May 18, 2017

Art on the Street Sponsored by Greater Hartford Arts council 
and Aetna

Art on the Streets returns to downtown Hartford for its second year! We've partnered with Aetna to raise awareness on how the arts keep us healthy and our communities vibrant. Ten local artists will present interactive artistic experiences for the public to enjoy from music and dance to visual art and poetry. Stop by during your lunch break on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30 - 1:30 to be a part of the art! Art on the Streets will run from May 16 - June 15. See the full lineup and schedule at

Thursday, May 18th | Pratt Street, Hartford
Anita Balkun: From the Crisper: Re(Produce) Print Market
Jeff Devereux: Happy Place
Lindsey Fyfe: Street Sing

Rita Bond
Art Opening Reception
Friday, May 19, 2017
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Artist Statement:
My work as a painter is an out-growth of my observations and studies of color, space, and the natural rhythms of the world.  In my art, I attempt to reflect and heighten my responses to the landscape, whether it is urban or rural, interior or exterior.  I am not interested in merely copying the landscape, but rather, emphasizing the salient features, especially color, as it is filtered through my own perceptions. I am always conscious of the interplay of light and atmosphere, of the time of day, of the passing of the seasons.

The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146

The panel of chefs and food writers will discuss 
the development of the American restaurant and cuisine and the status of Jeremiah Tower as a pioneer of the culinary style of Californian cuisine.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Where the Whole Universe Dwells at Perspectives… The Gallery at Whitney Center. Where the Whole Universe Dwells brings together five artists who balance between tangible and intangible through an innate understanding of smallness within a vast universe and the relationship between infinitesimal and cosmic.
The Arts Council will host an opening reception on Saturday, May 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception will feature artists talks at 2 p.m.
The exhibition, curated by Debbie Hesse, will be on view to the public through Aug. 27, 2017, at the gallery located at 200 Leeder Hill Dr., Hamden, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
 Opening Reception
Thursday, May 25, 6-9pm

Stop by the opening of Babel's Bricks at MCLA Gallery 51 (5-7pm), then join us at the Eclipse Mill Gallery for the opening reception of Reconstructions. Both receptions are free and open to the public.
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Gallery Hours
Thursday-Saturday from 12-5pm, select Sundays, and by appointment

Sarah Fagan, Chocolate Sweetgrass Pain Relief,, Prismacolor pencil on Stonehenge paper, 22" x 22", 2017
 Artist Opps:

The Art Guild of Middletown is proud to announce its Annual Juried Exhibit at Wesleyan University’s Zilkha Gallery, Middletown, CT, June 9-17, 2017. All artists are invited to submit original work in any medium except photography. Award-winning artist Shauna Shane will jury entries and judge for awards. The gala opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday, June 9 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and gallery hours are Saturday, June 10 through Saturday, June 17 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. daily.
Receiving is Monday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 5:00-7:00 p.m.; the entry fee for members is $25 for the first piece/$5 for the second piece; for non-members,  $30/$5. A prospectus is available at the Guild’s website:

ALL artists and writers who apply at our June 15th, 2017 deadline will be automatically considered for a VSC fellowship.

Every VSC residency includes a private room, private studio space, and all meals. 

Applications must be received by June 15th, 2017. For a complete list of special awards and eligibility requirements, visit:


August 2 - 20
Online Submission Deadline: Thursday, June 15
Open to all media, any interpretations. Although the definition of "body politic" is an organized group of citizens, artists may use this term as inspiration: any artwork that addresses the body, politics or the intersection of the two. In these tumultuous times, artists are encouraged to address contemporary culture and controversial issues regarding private space and the control of one's body. Submit artwork that provokes, challenges, illuminates!

 Five Points Gallery's 2nd Juried Exhibition.
Works will be selected by Joe Fig, artist and author of Inside the Artist's Studio, & Inside the Painter's Studio

The single award  will be  a 2018 solo exhibition in Five Points Gallery.  
Submission Deadline - June 16, 2017  
Exhibition Dates Aug.3 - Sept. 2, 2017.  
For more information, CLICK HERE
Five Points Gallery is a 501c3 non-profit organization