September 16, 2016

September Happenings!

Diane L. Wright
Art Opening
Friday, September 16, 2016
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Artist Statement:
Objects will always hold memories... memories of time, place, sometimes recent events, and they are almost always personal. I have been an historian and a documenter of both real events and imagined myths for most of my life. Using found and saved pieces of my world, I recreate stories that surround these discarded and sometimes unwanted pieces of our lives.
Each work tells part of my story, and also allows the viewer to find their own story when observing my work.

Gallery Hours:
Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm
122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville    (860)693-6689


Featuring CT Now "best of" winners the Balkun Brothers!





Ken Morgan | New Work

On view September 2 – September 28 , 2016 Art reception Saturday evening September 17, 6 – 8:30pm
EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT

In the Gilbert Gallery at Miss Porters School in Main Dining Hall through October 6 are paintings by Leslie Bender.

The Hartford Public Library’s Fall celebration of Hip Hop culture and its historical presence in Hartford, kicks off 

Hip Hop Nation 2016 Kickoff @ Envisionfest Hartford

DATE: Saturday September 17
TIME: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
LOCATION: Hartford Public Library terrace, 500 Main Street, Hartford

11:00AM - YOUmedia Hartford youth
11:30AM - Tangsauce
12:45PM - The RapOet (Self Suffice)
1:30PM - Orice Jenkins
2:45PM - Kyle Young
3:30PM - Brittney Crush

2:15PM - Team 860 of Studio-8-Sixty

DJ Stealth (Asaad Jackson) on the 1's and 2's

GUITAR UNDER THE ARTSSaturday, September 17 (2:45 to 4:45 PM) 
Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT

As part of Envisionfest Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum hosts FREE guitar performances with Daniel Salazar and his musician friends under notable works of art — while members from Sonia Plumb Dance Company will be improvising as the music plays. 


At the Elusie Gallery
Moods & Circumstances

Interior Scenes by
Juli Kirk

Big Red Frame, The Old Town Hall, 43 Main St., Easthampton, MA 01027




Our History: Once More with Feeling
with Phil Benevento

September 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Nearly 25 years ago, Waterbury’s City Historian, Phil Benevento, presented a two part slide show about the history of Waterbury at the museum. This is a reprisal of those presentations which focused on Waterbury’s golden age from 1880 to 1920. History, colorful stories, streetscapes, industry, recreation, religion, education all get a nod as we take a virtual walk around the city through rare photos and colorful postcards from the turn of the last century. This presentation, like the one 25 years ago, will be shown in two parts 90 minutes in length. A reception with light food and beverages is scheduled immediately following each program.

On the Green in Waterbury
Mattatuck Museum

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States
Waterbury, CT 06702

 Friday, September 23rd 7:00 pm
These fifty professional artists have collectively donated over $50,000 worth of art work to the Five Points Gallery Art Heist.  

Power Boothe
   Frank Bramble   Pamela Bramble   Joseph Byrne   Robert Calafiore  Harriet Caldwell  Patricia Carrigan  Jaclyn Conley   Noel Croce   Christine Dalenta  Terry Donsen Feder   Joe Fig   Susan Bogle Finnegan   Jenni Freidman   John Funt    Anne Gilman   Gilles Giuntini   Gene Gort   Karl Goulet  Marilyn Greenberg  Sal Gulino   David Holzman   Gerald Incandela   Ed Jaffe   Walter Kendra   Patrick Kennedy   Jennifer Knaus   Pam Lacey   Janet Lage   Nancy Lasar  Stephanie Lauretano 
Jim Lee
   Rebecca Lee   Victor Leger   Linda Lindroth   Scot MacCluggage  
Ati Maier  
Danielle Mailer   Juan Moreno   Krista Narciso  Kathi Packer    
Michael Quadland   Jennifer Sabella   Dee Shapiro  Kim Sobel   Helena Starcevic  Pamela Stockamore   Jason Wallengren   John Willis  Gerald Wolfe  
Don't miss the steal of the century! 
Distracted Driving

Many artists get their most creative ideas while preoccupied with another task - a long drive being one of the best. The three artists in Distracted Driving make work that is idea based; work that is not always what it first appears. Whether contemplation on language, self-representation or morality, each piece takes you on a ride of discovery.


Fall Exhibition 
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 18th
2pm - 4pm
Free and Open to the Public

Sunday, September 18th, the afternoon reception for the fall exhibitions is free and open to art lovers. The new exhibitions include Barry Kiperman, 2015 Best in Show in Art of the Northeast, in his solo show; a Guild Group Show on the theme of "flow;" and Karen Kalkstein's "Evensong," an immersive installation that pays homage to aging. These three shows will run through October 29, 2016
Artist Lecture Series
Peter Trippi
So Who’s Collecting Contemporary Realism,
How, and Why?
September 17, 2016
2:00 pm
Seven Bridges Foundation
Gallery 2
111 North Porchuck Road
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831
Seating is limited
Doors open at 1:45 pm
Please rsvp by September 12, 2016


 - Benefit for Upcoming Amphitheatre -

Friday  September 23, 2016  6pm until dusk 
79 Bank Street, New London

Freshly Prepared


Musical Performance by
Flowers & Kain

$50 per person • $75 per couple

RSVP to Development Director Barbara Crouch
  • • 860-705-2302

art exhibit in the Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery 
at Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center in Madison, CT. 
Dan Dahlstrom’s “Collective Oil Paintings,” will be on display from September 3 – October 19, 2016. The opening reception for the exhibit will be Saturday, September 10, from 2-4 pm. Dan will also conduct an art demonstration on 
Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 pm.

Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center
167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-0401 Ext. 111

La Vogue Par Miro Dans le Polymere  by Peggy Dembicer 

A Night in the Museum
September 2 - October 2
Gala Auction & Dance Party
Saturday, October 1, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Gallery on the Green
Canton Artists Guild
P.O. Box 281
Canton, Connecticut
860  693 4102
Gallery on the Green
 5 Canton Green Rd.
Canton, CT 060


Calls for Artists:
NOVEMBER 18, 2016 - JANUARY 6, 2017
Foundry Art Center
Jurors | Bob Langnas & Michael Quintaro

One distinguishing quality that sets human beings apart is our curiosity beyond ourselves. “Concerning the Spiritual” asks the artist to interpret this mystery in their artwork. Welcoming all-media and all viewpoints, the exhibition explores the wonders we all seek beyond the corporeal & tangible.

For additional information about this exhibition, click here
We are pleased to announce
I-Park's 2017 Site-Responsive Art Residency
The program brief and application materials are available here. The application deadline is November 1, 2016. The residency will run from May 15 until June 5, 2017. The public exhibition will be on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
This is the sixth biennial program in the series - and the first since 2007 to be scheduled for springtime.
We've broadened the program parameters - and we're looking forward to receiving many exciting project proposals!

An International Call for Works Exploring the Concept of the Self
Open to both traditional AND non-traditional self-portraiture!
The practice of studying the self is as old as human thought. A powerful and perhaps under-appreciated process, when applied well self-reflection can make us better. But when allowed to degrade it can lead to disease.
In art, creating self-portraits is an old familiar genre. Such self-images are often quite different from other portraits, because they reveal the artists’ intensity of engaging and measuring their own image. For this exhibit Manifest is interested in gauging not only how this happens in the art of today (self portraits are welcome) but we are also interested in how artists address the wider concept of self-image, what it means to be aware of “I” and the experience of being an individual.

While true ‘self portraits’ are perfectly acceptable, works are not required to be literal self-images, but may instead be metaphorical, allegorical, autobiographical, virtual, etc. In short, this theme is very open to interpretation and any and all visual arts media.
Submission deadline: September 19, 2016
For complete details and to apply online visit: