February 27, 2015



CIRCUS SIDESHOW & SYMPOSIUM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 & 28
  • Friday, February 27, 6:30 pm
    Coney Island Circus Sideshow

    Straight from Coney Island USA, get set for a hair-raising performance - featuring a live Burmese python, an electric chair, a bed of nails, a sword swallower, and more! $10 - $20
For tickets and more info click the links above or call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours. Purchase a Combo Ticket for both events and SAVE!











































































 Fast. Fun. Four Days Only! 

The Pop-Up Auction to Benefit Creative Arts Workshop 
Bidding Opens: Friday, February 27 @ 8am
Bidding Closes: Monday, March 2 @ 8pm 


Get ready to bid! Our four-day Pop-Up Auction opens this Friday - February 27 - at 8 am and runs through 8 pm on Monday, March 2. No need to go out and brave the cold... this auction happens entirely online!

The Pop-Up Auction is a curated collection of just fifteen amazing items, including:


Stop in this week to preview the auction items in person in our Creative Works Gallery, or check them out online at biddingforgood.com/cawpopup
Then log in on Friday to start placing your bids!



















POP UP SHOP EXHIBITION
A cash and carry art gallery featuring the work of
students, faculty, staff and alumni of the 
Hartford Art School. 

February 21 - 28

103 Memorial Drive | Blue Back Square
West Hartford

Hours:
Mon.-Thr. | noon-6pm
Fri.-Sun. | noon-8pm

 Please stop by to view (and purchase) a few of my botanical works in this exhibition. HAS has taken over a storefront in Blue Back Square, West Hartford, for this temporary exhibition and it's full of exciting work by HAS-affiliated artists. Your purchase supports local artists and this important art school. 

For further information contact the Hartford Art School at 860.768.4393






















114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510 I 203-562-4183 I newhavenmuseum.org




































 

The Women Gather ~
A Celebration of Women Poets
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6pm-9pm
Latoya Washington     Shanna T. Melton     Peaches    Jazz-e    Iyapiphany

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























Reynolds Fine Art

MAKE YOUR MARK WITH ROBERT REYNOLDS

Friday, March 6, 2015
5pm-8pm
Join Reynolds Fine Art on Friday, March 6, 2015 for an interactive painting demonstration with Robert Reynolds.  Watch as Robert creates the piece, or pick up a paintbrush and leave your own mark! This event coincides with the On9 First Friday event "What's On 9" celebrating the art, music, and design of the 9th Square: What's On9 


96 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone (203) 498-2200 
 
Reschedule: Reception Saturday, March 7, 4-6 p.m.


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


in the Outer Gallery

Susan Tabachnick: Lost and Found


West Cove Studio
30 Elm Street
West Haven, Connecticut
phone 203-500-0268

Easy access from I-95, to exit 44. Turn onto Kimberly Ave towards West Haven.
Kimberly Ave. becomes
Elm St. Turn onto Water St (first left after first stoplight),
then immediate left into lower parking lot. Entrance is at rear of building, up flight of metal stairs.
 





The Talking Cure 
The Talking Cure is a multi-media exhibition by New York-based sculptor Melissa Stern, which blends sculpture, storytelling, drawing, and audio technology, and is named for Sigmund Freud's original description of psychoanalysis.

The exhibition's 12 sculptures are inspired by the cheerful, somewhat precarious inhabitants of Stern's imagination, made physical through clay, wood, found objects, and other materials. Often missing a limb or facial feature, the sculptures' attitudes are intentionally ambiguous; they may appear vulnerable, humorous, or mischievous, suggesting and eliciting a range of human emotions.

Intrigued as much by how people think about her art as by her own motivations for creating it, Stern employed 12 writers to create an inner monologue for each sculpture in the exhibition. With little direction from the artist, the monologues were then recorded by voice actors, who spoke their interpretations of the written pieces that had in turn been inspired by each sculpture. Exhibition visitors can listen to the recordings while viewing the sculptures either using their smart phone or an MP3 player.

In addition to her sculptures, Stern also presents several drawings, similarly characterized by their richly drawn and deeply layered surfaces, as well as their quirky, often dark humor. An opening reception for this exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 4-6 PM.


















The Washington Art Association's
Tom Reilly -  Robert Jessel - Elizabeth Day Exhibition
will begin on Saturday, March 7th with an opening reception from 4pm - 7pm.

The Washington Art Association presents paintings by local artists Isabelle
Day of Milford, Robert Jessel of Torrington and Thomas Reilly of Norwalk.
The exhibition is a re-examination of traditional subjects in untraditional
ways. We are all encompassed by the landscape, and the objects of our daily
lives, often unappreciated in the rush of a busy day. At the Washington Art
Association we can pause, observe and study three different portrayals of
the land and objects surrounding us.

Isabelle Day focuses on simplifying shapes and using rich color to focus on
the essential presence of her subjects. Robert Jessel on the other hand,
utilizes patterns and distortions to remove preconceptions of space and
push recognition to the limit. Thomas Reilly brings focus to the ordinary,
allowing light to clarify and ennoble his landscapes. He treats spaces and
places with the care of portraiture.
The exhibition runs from March 7 through March 28.
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm
For more information, please contact us at 860.868.2878



















Leticia Galizzi  "Dense atemporality"
On exhibit from March 6th - 28th
Artist Reception March 21st 6-8pm
Westville Village Renaissance Alliance
Event Coordinator 

DaSilva Gallery
Westville Village
























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