July 30, 2015

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The John Slade Ely House of Contemporary Art is a public space left to New Haven's many arts organizations, artists, and friends by Grace T. Ely over 54 years ago.The historic and treasured venue for New Haven's vibrant arts community will be put on the market by its fiduciary trustee and steward, Wells Fargo Bank, as early as July 31, 2015. Sign the petition below to demand the sale of the John Slade Ely House be halted until Wells Fargo provides a full account of why they are putting it on the market.
Sign the petition via change.org here 

Read more about the John Slade Ely House's closing here: 



Join Five Points in welcoming artists Cecilia Mandrile, Dee Shapiro and Ed Jaffe in conversation with Janice LaMotta 
Friday, July 31st at 6:00pm

Please Note:  This will be the last week to view these exhibits. 
Cecilia Mandrile - "The Perfume of Absence"  will close Friday, July 31st

Dee Shapiro - "Every Which Way" and Ed Jaffe - "Sculpture"
will close Saturday, August 1st
 Gallery Hours - Thursday, Friday,  Saturday, Sunday 1 - 5 pm and by Appointment
LEGO: For All Ages
Beyond The Brick: A Lego Brickumentary opens this week and it only seems right to mix a brickumentary with some LEGO building!

On Friday, July 31 between 6:30 - 7:30 PM join us for Bricks & Brews! Sip on local beer as you let your inner child/designer run wild with tens of thousands of LEGOS! And then at 7:30 PM watch the brickumentary!

Stay after the screening of 
A Lego Brickumentary at 1:05 PM on Saturday, August 1 for a building class for kids and family! Play Well TEKnologies will have specific design challenges for kids to come together to play, create and explore the world of LEGOS. There will also be a free raffle for a LEGO set.RSVP on Facebook and get your advance sale tickets here!
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St
Hartford, CT 06106

Coming to Mercy by the Sea’s
Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery
Illuminations for Ordinary Time
by: Lisa Bell
August 1st—September 19th
Gallery Hours: Monday
-Saturday, 9:00—4:30 Opening Reception: Sunday, August 2nd, 3-5 pm

Ordinary Time, the period between Pentecost and Advent, is the time in the Church's liturgical year when we focus, not on one specific theme, but on all aspects of Christ and our lives. Illuminations for Ordinary Time explores the broad range of emotions and facets of the human religious experience, from penitence to praise, from sorrow to peace.
Lisa Bell graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, with a BFA in Painting and a History of Art minor focusing on Early Christian and Medieval Art. Her works fuse these two fields of study, combining heavy, visceral fields of color with illuminated manuscripts and texts taken from liturgy, music, and Scripture. She uses traditional scripts and color symbolism, but non-traditional materials and a heavy-handed, painterly style. These seemingly disparate elements reflect a fundamental paradox of Christian life: to be in the world, but not of it. In her work, medieval mysticism meets blood-and-guts faith, in the present moment, where time touches eternity, where prayer and human longing touch God. Her illuminations are as deeply rooted in centuries-old manuscripts as they are in the world in which we live, move, and have our being. Lisa has exhibited her work in New York City. She currently lives and works in Hartford.

167 Neck Road Madison, Connecticut 203.245.0401 www.mercybythesea.org

A Memorial Group Exhibition to commemorate
the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
on the 70th anniversary of August 6th & 9th. 1945

 Interpretive Art works by
Alan Bisbort,   Steven DiGiovanni,  Allan Dudek,  Phil Falcone,  Joseph K. Higgins, Richmond Jones,
Peter Konsterlie, Michael Koslowski, Michael Quirk,  Lisa Seidenberg,  K. Levni Sinanoylu,  Cecilia Whittaker-Doe.

Artists' Reception: Thursday, August 6th, 5 to 7 PM.
Featuring the video montage:   
"Cold War Film Clips"  by  Lisa Seidenberg 
at 6:00 pm. 
New Haven Free Public Library Gallery     (in the Business/Periodicals Room, main floor)
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Exhibition August 4 - 31, 2015 
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM;  Friday & Saturday10 AM to 5 PM.  

on display through August 9th


Frances Kornbluth's exploration of the
natural world across her sixty-seven year career

Frances Kornbluth's body of work spans seven decades and can be found in the collections of the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Colby College Museum of Art, the Hudson River Museum and the Monhegan Museum.

Frances Kornbluth (1920 - 2014) was an Abstract Expressionist painter who worked in New York City, Northeastern Connecticut and on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. Her teachers and mentors included Reuben Tam, William Kienbusch and Robert Richenburg.


“The Art of Angelica Hilliman & Krishna Miles Hayes”
Angelica Hillman
--- The City of Hartford, Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs (MECA) Division is announces the
Opening Reception of two of Hartford’s bright, creative, and emerging artists, Angelica Hilliman & Krishna Miles Hayes. 
Angelica Hilliman was born in Hartford, CT and a “child of La Paloma Sabanera” a coffee house in Hartford, owned by her family that not only served the best coffee in town, but served as a hub for Hartford’s artists to meet, perform and exhibit work.  This backdrop provided Angelica with a childhood rich in arts, & cultural experiences that have served as the catalyst to her interest in painting.  Hilliman’s abstract paintings are vibrant, and imaginative, with a fresh approach.  The colorful broad strokes of her brush and ornate detailed patterns add depth and visual interest to her work.
Krishna Miles Hayes is an abstract, expressionist artist whose work at times seems like an explosion of color.  Krishna’s mixed media paintings explore the use of shapes, & color in a very organic and whimsical way.  Hayes’ use of color, shapes and distorted subject matter are indicative of his uninhibited freedom.  Also a product of the Hartford art scene, and a child of jazz vocalist Margaux Hayes, Krishna has created a body of work that we will soon know simply as “Krishna’s voice”.
·       Pump House Gallery, 60 Elm St., Hartford, CT
·       Opening Reception: Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6pm
·       Exhibition Run: August 6, 2015 – September 10, 2015
For More Information: City of Hartford, MECA, Curator Andres Chaparro, 860-757-4895

The August Installation

Virginia Melnyk: Geometric Curtain

August 7 – September 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 5 to 7 pm

On August 7, Creative Arts Workshop raises the curtain on its 2015 August Installation, Geometric Curtain, Virginia Melnyk’s eye-popping exhibit.
Both a designer and an architect, Melnyk combines fabric and lights to create a three-dimensional wall of color and pattern equally impressive in night as it is in day. “My work involves computational parametric design where I generate three-dimensional models that I can export into 2-D patterns to be re-assembled,” explains Melnyk. “The real fabric will have lots of natural pleats and wrinkles as it naturally hangs in the window.” Melnyk, who lives in Buffalo, NY, holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She works in small product design as well as large-scale architectural projects and has won numerous awards.
The August Installation is on display from August 7 through September 7. Executive Director Daniel Fitzmaurice suggests, “You can bring your lunch, bring your friends, and sit outside to enjoy and discuss this remarkable piece even when we’re not open.”

Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510
tel: 203.562.4927
fax: 203.562.2329

Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 10am to 12pm (during semester only, excluding summer)

For the opening reception of works by:
D a w  S o u t h w o r t h
& D a n i e l  B o h m a n
​​Friday, August 7, 2015 from 5pm - 8pm
Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Dawn Southworth in her debut at the gallery in a two-person exhibit alongside new works by Daniel Bohman. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 7th from 5pm-8pm in the gallery. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and light refreshments will be served. This exhibition will be on display in the gallery August, 7 through September 30, 2015. Please contact the gallery with any questions.

Dawn Southworth is recognized for her mixed media works and installations. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she focused on textiles and sculpture. Her passion for fabric and fibers has evolved into a sophisticated and innovative approach to construction. A zealous collector, Southworth has the ability to coalesce a vast array of materials and processes. Laden with symbols and metaphor, her use of found objects, drawing, sewing, and pyrography is emotionally charged and conceptually stimulating. 

Reynolds Fine Art | 96 Orange St | New Haven | Connecticut | 06510

You're Invited!
Please join us for the Neighborhood Studios showcases to see the incredible works created by apprentices during their six-week artistic training!

Neighborhood Studios is the Arts Council’s award-winning summer apprenticeship program for area teens, providing them with a hands-on education in the arts and career-skills training to help them succeed in today’s creative workforce.
Showcase Schedule 
Theme: Travel
August 5, 7p.m. | Suggest donation: $5
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford

Theme: Stories
August 6, 6:30p.m. | $5
600 Main Street, Hartford

 Theme: Learning from Behind the Lens
August 8, 10a.m. | Free
56 Arbor Street, Hartford

Theme: Hamlet 
August 10-12, 7p.m. | $5
Hoffman Auditorium at the University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford

For more information, contact Amanda Roy at ARoy@LetsGoArts.org, call 860-525-8629 ext. 252, or visit the Neighborhood Studios website.

Artist Opportunities:

A reminder about our upcoming plein air workshop

Sep 2-3, 2015 

Level: Beginners to Advanced

Simplifying the landscape is easy when you know how to look for the big shapes, 
limit your values and use a limited palette. 
Nationally recognized artist, Karen Blackwood will discuss 
and demonstrate these principles to help you in your landscape painting. 
Simplify your way to great paintings! 
For more information about Karen and her work, 
please visit her website at www.karenblackwoodfineart.com.

September 2 & 3rd, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 - 4 p.m
 Tuition: Members: $260 non-members: $285.00 
Materials list supplied upon registration.
West Hartford Art League | 37 Buena Vista Road | West Hartford | CT | 06107

Farmington Valley Arts Center begins the fall season with a Call to Artists for the exhibition, Best in Show. The exhibition celebrates man’s best friend, the dog, and we invite artists to submit dog-related art for this exhibition devoted exclusively to canine art.
Works will be juried by online submission of digital images.
Artists may submit 2D or 3D artwork not to exceed 40” in any direction (including frame). Accepted media include drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and crafts.
All artwork must be ready to hang with appropriate hardware and wiring.
All artwork must be for sale. FVAC receives a 40% commission on sales.
Submissions for this juried exhibition will take place online. (see link below)
All digital submissions must be in jpeg format and labeled as follows:

artist’s lastname_firstname_01.jpg
FVAC retains the right to refuse any submissions for inappropriate content. FVAC is not responsible for theft, loss or damage to any artwork for any reason.

$15 for one entry / $20 for two entries. A maximum of two artworks may be submitted. Submission process is online at: http://artsfvac.org/call-to-artists-for-best-in-show/ FVAC is a not-for-profit 501c3 arts organization. All entry fees are used to underwrite exhibition costs. Submission fees are non-refundable.
All submissions are due, via our online submission system, by Wed. September 2, at 5:00 pm. Notifications will be emailed on Fri. September 4th.
Delivery for accepted artworks will take place on Sat. Sept. 12, 10am-2pm.in the Drezner
Visitors’ Gallery.

Exhibition Dates: September 19– October 24, 2015 Reception: Sat. September 19, 2-4pm
Artwork Pickup Date: Tue. Oct. 27, noon-4pm 

25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT 06001