August 21, 2015

A panel discussion on juried exhibition practices and procedures will be presented in Five Points Gallery
 Friday, August 21 @ 6:00 PM
Featuring  Stephen Kobasa: Curator/Arts Writer and
Gilles Giuntini: Sculptor/Retired Professor, Hartford Art School
Moderator: Judith McElhone: Exec. Director Five Points gallery
 Gallery Hours - Thursday, Friday,  Saturday, Sunday 1 - 5 pm and by Appointment

Abstract & Landscape Painting in a New Light

Opening Night
Friday, August 21st 6pm to 9pm

at The Underground Gallery in Collinsville, Connecticut from August 21st to September 9th

Join us at the reception for wine, discussions of art, and to feast your eyes! The show is a collection of new work made in my light, airy studio at Hurley Business Park in New Hartford.

Gallery location:
The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street, Lower Level
Collinsville, CT


Dir. Stevan Riley

A spectacular biopic cut from archival footage and narrated by the man himself - Brando's own audio-recorded journals chart the personal and professional life of a man well-recognized on screen but complex, enigmatic, and sensitive in real life.

Dirs. Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon

"...and you'll stay plastered!" Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley's incendiary live television face-off during the 1968 political conventions returns to the screen in this fleet & brutally funny new documentary.
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St
Hartford, CT 06106

Art Mora
547 West 27th St, Suite 307
New York, NY 10001
Wow Wow WowAugust 20 - September 2, 2015
RECEPTION: Saturday, August 29, 4-6 p.m.

On the Art Mora website, ,on the home page,click on the title of the exhibit "Wow Wow Wow" in the upper rightand it will take you to a visual list of some of the works in the exhibition.

Do check out both this particular exhibit and this marvelous gallery!
Best Wishes,
Debi Pendell

Sonia Plumb Interviewed on the "Crazy Creative Podcast"

Sonia 2What's it like to be a professional dancer? Where does a choreographer find inspiration? How does the creative process work? What goes into staging a full-length dance based on Homer's 3000-year-old epic poem? 

Check out the "Crazy Creative Podcast" for Steve Raboin's interview with Artistic Director Sonia Plumb at Or you can watch it on YouTube or listen on iTunes.
Learn more about Sonia Plumb Dance Company's upcoming production of "The Odyssey: An Epic Dance Journey" on our website or Facebook page.
William Baczek Fine Arts

August 26 - September 26, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, August 29  5 - 7 pm.
    William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Annual Landscape Exhibition.  The show will be on display from Wednesday, August 26 until Saturday, September 26, 2015.  The public is invited to an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from five to seven p.m.

   This year nine artists from across the country who work in a variety of media have been invited to participate in the exhibition.  The annual Landscape Exhibition at William Baczek Fine Arts gathers artists who push the boundaries of what can be described as a landscape.  Working in a variety of media, these artists have been selected to help redefine what the typical notion of what a landscape can or should be.  
 Selections from current and previous exhibitions and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallerys web site at  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at  The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Mass. and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 5, Thursday Saturday, 10 - 7, Sundays from 12 - 5.
 Experience 6 World Premiers!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
31 Main Street, East Haddam
2:00 to 4:00 pm  |   FREE
I -Park is proud to present 6 original compositions created through a
unique partnership between I-Park and ensemble mise-en, an innovative and versatile
New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha.
Due to limited seating, please RSVP/Register for the event prior to August 21
428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam
5:00 to 7:00 pm  |  $20
You are also welcome to join us for a post-concert wine and cheese reception at I-Park.
Enjoy 6 additional premiers of works for solo instrument
- performed within I-Park's beautiful landscape.
 Purchase Tickets Online
You're invited to the opening reception of  
Mas: Costumes from Hartford's
West Indian Community!

Thursday, August 27
5:30 - 7:00 pm
One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT
Free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!
Dear Friends,
The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) has moved to its new home at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford! Please join us for the first of our exhibits here at the CHS.
Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford's West Indian Community opens on August 27, 2015. The exhibit highlights the work of this year's Mas Camp students and volunteers, who created their own traditional Carnival costumes and performed with them at the West Indian Parade and other community events this summer. We'll have music by the Hartford Steel Symphony, delicious Caribbean food, and masqueraders wearing vibrantly colored costumes. The teens will receive their certificates of completion of the six-week intensive work-study course. The Mas Project was originally developed with the Institute for Community Research.
This exhibition is sponsored by Ellen M. Brown. Additional support for the Mas Project was generously provided by the City of Hartford Arts and Heritage Jobs Grant for 2015, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Institute for Community Research and the Connecticut Historical Society.
artist opportunities:
Made In Bridgeport and Gallery 1212 are gearing up and joining forces with our incredible creative collaborators for the Bridgeport Art Trail and we would love to share some space during this city wide event here at the Bridgeport Innovation Center. The Owners are allowing us to open up some of the empty spaces for the event and we are looking for artists, film makers, musicians, poets, dancers, and creative beings who want others to see the work that they are creating. There will be a small fee to cover insurance during the event. If interested or know of someone who might be please contact me at .Bridgeport Art Trail takes place from Thursday November 12th to Sunday the 15th. Set up date is Friday the 13th and opening at Bridgeport Innovation Center will be Saturday and Sunday- time will be determined as we move forward. Deadline for submitting your interest is Tuesday August 18th by 5pm. Include a brief description of your work and what you would like to do during this event.


August 14, 2015

Discover a new perspective on the familiar Hartford cityscape by local photographer Jack McConnell. Through a parallax view composed of extreme telephoto and wide-angle lens, including a multi-colored polarizing filter, 
McConnell captures a bright, colorful scene of Hartford. 
The exhibition is on display through September 11, 2015.  For more information on 100 Pearl Street Gallery, visit 

Artist Reception:   Saturday, August 29,  4pm-7pm
On View through to October 10.
Gallery Hours:  Wednesday through Saturday 10-4 pm

165 State Street, Atrium at Harris Place 
New London, CT (2nd Entrance in front of the New London Post Office)

The unfinished task of this exhibition is a reflection upon Abstract Painting; more to the point, it, focuses attention upon work by Women Artists whose contributions to the school of abstraction remains largely underappreciated and under-presented. The artists represented in Unfinished Task, like their predecessors, are intensely engaged individuals who defy categorizing; their painting ranges the gamut from meticulously thoughtful to gutsy exuberance. They are standard bearers in a struggle whose endgame as of yet remains somewhere in the distant future.

Art in the Orchard 2015
AiO @ Elusie is an exhibit of three dimensional artwork created by a few of the AiO'15 exhibitors.  The show opened Saturday August 8 and continues through September 5.
It will showcase work by:

Peter Dellert | Holyoke, Ma
Susan Halls | Easthampton, MA
Lyn Horan | Holyoke, MA
Eileen Jager | Easthampton, MA 
David Poppie | Westhampton, MA (pictured above) 
Katie Richardson | Hadley, MA 
Mike Roche | Braintree, MA  (pictured below) 
Antoinette Schultze | Eliot, ME 
Fletcher Smith | Easthampton, MA 
Michael Tillyer | Conway, MA 
Chris Woodman | Easthampton, MA

Big Red Frame | Old Town Hall | 43 Main Street | Easthampton | MA | 01027

Artist Opportunities:

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Open Studio Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15

A City-Wide Art Show
New artists of all kinds are Welcome
Exhibit and sell all types of artwork in the capital city's premier group show.
Open your own studio or come to Hartford and join a group location.

Dance, Music, Film, Spoken Word & Other Performance Opportunities
Saturday, Nov 7th: Ekphrasis: Poetry, Music & Dance Inspired by Visual Art

Registration $60 - Group Rates Available
Individuals & Businesses can sponsor an artist for as little as $75
Click Here To Register Online
For more information and hard copy forms: - - 860.560.1100
Cynthia Bulaong, Event Coordinator

ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library, one of the largest and most stunning exhibition spaces in metropolitan Hartford, is seeking proposals from artists in Hartford county for exhibitions in 2016.

Situated on the third floor of the Downtown Library in a space that looks over historic Main Street, the gallery offers unique visibility and exposure, adding to the increasing vibrancy of Downtown Hartford. The ArtWalk hanging system’s movable hanging panels allow maximum flexibility for each show.

Two Roads is bringing back our “ConnArtists” art contest — We’re reaching out to drinking-age artists from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Pennsylvania to help us celebrate our roots by creating a work of art depicting the scenes, people and places of Connecticut’s history, past and present.
The winner's art will be reproduced and displayed on a 30-foot high fermenter inside the brewery and they will receive $1,000 and a party at the brewery in their honor — where their gigantic art will be unveiled and toasted! Five runners-up will have their art featured at our party and receive a $250 check.