The movie, Mystic Pizza, was named after this intriguing place that is not recognized by the State as a community. Its actually part of Stonington and Groton. Maybe that's why it is "Mystic". Jim's daughter-in-law grew up here and she and his son were married here. Wikipedia has a long history about the place if you wish to click on this link. There seems to be a strong arts community judging from the galleries.
We were so lucky to have stopped in the gallery of Jeffrey P'an, a glass blower. His work is different than anything I've seen. Exquisitely beautiful, different, and fragile.
The difference in his blown glass and others is that he makes his own rods of glass, then melds a pre-designed mosaic of the glass before shaping it into a piece. Amazing work. He has a gallery in Stonington as well. He can be found all over the web. firstname.lastname@example.org
and a story about an eccentric guy named Hancox.
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