ART GALLERIES: Suffield gallery showcases work by Roger Duffy | time out – 71Bait

The Suffield Arts Council is sponsoring an exhibition of the work of Belchertown, Massachusetts artist Roger Duffy at the William Pinney Gallery of the Kent Memorial Library, 50 North Main St. in April.

Duffy’s show is a collection of meticulously rendered pen and ink artwork, some of which have taken months to complete.

Entitled Just Ink, viewers will find dozens of illustrations, each with their own technique, style, and composition.

A Meet The Artist reception is planned at the gallery on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is public.

Arts of Tolland, 22 Tolland Green, will hold its 17th juried art exhibition in April.

Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm until April 24th.

For more information, call 860-871-4501.

• Arts of Tolland holds its craft fair in the countryside on September 24th. To request an entry, call 860-871-7405 or email

Tribute to Charles Ethan Porter

The Arts Center East in Vernon is presenting an exhibition of contemporary still lifes, artwork and information about 19th-century Rockville artist Charles Ethan Porter through Saturday 30th April.

Charles Ethan Porter was a well-known still life artist of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He lived in Rockville for most of his life. Not only did Porter study art at the National Academy of Design in New York City, he was one of the first black artists to exhibit there. He was the only black artist around the turn of the century to paint still lifes. His work can be found in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum and more. Most recently, a painting by Porter was acquired by the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut. It is also likely that much of Porter’s work is privately owned but has not been officially authenticated.

Cool down Mojito by Arpita Kurdekar is part of April’s still life exhibition at the Arts Center East honoring Rockville artist Charles Ethan Porter. (Art Center East)

With this exhibition, the Arts Center East shines a light on Charles Ethan Porter and celebrates artists working in the style of still life today.

The arts center is located at 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon.

Art by children in Ukraine

The Windsor Locks Library has an exhibition of artworks created by children in Ukraine and Bulgaria that fit their vision of The Ideal House.

The exhibition is on loan from the Fermata Arts Foundation and can be seen in the children’s room until May. The library is open Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Student art installation in East Hartford

The East Hartford Public Library features artwork created by students at Robert J. O’Brien, Anna E. Norris, and Silver Lane Elementary Schools.

The art installation is featured throughout the children’s section on the ground floor and is part of an ongoing partnership between the schools and the East Hartford Public Library.

The artwork uses a variety of mediums and techniques such as watercolor, collage, paperfold, and pastel.

Each elementary school will exhibit art until the end of the school year.

The Raymond Library is located at 840 Main St., East Hartford.

Inspiration in the creation of some pieces involves the use of literature such as “Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty and “Windblown” by Edouard Manceau. Some artists created a series of artworks with the same theme, and others were challenged with a task like using duct tape in their piece. Each artist’s work is wonderfully unique.

Each primary school will be exhibiting art from now until the end of the school year.

The Bolton Art Show, sponsored by the Bolton Land Trust, will be held Friday through Sunday, May 13-15 at Early New England Homes, 26 West St., Route 85.

Opening night is Friday from 5pm to 8pm with live music and refreshments.

Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Attendees can watch Bolton artists at work and demonstrate their art style.

There will be a silent auction and the opportunity to meet the artists.

The Marlborough Arts Center hosts an art exhibition for members in May.

Artist Members may submit up to three pieces of art, including paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts and woodwork. who are judged for prizes.

Beverley Fisher, director of the arts department at RHAM High School, will be the judge.

The gallery is located at the Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough. It will be open on the weekends in May. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 4 p.m

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