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Joseph Clarke in his studio space in Kent, Conn. Photo By Elias Sorich

To Capture Dynamic Emotional Landscapes, Joseph Clarke Works With Destruction

To make his work — canvases of bright, glossy color, rippling with complex folds — Joseph Clarke channels one primary energy: destruction. Not of the smashing vases, tearing apart drywall variety, but something a bit more peaceful; letting go.

Photo courtesy of Melville House

In Historical Fiction, the Rebels of a Scots Saga

In  his new novel “Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade’s Journey,” Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Sayles (“Passion Fish,” “Lone Star”) takes fans of historical fiction on a bloody, decade-spanning romantic odyssey from the blockbuster-style Jacobite battle scenes of the Scottish Highlands to the 18th century colonies of The New World.

Bosco Schell and Melissa Gamwell Photo by Leila Hawken

Looking for spring inspiration? Join the Cornwall Garden Club

A relatively new organization, the Garden Club in Cornwall, Conn., held its first meeting of the year at the historic home of Melissa Gamwell and Kevin Greenberg, attracting gardening enthusiasts to hear about indoor plants and what’s best to do for them to keep them green. The event was held on Sunday, Feb. 26.

VZ by Beth Rundquist Photo courtesy of Kim Schmidt Fine Art

$100k Raised at Art Auction To Aid in Ukraine Relief

‘Ukrainians’ courage, ingenuity, and perseverance have changed and inspired the whole world,” said Cellmark Inc. Executive Andre Wlodar in a speech to welcome the crowd of nearly 200 guests to Troutbeck on Sunday, Feb. 26, for a fundraising event to mark the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine.


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