The community is invited to the following free events and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. During inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website for updates at tunxis.edu, since events will be canceled or postponed if the college is closed. For a map of campus, visit tunxis.edu/map.
- Jan. 24-Feb. 21
Gallery Exhibition: “Audubon Reincarnate,” an exhibition of graphic illustrations by Don Carter under the fine art pseudonym Edgar Allan Slothman, will be on display in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery Jan. 24-Feb. 21. Illustrations are reinterpretations of “Audubon’s Birds of America” in the artist’s own graphic style. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, email Arthur Simoes at [email protected].
- Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Health Screening: Free, anonymous screenings for eating disorders will be held in the Administration 100 Building corridor, during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Community resources and information on eating disorders will also be available. For more information, call 860.773.1506, or email [email protected].
- Feb. 28-March 28
Gallery Exhibition/Talk: “Measure Twice, Cut Once,” provides an overview of the permanent sculpture installation “Hobbes’ Claw 5 —Unrestrained” by Tunxis professor Stephen Klema, located in the college’s 600 Building. The large-scale, 500-pound sculpture is one in a series using the shape of a circular saw blade as a starting point for investigation. An opening reception will be held Feb. 28 from 4-7 p.m., adjacent to TCC Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery. For more information, email Arthur Simoes at [email protected].
- March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Peg Oliveira from the Gesell Institute of Child Development, will give a talk on “The Brain in Early Childhood” in 600 Building, Room 6-127. A child development expert and activist, Oliveira is founder of 108 Monkeys, a nonprofit which mobilizes teams of volunteers to help teachers bring play-based yoga into classrooms. With support from a grant, early childhood programs and parents of young children in attendance will receive a copy of, “Reader Come Home, the Reading Brain in the Digital World,” by Maryann Wolf. Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the TCC Early Childhood Educators’ Consortium and the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, limited seating is available. To reserve a seat, email Joyce Voisine, [email protected].
- March 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Health Screening: Free screenings and information will be available to help identify possible gambling problems in the 100 Building, in recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The screenings will provide information for those who are concerned they or a family member may need help. Community referrals for treatment and support will be available. For more information, call 860.773.1506, or email [email protected].
From fine arts, health, and technology to business and advanced manufacturing programs, Tunxis offers more than 70 associate degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177.