VERNON – Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, will present ‘Gene Pitney: Singer-Songwriter’ which opens Saturday, August 6 and runs through September 25.
Pitney grew up in the Rockville section of Vernon and became one of America’s most iconic voices.
The “Rockville Rocket” listed 16 top 40 hits in the US – four in the top 10. In the UK, it had 22 top 40 hits.
The exhibit celebrates Pitney and his various musical collaborations. See snapshots and memorabilia from his life and career, and get a behind-the-scenes look at his songwriting process.
The gallery’s opening hours are Thursday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• The Center des arts de l’Est is calling for applications from artists for its exhibition-competition, “The thinning of the veil”.
Artists are invited to embrace the three voices of death, love and art, and draw inspiration from celebrations such as Day of the Dead, All Saints Day, Halloween or Samhain, or the natural world over seasons.
Artists can submit up to five pieces for judging. The deadline for submission is Sunday, September 18. The exhibition opens on Saturday, October 8.
Windsor Public Library presents abstract art and nature photography by Morgan Giosa until August 31st at the library, 323 Broad St. An opening reception will be held today, August 4th.
The exhibit will be a mix of Abstract Expressionist paintings and photography by Giosa, featuring bold, vibrant and visceral abstractions, and nature photography by the Windsor resident, who has high-functioning autism.
The library is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call for artists in Somers
The Somers Cultural Commission’s annual Piedmont Art Exhibition will open on September 18. The commission accepts submissions from professional and amateur artists.
Registrations will be accepted on Friday and Saturday August 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Piedmont Hall, 604 Main Street.
The cost per entry is $25 for one piece and $15 for each additional piece. The show will take place from September 22 to October 22. 2.
For more information and to request a registration form, call Neil at 860-749-4924 or visit: somersct.gov
Manchester Community College
Manchester Community College showcases the works of its art and music students during the Spring Arts Festival, which runs until Wednesday August 24 at the Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery on the MCC campus.
The Monastery Art Gallery of the Holy Family Retreat Center presents the exhibition “Quintessence, the work of five artists” until September 6.
The exhibition will offer a chance to meet five artists who have different styles, media and interests and discuss their work with them. The artists are Judy Giguere, Mary Marsan, Cynthia Vascak, Karen Israel and James Spinelli.
There is no cost to attend.
The Holy Family Retreat Center Monastery Art Gallery is located at 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford.
The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University presents “Imagined Places, Inhabited Spaces,” on view through September 2.
The exhibition features the work of four artists who interrogate the places we live in with a visual mix of ‘reality’ and interpretations of the spiritual/metaphysical world.
The artists are Adrienne Chadwick, AdrienneRose Gionta, Rod Faulds and Lydia Viscardi.
The opening hours of the gallery are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.