May 7, 2014

Make mom happy, give art!!

My art work is part of this exhibit including "Colt Armory" series, digital photos on rice paper.  Gallery  director Janice LaMotta hung them in the perfect spot in the COCC gallery!

In the Gilbert Gallery in the dining hall through June 12 are paintings by Joan Morosani, class of 1972.
The reception is on Saturday, May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Joan Morosani was a student of Penny Prentis also known as Sara Prentis Brown. Joan went on from Miss Porter's School (where she won the Art Award) to earn her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1975. She continued her studies at the LaCoste (France) School during the summers of '73 and '75 and at University of Pennsylvania '73-74 where she studied with Rackstraw Downes. She has also studied at the Arts Students League in NYC with several teachers including Robert Beverly Hale. Further studies include the Isabel O'Neil Studio, the National Academy (with Barbara Grossman, Burton Silverman, and Henry Finkelstein among others), and the Washington Art Association (with Lois Dodd and Katherine Kehoe).

She has exhibited throughout Connecticut, at Charym Yoga Studio, Handwright  Gallery, Oliver Wolcott Library,  The Stone Barn, The Haight Vinyard, The White Gallery, White Space Gallery, Washington Art Association, Artwell Gallery, and at the Vermont Artisans Gallery, Brattleboro, VT

The show at the Gilbert Gallery in the Main Building dining hall at Miss Porter's School can be seen from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. M-F and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by ringing the bell at the door of the Main Building, 60 Main Street Farmington, CT 06032. For access at other times or for further information please call 860 418-9557.

She writes:

(My) paintings depict pattern, color and movement in still life and landscape. There is a personal, almost familial relationship between objects, design configuration and empty space. There is intimacy and personal history in all subject matter. The viewer can enter that experience and have an instantaneous recognition of a moment in time.

Dairy Farms in Connecticut:  Change and Continuity
Illustrating the history, occupational culture, and current realities of dairy farming in CT

May 8 - July 31, 2014 
Institute for Community Research Gallery
2 Hartford Square West/ 146 Wyllys Street
Hartford CT 06106-5128

Opening Reception - May 8, 5 - 7 PM
Featuring a visit by The Farmers Cow products (free samples!!)
Talk by exhibit photographer Markham Starr

Roundtable Discussion on Connecticut Dairy Farming Today - June 5, 6 - 8 PM

Reflections on Connecticut's Agrarian History with William Hosley - June 26, 6 - 8 PM

Presentation by Grow Hartford Youth on their school lunch improvement research, a collaboration with ICR - July 29, time TBD

Free and open to the public

The exhibit is on view from May 8 to July 31, 2014, at 2 Hartford Square West, 146 Wyllys Street, Hartford CT 06106-5128. Hours are 10 - 5 Monday - Friday, during special events, and at other times by appointment by calling 860-278-2044 x 251.

ICR's exhibit features Farmers, Cows, and the Land: A Story of Modern Dairying traveling exhibit panels created by Historic New England, along with contemporary images and oral histories collected by photographer Markham Starr that document a year in the life of several Connecticut family farms in Connecticut.

Part of Connecticut at Work, a year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in Connecticut created by Connecticut Humanities in partnership with several heritage organizations across the state. ICR's exhibit and special events have been supported by two grants from Connecticut Humanities. Other project funders include the National Endowment for the Arts, the CT Office of the Arts/Department of Economic and Community Development, and the Institute for Community Research.
Information:   /  860-278-2044 x 251

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to invite you to our Drink & Draw event sponsored by Hull's Art Supply & Framing, and Allegra Printing Thursday, May 8th. Please contact the gallery if you would like to reserve a spot.

Reynolds Fine Art will be hosting Drink & Draw events every 2nd Thursday of the month for the Greater New Haven community. Artists, wine connoisseurs, and people just looking for a fun night out on the town are all invited to the event Thursday, May 8th from 7-9pm at Reynolds Fine Art on 96 Orange Street in New Haven's historic 9th Square.

We will provide art supplies, wine, and new subjects to draw. All you have to bring is your creativity.

Suzan Scott | Paintings

on view: May 5 - May 10, 2014
Selections from the artist's "Weather Project"
closing reception  Saturday, May 10 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(artwork shown by appointment during the week)













New Exhibitions at Artspace New Haven:

May 10 - June 28, 2014

Opening Reception May 10 from 5-8pm
Forced Collaboration 
Curated by Jacob Rhodes

This exhibition pairs 12 artists (6 collaborations) with wildly different practices. Featuring: Chris Bors, Daniel Bozhkov, Ilana Harris-Babou, Kerry Cox, Oliver Herring, David Humphrey, Bridget Mullen, Mariah Robertson, Mandolyn Wilson Rosen, Jen Schwarting, Mark Starling, J.R. Uretsky  Learn More

This exhibition is made possible thanks to support from the Mabel Burchard Fisher Grant Foundation and the Grace Jones Richardson Charitable Trust.

Artist Talk: May 10 at 5pm 
Artspace New Haven
50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT 06510

Come meet Dan Price and admire his work during the reception of
 "From Sea to Shining Sea"
Also that night is Spring Food Stroll New London
The Gallery will be featuring Little Galapagos' cuisine.
Buy your button soon!
Go to |May 14| 5:30- 8:00 

Tickets for both are available at

VIP tickets are $25, and include admission to the main event. Tickets for the main event are $12. in advance, or $15. at the door (cash only).

The theme of this show, which coincides with the May 17th opening of LOVE/SICK at TheaterWorks, revolves around the dichotomy of the blossom and decay of love. Saplings born in April rise from the matter of their ancestors, grow, die, and become that matter. Likewise, love is born, lives and dies; and its ashes are the soil in which new love grows.

Visual art for the show will explore love and its cycle of birth, blossom, decay, and rebirth, as well as the juxtaposition of those, literally and metaphorically.

Featured artists:
Gary Jacobs
Dan Bohman
Jane Strisik
Clinton Deckert
Ashleigh Kay
Sarah Paolucci
Maurice Robertson
Alexia Lalande
Tao LaBossiere
Gwyneth Amy
Joseph Gorneault
Jonathan DeHoyos
Ann Marie Drury
Amy Labossiere
Sarah Smiga
Jenn Jacobs
Ellesmith Fagan

This is the first anniversary of the quarterly Welcome to Bohemia series. Come celebrate!
Sponsors for the event include TheaterWorks, Art @ Studio N111, MECA, and Wild Vines of Park Street, Hartford.




Martha Lewis, Eva Mantell, Melissa Marks, Laura Watt

May 10 – June 14th 2014
Opening Reception Saturday May 10, 6-9 PM
Mount Airy Contemporary
25 West Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119
(267) 270-2787

“Overflow” is a four-way conversation, on paper, about too much. Is it possible to measure abundance and generosity, to represent big thinking and a sincere committment to transformation? Can one really go somewhere, far away or way too close, with a piece of paper? What is the appeal of “infinite space”? Is it a fantasy about freedom, the wide-open joy of boundless movement and unrestricted time, or, does the attraction live in the contradiction between space and attachment? Can it be that the most vivid definition of Abstraction is grounded in the ordinary, visceral experience of an object? “Overflow” expands and refracts a visual discussion about the violence, humor and perseverence that accompany resistance, the inevitability of boundaries and a handmade, idiosyncratic attack on meaninglessness.