusion Drawing” open studio class for students in grades 6-12; free; registrati­on required; (860) 434-2272. Teen Craft Night — 5:30-7 p.m., Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford; for ages 12-18; free; registrati­on required; (860) 444-5805.

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