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Plein View

Escaping from the record 7.04 inches of rain hurricane Henri had just dumped on New York City, 14 enthusiastic pupils from New York’s renowned Art Students League traveled by train and car to attend a four-day painting and drawing workshop …

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Chapters and Verse

Sitting at a table in the cheerful sun room of her East Haven home, sipping from a mug of coffee small enough to wrap her hand all the way around, poet Marilyn Nelson weaves one tale after another. …

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Sway’s Way

Guitarmaker Tim Sway fashioned his first bass guitar out of a water ski. …

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Love of Country

Early in our conversation, Roya Hakakian and I determine that we’re the same age, born a few months apart. Any similarity in our childhoods ends there. …

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Formal Education

Five-pointed stars are transformed into delicate pentagons, and red and white stripes become a red, purple, pink, gray and white tapestry in fabric artist Rita Hannafin’s American Texture, now on view in…

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Find Your Feet

It’s hard to keep from smiling when you’re tap dancing. I learned that the easy way during…

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Picnic Dates

“I did all the work so you wouldn’t have to do anything…

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Picking Up Threads

Ancient tools become works of art in sculptor Yvonne Shortt’s project Picks from the Soil: Harvesting Community Narratives

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Genetic Material

Kehler Liddell Gallery has invited in some summer guests…

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Starstruck

Climb the Institute Library stairs and enter the constellations. …

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