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The Joyce DiCamillo Trio will perform at the Syracuse’s 37th National Grid Jazz Fest on June 21st.

The Joyce DiCamillo Trio

Maria C. Friscia
’s acrylic painting In the Woods was accepted into the "Black, White and Shades of Gray" juried show at the Stamford Art Association, May 18 – June 22. Her photography, Redwood was accepted into a juried photography exhibition, “From a Certain Point of View” at the Loft Artists Association.  June 3 – 25.

Maria C. Friscia's In the Woods and Redwood

Linda Hortick and Kathy Horn are featured on the Home Page of the NLAPW’s website for their work with their 50-line blitz poem called “Challenging the Soul”.

Until Sunday, June 11 both Doris Mady and Margaret Esmé Simon will have work at the Rowayton Arts Center’s “Community Sponsored Awards” exhibit. Doris has Daytime Moon & Mt. Shadows and Snow Bliss, while Margaret is displaying an oil still life Antique Copper Tea Pot. Gallery hours: Tues – Fri noon – 5 pm, Sat 10 am – 1 pm and, after Memorial Day, Sun 10 am – 1 pm. 145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton.

Esme Simon

Margaret also has two paintings in the online Teravarna 5th Annual Still Life contest for which she received an Honorable Mention. The online address is: Scroll down to the Honorable Mention category, look for her name, Esme Simon, and you will see Nutcracker and What’s in the Bag

Barbara O’Shea extends a warm invitation to her photography show called “Looking Back, Moving Forward” at the Les Beaux Arts Gallery at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Rd., Greenwich. Through June 22.

Barbara O'Shea "Looking Back, Moving Forward" photographs

Connie Newton Stancell will have a solo exhibition of her artwork June 2 – 29 at the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinoway Road, Cos Cob, CT. The exhibit in entitled, Florals and More. Everyone is invited to the opening reception on Fri, June 2nd from 5:30 to 7 pm.

In addition, Stancell’s painting, Canyon Rhythms IV, continues on exhibit in the Katonah Museum Artists Association’s Rhyme, Rhythm and Harmony exhibition at Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY. The exhibit will close on June 10 and was curated by Melissa Staiger.  

Stancell will also have her painting, Floral Medley II, in the upcoming 134th Annual Exhibition of The National Association of Women Artists at One Art Space, 23 Warren Street (Tribeca), in New York City. Exhibition dates are June 16 to July 1. Everyone is invited to the in-person reception from 6 to 9 pm on June 16. Gallery hours: Mon - Fri, 12 to 6 pm.

Hint of the Month


As webmaster, I asked Lee Paine for feedback on her book talk & signing. Here’s what she had to say:
“The Perrot is such a lovely place to give a book talk! I'm pleased to say that it went even better than I had hoped - there were 22 people in person and 35 on-line, and I sold several books and signed even more for those who had purchased the book elsewhere. I've had really positive feedback on the talk, which is so appreciated! The talk was taped, for which I am grateful, and when I receive the link, I will send it out so that everyone can judge for themselves!

Quite a few people took my Revelations business cards with information about my website,, so I hope the word spreads further, and that I will have a flood of people taking the survey on my website for people who have had revelations experiences. My Mission is to lift this subject up into the light, and create a safe on-line space where the discovery and exchange of information about "extraordinary revelations" can be continued.”
Photo of Lee Paine by GPW Catherine Stahl

Stasha Healy is writing a new book “100 Things to Do in Connecticut Before You Die," and she is inviting suggestions in the categories of Food & Drink, Music & Entertainment, Sports & Recreation, Culture & History, and Shopping & Fashion via a Google form If there's somewhere that absolutely needs to be included, especially if you think she doesn't know about it, please note it in the form. Thank you!

Hint of the Month

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen”. -- John Steinbeck