September 11, 2014

So much goin' on!

Carole P. Kunstadt’s ‘Between The Lines’ Exhibition

Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Opening Reception Sept. 11, 6 to 8 pm| Artist Talk Oct. 1 at Noon
Carole P. Kunstadt, a graduate of Hartford Art School,  deconstructs paper and text of old books. 
She was inspired by the purchase of an 1844 parish Psalmody. She slices the pages into strips, then sews and weaves them together layering fine tissue paper and leaves of gold.  the new images reference spirituality, and the temporal quality and vulnerability of life.

Grand Piano oil on canvas 55 X 72" 2012
This Saturday, September 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. is a reception for Tony Carvalho in the Gilbert Gallery in the Main Dining Hall at 60 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032. The exhibit of Carvalho's paintings continues through October 3.

Tony was born in Portugal and came to the Unites States at the age of five where he has lived since, though he has often returned to the place of his early youth. Some of the paintings in the exhibition are inspired by the village of his origin. Other paintings are done directly from life in Connecticut (scenes in the studio, still lives, and portraits) and some of the paintings are poetic inventions configured on a large scale. Tony earned his MFA from Western Connecticut State University in 2013. He studied with, among others, Margaret Grimes, Marjorie Portnow, and Riley Brewster. He has a BA from WCSU in both English Literature and Painting. He has recently worked with Stanley Lewis at Chatauqua Institute, School of Art in Chatauqua, NY. Tony is the recipient of the W.B. Connor Trust Scholarship, the Antonio Alberetti Award in Painting, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He has shown his drawings at the Wooster Community Art Center in Danbury, CT. This is his first one-person show of paintings.
The Gilbert Gallery is open from 8 to 3:30 M-F and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (During weekend hours, please ring the bell at the door to the Main Building). For questions or further information please call 860 418-9557.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11am - 5pm, Public Art Mural Unveiling, (Broad St./Elm St., Windsor, CT)

Friday, September 19, 2014, 5pm - 8pm International Exhibit, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery (Groton, CT)

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10am - 4pm, Windsor Art Center Open Studio (Windsor, CT) 

 REAP STREETS Family Event:

installation by Anne Cubberly

REAP Street 2014, September 13, 1-4 PM downtown Windsor

Installations, music, dance, poetry, and more. For the kids face painting, chalk drawing, make a hat. 

Through the Cracks by Jo McGinnis
 “EVOLVING” a wawa event at Artspace Gallery-Hartford, Connecticut – 
From October 4 – 14, 2914, the ArtSpace Gallery, 555 Asylum Ave., will feature the artwork of eight local women artists.  The women met several years ago through their connection with West Hartford Public Schools and are excited to present their work as a group for the third time.  The work is varied in media, theme and style and, as the show title promises, presents each artist’s current point of exploration in a creative process that is constantly evolving.
The artists include Joanne Barry-Dutro, Francie Bergquist, Sheri Ellis, Marsha Lewis, Jo McGinnis, Donna Namnoum, Kelly Smurthwaite and Mary Lou Solomon and they reside in Bloomfield, Canton, Newington and West Hartford.
An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 5-9 P.M.  Gallery Hours are Friday 11-2, Saturday and Sunday 12-4 and by appointment.   Contact Francie Bergquist at for additional information and appointments.  

THIS WEEK Balkun Brothers return to CT:
Friday 9/12/14 - cafe nine - New Haven, CT - 11PM
Saturday 9/13/14 - 2left feet blues festival - East Hartland, CT - 11AM

and opening for this festival on Sat. :