October 14, 2016

It's this Saturday...the weather looks to be wonderful, and

It's our 5th Annual 
WHEN:  Saturday October 15, 10-5

WHERE:  Blaze and Bloom and the Back Alley, 485  New Park Ave, West Hartford, CT
 Peter Waite | Paintings 1995-96

"it's like déjà vu all over again"

On view: October 4 - November 15, 2016
Art reception  Friday evening,  October 14,  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Greetings All!
Just a reminder that the Art Reception for Peter Waite is this Friday.
Hope you can join us!

Check out this link to a really nice write up at WideWalls
an online art publication in Europe  
Saturday & Sunday
October 15th - 16th 
15 & 16 
Silver Circle Art Center | 75 Main St. Putnam CT | 860.928.2900
www.silvercirclegallery.com | info@silvercirclegallery.com
gallery hours: Wed - Sat 11-5pm, Sun 12-4pm

 David Holzman
Art Opening
Friday, October 14, 2016
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm
The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146
The Armory Weekend sets Artspace's City-Wide Open Studios apart from other open studio weekends by offering artists from across Connecticut, and those who are interested in creating site-specific works, a unique backdrop to showcase their talents.
Built in 1929, the Goffe Street Armory is full of rich New Haven history. Learn more about the Armory, HERE.

Preview the nearly 150 artists participating in this weekend, HERE.
 William Baczek Fine Arts
Saturday, October 15   5 -7 p.m.

The Words of The Birds

 Selections from current and previous exhibitions and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallerys web site at www.wbfinearts.com.  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at info@wbfinearts.com.  The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Mass. and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 5, Thursday Saturday, 10 - 7, Sundays from 12 - 5.

Opening Receptions: Saturday, Oct 15th | 7pm - 10pm
Offered only once per year, "The f-Stops Here" is our annual juried photography show, now in its fifth iteration. This year, the show will  be juried by Mattias Lundblad and Pola Esther.  
Hygienic Art Inc. | 79 Bank Street
 new london, new london, CT 06320 
Jacques Lee Wood, Cello, & Simon Powis, Guitar
A Celebration of Music Presented by 
The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund 
Sunday, Oct. 16 4:00 pm at Five Points Gallery
The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund is thrilled by the opportunity to collaborate with Five Points Galley in a celebration of music and visual art. The program  includes Bartok's Hungarian Dances and Piazzolla's L'historie du Tango. 
Wood and Powis are internationally acclaimed soloists who have combined their talents to form String Lab, a multi-disciplined duo with a repertoire that ranges from Renaissance music to newly commissioned works to their own original transcriptions.
Five Points Gallery, 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
in the cinema:
Knit along and watch the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. 

After the film, the avid knitters of Madison Wool will be here to demonstrate spinning traditional and funky art yarn from a antique walking wheel!

"There is never a grey moment on screen, ensuring that, whatever the audience's familiarity with yarn and its myriad uses, they will be entertained. Yet, this film's value must be measured in more than entertainment. It is a dazzling hymn to resilience and an intoxicating call to action." - Olivia J. Kiers, Art New England

"You have almost certainly never seen a better documentary about yarn than "Yarn."... thread and string should be jealous." - Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

"The film offers fascinating insight into what yarn can do in the talented hands of those determined to elevate mere craft to high art." - Amy Brady, Village Voice
In Our Galleries:

Images of France, Saltbox gallery
by photographers John Rohatsch and Mallorie Ostrowitz
West Hartford Art League, 37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
Please join us for the 
Opening Reception
Sunday, October 16, 2-4 p.m. 
To meet the artists

You're invited.

Join us at the Studios to meet our current artists-in-residence.
We're thrilled to show off the work they've made at MASS MoCA. 
Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 5:00 -7:00pm
Location: The Studios, Building 13, 2nd Floor on MASS MoCA’s Campus.
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary / Cynthia Reeves gallery on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

RSVP: Emily Edwards at studios@massmoca.org (feel free to share this invite and bring friends -- this is free and open to the public -- but we love to hear who's planning to come so we can have enough wine & beer)

Please join us for the opening reception of Abstraction 2016: Surface & Color, featuring the artwork of Emily Berger, Zhang Hong, Rick Lewis, and Claire Seidl on Thursday, October 20. There will be an artist talk at 3:15pm, and a reception from 4-7pm in the CCSU Art Gallery, located in Maloney Hall. The show will run from October 20 – November 17, with scheduled gallery hours from 1-4pm Monday through Friday. Below is a link to the Facebook event, and the poster with all of the information about the show is attached.

 Gallery Talk with Ben Ortiz Curator of
Body and Soul Exhibition at the HMA

Ben Ortiz, curator of the Housatonic Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, Body & Soul will engage directly with the works of art and discuss his passion for collecting art as well as share the stories behind each work.   The talk takes place at the museum, located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport, on Thursday, October 20 at 5:00pm. All are welcome!
The Body & Soul exhibition is a collection of prints, paintings, photographs and sculpture with an emphasis on works 
by Latin American art.  Local, regional and national artists are also represented in this compilation of 50 works of figurative art representing diverse art periods, art movements, media and techniques.  The collection was donated to the museum by Mr. Ortiz and Victor P. Torchia in honor of Mr. Ortiz’s brother, John Eloy Ortiz (1966-2008), who would have celebrated his 50th birthday this year.  The exhibition remains open through October 23, 2016.

Venturing from the Streets
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20, 5-7PM
100 Pearl Street Gallery 
Drawing from the creative counterculture of graffiti and street art, Venturing from the Streets invites audiences to cross spatial and aesthetic boundaries and celebrate the spirit of the streetscape. The show is a collection of art by Greater Hartford street artists and 
Friends of Heaven Skatepark.

Join us for the free opening reception on Thursday, October 20 from 5p.m. to 7p.m. at 100 Pearl Street Gallery where you can meet the artists, enjoy beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. 
Venturing from the Streets will be on display through November 26, 2016. For more information about 100 Pearl Street Gallery, please visit LetsGoArts.org/Gallery.

Spooktacular Happenings at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon,
Saturday, October 22, 1 to 3pm
Hop on the family broom and zoom over to the free Halloween Scavenger Hunt at the Farmington Valley Arts Center on Saturday, October 22th from 1pm to 3pm.
The studio artists welcome children to their studios for trick-or-treating and a wicked scavenger hunt with prizes awaits those not frightened to complete the tasks.
The Farmington Valley Arts Center Campus is located at 25 Arts Center Lane in Avon Park North, Avon, Connecticut. From Route 44, turn onto Ensign Drive, and Arts Center Lane is the second left. Broom Parking is free. For additional information, call 860-678-1867 or visit www.artsfvac.org.

This October 22–23, dancers and musicians will all perform live on The Bushnell stage in “Fire or Ice.”

Sonia Plumb Dance Company's latest production melds the earthiness of salsa, the energy of hip hop, the freedom of modern, and the classical moves of ballet. And, musical performances will also cross borders with pieces by J.S. Bach, Arvo Part, and Isaac Albéniz — live on the same stage — by classics Spanish guitarist Daniel Salazar, Jr., cellist Eric Dalhin and pianist Cory Gabel.
TICKETS: Be sure to ask about savings of $5 off ticket prices for seniors (65 years and older), $10 off for students (18 years or younger and college students with valid ID cards) and discounts for groups of 10 or more tickets at the link below or (860) 987-5900


Artist Opportunities:
Application Deadline: 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 lots of exciting project proposals!
The program brief and application materials for
I-Park's 2017 General Residency Program (mixed disciplines) will be coming soon.
The application deadline for the General Residency Program is January 16, 2017.