Celebrate World Art Day from inside the cARTie Art Museum bus by tuning in for a free live chat and creativity challenge with internationally acclaimed, Connecticut-born abstract artist Katie Southworth. today, April 14, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The conversation will focus on what it was like growing up as an “art kid” in Connecticut, and viewers can see Southworth paint an original piece of art inspired by the theme chosen by the students this year.
Southworth is from Darien. She graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with bachelor’s degrees in studio art and psychology.
Over 100 of his original works are in private collections in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Canada, Slovenia, among others.
cARTie is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that bridges inequities in access to education and the arts in Connecticut and brings museum tours directly to schools and students. It reinvents the concept of the museum, deconstructs traditional models, and is committed to making Connecticut’s diverse children feel represented and empowered.
The Mark Twain House and Museum will present “Titanic: A Deeper Dive,” a virtual conversation about the 110th anniversary of the ocean liner’s sinking, today, April 14, at 7 p.m.
This event takes place on the anniversary week of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a British ocean liner, after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship, on her maiden voyage, was considered unsinkable, but sank in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. More than 1,500 of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew died.
A panel of authors will explain why interest in the RMS Titanic has grown over time and some of the latest scholarship on this ongoing cultural obsession.
The line-up of speakers includes Tad Fitch (“On a Sea of Glass: The Life & Loss of the RMS Titanic”, “Titanic: Solving the Mysteries”), J. Kent Williams (“Titanic: Solving the Mysteries”), Charles A Haas (“Titanic: Time Travel”, “Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy”), Bill Wormstedt (“Titanic: Solving the Mysteries”) and Brandon Whited (“Gilded Tragedy: Titanic’s Widow of West Virginia “).
The panel will be joined by moderator Jason Scappaticci, a historian with a particular interest in the golden age of ocean liners.
• Windham Arts hosts the “Titanic! at the Coffee Break Gallery at East Brook Mall, 95 Storrs Road, through Sunday, April 30.
The Titanic exhibit is the collection of Ernie Eldridge and Anita Sebestyen of Windham. They’ve been collecting Titanic memorabilia and period-appropriate artifacts for decades. They took a cruise to the shipwreck site after the location was discovered. Eldridge and Sebestyen have shared their knowledge and stories with countless schoolchildren and historical societies. They have done several major exhibitions over the past few years at local museums. They will be at the gallery most of the time it is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Kevin F. Rennie, a South Windsor-based lawyer and newspaper columnist, will be the guest speaker on tonight’s program, April 14, from the South Windsor Historical Society and Friends of the Wood Memorial Library and Museum. Her topics will include current government and political events and her favorite high school teacher.
Rennie is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a former member of the House and Senate of Connecticut and has written for the National Journal, the New York Post and other newspapers as well as RealClearPolitics.com
The program will take place at 7 p.m. at Wood Library, 783 Main St., South Windsor.
Professional photographer, naturalist and educator Jeff Holcombe will present a photographic journey through the wild landscapes of Connecticut for the East Windsor Garden Club on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Park Hill Community Hall, 1A Park Hill in the Broad Creek Section.
The program will be followed by a club business meeting.
Admission for non-members is $5. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Fairlee Latawic at 860-627-5277.
Manchester Public Library will host ECHN’s Tracey Luciani for a talk entitled “The Benefits of a Whole Plant-Based Diet” on Thursday April 21 at 6pm at the Whiton Branch Library, 100 North Main St.
Luciani, Registered Dietitian, will talk about foods known to cause disease as well as those scientifically proven to prevent and reverse chronic disease.
To register for this free program, call 860-645-0821.
The Connecticut Horticultural Society will host Amy Ziffer to present “Structure and Ornament in the Garden” at the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford on Thursday, April 28.
The conference will also be available on Zoom. AQ&A follows.
Ziffer started A Shady Lady Garden Design in 1998 to help residential customers create beautiful, functional ornamental landscapes that solve problems without sacrificing ecological sensitivity. She is the author of “The Shady Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening,” which will be out this spring.
The conference is free for members and $10 for non-members.
For more information or for non-members to register, visit: www.cthort.org