September 10, 2012

Sept. Art Across the State

Lots of art, lots of artists - there are 3 openings this thursday alone!!

by Jo McGinnis
Maple and Main Gallery will celebrate its second anniversary with a special opening of its newest show.
The anniversary exhibit will feature over 220 new works by the 33 artists and three guest artists represented by the gallery.
Housed in a restored late 1700s ship’s chandlery, Maple and Main is located at 1 Maple Street in Chester.  The exhibit will be on display through October. 
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 Central Connecticut State University Art Galleries present:
Art Faculty Exhibition 2012
Opening Reception thurs. 9/13 4-7 pm
Berlin Turnpike 1848 by Mark Strathy
Featuring Works By:
Mike Alewitz, James Buxton, E. Diann Cook, Kevin Chamberland,
Terry Donsen Feder, Tom Edwards, Sean Gallagher, Vicente Garcia,
Lisa Goldreich, David Holzman, Victoria Jutras Kniering, Jennifer Knaus,
Elizabeth Langhorne, Marsha Lewis, Cora Marshall, Adam Niklewicz,
Daniel Riccio, Rachel Siporin, Cary Smith, Mark Strathy, Elisa Tenenbaum,
Ron Todd & Charles Menoche, Patricia Weise, Mary Wolff
Faculty Lectures in the Galleries:

Mark Strathy speaks about “Berlin Turnpike 1848”
Wednesday, September 19th at 2 PM

Elizabeth Langhorne speaks about her upcoming book “Jackson Pollack: Kunst als Sinnsuche”,  Thursday, October 4th at 3 PM

Central Connecticut State University Art Galleries
Hours:  Monday-Friday 1-4 PM      Maloney Hall, 2nd floor

ArtWalk 2012
Saturday September 15, 11-5 p.m
Free. Clothesline art exhibit and sale under the tent. Art Sale in Saltbox Gallery. Opening of exhibit by Olof Aspelin, CT+6 Best of Show winner in the Clubhouse Gallery. Live Music from Sedgwick Duo and Calypso Caliente | Face painting
prize wheel. Faculty demonstrations. Kids art corner.  Community mural.Sidewalk chalk competition. Dance with the Asian Performing arts and Ballet Theater Company. Picnic on the lawn.

Plus: Psychic readings - $20 for 20 minutes.  Food available for purchase from the Urban Gourmet, Soup 'r Samich and the Cupcake Brake.
View the entire schedule at     
Public Art Dedication 
Join us at 3 p.m as we dedicate the latest addition to our Art in Public Places collection by sculptor Philip Grausman.
Light Up the Night, 7-9 p.m.
Sponsor a $5 paper luminaria during ArtWalk and help fill the shelves atFoodShare and the West Hartford Food pantry.
Lighting at 7 p.m. Dessert reception in the Saltbox Gallery from 7-9 p.m.


Artwell celebrates 17 years of membership with a show honoring Artwell's amazing member artists.
A $100 "Member's Choice Award" will be presented at the opening reception.
Admission is free. 
We'd love to see you.

Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat. Noon - 5.
PHONE : 860.482.5122 EMAIL

 Charter Oak Cultural Center Presents Gallery Opening for Exhibition, “The Reason for Reason” by Painter Beena Azeem

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents “The Reason for Reason” an exhibition of recent paintings by Beena Azeem. The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 13 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with an artist’s talk at 7:00pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will run through October 12.

Beena Azeem ’s large scale figurative paintings work focus on symbolism.  Each painting explores symbolic imagery acquired through media and personal life experiences. Her imagery is comprised of theatrical presentations devoid of information other than the actual figures themselves.  Symbols of varying social or political significance such as head coverings and bondage are also injected.  The artist’s reflections metaphorically explore the idea of attributes of people, as well as the multiplicity of figures in a society.  This play on optics illustrates the resulting confusion or distortion that occurs when perspectives shift.   For more information, please visit our website at or become a fan on Facebook (