The Suffield Arts Council is sponsoring an exhibit of the works of Belchertown, Massachusetts, artist Roger Duffy at the William Pinney Gallery of the Kent Memorial Library, 50 North Main St., during April.
Duffy’s show is a collection of meticulously rendered artwork in pen and ink, several of which have taken months to complete.
Titled “Just Ink,” viewers will find dozens of illustrations, each with its own technique, style, and composition.
A “Meet The Artist” reception is scheduled in the gallery, on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Arts of Tolland, 22 Tolland Green, will have its 17th juried art show during April.
Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., through April 24.
For information, call 860-871-4501.
• Arts of Tolland will have its craft fair on the green Sept. 24. To request an application, call 860-871-7405 or email: [email protected]
Tribute to Charles Ethan Porter
Arts Center East in Vernon will present an exhibit of contemporary still lifes alongside artwork and information about 19th- and early-20th century Rockville artist Charles Ethan Porter through Saturday, April 30.
Charles Ethan Porter was a renowned still life artist in the 19th and early 20th century. He lived in Rockville for most of his life. Porter not only studied art at the National Academy of Design in New York City, he was one of the first Black artists to exhibit there. He was the only Black artist at the turn of the century who painted still lifes. His work can be found in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and more. Most recently, a painting of Porter’s was acquired by the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut. It is also likely that much of Porter’s work is owned privately but has not been officially authenticated.
With this exhibit, Arts Center East is shining a light on Charles Ethan Porter and celebrating artists who are working in the style of still lifes today.
The arts center is at 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon.
Art by children in Ukraine
The Windsor Locks Library has a exhibit of art created by children in Ukraine and Bulgaria that is their idea of “The Ideal House.”
The exhibit is on loan from the Fermata Arts Foundation and may be seen through 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. Saturday.
East Hartford student art installation
East Hartford Public Library has on display art created by students of Robert J. O’Brien, Anna E. Norris, and Silver Lane Elementary schools.
The art installation may be seen throughout the children’s department on the main floor and is part of an ongoing partnership between the schools and the East Hartford Public Library.
The artwork uses a variety of mediums and techniques such as watercolor, collage, paper folding, and pastels.
Each elementary school will have art on display through the end of the school year.
The Raymond Library is at 840 Main St., East Hartford.
Inspiration in the creation of some pieces includes the use of literature such as “Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty and “Windblown” by Edouard Manceau. Some artists created a series of art with the same theme and others were challenged with a task such as using tape in their piece. Each artist’s work is wonderfully unique.
Each elementary school will have art on display from now until the end of the school year.
The Bolton Art Show, sponsored by the Bolton Land Trust, will be held Friday through Sunday, May 13-15, at Early New England Homes, 26 West St., Route 85.
Opening night is from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, with live music and refreshments.
Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attendees can observe Bolton artists working and demonstrating their art style.
There will be a silent auction and a chance to meet the artists.
The Marlborough Arts Center will host a members art show during May.
Artist members may enter up to three pieces of artwork, including paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber art, and wood turned works. which will be judged for awards.
Beverley Fisher, director of the art department at RHAM High School, will be the judge.
The gallery is at the Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough. It will be open during weekends in May. An opening reception, featuring the presentation of awards, will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 2-4 p.m.