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October 3, 2022


October: Brisk and bold


YOU are cordially invited to:
The Waste Management
Opening Reception at The Institute Library Upstairs Gallery 847 Chapel St New Haven

October 6th
from 5-8 pm

Waste Management:
Reuse, Reimagine, Repurpose
Organized by
Rashmi Talpade & Martha Willette Lewis

Oct 6, 2022 - Jan 14, 2023

Waste Management is an art exhibit of Collages and Assemblages made in response to The Climate Crisis. It fills the Institute Library’s Upstairs Gallery with Objects, images, poetry, books, and zines addressing Our World, Our relationship to Waste, Consumerism, Nature & Our Place in the Ecosystem. Sourced through an open call, this inclusive show features the work of dozens of artists from ages 6 to 80, offering visual meditations, commentary, and responses to the current situation.

Learn more about the show - click here

Noche Latina returns to University of Saint Joseph

as Noche Cubana, headlined by Ed Fast and Conga Bop,

in conjunction with the Art Museum at USJ’s exhibition

Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment 1971-2021


Noche Cubana kicks off at 7:00 p.m. in Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium, as Ed Fast and Conga Bop present Rumbafied!, an Afro-Cuban-inspired jazz, dance, and drum celebration. Known for their creative fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms and American jazz, in Rumbafied! Ed Fast and Conga Bop meld Rumba, the Afro-Cuban-based dance, percussion and song traditions that originated in the northern regions of Cuba in the late nineteenth century, with modern American and international music. The program includes new arrangements from the jazz, Broadway, and pop genres that have been “Rumbafied” through the infusion of Afro-Cuban instruments and dance rhythms.

Featured artists include:

Cynthia Soriano, New York city-based vocalist extraordinaire

Steve Davis, Grammy-winning international jazz artist.

Chantal Edwards, charismatic dancer

with Special Guest Artist:

Papo Pepin, legendary Latin percussion virtuoso

 Tickets are $15 for advance-purchase, general admission, and $20 (cash only) at the door. For tickets visit www.showpass.com/nochecubana.

Hoffman Auditorium is located in Bruyette Athenaeum on the campus of the University of Saint Joseph at 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT.

This event will be preceded by a reception with light refreshments, beginning at 6 p.m. The Art Museum will also be open during the reception and at intermission.

Judy Atlas
Meg Bloom
Joy Bush
Phyllis Crowley
Jennifer Davies
Roberta Friedman
William Frucht
Joyce Greenfield
Rita Hannafin
Barbara Harder
Sheila Kaczmarek
Kathy Kane
Esthea Kim
Tom Peterson
Ruth Sack
Michael Zack

For nearly 20 years, City Gallery has served as a collective of innovative, contemporary artists from the Greater New Haven area. It is a member-run gallery featuring a wide range of visual media: painting, sculpture, photography, papermaking, fiber art, printmaking, and mixed media. We hope you will stop by for the Opening Reception on Friday, October 7 from 4 - 6:30PM.

Shop-a-Latte Makers Market Sat. 10/8

Come by to see my latest artistic treasures!


The Coffee Spot will be hosting the Oct. Makers Markets on our front lawn. Similar to last year's Fiddlers Green Artisan Markets, the Shop-a-Latte Market will have local vendors' creations for you to browse, including books by local authors, artwork by local artists, jewelry, crafts, cards, and so much more. 10-2 pm

The Coffee Spot

750 Hopmeadow St

Simsbury, CT 06070






$10  470 James Street,New Haven 06513
Bear's Smokehouse New Haven Oktoberfest
Join us for our annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 8th here in New Haven. Big Dogs Axe Throwing, The Balkun Brothers, food, games, prizes beer & MORE! Tickets are only $10. Each ticket gets you entry into the fest and 1 delicious cold beer.

"Lord of Yrself: Paintings and drawings by Elisa Flynn" opens Saturday, October 8th
2 pm - 4 pm

Hi Anita,

You're invited to the opening reception for "Lord of Yrself: Paintings and Drawings by Elisa Flynn" on Saturday, October 8th from 2 pm - 4 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

"Lord of Yourself" © Elisa Flynn

The works in the exhibition are mystical in feel, and draw the viewer into landscapes populated by strange creatures. Traces of humankind and its destructive tendencies are seeded throughout.

Flynn was a longtime resident of the Danbury/Bethel area, now living in Brooklyn, NY. Elisa received a degree in Fine Art from SUNY Purchase in painting and printmaking, and has worked as a fine arts registrar for many years. She is a performing musician, and has exhibited her visual art in the Northeast and Callfornia.

She was one of the six co-op members who ran Gallery Thirteen on Library Place in Danbury in the late 1990s, and was a member of several musical groups in the area including Freak Baby and Jargon Society. From 2012 to 2020 she produced the music and spoken word series Tripeg Lobo, in Brooklyn, NY and New Haven, CT. 

The exhibition will be on view through December 23d. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. 

Please note, we will be closed on Monday, October 10th for Indigenous Peoples Day. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at 203-791-1474 or email me at gallery@stillrivereditions.com.


Left to Right: Neil Jenney, North America 1, 2001-09, Oil on Wood, Collection of the Artist; Neil Jenney, North America 2, 2002-04, Oil on wood, Collection of the Artist

American Realism Today
Now — January 1, 2023

Capturing scenes of the landscape and everyday life, American Realism Today celebrates the rich tradition of Realist art in America while reflecting the innovative spirit of our contemporary times. The exhibition encompasses more than 50 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, by a network of 20 artists working across generations, including Robert Lobe, Kathleen Gilje, Joseph McNamara, James Prosek, Faith Ringgold, and many others.

American Realism Today is curated by acclaimed artist Neil Jenney (b. 1945, Torrington, CT), who is known for his unique and influential brand of Realist painting, steeped in the landscape, people, and pastimes of America. The subject of a retrospective exhibition at the NBMAA in 2018, Jenney now returns to the Museum as artist-curator, presenting the first survey of contemporary American Realism made by the current New York scene in over half a century.


I am honored to have 3 book art pieces in the AOB once again!

"Zhen Xian Bao Scroll" by Anita Gangi Balkun 2022

River Valley Artists
Fourth Annual River Valley Art Tour
46 Artists, 24 locations, plus three art shows

October 8, 9, and 10, 2022, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

From riverside homes to funky art studios, works range from traditional landscapes to mixed medium abstracts. No cost.

Kick-off reception for the tour:
First Friday: October 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
The Space Gallery, 1 Main St., Chester
Artists on the Tour
View Tour Map

Announcement from the Institute Library | Looking Toward October 2022

The Institute Library Story Sharing Group Welcomes You to

Tellabration! 2022

For the 9th year running, the Institute Library is hosting Tellabration!, a celebration of oral storytelling.

The four Tellabration! workshops

and the final performances are all open to the public. Newbies & experienced storytellers: join in!

You may be intimidated or worried: Can I tell a story to a roomful of people? But the fact is, you tell stories all the time.

Talking to your partner about your day, telling your boss about a project you've been working on, telling your grandchild about what their parent was like as a child, telling your co-workers about what your cat did this morning, reading a favorite book to your students.

This is all storytelling!

What we do is give you a chance to hone your storytelling style:

Give it some zip, a kick, some oomph.

Tellabration! involves four workshops,

during which each participant chooses a story and prepares it for public telling.

Stories may be in any genre. Most people choose to work on a personal story but some might choose to retell a classic fairy tale or a bit of local folklore. After the workshops, those who choose to do so tell their stories at the Tellabration! evening performances. Tellabration! performances take place across the state of Connecticut;

this group's event will, for the 9th year in a row, be hosted by the Institute Library.


The Whole Story

Tickets to the series of FOUR WORKSHOPS are priced at two rates:

$45 for those not members of the Institute Library

$30 for active members of the Institute Library 

This ticket price includes entry to Tellabration! in November. 

Please use this link to purchase tickets via credit/debit card. 

Dates and Times: 


Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Thursday, October 27, 2022.

ALL at 7:00 p.m. at

The Institute Library 


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Thursday, November 3, 2022. 

Both evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Two evenings have been reserved to ensure time for all who which to present their stories. 

The Story Sharing group asks that all participants be masked and fully vaccinated for the workshops. Should ticket prices prove a hardship for you, please join in regardless: we do not wish to exclude anyone. 

If you cannot join the workshops, we hope that you will join the Tellabration audience on the evenings of November 2-3 and hear the workshop tellers tell their stories. Details will be forthcoming closer to the time.

Should you have any questions regarding the Story Sharing group's regular meetings or Tellabration!, please reach out to the coordinator, Arnie Pritchard: apritchard01@snet.net, or phone 203-804-4814.

The Institute Library• 847 Chapel Street New Haven CT 06510 • 203-562-4045 • www.institutelibrary.org 

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:00 Saturday 12:00-2:00

Cocktails and Curators: Work It!

Thursday, October 6, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10

Spend the evening at the Mattatuck Museum with Curator Keffie Feldman and women artists featured in Work It!one of the Museum’s fall exhibitions on view through the end of the year. Explore their pieces and hear about the process of creating the exhibition while enjoying themed cocktails created by a talented bartender from Litchfield Distillery.
Support provided by Art Bridges and Litchfield Distillery.

Register Here

Our next MATRIX exhibition is opening October 7!
Sign up for an opening artist talk to get a first look at
OCTOBER 7, 2022 – JANUARY 8, 2023
Thursday, October 6
5pm gallery viewing, 6pm artist talk
Free with required reservation.

Can't miss programs with Wee the People:
Join us in honoring Indigenous Peoples Day with this interactive workshop hosted by Wee the People of Boston!

Saturday, October 8th // 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Water Protectors: Exploring Indigenous Identity and Climate Change is a program that helps children and their families understand indigenous values, rethink how they understand land, and promote activism.

When kids look at maps of the US, they are taught to see its land and waters in terms of who owns or controls them. But what if there were a different way of seeing these places -- and what if that different way of seeing held the key to protecting our planet? In this interactive workshop, we explore the sacred connection Indigenous peoples have nurtured with water and land for thousands of years.

  • FREE program
  • Recommended for all ages
  • Registration required
  • Drop-in program
  • Open to the public
  • Location: Fuller Craft Museum Great Room
  • Learn more about Wee the People here

William Baczek Fine Arts


September 7 - October 15, 2022

Steve Cope

Jeff Gola

Charlie Hunter

Susan Mikula

Robert Sweeney

Matthew Cornell

Andrew Haines

Mallory Lake

Scott Prior

Jamie Young

Click image to preview the exhibition

Our 2022 Landscape Exhibition continues at William Baczek Fine Arts. Ten artists from across the United States are exhibiting their interpretations of the landscape in a variety of mediums, from oil painting, egg tempera, pastel, acrylic painting, and photography. These artists include Steve Cope, Matthew Cornell, Jeff Gola, Andrew Haines, Charlie Hunter, Mallory Lake, Susan Mikula, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney, and Jamie Young.

Visual Narratives by Brigid Kennedy

September 16th - November 13th
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 22nd, 2 pm
ArtWalk Gallery, 3rd Floor
Downtown Library
500 Main St.

Join us on the ArtWalk Friday as we kick off the 2022-23 season of exhibitions!

In response to rising global social/political turmoil, Brigid Kennedy felt compelled to develop a new, innovative  for her artistic practice, and for her viewers  body of work: healing and narrative paintings that chronicle the social issues of our time.

Learn more about Brigid and her exhibit HERE.

Penelope’s Odyssey to Premiere at The Bushnell October 20-21 

In order to be able to reach more of our community, we have moved Penelope's Odyssey to October 20 and 21 at the Bushnell's Belding Theater.

The project features underwater dance projected onto the Bushnell's backdrops, edited by Emmy Award Winning Director Ryan Glista and scored by international composer Jeph Vanger from Athen's Greece. Multiple videos are interspersed in the 90-minute, high energy, fast paced modern dance performance. The cast of seven men and women includes dancers from across Connecticut, New York and Italy.

"One of the most important parts of this collaboration is community - and for us, that means offering $5 tickets to Hartford Residents, Capital Community College and Trinity College staff and faculty. We have a long history in Hartford and with these educational intuitions.  We hope to collaborate with more organizations in Hartford as we emerge from the isolation and darkness of the pandemic." 

The code for $5 tickets for Hartford Residents is: STUDENT5 or HARTFORD5

Purchase Tickets Here

Contact: Katherine Plutnicki
Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone: 860-232-1006 x126
bitter melons / bitter pills
Joe Bun Keo
HARTFORD, CONN. Real Art Ways presents a solo exhibition by Joe Bun Keo. The exhibition is now on view through Sunday, December 11, 2022. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Sunday from 2 to 9pm. Admission is free. Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor Street, Hartford.

In his solo exhibition bitter melons / bitter pills, Bun Keo presents a new body of work that focuses on sentimental, cultural, and utilitarian values. Using found and altered objects, Bun Keo creates poetic installations and assemblages that are informed by personal experiences with mental health, debt, and Khmer (Cambodian) - American identity.

Five Points Gallery Exhibitions

The Virtual Artist Talk has been POSTPONED to

Friday, October 14th, at 6:30 PM

Click here to register
Visit our Website

Five Points Gallery will be receiving digital artist submissions throughout the month of October for 2023/2024 exhibition consideration.

For more information visit our website.

Learn more

Artist Opps:

The 4th Annual Five-Themes Project 
One Puzzle, Five Galleries, Many Solutions...

THE FIVE-THEMES PROJECT: For this season Manifest has again created a very special set of exhibitions calling for participation—the Five Theme Project. The project will be made up of five concurrent interrelated thematic shows that will be presented at Manifest from January 27 - February 24, 2023. The five interrelated themes allow for visitors to the gallery to uncover a story, connections between works and the separate shows, and discover a 'whole' that is even more compelling than the individual works that make it up.

This will be the fourth in what has become a much-loved annual concept. This year we explore a spectrum of places and lenses through which humans relate to their more personal world.

Submission deadline: October 16, 2022
For complete details and to apply online visit: 

email info@manifestgallery.org with any questions

An International Call for Works Made Using Casting Methods, Molds, Stamps, or Forms

CAST|molded is a call for works made using casting methods, molds, stamps, or forms. The exhibition is open to a very wide range of applications of this theme, and any work of art or design that employs a form of casting, molding, stamping, or other form-based manipulation of materials to create primarily three-dimensional work will be considered. Works that explore the boundaries between 2d and 3d, such as relief work, are also most welcome.

Submission deadline: November 27, 2022

email info@manifestgallery.org with any questions

Open Studios

Sunday, October 9

2:00 until 5:30 pm.

Meet the artists in or around their studios and then join us for select presentations and refreshments.

Click here for details and FREE tickets.

A Special Day at I-Park:

Celebrating the

20th Anniversary of Mie’s Trail

Saturday, October 15

11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

You’re invited to take a self-guided meditative walk through the largest continuously maintained site-responsive art installation at I-Park.

Click here for details and FREE tickets.

I-Park, P. O. Box 428, East Haddam, CT 06423