Nat Connacher Art Exhibit
Reception 01/20/19 2P - 4P
We are thrilled to welcome the Nat Connacher art collection this January.
To learn more about the artist, please visit his website at www.itswhatsinside.life
Silver Educational Center is open Monday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please note that we sometimes have previously scheduled programs in the gallery. Call ahead to ensure that the gallery is open for viewing.
The Gallery phone number is 203.322.6971
ABOUT THE ART:
His art is the synthesis of his love for typography and an ability to simplify complex visual ideas with raw emotional marks on paper.
He puts his whole body into my paint strokes, letting the motion/action dictate the composition. Then by removing the medium with different degrees of force, he reveals what has always been there, as a sculptor does with stone.
The spontaneous blending and removal of paint create an abstract composition of color and texture. The texture is the residue of paint that will not be washed away, like the underlying wisdom and strength we all possess – our authentic self.
Nat Connacher is a painter, photographer and designer creating visual and written expressions of what he sees
and feels around him.
Nat’s painting was selected for inclusion in the Stamford Art Association, Annual Faber Birren Color show, where he was awarded the Faber Birren Color Award.
His paintings have been included in the Silvermine Guild Arts Center’s Annual Art of the Northeast exhibitions where he received the Mary Vann Hughs Award. Nat has also been a member of the Stamford Loft Artist Association and is also an avid fine art photographer. His photographs have been accepted for display in the Stamford (CT) Art in Public Places exhibits and are in a number of corporate collections.
Nat is president and creative director of Connacher Art & Design where he combines his different artistic interests to develop visual dialogues between his clients and their audiences. His areas of expertise are corporate identity, branding and visual information design for print and the Internet.
Nat holds a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
from Yale University and a
Bachelor of Design in Communication Design from the
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
A native of Canada, Nat resides in Stamford, CT with his family.
Darwin Day Dinner
Nocturnal Emissions Topic
Saturday, February 16
The Bartlett is supporting this great event again! Hurry get your spot. Savings if you register by February 6th.
A fascinating presentation by a top scientist Mark Siddall,with cocktail hour, dinner, and entertaining science quiz (with prizes!), will be held at the Darwin Day Dinner on Saturday evening, February 16, 2019, starting at 6 pm. "New to Darwin Day? Like (or love) Science? Interested in learning about evolutionary biology from an extraordinary researcher? Enjoy a great party? Then this event is for YOU, and you will LOVE IT!" reports Chair John Levin.
Register online with this link or send in registration form and pay by check DarwinDayRegistrationPDFForm
Spend summer at the Bartlett Arboretum!
Our camp programs offer immersion into the natural world through the exploration of the Arboretum's 93 acres of forest and gardens.
Our programming is hands-on and incorporates STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in age appropriate contexts.
In addition to week specific programming, each camp segment allows times during the day for games and relaxation. Our aim is to make nature inviting and engaging.
Camp hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
entering kindergarten to entering 5th grade.
Click to download the 2019 summer camp brochure or visit our website to learn more. Register today to secure your spot!
Member Discount: 15% *
Early Bird Discount (before Feb. 26): 10% *
Full Payment is required at registration *
50% refundable up to April 15th *
No refunds after April 15th *
Best discount will be applied up to 25% off
Bartlett's Best Hiking Trails
for You and Your Dog!
Looking for a place that offers fresh air, scenic views, and exercise for both you and your best fur friend? Stamford's Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is one of the few spots in Stamford that satisfy all of those criteria. The property offers 93 acres of beautiful hiking trails. The perfect way to go for a lovely walk and get your dog’s energy out!
WHICH TRAIL SHOULD YOU TAKE? THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT CHOICES BUT HERE ARE THREE OF OUR FAVORITE DOG WALKING TRAILS:
RED OAK TRAIL
From the visitor parking lot, find the kiosk, where you can grab a map of all of the trails. Right next to it, you will find the start of the Red Oak Trail. Follow the red-marked trees to stay on the trail. This trail can be a bit challenging to start off, with large tree roots and rocks throughout. But don't worry—the scenic views are sure to make it worth it! After crossing a long bridge and climbing up a short set of rugged stairs, you and your pup have made it through the most difficult part.
Atop the stairs you should find a sign indicating the intersection between the Red Oak Trail and the Brook Trail. You'll want to take a right on the Brook Trail toward Brookdale Road. This will be a longer, more relaxing stroll through the beautiful wooded trail. Fido is sure to love all of the scenery as much as you do, along with the fresh air and open space to roam. The Brook Trail has several board walks, preventing you from having to take a muddy dog back to your home.
As you near the end of the Brook Trail, you will see a sign for the Pond Trail. The serene view of both the pond and the stunning greenery surrounding it is the perfect reward for finishing your hike! While swimming (for both humans and canines) is not permitted in the pond, take time with your dog to enjoy the view, play in the leaves, and appreciate the world around you.
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens dog-friendly hiking trails are waiting for you and Fido to explore! Try out the Red Oak, Brook, and Pond Trails and many more the next time you and your best furry friend come to visit.
Visit our website and learn how you and your dog can become Members and enjoy all the perks that we have to offer including summer Yappy Hours (social hour for you and your dog)! And don’t forget to download our App so that you and your dog can walk and learn your way through beautiful trails at the Bartlett!
On Wednesday evenings, OPIN
(Outreach for Pets in Need) offers FREE dog training classes in our parking lot during good weather, and in our basement-level herbarium in the Silver Educational Center when it’s inclement. Learn More.
Come visit soon. Please don’t
forget to bring a leash for your dog. Enjoy!