April 4, 2013

All about April

Art in the Evening 

Thursday, April 4, 6 to 8pm

Last Day of
“Prelude to Spring” 

Exhibition and Sale 

Courtyard Art Gallery
12 Water St.
Mystic, CT. 06355

(860) 536-5059

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GAZEFriday, April 5 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Join us on the first Friday of every month for this free, informal social gathering with cash bar and light refreshments.

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven:

Opening Reception This Friday!  

Chad Erpelding & Megan Moore: Prizewinners of Boundless
April 1 - 22, 2013

Opening Reception
Friday, April 5, 5 to 7 pm

Please join us this Friday from 5 to 7 pm for the opening reception for Chad Erpelding & Megan Moore: Prizewinners of the 2012 National Exhibition Boundless: New Works in Contemporary Printmaking, with Juror Anne Coffin.

Chad Erpelding: Sister Cities
Chad Erpelding's work investigates the physical and mental spread of culture on a global scale through references to maps and charts. He is interested in the movement of people, business, and organizations, and the effect this has on contemporary perceptions of place. He emphasizes globalization's role in producing greater connectivity between increasingly complex environments through political systems, individual travel, and international business organizations.

Megan Moore
Megan Moore's work is an investigation of the effect of restructuring a collection that occurs through the process of collage. Her collages contain representational elements of plants found in the 'natural world,' that through a process of sampling, deconstruction and reconstruction, come together to form something new.

April 2013

Spring is the season of fresh beginnings. The new artworks in The Aldrich's galleries, like the flowers blooming around town, present new forms to pique our curiosity, and the Museum's current calendar offers a bouquet of programs that provide access to and interpretation of the exhibitions on view. The Extreme Drawing projects feature a variety of works which explore this universal means of mark making. The Extreme Draw On! community festival is in full swing, offering an exciting line-up for visitors of all ages. Plan your visit today!


Tour | Aldrich Insiders! Chelsea Galleries 
Join director Alyson Baker for an afternoon of contemporary art
Wednesday, April 3; 10:30 am to 1 pm
Event | Open House, Tour, and Reception for Educators 
Discover our school and teacher offerings, and meet artist Amelie Chabannes
Thursday, April 4; 5 to 7 pm
Workshop | Education Seminar: Going Beyond Expectations I
Focus on the keys to unlocking creative potential in students
Thursday, April 4; 7 to 8:30 pm
Event | First Fridays: Cocktail Party Features Live Rock and Blues 
The Cutting Board Café, acoustic guitarist Andrew Bordeaux, and art!
Friday, April 5; 7 to 9 pm
Workshop | Education Seminar: Going Beyond Expectations II
Explore where ideas come from through expert-led activities
Thursday, April 11; 7 to 8:30 pm
Tour | The Curator's Perspective: Ballpoint Pen Drawing 
Join exhibitions director Richard Klein for a look around this new survey
Saturday, April 13; 2 to 3 pm

Check out the just released video promoting my show at 100 Pearl, 
thanks to Anthony at the Greater Hartford Arts Council.

More Balkun news and video:  check out and view Steve's entry in the 
John Bonamassa Bluesmasters Competition.  More views = more votes!!  
Crank up the volume!

thanks for your support!

and lastly:  Farmington Valley Arts Center studio artists - open for First Saturday
April 6th, 10-4      Come by Studio 6B, I'll be there in the a.m.
dress for Trashion Fashion event on 4/20