March 13, 2015

Lucky for you, there's art!

William Baczek Fine Arts

Final Week

Selections from current and previous exhibitions and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallerys web site at  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at  
The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Mass. and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 5,  Thursday Saturday, 10 - 8 and Sundays from 12 - 5.             413-587-9880 

Prizewinners of Box Pot: The Contained Container 
March 13 - April 4, 2015 
Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 5 to 7 pm

Strati di Memoria, Layers of Memory
March 13 - April 13, 2015

How would you contain a container? And why? In 2014, juror Garth Clark posed those questions to artists across the country and selected fourteen to offer answers in our National Juried Show -- Box Pot: The Contained Container.

Join us this Friday, March 13, to see new work from the prizewinners of that exhibition:
Thomas Edwards (Prizewinner), Jeremy Brooks (Honorable Mention) and Sarah Fagan & Daniel Granias (Honorable Mention). Also, take this opportunity to meet the artist! During the opening, Thomas Edwards will speak about his work and process. 

Concurrent with the Prizewinners Show, the Creative Works Gallery features an exhibition of paintings by New Haven architect, Barry Svigals -- Strati di Memoria, Layers of Memory.
The Prizewinners Show is generously sponsored by People's United Bank.

 MATRIX @ 40
The year 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of MATRIX, our changing series of contemporary art exhibitions. MATRIX was created in 1975 by museum director James Elliott and his team including curator Andrea Miller-Keller, sculptor Tony Smith, and former curator Samuel Wagstaff, Jr.  

We invite you to celebrate this momentous occasion with us throughout the year! Visit the new Post-War and Contemporary art galleries, which focus especially on works by MATRIX artists; check out the MATRIX exhibition timeline on view in the Connections Gallery, also available online here; and join us for special programs listed below. 

Sunday, March 15, noon 
Gallery Talk: Behind the Scenes in MATRIX 
Former contemporary art curator Andrea Miller-Keller shares insights on our MATRIX exhibition series. Free with admission.

Meditation and the Brain
Science on Screen pairs feature films with riveting talks by innovative scientists!

Join us on Monday, March 16 at 7 PM for a screening of Free the Mind. We'll be joined by David Vago - an associate psychologist in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and instructor at Harvard Medical School. Yeah - we're pretty sure he knows his stuff!

Before the film, David will explain how meditation can physically alter the structure of the brain, helping to relieve psychiatric disorders.

Tickets are on sale now!

 Hartford Prints Presents:

 Hartford Prints! · 56 Arbor Street · Suite 220 · Hartford, CT 06106

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

Kevin Van Aelst | Photography

on view: March 16 - March 29, 2015
art reception  Saturday, March 21,  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)
 "Dream of Vissen en Vogel" 2014


Call for Artists:

Dear Artists
 Attached is the prospectus for an extraordinary exhibition coming to the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art,
In the Fall (2015). The exact dates are Sept. 11th – Oct. 24th.
This is an international traveling exhibition entitled Water, Water Paean to a Vanishing Resource.
In addition to the international films and videos, this exhibition will include 2 & 3 dimensional work of regional artist, selected through a juried process. All mediums except films or videos will be considered. 
This is a unique opportunity to be part of an environmentally significant, monumental exhibition.
More exhibition details are in the attached document, along with a form for submitting work if you are interested.
Beginning June 1st, you may submit one or two works for consideration. All work must be submitted digitally along with the form provided. All Artists MUST hand deliver (and retrieve) their ACCEPTED work during the designated times and dates and all work must be ready for hanging (no saw tooth hangers). (This information is included on the attached form)
NO EXCEPTIONS. No work will be accepted by mail.
There will also be an evening of readings scheduled during this time, led by local poets and writers.
In addition to the attachment, you can check out more details about this traveling exhibition at the websites below.
With Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource, a touring new-media exhibition, the exhibition organizers aim to engage various creative endeavors that consider the world’s water crises. Thus, they've introduced this poetry, short prose and art blog. Most are contemporary works. Please click on to read and view the growing collection.


Register for our next event

Wednesday, April 8 from 6:00-8:00pm


Please register if you plan on attending as a guest, $20 fee payable upon arrival.


Artists who want to share their talent in meaningful ways 

   Community members who want help support creative projects 

Grants will be awarded! 

How it works:  The Golden Thread Gallery invites artists who are interested in creating all types of community art projects to present a proposal at a dinner event. We also invite community members to attend our dinner for a fifteen dollar donation. The artists are required to do a written proposal and submit it ahead of time so we can make copies for everyone. When people pay their money they get a packet of proposals and a little slip of paper to vote with.  Artists will present their community art project, all attendees will vote and the artist with the most votes will get the proceeds from the dinner to create the community project. If needed, public approvals must be in place to receive funding.

What it does:   Spark events provide instant seed money for artists who have a well-planned art project that would be beneficial to the community or community members. Painting classes, dance classes, public exhibits, murals, classes, and concerts all have been funded across the country through events such as this.
When:  January 28, 2015 & April 8, 2015
Cost for attendees: $20.00
All proceeds will be gifted to winning art project!
Lite dinner will be provided
Winning art project must provide follow up report upon completion of project.

Questions? Email us:

Columbus Day Weekend October 10-11
Madison Connecticut Town Green

Local and regional artists working in all media are invited to join the 2015 Outdoor Annual Arts Festival Weekend. Participants may also submit work for a 6-week show at
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store in Centerbrook, CT. (September 25 - November 8)
  • 100 exhibition spaces available on the Green
  • Limited space per medium
  • $70 participation fee per artist
  • Group rates available, maximum 3 per space
  • Submission Deadline: September 10
Festival Weekend Schedule
Saturday, Oct.10 (9:30-5pm) | Sunday, Oct. 11 (12-5pm)
NEW! Rain Date: Monday, Oct. 12 (10-5pm)

Questions? Call( 860) 663-5593 or email

Parallel Migrations by Anne Dushanko Dobek, I-Park 2007 
I-Park is pleased to announce an experimental, onsite
6 composers will be selected to join ensemble mise-en music director Moon Young Ha and 6 of the ensemble musicians in an intimate, immersive residency at I-Park. The program will encourage collaborative exchanges of ideas and inspiration and enrich the traditional creative process involved in bringing a music project from concept to concert.
Participants will be provided with lodging, studio/rehearsal space, a meal program and staff support during their stay at I-Park. The program will culminate in a series of 3 concerts, including a final one in New York City.
Residency Dates: August 16 to 24, 2015
Application Deadline: Thursday April 2, 2015
Application Fee: $30.00 (USD) 
I-Park, 428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423, 860.873.2468 Mailing Address: I-Park Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 508, Plantsville, CT 06479