Sunday, October 28 2012

Format: 2014/12/25

Sunday, October 28 2012

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation


Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln’s signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.



Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln’s signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.


Legends and Hauntings

Saturday, October 27     6pm

Sunday, October 28    6pm

$8 per person

Get chilled to the bone on this walking tour that explores haunting legends and folklore as night descends. Hear about body snatching in the cemetery, ghost legends at the Tavern and stand on the site where wary townsfolk tested alleged witches in the 17th century.


"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.


Signed, Sealed & Delivered – Open to the Public

This popular event returns with over 500 4"x6" original works of art in all media - paintings, prints, photographs, collages.  A special sale of small works by Silvermine Guild artists, faculty and well-known friends to benefit the Silvermine's public programs.  An element of mystery adds to the fun; the artist's signature is on the back, visible only after purchase.  All works sell for the incredible price of $50.  Buy three and get a fourth free.

DATE:            Sunday, October 28, 2012

TIME:             3 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



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.


West Hartford Hauntings

This fall, West Hartford Hauntings will return for its eighth year of exciting and frightening cemetery tours. The event offers lantern-lit, theatrical, nighttime tours of the Town's North Cemetery. The museum will stage the event on the nights of October 20, 26, 27, and 28. Tours begin every 15 minutes from 6-8:45 p.m. each night (Sunday tours: 5-7:45 p.m.).

The event takes place at the North Cemetery on North Main Street in West Hartford. At the main gate, tour goers will meet their guide, who will lead them through the cemetery by lantern-light. 
Each year, the museum's staff researches new and exciting tales to tell about past residents of West Hartford. 

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.


Community Partners in Action Annual Resettlement Brunch & Auction

Join Community Partners in Action to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Resettlement Program, which assists women in successfully transitioning back into the community after incarceration.  Hosted by the Pond House Café, the brunch and silent auction will honor Sister Nancy Audette, founding ‘mother’ of the Resettlement Program.  Halloween costumes are encouraged!

For more information, please contact:


Deborah Rogala  |  [email protected]  |  860.796.8222 or Opal Ellison  |  [email protected]  |  860.522.7400




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.


The Four Seasons Plus presents Duo Mydo

The Four Seasons Plus Concert Series at Emmanuel Episcopal Church ( The Little Church in the Wilderness)  presents Duo Mydo. Douglas Bruce, Organ; Myriam Hidber Dickinson, Flute, both from Switzerland. Music by Mateo Albeniz, Daquin, Gluck and much more. Sunday afternoon, October 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. 50 Emmanuel Church Road, Killingworth, CT 06419. Admission, $15, Seniors and Students $10, Children free. Reception after the concert. For information or directions call 860-663-1109 or visit


"Attack of the Space Nymphos from Uranus" auditions

Hole in the Wall Theater in New Britain is holding auditions for a January-February 2013 production of Attack of the Space Nymphos from Uranus, an original play by Bill Arnold that pays homage to the Sci-Fi movies of the 1950’s.

Auditions are Sunday, October 28 and Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at South Church, 90 Main Street in New Britain. Rehearsals will run November-December.
Looking for 6 women, ages 20’s – 40’s, 6 men, ages 20’s – 60’s, and 1 robot (!)
IMPORTANT: Actresses will want to review the character descriptions at prior to auditioning as there are specific physical/height requirements for certain parts.
For more information regarding the play, including character descriptions and a copy of the script, please go to

"Footnote", presented by the JCC of Greater New Haven

The JCC of Greater New Haven is proud to present "Footnote", as part of the Shoreline Film Series.

NOTE: The event will NOT be at the JCC, but at Madison Art Cinemas.

Father and son Eliezer and Uriel have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. Eliezer is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work, while Uriel is an up-and-coming star in the field. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country,

the tables are turned. Would a son sabotage his father for his own glory?

Written and directed by Joseph Cedar.
Winner of the 2011 Cannes Award for Best Screenplay and Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film

"A piercing satire, a poignant family drama, and an investigation of the competing claims of honesty, loyalty, ambition, and love." - NY Times

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

9:30 a.m.: Refreshments
10:00 a.m.: Screening and Q&A



Halloween Haunted Habitat: Science Gone Wild

This annual haunted house, held at the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center (156 Prospect St., Wethersfield, CT 06109), provides spooky and educational fun for children of all ages. The haunted house will be open Friday, October 26th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, October 27th from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 28th from 1p.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $4 per person and games cost 50 cents each. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center. For more information contact the Nature Center at 860-529-3075 or visit the Friends’ website,, or Facebook page.


Los Trovadores de America

Hartford-based mariachi band Los Trovadores de America will sing Spanish and English music in an early celebration of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This event includes dinner with the concert. Reservations are required and should be directed to Iguanas Ranas at (860) 346-8630