Thursday, October 11 2012

Format: 2014/09/20

Thursday, October 11 2012

"Out of the Woods - the Story of Cornwall's Forests"

 The exhibit uses historic photographs, artifacts, and first-hand accounts to explore 260 years of Cornwall’s relationship with its forests, showing how and why the town transformed from forest to farm and back to forest. The exhibit will also explore changing attitudes about the forest, from the 18th century view of woods as a source of timber to more recent concepts of the forest as a setting for recreation and as a vital ecosystem.


Lisbon Farmers Market

The Inaugural season of the Lisbon Farmers Market will kick-off on Thursday June 28, from 3:30pm until 6:30 pm on the grounds of the Lisbon Community Center (The Barn). It is located a tenth of a mile south of the Lisbon Town Hall on Burnham Highway (Route 169). It will run every Thursday evening through early October. The Lisbon Farmers Market will have a variety of vendors offering fresh, locally grown produce, eggs, meat, honey and dairy products as well as a variety of artisans selling quality hand-crafted items. Lisbon resident Donna Harris will be the Market Master. Please plan to stop by the Lisbon Farmers Market to help support our local farmers and pick up some fresh Connecticut grown products for your family. If you would like information on becoming a vendor, please contact Donna Harris at 860-608-2050,email or visit us on Facebook.


Pueblo Pottery; Stories in Clay Exhibit

In the Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico and eastern Arizona, the Pueblos, a people spread over 19 communities, continue to practice their ancient art of pottery-making.  Descendents of the Anasazi, the Pueblo People, still use the traditional coiling methods and decorative patterns that have distinguished their work for centuries..

This exhibit compares and contrasts the unique style of each Pueblo community and highlights individual artists who have shaped this timeless craft.

 The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm* and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm *      *Last admission 4:30pm



An eclectic mix of new exhibits to open at Silvermine Arts Center in September

A new series of work reflecting the uncertainty, vulnerability and hope for restoring today’s cultural climate in 2- and 3-D media.  The series title also alludes to the artists family name before it was Anglicized in the early 1900’s to better fit into American society.  Close examination reveals hints of lace designs in her artwork, an emblem of a long-held family business.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

September 23rd through November 3rd, 2012



“The Knockers Club: A Silvermine Beginning”

In the ongoing celebration of our 90th year, the historical exhibition will highlight selections of works from the founding members of Silvermine Arts Center.  Included in the exhibition will be works by such artists as Daniel Putnam Brinley, Solon Borglum, Berhard Gutmann, Howard L. Hildebrandt, Murray McKay, Addison Miller and Charles Rieffel.

DATE:      September 23rd through November 3rd, 2012

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Wallace Nutting: A Search for New England's Past


The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will host a lecture featuring celebrated historian and scholar William Hosley on Thursday, October 11, 2012. The lecture will be preceded by a wine reception (by donation) at 6 p.m.
During his lecture, Hosley will discuss the colorful life and career of one the Colonial Revival period’s strongest proponents during his lecture:“Wallace Nutting: A Search for New England's Past.” At the beginning of the 20th century, Wallace Nutting (1861-1944) emerged as a popular photographer whose pictures of farm life, rural beauty, old houses and colonial interiors earned him a national reputation. As a leading spokesman for the Colonial Revival and Country Life Movements, Nutting rapidly expanded his involvements to include antique furniture collecting, reproduction-furniture manufacturing, and the writing and publishing of books on New England travel and antiques. According to Hosley, no other figure in the 20th or 21st centuries did more to advance the study and public awareness of early-American life. Hosley’s lecture provides an overview of Nutting's remarkable career, from his beginnings as a minister in Rhode Island, through his years in Connecticut—where he first achieved national recognition—to his final years at the helm of a vast Colonial Revival business empire in Massachusetts.
William Hosley is the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, and an independent scholar, cultural resource consultant, planner, writer and photographer. As the former director of both the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks, he cared for a chain of historic attractions throughout Connecticut. Previously, as a curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Atheneum, he organized major exhibitions including “The Great River: Art & Society of the Connecticut Valley” (1985), “The Japan Idea: Art and Life in Victorian America” (1990), “Sense of Place: Furniture from New England Towns” (1993) and “Sam & Elizabeth: Legend and Legacy of Colt's Empire” (1996). As an expert in heritage tourism, Hosley has studied hundreds of museums and heritage destinations around the country. He has lectured throughout the country and served as a content specialist for PBS, BBC and CPTV film documentaries. He has also written articles for Connecticut Magazine, Boston Magazine, Antiques, American Heritage, among others. He is a member of The Hartford Courant’s PLACE board of contributors and a founding member of the advisory committee of Connecticut Explored.

Five Course Meal

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents an exhibition of works by Connecticut artists Joan Fitzsimmons, Laura Barr, Alexis Neider, Barbara Marks, and Lisa Hess Hesselgrave.


The exhibition will take place at Katalina’s cupcake shop at 74 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, and will be on display from September 10th until November 2nd, 2012. Katalina’s is open to the public during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  


An artists’ reception is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served, including cupcakes, of course!


The exhibit will feature artwork that revolves around the theme of food, including colorful and playful paintings of indulgent breakfasts and black and white photographs of emptied glasses. The exhibition, curated by our Director of Artistic Services & Programs, Debbie Hesse, brings together all the abundance and the lack that the theme summons within all of us, roughly three times a day.


This exhibition will also complement the Arts Paper’s September issue “The Art of Food,” which will highlight local culinary talent, delve into international eating trends, discuss food documentaries, and goes behind-the-scenes in the article “The Ballet of Service.”


For more information about this exhibition and the Arts Paper, call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788. High-resolution images are available upon request.


The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, publisher of The Arts Paper, is a regional nonprofit arts agency that provides leadership to and advocates for member artists and arts organizations and connects them to one another, to audiences, and to the Greater New Haven community. Visit the Arts Council online at



Sounding the Silence & Memory and Transformation

Amy Browning’s exhibit, SOUNDING THE SILENCE, contains new work that is an exhilarating revelation of order within disorder.  Pre-ordained rules yield to the mysterious needs of the canvas. The title and theme for Joe Saccio’s exhibit, MEMORY AND TRANSFORMATION, stems from his discovery when working on a four foot by twenty-foot section of a hollow black oak tree trunk. The artist divided the old hollow trunk into three six foot sections and split each vertically to create three triptychs, or three open books revealing the old tree’s inner life and history.


Paul Qaysi, “A Sea of Patterns”

In today’s anarchic media flux, governments and traditional media empires have lost much of their power to dictate what we see and believe.  This erosion is the subject of Paul Qaysi’s recent work in which he scavenges, cuts, pastes and animates digital images from a variety of sources, interrogating the production of authority and truth.

The Arab Spring uprisings flared up with the aid of digital technologies and social media.  Investigating these historic events in “Actual Dots,” Qaysi recycles, connects and dismantles official images of recently overthrown dictators. Portrait stills captured from YouTube are reduced to dot screens. The screens shift and dots enlarge, evoking newspapers, bullet holes and abstract painting. The more close-up the images of these corrupt leaders, the more meaningless they become. As the photos disintegrate, the floating dots form moiré patterns that briefly resemble Islamic tile designs, and we hear a multi-track sound collage of passionate crowds. By making a shorter version of the videos available for download as a screen saver, Qaysi invites viewers to look closer, participate and even celebrate in the corruption of these official images.

In “Drawdown,” an official photo of armed U.S. marines exiting a destroyed building, the soldiers slowly melt before our eyes in animated layers–but the ruins behind them remain. Digitally isolating the soldiers, Qaysi animated a single frame. Primed by video games and film on how to react to this type of image, we expect sudden violence, but Qaysi elects a slow-burning approach that gives viewers time to think, time we usually do not spend before a single photo of this kind.

Attuned to temporal questions, Qaysi investigates the speed of world events, and our understanding of them and their long-term effects. He incites viewers to consider how we receive the news, what we choose to view, and the blurry line between information and entertainment.

Paul Qaysi was born in 1963 in Baghdad, Iraq, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.F.A. in sculpture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and M.F.A. in Program in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College-International Center of Photography in New York, NY. Exhibitions include Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York (2012); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (2012); Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York (2010); DUMBO Arts Festival, New York (2010); JGS Forward Thinking Museum, location?, (2009); 25 CPW Gallery, New York (2009); ICP-Bard MFA Studio, Long Island City, NY (2009); and Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York (2009).

Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall

Screen time schedule will be posted and updated at:

The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office.

Hours: Mondays- Thursdays 8:30am-6pm & Fridays 8:30am-4pm.

For more information please contact:

Matthew Weber, Art Curator




Impressionist Salon Workshop

Popular in 18th and 19th century France, a “salon” was a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host held to amuse one another and increase knowledge through conversation and painting.

The Darien Arts Center, with a bold cry of vive le France, brings this idea to modern day Darien with the introduction of two Impressionist Salon Evenings to be held in October.
Hosted by artist and DAC teacher Vicki French Smith, attendees can spend one or both evenings in the DAC’s spacious Visual Arts Studio amongst friends new and old.  The casual and creative environment will be alive with good conversation, good food, and the excellent company of friends and neighbors. As the night progresses, participants of all skill levels will learn, practice, and enhance painting skills with Vicki’s demonstration and step by step instruction, creating paintings inspired by Monet himself.
All art materials and a catered supper will be provided with registration. Guests are invited to bring a beverage of choice. The class costs $100 for both evenings, or $60 for just one; October 4 and 11, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Email or call the DAC office at 203-655-8683 to sign up.

Power & Progress Business Women's Symposium

Join us for an empowering evening as we explore five financing strategies for women business owners with Susan Coleman, Co-Author of  “A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms”.


Lisbon Farmers Market Harvest Festival


Join us Thursday October 11th for our end-of-season Harvest Festival

Enjoy our vendors’ seasonal fruits, veggies, pumpkins, preserves, crafts, dairy and more!


·         Regular Vendors

·         Special Vendors

·         Children’s Activities

·         Bonfire

·         Basket Raffle

Market Hours 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

At Lisbon Meadow Park in Lisbon

This event sponsored in part by “Just Breakfast n Things” (corner of River Rd and Newent Road)


Teen Nights - Something's Afoot

An old English mansion. A raging thunderstorm. Ten strangers. Murder, mystery, music and comedy abound when the guests disappear one by one – knocked off by cleverly fiendish devices. Join the fun as Miss Tweed the amateur sleuth sets out to solve the crimes…but the butler didn’t do it! With songs like “I Owe It All To Agatha Christie,” it’s a zany whodunit for all to enjoy. October 5 – December 9, 2012

Age Rating: PG

Teen Nights: Oct 10 & 11, 7:30 p.m.; Oct 12, 8 p.m. Each adult who buys a regular-priced ticket on the specified dates may purchase a $15 ticket for a teen age 12 to 18. Meet the Cast after the Fri, 10/12 performance for autographs.