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Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention

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  • PhotograPher Jack Mcconnell
    Photographer Jack McConnell’s portraits of Connecticut farmers and their farms are beautiful, gritty, and intense. As a collection, they are an important testament to agricultural life.

    Photographer Jack McConnell’s portraits of Connecticut farmers and their farms are beautiful, gritty, and intense. As a collection, they are an important testament to agricultural life. For years Jack McConnell photographed covers for the SNET city telephone directories, Connecticut Tourism …

  • Jessie sheehan, photographed by alice gao
    Jessie sheehan, photographed by alice gao
    Following her passion for old-fashioned desserts, local Sharon resident Jessie Sheehan just completed her second cookbook — a tribute to vintage baking.

    Following her passion for old-fashioned desserts, local Sharon resident Jessie Sheehan just completed her second cookbook — a tribute to vintage baking. Jessie Sheehan is a cookbook writer, recipe developer and food blogger. She has developed recipes for many cookbooks, besides …

  • Antiques DeAler GAil lettick, photoGrApheD by bleAcher+everArD
    An expert on authentic early American furniture and objects, Gail Lettick is a passionate antiques dealer and collector — with a love for history and an ability to recognize quality and beauty.

    An expert on authentic early American furniture and objects, Gail Lettick is a passionate antiques dealer and collector — with a love for history and an ability to recognize quality and beauty. Gail Lettick has been an Antiques Dealer for …

  • Perch’s DaviD Whitman, PhotograPheD by bleacher+everarD
    The owners of Pergola in New Preston, David Whitman and Peter Stiglin, have branched out and launched another gorgeous shop — this time in Kent—called PERCH.

    The owners of Pergola in New Preston, David Whitman and Peter Stiglin, have branched out and launched another gorgeous shop — this time in Kent—called PERCH. Peter Stiglin and David Whitman have been in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut for …

  • Top: Ld Santillana, Tokyo-Ga; bottom: JM Barron, mirror #13 & roman mirror #1
    In a stunning exhibition, James Barron Art presents the work of Jeanette Montgomery Barron and Laura de Santillana.

    In a stunning exhibition, James Barron Art presents the work of Jeanette Montgomery Barron and Laura de Santillana. By Joseph Montebello In his new space at 17 Old Barn Road in Kent, James Barron is once again mounting shows that …

  • claire maestroni & giorgio stefano maroulis, photograph by bleacher+everard
    Addressing the need for homes to be furnished quickly, Claire Maestroni and Giorgio Stefano Maroulis can get the goods in record time and design a stunning, modern look.

    Addressing the need for homes to be furnished quickly, Claire Maestroni and Giorgio Stefano Maroulis can get the goods in record time and design a stunning, modern look. The name Mis en Scene is French for “Setting the Stage.” Claire …

  • wendell Castle, above-within-beyond, 2014, bronze
    WAA has turned the Depot into an outdoor art gallery featuring 60 works by forty accomplished international and local artists and emergent sculptors. Don’t miss it.

    WAA has turned the Depot into an outdoor art gallery featuring 60 works by forty accomplished international and local artists and emergent sculptors. Don’t miss it. It’s impossible to miss them— they are everywhere—on the way to the bookshop, in …

  • veronica martin and James orsi, photographed by bleacher+everard
    Cedar Meadow is a new shop in Woodbury, a collaborative endeavor by James Orsi and Veronica Martin featuring posters, antiques, and marvels from the natural world.

    Cedar Meadow is a new shop in Woodbury, a collaborative endeavor by James Orsi and Veronica Martin featuring posters, antiques, and marvels from the natural world. Woodbury is known for its antique stores and quintessential New England architecture. Now it …

  • RobeRt buRns and Kevin Mitchael, photogRaphed by bleacheR+eveRaRd
    Kevin Mitchael has created an interactive, informative exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum featuring a Mini-Golf course that highlights the history of Waterbury and the museum’s mission.

    Kevin Mitchael has created an interactive, informative exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum featuring a Mini-Golf course that highlights the history of Waterbury and the museum’s mission. In December of 2017, Mattatuck Museum patron Kevin Mitchael proposed a special project that delighted …

  • Three members of The masTers program, phoTographed by bleacher+everard
    One of the best-kept secrets in the Northwest Corner, the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club is where teammates work hard — and play hard — in the ultimate team sport.

    One of the best-kept secrets in the Northwest Corner, the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club is where teammates work hard — and play hard — in the ultimate team sport. After meeting the members of the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club on …