Art Galleries: Somers Jury Art Exhibition Opens Friday | Free time

SOMERS – The Somers Cultural Commission will open its annual Piedmont Art Exhibition on Friday at Piedmont Hall, 204 Main Street.

The show runs until Monday, September 27. Hours of operation are Wednesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Masks will be compulsory inside the gallery.

For more information call 860-749-4924 or, for more information about the commission, visit:

WINDSOR – The Windsor Art Center will reopen on Saturday for its member art exhibit, which runs through October 16.

A prize-giving ceremony for the winners and their guests will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The public can attend the exhibition from Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The opening hours of the art center are Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At this member show, several local restaurants will be offering discounts on food.

• Art rocks returns on Saturday. Local artists and residents are invited to paint and decorate rocks that will be placed around the perimeter of the Art Center for you to find, bring home, and enjoy.

• Past and current board members will discuss how the art center started and where it is today on Saturday October 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The art gallery is at 40 Mechanic St.

Arts of Tolland, 21 Tolland Green, will host local watercolor and pencil artist Joe Burger in September.

The gallery’s opening hours are Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The East Hartford Public Library, located at 840 Main Street, will host the MARC art exhibit, “Our Happiness Throughout the Pandemic,” in September.

In the past year of COVID-19, members of the nonprofit MARC have used their creativity in the art of fashion to uplift people through tough times.

Photographer Lynn Damon and MARC staff and volunteers provided instructions. Since 1952, MARC Inc. has been serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

• The East Hartford Public Library has expanded its collection of paintings by East Hartford native Henry Hammond Ahl (1869-1953).

Ahl was famous during his lifetime for his portraits and landscapes.

The eight landscapes were recently donated to the library’s already extensive Ahl collection as a gift from Marvin H. Leibowitz through his son, Lawrence.

The paintings are from the latter part of Ahl’s career, dating from the 1920s to the 1940s.

The paintings are on display in the recessed gallery on the ground floor of the library atrium until the end of September.

The opening hours of the library are Monday and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enfield artist Barbara Scavotto-Earley is exhibiting two mixed media works and an award-winning copperplate print titled “Spirit Fingers” and is available for purchase at a Monson Arts Council Artists Exhibition.

The show takes place at the House of Art, 200 Main St., Monson, Massachusetts, and takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Scavotto’s “Hip Hop”, a multimedia print, is included in an Art 4 Animals virtual exhibit at the Red Bluff Art Gallery, Calif., In the Wild Animals Gallery.

The show runs until November 30.

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