Arts of Tolland, 22 Tolland Green, will hold its 17th juried art exhibition in April. The reception is on Sunday April 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4 p.m., April 8-April 24.
For more information, call 860-871-4501.
• Arts of Tolland will have its craft fair on the green on September 24th.
The Suffield Arts Council will feature pen and ink drawings by Roger Duffy of Belchertown, Massachusetts in April in the William Pinney Gallery at the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield.
Many of his meticulously rendered pen and ink works for the exhibition, titled “Just Ink,” took months to complete.
Duffy is an award-winning artist, active in several local art groups. He said he was inspired by Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Galileo, among others.
A meeting with the artists will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the art gallery.
“Colorful brushstroke” at the town hall
See what artists from the Manchester Art Association have created in their latest exhibition, ‘Colorful Brushwork’, on display at Manchester Town Hall, 42 Center St.
The exhibit features members’ works in oils, water-based oils, alkyds and/or acrylics.
“Second layer” in Windsor
Benford Dwight Stellmacher Jr.’s ‘Second Layer: Conversations through Canvas’ art exhibition at the Windsor Art Center features a series of large-scale paintings that explore the concept of appreciation and acknowledgment of the beauty that lies beneath one’s appearance .
The exhibition runs until April 23.
A virtual artist talk will take place on Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
Gallery hours are Thursday 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking is free and accessible in the large lot in front of the Windsor Station apartments.
Stellmacher hails from Bloomfield and is based in Hampton, Virginia.
Works by Charles Ethan Porter
Arts Center East will present an exhibit on Charles Ethan Porter, one of the most revered African-American still life painters, from Friday, April 1 through April 30.
The exhibition will include contemporary still lifes, works of art and information about the artist from the 19th and early 20th century. Porter’s works in the exhibition are privately owned and have not been officially authenticated.
Porter, who has lived in the Rockville section of Vernon most of his life, studied art at the National Academy of Design in New York, where he was one of the first black artists to exhibit there. He was the only black artist at the turn of the century to paint still lifes.
The arts center is at 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon.
Children’s art in Ukraine
Windsor Locks Library features an art exhibit created by children in Ukraine and Bulgaria that is their idea of ”The Perfect Home”.
The exhibition is on loan from the Fermata Arts Foundation and can be seen until May in the children’s room. The library is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Art installation by EH students
The East Hartford Public Library features artwork created by students from Robert J. O’Brien, Anna E. Norris, and Silver Lane Elementary Schools.
The art installation can be seen throughout the children’s department on the ground floor and is part of an ongoing partnership between the schools and the East Hartford Public Library.
The work uses a variety of mediums and techniques such as watercolor, collage, paper folding and pastels.
Each primary school will exhibit works of art until the end of the school year.
The Raymond Library is located at 840 Main Street, East Hartford.