January 7, 2015

Chase away the chill

Lots of openings to revive your soul after a hectic holiday.  Be sure to catch "UPcycled Sampler" at the Hartford Public Library - last few days - closing Friday Jan. 9th at 5 p.m. Library is also open Thurs. 1/8 til 8 pm. 

Art Article in Hartford Courant MyTowns online:  
 Art Exhibit Creates a Wonderland of Upcycled Materials

Opening reception: UPcycled Sampler at HPL ArtWalk Gallery 12/2014

Check out the HPL Artwalk video produced by their media staff (thank you Pramod!)

Balkun Brothers at BB Kings Blues Club NYC, 12/2014

Tomorrow night 1/8, You can go to HPL ArtWalk then head on down the street to the new Infinity Hall and shake off the cold with the Balkun Brothers (and West End Blend) cd release party! Tickets still available, and going fast!  Scoop a ticket here:

More good stuff from the Balkun Brothers, they are on fire!

Asylum Hill Congregational Church - Upcoming Events
Features the Puppetry of Hartford’s Ann Cubberly

Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 6:30 pm
Sunday, 1:30 pm
Sunday, 5:00 pm
Contact                                             Please Share Information: 
Mary Way
Box Office - 860.278.0785

Caravaggio’s Toys
Artist opening on January 9th 2015


Caravaggio’s Toys pays homage to the idea of collecting as a social phenomena.  Photographing these objects as if each had the status of a relic, I approach them with the seriousness that Baroque painters would have given to the subjects of their portraits.  With the employment of chiaroscuro lighting and the placement of each toy in the camera's frame, I give larger than life importance and seriousness to these stuffed, lowbrow figures. The series extols the quality of light in the photographic image while maintaining a lively subtext of humor.

Westville Village Renaissance Alliance
Event Coordinator 

DaSilva Gallery
Westville Village

Farm series by Linda Rahm
What:  The 45th Annual Members Only juried show
Where:  The New Britain Museum of American Art
When:  Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1-2:30PM

Donna Forma | Sculpture
New Work from her "Vessels of Secrets" series

on view: January 5 - January 31, 2015
art reception  Saturday, January 10,   6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

Haydarpasa II, 2013, by Diberay Kole , oil on canvas, 19 3/4” x 31 1/2”
January 10 – January 31, 2015
Opening Reception
January 10, 2015 4 – 6pm
Free and open to public
Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Plaza
P.O. Box 173
Washington Depot, Ct 06794

The Washington Art Association in Washington, CT, is delighted to announce the opening of their annual Young Talent exhibition.   The exhibit will be up from January 10th to January 31st and an opening reception will be held January 10th from 4-6pm.

Professional artists under 30 years of age were eligible with no geographic boundaries, and this year our committee was able to select inspiring and thought-provoking work from many nations including Israel, Pakistan, Turkey as well as the United States. The exhibit brings together young artists from around the globe and highlights their search for identity, culture and meaning in an extraordinarily rich variety of ways.

Winter at West Cove

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

in the Outer Gallery
Tabachnick: Lost and Found

now through February 28

West Cove Studio
30 Elm Street
West Haven, Connecticut
by chance or by appointment


More local art news:

Art Guild of Middletown invites you to the following events:

George Aresco Colored Pencil Techniques Demonstration: January 8, 2015 . 7 pm -Art Guild of Middletown will be presenting a demonstration by Colored Pencil Artist George Aresco on Colored Pencil Techniques.
George Aresco has been interested in art ever since he was a child. His father was an aspiring sketch artist and this influenced George to keep pursuing his dream to make art and write and illustrate stories that appeal to his quirky sense of humor. Although George did not go to an art institute his siblings Jim and Elaine did, so he was never far from the art scene. Although George excels at pencil sketching and working with colored pencils, he also experiments with other art mediums. Most of the time George can be found collaborating on humorous cartoon ideas with his good friend and also accomplished artist, Bob Noreika. George is very well known by Connecticut artists as the owner of Wholesale Frame,a frame shop dedicated to aiding artists by offering high quality frames at affordable prices.
The demonstration will take place at Art Guild of Middletown's new home: Woodside Intermediate School on 30 Woodside Road, Cromwell,CT.
This presentation which is open to the public is free for Members of Art Guild of Middletown.
It is $5.00 for Non-members.
Membership in Art Guild of Middletown is $25 for one year.
Contact artguildofmiddletown@gmail.com for more information.
Portland Library Art Show Art Guild of Middletown is holding its December Art Show and You are Invited!                                          
Enjoy viewing the original works of art created by our artist members, meet the artists and take this great opportunity to buy an original piece of art for yourself or that special someone!
December 5, 2014 - January 17, 2015
Free Event
Location:Portland Library
20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT
Library Hours:
Monday through Wednesday- 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday- noon to 8 pm
Friday through Saturday- 10 am to 5 pm
Date: Dec 5 2014 - Jan 20, 2015
Contact Eva Dykas at Artguildofmiddletown@gmail.com
Art Guild of Middletown
Dear Fellow Artists
The Easton Arts Council announces the posting of the following opportunity listing.
Should you have any questions, please reply to aaronart@optonline.net<mailto:aaronart@optonline.net> 

Open Call for Artists, Sculptors, Photographers, and Artisans
Easton Arts Council, PO Box 142 Easton, CT 06612, seeks original
Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Artisan entries for its
Annual Art Show January 15 - February 27,2015 at the Easton Public
Library 691 Morehouse Rd.. Entry deadline is January 10. Download entry
forms at www.eastonartscouncil.org/upcomingevents. Inquiries:
info@eastonartscouncil.org<mailto:info@eastonartscouncil.org> or call (203) 374-0705 and (203) 261-0175.


Join us for Artwell's first opening of the year.

January 9 – February 28, 2015
INDIRECT CONTRIBUTIONS work by Brian Flinn at the Atrium Gallery (Warner Theatre)

Opening → Friday, January 9, 5:00-8:00 pm.
While you are in Torrington, enjoy another opening at Five Points Gallery:
Moses Pendleton Photographs and takes long walks in the country & Eliptoids/A Quiet Collaboration of Shapes + Shadows
work by Rick Eddinger + Whitey Jenkins
Curated by Michael Shortell of Paper New England

December 31, 2014

Good endings

Happy New Year's Eve!

First Night Hartford all around downtown, I'll be the Hartford Public Library 3-5 pm today. Visit me on the 2nd floor with my 6' interactive storybook - add your lines to the story!

You can also see "UPcycled Sampler" on the 3rd floor Artwalk Gallery, open through Jan. 9, 2015.  I'd love to give you a tour!  Thanks to all those who have already seen the show, lots of good comments on it already.

Wishing you all the best for 2015!

Gallery talk with my h.s. arts students, in front of "Songs in my Head"

photos by Crystal, student at CREC Academy of the Arts

December 10, 2014

Washington Art Association will be participating in Holiday in the Depot, an
annual celebration sponsored by the Washington Business Association in honor
of the season on Friday December 12 from 6 to 8 pm.

For the festivities: a booksigning of WAA¹s recently released Art & Food, a collection of art & recipes from nearly 100 Washington Art Association members. Cookbook author Susan
Purdy, former fashion designer Linda Allard, and ceramist Elizabeth
MacDonald, will be on hand for the evening to sign.

And, for Friday night only, we are inviting all children, 12 and under, to
pick a balloon.  Inside each balloon will be a hidden tag with a surprise $
value attached, which they can then use to purchase a gift from a select
group of items.

The gallery is located at 4 Bryan Plaza will be open for the season from
Tuesday through Saturday loam to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm.

All proceeds from the sale support the Washington Art Association.  For information or
directions, please call 860-868-2878

Kimberly Cannon and Cheryl Grayson present...
Holiday Pop-up Market this Saturday
DECEMBER 13, 2014 - 1000:00 - 4:00pm
77 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105
First 10 Customers Free Gifts
Free Parking - Delicious Yummy Appetizers and Desserts
New and Returning Artists
Chris London
Jackie Bright
TL Brooks
Aisha Kishilli Miller
Marcia Little Clark
Kelly Taylor
Linda Jones
Recina Reynolds
Anil Deonarineine
Kimberly Cannon

Orbital  2014

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

Terrence Lavin | Sculpture

on view: December 8 - December 20, 2014
art reception  Saturday, December 13, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)


Treat yourself or a loved one to a new piece of locally crafted fine jewelry from
The Silver Web Collection  
50% discount on select 14k gold and sterling silver pieces
specializing in remounts and repairs

There is still time order that custom piece  for your special someone

Visit the Gallery to see Rachel Girshick's timeless and elegant designs on the following days:

December 11
11 - 5:00 pm
December 12
11 - 5:00 pm
December 13
12 - 5:00 pm
December 21
12 - 4:00 pm
December 22
11 - 5:00 pm
December 23
11 - 5:00 pm 

The Art Guild of Middletown Members Art Show
which will be held at Portland Library on Freestone Avenue in 
Portland beginning December 5th. Do come, view the art and 
buy that special piece of art that catches your eye.

The Opening Reception hosted by the Friends of Portland Library 
will be December 13th from 2 pm to 4 pm.This will be a wonderful 
time for you to meet the artists, vote for your favorite piece of art to 
receive the People's Choice Award and buy that favorite piece of art
 as a special gift for your family member, friend or yourself!

The show will continue until January 17th. It will be open during 
library hours: Mon-Wed 10 am- 8 pm. Thurs: 12-6 pm. Fri and 
Sat 10 am- 5 pm.

Suzan Scott Open Studio: 
Open Studio Holiday Hours:  Sunday December 14th, 1-5pm and by appointment. Come by and see the latest work to come out of my new home/studio here in the Northwest hills! 
I've relocated to 387 South Street, 3rd floor, in Litchfield CT. New location, new work, new explorations, new look. The light is different here. The views are magnificent and I am re-inspired, working from a new perspective with new vistas and new perceptions!
Already there are many new pieces, recently completed, and others still in process. There is a good selection of finished works, on paper and on canvas, framed and unframed, as well as a year's worth of Vitamin A smallworks to view.
Would love to see you on December 14th, 1-5pm. Viewing hours by appointment also, you are welcome to come by the studio at your convenience, simply call or message or email me to set up a time to stop in and view the work.

email: suzanscott@live.com

On display during normal Library hours, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday.



EMERGING ARTISTS 2015, Deadline (extended) December 13, 2014
Annual Open International Competition For Limner Gallery exhibition,
Solo show and Direct Art print awards

SlowArt Productions
Limner Gallery
123 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Open Call for Artists, Sculptors, Photographers, and Artisans
Easton Arts Council, PO Box 142 Easton, CT 06612, seeks original
Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Artisan entries for its
Annual Art Show January 15 - February 27,2015 at the Easton Public
Library 691 Morehouse Rd.. Entry deadline is January 10. Download entry
forms at www.eastonartscouncil.org/upcomingevents. Inquiries:
or call (203) 374-0705 and (203) 261-0175.

Achieve the Career You Imagine!
Apply Now to Make.Art.Work. 2015!
January - June 2015

Make.Art.Work. is a comprehensive career training program created for the working artist. Learn essential creative business and entrepreneurial skills alongside your peers in a supportive, cooperative environment through lessons, assignments and coaching. Complete your training by collaborating with fellow artists to curate a group exhibition in your region. The program, open to Connecticut visual artists and runs from January to June 2015 in monthly three-hour evening sessions in Fairfield, Hartford or New Haven counties. Join the cohort of artists in your community! Monthly sessions for the New Haven cohort will be held at Artspace.
Visit www.MakeArtWork.org/NewHaven for dates and details.
For more information visit www.makeartwork.org  

And on the road with the Balkun Brothers: