May 20, 2016































Gary Jacobs
Art Opening Reception
Friday, May 20, 2016
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm
Gallery Hours:

Friday Nights "Meet the Artist" Receptions 6-9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm

122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville
www.theundergroundgallery.org
(860) 693-6689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Weekend to see "CT Scissorhands"
 




























 





















 
 
  The West End Poetry Society
 is pleased to kick off 
the 2016 Poetry on the Porch season
 Saturday May 21, 5pm, 
150 Kenyon St. Hartford CT
  featuring photographer,teaching artist & poet
Pit Pinegar
&
The Barrett Chair of Creative Writing at Holy Cross, Robert Cording
Please bring a lawn chair 
and drink to share if you wish.
 Snacks available for purchase, proceeds to go
         towards Parkinson’s Disease.
    CONTRIBUTIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED

























 

17th Annual SONYA Art Walk 2016 EVENTS

SONYA


South Of the Navy Yard Artists, (SONYA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of visual artists living, creating, and/or exhibiting in the Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout, and Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

Over 40 local artists will be opening their studio doors to take you inside their realms of creativity, while artists at our hubs will activate YOUR creative vibes with workshops all weekend long! Maps will be made available in local businesses in early May, on our website, and Facebook page. And as always, the ArtWalk app will be live for the event, and can be downloaded via your provider's app store. 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Nina Allen, Vicki Angel, Tatiana Arocha, C Bangs, Kennis Baptiste, Laura Barnett & Alfred Evans, Isak Berbic, Doug Beube, John Bjerklie, Poogy Bjerklie, Brittan Blasdel, Ramona Candy, Chris Davis, Francks F. Décéus, Yuriy Dikov, Hubert Dobler, Brooks Frederick, Kevin Connolly Gillespie, Beka Goedde, Young Sun Han, William Hereford, Teresa Herrmann, Justin Huxol, Deborah Kammer, Matthew Kirby, Esther Kirshenbaum, Melanie Kozol, Eva Lansberry, Diana Leidel, Sascha Mallon, Stephanie Mead, Kathleen Migliore-Newton, Eileen Murphy, Ragnar Naess, Douglas Newton, Laura Pawson, Jim Porter, Christophe Roberts, Ken Shillingford, Misha Tyutyunik, Erich Winzer, Michael Woody, Lucio Zago
 























 



 

 Explore Auténtica Cuba

Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 p.m.
Free
Satisfy your curiosity about our next International Travel trip to Cuba with Museum Director Bob Burns! This informational session will answer all your questions about this trip organized by Largay Travel and get you ready to pack your bags for our October 14-18, 2016 adventure in art & history. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Roxane at (203) 753-0381 x 123 or rsanders@mattatuckmuseum.org



















 
Bringing interactive artwork to the streets of downtown Hartford!

We're partnering with Aetna to bring the arts to you! Join us to celebrate the arts and experience interactive works from local artists. Have a song written about you, paint a mini canvas, or get moving with a quick dance lesson. Use #LetsGoArts to tag your photos. 
 May 24 - 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Tang Sauce at Phoenix Gateway

Zoe Allison at State House Square

Justin O'Brien at the corner of Asylum St. & Trumbull St.



























 

GTG Spring Soirée

May 26, 2016

6:00-8:30pm

$40

Come and join the GTG for a fun evening with live music, appetizers and  auction

Thank you for supporting the arts!

Pay by check or Pay Pal (transaction fee included)
Send check to: Golden Thread Gallery, 303 Tunxis Road, W.Htfd, CT  06107







































































Connectivity…….. A R.W.R collaborative project at the Grove –New Haven

The R.W.R. collaborative  is comprised of three Connecticut based Artists work in varied mediums including Light, new media and sculpture. This collaboration developed to bring these three artists together to challenge their creativity, take them out of their comfort zone by  highlighting how connected we all are.
Sarah Rohfling brings her expertise in light art to this installation, her ability to use tones, hues and shadows is second to none. Terrance Regan will provide a dynamic new media aspect to the exhibit, he is able to use various mediums in a manner that engages  and challenges viewer at the same time .   Brian Walters will add dimensionality to the project by using salvaged materials that will interconnect all three artist’s vision for this project.
Without giving too much detail to this installation the RWR collaborative will update and document this project as it evolves from the idea, build and launch. Details will be continuously updated via Facebook/Twitter and Instagram, please be sure to check in on a regular basis.
This installation will take place at the Grove, a co-working space located @ 760 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510
 It will be up from the beginning of May till the last week in June. R.W.R. would like to encourage passersby to stop and take notice of this one of a kind contemporary installation, absorb it – ponder it – be moved by it.
We would like to extend a big “thank you” to the staff at The Grove, especially Christina Kane who was instrumental in attaining the space for this project.
-Sarah Rohfling – Brian C.Walters II – Terrance Regan – R.W.R.















 
Continuing in the Gilbert Gallery in Main Dining Hall through graduation on June 3 is
Songs of Light
photographs by Brooke Hammerle.
The exhibit may be viewed by appointment 860 409-3701
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


















 

Me Gusta El Sonida

May 13 - July 1
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 5-8pm

Spanish for “I Like the Sound of That”, Me Gusta El Sonida commissions a group of Connecticut-based artists who were raised in bilingual family households to write Artist Statements of 100-200 words. The Statements will identify one key term, phrase, or idea that is key to their practice, but is untranslatable into English from their respective ancestral tongues.  The show revels in the inadequacy of language to fully account for our ideas– creative and so forth. LEARN MORE
Featured Artists: Bianca Boragi, Oi Fortin, Insook Hwang, Aude Jomini, Sabrina Marques, Adam Niklewicz, Jason NoushinMaziyar Pahlevan, Rashmi Talpade, Miguel Trelles , Masha Vlasova, Tanya Wolski, and Guimi YuCurated by Sarah Fritchey.
 Artspace New Haven
50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT 06510














Coming to Mercy by the Sea’s
Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery
167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-0401
The Wild and the Sacred
by: Marion C. Honors, CSJ (a Sister of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, NY)
May 15thJuly 14th
Opening Reception, Sunday, May 15th 2-4 pm
For informaon about Mercy by the Sea, visit www.mercybythesea.org.


















 
 The Circus Is In Town
Jim Felice - 2016
Bethel Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Installation Location Bethel Library
Greenwood Ave. Bethel Ct.
May 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017














Exit 5

Printmaking in New Haven


 
Exhibition Dates:
April 30-June 12
 BRUCE S. KERSHNER GALLERY
1080 Post Road  |  Fairfield, CT  06824  |  bskgallery@gmail.com

GALLERY HOURS:  Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1-5






Artist Opportunities: 

 











REMINDER:  DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS MAY 27

Curator: 
Steven Sergiovanni is an Art Advisor & Curator based in New York City. With over 20 years experience in the gallery world Steven was the former Director of Mixed Greens, a gallery established in the late 1990s to support emerging artists so they could gain a wider audience. Prior to Mixed Greens, Steven started his career at Jack Shainman Gallery and has since worked for several galleries including Charles Cowles, Holly Solomon and Andrea Rosen.
Best in Show: Solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center and a $3,000 prize. The curator has, at his discretion, an additional $4,000+ in cash awards.
Open to All Media
Artists must reside in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, or VT .  Click here for
Prospectus or see attached pdf.
Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2016






 


Arts Center East – Call to Artists
Arts Center East will host 2D or Not 2D, our Fifth Annual Juried Exhibit from June 12th – July 9th. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, June 12th from 2 – 4.  Drop off dates are Thursday, June 2nd, 2 – 6 and Saturday, June 4 from 1 – 4. Learn more.

Farmington Libraries – Call to Artists 
Call for artists to submit works for their summer show “The Great Outdoors.” Show runs from June 20th – August 26th. Deadline for submissions: June 3, 2016. Learn more.
Creative City Grants













   An exhibition opportunity for all artists using any printmaking method!
                  Norwich Arts Center Galleries, 60-64 Broadway, Norwich CT 06360

               Sponsored by the Norwich Arts Center

            Exhibition Dates: June 3 thru June 25, 2016
                   Opening Reception/Meet the Artists: First Friday, June 3
                  Wine provided by Big Gary’s Montville Wine & Spirits
 
Juror for prizes: Jenni Friedman, Assistant Professor, Hartford Art School
 
Prizes: First ($100), Second ($75) and Third ($50)

Receiving: Friday & Saturday May 27 and 28—12-4pm each day
Pick up accepted work: Saturday June 25, 12-4pm

NAC Member Non-Refundable Entry fee: $25 for up to 3 entries
Non-member Non-Refundable Entry fee:  $30 for up to 3 entries
            NAC sincerely hopes you will become a member—Regular membership just $35 per year,





















CALLS FOR ENTRIES at Mills Pond Gallery     660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780.
631-862-6575.

Animals in Art – Our Partners on the Planet – Entry Deadline: June 3
Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming juried fine art exhibition: "Animals in Art - Our Partners on the Planet" at the Mills Pond Gallery. Juror/Judge Tim Newton. Artists are encouraged to share their artistic vision of animals, both domestic and wild. Artwork may include any animals that live on land, in the sea or in the air and can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Entry fee $45 for up to 3 images.  Awards: $1,000 Best of Show, $500 Second Place, $250 Third Place. Prospectus at http://www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/96 or email gallery@stacarts.org ​  Exhibit Dates: July 30 - August 30.

35th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. Entry Deadline August 3
Exhibit Dates September 24 – October 23, 2016.  Juror: Lisa Elmaleh.  Open to local and national photographers. Prospectus at http://www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/99 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780. (631) 862-6575. gallery@stacarts.org $45/3 entries. Exhibit theme is “Home” Home can be a place you are from, or a place you have moved to. Home can be found in the face of a loved one, or an object you find comfort in. This call for entry is open to all photography mediums, with consideration that the medium of photography is part of the message. Which medium best conveys your sense of home - is it digital, analog, mixed media? Cash Awards 1st ($400), 2nd ($200)




April 22, 2016




















 Join us on Friday, April 22, 2016
Opening Reception of April Aldighieri
Meet the artist 6-9 pm
Gallery Hours:
Friday Nights "Meet the Artist" Receptions 6-9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm

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Located in Historic Collinsville, CT
Visit the gallery at 122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville, CT 06019
(860) 693-6689
www.theundergroundgallery.org

























The Sculpture of Bob Keating at Trailer Box Project
April 9, - May 13 2016

Bob Keating with a few words on his Sculpture.

It may be helpful to you hearing from me a few words about the sculpture. Steel, I use in a variety of helpful ways: it is strong and will often in judicial ways support some rather delicate perceptions. Stone can help too in need of mass and weight. The reason I use a variety of materials is because they form an amalgam that says just what I want to say. I’m not depicting something I’m saying something. It’s a distinction that is important to me.  

I’m interested in everything and everybody to some extent. The art works are my artist’s statement; it’s how I talk with you. Often I write about each sculpture when it is presented rather than an over all statement that doesn’t pay attention to anything in particular. The way each work was made; the positioning, the twisting and treatment of the different parts 
has inside it the human qualities I experience and that people recognize.  

Trailer Box Project
15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15
Danbury Ct. 06810
203 797 0230

Thursday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
or by appointment
 








































Worldwide Sketchcrawl Day is April 23rd. Please join us at Riverside Park in Hartford!

Join us on our first sketchcrawl of the season! We will be announcing our upcoming season at this event, so don’t miss it! We will meet at the boathouse and announce our upcoming season for this year... then we DRAW!

April 23rd, 1pm – 4pm @ Riverside Park

Riverside Park is located at 20 Leibert Rd, Hartford, CT 06120
There is plenty of free parking at the park. Nearby are: hiking paths, a sculpture walk, the boathouse, and the river! Plenty of options to draw today. (Let's hope for nice weather!)

All ages and abilities are welcome!












































I-Park OPEN Studios
Sunday, April 24, 2016  |  2 to 5pm


Join us for our first OPEN Studios of the 2016 residency season - our 15th year anniversary - enjoy an afternoon of art, music, nature and conversation
You'll meet 7 of the 8 artists who were in residence with us this April. They'll be in their studios from 2:00 until 3:30 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 artists' presentations will begin at around 3:30, including at least one visit to an installation out on the land and a walk out to the Pond Studio - so please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress accordingly. 
Refreshments generously donated by The Town Tavern, East Haddam, CT
Wine generously donated by Tracy Barrette 
Tickets are required for admission as we need
Tickets are required for admission as we need to plan for staffing, parking and refreshments.
to plan for staffing, parking and refreshments.


























AT THE GUILFORD ART CENTER
 
MILL GALLERY

APRIL 22–MAY 15


 
OPENING RECEPTION:
Fri, Apr 22, 5-7pm

CLOSING RECEPTION
with art-inspired improvisational music by
Jazz Circle:
Sun, May 15, 2-4pm


     ARTISTS     
DAVID BROWN
ASHBY CARLISLE
CATHERINE CHRISTIANO
BETTE ELLSWORTH
DEBORAH HORNBAKE*
GRAY JACOBIK
STEVE LLOYD*
JUDITH BARBOUR OSBORNE
T. WILLIE RANEY
DIANA ROGERS
RICK SILBERBERG
JILL VAUGHN

* INVITED ARTISTS

411 Church Street (I-95, exit 58)
HOURS:  M-Sa 10-4;  Su 12-4
 

















 
Colony Collapse
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23 7-10pm
Exhibit will be on display at 
Hygienic Art Galleries till May 21

This exhibit is open to all and free to the public.

Colony Collapse brings attention to the disappearance of our world’s honey bees and explores the serious consequences for our environment and humans.
The Opening exhibit will feature performance art and guest speakers on the topic of "Colony Collapse".



















Note: I have artwork in both the CT Scissorhands and CT+6 exhibitions, come by and visit!
-Anita


























  
CT+6 Opening
Sunday, April 24th

Join us at the Opening reception for our Ninth Annual Juried CT+6 exhibit on Sunday April 24th from 2-4 p.m featuring work in all mediums. Free and open to the public. 
All work is for sale.

This years exhibit was juried by Kim Charles, of the Cate Charles Gallery, in Providence, RI.
Awards will be presented at 3 p.m in the Clubhouse Gallery. 

Ali in Water, by Roxann Liebenhaut.







































The Hartford Art School's Visual Communication Design class of 2016 would like to invite you to our senior show; 22 Degrees. The graduating seniors will be showing their thesis work along with their portfolios and are hosting a private opening specifically geared towards creative and industry professionals.


Join us May 2nd, from 5:30 to 7:30 for our professional reception or feel free to attend our general opening on April 30th from 5:00 to 7:00. We look forward to seeing you there!


















Artist Talk for Desperate Cargo

Closing Event: Mohamad Hafez, Desperate Cargo
Sunday, April 24 is the last day to visit the powerful exhibition 
Desperate CargoThe exhibition reflects Middle Eastern streetscapes 
and buildings besieged by the Syrian civil war. 

Join us on the closing day at 3 PM for an artist talk and discussion with Mohamad Hafez, who will discuss his work and grassroots efforts to help Syrian refugees in Connecticut











Artist's Opportunities:




Sonia Plumb Dance Company is expanding!

We're holding auditions for male and female dancers with strong modern technique and partnering skills to join our Company for our exciting fall season...and beyond. Join us or share with your talented friends and family. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24th at 10:00 AM 

WHERE: Studio A, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, 15 Vernon Street, Hartford 

INFO: Click here for more info OR call (860) 508-9082 or admin@SoniaPlumbDance.org to speak with our team.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Foundry Art Center:  "Humankind"
ENTER YOUR WORK BY MAY 10!
 
  June 24 - August 5, 2016

Opening Reception | June 24
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM |Free & Open to the Public

Juror | Eric Wieringa

From the grace and beauty of the human figure to the personal detail of a portrait, Humankind aims to capture the human experience through the physical form. Humankind will explore not only depictions of the human body through traditional portrayals but also art that represents the human condition and the essentials of existence: emotions, mortality, struggles and triumphs among the myriad of experiences all of humankind encounters.

For additional information about this exhibition, click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am writing to invite you to join the Arts Center and Spectrum Gallery for our 1st Annual Summer Arts Festival(Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19).  We could not have picked a better location…not only is this Father's Day weekend but also Essex is a walking town with a big tourist influx and the Green where we will be located is right in the middle of the town's main street.  We are seeking both local and regional fine artists and artisans (limited to 50) to present and sell their work on this visible (and quite beautiful!) central location in this charming New England town.  
 
To be part of the new Summer Festival, we ask that you submit 3 samples of your work to events@artscenterkillingworth.org.  If accepted, you may also submit work for the concurring 6-week long exhibit at our Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook.  That exhibit runs May 27-July 10 (with receiving May 15th through May 19th). I always know at least two to three weeks ahead of receiving what pieces will be coming in, so do not wait to submit first for the festival and then for the concurring gallery group show. 

You can find the prospectuses for both events at artscenterkillingworth.org; (click on Call For Artists link on upper left of website homepage).  Just so you know the Arts Center Killingworth is the parent nonprofit company that runs Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, an expansion of the Arts Center. If you are interested in submitting, please, do so directly to me at the following email artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com.  In  the subject line state which festival you are submitting for. Submit three samples of your work with titles, dimensions and medium.  Pricing is not necessary at this point. After festival acceptance we will ask for your gallery group show submissions.