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April 30, 2022


Hello Sunshine!!

This weekend only: Friday–Sunday, April 29–May 1
Skip the line by purchasing your tickets online!

The Wadsworth's popular springtime fundraiser is back! Arrangements created by florists, garden clubs, and interior designers are showcased throughout the museum beside the artworks that inspired them. Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Friends of the Wadsworth Atheneum.
The Wadsworth is currently welcoming visitors Thursday–Sunday, noon-5pm. Berkins on Main is open Thursday-Sunday, noon–4pm. Advance registration is recommended via my.thewadsworth.org but not required.  
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | 600 Main StreetHartford, CT 06103

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Sat 4/30

Why We Need New National Parks:
A Natural Extension of Olmsted’s Vision

A lecture by Michael Kellett
Kellett is cofounder and Executive Director of RESTORE: The North Woods, a Massachusetts and Maine-based conservation organization. With more than 30 years of experience working to create parks, save forests, and protect wildlife, Kellett will review our current challenges and suggest strategies for solving them with the proven power of public parks. The evening will feature a reception, and a first look at some of the top 100 areas for new National Parks.

Kellett, in the Daily Hampshire Gazette:

Gallery on the Green presents “A. Walter Kendra: A Life in Art” plus a Group Show, “Down to Earth”
Canton, CT - now through Saturday, May 21, 2022

            The Gallery on the Green presents a retrospective of prints, paintings, and drawings by Connecticut artist A. Walter Kendra, who has devoted more than 60 years to creating work that speaks to his passion for architecture, landscape, and nature, especially nature. The exhibition displays the evolution of his studio practice over the years, revealing startling differences as well as continuity as Kendra transforms his direct observations of the world around him into abstractions.  “All of my work is abstracted from nature, and there’s an echo of representation in them, yet they transcend that. I always like my work to transcend, not mimic color or form.”

a solo exhibition 
'closely observed - loosely rendered'
Suzan Scott

abstracted landscapes
fields  trees  hills  vistas

Opening Reception May 1, 4-6pm
Exhibition dates: April 30 - May 28

The Norfolk Library 
9 Greenwoods Rd East
Norfolk CT  06058

Last chance to see this show where six City Gallery have invited six fellow artists to participate in a show April 29 - May 1 2022  1 - 4 pm
Rick Albee, Judy Atlas, Ellen Burnett, William Frucht,  Joyce Greenfield, Abbie Griffiths, Sheila Kaczmarek, Kathy Kane, Esthea Kim, Lenny Moskowitz,Gary Recchia, Ruth Sack

Connemara #27, 2022, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”
Joseph Byrne Connemara Paintings
April 5–May 6, 2022
Gallery Talk with the artist followed by a
reception, Tuesday, May 3, 4:30–6:30 pm.
Gallery Hours:
1:00–5:00 pm
Closed Sundays
Widener Gallery | Austin Arts Center | Trinity College
Please Note: Visitors to the exhibition are required to be masked and be prepared
to show proof of vaccination upon arrival (physical card or photo of card).


The Gallery at the Institute Library is throwing open its doors as wide as they can open so you can come join us on May 4th from 5:00-7:00 to 

Read, Drink & Be Generous!

Cover Story II Exhibition Great Give Fundraising Cocktail Event

The new exhibit in the Gallery has inspired us to whoop it up on May 4th -- Return to the Stacks with Us! 

Curator Martha Lewis and the Institute Library staff and volunteers welcome you to join us for a drink or two, some tidbits, and a roaring good time at 847 Chapel Street.

Son of Cover Story

The evening will feature:

  • A delightful tour of the exhibit with the curator and board members
  • Charming refreshments 
  • Cheerful and easy to navigate donation stations to benefit the gallery or the library in general 

And, to round out the evening:

  • An ingenious party game related to the exhibit! 

Concocted last year for Cover Story I, this game was a smash hit, with repeat requests to play again. We will not disappoint!

Champagne for One

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



Hamilton Heroes and Villains

May 5, 2022 - August 28, 2022    


Whether you’re singing along with the Schuyler sisters or only had a brief introduction to the Revolutionary War back in school, you won’t want to miss these authentic artifacts related to Alexander Hamilton and characters from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical. Who’s your favorite Hamilton hero? Who’s your favorite villain? And when it comes to history, who decides who’s a villain or hero?



Please join us on Monday, May 16 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm for the opening reception for Hamilton Heroes and Villains and Formative: Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut.


The celebration of the opening of both exhibitions is scheduled to take place in-person at 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105. Light refreshments will be served. Remarks begin at 6:45 pm. Please let us know if you will be able to join us by May 11.

Collective Chaos & Personality in Structure Exhibition

Hygienic Art is open Thursdays from Noon to 7PM, Fridays from Noon to 7PM, Saturdays from Noon to 7PM, and Sundays Noon to 4PM.

Exhibition On Display Until May 20th, 2022

Cocktails and Curators

Two For the Road with Eric Denker and Keffie Feldman

Friday, May 6, 5:30-7:00 PM

$30 Members | $35 General
Sober Tickets: $10 Members | $15 General

Mattatuck Museum Chief Curator, Keffie Feldman and Exhibition Guest Curator, Eric Denker will examine and tour the exhibition Two for the Road. Eric Denker is the Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. With over 100 works in this exhibition that follow Ernest Roth and André Smith’s travels throughout Europe, Denker will tell all about the adventures of these two printmaking friends. Enjoy delicious cocktail samples by the Cocktail Chemist, Dimitrios Zahariadias. Take-home cocktail recipe sheets will also be provided!

This program is supported by Drew International.

Register Here

Story Time: Up In the Garden and Down In the Dirt

Saturday, May 14, 11:00-11:15 AM

Discover the wonders that lie hidden in your backyard. Up in the garden, the world is full of green-leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home.

This program is supported by American Savings Foundation.

Register Here

Tune in for Next Week's Artist Lecture
Peters Valley had the pleasure of hosting Philadelphia-based photographer Rick Wright as an artist-in-residence during the fall of 2021. During this lecture, Rick will discuss how his camerawork evolved as he photographed the ancient buildings and ancient forests of Peters Valley.

The Talking Artists is a series of curated conversations around culture, creativity and community. 

Through these interactive sessions, artists will be equipped with the tools to create work at a professional level, enhance communication and community building skills, and overall, how to think deeper about their work in a holistic context.

Special guests will offer blueprints and templates as to how to forge one’s own path and build a dynamic and sustainable life as a creative. 

Session 4: A Conversation with Marline Johnson

We Are Not Always Broken:

Art Therapy, Social Change & Community Healing

May 5, 2022 6:30 PM

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London

Register in advance HERE.

This exhibit will showcase the unique creations of artists from two Eastworks - based community arts spaces: Resilient Community Arts and the Color Collaborative, and will feature paintings, drawings, textiles, sculptures, and possibly some new inventions the world has never seen before! 

Spring Outklook will open May 6 for the Monthly ArtWalk Easthampton and run through May 21.

Big Red Frame | The Old Town Hall43 Main St.Easthampton, MA 01027 413-529-9265

mother's day mini-market on Pratt Street Hartford
sponsored by Hartford Prints!

Your Mother's Day Weekend Plans

(Detail) Mary Stevenson Cassatt, A Caress, 1891, Pastel on paper, 29 1/4 x 23 3/4 in., Harriet Russell Stanley Fund, 1948.14  

Mother's Day at the NBMAA
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Museum with a variety of programs, events, and special offers all weekend long.

On May 6, 7, and 8, all moms enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free admission to the Museum galleries (Note: general admission to First Friday and Sunday Music Series is still required)
  • One free cup of hot coffee at the Museum Café
  • Friends and Family Discount of 20% in the Museum Store
  • $10 off Memberships for Mom with online code “mom10”
Click here to view a full list of events happening on Mother's Day Weekend.

RSVP required.
Admission is FREE, with a suggested donation of $12.

Featured Artwork: Detail image from Amy Genser: Shifting, Lynne Sausele “Duck Duck” from 2022 Craft Biennial, detail image of Dora Hsiung “100 Golden Years” from Weaver’s Guild of Boston.

Fuller Craft Museum | 455 Oak StreetBrockton, MA 02301

Scott Prior's Watercolors solo exhibition continues at William Baczek Fine Arts. Stop by to see the show in person before May 14th, or visit our website here to view the exhibition.
William Baczek Fine Arts, Inc. | 36 Main St.Northampton, MA 01060

Bestselling author Amy Bloom joins Real Art Ways Executive Director Will K. Wilkins for an intimate conversation about her new book, "In Love."

Wed May 18, 7pm
Free admission, books available for purchase.
RSVP strongly encouraged.
“Amy Bloom gets more meaning into individual sentences than most authors manage in whole books.” - The New Yorker

"Scratching the Surface," a solo exhibition of abstract works by David Haislip of Oxford, Connecticut. Come chat with the artist and us and each other. Free and open to the public.

The exhibition is on view through the end of June, 2022. 

Still River Editions
128 East Liberty Street
DanburyCT 06810

Footnotes and other embedded stories showcases new works by the 2021–2022 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artists-in-Residence: Leonard Galmon, Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez, Allison Minto, Julia Rooney, and Joseph Smolinski. The residency is co-administered by Artspace New Haven and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Footnotes and other embedded stories takes its point of departure from the tiny number that leads to an adjacent text at the bottom of a page. Within research, a footnote acts as a hypertext—disclosing a source, highlighting a reference, tracing a line from thought to thought. Outside of academic contexts they arise in conversational tangents, offering readers, viewers, speakers, and thinkers the opportunity to delve deeper, to embed themselves within the root of the text.

Artspace New Haven.  50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT   New Haven, CT 06510

Sonia Plumb Dance Company Announces "The Pearl!"
SPDC is thrilled to announce our newest project and first performance of 2022 – The Pearl. Through a poetic interweaving of projected photography and choreography, dancers share the struggles they each endure between their conditioned selves and their true nature.

“The Pearl” is designed to provoke poignant, honest dialogue by intimately confronting the destructive nature of commercially propagated norms. Seven dancers embodying diversity in cultures, genres, ages and ethnicities dance with their digitally projected selves in an intimate setting. Audiences may sit on the periphery or in the center of the action. Seating is capped at 30 per performance.

Performances will be held May 11-14. A preview performance will be held on May 10. All performances will be held at our new space at 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT (the former GFOX building in downtown Hartford.) Tickets on sale April 8. 

The Language of Color
Cynthia Cooper, Suzanne Jill Levy, Clara Nartey
the Charter Oak Cultural Center
Hartford, CT.
Curator: Pierre Sylvain
Exhibition: now through May 13, 2022.


Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph | 1678 Asylum Ave.West Hartford, CT 06117

The Village Project

On View Through May 8, 2022

An arrangement of hundreds of tiny clay homes and intricate vine sculptures – each created by a participating community member – linked together into a patchwork of organic shapes. The Village Project was conceived 25 years ago by artist Denise Minnerly and collaborator Don Bracken and expanded in Waterbury by ASAP!, an arts-infused organization.

Artist Opps:

for MA, RI & CT

Wherever you’re going this summer, bring some professional development opportunities with you, courtesy of A4A!

All workshops are FREE and held via Zoom, with pre-registration required to keep the cohorts at a size that maximizes participation and peer support. Recordings available for those unable to attend live.

The Basics of Building a Grant w/ Yara Liceaga-Rojas | Tuesdays, May 10, 17 & 24, 2022 | 2-4 p.m. | For Connecticut and Rhode Island

Financial Strategies for Artists w/ Amy Smith | Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 2 - 4 p.m. | For those in the greater Lowell, Mass., area

Concrete Steps for Creative Sustainability w/ Laura Baring-Gould NEW OFFERING! 
Thursdays, June 2 & 9, 2022 | 2 - | For Connecticut and Rhode Island

Negotiating Pay and Pricing as a Musician w/ Billy Dean Thomas NEW OFFERING! 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 2 - 4 p.m. | For Massachusetts

Business Strategies for Artists w/ Shey Rivera Ríos | Wednesdays, June 15 & 22, 2022 | 2 - 4 p.m. | For Massachusetts' South Coast Region

Instagram Basics: Build a Following, Increase Engagement, and Understand Analytics w/ Francesca Olsen | Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 2 - 4 p.m. | For Massachusetts

Marketing in a Changed World w/ Jessica Burko | Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 12 - 2 p.m. | For Connecticut and Rhode Island

Mindset & Money w/ Erika R. Moore NEW OFFERING! 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | For Massachusetts


Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Manifest is an internationally recognized award-winning non-profit organization founded in 2004 by artists dedicated to creating high quality experiences of visual art through exhibition, publication, artist-support, and education. 

Deadlines May 2nd & 3rd



Obsolescence is often recognized like an afterthought, after we’ve already moved on from a thing’s purpose. Many objects, ideas, and communication styles we use don’t last a lifetime, some hardly last a full year. 

Can something be obsolete, but still have worth? If so, what does that look like?

OBSOLETE will be an exhibition about the vestigial, the replaced, the out-of-style, and the things that remain without necessarily being dead.

Submission deadline: May 2, 2022



All manner of metals, plant matter, and plastics can be pulled or spun into string. Just like a mark, or a line, a thread is a unit of construction. What kinds of things can be made with thread?

THREAD is a call for any work of art or design that connects, binds, winds, warms, strengthens, ensnares, and unites. This may include non-traditional sewing/stitching materials, as well as fiber-based processes that are surprising and unexpected. 

Submission deadline: May 3, 2022

Make Music Hartford Registration is OPEN!
Make Music Hartford is our annual day-long extravaganza of all things MUSIC! Musicians of all ages and abilities are encouraged to register to perform and participate. Do you own a small business or a front porch? Anyone willing to host as a venue can register now as well!

The Voice of Art "Salon de Litchfield" - Deadline May 22
The Voice of Art invites emerging and mid-career artists to submit work that explores personal meaning or interpretation of any ideas and brings their discoveries to light through their artistic sensibilities and skills. This Annual Juried Exhibition, "Salon de Litchfield" will be held at TVOA’s Virtual Gallery and a select venue, The Litchfield Inn, Litchfield, CT. ​

Emerging artists in New England, New Jersey, and New York can apply. Artists working in all media are welcome. No entry fee.

Six artists will receive:

• $2,500 prize
• Solo exhibit at Real Art Ways in 2022 or 2023
• Professional documentation
• Exhibition publication with commissioned essay
• Curatorial assistance
• Opportunity for an artist talk

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 11:59 PM EDT, 2022

West Hartford Art League Fine Arts Festival - Deadline June 1
The West Hartford Art League Art Festival will be held (rain or shine) on the grounds of our 87 year old non-profit arts organization at 37 Buena Vista Road in West Hartford. Our mission “to educate and inspire” is reflected in our monthly exhibits of local and regional artists in our two galleries, our year round roster of art classes for all ages and abilities, our summer art camp, and the public art program we founded in 2006.

Arts Writers Grant Application now open

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, administered by Creative Capital, supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences—from short reviews for magazines and newspapers and in-depth scholarly studies, to art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles.

Writers are invited to apply in one of the following categories:

  • Article
  • Book
  • Short-Form Writing

The application is open April 12 – May 18, 2022.

Learn More & Apply