February 27, 2015

  • Friday, February 27, 6:30 pm
    Coney Island Circus Sideshow

    Straight from Coney Island USA, get set for a hair-raising performance - featuring a live Burmese python, an electric chair, a bed of nails, a sword swallower, and more! $10 - $20
For tickets and more info click the links above or call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours. Purchase a Combo Ticket for both events and SAVE!

 Fast. Fun. Four Days Only! 

The Pop-Up Auction to Benefit Creative Arts Workshop 
Bidding Opens: Friday, February 27 @ 8am
Bidding Closes: Monday, March 2 @ 8pm 

Get ready to bid! Our four-day Pop-Up Auction opens this Friday - February 27 - at 8 am and runs through 8 pm on Monday, March 2. No need to go out and brave the cold... this auction happens entirely online!

The Pop-Up Auction is a curated collection of just fifteen amazing items, including:

Stop in this week to preview the auction items in person in our Creative Works Gallery, or check them out online at biddingforgood.com/cawpopup
Then log in on Friday to start placing your bids!

A cash and carry art gallery featuring the work of
students, faculty, staff and alumni of the 
Hartford Art School. 

February 21 - 28

103 Memorial Drive | Blue Back Square
West Hartford

Mon.-Thr. | noon-6pm
Fri.-Sun. | noon-8pm

 Please stop by to view (and purchase) a few of my botanical works in this exhibition. HAS has taken over a storefront in Blue Back Square, West Hartford, for this temporary exhibition and it's full of exciting work by HAS-affiliated artists. Your purchase supports local artists and this important art school. 

For further information contact the Hartford Art School at 860.768.4393

114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510 I 203-562-4183 I newhavenmuseum.org


The Women Gather ~
A Celebration of Women Poets
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Latoya Washington     Shanna T. Melton     Peaches    Jazz-e    Iyapiphany

Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT, United States
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Reynolds Fine Art


Friday, March 6, 2015
Join Reynolds Fine Art on Friday, March 6, 2015 for an interactive painting demonstration with Robert Reynolds.  Watch as Robert creates the piece, or pick up a paintbrush and leave your own mark! This event coincides with the On9 First Friday event "What's On 9" celebrating the art, music, and design of the 9th Square: What's On9 

96 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone (203) 498-2200 
Reschedule: Reception Saturday, March 7, 4-6 p.m.

in the A-Space Gallery
Brian Walters: Laser Chaos (No. 2)
                Urban Totems

in the Outer Gallery

Susan Tabachnick: Lost and Found

West Cove Studio
30 Elm Street
West Haven, Connecticut
phone 203-500-0268

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.

The Talking Cure 
The Talking Cure is a multi-media exhibition by New York-based sculptor Melissa Stern, which blends sculpture, storytelling, drawing, and audio technology, and is named for Sigmund Freud's original description of psychoanalysis.

The exhibition's 12 sculptures are inspired by the cheerful, somewhat precarious inhabitants of Stern's imagination, made physical through clay, wood, found objects, and other materials. Often missing a limb or facial feature, the sculptures' attitudes are intentionally ambiguous; they may appear vulnerable, humorous, or mischievous, suggesting and eliciting a range of human emotions.

Intrigued as much by how people think about her art as by her own motivations for creating it, Stern employed 12 writers to create an inner monologue for each sculpture in the exhibition. With little direction from the artist, the monologues were then recorded by voice actors, who spoke their interpretations of the written pieces that had in turn been inspired by each sculpture. Exhibition visitors can listen to the recordings while viewing the sculptures either using their smart phone or an MP3 player.

In addition to her sculptures, Stern also presents several drawings, similarly characterized by their richly drawn and deeply layered surfaces, as well as their quirky, often dark humor. An opening reception for this exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 4-6 PM.

The Washington Art Association's
Tom Reilly -  Robert Jessel - Elizabeth Day Exhibition
will begin on Saturday, March 7th with an opening reception from 4pm - 7pm.

The Washington Art Association presents paintings by local artists Isabelle
Day of Milford, Robert Jessel of Torrington and Thomas Reilly of Norwalk.
The exhibition is a re-examination of traditional subjects in untraditional
ways. We are all encompassed by the landscape, and the objects of our daily
lives, often unappreciated in the rush of a busy day. At the Washington Art
Association we can pause, observe and study three different portrayals of
the land and objects surrounding us.

Isabelle Day focuses on simplifying shapes and using rich color to focus on
the essential presence of her subjects. Robert Jessel on the other hand,
utilizes patterns and distortions to remove preconceptions of space and
push recognition to the limit. Thomas Reilly brings focus to the ordinary,
allowing light to clarify and ennoble his landscapes. He treats spaces and
places with the care of portraiture.
The exhibition runs from March 7 through March 28.
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm
For more information, please contact us at 860.868.2878

Leticia Galizzi  "Dense atemporality"
On exhibit from March 6th - 28th
Artist Reception March 21st 6-8pm
Westville Village Renaissance Alliance
Event Coordinator 

DaSilva Gallery
Westville Village

And the Balkun Brothers News!! 


February 13, 2015

With Love

February 15 Opening Receptions Postponed 
Rescheduled to Sunday, February 22, 2-4 p.m.

Please join us:
 In the Saltbox Gallery  
 featuring work by Diane Olean Bannon, Peggy Dembicer, 
Eric Hedberg, and Brian Walters.

In the Clubhouse Gallery
Out of the Loop
Awards: 3 p.m.

Currently in the Donaldson Gallery in the Olin Arts and Science Center through March 7 at Miss Porter's School:
 paintings by Katy Schneider, our spring semester Prescott Visiting Artist.  

View the show by appointment 860 418-9557.
Katy is a lecturer at Smith College where she has been teaching since 1990. Additional teaching includes Hampshire College, Indiana University at Bloomington, Boston University, and Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She has had one-person exhibitions at many galleries including Tatistcheff, NYC, Pepper Gallery, Boston, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina; Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT; A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton MA; and the Nolan Art Gallery, Smith College.  Group shows include the National Academy of Design; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Hirshl and Adler Galleries in NYC;  American Academy of Arts and Letters; Bowery Gallery; and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.


Join us in celebrating 

Downtown Putnam's Fire & Ice Festival

Saturday  Feb. 14th

Jewelry Trunk Show
Rachel Girshick's Silver Web Jewelry Designs
Friday & Saturday Feb. 13th-14th, 11-5pm

Special Valentine's Day Workshop: 
Zentangle Heart Cards
Saturday February 14th, 10:30 - 1:00pm
$30 + materials 
 Live Music
Nannette Addesso & Jeff Burnham, Tuesday Saints
Saturday Feb. 14th

Visiting Artists 

Julie Caprera
Ella Delyanis
Deb Aldo -- mosaic demo

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

Multiplicities:variations in handmade paper

From paper/fiber artist Jennifer Davies:
"My exhibit at the New Canaan Library opens next Thursday February 12th from 6-8.  I will be showing woven and dipped pieces, pulp painting, and collaged Japanese handmade paper.  The Library website has images of pieces in the show and information about my demo on Saturday February 21st at 1:00pm.  The address is 151 Main Street, New Canaan, Ct. 203-594-5003.  The closing date is March 22nd.  All are invited!"

Opening Reception:
Signed, Sealed & Delivered Preview
Selections from the Flat Files and the
Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection
Sunday, February 22 2:00-4:00pm
Open Through April 5
Come and preview the works that will be available for sale on March 28 at Signed, Sealed & Delivered!

The popular art sale returns with two ways to collect: 4" x 6" artwork for $50 each and 10" x 10" art raffle tickets for $100 each. Come and see the available work in advance- this is a great opportunity for collectors and art enthusiasts! 

We will also be displaying an expanded selection of artwork from the Flat Files, a collection of prints and drawings by Silvermine Guild Artists, and selected works from the Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection. 

Silvermine Arts Center | 1037 Silvermine Road | New Canaan | CT | 06840

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

Randy Gilman | Sculpture and Assemblages

on view: February 16 - March 1, 2015
art reception  Saturday, February 21 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

Call for Artists:

Calling All Sculptors!

Summer Sculpture Showcase

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds will be presenting an exhibition of sculpture for our busy summer months. The exhibition will be on display throughout our peak summer season and during Old Lyme's annual Midsummer Festival where close to 10,000 people gather in the quintessential New England town for art food and fun!
The Midsummer Festival is a gathering of arts-centric activities hosted by local schools and businesses throughout the town. This year, at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, we plan to have an arts & craft activity for kids, an artist lecture, live music and a contemporary outdoor dance performance!
Sculptors are encouraged to apply with a variety of works. Large-scale pieces suitable for outdoor exhibition on the grounds or small-scale pedestal sized pieces for display in the Studio 80 Gallery are both welcome.
Visit our website www.sculpturegrounds.com for more information!

Please send submissions via email at studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com
 OR via snail mail at:
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds · 80-1 Lyme Street · Old Lyme, CT 06371