August 17, 2012

Late August Line-up

Just opened and upcoming this week, go check 'em out!


 Museum After Dark Presents: Annual Art Auction
Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.-Late
$15 members, $20 non-members

"Early Hour" by Suzan Scott, at NBMAA auction
It’s that time of year again! Join us for our Backyard Summer Bash: Museum After Dark’s 5th Annual Summer Art Auction! 
This year’s silent art auction, sponsored by BLICK Art Materials, will feature over 50 local artists. Bidding opens at 8 p.m. and will carry on until 10 p.m. Place a bid and then head outside to soak up one of the last nights of summer on the Museum terrace and lawn! Dance and laugh to the tunes of live Bluegrass while you sip on Limoncello Lemonades served up from our specialty cocktail bar, generously sponsored for the second year in a row by PEEL Liqueurs. At 10:30 head inside and dance the rest of the night away with the help of Hartford’s DJ Stealth.
The Backyard Summer Bash will be one of the best summer shindigs this side of the Mississippi! So throw on your overalls and meet us on the back porch! 
Party’s startin' up @ 8 and ramblin' on 'til late! See ya’ll there!
21+only – ID’s checked at door
$15 Museum members; $20 non-members
Fee includes admission to Museum, exhibits, music, performances, light food, beer and wine bar
$5 specialty drink bar
Food generously donated by Jordan Caterers!
For more information, contact Melanie Carr Eveleth at or (860) 229-0257, ext. 222.

Riley Brewster, carry, 2012. Oil on canvas.
Jan Cunningham, Fence III, 2012.  Oil on linen.
K. Levni Sinanoglu, January 15, 2012, 2012. Oil on canvas with straight pin.
Outside, Inside and the Window:

Spatial Encounters in Work by Riley Brewster, Jan Cunningham
and K. Levni Sinanoglu

August 25 through September 22, 2012

Artists' reception, Saturday, September 15, Noon until 2

Curated by Steven DiGiovanni

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

Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturdays, 11:00 to 2:00
While rooted in the traditions of modernist practice and benefiting from the aesthetic and conceptual innovations of the early twentieth century, the works on exhibition speak back to a pre-Renaissance poetry of immanent and multi-dimensional, spaces. For these three artists, space is an agent and a medium. It is matter and form.


Val Ramos: Noche Flamenca
Summer Concert at Charter Oak
Saturday, August 25 2012
7:00 PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Admission: Free
The Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble performs again at the Charter Oak Cultural Center bringing the best of contemporary and traditional Flamenco music, song, and dance to Hartford.  The ensemble features Flamenco guitarists Val Ramos and Jose R. Ramos, Flamenco singer Alfonso Cid, Flamenco dancer Melinda Marquez, violinist Ashley Jones, bassist Carlos Hernandez Chavez, and percussionist Matt Moadel.  This concert is possible thanks to the generosity of the Evelyn Preston Memorial Trust Fund/Bank of America Trustee. Co-sponsored by the Charter Oak Cultural Center.
The Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble is one of the best Flamenco fusion groups in the United States. Hailed as “the best of classical Flamenco brought to modern standards” (, “a hidden treasure of the Flamenco world in the Americas…superb musicianship..” (Flamenco Connection), and “simply brilliant” (Flamenco
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 or become a fan on Facebook (!