April 22, 2016

 Join us on Friday, April 22, 2016
Opening Reception of April Aldighieri
Meet the artist 6-9 pm
Gallery Hours:
Friday Nights "Meet the Artist" Receptions 6-9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm

Located in Historic Collinsville, CT
Visit the gallery at 122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville, CT 06019
(860) 693-6689

The Sculpture of Bob Keating at Trailer Box Project
April 9, - May 13 2016

Bob Keating with a few words on his Sculpture.

It may be helpful to you hearing from me a few words about the sculpture. Steel, I use in a variety of helpful ways: it is strong and will often in judicial ways support some rather delicate perceptions. Stone can help too in need of mass and weight. The reason I use a variety of materials is because they form an amalgam that says just what I want to say. I’m not depicting something I’m saying something. It’s a distinction that is important to me.  

I’m interested in everything and everybody to some extent. The art works are my artist’s statement; it’s how I talk with you. Often I write about each sculpture when it is presented rather than an over all statement that doesn’t pay attention to anything in particular. The way each work was made; the positioning, the twisting and treatment of the different parts 
has inside it the human qualities I experience and that people recognize.  

Trailer Box Project
15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15
Danbury Ct. 06810
203 797 0230

Thursday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
or by appointment

Worldwide Sketchcrawl Day is April 23rd. Please join us at Riverside Park in Hartford!

Join us on our first sketchcrawl of the season! We will be announcing our upcoming season at this event, so don’t miss it! We will meet at the boathouse and announce our upcoming season for this year... then we DRAW!

April 23rd, 1pm – 4pm @ Riverside Park

Riverside Park is located at 20 Leibert Rd, Hartford, CT 06120
There is plenty of free parking at the park. Nearby are: hiking paths, a sculpture walk, the boathouse, and the river! Plenty of options to draw today. (Let's hope for nice weather!)

All ages and abilities are welcome!

I-Park OPEN Studios
Sunday, April 24, 2016  |  2 to 5pm

Join us for our first OPEN Studios of the 2016 residency season - our 15th year anniversary - enjoy an afternoon of art, music, nature and conversation
You'll meet 7 of the 8 artists who were in residence with us this April. They'll be in their studios from 2:00 until 3:30 and will be happy to share glimpses into their creative process - as well as some of the works they've developed during their time at I-Park. Select artists' presentations will begin at around 3:30, including at least one visit to an installation out on the land and a walk out to the Pond Studio - so please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress accordingly. 
Refreshments generously donated by The Town Tavern, East Haddam, CT
Wine generously donated by Tracy Barrette 
Tickets are required for admission as we need
Tickets are required for admission as we need to plan for staffing, parking and refreshments.
to plan for staffing, parking and refreshments.



Fri, Apr 22, 5-7pm

with art-inspired improvisational music by
Jazz Circle:
Sun, May 15, 2-4pm



411 Church Street (I-95, exit 58)
HOURS:  M-Sa 10-4;  Su 12-4

Colony Collapse
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23 7-10pm
Exhibit will be on display at 
Hygienic Art Galleries till May 21

This exhibit is open to all and free to the public.

Colony Collapse brings attention to the disappearance of our world’s honey bees and explores the serious consequences for our environment and humans.
The Opening exhibit will feature performance art and guest speakers on the topic of "Colony Collapse".

Note: I have artwork in both the CT Scissorhands and CT+6 exhibitions, come by and visit!

CT+6 Opening
Sunday, April 24th

Join us at the Opening reception for our Ninth Annual Juried CT+6 exhibit on Sunday April 24th from 2-4 p.m featuring work in all mediums. Free and open to the public. 
All work is for sale.

This years exhibit was juried by Kim Charles, of the Cate Charles Gallery, in Providence, RI.
Awards will be presented at 3 p.m in the Clubhouse Gallery. 

Ali in Water, by Roxann Liebenhaut.

The Hartford Art School's Visual Communication Design class of 2016 would like to invite you to our senior show; 22 Degrees. The graduating seniors will be showing their thesis work along with their portfolios and are hosting a private opening specifically geared towards creative and industry professionals.

Join us May 2nd, from 5:30 to 7:30 for our professional reception or feel free to attend our general opening on April 30th from 5:00 to 7:00. We look forward to seeing you there!

Artist Talk for Desperate Cargo

Closing Event: Mohamad Hafez, Desperate Cargo
Sunday, April 24 is the last day to visit the powerful exhibition 
Desperate CargoThe exhibition reflects Middle Eastern streetscapes 
and buildings besieged by the Syrian civil war. 

Join us on the closing day at 3 PM for an artist talk and discussion with Mohamad Hafez, who will discuss his work and grassroots efforts to help Syrian refugees in Connecticut

Artist's Opportunities:

Sonia Plumb Dance Company is expanding!

We're holding auditions for male and female dancers with strong modern technique and partnering skills to join our Company for our exciting fall season...and beyond. Join us or share with your talented friends and family. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24th at 10:00 AM 

WHERE: Studio A, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, 15 Vernon Street, Hartford 

INFO: Click here for more info OR call (860) 508-9082 or admin@SoniaPlumbDance.org to speak with our team.
 Foundry Art Center:  "Humankind"
  June 24 - August 5, 2016

Opening Reception | June 24
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM |Free & Open to the Public

Juror | Eric Wieringa

From the grace and beauty of the human figure to the personal detail of a portrait, Humankind aims to capture the human experience through the physical form. Humankind will explore not only depictions of the human body through traditional portrayals but also art that represents the human condition and the essentials of existence: emotions, mortality, struggles and triumphs among the myriad of experiences all of humankind encounters.

For additional information about this exhibition, click here
I am writing to invite you to join the Arts Center and Spectrum Gallery for our 1st Annual Summer Arts Festival(Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19).  We could not have picked a better location…not only is this Father's Day weekend but also Essex is a walking town with a big tourist influx and the Green where we will be located is right in the middle of the town's main street.  We are seeking both local and regional fine artists and artisans (limited to 50) to present and sell their work on this visible (and quite beautiful!) central location in this charming New England town.  
To be part of the new Summer Festival, we ask that you submit 3 samples of your work to events@artscenterkillingworth.org.  If accepted, you may also submit work for the concurring 6-week long exhibit at our Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook.  That exhibit runs May 27-July 10 (with receiving May 15th through May 19th). I always know at least two to three weeks ahead of receiving what pieces will be coming in, so do not wait to submit first for the festival and then for the concurring gallery group show. 

You can find the prospectuses for both events at artscenterkillingworth.org; (click on Call For Artists link on upper left of website homepage).  Just so you know the Arts Center Killingworth is the parent nonprofit company that runs Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, an expansion of the Arts Center. If you are interested in submitting, please, do so directly to me at the following email artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com.  In  the subject line state which festival you are submitting for. Submit three samples of your work with titles, dimensions and medium.  Pricing is not necessary at this point. After festival acceptance we will ask for your gallery group show submissions.