January 10, 2014

Photos, objects and more


painting by Beena Azeem
The next Welcome to Bohemia (this time with a "masquerqde" theme)show will drop on Saturday, January 11, 2014, with a special VIP preview on Friday, the 10th at 5pm! This event will feature the expected array of wonders, including:

* Live entertainment by CONNetic Dance<https://www.facebook.com/pages/CONNetic-Dance/38283164384>
* Randy Collins (VIP event only)
* DJ Christian Cajar
* Food and libations
* Brilliant art by some of the region's best (see list below)
* And some BIG, crafty surprises!

We've found a new home as well: TheaterWorks Hartford<https://www.facebook.com/TheaterWorksHartford>! We'll occupy their beautiful lobby and gallery space.

The gallery will feature a juried exhibition with works by:

* Béèñå Äzêëm
* Kevin Van Aelst
* Estro Jenn Jacobs
* Caleb Portfolio
* JodiAnn Strmiska
* Joe Nicorici
* Larry Hunt
* Teresa Fortsch
* Peter O'Brien
* Anna Murfin

There will be a special VIP advance showing of the artwork with free finger food and libations, special performances, including Randy Collins and a meet-and-greet with the artists on Friday, January 10th at 5pm.

Tickets: $15. each or only $25. for 2 in advance! $20 each at the door. VIP tix are $35 including admission to both events.

BUY TIX NOW: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/536790

Here's a link to the Hartford Courant's article on the upcoming show: http://www.courant.com/entertainment/museums/galleries/hc-art-bohemia-0109-20140107,0,1335811.story

Connecting the Human Spirit through the Arts
Located at the Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT
                Juried Group Exhibition of 18 artists
Exhibition Dates:          January 18 through March 2, 2014
Opening Reception:     January 18th 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours:    Mon-Fri 10:00-3:00, Thurs 12-6:00, Sat 10-2:00
303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT

The show includes Olivia Parker, who published her first monograph of photographic still life in 1978; Kimberly Witham, a certified taxidermist, who regularly photographs road kill; Kevin Van Aelst, an experienced editorial photographer known for his witty constructions; Kim Kauffman who uses a flatbed scanner instead of a camera; and Rebecca Clark, who photographs with an iPhone and seals her images with a wax coating.
Olivia Parker (MA) - http://oliviaparker.com/
Kimberly Witham (NJ) - www.kimberlywitham.com
Kim Kauffman (MI) - www.synecdochestudio.com
Kevin Van Aelst (CT) - www.kevinvanaelst.com
Rebecca Clark (CT) - www.rebeccaclarkphoto.com

Provenance Center and the
Latin Network for the Visual Arts
January 17-February 16, 2014
This exhibition highlights the works by Cuban artists. For most of us, Cuba has remained an enigma - a country hidden from view, yet a treasure in our midst. "Never has any man seen such a beautiful place", wrote Christopher Columbus in his ship's log, dated October 28, 1492. Nonetheless, despite the visual epiphany he and those exploring the West Indies seem to have experienced at the turn of the fifteenth century, Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean Sea, has continued to be concealed from our view. Why is this? Twentieth century political policies? Or is it the paradox of being so close to the United States but so far from familiar social and cultural norms? Through this exhibit, it is our desire to bring all closer to the life of Cuba, to feel the presence of this geographically intimate neighbor to the South, and explore the richness of this great island and its people.
Opening reception:
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm