July 1, 2016

Starting off 1st Friday events:

Go See this movie!!! It will touch your soul!!

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
The latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows members of the Ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.
Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the personal journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays – Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Kayhan Kalhor (Iran), Yo-Yo Ma (France/United States), Wu Man (China), and Cristina Pato (Spain) – to chronicle passion, talent, and sacrifice.

Downtown Chester Show Opens Friday
Opening Reception Friday, July 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
"Chester Skyline" by Rachel Carlson
“Downtown Chester,” a show of original paintings done by Maple and Main artists depicting the center of town, will be on view at Maple and Main from Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3.

An opening party will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. to help kick off the debut of First Fridays in Chester. Other galleries and stores will also be hosting special events.

The paintings in the Downtown Chester show were mainly done during June; a number of them from the gallery porch, in the street during Sundays’ farmers market and along the town sidewalks.

The show will open Friday at noon until 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 2 from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

A sampling of the downtown paintings are on display this week in the gallery



96 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510 I 203.498.2200 I info@reynoldsfineart.com

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present
Stephen Lloyd and Sarah Slavick
July 1 - August 26, 2016

Join us for the opening reception
Friday, July 1st from 5pm - 8pm


“Soft Waves - Montauk” by Suzanne Coiro



 Ben Parker | "Tessellations"
Geometric Paper Sculpture

On view: June 28 - July 17, 2016
Art reception  SATURDAY,   July 9th  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

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

Golden Thread Gallery

Members Exhibit 2016!

July 16 – August 20

The Golden Thread Gallery
At Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road | W.Hartford, CT 06107

Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT is pleased to announce an awe-inspiring art exhibit coming 
to its Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery.  
The Artists of Gallery One, a local intentional community of artists whose common bond is a commitment to each artist realizing his/her individual voice, have entitled their exhibit, “Transformation.”  The attached press release expands on the exhibit which will run from July 16 to August 31, 2016 
with an opening reception 
 Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2-4 pm.
Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center

167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443

(203) 245-0401 Ext. 111


artist opportunities: 



 Sunday July 3rd is the deadline to
apply to Real People 2016.

Real People is our annual international juried fine art exhibition 'Celebrating the Arts Through Faces and Figures'. Real People is open to all artists and media, 18 years and older; submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner that is recognizable. Works previously accepted for Real People or Women’s Works are ineligible for entry.

Real People has become a much-anticipated show each year. The show enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Along with the Opening Reception, other events are held at the Art Center during the exhibition to encourage attendance. Real People will run from Thursday August 11 through Saturday September 25th.  (For other important dates, such as the reception dates, please see the prospectus.)  The deadline for entry is Sunday, July 3rd.
To apply to the show, or view the complete prospectus, please visit www.callforentry.org and look for 'Real People 2016' in the show listings.  The prospectus is also available at the Old Courthouse website, under Calls for Artists: oldcourthouseartscenter.org/callstoartists. 







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Open Studio Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13

CTNOW calls our Open Studio event
an "art extravaganza"!

A City-Wide Arts Event - www.openstudiohartford.com
New artists of all kinds are Welcome
Dance, Music, Film & Spoken Word Performance Opportunities