July 24, 2014

Closing this week:

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2014

July 1 – July 26, 2014

If you have not yet voted for “People’s Choice” do so now, time is running out! 
Vote closes on Friday, July 25th at noon. We will announce the winner on line Saturday, July 26. 
Congratulations to our members who were recognized by our Juror Pablo Delano from Trinity:

BEST OF SHOW:   Anne Eisner, Motheracrylic, gouache, graphite

SECOND PLACE:  Anita BalkunGraffiti sul PilastroRust prints on Unyru paper, chalk, staples and string

THIRD PLACE: Victoria SivignyDouble Negative, acrylic mixed media

Graffiti sul Pilastro by Anita Gangi Balkun


The Golden Thread Gallery
At Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road | W.Hartford, CT 06107
860-760-9766 

Gallery Office Hours

Mon-Fri 10:00-3:00, Thurs 12-6:00, Sat 11-2:00

















 Closing reception: Sat. July 26th, 1-3 pm, open free to the public!  Meet the artists as we celebrate this sophisticated show pulled together by Joe Nicorici.

Artspace gallery also open Fri. 1-5 pm.























"Crown Edifice" 2014
EBK Gallery [small works]
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT

Lauren Cotton | Color Constructions
on view: July 21 - July 26, 2014 closing reception  Saturday, July 28  6:00pm - 8:30pm  (artwork shown by appointment during the week)




























Dairy Farms in Connecticut:  Change and Continuity
An Illustrating the history, occupational culture, and current realities of dairy farming in CT

May 8 - July 31, 2014 
Institute for Community Research Gallery
2 Hartford Square West/ 146 Wyllys Street
Hartford CT 06106-5128
 
Presentation on School Lunch Research Project by Youth - July 29 (call for time)
with Grow Hartford and Institute for Community Research staff and youth 

Free and open to the public


The exhibit is on view from May 8 to July 31, 2014, at 2 Hartford Square West, 146 Wyllys Street, Hartford CT 06106-5128. Hours are 10 - 5 Monday - Friday, during special events, and at other times by appointment by calling 860-278-2044 x 251.

ICR's exhibit features Farmers, Cows, and the Land: A Story of Modern Dairying traveling exhibit panels created by Historic New England, along with contemporary images and oral histories collected by photographer Markham Starr that document a year in the life of several Connecticut family farms in Connecticut.

Part of Connecticut at Work, a year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in Connecticut created by Connecticut Humanities in partnership with several heritage organizations across the state. ICR's exhibit and special events have been supported by two grants from Connecticut Humanities. Other project funders include the National Endowment for the Arts, the CT Office of the Arts/Department of Economic and Community Development, and the Institute for Community Research.
 

  
Information:



















City Gallery at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511, 203-782-2489
www.city-gallery.org., presents, New Now, July 5 – August 3. 

New Now features an exhibition of photographic, mixed media and monotype work by new member artist, Aspasia Patti Anos.  The exhibit also features new works by Paulette Rosen, Mary Lesser and Tom Peterson.  City Gallery invites the public to view this free exhibit.City Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 4 pm,



















And Opening!!



 We are pleased to have the artists featured in our current show ec.lec.tic.1 joining us to talk about their work during a very special Sunday Salon, July 27th. It's a great time to meet them and find out about their inspiration and how their work is evolving. If you have not gotten the chance to see this exceptional exhibit, this is the perfect time, and it's also a great time for a second look! Of course we'll have wine and lemonade and plenty of noshes, as usual, beginning at 3:00, then at 4:00 we'll have a discussion with each of the artists, moderated by our own Del-Bourree Bach. We'll also give you a bit of insight into the rest of the season here at the Courtyard. ec.lec.tic.1 features new and exciting paintings by Sarah Stifler Lucas, Domine Vescera Ragosta, Ralph Acosta, James Grabowski and Sunil Howlader and runs through July 30th. We hope you join us!
Courtyard Art Gallery
12 Water St.
Mystic, CT. 06355

(860) 536-5059

www.courtyardgallerymystic.com





















You’re invited to the Summer Opening Saturday
Hammonasset Rose Hips by artist Jo McGinnis
Please join us for the opening of our fourth annual Summer Show this Saturday, July 26, from 5 to 8 p.m.
This exhibit of all new works by 37 Connecticut artists is particularly colorful and joyful; a true pleasure to visit.
We will be serving you wine, appetizers and desserts but from 6 to 7 p.m., there’s more: a wine tasting by Chester Package Store and a special chocolate tasting by Nancy Katz Bromley who owns the Chocolate Gift in Clinton.
Hours: 
Wednesday- Sunday 11-6
also available by appointment
Mailing Address:                    
One Maple Street, Chester CT 06412 
Phone: 860-526-6065
email: mapleandmaingallery@att.net  
website: www.mapleandmaingallery.com 









































“Cruisin’…on a Summer Afternoon”
Art Exhibition at Celebrations

June 23, 2014, Pomfret, CT . . . Put the top down, take a drive and celebrate summer the classically American way! Join us for an art exhibition featuring all things automotive. Cruisin' will run from July 26 - Sept. 7. An Opening Reception on Saturday, July 26 from 5-8PM will showcase original automotive-themed artwork plus some special chrome & steel guests, courtesy of the Tri-State Cruisers Club. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and meeting the artists. Before or after the show at Celebrations, take a spin down scenic Route 169 to see the whole array of Tri-State Cruisers Classic Car show, held every Saturday during the summer from 3PM to dark. All are welcome to these free events.
Seventeen artists from New England will be featured during the Cruisin’ Exhibition, working in a variety of media including watercolor, acrylics, photography, pastels, assemblage and charcoal. Participating artists are Brenda Bergen, Jim Boone, Paul Hitchen, Janice Hodge, Michael Klehm, Donna O’Scolaigh Lange, Susan Rosenstone Larrow, Jackie Peterson, James Rose, Michelle Sylvester, Scott Taylor, Stan Tetrault, Regina Thomas, Robert Thomas, Mayann Weinberg, Catherine Willey and Margaret Young.
The Tri-State Cruisers have been meeting for 21 years, the last few at the corner of RTs 169 & 101 on the expansive lawn of Loos & Co. Every meet-up showcases hundreds of beautifully restored classic & antique cars. Each car cruise features a DJ, trophies, giveaways and a 50/50 fundraising raffle. To date, the Tri State Cruisers have raised $110,000 for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, plus they also contribute to other charities such as the Well Wishers of Day Kimball and when need arises in the community.
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Celebrations was named “BEST TEA STOP” by Yankee Magazine for 2014 and selected 2013 BEST REGIONAL GIFT SHOP by Connecticut Magazine. Discover amazing artwork, jewelry, gifts that wow, and everything tea in 10 rooms of this 1885 Victorian--truly a destination to experience! Events hosted throughout the year – art exhibitions, art demos, monthly themed afternoon teas, personalized private tea parties, and more…Wed – Sun, 10 am to 5 pm, or by appt (plus extended holiday hours). For more information, visit www.CelebrationsShoppes.com call 860-928-5492. 
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Cris Cadiz
Creativity Director: Web & Word Smith

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















And today!!


Lunch at the Library: Folk Fridays
July 25th 12 noon on the Library Terrace 
Featuring Donna Martin

Bring your own lunch or enjoy something from our cafe!
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street













Balkun Brothers news:

backstage at Summerfest Milwaukee!
SATURDAY we return to the always awesome, Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint in Rochester, NY
SUNDAY we hit Babb's in Southwick, MA. 

Also, in between that, Caleb and Nick will be rockin ANOTHER bbq blues club as they join Jake Kulak at Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford on Friday night as part of the young guns showcase. Lots of beer, bbq, and blues in one weekend! 

Lastly, check out our brand spankin' new video from our gig in Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest:


Thank you to everyone who voted for us, as we were named, 'Top Emerging Artist' at Summerfest and won over $2000 worth of new gear! Hope to see everyone this week. And for a complete listing of upcoming gigs visit:



Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf
Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays
Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.DapfvuyS.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.DapfvuyS.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.DapfvuyS.dpuf

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



























 






























































































http://www.vicpacheco.com
Extraction

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.
gallery19


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
 presents:
 
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 
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For purchase information
Call 860.928.2900 
come in person Wed-Sat 11-5pm, Sun 12-4pm 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
acrylic painting by John O'Sullivan
 
TRAILER BOX

GALLERY


Presents

PLASTIC VARIATIONS.


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

jimfelicestudios@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/trailerboxgallery






























SINAN BAKIR
RENOWNED JAZZ COMPOSER AND GUITARIST
TO PLAY
226 JAZZ ART JAVA
SATURDAY JULY 12TH 7PM


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


Reservations: 860-219-1947

Tickets also available at the door

BYOB


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

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2014

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
GALLERY NEWS AND EVENTS
SUMMER 2014




TRAVIS LOUIE
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