June 11, 2015

Saturday June 13th  from 1.00PM - 4.00PM.
The Hempsted Houses in New London!
Storytelling, drumming, gospel music and dance – along with a dash of history – will highlight New London’s cross-cultural celebration of Juneteenth at the Hempsted Houses!

The celebration will feature a variety of family activities, including an opportunity to  paint a 15-foot mural with New London Artist Guido Garaycochea on a canvas provided by New London’s expressiones cultural center. Kids also can get their faces painted, learn to write with a quill pen, play colonial games, try on period clothing and color pictures of local scenes.

New London storyteller McKinley Winston is organizing a range of local performers to tell stories of freedom and emancipation. Some will perform on stage and others will roam the crowd, telling their tales to visitors. New London historian Lonnie Braxton will also speak during the day.

Performers include the Community Choir, a gospel choir organized by local churches; drummer Dwight Baldwin; Lillian Cook’s The Lion's Den Dance Company; and Adowa Bandele Asante, portraying Harriet Tubman in the years after the Civil War. Food vendors are a Taste of New Orleans and Sweetie's Bakery and Cafe.

Juneteenth began as a commemoration of abolition in Texas in 1865, but now celebrates the end of slavery across the U.S. South. The Hempsted Houses are at the heart of the city’s first African-American neighborhood.

Meet the artists, and join us this Friday, June 12 from 5-8 PM for the Art For Sale reception featuring a variety of original, contemporary art pieces from over 21 local artists! 

This is a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the artists and to purchase artwork that YOU connect with. 

Free and open to the public.

"Art for Sale"
June 12 - August 23, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, June 12, 2015 from 5-8pm.

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, Ct 06106

Gallery Hours: 2-9pm, Monday thru Sunday

Featured Artists: Stella Maria Baer, Cat Balco, Matt Best, Michael Borders,
George Chaplin, Geoffrey Detrani, Laurie Flaherty, Amy Genser, Barbara Hocker, Janet Lage, Terrence Lavin, Roxann Leibenhaut, Linda Lindroth, James Montford, Adam Niklewicz, Victor Pacheco, Kathi Packer, Ronnie Rysz, Mike Ulrich,
Kevin Van Aeist, Peter Waite, Tim Wengertsman and Mark Williams.  

Opening this Friday! 

Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art
June 12 - July 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 5 to 7 pm

What does it mean for a sculpture to be nervous? What does it mean for a wall to breathe? Find out this Friday at the opening of our 2015 National Juried Show, Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art! 
Juried by George Fifield, Director of Boston Cyberarts, Intelligent Objects explores artwork at the intersection of analog and digital. During the opening, we'll announce the Prizewinners, and Mr. Fifield will speak about the exhibition.

Creative Arts Workshop  |  80 Audubon Street  |  New Haven, Connecticut 06510

203.562.4927  |  www.creativeartsworkshop.org

This Weekend with Reynolds Fine Art: Live Art Mural on Chapel and Opening Reception at 360 State

This weekend, Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present a live art mural painted by Barry Svigals and Robert Reynolds. Svigals, FAIA, artist and architect, and Reynolds, artist and gallery owner will create a collaborative mural June 12th-14th. The mural be hung at 832 Chapel Street (Foot Locker building wall facing Kresge parking lot, pictured below on right) and created on site between the hours of 3pm-7pm each day. This collaborative mural project will give community members a look into the chemistry between the two artists while they
 create side by side. This event coincided with the opening weekend of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and is visible from the green near the corner of Church and Chapel.

The collaboration between Svigals and Reynolds began in the studio as an exercise between the two artists. Over the course of multiple studio visits Svigals and Reynolds created a series of mixed-media abstract works that have been reproduced onto metal and are now on display at Reynolds Fine Art, 96 Orange St.

Together, Svigals and Reynolds were able to explore the most fundamental acts of creating.

In addition to the live art mural, Reynolds Fine Art is also hosting the opening reception of paintings by Zbigniew Grzyb and photographs by Grant Frost at 360 State Street. Join artist Zbigniew Grzyb and Reynolds Fine Art staff for the opening reception from 6pm-8pm in the gallery at 360 State. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Collaboration Mural: Live Art by Barry Svigals and Robert Reynolds
Friday, June 12th  – Sunday, June 14th
Live Art from 3pm-7pm each day
832 Chapel St. (Foot Locker building wall facing Kresge parking lot)

Zbigniew Grzyb and Grant Frost at 360 State
Opening reception:

Friday, June 12th  from 6pm-8pm
This event is free and open to the public.

Peter and Carol Ganick: 100 Plus
An exhibit of drawings, paintings and collage

Opening Reception:  Sunday, June 14th, 1-3 p.m.

Saltbox Gallery37 Buena Vista Road.

Our exhibits are always free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday by apointment.

www.westhartfordart.org  |  (860) 231-8019

Founded in 1934
Artist Opportunity:

Noank, CT, April 21, 2014:  The Noank Foundry is looking for artisans to exhibit their work during their annual Summer Solstice Celebration art sale. This well-attended event is now able to offer additional booth space for Saturday, June 21. Artisans are asked to submit 3 photographs of their work and one of their display space to foundrynoank@gmail.com. The cost for the weekend show is $35.
The event will take place in the historic Noank Foundry, known for its turn of the century architectural significance. It is located across the street from the popular Seahorse Restaurant.
Contact the Noank Foundry at 860-572-2799 or Facebookhttps:/ /www.facebook.com/pages/Noank-Foundry-Artist-Studios.

Open Call for Carpenters/Designer/Makers


Artspace seeks proposals from carpenters/designers/furniture-makers/sculptors to build a display shelf on wheels that would be rolled out to our front portico each day the gallery is open. The winning design will receive $500 PLUS the budget to cover materials 

Learn more

Attention Artists:

City-Wide Open Studios

Registration opens July 1, 2015

Join 350 artists for Connecticut’s most exciting visual arts festival, and share your work with 10,000+ visitors.

 2015 dates:
Opening Reception - October 2
Alternative Space Weekend - October 10 & 11
Transported Weekend - October 17 & 18
Erector Square Weekend - October 24 & 25

This year’s funded opportunities
will explore the theme of “Dwelling” in its multiple senses – asking artists to respond to the comforts, challenges, and plights of what it means to create and reside in a safe space.  Deadlines start August 1. Registration opens July 1 

Artspace New Haven

50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT 06510