September 9, 2016

Artist Talk moderated by Joseph Montebello
September 9, 2016, 6:00pm
with Artists Barbara Grossman,
Karl Goulet, Rebecca Lee and Krista Narciso

Lori Barker
Art Opening
Friday, September 9, 2016
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Artist Statement:
My mixed media works blend nature and spirituality to explore the rhythms of life. Angels, in particular, inspire me and are my trusted muse. My work is about the poetry that lives beneath the surface of things where layers of rusted paper, fabric, metal and images come alive creating an altered world.

The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146

The opening reception for “The Art of Photography and Painting,”  featuring the work of master pastelist Claudia Post and art photographer Lou Zucchi, is Friday, September 9 from 5 to 7 p.m in the Stone Gallery.

The gallery is proud to host these two accomplished artists for the second year in a row.

They will be both be on hand for their party Friday when Claudia will give informal talks about the art.
The show runs through the month of September.

The Thrill of the Chase:

The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs
at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Opening Saturday, September 10
Celebrate the history of photography through the eyes of influential collector and former Wadsworth Atheneum curator Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr.

From 1973 to 1984, Wagstaff assembled one of the most important private collections of photographs in the world, and helped to establish a market for this neglected art form by organizing exhibitions, delivering lectures, and publishing material on his collection.


Saturday, September 1oth
Live Music in the Art Park | Opening Reception in the Galleries
Hygienic Art Park will once again opening the gates for the New London Latino Heritage Month Kick-Off event. This free event will feature live music by Grupo Tentacion and Orquesta Afinke, salsa dancing, and a hot dance party with DJ Bandana. Gates open at 7pm.

In conjunction with this celebratory event, the Hygienic Art Galleries readies for an explosive exhibit, “Beyond Labels” opening to the public on the same night; Saturday, September 10th from 6-9pm. Beyond Labels introduces the viewer to a cross-section of Connecticut artists of Hispanic/Latino heritage not previously represented in the region.
Hygienic Art Inc. | 79 Bank Street, new london, new london, CT 06320
 Join us for the Opening Reception of Beyond Labels

Saturday, September 10th
6pm - 9pm

Beyond Labels introduces the viewer to a cross-section of Connecticut artists of Hispanic/Latino heritage not previously represented in the region. Like the rich ethnic and cultural amalgam of their birth, they work and express their creativity in diverse media and visual idioms. Beyond Labels focuses us not on political boundaries but rather on the diversity and depth of artistic accomplishment of Hispanic artists. 

 Sonia Plumb Dance Company Presents:
What: Sonia Plumb Dance Company's "Dance Off"
When: Saturday, September 10
When: Masterclass from 1-2 PM and the "Dance Off" competition from 2:30-4PM
Where: The Garage, 1385 East Street, New Britain (Right below Central Connecticut State University!)
Cost: $5 per person to take the masterclass, "battle" and/or just watch

There will also be a modern and breakdancing fusion master class — that's open to dancers of all ages and experience — before the "Dance Off" to get warmed up and learn new techniques.

Inspired by the "B-Boy Battles" from the 70s and 80s, the Sonia Plumb Dance Company's two "Dance Offs" offer dancers of all ages and styles a chance to compete in a series of friendly "battles." Events also include professional dance master classes with Artistic Director and Company members before each “Dance Off.”

Beyond Choreography: Visual Interpretations of Movement
2016 Open Juried Regional Exhibition

September 1 - October 28

Jurors: Audrey Monahan and Bob Dilworth
Special Award given by Mihailo Djuric, Artistic Director of Festival Ballet Providence

Panel Discussion: Tuesday, September 20 from 6 - 8 pm

Panelists include Juror, Bob Dilworth, Mihailo Djuric, Artistic Director of Festival Ballet Providence, and exhibiting artists: David DeMelim, photography, Heather Frymark, sculpture, Caroline Rufo, painting. Moderated by Arts Consultant, Ruth Davis; Founder, Ruth Davis Associates.

Open Studios at NEST Arts Factory


The NEST Arts Factory is hosting an Open Studios event on Saturday, September 10 from 2-5 pm. The public is invited to meet the nearly 40 artists of the NEST, tour the studios, view artwork and listen to music, and learn something new! The NEST holds 7 Open Studios events per year, and this is the first Open Studio of the fall season. There is a lot of new work - and new faces - to see!

There will be two art openings at the NEST during Open Studios as well. SPUN, a juried innovative fiber exhibit, will debut in the NEST Gallery with an opening reception from 2-4 pm. Juror Dr Linda Wolk-Simon, director and curator of the Fairfield University Art Museum, choose works by 20 artists from across the US and Canada. Now in its 4th year, this acclaimed exhibit is an international survey of cutting edge work made of fiber or that references fiber in a wide array of techniques, materials, and methods. Please join us for a drink and a bite to eat to celebrate the opening.

1720 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT

 I am honored to be included in the show at the New Haven Library (p.s. my re-imagined 'cake pan' is Barbie!):

 This project uses the library's existing collection and New Haven's wealth of creative talent to relook at ways of using a profoundly uncreative craft item: the novelty cake tin.
Everything Nice presents clever alternatives to the licensed characters on offer within this collection and reflects on the messages that children and their parents are given in terms of race, class, gender and identity through the branding of these characters From a very young age children are marketed to in ways that have lasting reverberations.The artists in this exhibit offer an alternative look at the uses, meanings, and possibilities behind the sweet treats' structural facade....

The Ives Gallery,
New Haven Free Public Library

133 Elm St, New Haven, CT 06510
September 12 – Nov 4thduring regular library open hours

Opening Reception:
September 12, 5:30-7:30 pm


And I have 2 book works in a Denver exhibition, in case you're out that way:

"After Shock" by Anita Gangi Balkun

Artists' Book Cornucopia VII

+ featured artist Karen Hardy

September 15 - October 29

Opening reception Friday, September 16

(during Art District on Santa Fe Third Friday Artwalk)910 Santa Fe, #101, Denver, CO 80204 • 720.230.4566 

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

Ken Morgan

On view: September 2 - September 28, 2016
Art reception  SATURDAY,   September 17th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Please join us on Saturday evening September 17th for an art reception for artist Ken Morgan.
Ken's work is absolutely stunning! A must see.

Opening Reception

Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm
Our galleries celebrate the work of our Faculty only every other year, so don't miss this opportunity to experience the creativity of our exceptional staff.

On the weekend afternoons of Sept 24 and 25th, a group of art collecting friends of Artspace New Haven will open their homes and share their passion for art as a benefit to raise funds for City-Wide Open Studios. The tours feature some of our region’s idiosyncratic collections and set the stage for the upcoming CWOS festival (Oct 7-Nov 10, 2016).
 Each tour accommodates 16 people and lasts 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be served. LEARN MORE