July 19, 2014

More for July

Sam Moss & Jackson Emmer 
(aka The Howling Kettles)
Tuesday, July 22nd
7:30pm (come at 7pm for light refreshments) 
80 Mountain Spring Rd, Farmington, CT

In late July, my Howling Kettles partner, Jackson Emmer, and I will pass through Connecticut on our tour to Colorado. Through the generosity of our gracious friend, Clare Brett Smith, we will perform in Farmington, on Tuesday, July 22nd at her home on Mountain Spring Road. We'll be playing a diverse blend of original and traditional folk songs, separately and together.

Light refreshments will be served and attendance is free (though donations are always gratefully accepted). RSVP'ing welcome but not required.

We hope that you can join us!
Sam Moss
RSVP:   Sam Moss Music - sammossmusic@gmail.com



July 10, 2014  - September 7, 2014

Opening Reception Saturday, August 2, 2014   6-8pm

About the Exhibition: Victor Pacheco’s sculptural exhibition Extraction explores the contentious issue of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking). Pacheco presents several works made of transformed reclaimed and natural materials, illustrating the scope of landscape decimation inflicted by oil and gas drilling operations.

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St #1, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 232-1006

Cantrell-Friday Summer Show

Recent paintings by Helen Cantrell, Judy Friday and new artists are featured in gallery19 this July and August. Cantrell and Friday’s bold expressionist paintings are summertime-themed in vivid new palettes, many works depicting the landscapes of Old Lyme, its shores and salt marshes. Gallery19 was recently featured in a full-page article in Venü magazine (click here to go to the magazine).

Sculptor Patricia Kelley-Borchert is showing sensuous alabaster, limestone and “Wizard’s Myst” black granite works, which take off from nature but become their own abstract worlds.

Our summer hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 to 5 pm, or, as always, by appointment. Stop in to see what’s new--we look forward to seeing you soon.

19A Main St.

P.O. Box 851

Essex, CT 06426

If we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.
::: Maya Angelou :::

A lady friend of mine asked me,
"Well, what do you love most?"
That's how I started painting money.
::: Andy Warhol :::


July 9, 2014

The heat is on

So you don't understand abstract art?!  Here's your chance to get your fill and try it on for size, lots of abstract art around CT this week!  I have work in both the Artspace and Golden Thread shows.

Hartford Artspace Gallery
In Memory of Patricia Rosoff
In the spirit of the historic 1951 NYC 9th Street Show highlighting numerous artists 
of the N.YC. School,
 Untitled:  Abstract Exhibition will feature established and emerging abstract artists 
from Connecticut
Exhibition Dates: July 10 - 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 2014  
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Closing Reception:  Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time:  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours:  1:00 to 5:00 
on the following days:
July 11 - 13
July 18 – 20
  July 25
  Hartford ArtSpace Gallery
555 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT
This exhibition is supported by: Greater Hartford Arts Council; The Golden Thread Gallery and Jerry’s Artarama

 Stephanie Lauretano :: Burnings:: June 27 through August 3 Please join us, for an artist demonstration with Stephanie's unique burning method :: July 10th at 5:30.

Stephanie Lauretano manipulates materials and processes to tell of her life identity in her works created through heat. A Connecticut resident, she received her BFA in Painting and Glass from Alfred University, her MS in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and her MFA in Painting from the Hartford Art School. Recent shows include A Balance Between at GoggleWorks, Reading, PA, Disperse and Converge at Artspace, Hartford, CT and Black and White Juried Show, Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition, Brooklyn, NY. A middle school art educator, she was recently an Artist in Residence at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, Connecticut.

by Kristina Zallinger

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Rendezvous
July 10-September 19, 2014
Artists' Reception: Thursday, July 10th | 5-7pm
This inclusive show will be comprised of artwork created by members of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, representing a wide variety of styles and media.

Participating artists include: Corina S. Alvarezdelugo, John Arabolos, Laurie Auth, Hayne Bayless, Rosemary Benivegna, Karin Lydia Brey, Eileen Carey, Julia Coash, Kathy Conway, Larry Cowles, Matty Dagradi, Kathleen DeMeo, Oi Fortin, Fran Gallogly, Sharon Hirsch, Frieda Howling, Joan Jacobson Zamore, Tony Juliano, Katherine Lukens, Hedi Minow-Pike, Sharon Morgio, Carol Morrison, Sharon Mullen-Reynolds, Elizabeth Orsini, David Ottenstein, Liz Pagano, Dorie Petrochko, Michele Polan, Abbie Rabinowitz, Daniel Rosner, Marissa Rozanski, Julie Schnatz Rybeck, Alexandra Shaheen, Marcela Staudenmaier, Tom Stio, Martha Struber, Jean Swanson, Charla Wald-Spector, Do Walker, Mark Williams & Kristina Zallinger.

Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
70 Audubon St., 2nd floor, New Haven
Gallery Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday
(203) 772-2788.

Reynolds Fine Art will be hosting Drink & Draw events every 2nd Thursday of the month for the Greater New Haven community. Artists, wine connoisseurs, and people just looking for a fun night out on the town are all invited to the event Thursday, July 10th from 7-9pm at Reynolds Fine Art on 96 Orange Street in New Haven's historic 9th Square.

We will provide art supplies, wine, and new subjects to draw. All you have to bring is your creativity.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you all there! If you have any questions please contact the gallery.

Join us for the artist's reception
First Friday July 11th, 6:00-8:00pm 
For purchase information
Call 860.928.2900 
come in person Wed-Sat 11-5pm, Sun 12-4pm 
acrylic painting by John O'Sullivan




John O'Sullivan

Debbie Hesse

Stephi Kix

Artists Reception:
July 12, 2014
5pm - 8pm

All other hours call for appointment

Trailer Box Gallery @ Jim Felice Studios
15 Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury Ct. 06877

203 797 0230



TICKETS: $15.00
online @:    226jazz.inticketing.com

Reservations: 860-219-1947

Tickets also available at the door


Sinan Bakir @ 226

Composer and jazz guitarist Sinan Bakir will perform @ 226, 226 Broad Street, Windsor, CT on Saturday, July 12, 7 PM. Tickets are $15 on line at 226jazz.inticketing.com or at the door.

A Turkish born guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir has made a name for himself in today's music scene with his unique, creative and exciting approach on the guitar. Bakir who strives for a fresh and clean sound, has a highly energetic playing style. He is hailed not only as a virtuoso player, but also a masterful composer by his peers. 

"Tidal Pool"  2014
 EBK Gallery [small works]
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT

Amy Genser | Paintings/Paper

on view: July 7 - July 12, 2014
closing reception  Saturday, July 12  6:00pm - 8:30pm


Power-Plant, Mixed Media, by Kelly Taylor


July 1 – July 26, 2014

Opening Reception - Saturday, July 12,  7:00 – 8:30pm

Join us for an exciting evening of special recognition of our Members in our first annual Members Exhibit!

We will be unveiling our brand new Golden Thread Mosaic Project, announcing the exhibit awards Best In Show, 2nd and 3rd place, chosen by Trinity Art professor Pablo Delano as well as announcing our themes for next season!















Dexterity Press, Saturday, July 12, 11-4

Erector Square, 315 Peck Street

Press demonstrations,  prints for sale, snacks,  and a free letterpress poster.


 William Baczek Fine Arts

Before They Became Heroes or Villains
Extended to July 20, 2014
 Selections from this exhibition and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallery’s web site at www.wbfinearts.com.  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at info@wbfinearts.com.  The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Mass. and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 – 5,  Thursday – Saturday, 10 - 8 and Sundays from 12

David Diao: Front to Back
July 13 to September 21, 2014

This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings that span the years 1972 to 2012, presenting a timeline of Diao's sustained dialogue with Modernism, as well as his relationship to the art world and the critical establishment. The early works speak to Diao's struggle with the history of gestural abstraction in a period when many artists were questioning the validity of painting. The more recent works in the exhibition reflect the artist's soul searching on both his career and role in the unfolding history of painting.
Opening Reception Schedule
Sunday, July 13; 1 to 5 pm

June 19, 2014

JUNE 21, 4 to 8 pm

At 196 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT , on June 21, 2014 Brooklyn

based artist Benjamin Lankton will be exhibiting new paintings completed during

2013-2014.  Lankton has exhibited in group shows in Brooklyn, NY,

Southampton, NY and Montecastello de Vibio, in Umbria, Italy.  He received

his BFA in Painting at Pratt Institute in 2012 and has also completed two

summer residencies at the International School of Art in Montecastello de

Vibio, Italy. 
oin us for fine art, music and refreshments.  Meet artist Ben Lankton,  who will be presenting his work.
Stop in on your way to the Strawberry Moon Festival !

Lizabeth K. Goldberg
Goldberg Design, LLC
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Cell 860.652.5376

EBK Gallery [small works]
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT

Jon Eastman | Asemblages

on view: June 16 - June 21, 2014
closing reception  Saturday, June 21  6:00pm - 8:30pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

"Indecisive" 2013

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Saturday, June 21 | FREE!
Real Art Ways and Family Life Education are celebrating the reopening of George Day Park (at the intersection of Arbor and Orange Streets) with a neighborhood block party!

We're closing down Arbor Street and hosting a variety of free art and music workshops for kids from 1-4 PM, featuring past and present teachers from RAW's 24 years of Park Art classes in this very spot.

At 4 PM, we'll cap off the party with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Pedrito Martinez Group, featuring Ariacne Trujiullo

Save the date, tell your friends, and help us celebrate!

"Meet the Artist" series
Diana Sartor June 21st, 2-4pm

Join us on select Saturday afternoons
from 2:00-4:00pm

to meet a featured gallery artist, learn their creative process & get to know their unique story

Saturday June 21st: 
Diana, Mixed Media Artist
Diana lives and maintains a studio in the coastal community of Charlestown, RI. She is a mixed media artist whose environment has strongly influenced her work. Lush color, combined with sensuous line and form are hallmarks of her paintings. She often uses paint, inks, monotypes, and hand painted collage papers to complete a painting. Working intuitively Diana's work reflects an emotional response 
to nature's beauty.   
Silver Circle Art Center | 75 Main St. Putnam CT | 860.928.2900

Have you bought your tickets yet?

The fun starts at 6pm, June 20th.
Cocktails: 6 - 7 p.m. 
Hors d'oeuvres: Lisa Cole Inspired Catering
Live Auction: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Bid on trips to Africa, Portugal, or Hilton Head!
Libations:  Onyx Spirits, Hotel California Tequila,
& Maximum Beverage
Dinner: 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Russell's Creative Global Cuisine 
A Little Something Bakery
Dancing: 9 - when your feet fall off!
 So don't forget your dancing shoes
Turning 80 has never been so much fun!
Interested in bidding?
Click HERE to view our Live Auction catalog.

Tickets can be purchased here 
using our secure PayPal account, 
or by calling the Art League office at (860) 231-8019
during office hours (Monday - Friday 9-1pm) 

Please note: Last years event was sold out.
Tickets will not be available at the door.
West Hartford Art League | 37 Buena Vista Road | West Hartford | CT | 06107


The Art of Climate Change

“The Art of Climate Change” is an exhibition of art work exploring this planetary crisis—what it is, how it affects us. We want artists to look into themselves, as artists do about any serious work they undertake, and allow themselves to be aware of how they feel and/or think about climate change; to consult their inner sensitivities and think about what they discover. And then “tell” us about this world wide crisis and their feelings about it through their art.

Post Oil Solutions, in partnership with the Arts Council of Windham County, in Brattleboro, Vermont, is seeking artists to create paintings that explore climate change. Artists are asked to create a small sketch of your idea for a painting depicting your feelings about climate change. Along with this, please send 3 jpeg samples of your original artwork to show your style of creativity.

 Artists chosen to create a work for this exhibit will be given a lightweight wooden panel 32” x 38” as backing for their work and a stipend of $175.00. Stipends of $175.00 will be awarded when finished work is delivered to Post Oil Solutions. Once the stipend is paid, the original work will become the property of Post Oil Solutions.  Post-Oil Solutions will have reproduction rights to the work for the purposes of exhibit publicity and indefinitely for use in its work to fight Climate Change." However, if Post Oil were to sell or auction the paintings as a fund raising event, the artists would realize 40% of the sale; and whenever Post Oil exhibits the paintings, artists would be identified.


Two dimensional art works such as painting, collage, photography, printmaking, and

multi-media art are acceptable for the panels. Artists would be in charge of mounting, priming or adhering any work to the panels as well as adding wire for hanging on the back.


There is no deadline for entries. Send no more than 3 digital images of your work and one digital image of a sketch of your proposed artwork along with your name, address, email & phone to Tim Stevenson, bereal@vermontel.net & Susan Rosano, suzydraw@aol.com.

ALL Digital Images must conform to the following guidelines-

RGB color, 72 PPI resolution, JPEG format.
Susan E. Rosano, MA
Mosaic and Mural Artist

Master Teaching Artist
Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Consultant & Educator

Phone: 860-301-9033