August 17, 2013

Late summer bliss

The Behnke Doherty Gallery Announces

Just Talbots

Three Generations of Artistic Achievement

William H M Talbot/Joan Sangree Talbot/Constance Talbot

Augusta Talbot/John Talbot/Peter Talbot

Barbara Hyde Talbot/William Hyde Talbot

August 9th through September 22nd  

The show spans the abstract sculpture of William H M Talbot, a founding member of the Washington Art Association in 1952, through the wire sculptures and mobiles of his grandson Will Talbot.  Bridging these generational bookends are the photographs of William’s wife Joan Talbot, the ceramics of their daughter Constance, the paintings and mixed media works on paper of their daughter Augusta, the wooden bowls of their son John, the architectural models of their son Peter, and the multi-media montages of Peter’s wife (and Will’s mother) Barbara. 

The Behnke Doherty Gallery is located at 6 Greenhill Road in Washington, Depot CT. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 11-5 and Sunday from 12-4.  For further information, please contact the gallery at 860-868-1655 or at Visit our website at

West Cove Studio
phone 203-500-0268

Easy access from I-95, to exit 44. Turn onto Kimberly Ave towards West Haven. Kimberly Ave. becomes Elm St. Turn onto Water St (first left after first stoplight), then immediate left into parking lot. Entrance is at rear of building, up flight of metal stairs.

The Child Within
Works by Sherrie Parenteau
On Display:
August 23 - September 29, 2013
Opening Reception: 
Friday August 23rd, 6-8pm
 About the Exhibit:

The pieces in The Child Within reflect a contemporary figurative style painted mostly in traditional mediums of oils and egg tempera. Sherrie's most recent series are built upon a psychological space as experienced in childhood, yet with an adult's perception. Sherrie states that "My work is not about the child's viewpoint at the time but rather a lens both experiencing it and observing it. Childhood is a time when social norms and expectations are evolving, a time of innocence and vulnerability and an acute time of social conditioning."

Sherrie's paintings leave a dramatic impression which captivates her audience - they create an experience by telling a story and emotionally engaging the viewer in a very subtle but compelling way. "Often one or more of the children in my paintings are aware of the viewer. This interaction between the viewer and the piece intentionally puts the viewer at once present and directly implicated. All adults are implicated in children's lives in some way, as children are basically hostages both willing and unwilling, necessarily but also at the whim of an adult's own imperfect psychological needs, whims, desires, fears, hopes, dreams -- both fulfilled and dashed. Painting I feel is at its best when it can speak to and through such powerful poignant moments. "

Silver Circle Art Center | 75 Main St. Putnam CT | 860.928.2900

Join us for this special feature performance, as part of the STREETS IS TALKIN'  graffiti show:

Jim’s choreography can be seen on companies throughout the U.S. and Internationally, most recently in Puebla, Trinidad, Utrecht, Vienna, Mumbai, Krasnoyarsk, and New Brighton.  Jim was on Faculty at the American Dance Festival (summer 2010). Jim just received his MFA in dance from Hollins University/ The American Dance Festival where he received a fellowship.  He is currently on faculty at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.

  Saturday, August 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Dance performance and talk back by James Morrow. Morrow explores the politics of identity in his solo triptych 11 and investigates the tensions between perfection and perdition as human beings navigate an intricate labyrinth to relate to their gods.
·       Saturday, August 24, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Closing Reception with graffiti demo and workshop. Hands on experience in creating your own graffiti.  Materials provided. Come dressed to get messy. Sponsored by Euphoria Event Solutions of Windsor, CT.
There is no charge for the reception, exhibition, or special events. The Windsor Art Center is open Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. For additional information, please visit call 860-688-2528 or visit