July 12, 2016

Blues, Berries and Jam Series

On the New Haven Green

Wed. July 13, 12 noon - 1:30 pm
at the Farmer's Market presented by City Seed

Anita Gangi Balkun, poetry by Colleen Feeney

My book work "Thin Skinned" is exhibited in this show:


Making Sense of the Senses

July 13 - September 24

2016 Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception:  

July 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm  

Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, Center for Book Arts, and Peter Schell, Artist, Instructor, and Naturalist
As the annual artist members’ exhibition, including invited artists, this exhibition presents artists’ books and related works that employ one or more of the senses: hearing, smell, sight, taste, and touch. Alternatively, some works conjure a conceptual idea using one (or more) of the senses, or poetically evoke the senses.

Artists included: Aravind Adyanthaya, Ioulia Akhmadeeva, Rosaire Appel, Anita Gangi Balkun, Wardah Naeem Bukhari, Sophie Calle, Josely Carvalho, Julie Chen, Donald Daedalus, Aurora De Armendi, Sue Donym and Marie Guise, Ximena Perez Grobet, Antonio Guerra, Angela Lorenz, Sean Meehan, Susan Martin Maffei, Shervone Neckles, John Risseeuw, Paolo Salvagione, Zoë Sheehan-Saldaña, Ellen Sheffield, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Irwin Susskind, Barbara Tetenbaum, George A. Walker, Thomas Parker Williams, Tammy Wofsey, and Dasha Ziborova.

The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th St. 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001


A two-part exhibition featuring randomly selected artist members of the Arts Council.
Organized by Debbie Hesse

Part 1, Shuffle
July 7—August 4, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, July 14, 5-7 p.m.

Part 2, Shake
August 11—September 8, 2016
Closing Reception on Thursday, September 8, 5-7 p.m.

Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday



Surface Work brings together five contemporary women artists working in the tradition of abstraction, each of whom are moving it forward in new directions exploring line, texture and color within as well as on the surface.

Saturday, July 16, 6-10 PM

 William Baczek Fine Arts
William Baczek Fine Arts is proud to be showing a summer group exhibition of gallery artists. Please come and see new works, as well as examples from recent exhibitons. The gallery will be rotating exhibitions throughout the summer so every visit to the gallery or web site will feature new paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture. 


July 7 - August 21, 2016

Westville Village 
NEW HAVEN,  CT  06515

For its summer group exhibit, Kehler Liddell Gallery’s member artists have invited 19 of their favorite fellow artists to join them for ARTIST AS CURATOR III.
This show features accomplished artists working in a variety of media including assemblage, mixed media, painting, photography, print making, and woodworking:

Melissa Benson, Joy Bush, William Chickillo, Megan Craig, Vincent Edwards, Nancy Eisenfeld, Mark Ferguson, Allan Greenier, Kenneth Hanson, Jackie Heitchue,
Debbie Hesse, Sheldon Krevit, Dru Nadler, Peter Nuhn, Liz Pagano, Jaclyn E. Podlaski, Mark Savoia, Paul Theriault, and Peter Ziou

Paul Kulikowski
 Artist Statement:
This selection of paintings represents a snapshot of my ongoing struggle to find peace, to establish my place in the world, and to express in paint the unique visual cadence of trees, clouds, sky, and hills…the orderly patterns in nature…my connection…my grounding.

Gallery Hours:
Saturday and Sundays 11-4 pm

122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146

Art Made of Reclaimed and Re-purposed
Found Metal Elements.

With work by

Chris Woodman 
Sigrid von Wendell 
Terry Rennert
Trisha Moody-Bourbeau
Matt Johnson

Piper Foreso
Elizabeth Denny
Mark Brown
The Elusie Gallery
@Big Red Frame
Old Town Hall
Easthampton, MA.


 The Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibit: Vessel will be making its final stop at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. Please join North Bennet and the GBW New England Chapter for the opening reception on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 in the evening. In addition to the 50 works on display, three local exhibitors, Erik Demaine, Graham Patten and Colin Urbina, will be present to speak about their piece. Talks will take place around 7:00.
GBW Vessel Opening Reception
July 21, 2016 // 6:00 - 8:00pm
North Bennet Street School
150 North Street
Boston, MA
If you are unable to attend the reception, the exhibit will run from July 15 - August 31, 2016. Please see North Bennet’s website for information on their hours.


I-Park's July OPEN Studios  
Sunday, July 24, 2016  |  2 - 5pm
Join us for an afternoon of art, music, nature and conversation with our 7 artists-in-residence:
Marin Abell, Visual Arts, Virginia/Kansas
Maria Buyondo, Moving Image, Sweden/New York
Katrina Carrasco, Creative Writing, California/Oregon
Morgan Craig, Visual Arts, Pennsylvania
Paul Farmer, Visual Arts, North Carolina
Ashley Jones, Visual Arts, Kansas/New York
Evan Meier, Music Composition/Sound Sculpture, Maryland

Any questions, contact Liz at info@i-park.org or 860-873-2468


July 1, 2016

Starting off 1st Friday events:

Go See this movie!!! It will touch your soul!!

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
The latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows members of the Ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.
Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the personal journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays – Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Kayhan Kalhor (Iran), Yo-Yo Ma (France/United States), Wu Man (China), and Cristina Pato (Spain) – to chronicle passion, talent, and sacrifice.

Downtown Chester Show Opens Friday
Opening Reception Friday, July 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
"Chester Skyline" by Rachel Carlson
“Downtown Chester,” a show of original paintings done by Maple and Main artists depicting the center of town, will be on view at Maple and Main from Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3.

An opening party will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. to help kick off the debut of First Fridays in Chester. Other galleries and stores will also be hosting special events.

The paintings in the Downtown Chester show were mainly done during June; a number of them from the gallery porch, in the street during Sundays’ farmers market and along the town sidewalks.

The show will open Friday at noon until 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 2 from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

A sampling of the downtown paintings are on display this week in the gallery



96 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510 I 203.498.2200 I info@reynoldsfineart.com

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present
Stephen Lloyd and Sarah Slavick
July 1 - August 26, 2016

Join us for the opening reception
Friday, July 1st from 5pm - 8pm


“Soft Waves - Montauk” by Suzanne Coiro



 Ben Parker | "Tessellations"
Geometric Paper Sculpture

On view: June 28 - July 17, 2016
Art reception  SATURDAY,   July 9th  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

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

Golden Thread Gallery

Members Exhibit 2016!

July 16 – August 20

The Golden Thread Gallery
At Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road | W.Hartford, CT 06107

Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT is pleased to announce an awe-inspiring art exhibit coming 
to its Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery.  
The Artists of Gallery One, a local intentional community of artists whose common bond is a commitment to each artist realizing his/her individual voice, have entitled their exhibit, “Transformation.”  The attached press release expands on the exhibit which will run from July 16 to August 31, 2016 
with an opening reception 
 Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2-4 pm.
Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center

167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443

(203) 245-0401 Ext. 111


artist opportunities: 



 Sunday July 3rd is the deadline to
apply to Real People 2016.

Real People is our annual international juried fine art exhibition 'Celebrating the Arts Through Faces and Figures'. Real People is open to all artists and media, 18 years and older; submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner that is recognizable. Works previously accepted for Real People or Women’s Works are ineligible for entry.

Real People has become a much-anticipated show each year. The show enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Along with the Opening Reception, other events are held at the Art Center during the exhibition to encourage attendance. Real People will run from Thursday August 11 through Saturday September 25th.  (For other important dates, such as the reception dates, please see the prospectus.)  The deadline for entry is Sunday, July 3rd.
To apply to the show, or view the complete prospectus, please visit www.callforentry.org and look for 'Real People 2016' in the show listings.  The prospectus is also available at the Old Courthouse website, under Calls for Artists: oldcourthouseartscenter.org/callstoartists. 







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Open Studio Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13

CTNOW calls our Open Studio event
an "art extravaganza"!

A City-Wide Arts Event - www.openstudiohartford.com
New artists of all kinds are Welcome
Dance, Music, Film & Spoken Word Performance Opportunities