January 7, 2015

Chase away the chill

Lots of openings to revive your soul after a hectic holiday.  Be sure to catch "UPcycled Sampler" at the Hartford Public Library - last few days - closing Friday Jan. 9th at 5 p.m. Library is also open Thurs. 1/8 til 8 pm. 

Art Article in Hartford Courant MyTowns online:  
 Art Exhibit Creates a Wonderland of Upcycled Materials

Opening reception: UPcycled Sampler at HPL ArtWalk Gallery 12/2014

Check out the HPL Artwalk video produced by their media staff (thank you Pramod!)

Balkun Brothers at BB Kings Blues Club NYC, 12/2014

Tomorrow night 1/8, You can go to HPL ArtWalk then head on down the street to the new Infinity Hall and shake off the cold with the Balkun Brothers (and West End Blend) cd release party! Tickets still available, and going fast!  Scoop a ticket here:

More good stuff from the Balkun Brothers, they are on fire!

Asylum Hill Congregational Church - Upcoming Events
Features the Puppetry of Hartford’s Ann Cubberly

Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 6:30 pm
Sunday, 1:30 pm
Sunday, 5:00 pm
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Mary Way
Box Office - 860.278.0785

Caravaggio’s Toys
Artist opening on January 9th 2015


Caravaggio’s Toys pays homage to the idea of collecting as a social phenomena.  Photographing these objects as if each had the status of a relic, I approach them with the seriousness that Baroque painters would have given to the subjects of their portraits.  With the employment of chiaroscuro lighting and the placement of each toy in the camera's frame, I give larger than life importance and seriousness to these stuffed, lowbrow figures. The series extols the quality of light in the photographic image while maintaining a lively subtext of humor.

Westville Village Renaissance Alliance
Event Coordinator 

DaSilva Gallery
Westville Village

Farm series by Linda Rahm
What:  The 45th Annual Members Only juried show
Where:  The New Britain Museum of American Art
When:  Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1-2:30PM

Donna Forma | Sculpture
New Work from her "Vessels of Secrets" series

on view: January 5 - January 31, 2015
art reception  Saturday, January 10,   6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

Haydarpasa II, 2013, by Diberay Kole , oil on canvas, 19 3/4” x 31 1/2”
January 10 – January 31, 2015
Opening Reception
January 10, 2015 4 – 6pm
Free and open to public
Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Plaza
P.O. Box 173
Washington Depot, Ct 06794

The Washington Art Association in Washington, CT, is delighted to announce the opening of their annual Young Talent exhibition.   The exhibit will be up from January 10th to January 31st and an opening reception will be held January 10th from 4-6pm.

Professional artists under 30 years of age were eligible with no geographic boundaries, and this year our committee was able to select inspiring and thought-provoking work from many nations including Israel, Pakistan, Turkey as well as the United States. The exhibit brings together young artists from around the globe and highlights their search for identity, culture and meaning in an extraordinarily rich variety of ways.

Winter at West Cove

in the A-Space Gallery
Brian Walters: Laser Chaos (No. 2)
                Urban Totems

in the Outer Gallery
Tabachnick: Lost and Found

now through February 28

West Cove Studio
30 Elm Street
West Haven, Connecticut
by chance or by appointment


More local art news:

Art Guild of Middletown invites you to the following events:

George Aresco Colored Pencil Techniques Demonstration: January 8, 2015 . 7 pm -Art Guild of Middletown will be presenting a demonstration by Colored Pencil Artist George Aresco on Colored Pencil Techniques.
George Aresco has been interested in art ever since he was a child. His father was an aspiring sketch artist and this influenced George to keep pursuing his dream to make art and write and illustrate stories that appeal to his quirky sense of humor. Although George did not go to an art institute his siblings Jim and Elaine did, so he was never far from the art scene. Although George excels at pencil sketching and working with colored pencils, he also experiments with other art mediums. Most of the time George can be found collaborating on humorous cartoon ideas with his good friend and also accomplished artist, Bob Noreika. George is very well known by Connecticut artists as the owner of Wholesale Frame,a frame shop dedicated to aiding artists by offering high quality frames at affordable prices.
The demonstration will take place at Art Guild of Middletown's new home: Woodside Intermediate School on 30 Woodside Road, Cromwell,CT.
This presentation which is open to the public is free for Members of Art Guild of Middletown.
It is $5.00 for Non-members.
Membership in Art Guild of Middletown is $25 for one year.
Contact artguildofmiddletown@gmail.com for more information.
Portland Library Art Show Art Guild of Middletown is holding its December Art Show and You are Invited!                                          
Enjoy viewing the original works of art created by our artist members, meet the artists and take this great opportunity to buy an original piece of art for yourself or that special someone!
December 5, 2014 - January 17, 2015
Free Event
Location:Portland Library
20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT
Library Hours:
Monday through Wednesday- 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday- noon to 8 pm
Friday through Saturday- 10 am to 5 pm
Date: Dec 5 2014 - Jan 20, 2015
Contact Eva Dykas at Artguildofmiddletown@gmail.com
Art Guild of Middletown
Dear Fellow Artists
The Easton Arts Council announces the posting of the following opportunity listing.
Should you have any questions, please reply to aaronart@optonline.net<mailto:aaronart@optonline.net> 

Open Call for Artists, Sculptors, Photographers, and Artisans
Easton Arts Council, PO Box 142 Easton, CT 06612, seeks original
Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Artisan entries for its
Annual Art Show January 15 - February 27,2015 at the Easton Public
Library 691 Morehouse Rd.. Entry deadline is January 10. Download entry
forms at www.eastonartscouncil.org/upcomingevents. Inquiries:
info@eastonartscouncil.org<mailto:info@eastonartscouncil.org> or call (203) 374-0705 and (203) 261-0175.


Join us for Artwell's first opening of the year.

January 9 – February 28, 2015
INDIRECT CONTRIBUTIONS work by Brian Flinn at the Atrium Gallery (Warner Theatre)

Opening → Friday, January 9, 5:00-8:00 pm.
While you are in Torrington, enjoy another opening at Five Points Gallery:
Moses Pendleton Photographs and takes long walks in the country & Eliptoids/A Quiet Collaboration of Shapes + Shadows
work by Rick Eddinger + Whitey Jenkins
Curated by Michael Shortell of Paper New England