Sunday, October 14 2012

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Sunday, October 14 2012

ArtBra New Haven 2012

ArtBra New Haven announces its second annual live runway show of art bras, auctioned for the benefit of under and uninsured patients at the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

A Champagne Brunch will be held at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, CT, sunday October 14, 2012 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  Fine artwork created and donated by noted artists based in the greater New Haven area will also be displayed for purchase.  Doors will open at 10:30am.

NPR's Bruce Barber will once again be the MC and auctioneer.

ArtBra 2012 will honor Dr. Nancy Cappello, founder of Are You Dense?, in recognition of her legislative advocacy for women with dense breast tissue.

ArtBra New Haven seeks to provide a creative emotional outlet for breast cancer patients, survivors and their supporters, and to make a signifigant financial contribution to fighting the disease.

For more information, to submit an art bra or other artwork, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation, please visit our website

Contact: Gaye Hyre (203-397-7955)  Thank you very much!



"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.


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.



To begin its 7th season, the CT Z'mirah Chorale conducted by Kevin Mack, will hold an OPEN REHEARSAL on Sunday, October 14, at 7 p.m. at the Whitney Center in Hamden. We are an active group that sings Jewish choral music of all types, in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. We are looking for more singers in all voice parts -- all are welcome, some choral experience is helpful. This is not an audition.  


Souper Bowl Sunday

Imagine savoring delicious, home-made soup out of a hand-made bowl of your choice.  And don't forget to grab fresh bread and a glass of cider.

Visit with friends, watch demonstrations, and listen to live music. The best part is, you'll get to take your bowl home filled with memories of an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. 

Circle the date on your calendar!

Sunday, October 14th Noon-3 p.m. at the Washington Art Association, Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT.    

Rain or Shine.

To make reservations online go to or by phone at (860) 868-2878.  But hurry, only 150 spaces available.



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.


A Month of Bash The Monster At Brownstone Park

PORTLAND, CT – October, 2012. Bash It the entire month! Bash-the-Monster month was so popular last year, Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park is doing it again with fan favorites like the Bash-the-Monster Pumpkin Launch, Day & Night Zip Lining and Night Rock Climbing beginning Saturday, October 6.

Rock Climbing and Zip Lines will be open Saturdays & Sundays from noon to 9 p.m. These are dry zip lines. Guests will not get wet and can enjoy a unique opportunity to zipline at night.

Brownstone encourages all guests to celebrate the season by wearing Halloween costumes. All month features include the very popular Bash-the-Monster Pumpkin Launch where pumpkins are launched from a catapult. Each pumpkin launch costs between $3 to $5 with proceeds going to the local food bank.

The Third Annual Pumpkin Chunkin' Contest will be held Saturday, October 27th at no extra charge to participants. Reservations are suggested to ensure enough pumpkins are available to launch and costumes are optional. For more information or to reserve your pumpkins, call 866-860-0208. You can also check out Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park’s website at for news on all of your favorite events and activities.


Stone Wall Building Workshop

Dry Stone Wall Building Workshop - Oct. 13th and 14th

This two day, hands on workshop on the art and craft of building a dry stone wall will be taught by master stonemason, Andrew Pighills at Stonewell Farm in Killingworth, CT. Pre-registration is required. Open to participants 18 years of age and older. Cost is $300.

Registration forms are available by contacting the workshop administrator at or by calling 860-322-0060.



Booksigning: What's Wrong with Ordinary? by Donna Marie Merritt

What's Wrong with Ordinary

Donna Marie Merritt will sign copies of What's Wrong with Ordinary? Sunday, October 14th at 2 p.m.


In the third volume of the Poetry for Tough Times series, Merritt revels in life, finding delight in the minutiae and myriad details that make for ordinary.

"Donna Marie Merritt takes us through times of stress, worry, and everyday routines with honesty, insight, and humor. Each poem maintains a brisk pace and presents a lively marker that, like bits of daily bread, can help readers out of a dark wood into the light." -- Mary Harwell Sayler: Poet

Merritt is the author of Job Loss: A Journey in Poetry and Cancer: A Caregiver's View the first and second volumes in the Poetry for Tough Times series.


Ridgefield Folk with The Nields

Join us for Ridgefield Folk at The First Congregational Church with singer/songwriters The Nields.  Folk-rock sister act Nerissa and Katryna Nields grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and in the back seat of the family car. Originally part of the full band The Nields, Nerissa and Katryna have gone on to together produce fifteen CDs, three books, a DVD, a thriving children’s music educational empire, four children and two husbands (one apiece). The siblings will “delight audiences of all ages. 

This concert takes place at the First Congregational Church, 103 Main Street, Ridgefield. Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Library and are given out starting at 1 p.m. on the day of the show.  Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m.