October 31, 2014

Boo!

"October" by Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief. Hearts not averse to being beguiled, Beguile us in the way you know. Release one leaf at break of day; At noon release another leaf; One from our trees, one far away. Retard the sun with gentle mist; Enchant the land with amethyst. Slow, slow! For the grapes' sake, if they were all, Whose leaves already are burnt with frost, Whose clustered fruit must else be lost-- For the grapes' sake along the wall.  




















Vibrant Quilts From a Deep Family Tradition on Display
 
HARTFORD, Conn. --- The Institute for Community Research will host the opening of Warmth and Creativity: The Hudson Family Quilts on October 30, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM at the ICR Gallery, 2 Hartford Square West, 146 Wyllys St., in Hartford.  The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on view until December 19th; hours are 10 – 5 Monday – Friday, during special events, and at other times by appointment by calling 860-278-2044 x 251.
The exhibit displays masterful traditional southern African American hand-sewn quilts made by the late Laura Hudson, as well as new multi-media art works crafted by members of her family today, including her son Robert Charles Hudson and her husband Joseph Hudson.  The art works will be on exhibit until December 19 2014. ICR’s Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) has worked on several projects with Laura Hudson and her family since 1992, documenting their artistic creativity and community activities.

The Second Baptist Male Chorus, with Joseph Hudson and other vocalists, and members of Women of the Cross will perform at the exhibit’s opening event.
The project is made possible by a Neighborhood Arts and Heritage Grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, through the United Arts Campaign and the United Way Community Campaign. CHAP’s participation is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the CT Office of the Arts (DECD), and the Institute for Community Research.
For more information about the exhibit please contact Lynne Williamson at 860-278-2044 x 251 or Lynne.Williamson@icrweb.org; also visit our websites at www.incommunityresearch.org and www.ctheritagearts.org   Digital images are available for media use.
















REAL ART WAYS:
OPENING RECEPTION
The Cats-in-Residence Program

Saturday, November 1 from 5-7 PM 

Part purr-formance piece, part social sculpture, part design solution, 
The Cats-in-Residence Program integrates art and rescue to address 
animal overpopulation in urban areas.
Come see the art, play with the cats, and meet artist/curator Rhonda Lieberman 
this Saturday at the opening reception!

Gallery Hours:
Galleries open daily, 2-9pm or happily by appointment
Gallery Admission:
$3 Suggested Donation

REAL ART WAYS
56 Arbor St
Hartford, CT 06106
860.232.1006
info@realartways.org





 

















Opening This Weekend!

The 46th Annual Celebration of American Crafts
November 1 - December 24, 2014
Open daily: Mon - Sat 11 to 6, Thu 11 to 8, Sun 1 to 5; Dec 24 11 to 2

Preview Reception: Friday, October 31, 5 to 8 pm
Free and open to the public
Our 46th Annual Celebration of American Crafts opens this weekend! Shop for gorgeous, one-of-a-kind objects handmade by hundreds of artists from across America, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more. All proceeds from the Celebration of American Crafts directly support the artists and CAW's community programming.























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

George Chaplin | Paintings


on view: October 27 - November 8, 2014
art reception  Saturday, November 1  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 


















$ NOT
                      FREE
                    SPEECH
                

Photographs of OCCUPY NEW HAVEN
by Byron Lembo-Frey
New Haven Free Public Library Gallery
(in the Business/Periodicals Room) 
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510 

Artist Reception: Saturday November 1st, 2 to 4 PM.
Byron Lembo-Frey was born in Nuremburg, West Germany in 1987. Through his childhood, he did drawings that featured a lot of colors, lines and symbols.
He received a fellowship to Vermont Studio Center in August 2009 and graduated from Johnson State College in May 2010. His senior college exhibition focused
on abstract art.  Witnessing poverty, animal abuse, child abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence and  arrests in his community, Byron felt a strong empowerment
to focus more on social issue art to better his community.


"From the Occupy New Haven movement, I learned to respect my life, stand up for myself and be more appreciative of my life. As one of my professors said, “Who are you? Who do want to be? 
You can heal the world or break it even further, but the world has been broken enough.”

Byron Andreas Lembo-Frey
Occupy New Haven Exhibition
December 2011—October 2014





















6th Annual "Small Works: Artful Treasures" Holiday Exhibition
October 14, 2014, Pomfret , CT . . . Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes invites you to the 6th Annual "Small Works: Artful Treasures" Art Exhibition & Sale, which will run from November 1st  to January 4th, 2015. There will be a "Meet the Artists" Reception with festive complimentary refreshments on Saturday, November 1st from 4-7PM. During this exhibition, Celebrations offers a variety of "Small Works" original artwork all less than 200 square inches and priced under $200, with a variety of price points.  Sales from this exhibition support the local artist community and enable gift-givers to present the cherished gift of original artwork to loved ones.

Twenty-six different local and regional artists will be featured. A variety of media and styles including paintings, multimedia, photography, pastels, printmaking and framed jewelry pieces will be available. Participating artists are Brenda Bergen, Marguerite Bride, Janine Callahan, Cheryl Dawdy, Nancy Dougherty, Judy Doyle, Roz Grossman, Janice Hodge, Adele Karbowski, Susan Scott Kenney, Donna O'Scolaigh Lange, Susan Rosenstone Larrow, Jacqueline Lucier, Anna Mancini, Roberta Mockus, Mihael A.G. de la Montagnes, Marian O'Connell, Wanita Paolino, Jackie Peterson, Monique Sourinho, Stan Tetrault, Shannon Tuozzo, Cecelia Vaida, Sharon Way-Howard, Agnus Wnuk and Margaret Young.  

Celebrations will expand their hours for the holiday season, opening every day 10AM -  5PM after Thanksgiving and until 7PM on Thursdays & Fridays. 

Celebrations ~ Gallery ~ Shoppes ~ Tea Events
Hours: Wed - Sun, 10-5
330 Pomfret Street (RT 169)| Pomfret Center CT 06259
www.celebrationsshoppes.com | 860-928-5492
cris@celebrationsshoppes.com 









































October 22, 2014

























































Between The Lines
Works by Carole P. Kunstadt

October 23rd to December 28th, 2014.
We are excited to open the second part of this exhibition (the first was at the Charter Oak Cultural Center). Our exhibition showcases drawings from Carole P. Kunstadt's Revelations Series and recent creations from the Sacred Poem Series.
A reception, panel discussion, and Sacred Harp concert will be held on Thursday, November 13th, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The panel includes Kunstadt, Sacred Harp singer Ellen Lueck, Yale University music Professor Ian Quinn, Ph.D., and St. Patrick - St. Anthony Director of Music Ministry and musician Gabriel Löfvall. The concert will combine the choirs of St. Patrick - St. Anthony Church with Sacred Harp musicians and audience members. 

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The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Clare Gallery is located in the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry at 285 Church Street, Hartford, CT. Free parking is across the street in Saint's Lot. The entrance is handicapped accessible. Phone: (860) 756-4034.

The Clare Gallery's hours:
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays

Further information on the Clare Gallery can be found at spsact.org/clare2
Above image: Sacred Poem XLI


























Vintage Jewelry Trunk Sale 
It's treasure hunting for vintage jewelry that can be worn, given as gifts, or taken apart and used for your own re-creations while you enjoy an evening out! Thousands of pieces of jewelry $3 per piece...sift through fun piles of beads and baubles and stock up!
Bring friends, wine and snacks for sharing if you wish!

Host: Carolyn Wagner
  
Friday 10/24
7:00 - 9:00pm 
$3.00 per piece  


Please RSVP by email
www.silvercirclegallery.com | 860.928.2900 | info@silvercirclegallery.com
75 main Street Suite 3  Putnam, CT 06260




















4th Annual "Keep the Home Fires Burning"
Community Fundraiser
Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes in Pomfret invites you to help keep the home fires burning for the many local families who will need heating assistance this winter. Celebrations is selling HomArt wooden matches in decorative boxes and Colonial Candles votives for $10 each now through January 11, 2015 . Once again, Celebrations will donate 100% of the sales to the Access Agency's LIHEAP (Low Income Heating Assistance Program).

With the support of generous customers, Celebrations has raised $7,500 in the past three years and anticipates tremendous community support for the 4th winter season of this community partnership. Shirley Riemann, Access Agency's Director of Community Services, gratefully acknowledges the difference that Celebrations and their customers have made and hopes for another successful year of this fundraiser.
Each box of matches (in a variety of decorative styles) and each votive (in several fragrances) is festively gift wrapped and comes with a gift card to let recipients know that a donation has been made in their name. "Keep the Home Fires Burning" matches and candles make thoughtful holiday gifts and, more importantly, warm neighbors in need during the cold winter months. Celebrations will also accept cash or check donations for this fundraiser. To find out additional ways to assist Access Agency’s programs, contact Shirley Riemann at 860-412-1603 or shirley.riemann@accessagency.org

Celebrations ~ Gallery ~ Shoppes ~ Tea Events
Hours: Wed - Sun, 10-5
330 Pomfret Street (RT 169)| Pomfret Center CT 06259
www.celebrationsshoppes.com | 860-928-5492
cris@celebrationsshoppes.com 















Erector Square Weekend is Here!


Where: Erector Square (315 Peck St, New Haven)
When: Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26, from 12-6pm

Join over 100+ artists as they open their studios this weekend:


















Del-Bouree Bach "Sailing Red" 7x7, acrylic
 RED HOT! - Gala Opening Saturday, October 25, from 6-9 at the Courtyard Gallery

As the weather gets cooler, the temperature in the Courtyard Gallery is heating up!
We hope you will be able to join us for the opening of an exciting new exhibit:
RED HOT! Variations on a Theme
Saturday Oct. 25, 6-9PM


The show runs through November 30th and features new work created for the show by 40 painters and sculptors, each shedding a different light on the theme. The work has been arriving all week and we are delighted with each new piece, each a unique interpretation of Red Hot!

Many of the artists will be on hand for the opening, and the one and only Mark Taber will be tickling the ivories. Of course there will be plenty of wine, cider and lots of goodies and good company. It's a great way to celebrate all the colors of the season!

During the run of the show, everyone will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece and we will give out the Peoples' Choice awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd) on Sunday November 23 at a very special Sunday Salon.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday or any time!





















CALL TO ARTISTS:


MEMBERS JURIED EXHIBIT
October 25 - November 16, 2014

CONTEMPORARY CRAFT EXHIBIT
November 23 - December 21, 2014

OUT OF THE LOOP: JURIED FIBER EXHIBIT
February 12 - March 1, 2015
More information is available on our website at

37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, CT | (860) 231-8019
Celebrating our 80th Artaversary this year!












































October 15, 2014

Early Oct. Happenings

 Catch up with the Balkun Brothers this Sat. 10/18:
3 events in 1 day!

1:00-1:45PM @ Hartford Hodgepodge Festival - Outside on Pratt Street - Downtown Hartford, CT

6:00-6:30PM @ Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival - Harvest Pub Stage - Glastonbury, CT

8:30PM-12:30AM @ Maple Tree Cafe - Simsbury, CT





















Artist: Nancy Eisenfeld
Title: Ice Melt
Medium: Acrylic ink on Denril

Why Not? Nancy Eisenfeld
City Gallery presents Why Not? new sculpture and painting by Nancy Eisenfeld. The work juxtaposes surprise and involvement, work and play and is triggered by her spontaneous reaction to the world.

On view October 2 - 26, 2014 
Admission is free. 
City Gallery, 994 State St, New Haven, CT, 06511. Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday 12-4 pm, or by appointment. Visit www.city-gallery.org for more info. 
















MISSING LINKS
Curated by Catherine Vanaria
The Gallery at the Institute Library
Opening Reception
Saturday, October 18, noon until 2

Open to the public during regular library hours
October 18 through November 29, 2014
Twelve area artists are featured in this unusual group exhibition that explores the meaning of an anonymous antique photo album.

According to Vanaria’s curatorial statement, “The artists and writers participating in Missing Links were asked to create their own stories and interpretations based on an anonymous early-20th century photo album found at a flea market. The unidentified materials, separated from their original context, have become a springboard for new narratives.”
Catherine Vanaria is Chair of the Art Department and an Assistant Professor of Photography at Western Connecticut State University. She co-owns Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions in Danbury, CT.

The artists are: Chris Durante (Redding), Jim Felice (Danbury), Gene Gort (West Hartford), Brigid Guertin (Danbury), Lys Guillorn (Shelton), Diane Zaleta Hassan (Danbury), Stacey Kolbig (New Fairfield), Victor Pasquale (Mount Kisco, NY), Lori Robeau (Torrington), Elyse Shapiro (Norwalk), Catherine Vanaria (New Fairfield), and Andrea Zimmermann (Newtown).

The Institute Library | 847 Chapel Street | New Haven, Connecticut 06510 | (203) 562-4045
 

















Transported Weekend  New Haven

October 18–19, 12:00 – 6:00 PM


Visit artists in their private studios throughout New Haven, West Haven, North Haven, and Hamden. Take this opportunity to see the spaces in which artists work all across the Greater New Haven area. Pick up your official map and guide at Artspace. Plan your route using our interactive map and preview the weekend's artists in the artist directory
At West Cove Studio  Saturday and Sunday, October 17 - 18, Noon until 6 p.m.

With the work of

Ellen Hoverkamp
Douglas Nygren
Claudia Cron
Ron Pacacha
James Polisky
Chris McLaughlin
Thomas Stavovy
Evie Lindemann
Katya Vetrov
Andres Nakazawa


West Cove Studio
30 Elm Street
West Haven, Connecticut


Easy access from I-95, to exit 44. Turn onto Kimberly Ave towards West Haven.
Kimberly Ave. becomes Elm St. Turn onto Water St (first left after first stoplight),
then immediate left into lower parking lot. Entrance is at rear of building, up flight of metal stairs.



















ECLIPSE MILL
2014 OPEN STUDIOS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

The Eclipse Mill, 243 Union Street in North Adams, will be hosting North Adams Open Studios, Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th. Artist studios will be open to the public from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. on Saturday and 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Sunday. More than 25 resident artists are participating this year. Art for sale, exhibitions, literary readings and artist demonstrations are all part of the weekend celebration. The event has grown and diversified every year since it began in 2006.

The Eclipse Mill will also be hosting guest artists, joining mill residents, to display art in the hallways. “It’s a really fun event where the community gets to see what the artists do in their studios,” said Stacey Hetherington, Open Studios Chair this year. “The artists enjoy the opportunity to share their creativity.”

An interactive map, showing which studios are open at what hours and special events for each studio, will be available at the Mill, as well as on the North Adams Open Studios Facebook page. The Eclipse Mill website also has a link to Open Studios, as well as artist profiles and other relevant information.

For more information:
www.eclipsemill.com
www/facebook/com/northadamsopenstudios
www.NorthAdamsOpenStudios.com

















































 handcrafted items under the tent in front of Gengras Student Union on 
Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Steve Balkun will be participating with his hand carved functional art works.
Sponsored by the University of Hartford Alumni Association.























MEET THE ARTIST   
Saturday October 18th, 2-4pm

Jane Wallor Collins is a lifelong resident of Connecticut.  She settled in Connecticut's "Quiet Corner" after graduating from UCONN, and has been painting and gardening here ever since. 
At the UCONN School of Fine Arts, she studied design and color theory with Paul Zelanzki, oil painting with Oscar Walters and Kenneth Forman, watercolor with Roger Crossgrove, and photography with Michael McLaughlin. 
Silver Circle Art Center | 75 Main St. Putnam CT | 860.928.2900



















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


Hirokazu Fukawa | Drawings

"Invisible Monster"


on view: October 13 - October 25, 2014
art reception  Saturday, October 18   6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)






















 Love Is...
Tickets:  Adults - $20  Students/Seniors - $12

 860-482-6801     studio59live.com 

Group Rates Available

59 Barber Street ~ Torrington, CT





















 Volver de Nuevo: Art, Tango & Tapas II
The Thames Club of New London.
This Saturday, October the 18  6:00-9:00 PM.
The Thames Club
290 State Street. New London CT
Join us and support fundraising for Expressiones!
Programs and Initiatives such as ArtVenture, Artists in Residence, art exhibits, book & poetry readings, films, lectures and New London School partnerships are transforming the way our community understands and appreciates our multicultural diversity.
This year our Argentinian artist-in-residence Maria Colombo will be able to attend. She has been working with children at both Nathan Hale and Jennings Schools in New London.  The money raised helps make Expressiones programs like this possible.
We are looking forward to see YOU there.
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.
 
 




















William Baczek Fine Arts

Mallory Lake, Grand Central Station, 2014

STANLEY BIELEN & MALLORY LAKE
At WILLIAM BACZEK FINE ARTS


         William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, MA is pleased to announce the opening of two new solo exhibitions.  Stanley Bielen will be showing new still life oil paintings and Mallory Lake will be exhibiting new pastel paintings of still lifes, landscapes and steam trains..  The exhibition will run concurrently and be on display from Wednesday, October 8 through Saturday, November 8, 2014.
 
Stanley Bielen’s still life paintings are as much an exploration of paint as a medium as they are depiction of their subjects.  Using a wide brush or palette knife on small panels we see can the process of constructing a painting. Bielen notes about his own work: “The attraction of the visible world and the attraction of artist materials, in my case oil paints, is what has guided my whole working life.  The pleasure of seeing expressed through the medium of oil paint.  The subject matter has not changed however; my approach to my materials constantly evolves.

William Baczek Fine Arts
36 Main St.
Northampton MA 01060
ph  413-587-9880
fax 413-587-0520

 






















Seth Rudetsky performs his hilarious show “Deconstructing Broadway” here 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25.
He takes you behind the scenes at a show, gives you the skinny on Broadway divas through his personal video collection, and takes apart popular show tunes and why they work.
Seth has played in the orchestras of more than 15 Broadway shows, been nominated for numerous Emmy awards as a comedy writer and has co-written a disaster movie musical called "Disaster!" which is  slated for Broadway in the 2015 season. 
It will be lots of fun.
Come on by.
You can buy tickets ($20, a bargain) on line here: www.charteroakcenter.org.  Or get them at the door.
Take a look at Seth deconstructing Stephen Sondheim’s “Another Hundred People” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFaWBmVrCAM
See you there.


Charter Oak Cultural Center
860-402-4198



















Enjoy the creative cuisine of On The Marc Cat
Enjoy the creative cuisine of On The Marc Catering, including taco bars, wine, beer, margaritas and seasonal desserts.
Dance the night away to the music provided by our inspiring DJ.
Bid on affordable silent auction items.
Costumes are optional, but prizes will be awarded- so be daring...
Costume or not, do come and enjoy!
Call 203-966-9700 ext. 22 for tickets or purchase online.ering, including taco bars, wine, beer, margaritas and seasonal desserts.


























noon-5 p.m.
Make a Quilt Square - ArtLab
Curator for a Day - Moser Library
The Gravity of Color (ala Lisa Hoke's cups) - Front Terrace
Museum Scavenger Hunt- Retrieve list at Front Desk
Photo Booth- Lobby

noon-3 p.m.
Café on the Park Director's Lunch Special

1 p.m.
Director's Picks Tour guided by Douglas Hyland - Meet in the Lobby

2 p.m.
Welcome Remarks: Past Chairman Kathryn Cox, Chairman Todd Stitzer, and Director Douglas Hyland - LeWitt Family Staircase Landing

2-4 p.m.
Lecture: Journey into the Study of Quilt History with quilt historian and appraiser Susan Reich (includes Quilt Show & Tell) - Stanley Works Center

2-3:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: NEW/NOW Artist Bob Gregson, "Space to Maneuver" - Cheney Gallery

2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Tour with Professor Dorothy Keller: Innovation and Inspiration: Revolutionary Transformations in American Art of the mid-19th and Early-20th Centuries - Meet in Lobby

3-4:30 p.m.
Community Taste featuring Avery's Beverages, and Rogers Orchards - Café and Terrace
3:30 p.m.
Community Talk with Opportunities Industrialization Center, Executive Director Paulette Fox, Artist Zbigniew Grzyb, and David Davison, President & CEO, American Savings Foundation - Batchelor Gallery
4-5 p.m.
Musical Performance: Nick Di Maria Quartet - LeWitt Family Staircase Landing

Enjoy an additional 15% off in the Museum Shop for the entire weekend, Oct. 25-26