Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Merry Month of May 2014 Events

POP 2014 Let's get HISTORICAL! 
This season Pomperaug Outdoor Painters will paint at locations with ties to history within the river watershed. Several unique spots are going to be open to POP. 

Here are our first two paintout days:
Friday, 5/2, 9-4,Pomperaug River, Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury (Registration required) Scenes of the Pomperaug River, a dam area with a spillway and old mill, spectacular multi-colored rock wall with river running below, and a number of interesting historic buildings in the neighborhood. (Please send me an email to register for this Parking will be scarce--please plan to buddy up.

Saturday, 5/3, 9-4, Mill House Antiques,1068 Main St North, Woodbury, CT 06798. This again is a very old, very beautiful site of a former mill gracing the edge of the Pomperaug River. Our host, William Hildreth, invites you to paint the lovely old buildings, the formal gardens, or the peaceful river as it winds its way on to Woodbury. 3.2 miles North of Woodbury on Route 6. Please plan to drop your gear at the main entrance and then move your car to a lot across the street. Bathrooms on site. If you complete a study at either of these sites, you will be eligible to enter it in a juried benefit event sponsored by the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition to be held Saturday evening, 6/7. (See event info below.) Click for artist prospectus

POP and the Southbury Historical Society (SHS) will team up to offer painters additional painting spots as the season progresses.
Here's a sampler: South Britain (Old Town Hall, South Britain Country Store, UCC South Britain, Old LIbrary) Southford Falls Park O & G Quarry Mansion House Road Bullet Hill School A season schedule is being developed. A show has been proposed for Spring of 2015. Thanks to all who made 2013 a great season.  Here's to 2014 and sunshine! Please forward this to all your painting buddies.
Ellie Boyd 

Here's the PRWC Event info:

"SCENE by the river"

Mill House Antiques & Gardens in Woodbury, Saturday June 7, 2014, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Rain Date: June 8, 2014

Join invited artists Ellie, Zufar Bikbov, Robert Noreika, Diane Debreuil for a delightful evening of music, exquisite food, in a stellar setting by the Pomperaug River, to help the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition further its mission of environmental stewardship.  Faith Middleton, host and executive producer of the popular, long-running Faith Middleton Show on WNPR, is honorary co-chair for the event.   The event features live and silent auctions.   For more info or to purchase tickets ($75) click button.
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