March 24, 2014

Balkun Brothers on the air tonight!
 Tonight Balkun Brothers invade the University of Connecticut radio station WHUS UCONN 91.7FM from 9-10PM to promote their gig this Saturday 3/29
 headlining at the CT Blues Society Blues Blizzard. 
Tune in tonight and hear them play some of their new songs as well as giving some updates 
on where the band is headed in the next few months. 
To listen online tonight, visit: and click "listen live" at the top

Also, here is their latest video. It was shot at the legendary Bitter End in NYC at the beginning of this month. It features a special guest (Amazing Amy!!) so check it out:


The Arts Council of Greater New Haven
is happy to announce the return of

the art inspired happy hour.
Join us for art, live jazz, drinks and mingling.
Musical performance by the BFD Trio

Thursday, March 27, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

at Fred Giampietro Gallery, 315 Peck Street, New Haven

Artists Richard Lytle and Blinn Jacobs are on exhibit
Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and $15 for non-members. Ticket includes two free drinks and refreshments. Food provided by Elm City Market.
For more information about ArtSpot!,
call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788.
 Art Amongst Friends

March 28 - April 11, 2014
The Creative Works Gallery at CAW
Opening reception: Friday, March 28, 5 to 7pm
Join us on Friday evening for the opening of Art Amongst Friends, a group show featuring Phil Mancini, Ellie Etter, Leighton Gleicher, Henry Showell, Alan Proctor, Nigel Grindley, Adam Coppola, Sue Kadin, Ryan Mastro and Cathy Gianfrancheschi.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am - 5:30pm and Sat, 9am - 12pm
Artist Talk with Hillary Charnas 

Wednesday, March 26th at 12:30pm
Hilles Gallery at CAW, 2nd Floor 
On Wednesday, artist Hillary Charnas will discuss the work from her latest project, In A New Light, on view in the Hilles Gallery at CAW through April 3, 2014. Hillary is one of two prizewinners of CAW's 2013 Juried Show, How Simple Can You Get?
Creative Arts Workshop  |  80 Audubon Street  |  New Haven, Connecticut 06510
203.562.4927  |

 Artist opps:

Come join us 
The Art Guild of Middletown, Connecticut
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Our First “New York City Day of Art!”
8:30 AM               Depart Middletown for New York City (Departure location or locations to be announced per addresses                                           of participants)
11:30 AM             Arrive to and visit the Hispanic Society of America Museum

With more than 800 paintings and 6,000 watercolors and drawings, the Hispanic Society of America Museum offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing. The collection of almost 1,000 works of art and sculpture contains outstanding pieces from the first millennium B.C. until the 20th century and represent Spain, Portugal and Latin American art. We think you’ll find the selection quite captivating, particularly with Its strong examples of the works by EL Greco, Velasquez and Goya as well as Joaquin Sorolla’s “Vision of Spain”. In addition you will marvel at the two sculptures of el Cid and Don Quixote. This museum is a true cultural gem!
                                Break for lunch (on own) in a local restaurant of your choice.
2:30 PM                Meet the motorcoach for our transfer to the Salmagundi Club.
3:00 PM                Arrive for our visit to the Salmagundi Club
The managing director will welcome our group and give us a brief explanation of the Club itself and an overview of the prestigious American Watercolor Society Exhibition 2014 which we are excited to view.  Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.
5:00 PM                Motorcoach  departs New York City for Middletown, Connecticut returning approximately 7:00 pm.
TRIP COST: $84.00 per person
Bring your friends! Call and reserve a spot on the bus today! Space is limited!
Name (s)_________________________________________ address(s)________________________________________
Phone number __________________   e-Mail______________________________________(Please print clearly)
Make check to and send your deposit of $30 per person today to: The Art Guild of Middletown, PO Box 205, Middletown, CT 06457 with memo on check that it is deposit for Bus Trip. Final Payment is due by April 1, 2014. Final payment due by April 1, 2014

 Contact Eva Dykas at or 860.508.4852 for more information.
Art for Aids registration info:
On Saturday, May 31, 2014, AIDS Connecticut (ACT) will hold our annual Art for AIDS fundraiser at Hartford ArtSpace. We are recruiting up to 100 artists to again participate in this event. The funds will benefit ACT and a portion will go to ACT’s Endowment Fund: The Richard B. Fried Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.   

 remember you can find me on Facebook 
with more art ideas: 
ck out my image on the 
Conn. Handmade Collective's poster