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Mark Simon of Centerbrook Architects at Lori Warner Gallery

In Art, Chester CT Events on October 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

November 6,  Saturday, 5 – 7pm

Mark Simon of Centerbrook Architects will be talking about his design process, influences and work. His award-winning “Slapstick” table will be on view and discussed.

Lori Warner Gallery is the exclusive local representative for the Centerbrook Dining Table. Designed by Mark Simon of Centerbrook Architects, it is truly a functional sculpture.

The Centerbrook Table has garnered several significant design awards including, but not limited to, the Silver Medal in the International Design Excellence Award 2008, and the GOOD DESIGN Award 2009, which is conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

A modern take on a classic farm table, the Centerbrook Table and bench (also available) boast an unconventional crisscrossing leg detail and offers an ideal surface for work or dining. Hand crafted from solid Appalachian black cherry in your choice of the six hand-applied wood finishes. Samples are shown at the gallery.

To purchase the table visit Lori Warner Gallery.

Halloween Festivities in Chester will be Fri., October 29, 2010

In Chester CT Events on October 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

Halloween Celebrated in Chester on Oct. 29

Halloween comes early to Chester – this year, it’ll be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. As Kim Kellogg, Chester resident and owner of The Local Beet, says, “For many years, the spooky and spunky Chester Halloween Parade and Dance Party has been a favorite community event. Costumed parade-goers wind down Maple Street through Chester’s magical villagescape to arrive at the center where monster mash music fills the air.”

This year, Kim has been instrumental in organizing Chester’s first-ever Halloween Hayrides through the historic Laurel Hill Cemetery off Main Street, to add some “ghoulish family fun to the festivities.” The hayrides will be offered from 5:30 to 9, at a cost of $4 per person. The Chester PTO will sell cider, doughnuts, and chili.

The Halloween Costume Parade will convene at the Maple Street parking lot at 6:15 p.m. and commence at 6:30 on a path toward the town’s center. This year’s parade will be led by a clean-burning biodiesel tractor celebrating Chester’s green living, and everyone is invited to join in. From 7 to 9, DJ Shawn will rock the town with spooky serenades in front of The Local Beet. Bring your dancing shoes. Those in costume can enter a raffle to win gift certificates from local shops.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a carved pumpkin to The Hammered Edge, 14 Main Street, by 5 p.m., to help provide a spooky glow during the evening (just don’t forget to collect it on your way home). The art galleries, stores, and restaurants will be open until 9 welcome visitors and families with special treats. The Chester Museum at The Mill will also be open all evening, with free admission, so that visitors can see the “Closing of the Barn Door Exhibit,” with paintings and artworks by Chester artists.

This is the 11th year the Merchants of Chester have sponsored this Annual Halloween Festival and Parade.


Light Affliction at eo artlab Opening Reception Nov. 6, 2010

In Art, Chester Business, Chester CT Events on October 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

ephemeral bodies

Artist Clarence Morgan presents fantastical compositions of abstract biomorphic density.  Soft and sharp, full and empty, active and still, this seasoned artist delights in enigmatic creations that challenge all our notions of art and life. The exhibition, entitled “Light Affliction,” runs November 3rd to November 28th, with an opening reception scheduled for November 5th from 6-9pm.

eoart lab

Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun Noon-6.

69 main street
Chester CT 06412
p 860.526.4833

f  860.526.4834


Maple & Main Art Gallery Grand Opening Oct. 21, 2010

In Art, Chester Business, Chester CT Events on October 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

The artists of Maple & Main cordially invite you to our

Grand Opening Celebration

Join us on Thursday evening October 21, 6:00- 9:00pm

The gallery will be filled with beautiful artwork

including our newly renovated downstairs gallery and studio space.

The artists will be on hand to talk to you about their art and refreshments will be served.

Please visit our website for more information about Maple & Main classes and events.

On the corner of Maple & Main Sts

Chester, CT

Visit the Maple & Main Art Gallery online

Sol Lewitt Prints at Chester Gallery

In Art, Chester Business, Chester CT Events on October 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm










e-mail Chester Gallery

TUES. THRU SAT. 10 – 5

New Haven Chef’s Table Book signing at R. J. Julia

In Books, Dining, Near By Events on October 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

Tues., 10/12/2010 – 7:00pm


R. J. Julia Madison, CT

We’re so lucky to have a plethora of fabulous restaurants just  minutes away – and now we have the cookbook for those nights we don’t feel like making the drive. Join Kyle Pedersen and Nancy Freeborn as they present New Haven Chef’s Table.

RSVP for the event and buy your copy here. BTW … a ticket to the event is free with purchase of the book.




The Sounds & Soul of African World Music Comes to Chester

In Chester CT Events, Music on October 8, 2010 at 7:25 am


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 at 5:00 p.m., come out to the Chester Meeting House and immerse yourself into the soul of African music, masterfully performed by Kinobe and his Ugandan band. The BBC lauded their performance as, “some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today. Sublime and peaceful.” Since the age of ten, Kinobe has captivated audiences with virtuoso performances of Ugandan roots music as well as original compositions reflecting a wealth of African and world music influences. He and his band will entreat listeners with traditional instruments, songs, and stories from their Ugandan homeland.

As with each concert a reception follows with a chance to meet the artist. For over 35 years, Robbie Collomore Concerts have been producing four concerts a year featuring a diversified musical program on the intimate stage of the Chester Meeting House. Concerts are held on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. tickets are $21 per person and $5 for students ; season subscriptions are a great deal at $63 and $15 for students. For tickets and information call 860.526.5162 or visit CollomoreConcerts.

James and the Giant Peach

In Chester CT Events, Theatre on October 7, 2010 at 6:47 pm

A brand-new musical with choreography by Pilobolus
Oct. 21, 2010 – Nov. 21, 2010


The Norma Terris Theatre, Chester, CT

When James is shipped off to live with his wretched aunts, he longs for a real family and a new home.   All seems lost until he discovers a magical giant peach filled with a mix of fantastical creatures.  Together with Green Grasshopper, Ladybug, Centipede and more, James embarks on a most extraordinary adventure sailing across the sea to distant lands.  Don’t miss this smart and imaginative new musical with the magic of Pilobolus.  A spectacular event for all!

Buy your tickets online.