March 14, 2013

Photos, paintings, puppets, etc.

A "must see" exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum:

Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy
March 6 – June 16, 2013
This exhibition is included with general admission.

Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy explores the enduring legacy of the renowned painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and his tremendous influence on seventeenth-century art. In addition to five* works by Caravaggio, St. Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy, Martha and Mary Magdelen, Salome Receives the Head of St. John the Baptist, The Denial of St. Peter and Saint John the Baptist, the exhibition will show nearly thirty paintings by his followers, known as “Caravaggisti.” These works reveal Caravaggio’s impact in the use of dramatic lighting, emotionally compelling compositions, genre scenes, and religious themes in works by artists such as Gentileschi, Saraceni, Riminaldi, Ribera, Zurbarán and Sweerts.
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • First Thursdays: 11am – 8 pm

City Gallery: Karen Wheeler, “Undercurrents”City Gallery in New Haven presents “Undercurrents”, an exhibition of new work by Karen Wheeler during the month of March.Wheeler’s richly evocative mixed media work conveys her vision of what may be ‘beneath the surface’ during times of change and growth. These elusive moments of transition are captured through color and textural shifts that push the viewer through levels of awareness.“Undercurrents” runs from February 28th- March 24, 2013. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 2nd, 2-5 pm. City Gallery is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT, 06511. For further information call 203-782-2489, email or visit Gallery hours are Thurs. - Sun. 12- 4 pm or by appointment. Admission is free.

Photographer Bill Manocchio
Gallery 919 ● Unity Church of Greater Hartford
Community Room ● 919 Ellington Road ● South Windsor, CT
(860) 289-8963
Light refreshments will be served.

Show runs March 3 – March 31, 2013

About the Images
Bill's photographs of discarded American icons such as vintage trucks and cars evoke feelings of nostalgia. His photos of barns and silos capture the beauty of a disappearing way of life in New England. Leaving the Station takes us back to another time and place when trains steamed across the land.
The images are vibrant, intense and filled with detail. In his images of old cars and trucks, it seems as though you could reach out and touch the rust.

The Flowering Cross: Holy Week in an Andean Village
Photographs by Robert Lisak

©Robert Lisak, Holy Week in an Andean Village, 2008
In 2008, noted New Haven art photographer Robert Lisak traveled to Peru during Holy Week to document a cultural treasure in a remote Andean village. The resulting exhibition of Mr. Lisak’s photographs will be on display at the Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery, Mercy Center at Madison, 167  Neck Road, Madison, CT from March 15 – April 13 (open everyday 9:00-4:30).

The exhibition focuses on the colonial Inca town of Andahuaylillas, near Cuzco. 
The extraordinary 17th century church at the center of the town houses remarkable murals, oil paintings, gilded sculptures and two colonial pipe organs. In Andahuaylillas, Holy Week is celebrated with rituals that combine Quechua hymnody with late medieval and Baroque liturgical practices in a pure form rarely seen in the last fifty or more years. The photographer had unprecedented access to events and to parts of the building not open to the public, and the exhibition offers a unique glimpse into early evangelical conversion practices and their continued vitality in the context of the rich bilingual contemporary Andean culture. There will be a closing reception on Friday, April 12, at the Mercy Center,  from 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

All pieces are for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Mercy Center.

For more information, call 203-245-0401 or visit our website

Looking for something fun to do with your children this Saturday 
at the

Vernon Community Arts Center



Artwell Gallery's Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Opening Reception & Award Ceremony
6 PM - 8 PM
This is not Artwell’s first photography show, but this is the first ever juried photo show juried by someone from outside of Northwestern Connecticut, using online submissions. We are very fortunate to have photographer and educator, Justin Kimball serve as juror for this show.
Justin earned a B.F.A. in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University. Justin is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Amherst College and his book Pieces of String has been published by Radius Books.

Canton’s Gallery on the Green Presents “New Works” by Jim Koplar, March 22 thru April 21, 2013 In the upstairs spotlight gallery Also featuring Deb Sacks in the upper gallery and The Word/Art exhibition in the main gallery Opening Reception Saturday March 23 from 6 to 9 PM 5 Canton Green Rd. Canton CT Gallery hours Fri, Sat and Sun from 1 to 5 PM Phone 860 693 4102, Artist info at:

New Haven Paint & Clay Club
112th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition 2013
March 24-April 14
Opening Reception: Sunday March 24, 2-5pm