October 16, 2018

So much great art filling our canvases!  

Get out there!


  • Innovative Art
  • Invigorating Music
  • Thought-provoking Community Collaborations
  • Hundreds of open-minded people to share the experience

Commissioned by Real Art Ways, an exhibition of works created over the course of a full year and supported by the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation's Creation of New Works Initiative.

Bicyclists: Ride to Creative Cocktail Hour and get in for $5. 
RAW members on bikes get in free.

Admission: $10; $5 RAW Members

Community. Connections. Creativity.
Real Art Ways

Rock and roll, live and local!

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The term taxidermy comes from the Greek words taxis = arrangement and derma = skin

In this exhibit Erica Pinto is bringing the "taxis" out of the "derma", using her taxidermy skills and artistic sense to create arrangements that, with a wry and sometime macabre sense of humor, are a nod to the Victorian craze.

She breathes new life into creatures with traditional taxidermy methods while adding seductive sculptural elements. Her work is a window into the humour noir of absurd beauty, provoking discomfort as well as amusement.
Big Red Frame & The Elusie Gallery | 413-529-9265 | Old Town Hall, Easthampton, MA BigRedFrame.com

On view: October 13 - November 15, 2018
Art reception  SATURDAY,   October 20th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)
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EBK Gallery [small works]
Kirkiles "Brass Knuckles" 2018

EBK Gallery is excited to present a very timely exhibit that will run during this most important election.
On view in the gallery will be new work by selected artists who have each created an artwork of the word "Vote".


Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album

October 18, 2018–January 27, 2019
Dennis Hopper, Self PortraitLos Angeles, 1963, Gelatin silver print, The Hopper Art Trust © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust
Next Thursday, October 18, the NBMAA will open Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album, a one-of-a-kind exhibition that features over 400 photographs by acclaimed actor and director Dennis Hopper (1936–2010). The influential film star was also a renowned artist whose striking black-and-white photographs of American life in the 1960s embodied the authenticity, grit, and intensity that characterized many of his films. The photographs featured in The Lost Album were only recently rediscovered following Hopper's death in 2010 and are on loan from The Hopper Art Trust, Los Angeles.
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New BritainCT 06052

EBK Gallery [small works]


October 17 - November 17, 2018
Opening Reception 
Saturday October 20 
5 - 7 p.m.  
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January Morning, egg tempera on panel, 14 x 18"
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William Baczek Fine Arts is proud to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of paintings by Jeff Gola. The exhibition consists of over twenty new landscape paintings done in egg tempera that the artist has completed over the past two years. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday, October 17 through Saturday, November 17. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, October 20 from 5 - 7 p.m.
36 Main St. Northampton MA 01060
William Baczek Fine Arts | (413) 587 - 9880 | wbfinearts.com

ADMISSION: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Celebrate Tom Petty’s birthday with Slick & SlateLearning To Fly, and The Rivergods!
Legendary guitarist Earl Slick and NYC songwriter Jeff Slate bring their band to New London’s Hygienic Arts Park, to celebrate the life and legacy of Tom Petty, along with the amazing Petty tribute band Learning To Fly and local Americana favorites the Rivergods.
Hygienic Art Inc. | 79 Bank StreetNew London,New London, CT 06320

I am excited to be part of this extraordinary exhibit! I will have 2 artworks included in the show, and it's worth the drive to see the Fuller!

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"TEN" by Anita Gangi Balkun with poetry by Colleen Feeney

Context: Language, Media, and Meaning from the Surface Design Association

Context is a juried exhibition of work created by members of the Surface Design Association Massachusetts & Rhode Island chapter and the Connecticut chapter. This collaborative project explores traditional, non-traditional, and contemporary practices of incorporating written language in textile-inspired art and design. Context will be juried by Bruce D. Hoffman, an independent curator, artist, writer, and educator, and Director of Gravers Lane Gallery in Chestnut Hill, PA.
Opens October 27, 2018
October 27, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
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455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508.588.6000

Its time for....


Saturday, October 27
485 New Park
West Hartford

We are SO excited about the long (30 + and still growing) list of awesome vendors who'll be setting up on 10/27 in our fab Back Alley here
 at 485 New Park!

2018 CT+6 Best of Show winner
Alicia Mordenti

Clubhouse Gallery: Alicia Mordenti

Alicia Mordenti is the 2018 Best of Show winner in our regional exhibit CT+6.
The 2018 exhibit was juried by Jeffrey Cooley, owner of the Cooley Gallery.
A plein air painter, Alicia focuses on landscapes in her work, and paints outside
frequently in Northwest Connecticut.

Saltbox Gallery: Small Works Sale

A variety of Small Works (all 11 x 14 or smaller) in a variety of mediums including painting, pottery, collage, photography and mixed media - will all be for sale at our annual Small Works Sale. A great way to pick up a piece of work by one of your favorite artists.

Above from left: Rob Loebel, Bob Noreika, Sandy Chase
Below: stoneware platter, Charlene Li
37 Buena Vista Road. www.westhartfordart.org
Both exhibits will be on display through October 28, 2018.
Gallery hours: Thursday - Sunday, 1-4 pm
(860) 231-8019.

October 3 - 28

Gayle Caruso: "The Light and the Yellow Wallpaper"
Elizabeth Strasser: "Porcelain Muse"
Sofie Hodara and Martha Rettig: "In Pursuit of Happiness"

Gayle Caruso
"The Light and the Yellow Wallpaper"

This show is based on a Leonard Cohen poem and The Yellow Wallpaper, a 1892 novel by Charlotte Perking Gilman.

The Yellow Wallpaper. is a story is about what happens when the mind is faced with forced inactivity. The artwork is layer upon layer of ideas that all connect. The paintings , silkscreen prints, collages and photographs are all part of my process.

The structure of my process is non sequential, it is working on a series until I cannot do it any more.
Elizabeth Strasser
"Porcelain Muse"

This work consists of a series of pairs: a porcelain vessel and a painting whose forms, colors and textures are inspired by the corresponding clay piece.

The abstract paintings focus on the energetic dynamics of their clay partners. The incised patterns and carvings, the brushed and sponged stains and glaze colors of the clay pieces are echoed in the forms, marks and color palette of the paintings.

Although paired, each work stands on its own, reflecting similarities but not as a copy or detail of the other.
450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 451-3605

Hours: Wed - Sun, 12-5

  The Talk , 90”x 75”x 60”, repurposed mannequin, copper flashing, liver of sulfur patina, brads, iron nails, wood, wallpaper, American made cotton bed sheets, 2018

On exhibit through November 17, 2018 

Shelby Head

An Infrastructure of Silence

An Infrastructure of Silence is a collection of works that confronts institutional racism in U.S. America and the interconnections of slavery, race, poverty, wealth, and segregation in the United States.  As a citizen of this democracy and an artist with shameful ancestral roots in the institutions of slavery, I have a shared responsibility to help confront the divisive and persistent effects of institutionalized racism on all Americans.
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, 96 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901  

The Underneath
a collaborative, site-specific installation by
Martha Lewis & Marion Belanger

 This project was specially commissioned by
Artspace New Haven
on the theme of Wellness
for the Alternative Space Weekend
which takes place at the
Yale West Haven Campus

October 26,-28 12-6 pm
Three Days Only!

The Underneath is an imersive multi-media work of art that examines our place in the greater ecosystem by creating an environment of roots, dirt, insects, and both filtered and natural light. Working with soil and the growth of plants is vital to survival and the cultivation of food, as well as to mental wellbeing and healing, and by invoking the varied meanings of “roots,” this project explores what nourishes us and how we interact with “the underneath.” Marion and Martha conceived of this project as an off-shoot of thier collaboration on Roots & Wings a forthcoming permanent installation at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station where they are currently in residence in the archive, doing research. In addition, this project partners with the Yale Landscape Lab who have generously agreed to supply earth for this project.

Alternative Space Weekend
Building 410
100 West Campus Dr
Orange, CT.

information and directions here
Shuttle bus information here and here

Both Marion and Martha would like to thank Artspace New HavenCAES and the Yale Landscape Lab for making this project possible.

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Canton Artist Guild, Gallery on the Green's Fifty First Open Juried Exhibition, juried by Melanie Carr. On view from October 12 to November 10, visitors can enjoy works by artists at all points in their careers in a variety of mediums. 
"Jean Michel Basquiat"
Bead Embroidery on upholstery fabric
by Peggy Dembicer

Artist Opps:

Calling all photographers!

The f-Stops Here 2018
A Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 2nd 7-10pm
On display until Nov. 17th

Questions? Please email info@hygienic.org, or call 860.443.8001.

Memories and experiences of childhood become imprinted on the consciousness in a permanent way. Seeing toys we played with, pictures we drew, and characters that were real or imaginary give us a sense of nostalgia. “Child’s Play” is an international, all-media exhibition celebrating the child within. The concept of this show is to revisit childlike ideas, behaviors, symbols, and imagery to bring some whimsy and childlike innocence into our adult lives.


Pre-registration deadline extended to
Friday, October 19th.
Pre-registration form can be found online

The New Haven Free Public Library invites artists, curators, nonprofit organizations and students to exhibit their (2D) work at the Ives Gallery. Display your art and help the Library celebrate our creative community! Visit the Ives Gallery page for more information.