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Cecilia Mandrile - "The Perfume of Absence" will close Friday, July 31st
Dee Shapiro - "Every Which Way" and Ed Jaffe - "Sculpture"
will close Saturday, August 1st 5:00pm
LEGO: For All Ages
|Beyond The Brick: A Lego Brickumentary opens this week and it only seems right to mix a brickumentary with some LEGO building!|
On Friday, July 31 between 6:30 - 7:30 PM join us for Bricks & Brews! Sip on local beer as you let your inner child/designer run wild with tens of thousands of LEGOS! And then at 7:30 PM watch the brickumentary!
Stay after the screening of A Lego Brickumentary at 1:05 PM on Saturday, August 1 for a building class for kids and family! Play Well TEKnologies will have specific design challenges for kids to come together to play, create and explore the world of LEGOS. There will also be a free raffle for a LEGO set.RSVP on Facebook and get your advance sale tickets here!
56 Arbor St
Hartford, CT 06106
Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery
Illuminations for Ordinary Time
by: Lisa Bell
August 1st—September 19th
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00—4:30 Opening Reception: Sunday, August 2nd, 3-5 pm
Lisa Bell graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, with a BFA in Painting and a History of Art minor focusing on Early Christian and Medieval Art. Her works fuse these two fields of study, combining heavy, visceral fields of color with illuminated manuscripts and texts taken from liturgy, music, and Scripture. She uses traditional scripts and color symbolism, but non-traditional materials and a heavy-handed, painterly style. These seemingly disparate elements reflect a fundamental paradox of Christian life: to be in the world, but not of it. In her work, medieval mysticism meets blood-and-guts faith, in the present moment, where time touches eternity, where prayer and human longing touch God. Her illuminations are as deeply rooted in centuries-old manuscripts as they are in the world in which we live, move, and have our being. Lisa has exhibited her work in New York City. She currently lives and works in Hartford.
the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
on the 70th anniversary of August 6th & 9th. 1945
Peter Konsterlie, Michael Koslowski, Michael Quirk, Lisa Seidenberg, K. Levni Sinanoylu, Cecilia Whittaker-Doe.
Artists' Reception: Thursday, August 6th, 5 to 7 PM.
Featuring the video montage:
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Frances Kornbluth's body of work spans seven decades and can be found in the collections of the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Colby College Museum of Art, the Hudson River Museum and the Monhegan Museum.
Frances Kornbluth (1920 - 2014) was an Abstract Expressionist painter who worked in New York City, Northeastern Connecticut and on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. Her teachers and mentors included Reuben Tam, William Kienbusch and Robert Richenburg.
Virginia Melnyk: Geometric Curtain
August 7 – September 7, 2015
On August 7, Creative Arts Workshop raises the curtain on its 2015 August Installation, Geometric Curtain, Virginia Melnyk’s eye-popping exhibit.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 5 to 7 pm
Both a designer and an architect, Melnyk combines fabric and lights to create a three-dimensional wall of color and pattern equally impressive in night as it is in day. “My work involves computational parametric design where I generate three-dimensional models that I can export into 2-D patterns to be re-assembled,” explains Melnyk. “The real fabric will have lots of natural pleats and wrinkles as it naturally hangs in the window.” Melnyk, who lives in Buffalo, NY, holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She works in small product design as well as large-scale architectural projects and has won numerous awards.
The August Installation is on display from August 7 through September 7. Executive Director Daniel Fitzmaurice suggests, “You can bring your lunch, bring your friends, and sit outside to enjoy and discuss this remarkable piece even when we’re not open.”
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 10am to 12pm (during semester only, excluding summer)
Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Dawn Southworth in her debut at the gallery in a two-person exhibit alongside new works by Daniel Bohman. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 7th from 5pm-8pm in the gallery. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and light refreshments will be served. This exhibition will be on display in the gallery August, 7 through September 30, 2015. Please contact the gallery with any questions.
Reynolds Fine Art | 96 Orange St | New Haven | Connecticut | 06510
Neighborhood Studios is the Arts Council’s award-winning summer apprenticeship program for area teens, providing them with a hands-on education in the arts and career-skills training to help them succeed in today’s creative workforce.
August 5, 7p.m. | Suggest donation: $5351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
SNAP! PHOTOGRAPHY at THE AMISTAD CENTER FOR ART & CULTURETheme: Stories
August 6, 6:30p.m. | $5
600 Main Street, Hartford
August 8, 10a.m. | Free
56 Arbor Street, Hartford
BREAKDANCING SHAKESPEARE at HARTFORD STAGE
August 10-12, 7p.m. | $5
Hoffman Auditorium at the University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford
For more information, contact Amanda Roy at ARoy@LetsGoArts.org, call 860-525-8629 ext. 252, or visit the Neighborhood Studios website.
West Hartford Art League | 37 Buena Vista Road | West Hartford | CT | 06107
CALL TO ARTISTS
Farmington Valley Arts Center begins the fall season with a Call to Artists for the exhibition, Best in Show. The exhibition celebrates man’s best friend, the dog, and we invite artists to submit dog-related art for this exhibition devoted exclusively to canine art.
Works will be juried by online submission of digital images.
Artists may submit 2D or 3D artwork not to exceed 40” in any direction (including frame). Accepted media include drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and crafts.
All artwork must be ready to hang with appropriate hardware and wiring.
All artwork must be for sale. FVAC receives a 40% commission on sales.
Submissions for this juried exhibition will take place online. (see link below)
All digital submissions must be in jpeg format and labeled as follows:
FVAC retains the right to refuse any submissions for inappropriate content. FVAC is not responsible for theft, loss or damage to any artwork for any reason.
$15 for one entry / $20 for two entries. A maximum of two artworks may be submitted. Submission process is online at: http://artsfvac.org/call-to-artists-for-best-in-show/ FVAC is a not-for-profit 501c3 arts organization. All entry fees are used to underwrite exhibition costs. Submission fees are non-refundable.
CALENDAR OF DATES:
All submissions are due, via our online submission system, by Wed. September 2, at 5:00 pm. Notifications will be emailed on Fri. September 4th.
Delivery for accepted artworks will take place on Sat. Sept. 12, 10am-2pm.in the Drezner Visitors’ Gallery.
Exhibition Dates: September 19– October 24, 2015 Reception: Sat. September 19, 2-4pm
Artwork Pickup Date: Tue. Oct. 27, noon-4pm
25 Arts Center Lane