May 20, 2015

More for May

Thanks to the creative folks at the Nice Niche, my work is featured in this weeks visual essay:

The Nice Niche Presents

Anita Balkun, Artist
West Hartford, Connecticut

This week on repurposed into narrative installations...

"...The presence of these collected artifacts in her creative process recalls associations to a sense of place, identity and history. The artwork articulates the quiet beauty, grace and playfulness discovered within the transformation of familiar objects..." >>read more>>

Coming to the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery:

THE MARY PAINTINGS: Expressions of the Divine Feminine
by: Catherine Steinberg — Participating Artist in the Shoreline Arts Trail Opening Reception: Sunday, May 31st, 2:00
-4:00 pm
Exhibit dates: 5/31—7/31

The Mary Paintings are aspects of the Divine Feminine that were conceived by Catherine Steinberg through dreams and shamanic journey work from January thru June, 2011. They were inspired by reading about Mary Magdalene and her work with women in psychotherapy and expressive arts. Catherine believes that the Divine Feminine is revealing Herself more and more at this time to support the evolution of consciousness and the energetic alignment of our planet so that we, both men and women, can develop to our highest potential for the greater good and live in universal harmony, peace and love.

Mercy by the Sea supports art as the creative expression of the human spirit. Catherine Steinberg will offer a workshop on Shamanic Painting on Saturday, June 13th. To register, for this program and to see all our offerings, visit Mercy by the Sea’s website
The Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery exhibits established and emerging local and regional painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media artists who express through their art a powerful connection to creation in all its forms and that engages conversation, learning, spirituality and growth. The newly renovated gallery is fully accessible and conveniently located just inside the main entrance to Mercy Center. All are welcome to explore the gallery and artwork during our regular business hours.

Join us for the opening of our next vibrant show at Spectrum Gallery, presenting drawings, paintings, bronze sculpture, bird carvings, botanical art as well as fabric,stained glass and photography of our natural world. The Artisan Store offers a variety of distinctive pottery and ceramics, serving ware, home décor, jewelry, and fiber art accessories. Meet participating artists and enjoy light refreshments.
Open Reception Friday, May 22 (6:30-9pm)
Spectrum Gallery   61 Main Street, Centerbrook   (860) 767-0742

of Kimberly Cannon's Book!
10:00am - 5:00pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 28, 5-7p.m.
Experience the cathartic artworks of ten visual artists from the Veterans Art Foundation in this new exhibition, "Healing through the Arts." From mixed media to photography, the artists use visual art to cope with the traumas of war, improve self-esteem, and connect with others. Meet with the artists over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres at the opening reception on May 28 from 5 to 7p.m.
The exhibition is on display through July 17. For more information, visit 

100 Pearl Street | P.O. Box 231436
Hartford, CT 06123-1436

Spring Volunteers Day and Evening Illuminations
May 23, 2015
Volunteers Day 9am - 3pm
Illuminations Reception and Trail Walk - 7:30pm
Spring Volunteers Day - 9am - 3pm
Share part of your day with us and help with trails maintenance. I-Park's system of art/nature trails is an important resource that's made available to our artists and visiting guests. After our long, miserable winter, there's much need for the picking-up and chipping-up of downed limbs, safety improvements and other upgrades. We especially want the trails to be in tip-top condition for our upcoming OPEN Studios | Open Trails, June 7, which coincides with Connecticut Trails Day. No particular technical expertise or super-strenuous activity is required. Lunch is on us!

Spring Illuminations - 7:30pm
Join us for an intimate evening at I-Park. We'll begin with a wine and cheese reception in the main courtyard. As the sun sets, select trails and art installations will be illuminated - and we'll set out for a guided tour of I-Park Noir. A suggested donation, fully tax deductible, of $10 per person would be appreciated. All donations help us to continue providing fully-funded residencies to artists from around the world. The I-Park Foundation a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

We especially hope our Saturday morning volunteers
will return for the evening festivities.



 South Of the Navy Yard Artists (SONYA) is pleased to announce that the 16th annual SONYA Art Walk will take place on the weekend of May 30th and 31st, 2014.

The SONYA Art Walk is a self-guided tour of fine arts studios and other art venues in four of Brooklyn’s most vibrant neighborhoods: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Maps will be available at our information hubs and via the SONYA ArtWalk 2015 app.

About the SONYA Art Walk:
• Over 50 artists in the most evocative neighborhoods of Brooklyn will be opening their studio doors! Get a voyeuristic view of the elegant brownstones of Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, to the warehouses and lofts around the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
• Workshops and live events will take place at participating merchant spaces as well as outdoors at Putnam Triangle and Fowler Square.

Artist Opportunities:

Two New Artist Opportunities for Mills Pond House Gallery

1. 34th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition "Dualities" at the Mills Pond House Gallery. Entry deadline June 15. Exhibit Dates August 8-August 30. Jurors: Melanie and Michelle Craven, co-owners/directors of Tilt Gallery of Photography.  Open to local and national artists.

2. 37th Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition " Power & Strength in Art" at the Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY. Exhibit dates June 27 – July 22, 2015.   Entry deadline May 22. Open to local and national artists. 
Juror: David H. Reuss.

My name is Mark Whalen and I am the new Director of Art on Groton Bank.
Many of you have participated in this event in the past and I would like to invite you to join us this year. For those of you who have not participated in the past I issue a warm welcome and also invite you to join us this year.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 10AM till 4PM, on the grounds of the  beautiful Bill Memorial Library which is in the historic Groton Bank area of the City of Groton.
Plans are in place to make this years art show bigger and better than ever. There will be regional restaurants offering food for sale, a live radio broadcast by WBMW, book signings, walking tours of Groton Bank and Thames St lead by several local historians, open house at the nearby Ft Griswold State Park, live music by the Coast Guard Bands jazz ensemble, and more.
This will surely be a very lively  fun filled community event.
Please visit our website for more information and a link to sign up:
We are only charging a flat fee of $45.00 for the day and tents are available on a first come basis. Another new feature this year will be an emerging artists tent, fee of $25.00. For qualifications please  contact
You may also contact me at or call me at 860 367-3223.
All participants that sign up will be included in our print and social media advertising campaign.
Thank you,