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Spectrum Gallery Events, March/April 2023

Submitted by Barbara Nair

(February 16, 2023) — Spectrum Art Gallery at 61 Main Street in Centerbrook, announces the following events in March and April.

Spectrum Gallery Exhibit: Power and Strength There are many ways artists explore the concepts of “power” and “strength.”  Spectrum Art Gallery has curated an exhibition of commanding artwork to illustrate these ideas. Discover new and exciting work by established and emerging artists who create abstract and representational painting, mixed media, photography, and more.

Reception Friday, March 24, 2023 (6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.); Open House Weekend, Saturday, March 25, 2023 (1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, March 26, 2023 (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.). Show runs through May 6, 2023. Shop online at with shipping throughout United States.

Essex Green Summer Arts Festival. Seeking artists and fine artisans for the outdoor arts festival on the Essex Town Green, Saturday, June 17, 2023 (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 18, 2023 (11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). Submit early, space fills. Deadline June 3, 2023. Fine artisans may submit work for consideration for sale in the Store at Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook. Email:

Adult Classes and Workshops Classes and Workshops held online or at Spectrum Gallery at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook. Register and pay at Spectrum Membership starting at $45 per year provides a 10% discount on art instruction and select Artisans Store items.

 At Spectrum Gallery: Paint a Landscape in Watercolor. Explore the steps to paint a late winter scene typical of New England in watercolor. Learn the Rule of Thirds in landscape design and how to paint sky (with or without clouds), trees, and shadows as they cross the landscape. Instructor will provide reference. Little drawing or watercolor painting experience necessary. Material list available upon registration. Sunday, March 5, 2023. 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $75 per person.

 At Spectrum Gallery: Acrylic Paint Party at Spectrum Gallery. Join us for a delightful introduction to acrylic painting with a seasoned artist.  She will lead you step-by-step through the painting process and you’ll go home with a beautiful painting when you are done!  Whether you are a beginner or have painting experience, this is a fun, easy way to dive into acrylic painting and find out what everyone is talking about! Saturday, March 11, 2023. 1:00 p.m.-3:30pm. $40 includes all supplies.

 At Spectrum Gallery: Paint a Bunny in Watercolor. Hop into Spring as you learn to paint an adorable bunny in watercolor. These techniques can be applied to painting other furry creatures, so prepare to be inspired! Basic drawing skills are encouraged but not necessary. Instructor will provide the reference from which you will make a contour (outline) drawing before class. Material list available upon registration. Sunday, April 2, 2023. 12:30 p.m.-4:30pm. Cost:  $75 per person.

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers sought to help at gallery show installations, festivals (next one in June), and other events and programming throughout the year. No experience necessary. Teens earn community service credit. Call (860) 663-5593 or email Visit the volunteer page for more information and other volunteer opportunities at

Spectrum Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday (Noon-6:00 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon-5:00 p.m.). More information call (860) 767-0742 or visit | |

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