August 26, 2017

2017 Site-Responsive Art Biennale: Encore
I-Park is re-opening the 2017 Site-Responsive Art Trail for a second public viewing. The event will take place Saturday, August 26, from 10 am to 2 pm, with a rain date of Sunday, August 27. Although the artists will not be onsite for the exhibition, 11 of the 12 installations created during the May residency will be available for viewing.
In addition to the art, there will be a food truck stationed on the I-Park grounds throughout the event. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll I-Park's trails and make an afternoon of it.

 I-Park, 428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423, 860.873.2468


 Balkun Brothers in New Haven Tonight!

 Cafe Nine, 250 State Street

Balkun Brothers, Chaser Eight, This Criminal Soul
Saturday Aug 26, 2017
Doors: 9:00 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
21 and over

The Renascence Arts Festival features local, national and international artists, musicians, performers, and audiences in a celebration of collaboration and discovery.
 A new modern day Renaissance.

The overall purpose of the festival is to encourage attendees & supporters to experience the great cultural shift of the arts.

Our first RAF will be held in August 26th & 27th 2017 |
Admission is FREE | 12PM - 8PM each day

Ongoing exhibits:

I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit the exhibition. 
It is on view until August 31st by appointment.
Please contact me by email:  or through my website: , to set up a date/time to see the exhibition at Artspace Hartford.
I hope to see you soon and have the chance to show you and talk to you about the exhibition.

Thank you,

Joe Bun Keo


Timothy Forry

Artist Statement:
My training was in writing, specifically poetry, but I have also painted for as long as I’ve been writing. I think of my painting in similar terms as my writing. A series of paintings is like a novel, where each painting is a chapter that can stand on its own but is integral to an overarching story. Then there are paintings or prints that tell a complete story on their own and there are some that are just fragments of a story. Those I like to think of as poems.
 The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146

through September 2, 2017

Five Points Gallery Biennial Juried Exhibition
Juried by Joe Fig

10% of FPG's commission on all sold work in this exhibition will be donated to the Susan B. Anthony Project


Five Points Gallery, 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Summer Exhibit and "Earth and Air" Show

Our Summer Exhibit is up until Sept. 3 and includes a wide selection of art in many mediums and styles by 54 artists, some new to the gallery.

In our Stone Gallery this month is “Earth and Air,” an extraordinary show featuring the wildlife paintings of Mike DiGiorgio and the ceramic art of Betsy Himmelman.

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


Bending Reality
Norm Siegel, Marjorie Poe, and
Al Coyote Weiner

through October 1
1080 Post Road  |  Fairfield, CT  06824  |

Monday–Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5


HARTFORD, CONN. Real Art Ways presents an exhibition of new large-scale handmade paper works by Hong Hong. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, August 17, from 6-8 PM, during Creative Cocktail Hour. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, October 29. Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, Connecticut; Phone: 860-232-1006; Website:

All the Light in a Vivid Dream features a series of hand-poured paperworks recently completed during Hong's residency at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. 

The works in this exhibition are a part of Hong's multidisciplinary investigation of the temporal parameters of human perception, and its effects on social, cultural, and environmental systems.


Artist Opps:



Hartford's City-Wide Art Show that CTNOW calls
an "art extravaganza"!

Open your own studio or art-related venue. Artists living outside of Hartford are welcome to join a group venue.


ART FUD is happy to announce our Silk City Arts & Music Festival happening on
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 in Manchester, CT.

We are putting out a call to vendors who may be interested in participating in this community event.

Participating artists and vendors will be selected by the festival committee with the considerations of the
event size and diversity of work.

For more information about the event please see attached applications and visit:

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Click here for the 2016 Application and layout.  Be a part of the 2nd Annual Artisan & Fine Art Showcase and join the high quality exhibitors that were successful.  Categories are limited so apply today!  Join Barbara Boutot, David Hancock & many more!  

(gallery exhibit)

An Exhibit of Artwork About Trees
If there is any natural form beyond the ocean that is more symbolic of nature as the origin of humanity, it is trees. Both are powerful beyond our reckoning in their own ways, and each provides an unappreciated resource, assumed, until most recently, to be infinite. Trees are the lungs of the Earth, and thereby an extension of the lungs of any breathing creature, including us.
How do artists interpret the role or form of the tree? What meaning is derived from a creative response to this force of nature? How are the fates of trees, forests, and mankind intertwined, and how is this expressed through art? How do tree-based materials, and therefore trees themselves, influence the artwork that they are used to make?
Manifest invites artists working in any media to share works that either directly or indirectly address the topic of trees or related aspects. The theme is open to wide interpretation, and works may explore various avenues of thought around the tree, its dependents, or its wood.
Submission deadline: August 30, 2017
For complete details and to apply online visit:

July 19, 2017

Double header today with the Balkun Brothers
Live and local!!

You're Invited to a Poetry Reading
Wednesday, July 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This special event, open to the public, is the second year the group has read in the Stone Gallery where “Sharing the Vision,’’ a two-woman exhibit by Maple and Main artists Linda DeStefanis and Barbara Rossitto is being shown during July.

Jacobik and Meneely will be joined by notable and much-published poets: Ruth Foley of Attleboro, MA., Sharon Olson of Lawrenceville, NJ., Carole Stasiowski of Cotuit, MA., Hiram Larew of Upper Marlboro, MD., Anne Harding Woodworth of Washington, D.C., and Lawrence Wray of Pittsburgh, PA.

1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Wednesday & Thursday 12 - 6 pm
Friday 12 - 7 pm
Saturday 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
also available by appointment

Text/Form Reading

Organized by Barbara Henry, Text/Form Reading calls for emerging writers from of our Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminars to read works developed in-house. 2017 Participating artists include: Matthew Hittinger, Michael Joseph, Diane Schenker, and Drew Zeiba.
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 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

“Broad Stripes and Bright Stars” Artist-led and Community-driven Events Begin at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art
Curated by Aicha Woods and Dave Coon, “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars” is a new exhibition on view at The Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT. It presents 60+ years of artists who have creatively responded to the American Flag. Now, through creative workshops and open conversations,
The Ely Center of Contemporary Art invites you to participate and help bring the gallery walls to life! Join us in reflecting on the singular icon and myriad meanings of the flag. All events are free and open to the public through the generous support of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven and Wells Fargo.
Collage Workshop - Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5:00pm
Featured artists Stanwyck Cromwell and Moussa Gueye will lead participants through a collage workshop. Gueye, a former IRIS client from Mauritania, and Cromwell, who immigrated from Guyana to Bloomfield, CT 40 years ago and has explored immigrant experience in his artistry through that time, will guide participants in translating identity into expression through the special art of collecting, juxtaposing, and collaging, which is integral to both artists’ own work. While collage materials are provided, attendees are invited to bring images, objects, or clippings that are significant or interesting to them.
Open Forum on the Flag & New Americans - Thursday July 20, 2017 at 7:00pm
Featured artists Stanwyck Cromwell, Moussa Gueye, Gabriella Svenningsen, and Susan Clinard will open a dialogue about their artistry as well as the flag’s special meanings for immigrants, refugees, and New Americans. In this informal public forum, we welcome everyone in our community to join in the conversation.
“Broad Stripes and Bright Stars” will be on view through August 12, 2017. Gallery visiting hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 5-8 pm, and Sunday 1-4 pm. For more information about the Ely Center for Contemporary Art, contact the center at or visit online at
Negrura Peruana 
Thursday, July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
CHS and CCHAP present Negrura Peruana who will perform the music and dance of African Peru, a dynamic blend of several percussion instruments, vocals, guitar, and dance.   

Funding provided by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Fund, the CT Office of the Arts, & the National Endowment for the Arts.

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Michael Bond
Art Opening
Friday, July 21, 2017
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville
(860) 693-6689

Gallery Hours:
Friday Nights 'Meet the Artist' Receptions 6-9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm


Please join us this Thursday, from 6-8 pm.,
for the opening of our new
Pop-Up Gallery
in West Hartford Center
at 982 Farmington Ave

(former Village Vitality)

Thank-you to the RLM Co.

Join us for a Pop-up Exhibit and Sale featuring work by members of the 
West Hartford Art League, a non-profit arts organization founded in 1934. 

All work is for sale and can be taken when purchased.
Hours are Thursday - Sunday, 12- 4 p.m.
and Thursday eve from 5-8 p.m.

Artist Lecture Series

Daniel Greene
An Artist's Journey – 65 years of Painting

July 22, 2017
2:00 pm

About the Artist
Daniel E. Greene, N.A. is one of America’s leading figures, portrait and still-life painters and has been internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s most renowned pastelists. His portrait subjects include leaders of government, banking, education, industry and include First Lady Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Author Ayn Rand, Publisher William Randolph Hearst, Commentators Bryant Gumbel and Bob Schieffer. His works now hang in more than 700 public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has taught at the Art Students League and at The National Academy of Design. Mr. Greene is the author of two definitive books. Pastel and The Art of Pastel which has been translated into nine languages.

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

Seating is limited
Doors open at 1:30 pm
Please rsvp by July 20, 2017

Join us for an afternoon of art, music, nature and conversation.
You will get to meet the 5 artists who are in residence with us this July.
The artists will be in their studios from 2:00 until 3:30pm and will be happy to share glimpses into their creative process - as well as some of the works they've developed during their time at I-Park. Select presentations and a site walk will begin at 3:30pm followed by refreshments (Ice Cream Social).
We look forward to seeing you!
Please dress accordingly (wear comfortable walking shoes).

I-Park, 428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423, 860.873.2468
Mailing Address: I-Park Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 508, Plantsville, CT 06479
Sculpture Martir by Juan Bordes, painting by Jim Felice

Jim Felice Studios
Trailer Box Project

is proud to be representing the sculpture of

Juan Bordes

Jim Felice Studios
15Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury Ct. 06810

Thursday, June 29, 6-8pm
Hunting in Wartime: Film Screening & Discussion w/ director Samantha Farinella
Hunting in Wartime will be screened followed by a Q&A session with the director, Samantha Farinella

Hunting in Wartime profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese civilians, readjusting to civilian life, and serving a government that systematically oppresses native people. Their stories give an important human face to the combat soldier and show the lasting effects of war on individuals, families and communities.

It won the 2016 Big Sky Award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival as well as the James Aronson Award in Social Justice. It has been featured at over 20 venues so far including the National Archives, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival and the Hanoi Cinematheque in Vietnam.

The Hartford History Center,  3rd floor of the downtown Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford. This documentary profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. Watch the trailer here: 

Our events are always FREE and open to the public. Please share with friends, colleagues, students, and family, and join us for this very rich discussion!

Artists for World Peace presents its 5th Annual Dance for Peace on Sunday, July 30, at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. 
Featuring world-class local and regional dancers, this year’s dance will include an optional pre-performance outdoor summer soirée catered by Billy Grant catering. Pre-performance soirée begins at 5:00 pm, showtime at 7:00 pm. Proceeds from this year's dance will help support the Artists for World Peace 2018 Native Eyes Project, bringing free eye care to Native American reservations. 
For tickets visit the Kate Box office at: Visit our website where you can see the roster of amazing performers and also purchase tickets:
Call 860-532-0014 for more information.


96 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510 | 203.498.2200 |

1 9 4 4
New Work by Robert Reynolds
Exhibit will be on display through  August 31, 2017

1944 features abstract impressions of the history, landscape, and encounters Reynolds experienced in the Philippines and New Guinea guided by the narrative of his father's World War II tour serving in the South Pacific Campaign in 1944.


Tuesday - Thursday: 11AM - 5PM
Friday: 11AM - 6PM
Saturday: 11AM - 5PM

"BUILDING SITES:  Creative Visions"   15 Photographs by Victoria Navin, of New Haven.

Exhibition:  through July 29, 2017, Library hours.

EBK Gallery
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT


Kevin Horan | Photography
selections from the artist's "Chattel" series

On view: through  August 26, 2017

check out the amazing portraits of...yep, goats! hanging in the gallery.
Also check out this nice write up in the Hartford Courant by Susan Dunne
(Click Here)

Jennifer Day
"Small Business"

Through July 30

 Mixing medieval technology with  contemporary concepts of sustainable energy, Jennifer Day crafts miniature worlds scaled at 1/8 inch to a foot. Taking cues from today's exigencies to restore, recycle and repurpose, the artist builds all manner of gears, vehicles and machinery from backyard sticks, toothpicks and scraps from her own frame-making. These  worlds encapsulate the work of the inventor , turning it into an impossible possibility.

Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118


Talk with Artists
Sunday, July 30, 2-4pm


Hours & Admission
May 27
 October 9, 10am  5pm daily
Residence closed daily: 12:30
 2 pm

Adults, $18
Seniors, $17
Grounds ONLY fee, $10
NTHP Members, Military & Children 13-17, $9
Friends of Chesterwood & children under 13, FREE

Please note: All four buildings and grounds are self-guided tour only, unless you schedule a guided tour.




Artist Opps:

 Friday Figure Drawing At The Canton 
       Artists’ Guild, Gallery on the Green
Every Friday Morning through July and August. 9am-12pm, 10$. Only chairs are provided, bring your own easel. Canton Artists’ Guild is located in Canton, on the green, on Route 44 (Albany Tpke) between Davidson Chevrolet and Canton Village Shopping Center. Do not park in the Webster Bank parking lot but on the green pointing towards the gazebo.

Entry Deadline: August 4
Exhibition: September 8 - November 26, 2017
The VETs Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI

In Transit seeks art that is connected to travelers and their transit experience in both the literal and metaphoric sense. Think: multifaceted transitory moments, whether across, around, over, under or through bridges, roads, deserts, forests, time, and mind. This exhibition highlights the tangible and intangible elements of transportation, being in transition, in motion, in-between and neither here nor there - on a journey, in all its permutations. 

Call to Artists - Group Show
A Juried Exhibition

The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street, Lower Level
Collinsville, CT 06022-146
Show Dates: August 11 - September 17
Opening Night Reception: Friday, August 11, 2017, 6 to 9 pm
Juror: William Kluba
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.
All prizes include solo exhibition for 2018.
Submission Guidelines:
* All mediums show.
* Maximum FRAMED size 24”x 24”.
* All artwork must be suitably framed with wires and ready for hanging.
* All work must be available for sale.
* All work must remain at the gallery for the duration of the show.
* The Underground Gallery will retain 45% of sales.
* The Underground Gallery assumes no liability for work while at the gallery.
* The Underground Gallery will not be responsible for unclaimed work.
Entry fees: 
$20 for single entry
$35 for two entries
$15 for each additional entry, maximum (3) entries.
Cash, Check, Credit Card accepted.  Make checks out to 'The Underground Gallery'.
Receiving Dates:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 11-3pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 11-3pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 11-3pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 11-3pm
Jury selection will be conducted the first week of August 2017.
Pick-up of non-selected work:
Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 11-3pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 11-3pm
* The Underground Gallery will not be responsible for unclaimed work.


Share your story about how the arts have had an impact on your community or in your personal or professional life.  We are particularly interested in stories about how a publicly funded grant from the CT Office of the Arts or from the National Endowment for the Arts has made difference in your life or your community.

Please share your story with us by sending an email with your story to Adriane Jefferson.  Use the subject:  My CT Arts Story.  If you have an image, please attach the image to your email. If you would like to share a video, please provide a link to an on-line video.  Your story may be used - with attribution - on our website or Facebook page. Please note that by providing us with your story you are giving us permission to share it with others.

You may also tweet your story @CTOfficeofArts and use hashtag #CtlovesNEA.