October 12, 2012

More and more for Oct.

Most of us New England folk celebrate the coming of fall, and with it the crisper temperatures, the changing colors of the leaves and the welcome life-work balance that accompanies the end of that free-flowing summer business. On Saturday evening, Anne Cubberley's giant puppets romp by the pond at Elizabeth Park during Night Fall, a celebration of the change of seasons through art, music, dance and community. Cubberly's puppets (pictured), if you've never seen them, are 3-D works of art, animated by their masters. This family-friendly event ends with a procession of illuminated lanterns created out of repurposed plastic bottles. Bring chairs and blankets, naturally.
Anne Cubberly's Night Fall
Oct. 13, 6 p.m., free, Elizabeth Park (by the pond near the park's Asylum Avenue entrance), Hartford, nightfallhartford.org.

New Britain Museum of American Art presents:
The 43rd Annual Juried Members Exhibition
Oct. 13, 2012–Oct. 28, 2012
Opening Reception
Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-2:30 p.m.

The 43rd Annual Juried Members Exhibition will be held this year from Oct. 13–28. An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for the exhibition will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. This year's Members Exhibition will be on view in the spacious McKernan Gallery.
The juror for this year’s exhibition is Robert Burns, Executive Director of the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT.
Prize winners for 43rd Annual Juried Members Exhibition
First Prize – Diana Roberts-Paschall
Second Prize – Victoria Sivigny
Oil/Acrylic Award – Robert Noreika
Watercolor Award – Sharon Kocay
Photography Award – Steve Adams
Print Award – James Brunelle
Sculpture Award – Rebecca Fellows
Juror’s Award – Priscilla Palumbo

The International Enclave of Artists of Gallery RIVAARoosevelt Island, NYC
 AzothGallery at The New Haven Free Public Library  (Lower Level) 
133 Elm Street   New HavenCT  (across from the New Haven Green)

Opening Reception:  Saturday, October 13, 2 to 4 PM 
Valeriu Boborelu                                                Barbara deCew
Toshiko Kitano-Groner                                      Annette Hochberg
Ioan Popoiu                                                         Georgette Sinclair
Anna Sineinikova                                               Edel Stuehmke-Levy
Kevin Pope
Guest Curator:  Barbara DeCew, Roosevelt Island, NYC 
Library Gallery curator:  Johnes Ruta    azothgallery@comcast.net   203.387.4933   http://AzothGallery.com/ 

Monday, October 15th
7:00 pm
Christine Palm recently completed a Teacher’s Guide and Film Series entitled, “What the
Dead Know: Bringing to Young Audiences the Work of Seven Modernists Buried in New
England,” which interprets, through film, music and critical analysis, the poetry of Stevens,
Bishop, Cummings, Sexton, Frost, Merrill and Lowell. Palm served as president of
the Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens, and has taught writing at the Greater Hartford
Academy of the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in DrunkenBoat.com, Caesura, Connecticut
Review, Northeast, and other venues. Palm, who was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for
her essay writing, has read her non-fiction essays on National Public Radio. Preparing the
Ground is her first book of poems.
Originally from Wilmington DE, David Pontrelli has lived in Hartford since 1991. In 2002
he trained at the Amherst Writers & Artists Institute and was certified to teach creative
writing to underserved populations. He has taught writing workshops at Hartford Public
Library, the Parkville Senior Center, and for Hartford Adult Education, among other
places. He is the author of four chapbooks of poetry, most recently, Sensible Robber, a book
of short poems published in 2008.
For more info, contact: Jim, jforjames@aol.com, 860-508-2810

Montiel: Tales of Concrete and Clouds
Gallery Opening: Thursday, October 11th, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Artist Biography: Andrés Montiel
Andrés Montiel was born in Adrogué, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He's been passionate about art since he was a young child. His talents began with drawing, and he soon became especially intrigued by landscapes and the styles and techniques of the great masters. After studying with a few successful Argentine artists in Buenos Aires and around the country, Montiel enrolled in the P. Pueyrredon National Fine Arts College in Buenos Aires, Argentina to further his artistic education.
Montiel's work blends a combination of traditional techniques with contemporary subjects. His raw brushstrokes and his themes emphasize the dichotomy between civilization and primitiveness. In addition to having his work exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and Argentina, he has received numerous awards and grants.
Montiel's paintings can be found in private collections around the world including Argentina, the United States, Canada, Spain, France, Israel, Australia, and Germany.

West Hartford Art League
37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
(860) 231-8019

Abraham Burton, sax
Eric McPherson, drums

Dezron Douglas, bass
Ray-Mac, sax

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8pm
Royal Masala
391 Main Street (corner of Main & Capitol Ave.)
Hartford, CT

"This is simply an amazing presentation of modern jazz..." BeatNews 2012

$10 cover (2 sets one price)

Coming soon to the John Slade Ely House, 'Overhead Under Foot', Curated by David Borawski

Artists (Overhead): Victor Pacheco, Caleb Portfolio, Andre Rochester, Suzan Scott.

Artists (Under Foot): Lori Sikorski, 
Ronald Todd and Charles Minoche. 

October 17-November 11th, Opening October 20th, 5-8 pm