October 16, 2013

October: crisp and creative

Hog River Arts Festival on the Campus Green
Sat. Oct. 19th  
11 - 3:30 pm

Balkun Studios will be exhibiting under the festival tent on the Campus Green.  Come by and see us (as a HAS MFA alum, I am officially a 'Hawk'!). 

MAINE: 20 years of painting at Rock Gardens Inn

The Nest Arts Factory in Bridgeport is proud to announce the fall exhibition of MAINE: 20 years of painting at Rock Gardens Inn. The opening reception will be held Sunday, October 20th from 2 - 4pm with many of the artists present.  

Please join us in celebrating the wonderful artwork that has been created in and around Rock Gardens Inn in Sebasco Estates, Maine. This magical place has been an inspiration to this group of artists for the past two decades.  

on display through Nov. 3rd
Ezekiel's Wheel      Oil on canvas, 2013
Silver Circle Gallery is located at 75 Main Street in Downtown Putnam, CT. Since 2008, Silver Circle has been a fresh, contemporary space where local and regional visual artists convene to show and sell their work, educate others, and inspire one another and the community. Silver Circle is a community partner with Windham Arts as the Regional Arts Center for northeastern CT. Visit www.silvercirclegallery.com for more information.

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

Reynolds Fine Art
is pleased to present
 -Lecture Series-
"THE COURAGE TO CREATE: a personal story of dedication and perseverance"

 Open to the Public 
1PM for Both Days
October 19, 2013 (Artist Talk with Susan Weinreich)
OCTOBER 20, 2013 ( Artist/Psychiatrist Talk)


DR. SAMUEL C. KLAGSBRUN,MD, Owner and Executive Medical Director, Four Winds Hospital, Katonah, NY

"Over thirty years ago Susan was brought to my office at Four Winds Hospital and immediately lay down on the floor in a fetal position, remaining totally silent.   I was confronted with an unreachable person and no matter what I tried; I could not get her to respond.  I was totally stuck.  For some reason I began thinking of her as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design from which she had come and decided to try to reach her through her art. "
Dr. Samuel C. Klagsbrun, MD

"Susan Weinreich is remarkable for the art she has made in sickness and in health, for the profound emergence from schizophrenia she has achieved, and for the intense self-awareness that has marked her recovery.  Weinreich has used her work not to escape her schizophrenia, but to master it." 
Andrew Solomon, PhD

"The first thing you notice about the drawings is their spontaneity and eye-popping intensity. Messy, dark, and strange, they seem totally unencumbered by conscious thought or feeling. It is as if the artist was channeling energy directly onto paper. They really are wonderfully free and expressive."
Benjamin Genocchio , The NYTimes,  Jan. 16, 2005

The show will be on display from October 4th through the 29th at Reynolds Fine Art located in New Haven's historic 9th square on 96 Orange St. The Shows opening reception will be held on Friday the 4th of October from 5-8pm. For inquiries please contact us at 203.498.2200 or email us at info@reynoldsfineart.com.

96 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone (203) 498-2200 

In conjunction with the City-Wide Open Studios organized by Artspace,
the Institute Library at 847 Chapel Street, New Haven,
will be open Saturday, October 19, from 11 until 2 p.m.

The following exhibitions will be on view

In the Institute Gallery:

Crossing the Line: A Collection of Drawings

Works  by Anna Held Audette, MacCrady Axon, Joan Backes,
Dave Bassine, Riley Brewster, Pamela Cardwell, Edward Castiglione,
Jan Cunningham,William DeLottie, Kate Ten Eyck, Teresa Fortsch,
Laura Gardner,David Livingston, Henry Loomis, Lenny Moskowitz, Perry
Ronnie Rysz, Kelly Schmidt, Jean Scott, Rick Shaefer, and Anita Soos
Curated by Stephen Vincent Kobasa

In the Main Reading Room:

Makers Manual
Installation by Melanie Carr

Part of an ongoing series that investigates and questions the
definition of roles and sites, all the materials collected here explore
themes of authorship, pedagogy and place, while using text based works
to represent a visual language

The Circulating Gallery

Small scale works by Amy Jean Porter, Daniel Eugene, Lenny Moskowitz,
Anne Doris-Eisner, Alan Neider, Irene Miller, Rebecca Lowry, Scott
Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, Victoria Navin, Karleen Loughran, Joy Bush, Noé
Mark Williams, Ronnie Rysz, Clymenza Hawkins, Steven Eazarsky, Debra
Margaret Vaughan, and Perry Obee

Donna Martin Dates

October 19, 2013  from 1pm - 4pm
Songwriting Workshop at
the  Mark Twain Museum
351 Farmington Ave. Hartford CT 
$40. - Registration is required.  Call 860-280-3130
Although there are many components to songwriting, this workshop will focus on the craft of lyric writing. I am excited about being able to take what I've been teaching in a magnet high school and make it available for all ages.  All skill levels are welcome.  Everyone will be free to work at their own pace.  If you've got songs in you, come on out and give it a try.
November 24, 2013  from  7pm - 9pm
Stafford Springs Coffeehouse
At the Old Town Hall
 221 East Street, Stafford Springs CT
This show is a split bill with Rupert Wates.  We will each play a one hour set.  Come on out on a nice fall evening to this cozy little venue.                       

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Currently on exhibit in Gilbert Gallery in Main Building through October 31 are works by Sheri Schwartz .

Sheri Schwartz was born in New Britain, Connecticut. She has a BFA from Boston University and is a graduate of Western Connecticut State
University where she earned her MFA in 2013. At Boston University, Sheri studied with Reed Kay and Arthur Polonsky of the Boston Expressionist group, and John Moore who is represented by Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc. and Locks Gallery. In graduate school, Sheri studied with Darby Cardonsky, Margaret Grimes, and Marjorie Portnow, along with Robert Alberetti and Riley Brewster, both for whom she was a teaching assistant. She was the recipient of the W.B.Connor Trust Scholarship. Her work has been shown in group exhibits including the Blue Mountain Gallery and First Street Gallery, both of NYC. Her artist interview was published on Two Coats of Paint blog in 2013. She is an associate professor at Post University in Waterbury, CT.

The reception is October 19th from 5 to 7 p.m.