October 31, 2014


"October" by Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief. Hearts not averse to being beguiled, Beguile us in the way you know. Release one leaf at break of day; At noon release another leaf; One from our trees, one far away. Retard the sun with gentle mist; Enchant the land with amethyst. Slow, slow! For the grapes' sake, if they were all, Whose leaves already are burnt with frost, Whose clustered fruit must else be lost-- For the grapes' sake along the wall.  

Vibrant Quilts From a Deep Family Tradition on Display
HARTFORD, Conn. --- The Institute for Community Research will host the opening of Warmth and Creativity: The Hudson Family Quilts on October 30, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM at the ICR Gallery, 2 Hartford Square West, 146 Wyllys St., in Hartford.  The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on view until December 19th; hours are 10 – 5 Monday – Friday, during special events, and at other times by appointment by calling 860-278-2044 x 251.
The exhibit displays masterful traditional southern African American hand-sewn quilts made by the late Laura Hudson, as well as new multi-media art works crafted by members of her family today, including her son Robert Charles Hudson and her husband Joseph Hudson.  The art works will be on exhibit until December 19 2014. ICR’s Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) has worked on several projects with Laura Hudson and her family since 1992, documenting their artistic creativity and community activities.

The Second Baptist Male Chorus, with Joseph Hudson and other vocalists, and members of Women of the Cross will perform at the exhibit’s opening event.
The project is made possible by a Neighborhood Arts and Heritage Grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, through the United Arts Campaign and the United Way Community Campaign. CHAP’s participation is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the CT Office of the Arts (DECD), and the Institute for Community Research.
For more information about the exhibit please contact Lynne Williamson at 860-278-2044 x 251 or Lynne.Williamson@icrweb.org; also visit our websites at www.incommunityresearch.org and www.ctheritagearts.org   Digital images are available for media use.

The Cats-in-Residence Program

Saturday, November 1 from 5-7 PM 

Part purr-formance piece, part social sculpture, part design solution, 
The Cats-in-Residence Program integrates art and rescue to address 
animal overpopulation in urban areas.
Come see the art, play with the cats, and meet artist/curator Rhonda Lieberman 
this Saturday at the opening reception!

Gallery Hours:
Galleries open daily, 2-9pm or happily by appointment
Gallery Admission:
$3 Suggested Donation

56 Arbor St
Hartford, CT 06106


Opening This Weekend!

The 46th Annual Celebration of American Crafts
November 1 - December 24, 2014
Open daily: Mon - Sat 11 to 6, Thu 11 to 8, Sun 1 to 5; Dec 24 11 to 2

Preview Reception: Friday, October 31, 5 to 8 pm
Free and open to the public
Our 46th Annual Celebration of American Crafts opens this weekend! Shop for gorgeous, one-of-a-kind objects handmade by hundreds of artists from across America, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more. All proceeds from the Celebration of American Crafts directly support the artists and CAW's community programming.

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

George Chaplin | Paintings

on view: October 27 - November 8, 2014
art reception  Saturday, November 1  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 


Photographs of OCCUPY NEW HAVEN
by Byron Lembo-Frey
New Haven Free Public Library Gallery
(in the Business/Periodicals Room) 
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510 

Artist Reception: Saturday November 1st, 2 to 4 PM.
Byron Lembo-Frey was born in Nuremburg, West Germany in 1987. Through his childhood, he did drawings that featured a lot of colors, lines and symbols.
He received a fellowship to Vermont Studio Center in August 2009 and graduated from Johnson State College in May 2010. His senior college exhibition focused
on abstract art.  Witnessing poverty, animal abuse, child abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence and  arrests in his community, Byron felt a strong empowerment
to focus more on social issue art to better his community.

"From the Occupy New Haven movement, I learned to respect my life, stand up for myself and be more appreciative of my life. As one of my professors said, “Who are you? Who do want to be? 
You can heal the world or break it even further, but the world has been broken enough.”

Byron Andreas Lembo-Frey
Occupy New Haven Exhibition
December 2011—October 2014

6th Annual "Small Works: Artful Treasures" Holiday Exhibition
October 14, 2014, Pomfret , CT . . . Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes invites you to the 6th Annual "Small Works: Artful Treasures" Art Exhibition & Sale, which will run from November 1st  to January 4th, 2015. There will be a "Meet the Artists" Reception with festive complimentary refreshments on Saturday, November 1st from 4-7PM. During this exhibition, Celebrations offers a variety of "Small Works" original artwork all less than 200 square inches and priced under $200, with a variety of price points.  Sales from this exhibition support the local artist community and enable gift-givers to present the cherished gift of original artwork to loved ones.

Twenty-six different local and regional artists will be featured. A variety of media and styles including paintings, multimedia, photography, pastels, printmaking and framed jewelry pieces will be available. Participating artists are Brenda Bergen, Marguerite Bride, Janine Callahan, Cheryl Dawdy, Nancy Dougherty, Judy Doyle, Roz Grossman, Janice Hodge, Adele Karbowski, Susan Scott Kenney, Donna O'Scolaigh Lange, Susan Rosenstone Larrow, Jacqueline Lucier, Anna Mancini, Roberta Mockus, Mihael A.G. de la Montagnes, Marian O'Connell, Wanita Paolino, Jackie Peterson, Monique Sourinho, Stan Tetrault, Shannon Tuozzo, Cecelia Vaida, Sharon Way-Howard, Agnus Wnuk and Margaret Young.  

Celebrations will expand their hours for the holiday season, opening every day 10AM -  5PM after Thanksgiving and until 7PM on Thursdays & Fridays. 

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