MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES: Unforgettable Somers playhouse | Alive

On Sunday, the Somers Historical Museum will remember 11 years of Broadway plays in town.

The museum will display three albums, donated by Herb Wells, which detail his time running the Somers Playhouse Theater at Piedmont Hall.

Wells and his wife, Priscilla, would go to New York and recruit actors for their plays.

Also on display is an 1857 Tolland County map used at Elm Knoll Preparatory School for Mount Holyoke College. The school is now the Colonial Flower Shoppe on Main Street.

The Somers Museum is located at 11 Battle St. and is open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Manchester History Centre, 175 Pine St. presents ‘Manchester: Then and Now’.

The exhibition showcases the history of Manchester from pre-colonial times to the present day and illustrates Manchester’s contributions to arts and industry.

The exhibition chronicles how people from all over the world and from diverse backgrounds have called Manchester their home. The aim of the exhibition is to illustrate the relationship between Manchester’s past and present. Visitors will be invited to reflect on how today’s choices can shape the future.

The Manchester History Center is open Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Windsor Locks Student Art

The Windsor Locks Arts Council sponsors a variety of art on display throughout the city in May and June, including a student art exhibit and a yarn bombing.

Now in its second year, the student art exhibit features the works of 13 elementary through high school students from the Windsor Locks school system. Their works can be seen until May 20 on: Ads Pizzeria, Bocasa Spa, The Deli Windsor Locks, The Gathering Ground, The Hungry Rhino, Mane on Maine, Skyline Restaurant, Spare Time Windsor Locks, Vinnie’s Little Acre and the Windsor Locks Federal. Box.

Also in its second year, the Windsor Locks Women’s Club has teamed up with Windsor Locks Arts to bombard the city’s trees with colorful crochet blankets.

This time the yarn bombing took place at Stonebrook Village in Windsor Locks at 550 Old County Road. The display will remain in place for several weeks. Once the blankets are removed, they will be cleaned and given to residents of Stonebrook Village or reused for future bombings.

The Windsor Art Center will host the exhibition “Acceptance through the Ages” until Saturday June 25.

About the exhibition: Artists from the LGBTQIA+ community use their artwork to address coming out, acceptance by friends and family, and most importantly, self-acceptance and how it evolves over time. of the last 50 years.

Alongside the exhibition, the Windsor Art Center will host a series of discussions led by the LGBTQIA+ community in May and June.

• May 22, 2 to 4 pm Four panelists will share their experiences from the 80s to the present day.

• June 4, 12-2 pm Nance Lomax, the youngest survivor of the Stonewall riots, will talk about her experience. Lomax will travel from Philadelphia for the event.

• June 11, 12-2 p.m., Nicole Mayweather-Banks, a licensed clinical social worker, will discuss the issues of aging in foster care for the trans community and explain the concepts of gender, sex, sexuality and the obstacles it faces. segment of the population.

Gallery hours are Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arts of Tolland, 22 Tolland Green, will host an exhibition by local photographer Tom Ouellette from Saturday to Sunday, May 29.

The public is invited to the opening on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Ouellette has photographed subjects across America and abroad. Examples of his photographs are available at:

Gallery hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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