Invented figures and steam trains in once-war-torn Essex, Conn.

   "Peony Dress'' (painting), by Jennifer  Knaus, in the group show "The Imagined & Invented Figure,'' with Aris Moore and Jennifer McCandless, at the Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, Conn., June 23-July 23.    The gallery says that Ms.  Knaus's  work consists of paintings and drawings that are "both beautiful and absurd, depicting women dressed in plant life in the style of 17th Century still lifes.'' Tourist information on Essex below.

 "Peony Dress'' (painting), by Jennifer  Knaus, in the group show "The Imagined & Invented Figure,'' with Aris Moore and Jennifer McCandless, at the Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, Conn., June 23-July 23.

The gallery says that Ms. Knaus's work consists of paintings and drawings that are "both beautiful and absurd, depicting women dressed in plant life in the style of 17th Century still lifes.'' Tourist information on Essex below.

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From Wikipedia:

"The Essex Steam Train is one of the most famous and popular Essex attractions. The main station is located in Centerbrook, with other stations in Deep River, Chester, and Haddam. The regular train ride goes from Essex to Deep River and then the Becky Thatcher Riverboat takes the passengers up to the Haddam area. The Essex Clipper Dinner Train goes from Essex all the way up to Haddam.

"The Ivoryton Playhouse is a regional theater located in Essex's village of Ivoryton. The theater produces 8-12 plays and musicals each year.

"The Connecticut River Museum, located at the end of Main Street and right on the Connecticut River, is home to numerous river artifacts and is home to the Connecticut River Eagle Festival each year.''
 

  Essex Steam Train.

Essex Steam Train.