Friday, October 19 2012

Format: 2014/09/22

Friday, October 19 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.

 

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.

 

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 newhavenarts.org.

 

 

Night: (1947 -2015) A Sculpture-in-Residence Program

Featuring first sculpture in residence: Ken Price, Doola (2011) On view September 22 – November 30, 2012

Open Thursday – Monday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $30, including tour of the site.
 

 

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: http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/Content/PAUL_QAYSI_A_SEA_OF_PATTERNS.asp

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

860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.edu

http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/Content/Art_Exhibits.asp

 

 

Eye for an Eye

Join us at Wesleyan's 2012 homecoming weekend on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. for an open reading of the play "An Eye for an Eye," by Linda Napoletano MPhil '12. "An Eye for an Eye" tells the story of Bangladeshi immigrant and hate crime victim Rais Bhuiyan. Mr Bhuiyan was shot in the face by Mark Stroman in the wake of the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, but, after recovering from his injuries, fought to save Stroman from execution. The Hartford Courant reported the story of Mr. Bhuiyan’s January visit to Glastonbury High Schoool on January 6, 2012 - read the story at http://articles.courant.com/2012-01-06/news/hc-muslim-immigrant-glastonb...!

 

Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND MOVIES!!!
FREE SNACKS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
INTRODUCING A NEW FILM SERIES:
“FUNAMATION” (8-14 YRS.)
Friday, October 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. (Ages 3-7)
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.-1:30pm, Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St.  (Ages 8-14)
FREE FOR KIDS 3-18yrs. All films have English subtitles so all children are welcome.
Now in its third year, in addition to Latino themed films, “Tiny Tots” and the “Young Globetrotters” series, the festival introduces a new film series called Funamation! The film festival will also have cultural performances for kids.  *Please see website for detailed information: www.ghclff.com
 

 

“Performance Now”

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Closed November 21 through November 26, 2012

“Performance Now,” curated by RoseLee Goldberg. is an exhibition that will debut at Wesleyan, and show how performance has come to be at the center of the discussion on the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. Bringing together some of the most significant artists working today, this exhibition surveys the most critical and experimental currents in performance over the last ten years from around the globe. Segments of the exhibition featuring video, film and photography, by artists including Marina Abramović, William Kentridge, Clifford Owens and Laurie Simmons, will be showcased in Zilkha Gallery. The exhibition also extends to a film series, selected by Performa film curator Lana Wilson '05. 

 

 

Friday Dinner Theatre Package- 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

Friday Dinner Theatre Package: Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to the Opera House) and a ticket to the 8 pm performance. Only $71.

 

 

Howl-O-Ween

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring an “Urban Legends” Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include FREE face painting, and of course, CANDY! Don’t miss this frighteningly good time! Admission is $8 per person in advance, $10 per person at the gate. Event recommended for children ages 6-12, however, some of the “scarier” activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8+.

 

Different Strokes of Tough Love at UNH

WEST HAVEN, CONN. - When a friendship is formed based on a mutual commitment to painting, a door for collaborative communication opens.

Tough Love explores how color juxtapositions and brush strokes assert a physical presence. Cat Balco’s work explores undulating patterns that feel welcoming and airy, while Megan Craig’s paintings accumulate directional strokes that allude to denser forms. Opening night is October 19 at 6 p.m. in Seton Art Gallery and is free to the public. The exhibit will be run through November 2.
 
“This show is about painting as a reflection of friendship,” says Craig. “It is not always clear where one painting ends and another begins, as with friends who finish each other’s thoughts.” 

 

Cat Balco received her M.F.A. in painting from the Yale School of Art in 2007, where she was

the recipient of the Helen Winternitz Award in Painting and the Gloucester Landscape Painting Prize. Her work is included in the White Columns registry and she is an Associate Fellow at Morse College at Yale University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Hartford Art School/University of Hartford.
 
Megan Craig received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 2007 and her B.A. from Yale in 1997.  Craig has exhibited nationally and internationally with recent solo shows in New York, Connecticut, Florida, and Germany. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Art at SUNY Stony Brook, in Stony Brook, NY.
 
For more information contact: Laura Marsh at lmarsh@newhaven.edu, Dodds Hall, Seton Art Gallery, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516