September 27, 2012

Envision the possibilities

It's here, EnvisionFest Hartford!! Are you excited for all the art and music for free??  See the Hartford Current CAL section for a full listing of Saturday's events.

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Friday, September 28, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Bushnell Park (near the Pump House)
Elm St
Hartford, CT 06103
Please be our guest on Friday evening, September 28th, for a special pre-festival party under the stars in Bushnell Park as we celebrate and kick-off EnvisionFest Hartford.
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We hope you can make it!

The iQuilt Partnership

Also head over to the gallery at CCC (across the streets from PODs) for their current exhibit:

21st Century Interpretations of G. Fox Exhibition

Be sure to add your thoughts to my 'memory quilt' of neck ties!!


  • When:
    Daily : 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (September 29th through December 23rd)
  • Price:
  • Venue:
    Conrad L. Mallett Gallery at Capital Community College
    950 Main St. , Hartford , CT , 06103
  • Phone:
    860-705-4383 (Phone)

  • Description:
    Exhibition about the beloved Hartford landmark Capital Community College resides in, the former G. Fox Department Store. This event will focus not only on historical aspects of the store, but its current use as an institution of higher education, and interpretations of its past/present/future use and impact on residents of Greater Hartford.  This event is open to the public.  There will be rotating works throughout the exibit.  Not open on holidays.


"4 ARTS" is a three day show featuring work by four diverse artists that will be held at the Essex Art Association (EAA) from the evening of September 28th to Sunday September 30, 2012. 

 "4 ARTS"  - An art show featuring works by Jerry Reed, Lucien Flotte, Virginia Peake and Kevin Corrado.

Essex Art Association, 10 North Main Street, Essex, CT 06426

 Friday night, Saturday and Sunday 9/28-30

            Friday September 28,  5PM - 9PM
           Saturday September 29,  11AM - 5PM
               Sunday September 30,  11AM - 5PM
Opening Reception:  Friday September 28 from 5PM to 9PM.  Refreshments will be served.
Free and Open to the Public
For Additional Information:  Please contact Lucien Flotte at 917-208-3858 or call the gallery at 860-767-8996 on show dates.
 An opening reception hosted by the artists will be held on Friday evening from 5PM to 9PM on September 28, 2012 .  Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.  The show will also be on exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30 from 11AM to 5PM each day.  The Essex Art Association is located at 10 North Main Street, Essex, CT. 06426.  Please contact Lucien Flotte at 917-208-3858 or call the gallery at 860-767-8996 during the show dates for any additional information.


Behnke Doherty Gallery

September 27th through November 11th

The Behnke Doherty Gallery is pleased to announce its next exhibition, Captured Moments, featuring new oil paintings by Tom Yost.  This is Yost’s second one man show at the gallery.  The exhibition runs from September 27th through November 11th.  There is an artist reception on Saturday September 29th from 4-7 pm. 

Tom Yost continues his exploration of the captivating landscapes of Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills.  Bringing his customary intense realism and compositional sensibility to each work, Yost again demonstrates why he is one of the pre-eminent landscape artists painting today.  His ability to preserve the sense of a moment in time remains extraordinary. 

The Behnke Doherty Gallery is located at 6 Green Hill Road in Washington Depot, CT. Fall hours are Friday and Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 12-4.  For further information contact the gallery at 860-868-1655 or at .

ArtAround the West End:  Self-guided Neighborhood Art Walk,Saturday, September 29, 11 am to 5 pm 

The West End Civic Association is sponsoring ArtAround the West End on Saturday, September 29.  There will be a reception to meet artists the evening before. 

Join art lovers and collectors for ArtAround the West End, a self-guided walk to visit with and see the works of 14 West End visual artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, jewelers and others in various locations around the West End of Hartford, CT.   

ArtAround grew out of the art walk that was part of WECA’s Jane Jacob’s Walks in 2010.  According to Cathy Bates, who organized that walk as well as this one, “ArtAround is a great opportunity to bring together and showcase the diverse artists in this vibrant West End community.”   For info, 860-233-7852 or

ArtAround:  self guided art walk

Saturday, September 29, 2012

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

JoAnne Bauer - collage, mixed media, and photography
Noel G. Coonce-Ewing – assemblage art, oil
Lelaneia Dubay – paintings and multiple media
Adrienne (Addy) Gale – sculptural fabric arts
Steve Fournier – watercolors
Viviane Grady – photography
Liza Martin – oil painting
Nan Runde – lithographic crayon drawings and egg tempera paintings
Elizabeth (Betsy) Raphael – stone sculpture
Cara Stimmel-Agins – hand made jewelry and accessories of found and re-purposed parts
Bob Stimmel – sculpture, jewelry, mixed media assemblage
Peter Upton – oil paintings, abstracts
Carolyn West – jewelry  
Bruce Robbins will exhibit watercolors by his late wife, Carol Davidson

Meet the Artists Reception
Silent Auction to support arts and cultural events in the West End
Friday, September 28, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Attendance at the reception is limited; e-mail WECA at to RSVP and receive details for the reception, including location.

For more information about ArtAround the West End, the artists and their work, and the artists’ locations along the walk route, go to

You are cordially invited to the opening reception of the

Hartford Art School Alumni Juried Exhibition

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
awards program begins at 7:00 p.m.

Silpe Gallery
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Register online here.

Several of the pieces on display will be availabe for sale
A portion of the proceeds will benefit HAS Alumni programs

Last chance to see:  
At Artspace Hartford, open this Friday and Sat. 1-4 pm.