July 19, 2017

Double header today with the Balkun Brothers
Live and local!!

You're Invited to a Poetry Reading
Wednesday, July 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This special event, open to the public, is the second year the group has read in the Stone Gallery where “Sharing the Vision,’’ a two-woman exhibit by Maple and Main artists Linda DeStefanis and Barbara Rossitto is being shown during July.

Jacobik and Meneely will be joined by notable and much-published poets: Ruth Foley of Attleboro, MA., Sharon Olson of Lawrenceville, NJ., Carole Stasiowski of Cotuit, MA., Hiram Larew of Upper Marlboro, MD., Anne Harding Woodworth of Washington, D.C., and Lawrence Wray of Pittsburgh, PA.

1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Wednesday & Thursday 12 - 6 pm
Friday 12 - 7 pm
Saturday 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
also available by appointment

Text/Form Reading

Organized by Barbara Henry, Text/Form Reading calls for emerging writers from of our Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminars to read works developed in-house. 2017 Participating artists include: Matthew Hittinger, Michael Joseph, Diane Schenker, and Drew Zeiba.
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Suggested donation of $5 for members, $10 for non-members
The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10001

“Broad Stripes and Bright Stars” Artist-led and Community-driven Events Begin at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art
Curated by Aicha Woods and Dave Coon, “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars” is a new exhibition on view at The Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT. It presents 60+ years of artists who have creatively responded to the American Flag. Now, through creative workshops and open conversations,
The Ely Center of Contemporary Art invites you to participate and help bring the gallery walls to life! Join us in reflecting on the singular icon and myriad meanings of the flag. All events are free and open to the public through the generous support of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven and Wells Fargo.
Collage Workshop - Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5:00pm
Featured artists Stanwyck Cromwell and Moussa Gueye will lead participants through a collage workshop. Gueye, a former IRIS client from Mauritania, and Cromwell, who immigrated from Guyana to Bloomfield, CT 40 years ago and has explored immigrant experience in his artistry through that time, will guide participants in translating identity into expression through the special art of collecting, juxtaposing, and collaging, which is integral to both artists’ own work. While collage materials are provided, attendees are invited to bring images, objects, or clippings that are significant or interesting to them.
Open Forum on the Flag & New Americans - Thursday July 20, 2017 at 7:00pm
Featured artists Stanwyck Cromwell, Moussa Gueye, Gabriella Svenningsen, and Susan Clinard will open a dialogue about their artistry as well as the flag’s special meanings for immigrants, refugees, and New Americans. In this informal public forum, we welcome everyone in our community to join in the conversation.
“Broad Stripes and Bright Stars” will be on view through August 12, 2017. Gallery visiting hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 5-8 pm, and Sunday 1-4 pm. For more information about the Ely Center for Contemporary Art, contact the center at info@elycenter.org or visit online at http://elycenter.org.
Negrura Peruana 
Thursday, July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
CHS and CCHAP present Negrura Peruana who will perform the music and dance of African Peru, a dynamic blend of several percussion instruments, vocals, guitar, and dance.   

Funding provided by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Fund, the CT Office of the Arts, & the National Endowment for the Arts.

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Michael Bond
Art Opening
Friday, July 21, 2017
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville
(860) 693-6689

Gallery Hours:
Friday Nights 'Meet the Artist' Receptions 6-9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm


Please join us this Thursday, from 6-8 pm.,
for the opening of our new
Pop-Up Gallery
in West Hartford Center
at 982 Farmington Ave

(former Village Vitality)

Thank-you to the RLM Co.

Join us for a Pop-up Exhibit and Sale featuring work by members of the 
West Hartford Art League, a non-profit arts organization founded in 1934. 

All work is for sale and can be taken when purchased.
Hours are Thursday - Sunday, 12- 4 p.m.
and Thursday eve from 5-8 p.m.

Artist Lecture Series

Daniel Greene
An Artist's Journey – 65 years of Painting

July 22, 2017
2:00 pm

About the Artist
Daniel E. Greene, N.A. is one of America’s leading figures, portrait and still-life painters and has been internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s most renowned pastelists. His portrait subjects include leaders of government, banking, education, industry and include First Lady Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Author Ayn Rand, Publisher William Randolph Hearst, Commentators Bryant Gumbel and Bob Schieffer. His works now hang in more than 700 public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has taught at the Art Students League and at The National Academy of Design. Mr. Greene is the author of two definitive books. Pastel and The Art of Pastel which has been translated into nine languages.

Seven Bridges Foundation
Gallery 1
114 John Street
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831

Seating is limited
Doors open at 1:30 pm
Please rsvp by July 20, 2017

Join us for an afternoon of art, music, nature and conversation.
You will get to meet the 5 artists who are in residence with us this July.
The artists will be in their studios from 2:00 until 3:30pm and will be happy to share glimpses into their creative process - as well as some of the works they've developed during their time at I-Park. Select presentations and a site walk will begin at 3:30pm followed by refreshments (Ice Cream Social).
We look forward to seeing you!
Please dress accordingly (wear comfortable walking shoes).

I-Park, 428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423, 860.873.2468
Mailing Address: I-Park Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 508, Plantsville, CT 06479
Sculpture Martir by Juan Bordes, painting by Jim Felice

Jim Felice Studios
Trailer Box Project

is proud to be representing the sculpture of

Juan Bordes

Jim Felice Studios
15Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury Ct. 06810

Thursday, June 29, 6-8pm
Hunting in Wartime: Film Screening & Discussion w/ director Samantha Farinella
Hunting in Wartime will be screened followed by a Q&A session with the director, Samantha Farinellahttp://www.huntinginwartime.com/

Hunting in Wartime profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese civilians, readjusting to civilian life, and serving a government that systematically oppresses native people. Their stories give an important human face to the combat soldier and show the lasting effects of war on individuals, families and communities.

It won the 2016 Big Sky Award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival as well as the James Aronson Award in Social Justice. It has been featured at over 20 venues so far including the National Archives, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival and the Hanoi Cinematheque in Vietnam.

The Hartford History Center,  3rd floor of the downtown Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford. This documentary profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/56137995 

Our events are always FREE and open to the public. Please share with friends, colleagues, students, and family, and join us for this very rich discussion!

Artists for World Peace presents its 5th Annual Dance for Peace on Sunday, July 30, at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. 
Featuring world-class local and regional dancers, this year’s dance will include an optional pre-performance outdoor summer soirée catered by Billy Grant catering. Pre-performance soirée begins at 5:00 pm, showtime at 7:00 pm. Proceeds from this year's dance will help support the Artists for World Peace 2018 Native Eyes Project, bringing free eye care to Native American reservations. 
For tickets visit the Kate Box office at: www.katharinehepburntheater.org/dance-for-peace. Visit our website where you can see the roster of amazing performers and also purchase tickets: artistsforworldpeace.org.
Call 860-532-0014 for more information.


96 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510 | 203.498.2200 |  info@reynoldsfineart.com

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New Work by Robert Reynolds
Exhibit will be on display through  August 31, 2017

1944 features abstract impressions of the history, landscape, and encounters Reynolds experienced in the Philippines and New Guinea guided by the narrative of his father's World War II tour serving in the South Pacific Campaign in 1944.


Tuesday - Thursday: 11AM - 5PM
Friday: 11AM - 6PM
Saturday: 11AM - 5PM

"BUILDING SITES:  Creative Visions"   15 Photographs by Victoria Navin, of New Haven.

Exhibition:  through July 29, 2017, Library hours.

EBK Gallery
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT


Kevin Horan | Photography
selections from the artist's "Chattel" series

On view: through  August 26, 2017

check out the amazing portraits of...yep, goats! hanging in the gallery.
Also check out this nice write up in the Hartford Courant by Susan Dunne
(Click Here)

Jennifer Day
"Small Business"

Through July 30

 Mixing medieval technology with  contemporary concepts of sustainable energy, Jennifer Day crafts miniature worlds scaled at 1/8 inch to a foot. Taking cues from today's exigencies to restore, recycle and repurpose, the artist builds all manner of gears, vehicles and machinery from backyard sticks, toothpicks and scraps from her own frame-making. These  worlds encapsulate the work of the inventor , turning it into an impossible possibility.

Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118


Talk with Artists
Sunday, July 30, 2-4pm


Hours & Admission
May 27
 October 9, 10am  5pm daily
Residence closed daily: 12:30
 2 pm

Adults, $18
Seniors, $17
Grounds ONLY fee, $10
NTHP Members, Military & Children 13-17, $9
Friends of Chesterwood & children under 13, FREE

Please note: All four buildings and grounds are self-guided tour only, unless you schedule a guided tour.




Artist Opps:

 Friday Figure Drawing At The Canton 
       Artists’ Guild, Gallery on the Green
Every Friday Morning through July and August. 9am-12pm, 10$. Only chairs are provided, bring your own easel. Canton Artists’ Guild is located in Canton, on the green, on Route 44 (Albany Tpke) between Davidson Chevrolet and Canton Village Shopping Center. Do not park in the Webster Bank parking lot but on the green pointing towards the gazebo.

Entry Deadline: August 4
Exhibition: September 8 - November 26, 2017
The VETs Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI

In Transit seeks art that is connected to travelers and their transit experience in both the literal and metaphoric sense. Think: multifaceted transitory moments, whether across, around, over, under or through bridges, roads, deserts, forests, time, and mind. This exhibition highlights the tangible and intangible elements of transportation, being in transition, in motion, in-between and neither here nor there - on a journey, in all its permutations. 

Call to Artists - Group Show
A Juried Exhibition

The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street, Lower Level
Collinsville, CT 06022-146
Show Dates: August 11 - September 17
Opening Night Reception: Friday, August 11, 2017, 6 to 9 pm
Juror: William Kluba
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.
All prizes include solo exhibition for 2018.
Submission Guidelines:
* All mediums show.
* Maximum FRAMED size 24”x 24”.
* All artwork must be suitably framed with wires and ready for hanging.
* All work must be available for sale.
* All work must remain at the gallery for the duration of the show.
* The Underground Gallery will retain 45% of sales.
* The Underground Gallery assumes no liability for work while at the gallery.
* The Underground Gallery will not be responsible for unclaimed work.
Entry fees: 
$20 for single entry
$35 for two entries
$15 for each additional entry, maximum (3) entries.
Cash, Check, Credit Card accepted.  Make checks out to 'The Underground Gallery'.
Receiving Dates:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 11-3pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 11-3pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 11-3pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 11-3pm
Jury selection will be conducted the first week of August 2017.
Pick-up of non-selected work:
Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 11-3pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 11-3pm
* The Underground Gallery will not be responsible for unclaimed work.


Share your story about how the arts have had an impact on your community or in your personal or professional life.  We are particularly interested in stories about how a publicly funded grant from the CT Office of the Arts or from the National Endowment for the Arts has made difference in your life or your community.

Please share your story with us by sending an email with your story to Adriane Jefferson.  Use the subject:  My CT Arts Story.  If you have an image, please attach the image to your email. If you would like to share a video, please provide a link to an on-line video.  Your story may be used - with attribution - on our website or Facebook page. Please note that by providing us with your story you are giving us permission to share it with others.

You may also tweet your story @CTOfficeofArts and use hashtag #CtlovesNEA.