July 31, 2014

Art in Action for August

art shows:

New Exhibit & Artist's Reception 
"The Frame is the Picture" 
An Exhibit of Recent Works by Erik Sandberg-Diment
see the artworks in the exhibit
6:00 - 8:00PM

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

Interplay: An Installation by Shelby Head
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1, 5 to 7 pm  

Join us this Friday, August 1, for the opening of our 2014 August Installation! This year's installation is Interplay, by Shelby Head. Music, particularly bebop style jazz, serves as the inspiration for Interplay, a site-specific art installation that explores arrangement and improvisation in both music and visual art. The artist curates and displays her work in a way that expresses the unique relationship between the project and the space it occupies.

Can't make the opening? Never fear -- the installation is viewable 24 hours a day from outside our Hilles Gallery, through August 29. 

Creative Arts Workshop

Creative Arts Workshop  |  80 Audubon Street  |  New Haven, Connecticut 06510
203.562.4927  |  www.creativeartsworkshop.org

"The Fifth of July" - acrylic 13x24

August is here, and it's time for the Courtyard Gallery to showcase the latest work of Del-Bourree Bach along with other gallery favorites in a brand new show "Surf and Turf - New Paintings of Land and Sea"
Join us on Saturday August 2nd from 6-9PM for an opening celebration with Del and other artists and our own Maestro Mark Taber on the baby grand.

Del's almost tactile acrylic paintings have been described as contemporary realism in a clear precise style with a vision that brings you right into the painting. We'll be grouping his new work with other paintings and sculpture throughout the gallery through September 13th.

You can preview the show on Friday August 1st from 5-8PM and also stroll through all of the Downtown Mystic Galleries during Mystic Art in the Evening and don't forget our weekly Sunday Salons from 3-6 PM.

"a river runs through it"...

Art work created by artists from both sides of the river will be on display for the entire month of August at the Old Bank, 66 Main Street, East Hampton. The artists include members of Art Guild of Middletown, Brownstone Arts and independent artists from Marlborough.

Join us for "All Arts Night",the opening reception, which will be held Friday, August 1st. Artists, their friends and family and the public can meet and enjoy wine and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy art for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions.
The Art Work will be displayed at The Old Bank from
 Aug 1 2014 to Aug 30 2014.

"Overload" 2014

EBK Gallery [small works]
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT

Chris Piascik | Paintings
on view: July 28 - August 9, 2014 Artist reception  Friday, August 1  6:00pm - 8:30pm  
(not the usual Saturday evening)

Artwork shown by appointment during the week









Trailer Box Gallery


The Art Of Five
Mike Cerullo
Justin Farr
Mike Lambert
Ben McCarthy
Anita Gangi Balkun
Aug 2 - Aug 30
Artists Reception:
Aug. 2,  5pm - 8pm
Special Musical Guests: 
Hartford Hot Several  
Gallery Hours:
Thurs., Fri., Sat.,
12pm- 5pm
or by appointment
203 797 0230
Jim Felice Studios
15 Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury Ct 06810

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 6-8 PM

Please join us for a reception to celebrate our three current exhibitions: RealUnreal, curated by Peter Waite, Extraction, by Victor Pacheco, and Collision Repair by John Spray.
Get your Saturday night started with a stroll through the galleries and a chat with the artists!
All are welcome - this reception is free and open to the public.
Also on view: Cat Balco's The Ellipses Project.

After the Bath , bronze, 11.5 x 18 x 5 by Mary E. Adams
The Washington Art Association is pleased to present the 2014 Faculty
Exhibition, opening on Saturday, August 2nd and running through August 23

This exhibit will feature art by the experienced faculty members who have
taught at the Association including pieces by Mary Adams, Ira Barkoff, Marc
Chabot, Pam Church, Edward DeVoe, Patty Fogle, Glenn Kessler, Robert Lenz,
Clare Lewis, Meg Marden, Jack Rosenberg and Linda West.

Selected drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and paintings will allow the
public to understand the artists' techniques and styles. This is a great
opportunity to realize the types of classes WAA offers on all levels to
anyone willing explore the artistic side we all possess.

Meet the faculty, view their work and maybe even sign up for fall classes at
the opening reception in the WAA galleries on Saturday, August 2 from 4pm -
6 pm.

For more information, please visit: www.washingtonart.org

Faculty Exhibition
Aug 2 ­ Aug 23, 2014
Opening Reception
Aug 2, 2014 4 ­ 6pm
Free and open to public
Gallery Hours
Tuesday ­ Saturday 10am ­ 5pm, Sunday noon - 4pm, closed  Monday
Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Plaza
P.O. Box 173
Washington Depot, Ct 06794

Drawing Mandalas as Prayer – with Rose Petronella – A mandala is a circular design which represents wholeness. The word "mandala" comes from the Sanskrit meaning "essence." Mandalas are sacred circles which have been used as symbols for prayer, healing, and enlightenment from ancient times to the present in spiritual traditions around world. In this experiential workshop, you will create your own prayer mandala. Wednesday, August 6th 9:30 – 11:30: am. $25.00

Practicing Peace - with Jerry Silbert, M.D. In our world where anger, hatred and war lead to so much suffering, it is ever more important to find ways of cultivating and promoting peace in ourselves, our families, our nation, and the world. This program will present practical tools for practicing peace – ways that we can increase our mindfulness, our kindness and our compas-sion. Guided practices for mindfulness, meditation, compassion and loving-kindness will be introduced. Free program, but pre-registration is required. Sunday, September 7th 1-5pm. Free will offering; pre-registration is required as space is limited.

For more info, please contact:
Ann M. McGovern, RSM
Director of Mission Integration & Hospitality
Mercy Center at Madison
167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-0401 Ext. 111
Rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center welcomes individuals and groups
to a peaceful place of natural beauty for personal, professional and spiritual renewal and growth.

Acrylic Media & Techniques
August 23 & 24, 2014
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
One hour break in the middle; please bring your lunch.

Debi Pendell's Studio
Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #205
North Adams MA 01247

Several acrylic gels and mediums will be introduced along with a number of ways to use them to create a wide variety of effects. These processes can be used to create unique collage papers and/or may be used directly on a canvas or board as a means to develop a painting or mixed media work. Some of the processes employ ordinary items like wax, pencil, salt and plastic wrap. Other processes are done purely with acrylic gels, mediums, and paints. Our exploration will include light molding paste, clear tar resin, glass bead gel, high solid gel, acrylic paint, and an acrylic gel mixture that I developed to be used as collage glue and/or added to paint. You will leave this workshop with an increased knowledge of acrylic gels, mediums, and paints (including some we won't use, but I will tell you about), a good number of processes to experiment with further (alone and in combination), and approximately 30 unique papers for use in collage or as the beginning layer of a painting or mixed media work.

Tuition: $250.
There will be an extra materials fee. Small containers of acrylic gels & mediums are very expensive. Rather than have each person buy their own, it's more economical for you if I buy large containers and divide them between all the participants. I will keep this cost as low as possible.To Register:
Email: debipendell@msn.com or Call: 413-346-3362

Once you have let me know you would like to attend this workshop, send a check for $250. to:
Debi Pendell
243 Union St Apt 205
North Adams MA 01247

A general materials list will be send to you upon registration, so be sure that I have your email address.
Thank you!

and music: