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The Connecticut Table

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Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

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Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

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by Jennifer Swift
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Arts & Entertainment

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

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Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

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Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

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History

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

It left, it has returned! The last wooden whaleship is back as historic voyage draws to a close.

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Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

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Education

Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

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Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

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EXPLORE -- An exhibit of paintings and drawings by Jacklyn Massari and Joan Handschumacher

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Mar 1, 2013 to Mar 30, 2013

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EXPLORE – An exhibit of paintings and drawings by Jacklyn Massari and Joan Handschumacher will be held during the month of March 2013, with an OPENING RECEPTION  on March 7th from 5 to 7 PM

Ms. Massari’s latest work has been a series of egg tempera paintings. The Milford artist has been working most recently on Renaissance style portraits and icon paintings, after studying and working at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece, and Pistoia, Italy. She also has been concentrating on portraiture and the figure by experimenting with live models, using media such as charcoal, graphite, conte crayon, and ink.

Ms. Handschumacher paints the landscape and other subjects both in her Guilford studio and on location along the Connecticut shoreline, mostly in watercolor but also in gouache and pastels. She will show paintings, companion poems and photographs. Her work has been shown in a number of exhibits between Orange and Essex, including a solo show at The Davis Gallery in Orange in 2010.

 Case Memorial Library, in Orange Center, opens at 10 AM Monday through Saturday; and closes on Monday and Thursday at 8 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5 PM; and Saturday at 4 PM.

 

Cost Free and open to the public
Location

Case Memorial Library -- Exhibition Rm -- 2nd Flr
176 Tyler City Road
Orange, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorCase Memorial Library
Phone203-453-6182
Contact nameJoan Handschumacher
Contact emailjghartworks@gmail.com

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