September 1, 2016

The boys are back in town!

Every thursday starting tonight!

Connections & Collaborations 
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 5-7PM
100 Pearl Street Gallery 
Join us for the free opening reception of Connections & Collaborations by the artists of Art Connection Studio on Thursday, September 1 from 5-7PM at 100 Pearl Street Gallery. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. About the exhibit:

Celebrating collaboration, the artists of Art Connection Studio combine paint, paper, fabric, and other ephemera to create works highlighting the power of community, connection, and the creative spirit.

Art Connection Studio is made up of a community of artists working in a vocational art program, part of Vinfen Corporation of Connecticut’s day services for individuals with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities.

Sarah Brown
Art Opening
Friday, September 2, 2016
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Gallery Hours:
Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm

122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville

SEPT 2nd - NOV 1st
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32 Water Street, Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-2300
Participating artists have taken class with Pamela Pike Gordinier
@ Lords Hill Studio in Stonington, CT

First Friday
September 2nd

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present
Carole Bolsey: New Works
September 2 - October 29, 2016

Join us for the opening reception
Friday, September 2nd from 5pm - 8pm
Reynolds Fine Art · 96 Orange St · New Haven · Connecticut · 06510

Saturday, September 3rd
Gates open at 7:00pm

The Sinners Circle will hold it’s 25th songwriting concert at the Hygienic Art Park! The concert will feature two songwriting “circles” featuring four CT-based songwriters/band leaders performing in the round acoustically, sharing their original songs and the stories behind them.

Following the circles, an “all-star” band comprised of past Sinners Circle participants will plug in and play together as a band, performing music by nationally-known songwriters and bands that inspire them.

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation OR $8 with a canned-good
to donate to NL Community Meal Center!

Opening Thursday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Please join us for two new exhibits in the Saltbox & Clubhouse Gallery

Clubhouse Gallery: Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut

An exhibit of paintings by the
2016 CT+6 Best of Show winner!

 The Art of Photography and Painting, featuring the work of master pastelist Claudia Post and art photographer Lou Zucchi, opens Thursday, Sept. 1 in Maple and Main’s 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 show opening Friday, Sept. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. when appetizers and wine will be served. Claudia will give an informal talk at 6 p.m. on the art in the show and on art appreciation.
1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Wednesday & Thursday 12 - 6 pm
Friday & Saturday 12 - 7 pm
Sunday 10 - 6 pm
also available by appointment

Contact information: l (860)-526-6065

Two Simultaneous Exhibitions to Open at Trailer Box Project
Opening Reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 10th

Danbury, CT – Trailer Box Project will welcome the community to an opening reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 10th.

The new show, “Gobbet,” will feature two separate
exhibits, and showcase the works of three local and regional artists.

Cambridge, Massachusetts photographer Vanessa R. Thompson will exhibit her series of abstracted images of raw meat within the Trailer Box Project Space. Inviting the viewer to thrill over the deep, organic energy of the natural world, Thompson uses meat from her local butcher to disconnect her audience between the obvious and the suspect. Thompson received an MFA at the Art Institute of Boston 
and has exhibited throughout New England.
Trailer Box Project, 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury.
Operating hours for the exhibition are Thursday through Saturday, 
from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, or by appointment.
For more information, please contact the gallery at 203.797.0230 
or visit their website at

Real Art Ways has a long history of presenting innovative jazz artists. We are pleased to offer this series of jazz performances featuring three outstanding groups of veteran musicians. Admission is Free to all three concerts!

Funding for RAW Jazz is provided by The Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

Mario Pavone, The Accordion Project
Saturday, September 17 | 7:30 PM
At Real Art Ways

Sunday, September 18 | 3 PM


Who does it benefit?
Proceeds benefit Five Points Gallery's exhibition and education programming.
What is it?
An evening of tomfoolery during which "Witnesses"
(what's a heist without witnesses!), Artists, and "Thieves" party for a good cause.
Where is it?
Five Points Gallery, 33 Main St. Torrington, CT
When is it?
September 23, 2016, 7pm
How does it work?
7:00 pm
The Party begins with Thieves, Artists and Witnesses enjoying hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, entertainment, and the opportunity to help "case" the 50 pieces of art on display.
8:00 pm
The Heist begins! The Mastermind takes his/her pick of the treasures, then 6 the Cat Burglars - dash as a group, each with the goal of snatching their favorite piece of art in just three minutes. The Bandits perform the next caper, followed by the Robbers with the Artful Dodgers scrambling for the remaining 18 works of art.
Please call Five Points Gallery @ 860.618.7222
Master of Ceremonies
Robert Calafiore

Don't let the summer fun end!

Saturday, September 24 (6-8 pm)
Sonia Plumb Dance GALA 2016
 Creation, Education, Inspiration
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Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres from Cafe Louise, along with delicious wine and unique tastings of signature cocktails from Wild Moon Liqueurs.

  • Hear from our Apprentices about our dance career training program
  • Get a sneak peek at "Fire or Ice," our upcoming production at The Bushnell on October 22–23, a fusion of dancers and musicians all live on one stage
  • Dress to impress and bid at our silent auction to support our creative mission, educational programs and upcoming productions
When: Saturday, September 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. 
Where: Golden Thread Gallery, 
303 Tunixs Road in West Hartford

(Sonia Plumb Dance) has demonstrated once again the amazing artistry that can be found in our community!"  
- Jeff Verney, Chairman of the Board, Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: Educator $45, General $50, Couples $90
After September 10: Educator $50, General $60, Couples $100

Host Committee
Zoe Allard • Heather Budinscak • Susan Murphy

Artist Opp's:


Registration for City-Wide Open Studios 2016
is Open

Artists—City Wide Open Studios is your annual opportunity to be seen and visited. But it can only happen if enough artists register to participate.  Please join your fellow artists so that the community can take stock of the full breadth art-making in our region.  Thank you to the 100 artists who have already signed on!

Opening Reception: October 7
New! Westville Weekend: October 8 & 9
Armory Weekend: October 15 & 16
Private Studios Weekend: October 22 & 23
Erector Square Weekend: October 29 & 30

This year's theme is Game On!

Read all about the festival at
Only 19 days left to register!
Arts Center Killingworth and the Spectrum Gallery of Centerbrook  announce a Call for Artists for their Annual  Autumn Arts Festival on the Madison Town Green Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.  This event is open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay. Festival Artists are also invited to submit work for consideration for inclusion in the six-week Spectrum Gallery Group Show. A Prospectus and a Registration Form may be downloaded from the Art Center’s Website, For submissions email three jpegs of your work with titles, dimensions and materials used to Arts Center and Spectrum Gallery Director, Barbara Nair, at