March 14, 2014

Art n music live n local

 Join me in celebrating this wonderful gallery and exhibit.  My mixed media collage series "Pedestrian Rites" is included in the show, along with other inspiring artworks chosen by the gallery curators.


voy·age [voi-ij]

1.  a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey to a distant place.
2.  a journey or expedition from one place to another.
 1. Exploration; the act of searching or traveling for the purpose of discovery of resources or information.
 Synonyms and Related Words
journey, passage, pilgrimage, tour, trek, roam, wander, migrate, navigate,  sail, seek
Up, Up and Away by Coleman Rogers

 The Golden Thread Gallery is proud to present our 4th Exhibit in our inaugural series. VOYAGE  is interpreted artistically by 22 artists, in various mediums to include; video, encaustic, mixed media, ink, oil and photography.


March 15 – April 27, 2014

March 15, 7:00-8:30pm: Opening reception of VOYAGE
March 22, 3:00-4:00pm: Art Talk by Photographer Paul Murray
Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri 10:00-3:00, Thurs 12-6:00, Sat 10-2:00
The Golden Thread Gallery
At Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road | W.Hartford, CT 06107
Anthon St. Maarten
“Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity.”
And more Balkun art news for Sat. March 15th:   
If you missed the Balkun Brothers in NYC at the Bitter End last weekend, catch 'em live and local.  Get your Irish on!!

The exhibition will explore the marvelous complexity and profusionof forms that interplay in our landscape and our imagination.
Lisa Brody explores the balanced actions within organic and inorganic structures. Her paintings are alive with her responses to patterns and from opening and closing, expanding and contracting, pulsating and bursting and growing and dying.

Bridget Eileen Grady is an artist whose painting is poetically influenced by her explorations of the woods and fields of New England, the literature of natural history, anda childhood shaped by life on a neighboring farm. Her work investigates and depicts sensitive ecological environments both figuratively and abstractly.

Caroline Harman’s works depict a modern dreamscape in flux, where structures collapse and boundaries mutate, expand and contract. The layering and partial veiling of forms, along with the inclusion of shifting scales and multiple vantage points, creates a kaleiidoscope that fractures any narrative about permanence.

Opening March  8th and running to April 5th:  The Washington Art Association galleries, 4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington. 860-868-2878. Gallery hours: 10 am – 5 pm.

“Louder Than Words” by Katie Samuelson

 "Angel Turning"  by Janice Mauro

Baby It's Cold Outside

Trailer Box Gallery
15 Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury Ct. 06810
203 797 0230

Final Week
Janice Mauro
Joanne Pagano Weber
Frank Karta
Bob Keating
Dave Gesualdi
Jim Felice
Gallery Hours:  Thurs. - Sat.  11am - 5pm or by appointment

Town and Country Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford CT

"The Domestic Workers of New England"
A Photo Advocacy project by Mario Quiroz
Exhibition:  February 5th to March 24. 
New Haven Free Public Library Gallery (in the Business/Periodicals Room) 
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510 
Artist Reception: Wednesday, March 19th, 5 to 7 pm.   
Free and open to the public.

TRR Concert Series Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet

MARCH 22, 2014, 8:00PM
Polish National Home
60 Charter Oak Ave.
Hartford, CT
 The 1st of the 4 part Truth Revolution Records Concert Series Truth Revolution Records is sponsoring this concert series to get some of the best artists and musicians to come and perform in Hartford CT. This series is held at the Polish National Home on Charter Oak Avenue once a month for four months! Get your tickets for the Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet Concert HERE and puchase a package to...

Mitch Frohman - Tenor, Soprano, Baritone Sax and Flute
Joel Mateo - Drums
Zaccai Curtis - Piano
Luques Curtis - Bass
TICKET PRICING: Purchase Concert Package and Save
$20 Admission per concert (package deals provided for purchasing multiple concert tickets)

1) Student prices are $5 off regular prices; 
2) Children 13 and under are free; and 
3) Free download of ANY TRR release for concert series purchase. 
For more information, please call Ted at 860-967-9519 or visit
Much love to you and many thanks for your continued support of this great music!


Exxplorations in Embellishment is the second solo exhibition for Milford based artist, Rachel Hellerich. The show will include more than 20 drawings and paintings spanning from 2005 to the present. Hellerich’s work will be on display atthe Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery, Mercy Center at Madison, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT from March 31 – April 25. Hours are 10:00 – 4:00 weekdays, and 10:00 – 2:00 on Saturdays.

With a background heavily rooted in sculpture and installation, Hellerich’s return home to Connecticut in 2004 marked a new phase of creative development focused on drawing and painting on canvas and panel. From its conception, this body of work has been influenced by the themes and aesthetics of Asian art, science fiction, fashion and military history.

There will be an opening reception on Sunday April 6th at the Mercy Center from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

G. Leslie Sweetnam
Aerial Photography Exhibit


Photography On Display  

through Sunday March 16th
Silver Circle Art Center | 75 Main St. Putnam CT | 860.928.2900

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

through May 3

On March 5th 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street, the historic center of Baghdad bookselling. More than 30 people were killed and over 100 were wounded. In response to this attack upon a cultural treasure of the Iraqi people, the poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil founded the al-Mutanabbi Street Project which to date has assembled 130 broadsides by letterpress artists, 260 artist books, and a literary anthology Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here with contributions by over 125 writers from around the world.

Out of this larger collection, Stephen Vincent Kobasa has curated two exhibitions of material which will go on display consecutively for one month periods between March 1 and May  3. 

There will be a panel discussion on books in a time of terror on Saturday, April 5, at noon.

The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Monday through Friday,
10:00 to 6:00
11:00 to 2:00