June 23, 2016

Ending June with amazing exhibits and art opps, dig in!!

100 Pearl Street | P.O. Box 231436
Hartford, CT 06123-1436
860-525-8629 | www.LetsGoArts.org

Please join us  
Thursday June 23rd at 6:30pm 
at the Elusie Gallery
for a Gallery Talk by
Adell Donaghue
Learn about her academic and artistic journey 
and the complexities of print making.

Light refreshments will be served
Donaghue's exhibit, My Pyrrhic Victory 
continues through  
July 2nd

The Elusie Gallery @ Big Red Frame
Old Town Hall | 43 Main Street | Easthampton

we invite you
join us!

silvermine guild artists
elizabeth harris gallery
529 w20th st, ny 10011

june 23 - july 29, 2016
opening reception: june 23, 6pm - 8pm

Join us at our pop-up at 74 LaSalle
Friday, June 24, 6-8 p.m

Stop by for some wine & cheese 
and see new work coming in Friday! 

The gallery* will be closed Friday afternoon
but will open Friday evening at six.

* The Saltbox Gallery at 37 Buena Vista Road, featuring work by Frank Federico, 
will be open Friday from 1-4 pm.

Edward Donahue
Art Opening
Friday, June 24, 2016
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Artist Statement:

Landscapes from the Multiverse

I paint in order to leave this often troubling, "real world", behind. These paintings are of safe havens, sanctuaries, where there are few if any inhabitants, human or otherwise. These paintings are constructed of ambiguous forms, which may suggest a tree, a person, a house, but in actuality are merely our projections. The viewer is invited into these places, invited to let their imaginations transmute and manipulate any and all forms.  Perhaps that blue shadow in the left hand corner is the artist, a wanderer, or perchance it is you, the viewer. I hope you enjoy your visit!

Gallery Hours:
Friday Nights 'Meet the Artist' Receptions:  6-9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm


Mindy Green
Claudia Mengel
Joel Sobelson

Visible/Invisible Views


1080 Post Road  |  Fairfield, CT  06824   bskgallery@gmail.com

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, (Sunday closed until fall)

The public is invited to a reception in the Kershner Gallery for “Visible/Invisible Views”, a show of the art of Mindy Green, Claudia Mengel, Joel Sobelson on June 25 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The artists will talk about their work at 5:30 pm. The show runs from June 17 to August 7.


The Human Touch
Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection

Forty exceptional artworks by renowned national and international contemporary artists--including Dawoud Bey, Chuck Close, Lalla Essaydi, Hung Liu, Carrie Mae Weems and Kehinde Wiley--from RBC Wealth Management's collection of more than 400 objects will be on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum beginning June 25.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

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

Arien Wilkerson | Choreographer

TNMOT AZTRO Dance Company

excerpts from "Black Boy Jungle"

On view: June 20  - June 25, 2016
Art reception  FRIDAY,   June 24th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
Here's a schedule for the gallery performances during the week.
Thursday June 23rd  8-9pm - Tnmot Aztro Collaborator: Kailah King rehearse's Nudity & Love with Arien Wilkerson. Narration performed by Arien Wilkerson
Friday June 24th  6-8:30pm - Reception With Narration performed by Arien Wilkerson, Excerpt of Compass performed by Henry Olivo and Tiger Luangpraseuth
Saturday June 25th  8-9pm - Arien Wilkerson Movement session.

Hygienic Art Park & Locally Lit present:
A night dedicated to hip-hop featuring some of the best hip hop artists from CT and NY!
Tickets: $9 in advance, $10 at the door!

The Hygienic Art Park Concert Series is sponsored by the Palmer Loomis Foundation.

The opening reception is Saturday, June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. when appetizers and wine will be served in addition to a wine tasting by Staehly Farm and Winery of East Haddam.

This exhibit showcases a wide selection of art from traditional sea- and landscapes to vibrant abstracts; from collage and encaustic to oil, pastel and watercolor.

In the Stone Gallery through June is “Expressions,” a not-to-be-missed exhibit of abstract and exploratory work by gallery artists Carole Johnson and Ishita Bandyo.

Our mailing address is:
1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Wednesday & Thursday 12 - 6p.m.
Friday & Saturday 12 - 7 pm
Sunday 12 - 5 pm
also available by appointment


Well, what do you know? Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Farm to Street Dinner! This dinner brings awesome people like you to a communal table to celebrate Hartford and open our streets.

Don’t miss the opportunity to eat, drink, and grow our city together!

Farm to Street Dinner
Saturday, June 25th at 6:00pm

Trinity Street, Hartford  
Presented by Hartford Steam Boiler, the Farm to Street Dinner, hosted by Hartford Prints!, ON20, and Hartford Food System is a pop-up community event celebrating our city and our streets. Local fare, culture, and industry will meet on one of Hartford’s most interesting blocks for a farm-to-street outdoor dinner.
General Admission Tickets | $40.00
VIP Admission Tickets |  $60.00

Join us for an afternoon of art, poetry, music, nature and conversation. You will get to meet the 7 artists who are in residence with us this June. They'll be in their studios from 2:00 until 3:30pm 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 3:30pm. Visitors will also be treated to a fascinating installation within the Pond Studio - which is a gentle, fifteen-minute walk from the main campus. So please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.
Refreshment Sponsors
The Cooking Company, Haddam and Killingworth, CT
The Fresh Kitchen, Moodus, CT
Wine provided by Tracy Barrette
Artist Opportunities:

Artists, Photographers, Potters and Fiber Artisans are invited to submit their work for the 2016 Juried Art Show to benefit Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue August 11 and 12, from 5:00-9:00p.m., at the Carriage House, 245 Main Street, Deep River.  For information and to submit digital entries, visit ctdraftrescue.com or call Brenda at 860-227-2147.

The Buttonwood Tree at 605 Main Street,, Middletown, offers its gallery space to visual artists on a monthly basis, and currently has an opening  this summer. For more information, call Anne-Marie Cannata McEwen, Executive Director, at 860-347-4957 or e-mail thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com.
Shellfish-themed Art Competitions (Adult and Youth) 

Connecticut Sea Grant is soliciting original submissions of two-dimensional shellfish-themed art (specifically, bivalve shellfish including oysters, mussels, clams, scallops) to be used as cover art for the publications and public outreach materials produced by the Connecticut Shellfish Initiative (http://shellfish.uconn.edu). 


Connecticut Sea Grant will award $1000 to the adult artist of the selected artwork as part of the purchase of the image rights for Sea Grant materials. Top ranked youth artists will each receive a $25 gift card. The competition will culminate in an exhibition of the top-ranked works of art at a reception to be held at the UConn Avery Point campus. 


Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.


For more information refer to the attached documents or download the guidelines for the CTSG Shellfish Art Competition or download guidelines for the CTSG Young Artist Competition if between ages 4-16.

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Top Award $1000
Jurors: Bob Dilworth, artist/educator and Audrey Monahan, photographer
Special award given by Mihailo Djuric, artistic director, Festival Ballet Providence
Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2016

Using the same principles and design challenges a choreography faces on the stage, interpret energy and movement through the use of primary elements; line, lighting, and an expression of a story unfolding that encourages viewer participation.

Also available online at CAFE. Click HERE.
Calling All Abstract Artists

Arts Center East will host The Art of Abstraction from July 24 through August 20.  There will be an opening reception on Sunday, July 24th from 2 – 4.  

Artists who are 18 years of age and older, creating abstract art in any medium including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and photography may enter. No giclee prints. Please do not submit work previously shown at Arts Center East.

Each artist may enter up to 5 pieces. All work must be wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers. All work must be original and must be hand delivered. Jurors for the exhibit are internationally renowned sculptor and abstract painter Karen Petersen and abstract artist, teacher and former Coordinator of the ART for Healing Program at Hartford Hospital, Diana Boehnert.

There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions of $25 for one entry, $35 for up to three entries and $45 for up to five entries. Make checks payable to Arts Center East. Drop off dates are Sunday, July 10, 1 – 4, Tuesday, July 12, 2 – 6 and Thursday July 14,  2 – 6. For more information and a prospectus, please check our website at artscentereast.org or call 860 871-8222. A prospectus is attached.

We look forward to seeing your work!