SOCCA SHORT FILM CONTEST. Register entries through Friday, Sept. 1. Contest is open to Southington residents, ages 14-18. Create your own short film (3-5 minutes). Winners will be screened during the Apple Harvest Festival. Topics can vary, but all entries must include an apple in the footage. Cost for submissions is $20. Awards will be announced on the first Friday of the Festival. Send entries to email@example.com or call (860) 276-1581.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 7
VENTURA & MCNALLY EXHIBIT RECEPTION. 6 p.m. at SoCCA, Main St. and Berlin Ave. Meet the artists behind the two-person September exhibit, Elizabeth McNally and Joe Ventura. The absurdities of life is their shared inspiration for their unique work, which features painting, printmaking, drawing, collage and sculpture.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
RITA SARRIS, ANN O’BRIEN AND MARIA COLACRAI RECEPTION. At The Gallery of the Orchards, upstairs community room at 34 Hobart St. Meet the artists behind the three-person September exhibit.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27
DAVE ZARRELLA – MEET THE SCULPTOR. 6 p.m. at SoCCA, Main St. and Berlin Ave. Cost is $15. Born and raised in Southington, Dave Zarrella is now a famous sculptor who will be signing copies of his new coffee table book at SoCCA.
NOW thru SEPT. 30
VENTURA & MCNALLY EXHIBIT. At SoCCA, Main St. and Berlin Ave. The absurdities of life is the shared inspiration for Elizabeth McNally and Joe Ventura’s unique work, which features painting, printmaking, drawing, collage and sculpture.
RITA SARRIS, ANN O’BRIEN AND MARIA COLACRAI. At The Gallery of the Orchards in the upstairs community room at 34 Hobart St. The three Cheshire artists are the artists of the month. The title of their show is “A Conversation With Art,” which includes oils, pastels and acrylics. All paint from nature and places they have visited with landscapes, seascapes, and still life. More info at southingtonartsandcrafts.com or southingtonorchards
DRAWING COMICS WORKSHOP. Fridays, beginning July 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SoCCA, Main St. and Berlin Ave. Learn how to draw in the style of your favorite comic books. For kids aged 6-13. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 276-1581.
SOCCA SMORGASBORG WORKSHOP. Mondays, beginning July 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SoCCA, Main St. and Berlin Ave. Sculpture, painting, drawing, pottery and more. Sign up at email@example.com or (860) 276-1581.
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS. At SoCCA, Main St. and Berlin Ave. Gather a group of least 5 friends and book a private paint night on Wednesdays or any other night of the week. Choice of subject by your group available, snacks and wine provided for $45 per person ($35 pp if BYOB).
SOCCA CLASSES. Registration available for youth, teen, and adult classes. Visit southingtonarts.org or call Mary at (860) 276-1581