Sunday, October 7 2012
The Network Against Domestic Abuse announces their 5th Annual Fall Foliage Car Show. Bring your favorite baby to the Sun Valley Resort in Stafford Springs from 11-3 for some great fall weather and some beautiful cars of all ages. There will be trophy's up for grabs and goodie bags for the first 250 cars registering. Great food, music, laughter and fun! Close the season in style all the while contributing to a cause that effects each and every one of our communities.
Prof. Ladewig, of the Univ. of Connecticut Political Science Department, will examine the presidential electoral process fro a political science standpoint.
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
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 City of New Haven invites you to our FREE Columbus Day Festival on Sunday October 7th from 12 to 5 p.m.. The festival will take place in Wooster Square Park. There will be plenty of children's activities, live bands, the Taste of Connecticut vineyards wine tasting, Arts & Crafts, and a lot of interesting food! Please visit our website for updates, festival specials, and discounts at www.CDFESTIVAL.COM, or call Andy Ross at 203-641-4666. Plenty of free parking!
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.
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.
The 39th season of the Collomore Music Series in the historic Chester Meetinghouse opens on Sunday, Oct. 7 with baritone Timothy McDevitt, who has recently gained recognition winning the Metropolitan Opera’s New York District Competition and as a finalist in the Paris Opera’s Atelier Lyrique Competition. With a 2011 master’s degree from the Juilliard School, McDevitt’s Chester concert is this year’s Barbara and Edmund Delaney Young Artist Concert. His active recital schedule also includes recent New York appearances at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie (Weill) Recital Hall. Tickets for the 5 p.m. concert are $21. For students from elementary through graduate school, a ticket is $5. If you’re interested in attending all four concerts of the 39th Collomore season, a subscription is just $63 or $15 for students (that’s four concerts for the price of three). All ticket-holders are invited to stay for a reception after the concert to meet McDevitt. Ticket info: (860) 526-5162 or www.collomoreconcerts.org. The Chester Meetinghouse is located on Goose Hill Road in Chester. Check the website for information on all four concerts in the 39th season.
"Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Their work has been featured on ESPN, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE!
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.
Mary Ognan will sign copies of her first novel Yeshua on Sunday October 7th at 2 p.m.
Most women will be able to relate to Faith, the main character in this story. She had only dreamt about the life she was now living. She thought she had a handle on it, planning for her wedding and carrying out the work that God had clearly given her to do. But the meeting with her employers changed everything. They placed even more demands on her than she all ready had. How could she possibly find the time to do it all? What happens when turmoil hits? How will she manage?
Find the answers in this heartwarming story of unconditional love.