Power and Strength
Opening reception Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.
Open house weekend Sat. 1-6 p.m. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbrook
An exhibit of artwork that explores the concepts of power and strength by established and emerging artists who create abstract and representational painting, mixed media, photography and more; runs through May 6; hours noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.; (860) 767-0742; spectrumartgallery.org.
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.
The Masters Series by Julia Pavone — Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London; 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; mysticseaport.org.
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; runs through Mon.; hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun.; (401) 596-2221. Mysticalligraphers Art Show — Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton; a large variety of lettering from historic to contemporary on display; quotes, stories, 3-D handmade books, collaged pieces and paper arts; runs through April 28; hours 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; (860) 441-6785.
Four Acts, Exploring Views of the World Through Art — Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme; an exhibition showcasing the diversity of styles created by its member artists; each juried show looks at the world through a different lens: Long & Lean, Abstracted, Off the Press and Stillness: A Still Life; runs through April 27; 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; nlchs.org.
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; thevelvetmill.com.