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April 12, 2024

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Slow Art Day this Saturday

Slow Art Day Tour
Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m.

Slow down and enjoy time in the galleries carefully looking at a few works of art with an NBMAA Docent. Learn to look slowly, think deeply, and see things differently while making discoveries about works of art. This meditative approach to art uses simple mindfulness techniques that have proven to increase mental well-being and promote healthy living.

There will also be a Slow Art Self-Guide handout available for free at the Front Desk throughout the day on Saturday, April 13. 

My artwork is currently on view together with Elizabeth White, reception on 4/27 please join us at the Kellogg Environmental Center!

A photography exhibit by JOY BUSH
Waterbury's Holy Land USA folk art treasure is the subject of Joy Bush's latest exhibit at City Gallery, New Haven
April 5 - April 28: Reception April 13, 2 - 5 pm

"RUINS OF A HOLY LAND" Photography Exhibit by JOY BUSH
April 5 - April 28: Reception Saturday April 13th 2 - 5 pm
City Gallery: 
994 State St, New Haven, CT 06511. tel: 203.782.2489
Hours:12 - 4 pm Friday - Saturday
Website: www.city-gallery.org

Another magical experience awaits you at the Elusie Gallery:


An art installation by Lauren Leja

April 11 - May 4th with an

Artist Reception on Opening

Day, 5-8pm.

April is Poetry Month in Easthampton, and is with great pleasure that we welcome Boston's Lauren Leja to the Elusie Gallery.

Lauren has been constructing artist books for years, but the pandemic lockdown gave her the time to explore the materials she had collected for decades: snapshots, diaries, antique textiles, and re-examine the very essence of the book. Can a dress be a book if it is a vehicle for text?

These considerations led to the inevitable yet organic synthesis:


For this series, Leja transcribed both her own short stories (often inspired by vernacular snapshots) and also anonymous diary entries onto vintage baby clothes.

Lauren says: "I am fascinated with found objects, the collision of modern and antique, but mostly with the constant dialogue between feminism and femininity."

More information on the Elusie Gallery page of your website.

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

Nature's Narratives
This extraordinary exhibition highlights the beauty and magic of nature.  A brilliant display of artistic mastery and how the natural world communicates with us on a season to season, day to day and moment to moment basis.  

1080 Post Road, Fairfield, CT  06824  |  bskgallery@gmail.com


Tickets are going fast!

William Cepeda’s 

Puerto Rican Explosion: Musical Roots and Evolution

 Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

preceded by light refreshments, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Hoffman Auditorium, Bruyette Athenaeum

 William Cepeda, a four-time Grammy nominee and composer, is celebrated for his groundbreaking Afro-Rican Jazz. Join us for an evening of Puerto Rican music and dance from the traditional forms of bomba, plena, danza, musica jíbara, and musica Taina to the internationally popular contemporary styles into which they have evolved.

Noche Boricua is supported in part by the NEH Humanities and Arts Fund at the University of Saint Joseph and the Vincenza A. Uccello ’56 Lecture Fund. Presented in conjunction with the Art Museum at USJ’s exhibition (R)evolution: Identity and Power in Puerto Rican and Diasporican Art.

 For tickets visit www.showpass.com/noche-boricua

 $15 for advance-purchase, general admission

$20 (cash only) at the door 

National Poetry Month Celebration

Community Room

Registration for this event will close on April 13, 2024 @ 1:00pm.

Program Description

Event Details

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate at Henry Carter Hull Library with an afternoon of poetry readings and a panel discussion with Connecticut State Poet Laureate Antoinette Brim-Bell, CT Council of Poets Laureate President Pegi Deitz Shea, and Clinton Poet Laureate Cathy Weiss.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at this free in-person event.

Refreshments served.   10 Killingworth Turnpike

Clinton, Connecticut 06413


please join us this Saturday, April 13, 2-4pm

Silvermine Arts Center | 1037 Silvermine RoadNew Canaan, CT 06840

Solo exhibit of Elizabeth Gilfilen, winner of the Board Chair Grand Prize from the 72nd A•ONE Exhibition. Gilfilen’s paintings and works on paper have been included in group shows at the Morgan Lehman Gallery, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and the Bronx Museum, among others.

The Silvermine School of Art Instructors are distinguished artist educators who offer courses for students of all ages and levels of experience in a wide range of disciplines while providing an environment and atmosphere in which art and artists can develop and flourish.

This Saturday, April 13

Second Saturdays for Families: Hair Tales

Activities noon–2pm, FREE admission all day

$3 parking is one block away at the Front Street South garage: 62 Front St. Crossing. Bring your ticket to the museum for validation to receive the special rate.

Tour Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories with a docent and learn how each strand tells a unique story of identity, community, and the art of self-expression.

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Voices of Easthampton

In The Blue Room

Saturday, April 13 • 2 PM

Celebrate Easthampton's Poetry Month with a dozen dynamic poets who live, work, or are active in the city! Easthampton Poet Laureate Carolyn A. Cushing hosts this event as a gift to the people of Easthampton.

This event is presented in partnership with Easthampton City Arts and is generously supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. It is free and open to the public. All are welcome! Masks are mandatory except for those with medical needs.

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In The Blue Room

Saturday, April 20 • 7 PM

Wanda Houston is a vocal powerhouse, she started her career touring in musical theatre shows before heading to Broadway to perform in plays such as “A Streetcar Named Desire” with John C. Reilly and Natasha Richardson. Since moving to the Berkshires Wanda and her bands have performed at the Bushnell, Infinity Hall and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Joining the band is Jeff Stevens, Scott Heth, and Jay Bradley.

This is a BYOB event. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 door


Improvisations Now

Sunday April 14 2:30pm

$15, $12 RAW Members, $5 Students


William Parker: bass, flutes, n’goni, guimbre.

Joe Morris: guitar, banjouke, banjo, bass

More Information and Tickets


Real Art Ways' Monthly Social Hour

Thursday, April 18 6-10pm

Free Admission!

Music: DJ Kasey Cortez


Greenness by Alex Dolores Salerno

No Bodies: Clothing as Disruptor curated by Alva Greenberg

(Featuring a gallery performance by Anindita Dutta.)

Food Truck: East West Grille, Lao/Thai Food

Hands-on art making with Real Art Ways staff

And You!

More Information

16th Annual CT+6

Regional Juried Exhibition

Please join us

Sunday, April 14, 2- 4 pm.

Opening reception

Clubhouse & Saltbox Galleries

Awards presentation at 3 pm.

Clubhouse Gallery

Artists featured, clockwise from top left: Karen Israel, Ann Rosebrooks, Heather Quay

Free and open to the public!

Edible Book Tea returns to CAW! April 14, 2024

Join us for CAW's Edible Book Tea celebration on Sunday, April 14 from 1-4 pm. As listed in The Daily Nutmeg, “participants contribute 'savory or sweet treat[s] that look like a book or make reference to a book title, content, or binding', and then they and other locals eat them, opens at 2 as an exhibition and changes at 3 to a meal.” This is a free event.


CAW at Wooster Square’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, April 14, 2024

Join CAW at New Haven's annual Cherry Blossom Festival on April 14th from 12 pm to 4:30 pm in Wooster Square Park. We will see you there!

2024 CWA Annual Members' Juried Show Opening

Postponed & Re-scheduled to:

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024 1-3 pm
Artspace Hartford Gallery
555 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History · One Elizabeth Street · Hartford · Connecticut · 06105

A wonderful pairing for a night of fun.  
Come on by to Sip n' Shop 
with our creative makers (including me)!

Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre 
 263 Main Street, Wethersfield CT

Five Points Gallery

Opening Reception 

Friday April 19, 6-8PM

Five Points Annex

Opening Friday, April 19

to coincide with the

Opening in Five Points Gallery

Poetry Workshop

Restocking Your Quiver—with Taylor Mali

Professional Development Workshop

For Teachers (active and retired)

Friday, April 19, 3–5pm

Perhaps best known for his viral YouTube slam-poetry performance, “What Teachers Make,” poet Taylor Mali knows all about the joys and challenges of teaching. That’s because he’s a veteran teacher himself.

This workshop will breathe fresh life into your teaching-writing process. Mali will share his classroom expertise, refilling your writing quiver with gems like Rhyme Time; Slam Poem Mad Lib; and Thing, Direction, and Discovery. You’ll receive a big dose of inspiration along the way. $50. Pre-registration is required.



Poet Taylor Mali

Performance, Q&A, and Book Signing

Saturday, April 20, 7pm

“Taylor Mali is a ranting comic showman and literary provocateur.” – The New York Times

If you love slams, performance poetry, live spoken word, or stand-up comedy, Taylor Mali is not to be missed. A stand-out performer who emerged from the poetry slam movement, Mali has appeared in the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam,” Slam PlanetSlamNation, and the Peabody Award-winning “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.” Mali has performed with such poet icons as Billy Collins and Allen Ginsberg and is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion. He is perhaps best known for his viral YouTube performance of “What Teachers Make.”

Doors open at 7pm with live music by the Ed Fast Trio, a cash/credit bar, and light refreshments for purchase. This special pre-performance hour offers time to mingle and explore the mural gallery to music before Taylor Mali'’s performance at 8pm. book signing will follow the performance. Books will be available for purchase at the event through the Curious Cat Bookshop.


Tickets on sale now.

Advance: $20

Door: $30

Students: $10

Special thanks to our AMPlifiers: Torrington Savings Bank and the Magnifico Family for their support of LIVE @AMP.


The Mad River Literary Festival

Founders Hall

Wednesday, April 17

CT State Community College – Northwestern’s Mad River Literary Festival is free and open to the public. This year, the festival features a juried student art exhibition, musical performances, readings, an open reading on the theme of “Becoming,” a book launch for the 2024 Mad River Anthology, and featured guest speaker Frederick-Douglass Knowles II.


You're invited! Sat. April 20th
Opening reception for First Ladies: Paintings by Tina Sarno

Dr. Jill Biden, Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Obama © Tina Sarno

The paintings of First Ladies are witty, expressive, and highly original--true to Tina Sarno's unique vision, taking inspiration from historical formal portraits, and using details about the lives of these women. Each of the paintings is an invitation to look deeper. 

If you can't make it to the opening, please feel free to stop by 8:30 am - 5 pm any weekday through June 28th (except Memorial Day.)



Celebrations of Blooms is a group art show all about flowers! In excited anticipation of our new Pick-Your-Own Tulip Garden, this art show revels in the beauty of blooms and the joy they bring every spring.

Celebrations of Blooms features floral paintings by Barbara Panico, Deborah Leonard, Laura Eden and Catherine Elliot.
Spring Hours: Fridays 12-6pm, Saturdays 12-6pm & Sundays 12-5pm
80 Lost Acres Road
North Granby, CT 06060

"Diverse Visions / Common Bonds"

Photography Exhibition by the N2 Critique Collaborative

April 3 - 28, 2024

We are nine photographers who have been meeting regularly as a critique group since 2015. We have each pursued a variety of photographic genre: portraiture, documentary, multimedia, landscape, narrative, and abstraction.

Meeting together we have been able to take risks, expanding the boundaries of our idea of photography. What joins our diversity of visions is a commitment to each other, to pointed and supportive critique, and to exploring together our individual approaches to photographic art. 

We have curated this exhibition to show both a coherent representation of individual work and the many ways photography has been pursued through our collaboration. 

Photographers in Exhibition

Larry Brink, Lora Brody, Bill Davison, Mark Farber, David Hiley, Carol Krauss, Helena Long, Vivian Pratt, Maria Verrier



Now through April 30th, Keffie Feldman, Chief Curator of the Mattatuck Museum, alongside artists Matthew Wood and Samantha Schwann, will donate $1 to Mission Blue for each museum admission purchased. Join us in supporting this cause during Earth month.

Mission Blue is an alliance of over 200 respected ocean conservation groups and organizations, which share the mission of building public support for ocean protection.

William Baczek Fine Arts


Group Exhibition

Michael Boroniec | Jana Brike | Sara Catapano | Jaq Chartier

El Gato Chimney | Matthew Cornell | Jeff Gola | Andrae Green

Laura Gurton | Andrew Haines | Charlie Hunter | Mallory Lake

Guy Larameé | Anne Lilly | Travis Louie | Susan Mikula | Rick Pas | Larry Preston | Scott Prior | Robert Sweeney | Eric Wert

Yin Yong Chun | Jamie Young | Chie Yoshii

Scott Prior, Autumn Roses in Window, oil on panel, 12 x 12", 30.5 x 30.5 cm.

Click image to preview exhibition.

For more information, please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or send us an email at info@wbfinearts.com. The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.

What's Going On - April 2024     


Attitude is Everything

the spring show @ The Gallery Upstairs

On view in the Gallery Upstairs through

May 22, 2024

Artists featured: April Black, Peggy Bloomer, Sandy Clifford, Benjamin Donaldson, Julia Eckman, Lesley Finn,Kathryn Frund, Lys Guillorn, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Mistina Hanscom/Tea Montgomery/Elle Dot Kay/Lotta Studio, Clymenza Hawkins, Lisa Kerezsi, kHyal, Ottlie Leete, Andres Madriaga, V.V. Aldebaran McEvoy, Ebony McKelvey, Alan Neider, Alexis Neider, Susan Robinson, Scott Schuldt, Olga Theuriet, Rita Valley, Kimberley Van Aelst, and Lydia Viscardi

The second event associated with LOOK BOOK:

Fashion & Fascism:

an evening with Gioia DilibertoBecky Conekin, and Debby Applegate

This event will be an intimate, limited seating affair

in the Music Suite on the third floor (adjacent to the Gallery).

Reserve your seat(s) by clicking here, please or

use the QR code on the flyer below;

we cannot guarantee a spot for you without an RSVP.

Box Top no. 68, paint + collage, 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches


I'm excited to be exhibiting18 new pieces from my Box Top Series along with a selection of the abstractions that informed this recent body of work. And I'm pleased to be exhibiting with these two women. I hope you can stop by and see this new work!


Deborah Freedman

Janice La Motta

Amy Masters

May 4 - June 9

Opening Reception: Sat. May 4th,


1053 Main Street

Fleischmanns, NY


1053 Gallery

Bouquet Blue/Green, oil on board, 6 x 5 inches

A Plethora of Plants: Real, Observed, Imagined

The curator of this exhibition has put together a terrific selection of works by 20 artists from the region. I will have 4 paintings from my Bouquet Series included among the wide breadth of paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, video art and more!

A Plethora of Plants: Real, Observed, Imagined

Curated by Marcy B. Freedman

April 6 - July 14

Hammond Museum

(R)evolution: Identity and Power in Puerto Rican and Diasporican Art

March 22 – June 8


The centerpiece and inspiration for this exhibition, which reflects upon colonialism and Puerto Rican resistance, is Miguel Luciano’s painting Cómo se dice Boricua en Inglés (1998), created in response to the centennial of the U.S. annexation of Puerto Rico following the Spanish-American War. The painting features a machete-wielding vejigante, the demon/trickster figure associated with the Loiza Aldea festival of Santiago Apostôl, in confrontation with Uncle Sam, alluding, together with smaller vignettes, to such issues as suppression of native language and culture, economic colonialism, and racial and ethnic stereotypes and hierarchies. Bringing works about these issues by other artists together with Miguel Luciano’s painting, the exhibition sheds light on Puerto Rico’s historic and contemporary challenges.


In addition to Miguel Luciano, other artists in the exhibition include Antonio Martorell, Juan Sánchez, Pablo Delano, Allora & Calzadilla, Yasmín Hernández, Danielle De Jesus, ADÁL, Omar Velázquez, and Ernest Lopez. A group of posters associated with the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) provide additional context.


This exhibition is supported in part by the Karen L. Chase Fund and a donation from an anonymous foundation.

Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut

Motion In Limine
Now through May 6
Whiting Mills, Winsted, CT


Artist Opps:

Next on the agenda for the Teaching Artist Hub is a workshop with Pilobolus Education Director Emily Kent in Pilobolus' partnering techniques and how to teach them safely and effectively.
This is a must-try experience for dancers, dance teachers, physical theater instructors, really any teaching artist interested in embodied work and physical connection.
The workshop will take place from Noon to 5 pm on Sunday, April 21 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Less than ten spaces remain available. If you want to get in on this, I highly recommend that you sign up soon at this link: https://forms.gle/41N75X1txLLD835X8

The Deadline is a few days Away!


Final Call for LAF Artists: April 15th

One Application for LAF Spring and LAF Fall

Eye on Video

Application Deadline Fast Approaching!

Application Information

We're Hiring

Come join the Real Team!

Real Art Ways is looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to join our team!

Come work for an awesome organization, plus free popcorn🍿 

Job Description and Application



We are currently seeking applications for two and four week residencies from January-June 2025. We welcome applications from artists of all disciplines, at all career stages, and from all walks of life! Applications are available in English and Spanish.

Our Fellowship opportunities for this open call include:

We also offer robust, partial financial aid to all attendees who need it. Simply fill out the quick financial questions at the bottom of your application and indicate whether you would like to be considered for partial need-based aid if you are not awarded a fellowship.

Applications due June 8th!


Papa Elisa Lucie

Call for entries!

Antler Editions is seeking art submissions for FIELD TRIP, a Summer Exhibit at the Elusie Gallery.

Submissions must reflect memories of the feelings/moments/places of our youth. We want the viewers to enter the gallery and be immersed in an environment filled with whimsey, nostalgia and wonder.

All medium will be considered, final approval will be decided based on diversity of subject/media, artistic merit, and size if space become an issue.

DEADLINE for submissions is June 13, 2024.

Please send submissions to Lisa Hersey at the email address below, including your name, your preferred pronouns, the town you live in, the media your work with; the title, dimension, and price of the artwork submitted, and a digital image of your submission. Multiple submissions are welcome, but acceptance will depend on total number of applications and space available.

Field Trip will be held at the Elusie Gallery (in Easthampton's Old Town Hall) form July 6th to July 27th. The Artists Reception will be on opening day, Saturday July 6th from 4 to 7pm, part of the monthly Easthampton ArtWalk.

More details Antler Editions's website, link below.

Website: antlereditions.com/fieldtrip

Contact: Lisa Hersey



18th Annual Exhibit for Emerging Masters

Open to current graduate students and MFA/MA/PhD degree recipients since January 2023.

Note: Manifest's board of directors has approved a special entry fee level for this project in order to make it more accessible to students.

Every year, Manifest offers an opportunity for current and recent graduate students to exhibit at our gallery in Cincinnati. This 18th installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their terminal academic degree in the field of art or design. Often, the most exceptional work comes out of these artists’ immersion in their culture of study and intellectual pursuit. Manifest’s goal, therefore, is to select works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career and justify the degree of Master. The full-color retrospective hardcover Manifest Exhibition Annual publication, a 'yearbook' for the season, will also serve as a visual documentation of these artists’ own benchmarks for years to come.

Final Deadline: April 21, 2024
For complete details and to apply online visit: 

Artists can submit up to 3 works for consideration. Juror TBD

All accepted artworks are eligible for cash prizes - awarded to the top 3 selected works.

Receiving Dates: Thursday, April 25th and Friday April 26th


Entry Fees: $15 for one piece, $25 for two, $30 for three

Unselected Pick-Up: Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd 12-7pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2024 6-9pm

Exhibition is on display until Saturday, June 15th 2024

Call for; Artists, Artisans, Crafters, Henna Artists, Face-painters, Psychedelic Art, Health and Wellness Providers. Early bird application deadline is now through May 12th with a discounted entry fee of $150.00. Applications received between May 13- June 16th fees are $175.00 and entries received after June 16th fees are $200.00.

The final deadline is July 1st.



Artist in Residence Application

Firehouse Gallery

Milford Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery is now accepting applications for its Artist in Residence

The residency was created with the intent of supporting aspiring or professional artists who are working to further establish their careers. MAC sponsorship of individual artists is intended to provide temporary support through the provision of low cost housing and studio space as a transitional opportunity.  This opportunity is for 1-2 years, and no longer than 4 years (*the sublease contract is reviewed yearly). 

The apartment will become available as early as February 1st, 2024.
The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2020.
A decision may be made before the deadline, based on suitable applicants.

113th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum

Online Submissions: March 30 - May 4, 2024


If you need help entering or have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at ctacademy.cafa@outlook.com or call 860-415-6177

Join the Worldwide celebration of MUSIC!

Make Music Day Connecticut

June 21, 2024

Communities across Connecticut will be participating in Make Music Day once again! Sign up to be part of the upcoming information and planning sessions.

If you've participated in past Make Music Day events or if you are just hearing about Make Music Day for the first time and want to learn more, these sessions are for you. It's a time for communities to come together to share ideas and plan for the big day.

Virtual (Zoom) sessions will occur on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 4th 10:00-11:00am
  • Thursday, May 9th 4:00 - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 4th 4:00 - 5:00pm

Registration is required for the information sessions.

Email tamara.dimitri@ct.gov for registration links.

Learn more about Make Music Day at makemusicday.org

*Call to Artists*
The Putnam CT Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will feature the work of 50-60 fine artists/artisans from New England, New York and New Jersey areas, including handmade, original painting, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, and so much more. This is an outdoor festival, and we encourage seasoned or new artists/artisans who create high quality work to apply.
Held at the Municipal Complex, 200 School Street, Putnam CT, visitors can also enjoy live musical entertainment, and the grounds are just a short walk from Downtown Putnam with more local award-winning: shops, galleries, and numerous fine restaurants. Admission is free for patrons.
Artists interested in exhibiting can apply via our CaFÉ application below. Most media are welcome including: painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture ceramics, wood, fiber, furniture, fine jewelry, drawing, mixed media.
Artists will have a 12x12ft space for a 10x10ft tent. Key dates are below, but all details are included in the Call application.

Save the Date!

September 28 + 29th, 2024

Display and sell your work

at our 4th annual Fine Art Festival

held on our grounds under tents.

We will have a Community Tent again this year for artists who wish to participate but do not have a tent..

Space is limited so register early.

Early bird registration rate for the event ends April 15th

Application details HERE

West Hartford Art League - 37 Buena Vista Road | West Hartford