Sunday, October 21 2012
Jeffrey Toobin, CNN senior legal analyst and expert of the Supreme Court, will discuss the relationship between the presidency and the Court.
One (1) Hour Historical Walking Tour
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
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.
Lewis Carroll’s classic book comes to life as a ballet by Artistic Director Brett Raphael (a Hartford premiere). Join Alice as she journeys to meet the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, and the Queen of Hearts….Children will be able to meet the characters in the lobby of the theater following each presentation. Two performances at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on October 21, 2012.
Running time: 75 mins.
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.
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.
The 66th season of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concerts begins on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 8 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center in New London, conducted by ECSO Music Director, Toshiyuki Shimada. The six concert series stretches from October to April. Each performance is preceded by a pre-concert chat at 7 p.m. for those ticket holders who wish to attend. Free post-concert receptions for members of the audience feature free champagne and goodies along with a chance to meet the conductor, the soloist, the musicians, and mingle with friends old and new. Enjoy a full evening out.
In this lecture, David Dunlop explores how we represent what we know. How do we recognize something? How do we convert recognition on to canvas or paper? How can we expand the limits of knowledge by creating new categories? This brief history of art takes us through our adventure in picturing for the past 50,000 years and reveals how we are the same. Here is a look at how art can show us what we have never imagined to be true, to be present, and to be all around us. Here is how art works on us and comes out of us.
For tickets call (203) 966-6668, ext. 2 or order online
The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund's Shepherd Music Series at Collinsville Congregational Church begins its 2012 - 2013 season with Quartets and Octet in October on Sunday, October 21, at 4 p.m. Two of America's finest string quartets, The Jasper String Quartet and The Jupiter String Quartet will present a program that includes Franz Joseph Haydn, Quartet in F major, op. 77, no. 2; Alban Berg, Quartet, op 3.; and Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings in E flat major, op. 20. The concert is free and a reception will follow the performance.
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Roger Clarke, the Fund's first treasurer and a lover of classical music.
The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fine and performing arts. Donations to the Fund, including employer matching gifts, may be made at the concert or sent to: MSMAF, Inc., c/o Collinsville Savings Society, P. O. 197, Collinsville, CT 06019. For further information please contact the Fund at MSMAF, Inc. 16 South St., Collinsville, CT, 06019.
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 http://www.brownstonepark.com for news on all of your favorite events and activities.
NTDTV International Vocal Competition Concert, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave New York, October 21, 2012, $58, $78, $98, $118, Hotline: 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org.
Tenor Marcello Giordani will sing on the concert.
"The greatest leading tenor of his generation!" - Opera News
G. Puccini: "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot
G. Verdi: "Libiamo" from LaTraviata
E. Curtis: "Tu Ca Nun Chiagne"
R. Leonvacallo: "Stridono Lassu" from I Pagliacci
W. A. Mozart: "Come Scoglio" from Cosi fan tutte
G. Rossini: "Pour notre amour" from Guillaume Tell
G. Verdi: "Tacea la notte placida" from II Trovatore
G. Bizet: Chanson du Toreador, from Carman
V. Bellini: "Ah, per sempre io ti perdei" from I Puritani
Donald Alfano, pianist, performs selections of J.S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, Franz Liszt, and Isaac Albeniz. Dr. Alfano is an educator and author who performed, taught, and lectured in a variety of venues in the US and abroad. He is currently an adjunct professor of Music at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he teaches Music History and Appreciation and Latin and Caribbean Music. Light refreshments will be served. Drop in!
This fall, visit the Ives Main Library for The Library Project, an after-hours, choose-your-own-adventure style, original theatrical experience. Celebrate 125 years of the New Haven Free Public Library with the award-winning ensemble A Broken Umbrella Theatre. From puppetry to song to dance, new stories and spectacles await you around every corner. Travel with performers from room-to-room and see the public library like you have never seen her before!