Friday, November 9 2012
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Lady of Mercy Christmas Boutique & Craft Fair - Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Arts & Crafts, bake sale, Holiday Cafe. Admission $1.00.
Guilford Art Center's annual Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft features handmade works by more than 300 artists from across America, including pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more. New works are added throughout the course of the event, encouraging visitors to return to find one-of-a-kind finds. Support American artists, the arts, and small businesses.
Brookfield Craft Center’s 37th Annual Holiday Exhibition will feature an extraordinary collection of contemporary American craft for the holidays: handmade works by more than 140 selected artists in jewelry, wearable fiber, ceramics, toys, glass, wood, paper and steel. All purchases benefit the Craft Center’s education programs, and provide support for independent artists. This Holiday sale will kick off with a Special Members only preview November 2nd. Consider becoming a member today. For more information on membership for Gallery hours please visit brookfieldcraft.org or call 203-775-4526.
Ethel Raim, Artistic Director of New York City’s Center for Traditional Music and Dance, curates an evening of performances by Merita Halili & The Raif Hyseni Orchestra and La Cumbiamba eNeYé. Merita Helili is one of Albania’s top performers, renowned for her stunning voice,prodigious range and technique. Raif Hyseni, originally from the Republic of Kosova, leads the most sought-after Albanian music ensemble in the United States. Together their performances thrill with masterful interpretations of instrumentals and urban folk songs from both Albania and the Republic of Kosova. Martin Vejarano is a multi-percussionist and the director of the powerfully rhythmic ensemble La Cumbiamba eNeYé. Taking its name from traditional open-air gatherings, La Cumbiamba explores the Colombian musical styles of cumbia, puya and mapalé with the use of traditional instruments from the African diaspora, as well as those of the Indians of Colombia and the European settlers.