April 7, 2018

April shows and upcoming events:


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April 4 - 29
Yang Wan and Daniel Feldman

DJ Stenson
Art Exhibition

Raised in beautiful Northwestern Connecticut, my work reflects and is inspired by my awe and love of nature. Having spent the majority of my childhood roaming the woods, crossing brooks, splashing in ponds, biking daily, and skipping through meadows, the wondrous landscapes of Northwestern Connecticut are part of who I am. A walk in the forest is magical, the most cathartic rejuvenation. Oil is my preferred medium, because the colors are vibrant and rich, which allows me to capture light, reflections, and textures in my artwork. Many of my works are based on photos of real places or destinations I have traveled to, combined with imaginative elements, to create a feeling of serenity along with a touch of mystique. It is my sincere hope that my work reminds people of the beauty of Mother Earth, and the great need to care for her. My goal is to create beautiful works that attract, fascinate, and most of all, bring peace to the viewer's soul.
Gallery Hours:
Friday Evenings 6-9 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11-4 pm

122 Main Street, Collinsville, CT
(860) 693-6689

The opening reception for the Spring show is Sunday, April 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. with mandolin playing by artist/musician Alan James and a wine tasting by Sunset Hills Vineyard in Old Lyme. There will be refreshments and artists will be on hand.
Ma and the Kids 

In the Stone Gallery during April, 
students from Haddam Killingworth High School’s art program 
will exhibit their newest works.

1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: By Chance
Thursday: 11 - 5 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11 - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
also available by appointment

Opening reception: Saturday, April 7th, 7-10pm

Join us for the opening reception of a comic themed art show, curated by Brad Sheridan.

Comics are playing a big role in art. Since we've been painting on cave walls, even. And yet, most people view comics as either men in tights or some kind of funny animal eating lasagna. The concept of this show is to take your initial ideas of what comics are 
(and what they could be), and turn it on it's head.
Hygienic Art Inc. | 79 Bank Street, New London, New London, CT 06320

In The Moment

March 24-May 12

Please join us for our newest exhibition, In The Moment, featuring paintings by Jay Babina, Patricia Louise Corbett, Lisa Cuscuna, Joyce Grasso, Gail Ingis, Susan Leggitt, Dale Najarian and Carole Southall.

As a special feature for this exhibit, an art talk will be held in the library on April 11 at 7 to 8:30 pm on the history of landscape painting in America and why this particular style of painting is so appealing to collectors and art buyers.
1080 Post Road  |  Fairfield, CT  06824  |  bskgallery@gmail.com

Monday–Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5


FRIDAY, APRIL 13 | 7:30 PM  
The whimsical worlds of Edward Gorey come to life--for one night only!
Gorey's Visit: A Hartford Dream is a series of vignettes created by Hartford artist Anne Cubberly, Casey Grambo, and Rosanna Karabetsos in celebration of the special exhibition Gorey's Worlds.
Performers include Joey Batts, Studio 860, Night Fall cast, and Sea Tea Improv.


“Live. Create. Tell the story. Repeat.” - anonymous

Alice Hutchinson, the proprietor of Byrd's Books, Bethel's award-winning, independent bookstore, located at 126 Greenwood Avenue across from P.T. Barnum Square, is always there with something to sink your teeth into, whether a good book or the community to which she is devoted. Now, co-hosting with Bethel Arts, she's dedicated a wall space for local artists to exhibit works that are meant to entice curiosity just like the first chapter of an unopened book. 

On Friday, April 13th, Byrd's Books  will host the debut of Emerge, a new series of imaginative, dynamic, storytelling photographs by Bethel artist, Hannah Munroe. 
At 6:30pm, an art opening and wine and cheese reception will be held, free and open to the public.  

For additional information, visit byrdsbooks.com or call (203) 730 BYRD (2973).

The Dirt Salon Presents “Wild HeART Experience”

HARTFORD, CT: The Dirt Salon marks the first full month of spring with a fashion and art experience. A portion of the proceeds of the show will go to the March for Our Lives.

Saturday, April 14, 6-10 PM

Light refreshments will be served.

Music: DJ B Davis

Featured Artists

Elisa Tenenbaum - Oil on Wheel Covers
Elisa Tenenbaum’s wheel cover paintings combine a distinctive botanical oil painting style with repurposed stainless steel wheel covers. Tenenbaum says, “I started working with the wheel covers about eight years ago when I had the desire to drastically change the format of my paintings. The idea of re-purposing a found object appealed to me, economically and environmentally, and I like the way the decorative quality of the metal becomes an instant frame.” Born in Tennessee and raised in Atlanta, Tenenbaum received her M.F.A. from the University of Hartford, and remained in Connecticut working as an illustrator, fine artist and professor of art at Central Connecticut State University. 

Chinnyere McPherson - FASCHINN - Introduces her new Wild HeART collection.
The Wild HeART collection tells a story of an individual who has a vibrant soul and identifies as a free spirit. Going back to McPherson’s original design roots, vibrant, saturated colors are at the forefront of this collection with black and white as the foundation. Playing with texture and movement, Wild HeART will bring an authentic, flirty and classic vibe.

Alexia LaLande
Studio a-lala will be going back to its scientific illustration roots and making anatomy related sculptures.

Andre Rochester will spice up the night doing live painting.

The Dirt Salon

50 Bartholomew Ave., Hartford, CT 06106


Cool Painting 1 Kid Who Can't Find Makeup In Her Skin Tone (Erica)

Etchings By Erin McAtee

April 14, - May 5, 2018

 Opening:  April 14,  5pm - 7pm

Trailer Box Project
15 Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury Ct. 06810

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
and by appointment

The Dance of da Vinci
Deconstructing Leonardo's Notebooks
Coming to the Bushnell April 21 & 22
Premium seating ticket offer
for our email subscribers!
Purchase 1 ticket for $38, receive the 2nd at 50% offUse the Code DAVINCI50 at checkout.
With Leonardo as her muse, choreographer Sonia Plumb explores the artist and polymath’s relationship with Renaissance Humanism and the inextricable connection between science and art. Two performances only Saturday, April 21st at 8pm and Sunday April 22nd at 4pm. Tickets are $25-$38 and can be purchased online at bushnell.org or 860-987-5900. Senior and student discounts are available: $5 off for seniors and $10 off for students.

Artist Opps:


Sunday, April 15
Monday, April 16

11 - 5pm

Mystic Museum of Art

An invitation to all CAFA Members and Non-Members

Juror Change
Eric Aho has withdrawn from jurying this show.
Francine Weiss, Senior Curator, Newport Art Museum has accepted our request to replace him as co-juror. 


Foundry Art Center: 
Call for Entry // "Colorless"
Juror | Richard Sprengeler
This all media exhibition invites artists to submit works based on their use of a "colorless" palette. Sometimes a monochrome palette can say more than a full spectrum of color and create a striking contrast. Artists are invited to share work that is composed of a majority of black, white, and all shades in between.

Apply Here!

Manifest Gallery:
The 7th International Photography Annual Exhibition-In-Print
An Award-winning Peer-juried Publication of Works of Contemporary Photography & Other Lens-Based Art

$2,000 in prizes, including a $1,200 first place award
INPHA is not a gallery exhibition. It does not require shipping works to Manifest. It is an award-winning non-profit hardcover annual publication with cash awards.
INPHA is open to a very broad range of lens-based and photographic submissions. This annual project is not just for 'photographers' and 'photography' but also for anyone working creatively in a visual art (or design) field with work that incorporates the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes. As with all Manifest projects, we are open to learning just what's being done that fits within this broad scope.

Each INPHA is an approximate three-year survey of imagery that rises above the ubiquity of images in our world today.

Submission deadline EXTENDED: April 30, 2018
For complete details and to apply online visit:


College Scholarship application deadlines
have been extended to March 23rd!

2018 Sandy Chase College Scholarship
2018 Louis Pollock Scholarship

Both scholarships are open to high school seniors
living in Greater Hartford who will be pursuuing a major in Fine Arts
at a College or University in the Fall of 2018.

Details can be found at