January 30, 2021

 Time to get back to 

"Go Out...See Art!"


It has been WAY TOO LONG and artists and art venues need our support!!  Hope you are finding your way to relaxation and peace through artistic outlets, wether you're watching a beautifully produced movie, listening to a local musician's new CD or struggling to find the perfect piece of paper for your latest collage....all good ways to get through this challenging time.  

WASH. MASK. DISTANCE.
BE WELL. MAKE ART.








Essential Workers Week | FREE Admission 

The NBMAA is honored to offer FREE admission to all essential workers and their families during the week of January 27 to 31. 
Reserve timed tickets at nbmaa.org/visit.
Reservations
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New BritainCT 06052














Ruth Sack will be at the gallery on Sunday Jan 31st from 2 - 4pm.
All visitors are required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.
City Gallery, 994 State St. New Haven. (203) 782-2489

Saturday Jan 30th and Sunday Jan 31st:  2 - 4 pm - last weekend for this show.
Go to Website for 'quarantine' work by gallery artists - www.city-gallery.org


















Exhibit January 22 - February 27, 2021
Virtual Artist Talk: Friday, February 05, 6:00PM
Moderated by Jessica Fallis

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Or schedule an appointment

FIVE POINTS GALLERY
33 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
860.618.7222

















River Valley Artists




Denise Hartz, "Deep End"

New Art for New Show
January 30 to April 18, 2021

Earth and Fire Art Studio
2 Main Street, Essex, CT

Gallery hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm

earthandfireartstudio.com


















Where do I know you from?

On view now. An online solo exhibition of work 
by artist Rafael Concepcion.

On View Friday January 29th - February 27th
Rafael Concepción's "Where Do I Know You From?" becomes a visual investigation; a narrative of pieced-together of moments that would otherwise escape a traveler’s eye. In this body of work, Rafael takes us with him on his persistent journey of trying to get to know this island, Puerto Rico, and the disconcerting unfamiliarity he feels in a foreign place that he holds such emotional and familial ties to.   














AN ONLINE EXHIBTION!
Last year, participants from all over the world collaborated to create one VERY long drawing using the theme "Under the Sea!" We're so excited to share that this online exhibition is LIVE now on our website!
 
VIEW OUR INFINITE SKETCH
More than a stand alone art project, Infinite Sketch is a way of connecting with people from all around the world. We're working on a really cool book that will bring these sea creatures to life. Stay tuned for more details to come!













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REGISTER HERE

The webinar will provide:

  • Information on the vaccine and what it means for the arts going forward
  • Planning a performance – how to write a plan and what to include
  • Protecting everyone – the legality of waivers, testing, vaccinations, mask-wearing













William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, Massachusetts is pleased to announce our 25th Anniversary Group Exhibition. The exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, February 3 through Saturday, March 13, 2021. In accordance with social distancing guidelines, there will not be a public reception for the 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 11 am - 5 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.































Spoken Word
Amanda Gorman | Roar | Moth GrandSLAM
Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem "The Hill We Climb" caught everybody's attention. Here she tells a personal story at "The Moth GrandSLAM" in 2017, the same year she became the first National Youth Poet Laureate.

Did you know Real Art Ways has a monthly poetry event in collaboration with Riverwood Poetry? Learn about the February 9 event HERE.










The Wadsworth is open and operating at a limited capacity with timed entry. Hours are Fridays; noon - 8pm, Saturdays & Sundays; noon - 5pm. Reserve your tickets at my.thewadsworth.org. Guided tours are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We care about your safety. Masks, social distancing, and a contactless temperature check required. Check our website for more information on how we are preparing for your visit. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to stay social.
FEBRUARY


VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK
SONYA CLARK'S BLACKENED AND BLEACHED

Thursday, February 4
Noon
Artist Sonya Clark uses the Confederate Battle Flag to examine how the symbols of white supremacy and slavery haunt us. Join a brief presentation about the concept anchoring the Wadsworth's recent acquisition of Sonya Clark's Blackened and Bleached (2015) to consider how Clark challenges the resonant power of the Confederate flag and how her interventions complicate history, conservation, and preservation. Co-Sponsored with the Costume and Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum. Free. Register via thewadsworth.org.
Janna Israel leads a 2019 adult learning session
ART HISTORY THROUGH THE WADSWORTH

Virtual Program
Sunday, February 7
10-11am
Learn about important moments that have been enshrined or underrepresented in the history of art through specific works of art in the collections of the Wadsworth with Janna Israel, Adult and Academic Programs Manager. This virtual series takes place over five Sundays, January 10 through February 7. Registration payment covers all five sessions. $10; $5 members. Advance registration required via thewadsworth.org















MATT By Night: Virtual Music Bingo
Thursday, February 11, 8:00 to 9:30 PM
 

Can you name hit songs from the past six decades? Purchase a bingo card – or a few – and join us on Zoom for hits from the 1960s to today. As we play the songs, mark them off on your bingo cards. Get 5 in a row? Call out BINGO or type it in the chat!

How do I enter?
The entry fee is $5 per bingo card. Entries can be purchased here!

How do I get my bingo cards?
At checkout, choose whether you’d like to receive your bingo cards in the mail (must be purchased by Monday, February 8) or if you’d like to print them at home.

How do I win?
Join us for the event via Zoom. As the songs are played, listen and try to remember the name of the song. Mark off the songs you identify on your bingo card. Once you get 5 in a row, call out BINGO or type it in the chat! There will be 5 prizes handed out throughout the night for BINGO winners to choose from, which include:

  • Prize 1: A Bottle of Litchfield Distillery Bourbon and 4 Canned “Litchfielder” Cocktails (Local Pick-up Only)
  • Prize 2: Gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Prize 3: Timber & Thyme Assorted Gift Box with Handcrafted Hand Sanitizer, Soap, Candle, Lip Balm, and Body Butter
  • Prize 4: Mattatuck Museum Mask & Sustaining Circle Membership
  • Prize 5: Two tickets to Murder Mystery, Vol. 7 on Thursday, April 22
Register Here













UPCOMING EXHIBIT

Freedom Journey 1965:

Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein

January 28 - June 5, 2021

 

This exhibition from the New-York Historical Society features Stephen Somerstein’s stunning and historic photographs documenting the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March in March of 1965.

We are seeking volunteer gallery attendants for this upcoming exhibit. Volunteer gallery attendants will be responsible for monitoring the exhibit space in approximately 2.5 hour shifts.

Learn more here or apply here!

Stephen Somerstein, Young civil rights marchers with American flags march in Montgomery (detail), 1965. Courtesy of the photographer.

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   NEW YEAR - NEW DANCE


Originally scheduled to premiere in October 2020 but paused due to COVID, Penelope’s Odyssey will now be shared through a series of access points. A limited number of tickets will be available for an in-person fundraising performance at Hartford Stage on February 12, 2021 and then premiered virtually on February 20, 2021. Audiences will experience a first glimpse of this piece in process including impressive costume and set design, as well as stunning dancers that have fought to work in their art form despite the many hurdles of the past year. 


Friday, February 12, 2021

Fundraising Performance $55

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Virtual Premiere film access $25
Ticket includes viewing access to film for 10 days

 

Bundle for both events $75
Ticket prices include a donation to SPDC

 

Hartford Stage | 50 Church Street | Hartford, CT

Tickets | www.soniaplumbdance.org
All current COVID guidelines will be followed for the February events.















Navigation: Lake Erie - Great Lakes

Timothy Frerichs has spent the past 25 years using his artwork to address the impact humans have on the environment. His current work addresses human activity as the dominant influence on the environmental problems plaguing Lake Erie and the Great Lakes system. It is important to Frerichs to create his work as sustainably as possible. He sources materials locally and often finds creative ways to use the objects he has picked up along the coastline of Lake Erie.
Frerichs is a Professor of Art in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at SUNY Fredonia.


February 12, 6pm: Virtual Artist Talk and Exhibition Tour
February 25, 7pm: Timothy Frerichs in conversation with Dr. Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at the Biology Department, Environmental Sciences Program, The State University of New York at Fredonia


























"Abstractions: Shadows & Runes"
is now on view in our gallery




 Joy Bush's photography exhibition "Abstractions: Shadows & Runes" is now on view at the Gallery at Still River Editions through March 26th, 2021. The exhibition is viewable online anytime, or in person 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday

“Each image is a meditation, a time to pay attention to things that speak to me as well as to make a connection with my surroundings. Inevitably, something that might easily have gone unnoticed shows itself, becomes important, and rearranges the familiar.”

We welcome in-person visitors to our gallery and ask that only 1-2 members from the same household visit at once. If you come in and notice there is someone in the gallery or at the front counter ahead of you, we kindly ask that you wait outside or in your car until they leave. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If anything changes in the coming weeks, we will post updated information on our website.  

Still River Editions

128 East Liberty Street
DanburyCT 06810














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StiMardi Gras goes virtual on February 16 at 7PM!
Join us for a FREE celebration of the New Haven Free Public Library's role as a vital source of connection in our community.

The event will feature:

  • Appearances from local literati
  • A conversation with extraordinary poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, and Reginald Dwayne Betts
  • A presentation of the Library's Noah Webster Award to Elsie B. Chapman
  • And surprise guests and announcements! 

We are honored to welcome Cave Canem co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady for a keynote conversation with New Haven's Reginald Dwayne Betts.

 
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Cave Canem is the nation's home for Black poetry, founded in 1996 by Derricotte and Eady, beloved, award-winning, nationally distinguished poets. It supports emerging African American poets through a summer retreat, regional workshops, a first-book prize, annual anthologies, and events and readings across the country. Betts is a Cave Canem fellow.

New Haven Free Public Library Foundation
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510  

www.nhfpl.org









Artist Opps:


"Double Vision"
A National Juried Exhibition
In-Person and Online
We are seeking artwork that touches on two ways of seeing things or that encourages an open mind and heart—or simply art that makes you look twice or examine it more closely. The double vision could involve a diptych or two media or a mix of time periods. Have fun with the theme and surprise us with your interpretation! Open to all media, 2D or 3D.
March 5 - 28, 2021
Reception: Friday, March 5, 6-8:30 pm









Are you colorful enough to stand out from the crowd?

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the international exhibition PAINT 2021.

This is an international exhibition of artists who employ paint as an integral part of their work. Vitality, diversity, skillful execution, experimentation, and new directions will be its distinguishing elements.
Silvermine Galleries is honored to have Michelle Y. Loh be the juror/curator of this exhibit. She is a New York based art advisor, gallery director, and curator. In 2017, Loh established Boers-Li Gallery, New York space on East 81st Street. She managed the gallery and represented Boers-Li NY at international art fairs including Frieze New York Frieze Masters London, Art Basel Miami, Art Basel Hong Kong, and FIAC in Paris.


Entry Deadline: Thursday, March 11








Wearable Art Exhibit

Juried Multimedia Exhibit

Arts Center East is putting the spotlight on fashion in our Wearable Art exhibit. From textiles and hats, to repurposed trash fashion, jewelry, hair art, or fashion photography, we want to see your creativity and self-expression through wearable mediums. If it’s fit for the runway, it’s a fit for our exhibit. Show us your best looks!

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 3


This exhibit will be hung in the gallery, HOWEVER there is the option to have your work included ONLY in the virtual gallery. 

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 3
Jury Results:
 Sunday, February 7

Accepted Artist Drop off: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2:00–6:00pm, Friday, Feb. 12, 2:00–6:00pm, Saturday, Feb. 13, 10:00am–2:00pm

Exhibit Dates: February 19–March 13
 
If you have any questions about how to enter, please email us at info@artscentereast.org.









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The Voice of Art is inviting emerging and mid-career artists to our new entry call for “Two/Three-Person Exhibition 2021” at the Virtual Gallery and select Venues.  TVOA seeks artists whose works that share personal meaning or interpretation of any ideas or themes as a body of artwork, bringing their discoveries into light through their artistic sensibilities.  Selected artists will be invited to a Two or Three-Person show for a six-week duration.

 

Up to Ten 2-D artwork in ANY medium, style, and subject matter will be considered by TVOA Jury.  

The entries MUST be submitted in digital format via email.      









Manifest Gallery

ENTRY DEADLINE: February 10, 2021
(gallery exhibit)

DRAWN 2021
An International Call for Works of Contemporary Drawing

In honor of the original spirit of the founding ideals of Manifest, the gallery launched DRAWN almost a decade ago as an annual exhibition marking the organization's 10th season. DRAWN seeks to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today. DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).

This exhibit has no expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria is that works must qualify as drawing, including that which tests the boundaries of the discipline.

Submission deadline: February 10, 2021
For complete details and to apply online visit:
 http://www.manifestgallery.org/drawn

email info@manifestgallery.org with any questions


 

ENTRY DEADLINE: February 12, 2021
(gallery exhibit)


METAL
An International Call for Works Made of or about Metal

Historically magical, metal holds its place in human history alongside such formative catalysts of civilization as the taming of the dog and horse, agriculture, electricity, and even DNA. But, as we know, not all metal is created or perceived equally. Metal is yet another generally ubiquitous category of materials, so pervasive as to be taken for granted on a daily basis. Manifest is interested in how artists elevate, observe, depict, and characterize metal in the art of today.

With this exhibit Manifest invites artists to share their works that are either representations of, feature prominently, or are made primarily of metal. 

Submission deadline: February 12, 2021
For complete details and to apply online visit:
 http://www.manifestgallery.org/metal
email info@manifestgallery.org with any questions




Greater Hartford Arts Council Make Music Hartford Committee - Deadline February 5
Do you have ideas for how to bring community together through music? Help plan Hartford's participation in the international celebration of Make Music Day by joining our #MakeMusicHartford committee! 

Make Music Hartford is part of the international celebration of Make Music Day, which takes place in over 1,000 cities and towns across the world on June 21. Our committee plans and puts their work into action with a passion for local music.

Fill out our brief application by February 5 to be considered. 
Questions? Contact Amanda Roy, Director of Community Impact at aroy@letsgoarts.org