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Chairs are such an essential part of our lives that we rarely think of where they came from and how they developed. A show at the Kent Historical Society offers some enlightenment. Photo submitted

Just Sit On It: Chairs and How They Got that Way

“Put It Down Over There: Musings on Early Chairs” is this summer’s exhibit at the Historical Society in Kent, Conn., headquartered at the historic Seven Hearths Museum. The show opened July 30 and will be open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 5.


Nationally known artists such as Philip Taaffe and beloved local painters, ceramic artists and photographers gather together each year for a show and sale of their work in Cornwall, Conn. This photo is from 2021. Photo by Lazlo Gyorsok

Mixing it Up With Beauty and Style at the Rose Algrant Art Show

The Rose Algrant Art Show started as a sort of salon, with works on show by Algrant and her friends. James Thurber, for example, was an early participant and FOA, or Friend of Algrant.


Ryan and Tatum O’Neal bicker their way across Kansas and Missouri in the 1973 film, “Paper Moon.” Photo from IMDB

Come Along for the Ride on Aug. 12 with ‘Paper Moon’

The Boondocks Film Society (BFS) is a curious little family, one that has no apparent roots but has enormous love — for the diverse members of its film-fan community and for the cult films that those members love to watch, together.

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