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Voices in Power: A Spoken Word Event
Saturday, February 25
Location: 169 Henry Street, New Haven CT 06511
Free and open to the public
NXTHVN presents our second annual Black History Month spoken word event, Voices in Power, hosted by our 2022-2023 High School Apprentices. Voices in Power showcases the power and impact that Black voices have had in America, and the Black diaspora.
This gathering includes performances by some of the top spoken word artists from around the country, along with our very own High School Apprentices: Ashlynn, Issac, Laurianne, Victor, Assiata, Bri, Luca, and Ryan.
Please join us in person for this special event!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
FEBRUARY 25 @ 11 AM-5 PM
Celebrate Black History Month at The MATT with a scavenger hunt to find art pieces from Black Artists, collages inspired by Alma Thomas, and a meet and greet with The Masters of the Bee, the first all- black Ultimate Frisbee Team in the United States, recently inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame.
Schedule of events:
- 11 AM — Museum opens, scavenger hunt all-day
- 1-5 PM — Black History Month Celebration
- Alma Thomas Art Activity
- Who's Who? Prominent Black Figures
- 3 PM — Master of the Bees presentation and Q+A
All activities/programs are included with admission. FREE for Waterbury Public School Students, use code ENRICH23 at checkout.
Announcement from the Institute Library | February 2023
Join local author Lary Bloom
in our Biography Room
Saturday, February 25, 2023
from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
yes it WAS scheduled for earlier, but now it's 4:00 till 6:00
Blame Your Operations Manager for Discombobulation and Confusion.
Lary Bloom's latest book is an
open-hearted, opinionated set of essays dedicated to
to the city of New Haven.
I'll Take New Haven
(Antrim House, 2022) is a collection of stories and observations that will
ring true to local readers.
Lary Bloom has been a writer and editor in Connecticut for decades, and is well known to many members of the community. His essays appear frequently in The New Haven Independent, presenting his wry, affectionate perspective on life in New Haven.
Bloom's most recent book before this was a biography of artist Sol LeWitt. Over the years he's written many books, but none as directly personal as this collection of essays.
Come hear Lary read from his work, discuss the book, and talk about life in New Haven with you.
Compare notes, engage in banter, have a good time.
Light, locally-sourced refreshments will be served
at this casual event.
No RSVP is required, and this event is free and open to all.
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
Join the artists of Gallery One as we celebrate the beauty of the quiet season in our Winterlude exhibit. This is the final week to see the show on view through Feb. 26 at the La Grua Center.
Artists include: Ann Knickerbocker, Diana Rogers, Jill Vaughn, Karen Israel, Michael Fanelli, Paul Fitzpatrick Nager, Rick Silberberg, Rosemary Cotnoir, T. Willie Raney, and Victor Filepp. La Grua Center is located at 32 Water Street in Stonington, CT. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from 1-4 pm or by appointment at 860-535-2300.
For more information, visit our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Gallery New Haven
Now through April 15, 2023
[Voicings] wonders about the conditions, capacities, and powers of voices to utter sounds, words, and signs. The exhibition is inspired by the numerous asides, coughs, stutters, glitched signs, and breaths from on-screen vocalizations and calling devices over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic—at a time when embodied voicings seemed rare if not impossible. Works by artists Mira Dayal, Dominique Duroseau, JJJJJerome Ellis, Nikita Gale, Christine Sun Kim, Amiko Li, Gordon Hall, Joseph Keckler, Matt Keegan, and Sahra Motalebi meditates on the pluralities and slippages of voices. Voicings tremble in ongoing collectivity amongst vibrating vocal cords and also hold vibration, or vibrato, with one another. They speak from the page in between brackets, live in the motion of fingers and the creaking positions of bodies, and shape language collectively.
Artspace New Haven
50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT 06510
The Illustrated Accordion
Online and In-person February 3 – March 24, 2023
Monday - Friday 10 - 5 p.m.
Extended hours February 3, from 5 - 8 p.m.
Reception March 3 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Amber Paris, Pandemic Journal- May 2020, 140lb cold press, watercolor, fabric, cotton thread, lokta paper, binder board, 2020, $180, 5.5”x5.5”x3”
Roziya Rustamova, Taste of Central Asia, Mixed, 2023, $150, 3x4
Each year the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) sponsors a non-juried exhibition The Illustrated Accordion, showing in the KBAC Gallery in spring. Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form.
Gil Scullion: “Look At Me, Look At You”
February 6 - March 16
Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gil Scullion’s exhibition “Look at Me, Look at You” features work from his 2021 series of the same name. “Look at Me, Look at You” is one part of a multi-part project dealing with a sense of existential paralysis in the face of what seem to be social, political and geophysical inevitabilities titled “I Saw It Coming But Stood There Like A Jerk Anyway.” This set of stenciled spray paintings contains single and repeated patterns of a suited male figure peering outward through handheld binoculars. The gallery installation of serialized surveillance images by an unknown observer is inherently unnerving and offers insights into authoritarian critique. Confronted with a multiplicity of images the viewer is out numbered and immediately put on the defensive. However, when viewing an individual rather than a multiple figure composition, the act of looking transforms into a more intimate mutual act. In this perspective the reciprocal gaze connects with more convergent cultural, philosophical, political, and psychological references and associative interpretations.
The Elusie Gallery is switching things around for its traditional February Group exhibit, by having Words being the featured elements of the exhibit, and Images taking the supportive role.
Writers, poets and other wordsmiths will display written material on the walls of the gallery, in a variety of ways, all having Passion as the theme.
Landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley
February 15 - April 1, 2023
We invite you to view Robert Sweeney's solo exhibition,
Landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley
on the gallery's YouTube Channel.
A slideshow of Robert Sweeney's solo exhibition, Landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley, has been recently added to the William Baczek Fine Arts YouTube channel. The exhibition includes paintings specifically of the Connecticut River, but also of the farmlands, marshes, and the towns, cities and industrial landscapes created by the effects of a major river. This exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, February 15 through Saturday, April 1, 2023.
Scroll down for a new month of amazing art and exciting programs!
MATT PAWESKI / MATRIX 191 WITH JARED QUINTON
Free with admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.
Saturday, March 4
The lushly colored surfaces and crisp machinelike forms in Matt Paweski’s works often suggest functionality, yet they emerge from an intuitive, manual process of drawing, cutting, painting, reconfiguration, and experimentation. Curator Jared Quinton will discuss how Paweski’s background in fabrication informs the artist’s practice and can expand our idea of contemporary sculpture.
Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
Mark your calendar for 2 upcoming exhibits. Bring a friend and join us for our opening receptions! The Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery,
Manchester Community College
Diversity in Weaving: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
March 9-April 19
Opening Reception: Friday, March 10 2:30pmHans Weiss Newspace Gallery
Manchester Community College
Manchester, CT https://www.manchestercc.edu/hans-weiss-newspace/The Mallett Art Gallery, Capital Community College
Works by the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
March 7-April 14
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 22 12:00pmThe Mallett Art Gallery
950 Main Street
Hartford CT 06103
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8am – 8pm, Fri. 8am-4:30pm, Sat. 8am-1:30pmhttps://www.capitalcc.edu/hhp/mallett-art-gallery/
Howard el-Yasin: Specific Matter Artist Talk
HARTFORD, CONN. Real Art Ways will present an artist talk with Howard el-Yasin on Thursday, March 9th at 6pm. Specific Matter is an exhibition of el-Yasin's sculptural installations. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, March 19th. Gallery hours 2-9pm Wednesday-Sunday. Gallery admission is free.
Howard el-Yasin will discuss his artistic practice and delve deeper into Specific Matter at Real Art Ways. The gallery installation includes an immersive suspended piece comprised of thousands of baked banana peels sourced from the artist’s community.
Says el-Yasin, "This body of work is an accumulation of two of my ongoing collection practices: banana skins and dryer lint. Both materials are raw and residual, insofar as they are often discarded as waste by people. For several years now, I've been collecting banana skins and dryer lint from people I meet, from friends and family - as well as from my own household."
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Creative Alloys: The Boston Metals Scene closes June 4, 2023
Riotous Threads: Fiber Works from Gateway Arts closes June 25, 2023
Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art closes April 23, 2023
Daniel Jocz: Permission Granted closes May 14, 2023
Making History: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection closes September 3, 2023
Amy Genser: Shifting closes December 3, 2023
Artist Call: The Crossing
The Crossing: A Juried Exhibition is open to all artists and mediums. We hope to receive artists' best and most recent work.
The Crossing will be juried by Charles Reyburn
It is also an opportunity for new artists from across other bridges and geographical barriers to get involved with Hygienic Art and downtown New London. Works must not exceed 60" in any direction, suitably ready for hanging and sculpture no more than 50lbs.
*****ALL ART MUST BE READY TO HANG - PROPERLY FRAMED & WIRED FOR GALLERY DISPLAY*****
Artists can submit up to 3 works for consideration. Juror Charles Reyburn. All accepted artworks are eligible for cash prizes - awarded to the top 3 selected works.
Receiving Dates: Thursday, March 16th, 2023 from Noon to 7 PM & Friday, March 17th, 2023 from Noon to 7 PM
Entry Fees: $15 for one piece, $25 for two, $30 for three
Unselected Pick-Up: Thursday, March 23rd 2023 from Noon to 7 PM & Friday, March 24th, 2023 from Noon to 7 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Exhibition is on display until Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
The West Hartford Art League
SAVE THE DATE!
September 9 & 10
Outside - on our grounds!
Artists: details and apply HERE
Artists, live music, food trucks
and a kids corner!
"Litchfield Art Festival" Returns in June!
Free and Open to the Public
Fine Art & Functional Art
Prices Will Go Up AFTER Mar. 15th
One Application for LAF Spring and Fall
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 31, 2023
(annual emerging masters exhibition)
MASTER PIECES 2023
17th Annual Exhibit for Emerging Masters
Open to current graduate students and MFA/MA/PhD degree recipients since January 2022
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 just for current and recent graduate students to exhibit at our gallery in Cincinnati. This 17th 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 serve as a visual documentation of these artists’ own benchmarks for years to come.
Submission deadline: March 31, 2023
For complete details and to apply online visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/masterpieces
709 Hartford Turnpike Vernon, CT
Our Still Lifes Exhibit is open and looking for submissions! All information is listed below!
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2023
Jury Results: April 1, 2023
Exhibit Dates: April 22–May 13, 2023
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm
and viewable online www.artscentereast.org/still-lifes
SUBMIT YOUR WORK ONLINE
In the 19th and early 20th century, Rockville, CT was home to the renowned still life artist, Charles Ethan Porter. Porter not only studied art at the National Academy of Design in New York City, he was one of the first Black artists to exhibit there. He was the only Black artist at the turn of the century who painted still lifes. His work can be found in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, as well as several private collections.
Creative Capital 2024 “Wild Futures” Grants Info Session
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
We’re excited to let you know that the Creative Capital 2024 Grant Cycle Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact will award grants up to $50,000 per artist project. The application is open March 1–31, 2023—only 6 short questions and takes less than one hour to complete!
ART IN THE ORCHARD 2023
Hear, hear! And spread the word!
The call for entries to the 7th Biennial Sculpture Exhibit at Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton is out!
Click on the image to access more information and to apply.