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Exhibits, shows

at Case Library

ORANGE — Case Memorial Library, 175 Tyler City Road, off Lambert Road, presents:

• Photography by Paula Esposito; acrylics, watercolors and oils by Rosalba Saenz; and decorated platters by Vinita Manjunath, on view Sept. 6-29.

• Oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings by Rosalba Saenz are being shown Aug. 31-Sept. 30. Contact:

Info: 203-891-2170,

• "Variations of Light and Color," work by artists Inge Weber and Susan Zelanakas, oils and decorative paintings, and Radhika Malhotra, stained glass, will be shown in October. A reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5.

Actors to perform

at Milford library

MILFORD — Actors from the Square One Theatre Company of Stratford will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Program Room at the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.

They will present scenes from an upcoming production or a work from their Summer Readers Theatre Program. They will also discuss the new season and take questions from the audience.

The nonprofit theater company was founded in 1990 by then-Executive Producer Barbara Cairney and Artistic Director Tom Holehan in Stratford’s former movie house, which was bought and renovated as a theater.

Oil paintings

being shown

MILFORD — A show of 45 oil paintings by resident Lucyna Perpek runs through Sept. 30 at Cafe Atlantique, 33 River St.

The show, "From Blue Shakespeare to Milford Stone Bridge," includes portraits, landscapes animals, flowers and abstracts.

Milford artist

to show work

STRATFORD — Artist Tommy "Tsunami" Rupich will show 30 new watercolors in a solo exhibit, "Force of Nature," through Oct. 1 at Joey C’s Boathouse, 955 Ferry Blvd. Go to

Info: 203-870-4838, on Facebook at Tommy Rupich, or Twitter: @RupichStudio.

Theater to present

dark comedy

MILFORD — Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, will present dark comedy "November," by David Mamet, directed by Michael R. Mele.

Performances will be Sept. 29-Oct. 15 at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S.

Play synopsis: It’s November in a presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for re-election are looking grim.

Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Smith isn’t ready to give up.

Amid the biggest fight of his political career, he has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys, saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving, and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support.

The play is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America and the lengths to which people will go to win.

The cast is John Bachelder of Woodbridge, Mark Frattaroli of Stratford, Barry Hatrick of Milford, Lauren Linn of Stratford and John Warakomski of West Haven.

Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and students and $16 for MAC members. Go to or call 203-882-0969.

Subscriptions are also available: $50, $45 for seniors and $39 for MAC members.

Seating for this production is cabaret-style. The play contains some adult language and situations.

This is the first show of the theater’s 24th season.

For more information, contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.

6 artists to show

work at library

BETHANY — "The Six" an exhibit of art works by six New Haven area artists in a variety of mediums, will be shown Oct. 10-Nov. 2 at the Clark Memorial Library, 538 Amity Road.

An opening reception, with artists’ talks, will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

Exhibitors are Peggy Bekeny of Hamden, Rosemary Benivegna of North Haven, Martha K. German of Woodbridge, Georgia Jennings of Hamden, Sharon R. Morgio of West Haven and Elizabeth Hundt Scott of Bethany.

The group includes members of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, Connecticut Watercolor Society, Guilford Art League, Hamden Art League, Arts Council of Greater New Haven and Mysticalligraphers.

All have exhibited throughout Connecticut.

The library is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

For library information: 203-393-2103.

For show information: 203-393-3187.

Small works of art

sought for auction

MILFORD — The Milford Arts Council is seeking donations of artwork for a small-works auction to benefit the Milford Center for the Arts programs.

Sought: original works that are 5-by-7 or smaller, two-dimensional, no sculpture. Framing is optional, but all work must have a method to hang it. Artists may submit as many works as they would like. Work sought is painting, photography, drawings, collage, encaustic and mixed media.

Art donations are tax deductible. All artwork will be offered at $15 to start with $2 increments during the silent auction.

Artwork will be received Oct. 17-Nov. 11.

The auction will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S. There will be music, food and drink.

For details: or call 203-878-6647.