January 13, 2017

Live and Local!!

Christine Dalenta

Benjamin Parker


A Study of Geometry
in Paper and Light


ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

January 13 – February 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Photographer Christine Dalenta and paper sculptor Benjamin Parker collaborate and practice an innovative combination of origami and photography, creating cameraless images through the action of light on folded light-sensitive paper.
Since the very beginning of photography, artists have placed three-dimensional objects onto light-sensitive paper to form a representation in two dimensions. This technique and its resulting images, known as photograms, are currently enjoying a revival in contemporary photography. Dalenta and Parker’s images are similar to photograms, but employ a method where not only is there no camera, there is no object. The paper itself both modulates and records the light simultaneously. 

ArtWalk Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm,
Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm

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

Jane Rainwater | Drawings and Encaustics

On view: January 9 - February 15, 2017
Art reception  SATURDAY,   January 14th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

Science on Screen is a film series that pairs feature films with innovative and engaging local scientists. Before the film, Ronald Mallett, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, will discuss the real promise and possibilities of time travel. Dr. Mallett will field Q&A after the film.

From filmmaking to physics, controlling mortality has long been a creative and scientific pursuit. Fixated on the possibility of conquering time, two men find inspiration by bringing facets of H.G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine to life.
University of Connecticut's theoretical physicist Dr. Ron Mallett has dedicated his lifetime of research to better understanding black holes and their time portal potential. Meanwhile, animator Rob Niosi has devoted years to obsessively replicating the time machine prop from the 1960 feature film adaptation of Wells' book. Both are driven by personal tragedies that time won't heal.

Using Niosi's meticulous construction of his replica machine set against archival material where he describes the mechanics of motion pictures, Jay Cheel crafts an entertaining exploration of the power of film to act as a gateway to the fourth dimension. These cinematic visuals entwine with Mallett's compelling explanation of how science fiction might not be that far-fetched after all.

Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106

The Art of Buying Art
What Science Reveals About How Color Affects You

Tuesday, January 17, 7:00pm

This Tuesday the library presents our latest lecture in a series of art talks: The Art of Buying Art, What Science Reveals About How Color Affects You, 
by Wendy Nylen & Elizabeth Tardif. 

Interested in buying art but need more knowledge? Ever wonder why some colors make you feel good and others don't? Learn the basics about navigating the world of art galleries and shows.  Before you buy your next work of art, discover what there is to know about trends, assessing value, prints vs. originals, how to start or add to your own personal collection and much more. Understanding the science behind colors and how it could influence your preferences when selecting art to buy will also be discussed.

To register click here, or call 203-256-3160
Space is limited. 

Currently in the Gilbert Gallery through January 28 at Miss Porter's School is Waste Not, an exhibition of photographs 
by Aliza Eliazarov
Aliza is a New York City based photographer whose work focuses on farming and food issues. She has been documenting the sustainable farming movement since 2010, has worked with leading farmers and food professionals around the world and shoots the cover stories for Modern Farmer Magazine. She holds an advanced certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from The International Center of Photography, masters degrees in Creative Arts in Education and Elementary Education from Lesley College, and an undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management and Engineering from The University of Connecticut. In her prior life, Aliza was a teacher and park ranger. She worked and lived in several National Parks including Glacier, Lake Mead and the Boston Harbor Islands where she lived on a raft. She taught in Boston and LA for over a decade. Aliza will be having a second exhibition (a project about animals) in February in the Olin Arts and Science Center's Donaldson Gallery at Miss Porter's School and will be our Prescott Visiting Artist on March 1.


William Baczek Fine Arts

Group Exhibition
William Baczek Fine Arts is welcoming the new year with a group exhibition of gallery artists.

We are also showing new work by El Gato Chimney, Travis Louie, Jeff Gola, Larry Preston, Jamie Young, Mallory Lake, Brad Woodfin and Susan Mikula.
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. 
Closing Reception
Saturday, January 21, 6-9pm
Object and Influence builds a dialogue amongst a large group of working artists based on their shared experience working in a studio environment and the information that populates that space.
 Curated by Jason Silva, Object and Influence is an attempt to explore starting points. The space where ideas begin, before being reformulated, repurposed and rebuilt.

Source images dot most artist’s studio walls. A postcard. 
A ripped page from a catalogue.

Odd ephemera lines most artist’s shelves. 
A ceramic jar or an antique toy.
 Hygienic Art Galleries  | 79 Bank Street New London, CT 06320 | hygienic.org | 860-443-8001
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 2pm -7pm | 
Sat 11am - 7pm | Sun 12pm - 4pm

Women Rise!

This month we debut a new 23 Sandy Gallery Curated Collection titled WOMEN RISE, featuring artist books that celebrate women and girls, or shed light on important women's issues. As we start this New Year, women's issues are first and foremost on a lot of minds.

This online collection of unique and limited-edition artist books is a special way to tell the stories of women, to celebrate our accomplishments, and to frame a dialog about many important topics. Once again we use books to highlight the power of artists to change the world.
Featured artists include: Alex Appella, Rhiannon Alpers, Ruth Bryant, Cathy DeForest, Katie Delay, Poppy Dully, Colette Fu, Casey Gardner, Malini Gupta, Ellen Knudsen, Shereen LaPlantz, Jaime Lynn Shafer, Lynn Skordal, Elsi Vassdal Ellis and more.

Click here to see the books featured in WOMEN RISE!
Standing Rocks
an exhibit of recent paintings by George Herrick Lasua
January 7- February 19, 2017
Opening Reception on Sunday, January 22, 2-4pm
in the Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery at Mercy by the Sea
167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443

Jessica Hiemstra: The Holy Nothing
An exhibition of drawings and poems by Jessica Hiemstra.
Closing Reception
Thursday, January 19, 8pm

Featuring poetry readings by Jessica Hiemstra, Melanie Mowinski, and Sarah Stutro with a musical performance by DJ Black Angus.
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Please join us at the Eclipse Mill Gallery for the closing reception of Jessica Hiemstra's exhibition The Holy Nothing. The event will feature poetry readings by Hiemstra as well as local artists and poets Melanie Mowinski and Sarah Sutro, and DJ Black Angus will perform music throughout the evening.

Jessica Hiemstra is a visual artist and an author. In this intimate exhibition, her images are created using pencil and ink on vellum. Each work is placed in the order in which they appear in her book, The Holy Nothing (Pedlar Press), and accompanied by poetic excerpts from the same publication.

Eclipse Mill Gallery
243 Union Street, #102
North Adams, MA 01247


Artist Opps:

 Call for Artists for the 30th Anniversary Women's Works Since 1988, Women's Works has been celebrating women's creativity during Women's History Month in March by displaying the art of thousands of women artists from North America and beyond.

In honor of the 30th Anniversary, the jury for this year's show will be the founders of the Women's Works show: Lynn Carlson, Doris Davis Gallagher, Nan Seidler, Jeanine Soldner, Pat Tanner, and Alice White. For more info on our Founders and to see past Women's Works shows, please visit www.womensworks.org.

Our judge for this year's show will be Brenda Oelbaum, the current president of the Women's Caucus for Art. (Please visit www.nationalwca.org for more info on the Women's Caucus for Art; and www.brendaoelbaum.me for more info on Brenda's artwork.) 

To apply to the show, please visit www.CallForEntry.org. You can find Women's Works under the listing of calls. The cost to apply is $40, and each artist can submit up to 3 images. The deadline for entering is January 31, 2017. 

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
Second Annual Juried Show
Deadline for Electronic Submissions: January 16 (midnight EST)
In-Person Submissions: January 22 from 4 to 6 pm and January 23 from 12 to 7 pm
Maple and Main wants to remind you of our Second Annual Juried Show which opens Thursday, Jan. 26 and runs through April 2.  

We hope you plan on entering one to three paintings - $15 for the first entry; $10 for the second and third.

The deadline for electronic submissions is January 16 (midnight EST). Then intake for in-person submissions is Sunday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. or Monday, Jan. 23 from noon to 7 p.m. There are prizes. You can find more information is on our website, www.mapleandmaingallery.com/juried-show/