Tuesday, October 2 2012
Join us on Tuesday nights for free swing lessons & dancing at Sidebar!
7:30 - 8 pm Beginner Lesson
8 - 10:30pm Dancing
$3 suggested donation
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Hartford Underground is a non-profit organization which promotes vintage swing dancing and has been preserving lindy hop, charleston, balboa, & blues in Hartford since 2007. Check out our website, www.hartfordunderground.com, for additional info.
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.
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
Matthew Garrett extracts his imagery from unremarkable environments, isolating the visual murmurs of our surroundings. The images themselves don’t rest in one place--or on one thought--as they bounce from the slightly cryptic, to the strictly abstract and over to the plainly beautiful, before returning to more vernacular descriptions in which things are exactly as they appear to be.
Gerald Saladyga sees landscape painting not as a romantic representation of the past, but as an ongoing inspiration from an ever-changing environment. His current series of landscapes began in 2008 and culminated in 2012 with a present a view of the planet as a cartoon of itself, perhaps too real to be funny or too unreal to be taken seriously.
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
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.
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.
A Persistent Passion: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou : 1870- 1976 Places in a One Hundred and Six Year Life
A solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976. Featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life.
Old Town Hall Museum, 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT. September 27, 2012 – January 31, 2013. VIP Opening night reception, rsvp required: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Public reception follows immediately from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Gallery hours: Wed, Thurs, Fri, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Check website for weekend hours, guided tours, and art lectures.
Lora Eberly Ballou was born in 1870. Queen Victoria was halfway through her reign, and Lora’s parents were discussing the assassination of President Lincoln and the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was President of the United States, women could not vote and the horse and buggy was the family car. By the time of her death in October of 1976, Ballou had witnessed: the Spanish-American War; World Wars I and II; the Korean and Vietnam conflicts; the inventions of the telephone, light bulb, and plastics; women gaining the right to vote and access to equal pay; minorities achieving civil rights and in transportation the mass producing of automobiles, commercial airlines and a spaceship landing men on the moon.
"She was a women who was, at one and the same time, both of her time and ahead of her time; on the one hand, comfortable with her "traditional" life but always creating room for her "aspirational" life", writes Sophia Gevas in her essay, A Persistent Passion: The Art of Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976.
Lora created hundreds of paintings in her life time when it was difficult for any woman to pursue a passion for her painting, and as the world dramatically changed around her, she spent much of her 106 years doing the thing she most loved-creating images of her surroundings on canvas.
Lora gave many of her paintings away to friends, hospitals and museums. Over 30 paintings are still in the possession of her grandson, Stamford resident, Bob Phillips who has, along with his wife, Pat, generously sponsored the four month exhibit that will open on September 27th. “The genesis for this exhibition came while attending the celebration of Governor-elect Malloy at the restored Old Town Hall. My wife Pat commented on its appropriateness as an art gallery and the benefit to Stamford Downtown if it became an exhibition hall. That night Lora Eberly Ballou-artist materialized as we reevaluated her paintings for a public viewing”.
Sandy Labriola, owner of Labriola Frame and Art Gallery beautifully restored the paintings that will be on display along with an assemblage of personal effects and the historical timeline, “Places In a One Hundred Six Year Life”. The timeline, researched by co curator, Valerie Cooper, incorporates important historical developments, political, social and scientific contributions along with the evolution of women’s rights and accomplishments that occurred during the life of Lora Ballou and is the basis for the creation of a teachers professional workshop and partnership with the Stamford Public School System that will allow tours for middle and high school students. The Stamford Garden Club will also offer tours. Information on scheduled tours, lectures and workshops and also weekend hours for the duration of the exhibit can be found at
www.LoraBallou.com or call Valerie Cooper at 203-977-8203.
PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou is sponsored by Robert M. and Patricia C. Phillips and supported by the City of Stamford, Michael A. Pavia, Mayor and Old Town Hall Redevelopment Agency; co curated by Valerie Cooper, Art Consultant and Appraiser and Lina Morielli, Artist/Arts Advocate. Exhibit catalogue essay by Sophia Gevas. Art Restoration by Labriola Frame and Art Gallery, graphics by Connacher Design and Marcel Biro Design.
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