Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Day In Winsted and Winchester

Melissa Post & Tom Porter select some must-see spots in the Winsted / Winchester area.

The American Mural Project
The American Mural Project is a 501(c)(3) organization with an unusual approach to arts education. It is involved in the creation of the largest indoor collaborative artwork in the world – a mural 120 feet long, five stories high, and up to ten feet deep. A tribute to working Americans, this mural is the center of the organization’s educational program.

Whiting Mills
Opened in 2004, Whiting Mills building is now home to a variety of artists, craftspeople, retail shops, small manufacturing companies, and a center for artistic, community, and social events. Our semi-annual Open Studio events enjoy a reputation for being a destination for the public to enjoy meeting resident and guest artists at the Whiting Mills. It is to be the future home of the nationally acclaimed American Mural Project.

Winchester Land Trust
The Land Trust is a private, nonprofit, service organization, directed and managed by its members, whose purpose is to promote, for the benefit of the general public, the preservation of open space and natural resources, principally in, but not limited to, the Town of Winchester.

Gilson Theater
Right on Main Street, the Gilson is a warm winter refuge where you can take in feature films while eating and drinking from an extensive menu and a full bar.

Post Porter Photoworks is a joint collaboration between husband and wife team Melissa Post and Tom Porter. The two met while working in a commercial photo lab, where their mutual passion for photography brought them together. They soon settled in the northwest corner of CT where the garden of their funky old home is a major source of inspiration. When not out puttering in the garden they can also be found paddling on their local ponds looking for photos of lily pads and snapping turtles!Website | Twitter | Facebook |

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