September 24, 2014

Summer's Out... Fall is in!

Art Around the West End:
  • Group Exhibit Opening Reception and Silent Auction, Friday, September 26th 6:30-9:30 in the Fellowship hall of the Unitarian Society of Hartford Meeting House, 50 Asylum Avenue, Hartford
  • The entire event is free.  Visitors to the reception may opt to give a free will suggested donation of $5.00.  There will be ArtAround posters and various art for sale from the collection of Dan Blow (of Japanalia fame) and his partner Larry Wilhelm (of architectural design fame),
  • followed by two days, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th 11am to 5pm of a self-guided walk of open studios in artists homes/studios and various other West End locations - map can be downloaded from the website and will be available at the opening reception as well as businesses listed on the website.  Artists opted to exhibit both or only one of the days and selected times to exhibit within the 11-5 time slot of the event, so times vary per artist and can also be found on the map.
  • see map here:

Twenty-eight of Mia Brownell’s paintings will be on display at the Housatonic Museum of Art in the Burt Chernow Galleries from September 25th thought November 17, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 25, from 5:30pm until 7pm. This event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT, United States
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Artist Lecture Series

Robert Neffson
A Conversation
with the Artist
Saturday, September 27, 2014

About the Artist
This is the first time in eight years Neffson’s recent paintings can be seen together in one location. Through his execution of perfect planes and angular geometric shapes, Neffson creates wide angle, almost photographic paintings of the great cities of Europe and the U.S.

Seven Bridges Foundation
Gallery 2
71 North Porchuck Road
Greenwich, Connecticut
Seating is limited
Please rsvp by Tuesday, September 23, 2014

save the date: LAUNCH
we're so excited to celebrate dance, powerful transition, cooperation and the coming of fall.  If you were in attendance at the Happy Hour Summer Sale, you know we love a good party.  So don't miss this opportunity to meet, greet, eat, drink and be merry.  We're thinking of it as an artful celebration.    So, please set your calendar to join us, and be sure to bring a friend.

Friday, September 26

56 Arbor Street, Suite 411
Hartford, CT 06106

E N G A G I N G  S P A C E 
A temporary public art installation by artist MARK GERARD MCKEE and Music composed by BUTCH ROVAN


Saturday, September 27, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm  
Harris Place Atrium, 165 State Street, New London, Connecticut

Special times will posted for installation music production 
Engaging Space has been created in the spirit of Create Here Now and the Celebration of new Businesses, the installation showcases the power of collaboration and the artists' vision for New London as a cultural destination.  Engaging Space is an  MS17 Gallery production made possible by support from CreateHereNow an initiative of the DECD and office of the Arts, Anonymous donor, the international Visual Arts Library Inc and Harris Place building management.

As we consciously experience a monumental shift in our planet's evolution due to climate change, Trailer Box Gallery presents Beware of the Year 7000, Enter if You Dare, where installation artists Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber ask the question, if corporations are people, too, what if we they lose their humanity?
It's the second melting of the polar icecap.  The power of the few dictate the blueprint of a resurgent planet depleted once again.  All resources are up for grabs as the human race divides along biological/robotic fault lines.  While multitudes transition becoming semi-human mechanisms under the control of an artificial brain, two artists continue their work in hiding, corresponding by the only thing they have left - their creativity.
Art lovers, thinkers, prophets, or gamers, look no further.
This exhibit will be shown in conjunction with a sister show at City Lights Gallery, 37 Markle Court, Downtown Bridgeport, Ct, opening September 25 - October 22.

Trailer Box Gallery
Sept. 27 - Nov. 1
Artists Reception Sept, 27, 5pm - 8pm
15 Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury Ct 06810
203 797 0230











Fall Show at Maple and Main Gallery, Chester, CT
Opening Reception   Saturday, Sept 27, 5-8pm
Show open Wed-Sun  11-6 through the end of October

Hope to see you Saturday night - Doors open at 7:00
Seating is still available. Lecture is free and open to the public - register below. 
Tickets to the VIP reception are still available. 

Maureen Gallace, Late Afternoon, Oil on Canvas, 9" x 12"
Five Points Gallery: | 33 Main Street | Torrington | CT | 06790

1 p.m. Joan Jardine: Joan will give a demonstration of painting the Impressionist landscape
2 p.m. Jack McConnell: Photographer Jack McConnell will demonstrate portrait techniques from 45 years shooting annual reports and advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 clients, using B&W samples from his recent CT Farm Project and color street portraits from his Walk Down Park Street project.
3 p.m. Anita Balkun: Anita will discuss “The Found Object in Art”
Discovering the voice within everyday objects for art-making - Join us for a discussion about using objects to tell personal stories.  Anita will be bringing some art examples to show, and hands-on materials for 'play' to assist in assembling part of her upcoming installation at the ArtWalk at the Hartford Public Library this December.