January 27, 2017

"Figure This" Artist Conversation
 Moderated by Joseph Montebello
Friday, January 27th 6:00pm   

Five Points and The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory Figure Drawing Workshop: Drawing on the Arts
Beginners to advanced participants welcome


 Balkun Brother on the road:



To Be Real: Portaits by Shona Curtis 
Through stunningly intimate portraits, photographer Shona Curtis illustrates how portraiture is not about the subject or the photographer, but the alchemy of the relationship between the two. 
 "To Be Real", an exhibit of film and digital photography, 
exposes what lies behind our masks when we feel safe enough to reveal it—a shared humanity—
and demonstrates the fragility, beauty and perils of being human.

"To Be Real: Portaits by Shona Curtis" will have its opening reception on January 27 at 6 p.m. in the Charter Oak Gallery. The show runs through February. For more information, call 860-310-2580.

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06106


The Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main presents:
Any World That I'm Welcome To

Guest curated by David Borawski

Join us for the opening reception of Any World That I'm Welcome To! This exhibition features paintings, prints and photographs by five Connecticut artists, each exploring the concept of 'other worlds' or abstracted reality. The exhibit aims to challenge the viewer to see the "known" in new and different ways.

Featuring work by:
Aspasia Anos - aspasiaanos.com
Geoffrey Detrani - geoffreydetrani.com
Joan Fitzsimmons - joanfitzsimmons.com
Lindsey Fyfe - lindseyfyfe.com
Jason Werner - jasonwernerart.com

Opening Reception with a Q&A with the Artists:
January 27, 2017. 6-8pm. Free Admission. Lite fare provided.

Show Runs: January 17 - March 4, 2017

MCC on Main
903 Main St, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Wednesday & Thursday 12 - 6 pm
Friday: 12 - 7 pm
Saturday: 11 - 7 pm
Sunday 11 - 6 pm
Also available by appointment

Contact information:

mapleandmain@att.net l (860)-526-6065

 January 28th - March 11th

In our 4th season we are exploring the connection between art and science, searching for the exact spot where the two collide. While often seen in opposition, together they can create a unified message.
Contours & Configurations mixes the self, machines, structure, and patterns with art in an effort to explain the workings of our inner self and our universe.
Opening Event for
Saturday, January 28th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Golden Thread Gallery
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT 06107

Connecting the Human Spirit Through the Arts


Salon Des Independants

Art drop off and hanging: Saturday January 28, 8am-6pm.
Show opens at 7pm
Location: Hygienic Art Galleries 79 Bank Street New London, CT 06320

One piece per artists, No Judge, No Jury, No Censorship, No Fees

The show runs Saturday, January 28 through Saturday, February 11
Pick-Up Unsold Art Work on Sunday, February 12 12pm - 6pm

Now in it 38th year, Hygienic Art will once again infuse New London, Connecticut with the freedom of expression through this vibrant un-censored visual arts exhibit.
Hygienic Art Inc. | 79 Bank Street, new london, new london, CT 06320


Live Culture 23 : Public Art/Art Public
January 28, from 11-12 noon
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Let's pretend it's summer! This month on Live Culture we start off 2017 with a rebroadcast of Episode 4 from June, 2015, which seems at once very relevant to right now and very far in the past indeed. This slice-of-warm-weather show features a conversation with Selby Nimrod, curator and project manager of Art Sites New Haven, a web-based initiative which offers interactive maps of public art in the greater New Haven area, and Laura Weir Clarke, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Site Projects, an organization which commissions international 
artists to do public art projects around the city of New Haven.   
Art Sites New Haven is a spin-off from Site Projects, and offers access and information about the broad range of free, public outdoor works which surround us.

 Join us for the Opening Reception of MIXMASTER: Juried Members Exhibition! MIXMASTER seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists in the New England and tri-state region. 
Created to encourage contemporary art, 
this exhibition provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their latest work. 
Winners of prizes will be announced at the Reception. 
For more info please visit: https://www.mattmuseum.org/exhibition/mixmaster-2/
Reception: Sunday, January 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
 (I have a piece in this exhibition, come to the opening!)

Wednesday, February 1st,  1:30
The five 2017 Emerging Artists; Jessica Fallis, Rachel Rubenbauer, Keith Tang, Julie Weaver, and Jiannan Wu, will discuss their work. Clubhouse Gallery. Please join us.
West Hartford Art League | (860) 231-8019 | westhartfordart.org


Join us after hours to explore the museum and celebrate the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan with music, activities, food, cash bar, and a film!

Enjoy performances by Taiko drummers, music by NYC-based DJ Keiichiro Nakajima, origami and Japanese language lessons, and a Kimono dressing workshop. Plus, visit the Wadsworth Atheneum's Izakaya--our Pop-Up Sake Bar!
Curator Oliver Tostmann will give a 30 minute tour of Utamaro and the Lure of Japan at 6pm, and artist Valeska Soares will give a talk about her MATRIX 176 installation in Avery Court at 7pm.

A screening of the Japanese comedic drama Shall We Dance? (1996) begins at 8pm, and is included with Art After Dark admission.

Tickets are $10/$5 members, and will be available at the door.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

New Haven Review Subscription Party

Friday, February 3 at 7 PM - 9 PM

 by The New Haven Review + The Institute Library 

Each winter, The New Haven Review throws a shin-dig at the Institute Library on a cold, dark night to celebrate the publication of our winter issue. We like to think of it as a reason to come together, to rub elbows with local literati, and share a drink, and generally to delight in the fact that everyone can support two local institutions that do so much for the literary quotient of this town: the New Haven Review and the Institute library. We'll see you there!
Four kinds of tickets are available:
$10, Get the latest issue of the New Haven Review at the door.
$20, Includes a year-long subscription to the New Haven Review or
$25, Includes annual Apprentice membership (or renewal) to the Institute Library
$40, Includes both a year-long subscription to the New Haven Review and an annual Library Apprentice membership
This event sells out quickly, so please buy your tickets online here or in-person at the library today.
The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Connecticut Guitar Society presents:

Sinan Bakir


Popular local jazz wiz mixes standards and originals from his latest CD,

with the great Matt Dwonszyk on upright bass. sinanbakir.com

Tickets for individual concerts: $20 general admission; $15 CGS members. http://ctguitar.org/
Windsor Art Center
40 Mechanic Street, Windsor CT 06095  |  860-688-2528

Artists For World Peace on Broadway 6
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Couldn't we all use a little more Art and Peace right about now?
Join us to create community.
Join us to celebrate diversity.
Join us to feed the hungry.
Join us to sustain our orphans.
Join us to educate and empower women and children.
Join us to make an actual difference.

 Join us at Artists For World Peace on Broadway 6.
With tremendous love and peace,
Wendy, Sharone, and everyone at AFWP

Ongoing exhibitions:

Artist Opps:

The Eclipse Mill Gallery is inviting professional artists working in any media to submit to its spring juried exhibition: inDIVISIBLE.

The 2016 political campaign season was incredibly stressful and contentious. It divided families, distanced friends, and challenged our perceptions of the country at large. The subsequent election of Donald J. Trump as the nation's 45th President has deepened the divide among citizens and residents of the country. This exhibition, inDIVISIBLE, will explore themes of democracy and the American electoral system. We are looking for works that are reflective of your thoughts, experiences, and reactions to the political events of the past ten months and the impact these events have had on you personally, professionally, socially, philosophically, and/or culturally.

All local, regional, and national artists are welcome to apply. Call deadline is Friday, February 3 at 11:59pm. Submission fee is $30 for 3 entries; $5 for each entry thereafter.  inDIVISIBLE will be on view at the Eclipse Mill Gallery March 10 - May 14, 2017.

For complete prospectus and application form, visit

Our 10th Annual CT+6 Exhibit
A regional exhibit open to artists in CT,
New York and New England
April 30 - June 4, 2017
Clubhouse and Saltbox Galleries

Juror: Min Jung Kim
Director, New Britain Museum of American Art

Click here for the prospectus and pre-registration form

Best of Show: $1,000 cash plus a one person exhibit
Other awards and prizes to be announced.