April 10, 2014





The Works
Lorna Cyr

156 and 160 School Street Bristol CT on Saturday April 12th at 7:00pm $8 Admission for reception of food and refreshments, poetry reading and art display or $4 discount with art supplies, canned goods or male clothing items for local donation

156@ArtistTree TeaHouse is proud and excited to display a selection of work from Lorna Cyr the Poet and Painter of oils Impressionist and Realist during National Poetry Month, her other love.

Poets will present work in inspiration of her art and love of horses, tea, and her, to celebrate the life art and love of this long standing Connecticut Artist.

Special Guest Host Colin Haskins joins us with the Free Poets Collective, a popular draw of poets and writers at the popular Buttonwood Tree in Middletown! Come relax, sit and sip some delicious tea as you enjoy the poems and song of local artisans in celebration of an amazing woman and friend.

Saturday April 12th, 3:00pm

Meet exhibiting artist Ella Delyanis 

learn about her inspiration  
and creative process for making breathtaking
pastel and oil painting landscapes

Silver Circle Art Center | 75 Main St. Putnam CT | 860.928.2900

And finally:

Balkun Brothers w/ Shantyman and The Speakeasies @ Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch Street, Hartford CT, Sat. 4/12 @ 9:30 pm.

and their latest news coverage:

Some great press in the Hartford Courant and on CTnow.com:

April 3, 2014

April forecast

April 4 – April 30
Expressiones is proud to launch the exhibition of our current Artist in Residence from Mexico, Sebastian Portillo. An artist / photographer with a visual language that attempt to capture people’s  feelings in an intimate and personal way, bringing new connotations to the word: “Psyche”. Portillo’s work capture  people’s emotions emphasizing the subjective quality of pleasure and pain,  capturing mental experiences that are in response to some event or object that were either real or imagined by the artist.
84 Bank St. - New London - CT 06320 - Phone: (860)-501-9ART(278) - info@expressiones.org - www.expressiones.org
Hours: Fridays: 2:00PM to 6:00PM -  Saturdays: 10.30AM to 4.00PM – By Appointments.

6:00 - 8:00PM
Silver Circle Gallery
"New England Nuances" Exhibit Opening

P.S. ART Gallery
"Red" Exhibit Opening

Fast. Fun. Four Days Only!
The Pop-Up Auction to Benefit Creative Arts Workshop
8 am Friday, April 4 through 8 pm Monday, April 7

Bid on fine art, fabulous destinations and furniture... and support Creative Arts Workshop! Our four-day Pop-Up Auction opens Friday, April 4 at 8 am and runs through 8 pm on Monday, April 7.

The auction happens entirely online at www.biddingforgood.com/cawpopup.

Thank you for your support!

The Art of Trompe L'oeil

Gary Erbe, Golden Gloves, Oil on canvas, 53 x 37"
Opening Reception:

Friday, April 4th, 2014


March 21st - April 4th, 2014

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present The Art of Trompe L'oeil, a group exhibition by the artists Gary Erbe, Larry Charles, Daric Gill, Michael Riddet and Lorena Kloosterboer.

Trompe L'oeil is the stylistic practice of deceiving the eye. A genre used to create illusions of three-dimensionality with two-dimensional space. The artist reception will be held April 4th, from 5-8pm. Come join us and experience The Art of Trompe L'oeil.

This opening will coincide with this Ninth Square first Friday event (www.on9newhaven.com)

For more information about the gallery and its events, please visit:

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Thursday 11-5pm
Friday 11-6 pm
Saturday 11-5pm
or by appointment


Stops Along the Way - Paintings by Catherine Doocy
April 2, 2014 thru June 2, 2014
Opening Reception Sunday, April 6 from 3 to 5 pm
Good News Cafe& Gallery
694 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT

March 24, 2014

Balkun Brothers on the air tonight!
 Tonight Balkun Brothers invade the University of Connecticut radio station WHUS UCONN 91.7FM from 9-10PM to promote their gig this Saturday 3/29
 headlining at the CT Blues Society Blues Blizzard. 
Tune in tonight and hear them play some of their new songs as well as giving some updates 
on where the band is headed in the next few months. 
To listen online tonight, visit: 
http://whus.org/ and click "listen live" at the top

Also, here is their latest video. It was shot at the legendary Bitter End in NYC at the beginning of this month. It features a special guest (Amazing Amy!!) so check it out:


The Arts Council of Greater New Haven
is happy to announce the return of

the art inspired happy hour.
Join us for art, live jazz, drinks and mingling.
Musical performance by the BFD Trio

Thursday, March 27, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

at Fred Giampietro Gallery, 315 Peck Street, New Haven

Artists Richard Lytle and Blinn Jacobs are on exhibit
Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and $15 for non-members. Ticket includes two free drinks and refreshments. Food provided by Elm City Market.
For more information about ArtSpot!,
call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788.
 Art Amongst Friends

March 28 - April 11, 2014
The Creative Works Gallery at CAW
Opening reception: Friday, March 28, 5 to 7pm
Join us on Friday evening for the opening of Art Amongst Friends, a group show featuring Phil Mancini, Ellie Etter, Leighton Gleicher, Henry Showell, Alan Proctor, Nigel Grindley, Adam Coppola, Sue Kadin, Ryan Mastro and Cathy Gianfrancheschi.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am - 5:30pm and Sat, 9am - 12pm
Artist Talk with Hillary Charnas 

Wednesday, March 26th at 12:30pm
Hilles Gallery at CAW, 2nd Floor 
On Wednesday, artist Hillary Charnas will discuss the work from her latest project, In A New Light, on view in the Hilles Gallery at CAW through April 3, 2014. Hillary is one of two prizewinners of CAW's 2013 Juried Show, How Simple Can You Get?
Creative Arts Workshop  |  80 Audubon Street  |  New Haven, Connecticut 06510
203.562.4927  |  www.creativeartsworkshop.org

 Artist opps:

Come join us 
The Art Guild of Middletown, Connecticut
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Our First “New York City Day of Art!”
8:30 AM               Depart Middletown for New York City (Departure location or locations to be announced per addresses                                           of participants)
11:30 AM             Arrive to and visit the Hispanic Society of America Museum

With more than 800 paintings and 6,000 watercolors and drawings, the Hispanic Society of America Museum offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing. The collection of almost 1,000 works of art and sculpture contains outstanding pieces from the first millennium B.C. until the 20th century and represent Spain, Portugal and Latin American art. We think you’ll find the selection quite captivating, particularly with Its strong examples of the works by EL Greco, Velasquez and Goya as well as Joaquin Sorolla’s “Vision of Spain”. In addition you will marvel at the two sculptures of el Cid and Don Quixote. This museum is a true cultural gem!
                                Break for lunch (on own) in a local restaurant of your choice.
2:30 PM                Meet the motorcoach for our transfer to the Salmagundi Club.
3:00 PM                Arrive for our visit to the Salmagundi Club
The managing director will welcome our group and give us a brief explanation of the Club itself and an overview of the prestigious American Watercolor Society Exhibition 2014 which we are excited to view.  Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.
5:00 PM                Motorcoach  departs New York City for Middletown, Connecticut returning approximately 7:00 pm.
TRIP COST: $84.00 per person
Bring your friends! Call and reserve a spot on the bus today! Space is limited!
Name (s)_________________________________________ address(s)________________________________________
Phone number __________________   e-Mail______________________________________(Please print clearly)
Make check to and send your deposit of $30 per person today to: The Art Guild of Middletown, PO Box 205, Middletown, CT 06457 with memo on check that it is deposit for Bus Trip. Final Payment is due by April 1, 2014. Final payment due by April 1, 2014

 Contact Eva Dykas at evagdykas@gmail.com or 860.508.4852 for more information.
Art for Aids registration info:
On Saturday, May 31, 2014, AIDS Connecticut (ACT) will hold our annual Art for AIDS fundraiser at Hartford ArtSpace. We are recruiting up to 100 artists to again participate in this event. The funds will benefit ACT and a portion will go to ACT’s Endowment Fund: The Richard B. Fried Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.   

 remember you can find me on Facebook 
with more art ideas:  
ck out my image on the 
Conn. Handmade Collective's poster

March 19, 2014

Is it really Spring??

If you missed their St. Patty's Day rock out marathon, catch the Balkun Brothers this thurs. and Sat. nights, live and local:

Balkun Brothers' latest video from Infinity Hall:

The band is also appearing this weekend at Hoops n Hops, 1187 Hopmeadow St,  Simsbury CT:

Saturday 3/22 10PM Free!! (behind Antonio's).

A special group exhibition March 22- May 15, 2014

The Courtyard Gallery is proud to celebrate 10 years of bringing you
the finest is original contemporary paintings and sculpture!

We hope you'll join us for the opening reception on Saturday March 22, from 6-9PM.
See the latest work from over 30 acclaimed painters and sculptors,
meet some of the artists and enjoy the keyboard wizardry of the one and only
Maestro Mark Taber on the baby grande. We'll have plenty of libations, as always!

If you can't make the opening, remember to stop by at one of our Sunday Salons, each week from 3-6PM.

We're open Thursday and Friday from 11-5 and Saturday and Sunday from 11-7, and always by appointment or chance.

'Door' by Katie Samuelson


UPCOMING Artist's Talk:


Paul Murray

“Voyaging: Motivations, Transitions and Transformations


“Staying instinctive, remaining vigilant and working the opportunity are critical. 
When in doubt, I do something different or unexpected.”    Paul Murray

Saturday, March 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM


The Art Talk at The Golden Thread Gallery is a special event held during each of our exhibits.  We invite an artist to share their unique perspective on their artistic process and connect it to our theme.  All are welcome to attend, event lasts one hour and light refreshments are served.

Cost is $10

Non-members: $10
Basic & Gold Tile Members:  $5 (half off admission)
All other Membership levels FREE


New Art at Gallery 19

15 March 2014

Come visit us for local color--we have fabulous new finds and artwork to show you:

We’ve just hung a suite of new prints from Judy Friday’s portfolio of work published as “A Year at Tiffany Farm.”  This photographic journey through the seasons on one of the few remaining small New England dairy farms is a local classic; Tiffany Farms, in Lyme, CT, has been in one family for six generations.  Judy’s love of animals led her to paint and sculpt the cows there; that led on to wanting to get a good record of everything on the farm from spring to winter.  Judy is also currently accepting commissions for dog and pet portraits; call the gallery or stop in for a free consult.

We have a new set of six small abstract paintings by Fred Trinkaus of Chester. These tiny, brilliant works have evocative titles including “Crime Fiction” and “Watching Ruby Dream.” And we are pleased to also add to our gallery Will Holub, currently of Mystic, three of whose glowing, layered and subtle abstract white and red works are on display.

The New Haven Paint & Clay Club’s

March 23 – April 13, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 23, 2-5pm
 John Slade Ely House, 51 Trumbull Street New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 624-8055 phone,
info@elyhouse.org email.

Artist opps:

It's time for the Make.Art.Work. Super-Saturday Professional Development Workshops for Visual Artists. The workshops will take place on April 5th at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.

We've assembled a fabulous line-up of speakers and topics. You'll find all the details in the attached flyer...Tickets are available through our website: www.makeartwork.org

Look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

Jeannie Thomma
Project Manager
A Professional Practice Program For Visual Artists in CT

Call For Artists:  North Adams Artists Co-Operative (NAACO)  Gallery33 Main Street, North Adams MA 01247413-664-4003naacogallery.org

NAACO is currently reviewing artist portfolios and is seeking both 3-D artists (glass, ceramics, wood, sculpture) and 2-D artists (painting, drawing, printmaking). The acceptance decision lies solely with Nestor Valdes and is based on his extensive knowledge of his client base. NAACO gallery is dependent upon sales and this is the primary consideration when viewing art for possible addition to NAACO’s roster of artist members.To apply: Email 5 samples of your work along with your resume, biography, and artist statement to Nestor Valdes at naacogallery@gmail.com. Your images MUST be 72 dpi, with the longest side measuring 800 pixels. Deadline: April 11, 2014For further inquiry, please contact Nestor atnaacogallery@gmail.com or 413-664-4003.

Calling all photographers!! The A&BC is partnering with the Griffin Museum to honor the legacy of Peter Urban, reward great talent, and provide professional development. Definitely don't pass this one up! Please apply! Deadline is March 31.


D'lynne Plummer
Director of Professional Development
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston