FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 & 28
- Friday, February 27, 6:30 pm
Coney Island Circus SideshowStraight 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
- Saturday, February 28, 9 am - 5 pm
Symposium: An Intersection of Art & Identity
Experience the lure and powerful influence of Coney Island through the eyes of artists, filmmakers, and social historians. Continental breakfast and lunch included. Download the Program Schedule & Panelist Bios. $15 - $30
Bidding Closes: Monday, March 2 @ 8pm
The Pop-Up Auction is a curated collection of just fifteen amazing items, including:
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
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
The Women Gather ~
A Celebration of Women Poets
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Latoya Washington Shanna T. Melton Peaches Jazz-e Iyapiphany
in the Outer Gallery
West Cove Studio
30 Elm Street
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),
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.
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