Sunday, October 21 2012

Format: 2014/11/27

Sunday, October 21 2012

The Presidency vs. the Supreme Court

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN senior legal analyst and expert of the Supreme Court, will discuss the relationship between the presidency and the Court. 


"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.


Connecticut Ballet presents 'Alice in Wonderland'

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.


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.


Eastern Connecticut Symphony Opening Concert with Peter Frankl, Piano

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.

The first concert on October 20th is sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony with the soloist supported by Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. The program begins with Kenneth Fuchs, Atlantic Riband, a salute to the grandeur and glamour of the age of the passenger ship when it was the sole mode of transportation between America and Europe. (Mr. Fuchs will be present and will share the pre-concert chat with the Music Director, Toshi Shimada.) The guest soloist, Steinway Artist, Peter Frankl, will play the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 for the 100th time in his extraordinary 50 year long career. Mr. Frankl has appeared all over the world with all the great conductors past and present. The final piece on the program will be Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet: Orchestral Selections. Single tickets for this concert are available at $27-$60 through the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Office at 860-443-2876 or on line at: beginning September 10. Subscriptions are now on sale through the ECSO office. For further information access our website: or visit us on Face Book. 

Lecture Series with David Dunlop: “Moving the Boundaries of What We Know, the Story of Art”

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




Quartets and Octet in October

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.


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.


NTDTV International Vocal Competition Concert

NTDTV International Vocal Competition Concert, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave  New York, October 21, 2012, $58, $78, $98, $118, Hotline: 212-247-7800,


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 in Concert

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!


The Library Project

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!

When: October 20–21, 27–28; November 3–4 Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sundays at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where: Ives Main Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven

Tickets: A very special THANK YOU to our generous sponsors who have underwritten a large portion of our tickets so that we are able to maintain our commitment to a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN ticket policy. Please help make A Broken Umbrella Theatre accessible to all by giving what you can per ticket. Online reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The Box Office will be open at the Ives Main Branch, 133 Elm Street, one hour prior to each show for day of show stand-by tickets. The play is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Running Time: 105 minutes



Colchester Civic Orchestra and Choir Pops Concert


Fall into a world of popular music and movie delight as the Colchester Civic Orchestra and Choir (“CCO”) present its annual fall pops concert! 
The concert will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the Colchester Town Hall, located on 127 Norwich Avenue.
CCO is also seeking new singers and musicians of all skill levels, and we encourage anyone who is interested to please join! We welcome all instruments, but we are in special need of strings and percussion.
The choir meets on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the orchestra meets on Thursdays from 7:30 9 p.m. All rehearsals are held at the William J. Johnston Middle School in Colchester, CT. For more information about concert dates, events, or joining the orchestra, please check the website at