November 14, 2012

Keeping up the art!

There's sooooo much going on, I'm having difficulty posting all the notices!  Here's the top picks for the week:

In Memorial:

Eve Olitski, age 64, died unexpectedly in her home in W. Hartford, CT on Monday, November 5th, 2012. She was the daughter of renowned artist Jules Olitski and Gladys (Katz) Olin Pactovis, also an artist. Eve Olitski, the artist whose charming one-woman show "Naked Ladies with Things on Their Heads" is on the walls now at EBK Gallery in West Hartford. The show will stay up until its pre-arranged Nov. 21 end date.
Eve spent her life in the arts, as a graphic illustrator, painter, printmaker, poet and comedic writer, as well as stand-up performer. She held a BFA in Theater Design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia School of the Arts.  In 1978 she was awarded a National Endowment for her one act play Don’t Jump! For years she was a regular contributor of pen and ink drawings to the New Yorker as well as producing the cover for that magazine in 1985.  She’s published illustrations for Harper Collins, MacMillan Publishers, The Atlantic Monthly, The Baltimore Sun, Ms Magazine and numerous others.  She has exhibited her paintings throughout New England. Eve has often given of her time to charitable organizations, most recently teaching poetry and printmaking at Chrysalis in Hartford, CT.
Friends and family will come together to celebrate Eve’s life and artwork at EBK Gallery located at 43 Crossroads Plaza in West Hartford, Ct from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, Nov 18th. 
In lieu of flowers please send Donations to Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition (CARC) of Hartford, CT, or the Hartford Jazz Society

The Book-signing and talk for Living the Artists Life is this Wednesday, November 14.

Clubhouse Gallery, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Hope to see you all there. 

Book talk and signing, November 14th.

Join us Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse Gallery at the West Hartford Art League for a talk by artist, author and gallery owner Paul Dorrell, author of Living the Artists Life, a guide to growing, persevering, and succeeding in the art worldThis talk is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase after the talk for $15.

The Artists Magazine said of Dorrells book “a frank, honest book about making it (and not making it) in the art world. Dorrell covers a range of topics, from preparing yourself emotionally for a creative life to getting commissions.”

The Associated Press said “ Its heavy on pragmatic advice – from pricing and promoting one’s work to gaining acceptance by galleries.”

The West Hartford Art League is located at 37 Buena Vista Road in West Hartford  (860) 231-8019.

Mon Nov 12, 4pm | City Steam Brewery and Café | 942 Main St.
Let’s get the pARTy started! Show off your sculpting skills with some Play-Doh as we toast to and celebrate the arts in our community—the top three creations of the night will win tickets to some United Arts funded events!
Thu Nov 15, 4:30pm | CT's Old State House | 800 Main St.
Brighten up Hartford at the illumination ceremony of our “Light Up the Night” public art project created from lanterns made out of recyclable materials by the community under the artistic direction of local artist Anne Cubberly. Craft a lantern yourself at our Lantern Workshop on Wed Nov 14 from 11am-2pm at CT's Old State House.  
GREATER HARTFORD ARTS COUNCIL100 Pearl Street, 1st Floor | Hartford, CT 06103
860-525-8629  |

David Ottenstein, Tree During Snow Squall

In Focus: Recent Acquisitions in Photography displays a variety of exhibiting artists with involvement in the works by New England region. Artists will present brief discussions and insights into their distinctive photographic approaches in front of their work in our galleries. Some artists of this event include Christine Breslin, Ellen Carey, and David Ottenstein. 

Gallery Talk: Photographers In Focus
Sunday, November 18, 2 p.m.
Free with Museum Admission
In Focus: Recent Acquisitions in Photography
Nov. 9–Dec. 30, 2012
Opening Reception
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 5:30-7 p.m.

In Focus: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, on view in the McKernan Gallery from November 9 through December 30, 2012, will unveil the Museum’s emergent photography collection to the public for the first time. Although it was not until 1999 that the Museum began to incorporate photography into its holdings, the collection has grown steadily over the past 13 years. Organized in a chronological and thematic fashion, the exhibition consists of approximately 120 works that chart the development of photography over one and a half centuries to illuminate the importance of this medium in shaping this country’s visual culture.

The themes represented in the exhibition are: 19th-Century Portraiture and Local Photography; Landscape: Natural and Manmade; Photojournalism; Face and Figure; and Abstraction, Conceptualism, and Beyond. Well-known highlights include ones by New Britain’s own Sol LeWitt, and Dorothea Lange, Lewis Hine, William Wegman, Christine Breslin, Alfred Cheney Johnston and Nelson Augustus Moore. The exhibit will allow viewers to not only delve into the scope of the Museum’s permanent holdings in photography, but also to confront the variety of unexpected directions in which the genre of photography has moved since its inception.

Nancy Jo Hoffman, paintings

 Seabury Retirement Community for the months of November and December.
 Opening Monday November 19 and on view until the end of December,  9 a.m. till 7 p.m.

400 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT.
Enter thru the main entrance and you will
be directed to the gallery.

connecticut artists night - this thursday!

Thursday, November 15, 5 to 8 pm

Please join us this Thursday, November 15, for our annual Connecticut Artists Night reception! The evening showcases the work of Connecticut artisans featured in this year's Celebration of American Crafts. Meet Connecticut-based artists while you shop, and support local makers!  

The 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

bowl-a-thon - this sunday!

Sunday, November 18, 1:30 to 5 pm 
Help the Studio Potters of Creative Arts Workshop fight hunger this Sunday at the 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon! Choose a gorgeous bowl or mug (handmade by the CAW Studio Potters, faculty and friends), fill it with delicious soup (donated by local merchants), and support the Community Soup Kitchen.

Suggested donations: $10 for small items, $15 for soup bowls and mugs, $30 and up for larger pieces.   


 AzothGallery at The 
New Haven Free Public Library  (Lower Level) 
133 Elm Street   New HavenCT  (across from the New Haven Green)

Opening Reception:  Saturday, November 17, 2 to 4 PM
Free & open to the public. Refreshments served.
Exhibition: November 16 - December 27, 2012 

Gallery Hours: 
Monday:  12 - 8 pm 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  10 am - 8 pm 
Friday & Saturday:  10 - 5 pm      
Sunday: closed 
Art Gallery Director & Curator: Johnes Ruta    
(203) 387-4933 

An affordable art show featuring diminutive 
sized work in all medium except photography.

Katie Samuelson, Through the Storm V

Carriage Barn Arts Center 
Wednesday, November, 21 - Sunday, December, 23, 2012
Betty Barker Gallery

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 pm
       Free and open to the public

 Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm

Waveny Park, 681 South Ave., New Canaan, CT

Untitled (81XL-004)

The Behnke Doherty Gallery Announces Its
Holiday Exhibition
November 23rd through December 30th2012
The Behnke Doherty Gallery is pleased to announce its Holiday Gallery Exhibition. The Show will run from Friday November 23rdthrough Sunday December 30th. There is a Holiday Reception at the Gallery on Saturday December 1stfrom 4-7pm.
The exhibition will feature a diverse group of 19th and 20thCentury paintings and sculpture as well as works by regular Gallery Artists. Late 19th and early 20th century painters represented will include Nelson Agustus Moore, Chauncey Ryder, Minerva Chapman and David Walkley. Contemporary painters will include works by Charles Cajori, Tom Ferrara, Joseph Reboli, Peter Poskas III, Jacob Collins, Carol Anthony, and Linden Frederick. Gallery regulars on view will include Tom Yost, John Thomson, Matt Wood, Liz Dexheimer, Souby Boski, Ann Mallory and Cornelia Thomsen. Among the sculpture on view will be works by Beverly Seamans, Brian Walters, Anthony Antonios, Dan Murray and Joe Gitterman. In keeping with the holiday spirit, there is something in the show for everyone.
The Behnke Doherty Gallery is located at 6 Green Hill Road in Washington Depot, CT.Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-4 and by appointment. For additional information, contact the gallery at 860-868-1655 or .

And finally, the big event at FVAC this weekend, come enjoy the festivities!!  You can find me in Studio 6B.