Monday, June 13, 2016

CTSA Call to Paint Thursday, June 16, Mercy Center, Madison 9-12

We have permission to paint at Mercy Center in Madison this coming Thursday from 9 - 12.   You can access the bathrooms via the front main entrance.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the day overlooking Long Island Sound on these extraordinary grounds.  We will meet at the gazebo area for lunch around noon.

This will be my last Thursday paint out as I am no longer able to paint on Thursdays.  Therefore, Veronica Soell, one of the original founders of this group seven years ago, will be coordinating the Thursday paint outs and posting the summary of the day’s paint out on the blog with help from Patty McGuire, so please sign up for the email alerts on the blog or simply go to the blog for the schedule ( 

Here is the summer schedule for the CTSA Thursday paint outs. 

June 9 - Thomas Griswold House
June 16- Mercy Center
June 23 - Guilford Docks
June 30  - Deep River Landing
July 7- Chaffinch Island   
July 14 - Clinton Landing
July 21 - Medad Tavern
July 28  - Stony Creek
Aug 4 - Essex Train
Aug 11 -  Chaffinch Island
Aug 18  - Bruce & Johnson
Aug 25 - Florence Griswold
Sept 1 - Guilford Green

I hope to see you all some time later this summer (after I get settled with my new puppy) when I start scheduling Fridays as a second or alternative CTSA paint out day. 



 Heading north/east on  I-95 take exit 59 (Goose Lane). Turn right onto Soundview Road, and stay left. After about 50 yards, turn left (east) onto Boston Post Road. After about 2.2 miles, turn right (southeast) onto Neck Road.

Heading south/west on I-95, take Exit 60. Turn left (south) onto Mungertown Road.  After about 0.6 mi., bear left (east) onto Boston Post Road Rte.1. After about  0.2 mi., turn right (southeast) onto Neck Road.

Once on Neck Road, after about 100 yards, turn turn right again (south), continuing on Neck Road. Travel about 3/4 mile to Mercy Center. Driveway is on the left immediately before the brick school building. Follow the long, narrow driveway, bearing right, into the parking lot in front of the main building. If you like big old trees for your subject, you need go no further.  Follow the paved path to the water. To reach the greenhouse, gardens, and waterfront follow the path that bears around to the left (east) of the main building.

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