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Art Exhibits/Openings

Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main St, Deerfield, , 01342

Explore a dazzling array of masterworks by famous American cabinetmakers including Duncan Phyfe and Honore Lannuier, Samuel McIntire, John and Thomas Seymour, and John Townsend. Learn about antique furniture from the inside out, and gain a new understanding of the materials and craftsmanship that went into the creation of these spectacular objects through graphics, before-and-after views of conservation treatments, and innovative “exploded view” display techniques. Into the Woods also features a special changing section, which will feature the study of different elements. Included with general admission.

Boston Furniture Masterworks at Historic Deerfield

Come visit the “Into the Woods” gallery at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life to view an impressive array of furniture produced in Boston in the 18th and 19th centuries. Rare and exceptional forms include an 18th-century japanned high chest, an 18th-century turret-top tea table, and a 19th-century sideboard attributed to cabinetmakers John and Thomas Seymour.

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Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Museum

"Matthew Shlian: Light Years"

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 10:30 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm Street, New Canaan, , 06840

HEATHER GAUDIO FINE ART is pleased to present “Matthew Shlian: Light Years”, his first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show opens on June 26th and will run through August 7th.

Shlian’s work straddles the world of paper engineering and the fine arts, a place where two-dimensional paper becomes intricately sculpted into precise and stunning three-dimensional forms. His work is rooted in printed media, book arts and commercial design, where paper gets folded, tessellated, compressed and arranged in unexpected ways. Modular aggregation and the way in which shapes repeat, morph and reconnect with each other have been the artist’s preoccupation for the past several years. Adopting an intuitive approach, Shlian begins with hand-drawn patterns in a notebook and then uses digital mapping on an industrial plotter to work out his ideas. His curiosity with the process continues when he returns to working with paper using his hands, constructing forms out of the everyday material. Color, light, patterns and planar shifts come together in geometric assemblages that reveal themselves as he works. An important part of the artist’s process is the element of surprise: if he can completely visualize a final result, he doesn’t have a reason to create it. Shlian has to start his work and make changes along the way in order to fully understand it. In the same way, the titles of his works, intriguing and serendipitous to be sure, are related to phrases, conversations or musings he has had with his daughters and others.

This exhibition will feature new work from three series Shlian has been developing over the past five years. Some Caterpillars Stay Caterpillars began when he and his daughter were hatching caterpillars a couple of summers ago. One of the caterpillars morphed into a butterfly while the other never emerged from its cocoon. When searching for the right words to explain to his young apprentice what had happened to the caterpillar, she told him “Dad, it’s OK—some caterpillars stay caterpillars.” The notion that caterpillars can be miracles even when they don’t transform into butterflies resonated with Shlian. For him, “sometimes there is no magic or the magic is in the ordinary.” The works in this series possess certain optical illusions in the way in which they are perceived. The patterns can be interpreted as 3-D forms, or light and color can create their visual transformations. For Shlian, the changes come not so much from the works themselves, but from the viewer’s impressions of them.

The constructions in the Omoplata series are related to curve folding, created when the artist was thinking about a set of curves interlocking on another set of curves. Having different axis points prevent the shapes from turning. These low-relief forms reference typography, quilting and architecture, the monochromatic patterns revealing themselves through repetition. The term Omoplata references highly effective interlocking sweeps and twisting locking motions used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the artist witnessed while working on this series.

The Unholy series grew from a set of conversations Shlian had with Dr. Henry Paulson, a leading researcher into Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss at the University of Michigan. Paulson explained how certain protein strands misfold and cause other strands to follow suit and create an aggregation of mass, dubbing it “this unholy hell of design.” The described modular aggregate systems that become undulating forms were coincidentally similar to the ideas and constructions Shlian had been exploring at the time. Paulson confirmed the similarities in design when he later visited the artist’s studio to view his works. For Shlian, the works in this series are about movements in space and dividing and extracting forms from those movements.

Originally from Norwalk, Connecticut, Shlian earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy and currently lives and works in Ann Arbor. He has collaborated with scientists at the University of Michigan, contributing to the visualization of various projects, his sculptural forms presenting answers to questions that had not yet been formulated by his colleagues. Shlian has held several teaching positions, has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and his work is in many notable private and corporate collections.

Community

Paws for a Cause, June 28-Aug. 13, Groton

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 12:00 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need, and you can too by taking part in their summer pet food drive to benefit Groton Animal Control. Drop off new, unopened donations of dry and canned dog food, dog treats, dry cat food, and wet kitten food at the Library.

Overeaters Anonymous, Sunday morning

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 10:00 am

Community

virtual, virtual, ,

10-11:15 a.m., Zoom meeting; for information, call (860) 450-9219.

Summer Take and Make Kits, Oakdale

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 10:00 am

Community

Raymond Library, 832 Raymond Hill Road, Oakdale, CT

July 13-17: Pipe Cleaner Animals
July 20-24: Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder
July 27-31: Origami
Aug. 3-7: Coffee Filter Butterflies
Aug. 10-14: Hanging Jellyfish

free; (860) 848-9943

Tuesday 12–8PM
Wednesday 10AM–7PM
Thursday 10AM–6PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 9AM–2PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed

Overeaters Anonymous, Sunday evenings

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 6:00 pm

Community

virtual, virtual, , RI , 02890

6-7 p.m., telephone meeting; for information, call (401) 256-4769.

Fairs/Festivals

Shoreline Jewish Festival

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 12:00 pm
Shoreline Jewish Festival;

Fairs/Festivals

Guilford Green, 79 Whitfield St, Guilford, CT , 06437

15th Annual Shoreline Jewish Festival - A celebration of Jewish life! Sunday, August 1, 12-5 PM on the Guilford Green. Jewish music from around the world, children’s programs, Israeli food, and other fair favorites. Jewish book sale, artists featuring Judaica & Jewish art, crafts for kids. Admission and entertainment is free. Food, crafts, Judaica, books are for sale. For pictures and more information, visit www.shorelinejewishfestival.com and facebook.com/ShorelineJewishFestival. To reserve a booth, or for anything else, please call (203) 533-7495 or email chabad@snet.net.

Religion

Live Stream of Catholic Mass

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, 11:00 am
Live Stream of  Catholic Mass;

Religion

Our Lady of Lourdes, 1650 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335-1907

Attend Mass virtually on Sunday morning!
To watch/join, go to the Our Lady of Lourdes Facebook page.
www.facebook.com Search for Our Lady of Lourdes page.

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