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River Valley
"Andrew Raftery: Open House"
Venue: Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dates: September 14, 2012 - December 9, 2012

Andrew Raftery uses the age-old technique of copper-plate engraving to create thoroughly contemporary scenes. In his series of five prints, “Open House,” the artist depicts a range of couples and families viewing a house for sale. The result is an exquisitely detailed commentary on contemporary definitions of home, family, and interpersonal relations.


Greater New Haven
"Voids, Portraits and Passageways"
Venue: Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall
Dates: September 14, 2012 - October 28, 2012

Exhibition of drawings by Kate Ten Eyck; artist's reception September 14, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Greater New Haven
Fall Birdwalks at Hammonasset State Park
Venue: Begin at the Audubon Shop
Dates: September 15, 2012 - November 17, 2012

Fall bird migration along the coast is a spectacular experience at Connecticut's premier birding spot. Shorebirds, songbirds, birds of prey, ducks and waders will all be seen. Walks are geared towards beginners, but all are welcome. Binoculars are necessary (available for rent). Dress for the weather.


Fairfield County
Outdoor Vintage Market
Venue: Luciano Park
Dates: September 16, 2012 - October 21, 2012

Market features a spectrum of merchandise including garden antiques, vintage jewelry, linens, clothes and collectibles.


Detail of artwork by Sarah Beth Goncarova.
Greater New Haven
Sarah Beth Goncarova & Thomas Edwards
Venue: Gallery 195
Dates: September 18, 2012 - December 14, 2012

Exhibition of textiles and paintings. Both artists for this exhibit have backgrounds in architecture, yet make work that is very nature-driven. For this exhibition, Goncarova will be showing intricate textile sculptures and Edwards will be showing paintings that are both layered and founded in realism. An artists reception will take place on Octobr 2, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


River Valley
Corn Maze "Hours of Outdoor Fun"
Venue: Fair Weather Acres
Dates: September 21, 2012 - October 28, 2012

Activities include corn maze with FSI game, hay rides, scarecrow walk, pedal go-cart, child-size corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkins and more. Food available on-site.


Fairfield County
"Night": (1947-2015) A Sculpture-in-Residence Program
Venue: The Glass House
Dates: September 22, 2012 - November 30, 2012

By sculptor Alberto Giacometti, was one of a handful of artworks that Philip Johnson displayed in the Glass House while he lived there. The plastor sculpture was granted a place of honor atop the central glass coffee table the Miles van der Rohe designed for Johnson. In the 1960s, Night began to shed its outer layer and was eventually sent to the artist's studio for repair. Giacometti died before the work was conserved, and the sculpture was never returned.


Litchfield Hills
Corn Maze
Venue: Castle Hill Farm
Dates: September 22, 2012 - October 31, 2012

Have some fun in the corn maze along with hay rides, pony rides, and pick-your-own pumpkins.


Fairfield County
Frank Stella:"Scarlatti Kirkpatrick"
Venue: The Glass House
Dates: September 22, 2012 - November 30, 2012

Exhibition features a series of recent works by renowned American abstract artist Frank Stella. The series represents Stella's current and latest body of work. Advance reservations are highly recommended.


Fairfield County
"Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation"
Venue: Fairfield Museum and History Center
Dates: September 23, 2012 - February 24, 2013

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln’s signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.

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