A collection of places where art inspires and lives in each of us. Whether wandering a gallery or sitting on your front porch, art is there if you look closely. Let this inspire you to look a little longer at the beauty and awe in the everyday-ness of life.
February 14, 2020
Love Art?? Get out and enjoy! Happy Valentine's Day!
Honored to be part of this extensive group show!
Look for "Rivoletto" if you visit Five Points.
February Events at Artspace:
Prayer Bundles and Awareness Workshop with artist Kim Weston
Wednesday, Feb 19, 5-8pm
Help artist Kim Weston make 15,000 prayer bundles representing one indigenous woman or girl who was murdered or has gone missing over the last three years. This is a great opportunity to learn about a Native American tradition and make a difference in the lives of the women, girls and their families. Every bundle counts. Every prayer is needed.
The bundles themselves are simple to make, though they are made with intention. Guests may stop by to make a few bundles, or stay with us for the entire evening. Homemade corn and bean soup and beverages will be served. Learn more.
image credit: Kim Weston
Please join us for an evening of musical improvisation with musician Laura Ortman Thursday, February 20 at 5:30pm in the Burt Chernow Galleries. Laura Ortman will engage the scaffolded sculptures of Rachel Owens’ exhibit by playing violin, Native American instruments and digital effects.
This event is free and all are welcome!Housatonic Museum of Art
Opening Party: Saturday, February 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Show Dates: February 15 - April 30, 2020
View a beautiful collection of over 80 works by twenty-one River Valley Artists from Chester, Deep River and Essex. Enjoy appetizers, wine and live music. If you can't make it to the opening Saturday, the show runs through April 30, 2020.
Earth and Fire Art Studio 2 Main Street, Essex, CT
Artists For World Peace on Broadway 9
Sunday, February 16, 2020
The Cutting Room NYC Doors open at 6:45pm, Show begins promptly at 7:30pm
You could win the Peace Quilt or 2 premium tickets to a Broadway show!
A Shared Retrospective Prints and paintings byJane Harris with sculptures bySheila Kaczmarek and work by a collaborative group of artists February 6 - March 1 2020 Reception: Sunday, February 9th 3 - 5pm City Gallery, 994 State St, New Haven
City Gallery, 994 State St, New Haven hours: Thurs - Sun 12 noon - 4 pm 203-782-2489 www.city-gallery.org
Haven't had a chance to get out and see this show yet?
Now is your chance!
On Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m., Hans Neleman, a Connecticut based Dutch born photographer, will present an Artist Talk in conjunction with the exhibition Moko - Maori Tattoo: Photographs by Hans Neleman currently on view at the Art Museum, USJ. Mr. Neleman will discuss his photographs of the Maori and his 1999 book project for which the photographs were taken.
This event is free and open to the public and will be accompanied by light refreshments.
For more information contact Art Museum, USJ at 860.231.5399 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The snow date for this event is February 27.
Currently in the Gilbert Gallery through February 21, 2020 in Main Dining Hall
at Miss Porter's School
are works by Patricia Melvin.
As a plein air painter living and working in New York City’s East Village for the past 40 years, Patricia Melvin seeks to capture in paint her feeling for the old streets and architecture of her neighborhood. She often includes the everyday hustle-and-bustle on the streets. The historic buildings seem to live and breathe the continuity of life.
The countryside and the effects of weather are also of primary interest. She says, “I am constantly amazed at the immense variety of nature and I feel freed by its spaciousness. In some unexplained and inexplicable way, my paintings are a link between the city and the country.”
In New York City she studied at the Art Students’ League with Gabriel Laderman and privately with a student of Max Beckmann. In Europe she did independent study. She has had solo exhibitions in several cities throughout the United States, including New York City, and in Amsterdam, Holland. She has participated in group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including New York City. Her work is in the permanent collection of several museums throughout the United States. She is on the Board of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. Patricia is honored to exhibit her work at the Gilbert Gallery.
HARTFORD-BASED AFRO-INDIGENOUS JAZZ MUSICIAN LEE MIXASHAWN ROZIE LAUNCHES WORLD PREMIERE OF AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (,2020) – Lee Mixashawn Rozie, composer and bandleader, with the collaboration and support of the Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Hartford Jazz Society, will launch the world premiere of AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK (AMS) on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 8 p.m., with the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Jazz Ensemble opening at 7 p.m. and a free master class offered from 4:30-6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.usj.edu or 860.231.5555 for $20-$14. Performances and the master class will be held in the Bruyette Athenaeum at the University of Saint Joseph, located at 1678 Asylum Ave., in West Hartford, Conn.
AMS is performed by a quartet of world-class musicians: Lee Mixashawn Rozie on sax and flute, Rick Rozie on bass, Warren Byrd on keys, and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums. AMS embraces the music of the Americas – from Indigenous to Bebop, Stomp to Funk, Ragtime to no time – music that freely spans styles and labels driven by the inner pulse of creativity and spontaneity. Encompassing over a 5000-year history and two continents, Mixashawn traces and demonstrates both indigenous American and African-American contributions to American Jazz.
Ronald Lyles, President of the Hartford Jazz Society says, “This project is mission-centric as our aim is to cultivate an appreciation of the sound, culture, and love of jazz by presenting a variety of live events and other activities throughout the Greater Hartford Community.”
Autorino Center Director Steven Raider Ginsburg says, “This is one of the season’s seminal events. Lee Mixashawn Rozie is an acclaimed musician, visionary, and composer, and this is the world premiere of a long-time passion project. Along with that, the partnership with such an esteemed community organization as the Hartford Jazz Society, the longest continuously operating jazz society in the country, makes this event a deeply community-engaged experience.”
On Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-7 p.m., Lee Mixashawn Rozie will lead a lecture-demonstration focusing on the roles that sound, tradition, and “being” play in understanding how creative energy is the wellspring of living. Lee Mixashawn Rozie will explore through sound, history, and group interaction how we manifest creativity/life. The panel is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved at tickets.usj.edu or 860.231.5555 and will be held in the Bruyette Athenaeum at the University of Saint Joseph.
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 24, 2020 (gallery exhibit — small works)
MAGNITUDE SEVEN 16th Annual SMALL WORKS Exhibition OPEN CALL
Every year Manifest produces an exhibit of little works of art from around the world.
Each iteration of the exhibit brings in hundreds of powerful yet diminutive works for our jury to consider. Inevitably this results in a gallery full of diverse, compelling, and exquisite little gems. Manifest’s patrons eagerly await the Magnitude SEVEN event each year. This annual project is one of the most varied exhibits in our season. So we are always excited to offer this call to artists to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension (any proportion).
Standard presentation devices like pedestals, mats, and frames that are not considered part of the work of art are not limited by the 7" criteria.
Submission deadline: March 24, 2020
For complete details and to apply online visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/seven