January 27, 2012

Go Live!

While I always enjoy a quiet gallery for contemplation, nothing gets your heart a'thumping like live interaction with artists!  Here are a few upcoming LIVE events to take in:


Beat the Winter Blues Scholarship Fundraiser

Host           St. Timothy Middle School

  • 860-236-0614
  • Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Northwest Catholic
    29 Wampanoag Drive
    West Hartford, CT 06117

Come join us for a fantastic night of music and community spirit! 

Some of Ct’s best Blues musicians regularly featured at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford are coming together for a concert to raise money for the Father Henry P. Cody Scholarship 

Where: the Mortensen Auditorium at Northwest Catholic High School,29 Wampanoag DriveWest HartfordCT
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 (snow date Feb 16th)

Tickets: $30.00 per person until January 25, 2012, After Jan. 25th at 5PM the price goes up to $35,   
 RSVP to the eVite  or Email: Laureen Guerriero at St. Timothy Middle School at lguerriero@stmswh.org and send payment to: STMS/Blues Concert, 225 King Philip DrWest HartfordCT 06117 
Note: The Auditorium only holds 200 seats, last year was a blast and we expect this year to sell out, so order your tickets today! Questions, contact Laureen at 860-236-0614 ext 36

Schedule for the evening:
6:00-7:00 pm Wine/Beer reception
7:00-8:30 pm Bring on the Musicians!

Tim MacDonald: Guitars and vocals, Steve Balkun, 2001STMS Alumni: Guitars and vocals, Tom Petri: Bass, Nick Balkun, 2004 STMS Alumni: Drums, Robert Nasta: Harmonica/Percussion etc…Black Eyed Sally’s Horns: Jim and Scotty and various special guests

8:30-9:15: Coffee and dessert
Look forward to seeing you there and so appreciate your support!

About the Father Cody Scholarship:
Each year three students are awarded a full scholarship in the name of Father Cody. We hope to sell out this evening of music in order to replenish the funds for these scholarships.




Donna Martin

Split Bill Show With Tim McDonald This Sunday!
January 29th - at 7pm
At the Stafford Springs Coffeehouse Series
Old Town Hall, 221 East St., Stafford Springs, CT
Tim McDonald from the McDonald/Teague Band will join me this Sunday.  We will each play a solo set and then team up at the end for a few songs.
And then...
I'll be playing a show with my rockin' little trio on March 17th at the Northwest Park Nature Centerin  Windsor, CT - www.northwestpark.org
 BIG COUNTRY - New release. Now available at CDBaby.com & Amazon.com or visitwww.donnamartin.com
Thanks for all your support!!



Sat. at REAL ART WAYS:  Poster Boy w/Marela - it doesn't get any better!!

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Poster Boy Panel Discussion

aricoco: RUNawayHome
There will be a performance by aricoco before the panel discussion at 7 PM
Street Alchemy, an exhibition by artist collective Poster Boy, was scheduled to go on view at Trinity College in September 2011 but was abruptly canceled. According to the Hartford Courant, school administrators canceled the show due to Poster Boy's alleged practice of using materials stolen from public advertisements.

Poster Boy claimed censorship when Trinity College first postponed and then cancelled the exhibition: "They don't know where the billboards come from, and I'm not going to incriminate myself," a representative for Poster Boy said in an interview with the BBC.
In wake of the cancellation, Real Art Ways made the decision to present the exhibition with the title Street Alchemy 2.0. The exhibition opened on October 20, 2011 with a crowd of more than 500 in attendance. 
Real Art Ways will present a panel discussion to address the multiple and wide-ranging topics that have arisen from Poster Boy: Street Alchemy 2.0. Some of the topics include artist’s rights and freedom of expression, legal issues surrounding this work, the transgressive nature of new art and the value of billboards in advertising and society.

Marela Zacarias, an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, will moderate the panel.
Zacarias has painted more than thirty large public murals in the United States. Mexico and Guatemala. She was an Artist-in-residence for the academic year ‘09-’10 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she completed a mural to be part of the William Benton Museum of Art collection. Zacarias’s work is currently part of the 2011 S-Files Biennial at Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NY. She made a 30 ft long site-specific sculptural painting at the lobby of the museum.