Friday, October 5 2012

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Friday, October 5 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



Matthew Garrett: Recent Photographs & Gerald Saladyga: Landscapes 2008 – 2012

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.


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



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:

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, [email protected]



Noche Latina 2012 presents the Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble


proudly presents....

The Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble
Friday, October 5, 2012
6 p.m. Art Exhibit
7 p.m. Performance

Saint Joseph College
Bruyette Atheneum-Hoffman Auditorium
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT


Featuring Flamenco guitar Masters VAL RAMOS and JOSE RAMON RAMOS, Spanish Flamenco singing sensation ALFONSO CID, and Flamenco dancer MELINDA MARQUEZ, and the musical talents of ASHLEY JONES on violin, CARLOS HERNANDEZ CHAVEZ on bassl and MATT MOADEL on percussion.


Jane Doe No More Book Launch

Nationally recognized advocate and speaker Donna Palomba adds “author” to her resume with the September 18, 2012 release of her new book, “Jane Doe No More: My 15-Year Fight to Reclaim My Identity – A True Story of  Survival, Hope and Redemption.” The release will be celebrated Friday, October 5, 2012 with a reception at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), Technology Hall, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT. The event, which begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7p.m., is free and open to the public. Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary and NVCC President Daisy Cocco DeFillipis will be featured speakers at the celebration.


“Jane Doe No More” opens with a masked intruder entering Donna’s home on a late summer night in 1993. What follows is the riveting account of her brutal sexual assault and her long journey to justice: it took eleven years for police to identify her attacker. Along the way, Donna battled not just the stigmas facing all sexual assault victims, but an incompetent crime-scene investigation and detectives who did not believe her story. Donna’s relentless strength and determination led not only to the arrest and conviction of her assailant, but also to procedural changes in the local police department, a change in Connecticut state law, and the formation of Jane Doe No More, Incorporated, a national non-profit dedicated to improving the way society responds to victims of sexual assault through community education, training for first-responders nationwide, and programs for survivors (


“Jane Doe No More” co-author M. William Phelps is an investigative journalist, the star of Investigation Discovery’s Dark Minds, and the best-selling, award-winning author of more than twenty non-fiction works. The book will be available for purchase at the October 5 celebration; proceeds from the sale of the book that evening will be donated to Jane Doe No More, Incorporated. Donna Palomba will read from the book and be available to sign copies.


The event is sponsored in part by the Office of the President, NVCC; the NVCC Women’s Center; the NVCC Office of the Associate Dean; Jane Doe No More, Incorporated. NVCC hospitality students will prepare a selection of hors d’ouevres, and have donated wine for the event. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact [email protected]



Banned Books Read Out

Freadom to Read 2012

Banned Books Week has grown into a premier literary event and national awareness and advocacy campaign around censorship.

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a Banned Books Read Out on Friday, October 5th from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Come in and listen to our readers who will be reading selections from books which have been banned or challenged in schools or libraries across the country.

Also please stop in to view our banned books display and enter our drawing for a chance to win our $25 gift certificate.

Read a banned book today! 


Music Beneath the Stars

8 p.m.

Yale’s Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium, 355 Prospect St., New Haven, CT

Hear the Haven String Quartet perform the music of Terry Riley, Osvaldo Golijov and Arvo Part under the stars in a beautifully choreographed program presented by the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at Yale University.

Suggested donation: $10. For more info, see or


“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.