September 11, 2014

So much goin' on!

Carole P. Kunstadt’s ‘Between The Lines’ Exhibition

Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Opening Reception Sept. 11, 6 to 8 pm| Artist Talk Oct. 1 at Noon
Carole P. Kunstadt, a graduate of Hartford Art School,  deconstructs paper and text of old books. 
She was inspired by the purchase of an 1844 parish Psalmody. She slices the pages into strips, then sews and weaves them together layering fine tissue paper and leaves of gold.  the new images reference spirituality, and the temporal quality and vulnerability of life.

Grand Piano oil on canvas 55 X 72" 2012
This Saturday, September 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. is a reception for Tony Carvalho in the Gilbert Gallery in the Main Dining Hall at 60 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032. The exhibit of Carvalho's paintings continues through October 3.

Tony was born in Portugal and came to the Unites States at the age of five where he has lived since, though he has often returned to the place of his early youth. Some of the paintings in the exhibition are inspired by the village of his origin. Other paintings are done directly from life in Connecticut (scenes in the studio, still lives, and portraits) and some of the paintings are poetic inventions configured on a large scale. Tony earned his MFA from Western Connecticut State University in 2013. He studied with, among others, Margaret Grimes, Marjorie Portnow, and Riley Brewster. He has a BA from WCSU in both English Literature and Painting. He has recently worked with Stanley Lewis at Chatauqua Institute, School of Art in Chatauqua, NY. Tony is the recipient of the W.B. Connor Trust Scholarship, the Antonio Alberetti Award in Painting, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He has shown his drawings at the Wooster Community Art Center in Danbury, CT. This is his first one-person show of paintings.
The Gilbert Gallery is open from 8 to 3:30 M-F and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (During weekend hours, please ring the bell at the door to the Main Building). For questions or further information please call 860 418-9557.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11am - 5pm, Public Art Mural Unveiling, (Broad St./Elm St., Windsor, CT)

Friday, September 19, 2014, 5pm - 8pm International Exhibit, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery (Groton, CT)

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10am - 4pm, Windsor Art Center Open Studio (Windsor, CT) 

 REAP STREETS Family Event:

installation by Anne Cubberly

REAP Street 2014, September 13, 1-4 PM downtown Windsor

Installations, music, dance, poetry, and more. For the kids face painting, chalk drawing, make a hat. 

Through the Cracks by Jo McGinnis
 “EVOLVING” a wawa event at Artspace Gallery-Hartford, Connecticut – 
From October 4 – 14, 2914, the ArtSpace Gallery, 555 Asylum Ave., will feature the artwork of eight local women artists.  The women met several years ago through their connection with West Hartford Public Schools and are excited to present their work as a group for the third time.  The work is varied in media, theme and style and, as the show title promises, presents each artist’s current point of exploration in a creative process that is constantly evolving.
The artists include Joanne Barry-Dutro, Francie Bergquist, Sheri Ellis, Marsha Lewis, Jo McGinnis, Donna Namnoum, Kelly Smurthwaite and Mary Lou Solomon and they reside in Bloomfield, Canton, Newington and West Hartford.
An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 5-9 P.M.  Gallery Hours are Friday 11-2, Saturday and Sunday 12-4 and by appointment.   Contact Francie Bergquist at for additional information and appointments.  

THIS WEEK Balkun Brothers return to CT:
Friday 9/12/14 - cafe nine - New Haven, CT - 11PM
Saturday 9/13/14 - 2left feet blues festival - East Hartland, CT - 11AM

and opening for this festival on Sat. :

September 4, 2014

September Sizzlers

William Baczek Fine Arts


September 3 - October 4, 2014
Opening Reception   Saturday, September 6    5 - 7 p.m.

 Scott Prior, Beach at Sunset, 2014, oil on panel, 15 x 18"                                                                                                                                            Click image to preview the exhibition


    William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the opening of the 2014 Annual Landscape Exhibition.  The show will be on display from Wednesday, September 3 until Saturday, October 4, 2014.  The public is invited to an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, September 7 from five to seven p.m.

    This year ten artists from across the country who work in a variety of media have been invited to participate in the exhibition. Every year the Landscape Exhibition selects artists who push the boundaries of what can be described as a landscape.  Working in a variety of media from oil paint to photography to sandstone sculpture, these artists have been selected to help redefine what the typical notion of what a landscape can or should be.
 Selections from this exhibition and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallerys web site at  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at  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 - 5. 

City Gallery in New Haven presents “Inklings”, an exhibition of new work by Karen Wheeler during the month of September.  Wheeler’s playfully intriguing ink and mixed media drawings demonstrate an elegant complexity, a supremely delicate awareness of line, and a joyous spirit.  “Inklings” runs from September 4- 28, 2014. Opening Reception is Saturday, September 6, 2-5 pm. City Gallery is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT, 06511. For further information call 203-782-2489, email or visit Gallery hours are Thurs. - Sun. 12- 4 pm or by appointment. Admission is free.

artwork by Jo Mcginnis

Barbara Hendrix  FIGS      digital photograph

photography by Barbara Hendrix Lassonde

New Haven Free Public Library Gallery (in the Business/Periodicals Room -- main level) 
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Artist Reception:  Saturday, September 6th, 2 to 4 PM.

Exhibition: September 3 - October 7, 2014

Climate in Provence lends a luminosity to the area’s geography, monuments and culture. Summer and winter bathe the country in sun with little rain until spring and autumn.
Some areas boast 300 sunny days of the year. The mistral, the infamous north-south wind of Provence, blows strong for days on end in winter and spring and is reputed
to have driven men mad, but in it’s wake leaves skies so clear and the light so brilliant as to seem unnatural. Van Gogh, Gauguin, Signac, Renoir, Vuillard, Caillebotte, Matisse,
Chagall, and Picasso all did much of their best work here.

Ochre-colored soil, vineyards, silvery-green olive orchards, fields of lavender, towering white limestone calanques on the sea and the turquoise of the Mediterranean set Provence
apart from other parts of France. One experiences a sense of well-being and an urge to see it all.
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM;  Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM.
Art Gallery Director: Johnes Ruta    (203) 387-4933   

Opening Reception: New Media: John O'Donnell

The NBMAA presents an Opening Reception for New Media artist, John O'Donnell! A traditional kitchen at first glance, Psychedelic Pantry, O'Donnell's New Media installation, is full of hidden meaning. Coloring ordinary objects with psychedelic imagery, the artist argues that common items can convey heightened experiences of all sorts. This multidisciplinary artist's exhibit is sure to make spectators look at their everyday routines in a new light! 
New Media: John O'Donnell: Psychedelic Pantry
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2-3:30 p.m.
Free with Museum admission 

New Britain Museum of American Art | 56 Lexington Street | New Britain | CT | 06052

August 28, 2014

Kathi Packer | Paintings September 1 - September 13

Kathi Packer Studio
Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06105

EBK Gallery
1429 Park St. suite112
Hartford, CT 06106

MAS: Costumes from Hartford's Caribbean Community

LOCATIONThe Institute for Community Research; 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100; 146 Wyllys St. (corner of Charter Oak Ave. and Columbus Blvd.); Hartford, CT 06106
This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit remains on view until September 19, 2014.

DETAILSThis exhibit displays Trinidad-style carnival costumes (Mas) made by Hartford teens during a summer 2014 Mas Camp. These colorful and elaborate costumes are similar to those worn in West Indian celebrations around the world, and have been displayed in Hartford's Taste of the Caribbean Festival and the West Indian Parade this summer.

This project is supported by the City of Hartford Arts and Heritage Jobs Grant for 2014, as managed by the Greater Hartford Arts Council. CHAP's participation is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts (DECD), and the Institute for Community Research.

Institute for Community Research | 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100 | 146 Wyllys Street | Hartford | CT | 06106

New Exhibit

Join us for the artist's reception
First Friday September 5th, 6:00-8:00pm

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


(Top) Robert Reynolds, Bradley (Details), Wild Cherry and White Oak; 
(Bottom) Lois Goglia, Ring Around the Rosey, Mixed Media

Artist Reception: 
Friday, September 5th, 5-8pm  

September 5th - September 30th, 2014

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present the artwork of Lois Goglia and Robert Reynolds for the exhibition, Dissection, this upcoming September. The works dwell on the artists' interest in linking art and science.  

Please join us September 5th from 5-8pm for the artist reception. We look forward to seeing you all there!

This opening will coincide with this Ninth Square first Friday event (

Located on 96 Orange Street, the mission of Reynolds Fine Art is contribute to the economic and cultural ecosystem through vibrant samples of artwork, not only in our home neighborhood, but in the Lower Chapel district and in New Haven as a whole. Periodically shows, demonstrations, lectures, workshops and art sessions are held to infuse New Haven with diverse aspects of the art world.

# # #

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Thursday 11-5pm
Friday 11-6pm
Saturday 11-5pm
or by appointment
96 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone (203) 498-2200 

Thursday, September 4 | 5 - 8pm
End the summer on a high note! Enjoy live music by XY Eli Blues Band, a 3 in 30 tour of blue artworks, a pop-up shop by Hartford Denim Company, a landscape painting demo and workshop, performances by Hartford-based improv and sketch comedy group Tick Tick BOOM!, cash bar, and more! Stay for an 8pm screening of Le Week-EndAdmission: $5, FREE for members

Presented with support from the Connecticut Office of Tourism

Wadsworth Atheneum | 600 Main Street | Hartford | CT | 06103

and the Balkun Brothers: here's the info for this week:

Friday 8/29/14 - HOOPS~n~HOPS - Simsbury, CT - 10PM-1AM
Saturday 8/30/14 - Theodores' Blues Booze & BBQ - Springfield, MA - 9PM-12:30AM