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Exhibitions & Programs

What Does Light Pollution Look Like? – Virge Lorents
Exhibit & sale through the end of December.

Our night sky is growing brighter as residential and commercial development continues to expand. View Virge’s beautiful images and consider what can be done to keep our northeastern Connecticut skies dark. Free admission.

 

 

Winter Art Show Featuring Local Artists
Now through Mid-January

Come feast your eyes on the talents of three local artists. Watercolorist David Stumpo, Wildlife Photographer Nancy Barrett, as well as a special exhibit by Virge Lorents on Light Pollution will be featured. There will be a wide variety of artwork on sale for purchase with holiday gift-giving in mind. Free admission.

 

 

 

 


Trail Wood Reflections:
Writer & Artist In-Residence Exhibit
OPENING Reception and Reading
Sunday, January 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
Exhibit through February 25

Each year the Summer Writer and Artist In-Residence Program at our Trail Wood Sanctuary in Hampton produces inspirational work. This year’s class is no exception. The beauty found in their paintings, photography and written word well reflect the tranquility of Trail Wood. A great boost in the dead of winter, come celebrate this year’s artists and writers and the Trail Wood experience. Free admission – donations always appreciated.

Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, January 27, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 1-4 p.m.

You’ll spend time at the Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret, sketching and painting nature using pencil, pen and watercolor. Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see, and teach basic drawing and quick intuitive watercolor techniques. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. Register at 860-928-4948 and for list of materials to bring.

 

Winter Nature Writing Workshop
Sunday, February 11, 2 p.m.
(Snow date: Sun., Feb. 18, 2 p.m.)

Alison Davis, a dear friend of Edwin and Nellie Teale, and accomplished nature writer, will lead this program. Learn about the Teale’s, their love of nature and Edwin’s extraordinary writing career, while working on your own verse. All levels of experience welcome. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

 

Trail Wood Reflections:
Writer & Artist In-Residence Exhibit
CLOSING Reception and Reading
Sunday, February 25, 2 – 4 p.m.

Celebrate the art inspired by Trail Wood, as well as readings by former Writers In-Residence including Kathy Hauswirth, who writes about nature in Connecticut and is the author of the recently published The Book of Noticing – Collections and Connections on the Trail. Free admission – donations always appreciated.

 

Nature Photography Contest

Opening reception and exhibit to be held on Sunday, March 4th. Click here to download the entry form.


Film Series

Tapped (2009)
Monday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.
(Snow date: January 23, 6:30 p.m.)

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and our reliance on oil. Representatives from SAVE OUR WATER CONNECTICUT will facilitate a short discussion after viewing the film. Free admission – donations always appreciated.

 

Generation Zapped (2017)
Private pre-release screening!
Monday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.
(Snow date: February 27, 6:30 pm)

Today we encounter one hundred thousand times the level of radiation from wireless technologies than we did decades ago. This film, to be released in 2018, investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to radio frequencies (RFs) from wireless technology; its effects on our health and the development of our children. Fee: $5 per person

Merchants of Doubt (2014)
Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.
(Snow date: March 27, 6:30 p.m.)

The story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda. Free admission – donations always appreciated.

 


Nature Sketchbook Journaling
Saturday, January 27, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 1-4 p.m.

You’ll spend time at the Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret, sketching and painting nature using pencil, pen and watercolor. Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see, and teach basic drawing and quick intuitive watercolor techniques. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. Register at 860-928-4948 and for list of materials to bring.

 

 

 

 

 

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