April 13, 2012

Addendum to Art in April

Art events popping up like daffodils - my favorite sign of Spring!  Whether you choose the comtemplative or the constructive, choose to go out there!

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 Hurry, some workshops begin
THIS weekend!

Exciting Chaos of Improvisational Quilting: Ed Johnetta Fowler-Miller 
Bring sewing machine and fabric to share in this fast pace and intense workshop. 
All Levels are welcome. Sunday April 29, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Food/Still Life photography: Julie Bidwell
Are you a blogger looking to improve your skills or just interested in the craft of food & still life photography?... this workshop is for you.  Sunday April 29, 10:00am-4:00pm

Fine art from nature: Barbara Lussier
This plein air painting workshop will explore the means to simplify the landscape using value and color with a limited palette.  All levels welcome.  Outside Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th 

We offer four sessions of classes for youth age 5 - 18,
starting the week of July 2nd. Check out our schedule at

Part-time position open:
Administrative assistant/registrar.

15 hrs per week.
Experienced only.
Please send resume with cover letter to director@whal.org

Join us at ARTtalks, Tuesday May 1 
with Frank Federico
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 Frank Federico

A seasoned artist and instructor who has taught at the West Hartford Art League for over 20 years, Frank is the 2012 Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree. Since 1978, only 36 artists have been awarded this honor.
Frank will shows examples of his work, and discuss his carreer in the arts. 

Clubhouse Gallery, 7 p.m., $5 per person.
Space limited to 75 people.

West Hartford Art League
37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107

Material Measure: Use and Reinvention of Maps

Leila Daw . Billy Friebele . Mike Iacovone . Martha Lewis .
Larissa Nowicki  . Gerald Saladyga . Karin Schaefer . Kevin Van Aelst
Curated by Fritz Horstman

The Institute Library.  847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
April 7 through May 5, 2012
Greeting of the Artists, Saturday, April 7 from noon until 2 pm

Open Wednesdays, 10 to 6 and Saturdays 11 to 2

Illustration: Leila Daw, Ancient City in the Sky, 1980, Map drawing in skywriting smoke

Gallery Opening and Outdoor Wheels Show: Saturday, April 21, 12-7pm
April 21, 2012 – May 11, 2012

New Haven, CT – Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Wheels, a fine art exhibition and car, motorcycle, and bicycle show featuring art work that revolves around the theme of wheels. 
This exhibition will feature painting, photography, and sculpture. In some cases the work itself is created of recycled car parts or road signs. Bruno Ratensperger, CT based classic car photographer, will be exhibiting; commissions available. In addition, on display in the gallery will be handmade motorcycles by Lock Baker courtesy of The Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, New Haven Power Sports, and Zane’s Cycles. This unlikely and exciting juxtaposition will serve to bridge the gap in the viewer’s mind between form and function of art.
 Sat. April 21, 12-7pm will be an all day car, motorcycle, and bicycle show. Antique and performance cars will be on view in the parking garage adjacent to Reynolds Fine Art. A section of Orange Street between Chapel Street and Crown Street will be closed off to road traffic to allow additional cars and motorcycles to be displayed. Surrounding businesses will be participating in this event as well. Be sure to stop by Arpaia Lang at 806 Chapel Street, to join in a raffle of jewelry custom made for this event. Please come and see Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars who will be here!
This event is free and open to the public. A portion of proceeds from sales will go to benefit Autism Speaks.
Located at 96 Orange Street, the mission of Reynolds Fine Art is to contribute to an economic and cultural ecosystem through vibrant samples of artwork, not only in our home neighborhood, but also in the Lower Chapel district and New Haven as a whole. Periodically, shows, demonstrations, lectures, workshops and art sessions are held to infuse New Haven with the different aspects of the art world.

Art Lovers, 

I wanted to formally invite you and your family to the opening reception of 'Faces of Hartford' on Monday April 23rd from 5-8 p.m. at Bin 228, at 228 Pearl St. in downtown Hartford where portraits of people of Hartford will be featured.

In the hope of achieving at least some part of the show's charitable goal I would like to draw a significant crowd to this opening where there will be a recommended $10 donation and where an additional 30% of the proceeds from the sale of all work included in the exhibition will go to the House of Bread to benefit the homeless cause in Hartford.  I'm sure you'll see some familiar faces on canvas of Hartford's known and unknown that make up our beautiful Capital City!  I look forward to seeing you soon!