July 24, 2014

Closing this week:

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2014

July 1 – July 26, 2014

If you have not yet voted for “People’s Choice” do so now, time is running out! 
Vote closes on Friday, July 25th at noon. We will announce the winner on line Saturday, July 26. 
Congratulations to our members who were recognized by our Juror Pablo Delano from Trinity:

BEST OF SHOW:   Anne Eisner, Motheracrylic, gouache, graphite

SECOND PLACE:  Anita BalkunGraffiti sul PilastroRust prints on Unyru paper, chalk, staples and string

THIRD PLACE: Victoria SivignyDouble Negative, acrylic mixed media

Graffiti sul Pilastro by Anita Gangi Balkun


The Golden Thread Gallery
At Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road | W.Hartford, CT 06107
860-760-9766 

Gallery Office Hours

Mon-Fri 10:00-3:00, Thurs 12-6:00, Sat 11-2:00

















 Closing reception: Sat. July 26th, 1-3 pm, open free to the public!  Meet the artists as we celebrate this sophisticated show pulled together by Joe Nicorici.

Artspace gallery also open Fri. 1-5 pm.























"Crown Edifice" 2014
EBK Gallery [small works]
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT

Lauren Cotton | Color Constructions
on view: July 21 - July 26, 2014 closing reception  Saturday, July 28  6:00pm - 8:30pm  (artwork shown by appointment during the week)




























Dairy Farms in Connecticut:  Change and Continuity
An 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
 
Presentation on School Lunch Research Project by Youth - July 29 (call for time)
with Grow Hartford and Institute for Community Research staff and youth 

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:



















City Gallery at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511, 203-782-2489
www.city-gallery.org., presents, New Now, July 5 – August 3. 

New Now features an exhibition of photographic, mixed media and monotype work by new member artist, Aspasia Patti Anos.  The exhibit also features new works by Paulette Rosen, Mary Lesser and Tom Peterson.  City Gallery invites the public to view this free exhibit.City Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 4 pm,



















And Opening!!



 We are pleased to have the artists featured in our current show ec.lec.tic.1 joining us to talk about their work during a very special Sunday Salon, July 27th. It's a great time to meet them and find out about their inspiration and how their work is evolving. If you have not gotten the chance to see this exceptional exhibit, this is the perfect time, and it's also a great time for a second look! Of course we'll have wine and lemonade and plenty of noshes, as usual, beginning at 3:00, then at 4:00 we'll have a discussion with each of the artists, moderated by our own Del-Bourree Bach. We'll also give you a bit of insight into the rest of the season here at the Courtyard. ec.lec.tic.1 features new and exciting paintings by Sarah Stifler Lucas, Domine Vescera Ragosta, Ralph Acosta, James Grabowski and Sunil Howlader and runs through July 30th. We hope you join us!
Courtyard Art Gallery
12 Water St.
Mystic, CT. 06355

(860) 536-5059

www.courtyardgallerymystic.com





















You’re invited to the Summer Opening Saturday
Hammonasset Rose Hips by artist Jo McGinnis
Please join us for the opening of our fourth annual Summer Show this Saturday, July 26, from 5 to 8 p.m.
This exhibit of all new works by 37 Connecticut artists is particularly colorful and joyful; a true pleasure to visit.
We will be serving you wine, appetizers and desserts but from 6 to 7 p.m., there’s more: a wine tasting by Chester Package Store and a special chocolate tasting by Nancy Katz Bromley who owns the Chocolate Gift in Clinton.
Hours: 
Wednesday- Sunday 11-6
also available by appointment
Mailing Address:                    
One Maple Street, Chester CT 06412 
Phone: 860-526-6065
email: mapleandmaingallery@att.net  
website: www.mapleandmaingallery.com 









































“Cruisin’…on a Summer Afternoon”
Art Exhibition at Celebrations

June 23, 2014, Pomfret, CT . . . Put the top down, take a drive and celebrate summer the classically American way! Join us for an art exhibition featuring all things automotive. Cruisin' will run from July 26 - Sept. 7. An Opening Reception on Saturday, July 26 from 5-8PM will showcase original automotive-themed artwork plus some special chrome & steel guests, courtesy of the Tri-State Cruisers Club. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and meeting the artists. Before or after the show at Celebrations, take a spin down scenic Route 169 to see the whole array of Tri-State Cruisers Classic Car show, held every Saturday during the summer from 3PM to dark. All are welcome to these free events.
Seventeen artists from New England will be featured during the Cruisin’ Exhibition, working in a variety of media including watercolor, acrylics, photography, pastels, assemblage and charcoal. Participating artists are Brenda Bergen, Jim Boone, Paul Hitchen, Janice Hodge, Michael Klehm, Donna O’Scolaigh Lange, Susan Rosenstone Larrow, Jackie Peterson, James Rose, Michelle Sylvester, Scott Taylor, Stan Tetrault, Regina Thomas, Robert Thomas, Mayann Weinberg, Catherine Willey and Margaret Young.
The Tri-State Cruisers have been meeting for 21 years, the last few at the corner of RTs 169 & 101 on the expansive lawn of Loos & Co. Every meet-up showcases hundreds of beautifully restored classic & antique cars. Each car cruise features a DJ, trophies, giveaways and a 50/50 fundraising raffle. To date, the Tri State Cruisers have raised $110,000 for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, plus they also contribute to other charities such as the Well Wishers of Day Kimball and when need arises in the community.
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Celebrations was named “BEST TEA STOP” by Yankee Magazine for 2014 and selected 2013 BEST REGIONAL GIFT SHOP by Connecticut Magazine. Discover amazing artwork, jewelry, gifts that wow, and everything tea in 10 rooms of this 1885 Victorian--truly a destination to experience! Events hosted throughout the year – art exhibitions, art demos, monthly themed afternoon teas, personalized private tea parties, and more…Wed – Sun, 10 am to 5 pm, or by appt (plus extended holiday hours). For more information, visit www.CelebrationsShoppes.com call 860-928-5492. 
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Cris Cadiz
Creativity Director: Web & Word Smith

Celebrations ~ Gallery ~ Shoppes ~ Tea Events
Hours: Wed - Sun, 10-5
330 Pomfret Street (RT 169)| Pomfret Center CT 06259
www.celebrationsshoppes.com | 860-928-5492
cris@celebrationsshoppes.com















And today!!


Lunch at the Library: Folk Fridays
July 25th 12 noon on the Library Terrace 
Featuring Donna Martin

Bring your own lunch or enjoy something from our cafe!
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street













Balkun Brothers news:

backstage at Summerfest Milwaukee!
SATURDAY we return to the always awesome, Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint in Rochester, NY
SUNDAY we hit Babb's in Southwick, MA. 

Also, in between that, Caleb and Nick will be rockin ANOTHER bbq blues club as they join Jake Kulak at Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford on Friday night as part of the young guns showcase. Lots of beer, bbq, and blues in one weekend! 

Lastly, check out our brand spankin' new video from our gig in Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest:


Thank you to everyone who voted for us, as we were named, 'Top Emerging Artist' at Summerfest and won over $2000 worth of new gear! Hope to see everyone this week. And for a complete listing of upcoming gigs visit:



Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf
Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays
Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.DapfvuyS.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.DapfvuyS.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.k0ao7pmf.dpuf

Lunch at the Library - Folk Fridays

Fridays July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15,
12:00 noon

Downtown Library Terrace
Enjoy live music at lunchtime with “Folk Fridays” performances this summer on the Downtown Library terrace. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a special from our Kitchen Café.

July 25—Donna Martin
August 1—Dave Costa
August 8—Martin Piggot
August 15—Steve Nystrup
- See more at: http://hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits?utm_source=July+16&utm_campaign=1%2F28%2F2014&utm_medium=email#sthash.DapfvuyS.dpuf