November 3, 2017

Lots of Fall art wonderfulness!!

If you're up in the Rochester area, 
I have 3 book art pieces in this exhibit:

2nd place winner: Altered Book category, "Elegant Desserts" by Anita Gangi Balkun

Joe Yeno
Art Opening Reception
Friday, November 3, 2017
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Artist Statement:

For about 7 years now I have been experimenting with india ink on watercolor paper using abstract symbols and stencils to create new patterns while linking them to my latest series WAVES first and then and continuing today the UNIVERSE series: all under the rubric of ABSTRACT ORGANIC IRRATIONALISM.

The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146

 ...and two more artworks in this local one!

Unbound Opening Reception, Nov. 4, 5-8 p.m., River Street Gallery, 72 Blatchley Ave., New Haven.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Surface Design Association 
hosts the opening of their fiber exhibit with music, food, fine art and craft. 
The show at Fairhaven Furniture runs through Jan. 7. 
More info: (203) 776-3099. 

by Sarah Tortora
New Work by Featured Gallery Artists
November 3 - December 23, 2017

Please join us for the opening reception on 
Saturday, November 4th from 6-8p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11AM-5PM
CLOSED November 23, 2017
CLOSED December 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY January 2 - February 28,2018
Reynolds Fine Art · 96 Orange St · New Haven · Connecticut · 06510

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

Miggs Burroughs | Lenticular Photography

"Signs of Compassion"
A tribute to an Emily Dickinson poem expressed in American sign language

On view: November 6 - December 31, 2017
Art reception  SATURDAY,   November 11th  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

click on image to go to the web page
EBK Gallery [small works]
"Signs of Compassion" 2017

Please join us for an ArtWalk Artist Talk with Afarin Rahmanifar on Monday, November 6 at 6pm on the ArtWalk, 3rd floor of the downtown Hartford Public Library to learn more about the concepts, characters, and process for the Hartford Public Library’s current ArtWalk artist.


Afarin’s work reveals iconic female characters that have ties to both Eastern and Western cultures. She tells the stories of women and explores what it means to grow up in hybrid cultures. She deconstructs female figures in patterns, textures, and architectural elements using gold leaf, red sewing machine thread and animation to create layers.

"Sacred Poem XXX" by Carole Kunstadt

November 9 – December 14
Opening Reception: November 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: November 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Gallery

Books are an intrinsic part of our culture; and our perceptions of books create intimate experiences, unique to our own personal relationship with these objects. As window into the past, means of communication, treasured object, place for self expression or favorite storybook, books inspire in myriad ways. Each artist in this exhibit pursues their own particular vision in their work using the book as an art form.

Final days to view the City-Wide Open Studios exhibition at Artspace

Featuring one work by each of the 360+ participating artists!
Artspace on Orange Street, New Haven is open Wednesday & Thursday, 12-6pm and Friday & Saturday, 12-6pm. Thank you to everyone who visited artists studios during City-Wide Open Studios 2017. 

William Baczek Fine Arts

Mallory Lake
Pastels, Paintings, Photographs & Prints

This is a reminder that the exhibition will be closing Saturday, November 11th.

36 Main St. Northampton MA 01060

(On Sat. - I will be exhibiting 
at the new Colt Gateway site on Huyshope)


Open Studio Hartford

"OSH" is an enjoyable, educational and inspiring month-long event bringing the capital city’s arts and artists together! The main event, Open Studio Weekend, features hundreds of artists of all kinds in their own working or live-in studios, galleries, art-related organizations and creative group locations city-wide. Read More


 Fashion & Textile Council Annual Lecture: The Anatomy of an 18th-Century Gown  
Thursday, November 16 @ 5:30 pm -  7:00 pm 

Hallie Larkin and Stephanie Smith bring their expertise in 18th-century costumes to the CHS for a special presentation. We will look at construction conventions in achieving an overall shape and appearance as well as what these tell us about the owner. Drawing on examples from the CHS's extensive collection of historic costumes, they will discuss how gowns were made in the mid-1700s.  
Tickets are free for members of the Fashion & Textile Council, $10 for CHS members and $15 for non-members. 
Space is limited and pre-registration is required
To register for this event please contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger by phone at (860) 236-5621 x289 or email

Art in the Orchard is back!
Park Hill Orchard 
Easthampton MA
(you need to go: art, scenic views, fresh air, apples!)
Michael Poole

AiO'17 is the fourth edition of this award winning biennial sculpture exhibit at Easthampton's Park Hill Orchard: 
where captivating art, amazing scenery, juicy fruit 
and community come together.
AiO'17 offers 30 new sculptures and site specific installations by artists from the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts and neighboring New England States. These artists will be present on opening day from noon to 3pm to welcome the public and introduce their creation. AiO'17 will then be open daily from dawn to dusk 
until the end of November.

Artist Opps:
Ives Gallery at the New Haven Free Public Library Open Call Opportunity, 
deadline extended to Nov. 3. 

The New Haven Free Public Library invites artists, curators, nonprofit organizations and students to exhibit their (2D) work at the Ives Gallery. Show off art and help the Library celebrate their creative community for the third year. 
The deadline has been extended and the application is short! 

 The Arts Paper's Bad Cartoon Contest, Deadline Dec. 15. 
Do you have what it takes to be bad? Not get-arrested-and-your-embarrassing-mug-shot-becomes-a-meme kind of bad (okay, maybe), but the artistic kind of bad. 
If yes, here's your chance to enter the first ever Arts Paper Bad Cartoon Contest!

We're looking for the best of the worst. So bad it’s good. There’s no fee to enter and the prize is minimal: Fame, bragging rights, and personal glee from seeing your craft in print. 

Cartoons can be a single-panel or a strip. The winning cartoon will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges. The winner must commit to providing 10 cartoons on publication schedule for The Arts Paper, 
which will be published both in print and online.

Artists and non-artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to enter. 
Here are a few details:

-We need hard copies. 

-All entries must include name, address, phone, email on back. 

-Winner must commit to 10 submissions for the entire year, one cartoon for each issue of The Arts Paper. Should the winner be unable to perform the duties of Contest Winner at any point during the year, the runner-up will be asked to carry on from there. 

-Entries are due at Arts Council Headquarters no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15. We’re located at 70 Audubon St., Floor 2, New Haven, CT 06510.  

More info:

Entry Deadline Extended to Wednesday, November 8th
VETs Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 
Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2017 - March 3, 2018

Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography

Spark the Gift of Making – Hygienic’s annual holiday show, “Art=Gift” is back with a new spin! Presented by Spark Makerspace, this year’s show features handcrafted, affordable art by local and regional makers! Showcasing special pieces with gift-giving in mind, all works are priced to be especially affordable for the holiday season.

Opening reception will be Saturday, November 25th from 7pm – 10pm. The exhibit runs until Saturday, December 30th.

Artwork Drop-off: Nov 19th
Fee: $10pp
Other info: We prefer items are priced under $100 each (affordable gift-giving in mind) and in multiples (minimum series of 5 like items).

Spark members can submit for free through Spark.

Questions? Email us at

September 29, 2017

Fall exhibitions:

Patricia Carrigan
Headlands Exhibit
Art Opening Reception
Friday, September 29, 2017
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm


  Artist Statement: 
I have always been visually drawn to human faces and heads – the eyes, nose mouth, hair and skin. A face can tell so much about a life lived, evidence common family traits, and connect us to each other. The head is where our consciousness lies. It houses the intellect and sits atop the body.

Gallery Hours:
Fridays 6-9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm

122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville, CT   860-693-6689



Live Culture 31 : Sound Objects
September 30, from 11-12 noon

Listen live on WPKN 89.5 fm, online at & as a podcast on Soundcloud 

Guests: Spencer Topel and Huihui Cheng.

During this September edition of the show I talk to two artists who experiment with sound and objects in very different ways. We begin with a live conversation with Spencer Topel who is Assistant Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. From October 25th to November 3rd, 2017 his installation  PART DES ANGES will be at the World Music Hall, of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Artist Lecture Series

Bo Bartlett
September 30, 2017
2:00 pm

Seven Bridges Foundation
Gallery 1
114 John Street
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831

Seating is limited
Doors open at 1:30 pm

Michael Zack - Artist Talk Sunday Oct 1st - 2.00 pm

City Gallery
994 State St
New Haven, Ct 06511

True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport
with author Michael Bielawa

 In his lecture “True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport” Bielawa will astonish the audience with tales of the shocking criminal underbelly of Connecticut’s largest city.  From pirates to gangsters to a forgotten treasure map, Michael Bielawa will share his original research highlighting some of Bridgeport's mysterious lost caches!  The lecture will take place 

on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 7pm.

Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT.
For more information or directions visit











If any further proof is needed that artists look at the world differently, it’s in abundance at Maple and Main’s Fall Exhibit.

Find “Hidden Garden” by Bernadette Belizzi or the “Last Picnic,’’ a work in felting by Diane Cadrain or how about Cathy Ciardiello’s unusual take on “Prickly Pear Cactus”

Muci Clemens chose to depict the back end of an old auto “Leaving the Car Show” while Suzanne Kirschner shows us “Wild Violet Leaves” in a wholly original – and beautiful – way.

“Wordly Birds,” is another unique – and also gorgeous - interpretation by Amy Schott while Shirley Mae Neu looks at a spider web with new eyes.

You may get to look through “new eyes” yourself if you visit our gallery’s Fall show filled with diverse and original works by 58 artists.

The show runs through Nov. 12

1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Monday & Tuesday: By Chance
Wednesday & Thursday 11 - 5 pm
Friday 11 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
also available by appointment

Contact information: l (860)-526-6065

DC Moore Gallery

Joyce Kozloff: Girlhood
October 5 - November 4, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, October 5, 6-8pm

Joyce Kozloff, Calm Sea, Rough Sea, 2017. Acrylic and collage on canvas, 60 x 60 in.

This October DC Moore Gallery presents, Joyce Kozloff: Girlhood, an exhibition that unites the artist’s ongoing mixed media cartographic art with recently unearthed childhood drawings. Kozloff discovered folders containing her carefully preserved grade school art during the emotional process of packing up and closing her parents’ house after their deaths. Her occasionally phantasmagorical and meticulously painted archaic charts offer a dialogue between the youthful wonderment preserved in her elementary school drawings and adult geographical knowledge. These works bear a riveting similarity to her oeuvre of the last 25 years – maps, charts, decorative flourishes, information organized in graphs, and vignettes that expand the worlds depicted.

DC Moore Gallery
212 247 2111

The Barnes-Franklin Gallery, 
Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT
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opening reception on October 5th from 4-7PM
The exhibition runs from 10/2-11/3/17


In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of North Country Studio Workshops, we present this exhibition of multi-media work by artists who have attended workshops over the years.

Forty-seven artists will be represented. Sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, photography, prints, and many other media are included. Public Reception
Friday Oct. 6
5-7 pm

Gallery Hours
10 am - 4 pm

Exhibit open
Oct. 6 - Dec. 22, 2017

Center for Book Arts logo

Announcing our Fall Exhibitions

Fall Exhibits Open on October 6th

Friday Evening, October 6th, 6-8 pm
Suggested donation of $5 for members, $10 for non-members
The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10001


The Flying Pig Roast

Friends! Come together in East Rock for a backyard Carolina-style BBQ! Vegetarian sides, 7-cheese mac and cheese, Black Hog Brewing Co. craft beer from Jason Sobocinski of Caseus Fromagerie Bistro, and delectable desserts! Support the Institute Library, one of the last remaining membership libraries in North America at our family friendly picnic hosted by Jack Hitt, regular on This American Life and BBQ zealot.

Join us for a fun night 
October 19th to support the 
West Hartford Art League

Live Music by Goza Latin Jazz
Dancing |  Hor d'oeuvres | Cash bar
Live & Silent Auction | 6 - 8:30 p.m
$50 per person

At the Pond House in Elisabeth Park

Tickets can be purchased online:


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When Hartford’s Melting Pot Turned Brown:
The Puerto Ricanization of Frog Hollow

Photographs by Robert Pawlowski
September 15 – November 3, 2017

Hartford History Center, 3rd Floor
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford

Audiences are encouraged to share their #ParkStreetStories / #HistoriasDeLaCallePark on Instagram and Facebook by using the hashtag when posting short videos (up to 3 minutes), photos, or text.

From 1900 to approximately 1965, Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood was a bustling industrial village, home to some of Hartford’s most famous manufacturers including Pratt and Whitney, Billings and Spencer and Pope Manufacturing. Because of its mix of ethnic factory workers including Irish, Swedes, Germans, English, Lithuanians, and French Canadians, it was often called Hartford’s “melting pot.” But by the 1960s, its major industries began to shut down leading to its decline. By 1975, when the first of these photographs were taken, the neighborhood had reached a low point. Between 1975 and 2000, the Frog Hollow Puerto Rican population grew from 10% to 72%. Pawlowski shows through photographs that the Puerto Ricanization of Frog Hollow brought a revitalized Park Street, rehabilitated housing, safer streets, political power, and cultural exposure.


 RIGHT NOW:  Artist Jacob Cullers - Robert Motherwell and Oscar Wilde -An Observation
Robert Motherwell, artist and unofficial philosopher of the Abstract Expressionist movement, observed the violence inherent in the paintings.

Now, sitting in the gallery, viewing the latest work from the studio of New London CT artist, Jacob Cullers, one is again struct by the transgressive nature of painting. At nearly seven feet on a side, the sheer scale of the painting threatens to engulf the viewers. It is dominated by white heat, explosive yellows and golds highlighted with scorched blacks, viscous reds, and footnoted by mauve grays that might normally provide a visual respite, but instead only add to the vertiginous  movement of our free-fall into this maelstrom of molten debris. Cullers' terrifyingly beautiful work is an admonition for the hawkish demon of our nature  and acknowledgement of Oscar Wilde's observation - "When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers."   

Jacob Culler's exhibit, AMERICAN VOODOO, will be on view in space 106 until October 7.  Gallery hours are Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 12-4 and Thursdays 1-6 PM.

MS17 Art Project,  Contemporary Art Spaces
in the  Atrium at Harris Place
165 State Street
New London, CT 06320

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


Felice Caivano | Paintings

On view: through October 28, 2017

"Rii’,  the plural form of rio – the Venetian name for the small narrow canals that
run beneath the 400 or so bridges connecting the many smaller Venetian islands."
 EBK Gallery | Felice Caivano "Rii"



Sea and Stone: The Thimble Islands
Paintings by Arthur Yanoff
through October 28, 2017

On a visit to Branford’s Thimble Islands, Arthur Yanoff was immediately inspired.
During his visit, Yanoff filled sketchbooks with drawings and later returned to his studio to create this series of abstract paintings. This exhibition began at the Mattatuck Museum in 2016 and Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to bring the exhibition close to the shoreline that inspired the work.
96 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510 | 203.498.2200 |