June 5, 2013

June wanderings

May 31 - July 19, 2013

Reception Thursday June 13 5:30 - 7:00pm

Judy Cantwell
Elaine Edelberg
Joy Floyd
Betty Friedman
Vi Joshua
Hannah Libman
Jill Henderson Pasanen
Carolyn Q. Tertes
Gretchen Wohlgemuth
Lonny Wilhelm


An invitation from the members of mixus 
currently celebrating their 10th Anniversary!

A mixed media art exhibition

City Arts on Pearl
233 Pearl St. 
Hartford, CT 06103

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Keneticboat 1 – Susan Clinard

 “Undercurrents” Sculptures by Susan Clinard

Susan Clinard has explored the essential undercurrents of our human condition; its pain, loss, joy and desire. Come and experience sculptures made from wood, paper, clay, and found objects. Let them take you on a journey of the self and of the other.
Part of this exhibit will be a special tribute memorial to the 20 children and 6 teachers who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary last December.

“Clinard crafts wonderfully evocative works that seem to exist at some mysterious junction between the world of the spirit and that of reality.” New Haven Register 2011

The exhibition will be on display at the Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery, Mercy Center
at Madison, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT from May 31 – June 29 (open everyday 9:00am - 4:30pm).

There will be an opening reception on Sunday, June 2, at the Mercy Center, from 2:00 – 4:00pm with the artist talk at 3:00pm.

Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

All pieces are for sale, with the exception of the Sandy Hook memorial, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Mercy Center.

For more information, call 203-245-0401 or visit our website www.mercybythesea.org.


Art as a Seamless Extension of Self: Katie Bassett [at] Trailer Box Gallery

Fresh from her first year in Western Connecticut State University's Master of Fine Arts program, Bethel, Connecticut artist Katie Bassett will be showing a solo exhibition of her mixed media installation work at Danbury's Trailer Box Gallery at Jim Felice Studios from June 8 through August 17.  An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 5 to 8pm, and Bassett has organized an interactive project for those who attend: a "braiding social," designed to intertwine the construction of art and relationships.  A large part of Bassett's recent work has involved braiding and weaving materials such as yarn and black contractor garbage bags.

"[The braiding social] is about people getting together over coffee or a glass of wine to share their experiences and make new memories," Bassett explains. "The constructing of art can be a very personal journey. I have recently come to realize that letting people into the experience can be extremely powerful and special."

“The primary interest I address in my work is to push the limits of what the materials will allow, while finding a delicate balance between hues of black," Bassett says. "I utilize a large range of domestic materials to represent fragments of my existence as an artist and a woman.  Instead of trying to replicate an object or emotion, I believe it is essential to express it.  All of my work expresses the need to rebuild what has been altered by breaking my own preconceived rules of art, expression, and materials. The pieces are reflections of my own inner dynamics alongside observation and participation in relationships – abstractly representing my footprint in this perishable existence.”

Bassett aims to express emotions abstractly – she feels representational work can fall short in this area.  "I'm interested in constructing work, being so involved with the work that it becomes a true extension of myself and my relationship to others."

Hours for 'Seamless' will be Wednesdays through Fridays from 12-5pm.
For weekend and evening hours, call 
(203)797-0230 to make an appointment.

For more information, call Jim Felice Studios at(203)797-0230, email jimfelicestudios@gmail.com, or visit jimfelice.com.


an exhibit of photographs


David Fryburg

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 at 3:00 pm
"The images in this exhibit are a study of the moment before an action occurs, the sliver in time during which the “actor” decides, consciously or subconsciously, on his or her personal intention for that action. In that moment, guided by emotion and ethics, that person’s intention transforms potential action into physical reality. Tai chi chuan is the perfect laboratory for the study of intention. Also celebrated as as a form of moving meditation, the beauty of the motions and singular focus of experienced tai chi practitioners epitomize how intention guides action. In empty-hand forms, with weapons, or in contact with other tai chi practitioners, the projection of their intention (known as yi (pronounced “yee”)) is visible in unity with the mindfulness of the moment and the spiral elegance of their movements. I hope that you can share in the experience as you view the images." ~ David Fryburg
Provenance Center | 165 State Street, Suite 102 | New London | CT | 06320

There will also be a demonstration of Tai Chi by Master David Chandler

Reynolds Fine Art
is pleased to present

Making Waves: New Work by 
Margot Nimiroski  

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 5-8pm

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Margot Nimiroski in her first solo exhibition at the gallery.

The new landscape and seascape paintings by Nimiroski are very soft and ethereal.  Yet, they express energy and movement through a process of layering and pouring paint onto the final surface.  This self-taught artist does not use brushes, but prefers sponges and soft cloths to get the desired effect. Nimiroski has lived near or on the water for most of her adult life and her paintings represent a love of the sea.

The Branford Harbor is her constant source of inspiration - always changing and always beautiful.  However, her paintings are not specific to Connecticut and could be any beautiful body of water. These works not only capture the tranquility of the harbor, but the liveliness of the waves. 

96 Orange Street, 9th Square
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
P.(203) 498-2200
F.(203) 498-2201

Gallery Hours:

Tues-Thurs – 11-5pm
Fri – 11-6pm
Sat – 11-5pm