July 5, 2012

Art Jems for July

Open Studios at FVAC this weekend!

First Saturday Open Studios featuring artists in a variety of disciplines, come and join us for a fresh taste of the Valley's talents!  I'll be in my Residency Studio 6B, 11-4.  http://www.artistsfvac.org/anita-gangi-balkun
Farmington Valley Arts Center 
25 Arts Center Lane 
Avon, CT 06001

Installation: work in progress (recycled metal roof, fabric and silver stencil)
A. Balkun

On diplay July 5 - August 12, 2012
First Friday Opening July 6, 6-8PM

The Silver Circle Gallery in Putnam, CT is proud to announce the upcoming Modern Landscape exhibit, featuring local and regional artists including Shirley Bernstein, Mary Brooking, Ella Delyanis, Cathy Doocy, Ali Moshiri, Donald Munson, Kathi Packer, Lorna Ritz, Suzanne Rosendahl, and Josa Weatherwax. This show will present a modern take on landscapes as artists depict non-traditional interpretations of nature.

Also, a special installation of furniture by Willie Hoffman of Playable Studio 

The Institute Library . 847 Chapel Street . New Haven, CT

June 30 through July 28, 2012

Greeting of the Artists, Saturday, June 30, noon until 2

Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturdays, 11:00 to 2:00

ILLUSTRATION: Larry Morelli, Tom Nevers Road, Nantucket, 1997, marker on paper

Indie Fest @ the Oak
July, 14, 2012
2:00 – 11:55 PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Admission: Free
Come out to Charter Oak Cultural Center on July 14th at 2pm and catch amazing bands well known throughout the region for being the leading Indie movers and shakers. This event is totally free. The only reason to bring cash would be to purchase CD's and T-shirts from the awesome bands that will rock your face off. There will be a really, really Free Market from 2-5 and Hartford Food Not Bombs will be serving food from 5-7 all taking place in Charter Oak’s beautiful courtyard.
Featured Bands:
7 PM -12 AM is the Electric Set:
The Radical Dads www.radicaldads.com
Ovlov http://ovlov.bandca...mp.com/
2-6 PM is the acoustic set:
Brett the One Man Band
and more TBA...

Proceeds and all donations go to Food Not Bombs.  
Charter Oak Cultural Center, is housed in Connecticut's oldest synagogue building, is a non-profit, multi-cultural arts center committed to preserving the Jewish Heritage of our building, giving access to the arts to all people and doing the work of social justice. Charter Oak has long been an arts showcase for the region's ethnically and culturally diverse communities. We offer performances, exhibits, classes, two free after school programs for inner city youth, lectures and cultural programming that nourish the mind, soul, body and spirit of young and old alike. Our mission is to provide access to the arts for all.  For more information, please visit our website at www.charteroakcenter.org or become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CharterOakCulturalCenter)!
Indie Fest is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund- Bank Of America, trustee.

More Music:

Balkun Brothers Blue Band

in Blue Back Square!!
(say that 3 times fast!)

Fri. July 6, 7 pm FREE!
 (out by Borders/Cheesecake Factory) 

Local bluesman Steve Balkun shows off his self-designed resonator guitar
check out www.balkunguitars.com

The Balkun Brothers will also be at Black-eyed Sally's next week: Wed. July 11th, 8 pm, hosting the blues jam.