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Art exhibits



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; spectrumar­


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; 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; 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; lymeartass­

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;

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

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