Tuesday, December 4 2012
Join us on Tuesday nights for free swing lessons & dancing at Sidebar!
7:30 - 8 pm Beginner Lesson
8 - 10:30pm Dancing
$3 suggested donation
No partner or experience necessary! For more info or to sign up for our weekly updates on where to dance in CT, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hartford Underground is a non-profit organization which promotes vintage swing dancing and has been preserving lindy hop, charleston, balboa, & blues in Hartford since 2007. Check out our website, www.hartfordunderground.com, for additional info.
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
A new series of work exploring the inner landscape of the artists’ dreams, blending the commercial with the spiritual. Delighting in the pop culture of Mickey Mouse, the material expression of joy and all things possible, the artist melds Mickey and Buddha into one sacred Mandela, exploring the boundaries between reality and perception.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
November 11th through December 20th, 2012
The 50s are often portrayed as the ‘perfect decade’ of American History. In this new exhibit, the artist reflects the images of this era with oversized graphite drawings of black and white photographs of a ‘picture perfect’ 1950’s family.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Featuring photographic works by Miggs Burroughs, Leigh Leibel, Jeremy Saladyga, Alan Shulik, Marjorie Wolfe and Torrance York.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Showcasing his small sculptures and works on paper, Reuben Nakian is a major figure in 20th Century art.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 pm; Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
John Macomber will present his 37th Holiday Open Studio at Greenleaf Pottery, 240 Chapel Road South Windsor, CT on Saturday and Sunday December 1 & 2 and 8 & 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. John’s individually handcrafted functional stoneware pottery will be on sale. The gallery is brimming with unique items from single coffee mugs to complete dinner sets and lamps. This is an opportunity to support a local artisan. December customers will receive a free stoneware wine cup of their choice while supplies last. Greenleaf Pottery Gallery is open year round. Call for directions; 860-528-6090. www.greenleafpottery.net
7 p.m., Charles Garner Recital Hall at Southern Connecticut State University, Engleman C112, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT
The Haven String Quartet (the quartet-in-residency at Southern Connecticut State University) performs works by composers Reza Vali, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Mohammed Fairouz and SCSU’s own Mark Kuss.
Admission: $20; $10 students & seniors; $5 SCSU community.
Sponsored by the International Association of New Haven. For more info, see musichavenct.org.
Kehler Liddell Gallery begins the holiday season with a group show inspired by one word, WHITE. Each painter, sculptor, print maker and photographer began somewhere with white and in the end created something with a more memorable and melodious voice than one would ever expect of white.
Franklin Street Works presents the original exhibition Working Alternatives: Breaking Bread, Art Broadcasting, and Collective Action, on view from October 27, 2012 - January 13, 2013. The exhibition looks at three threads of alternative art space histories and examines how engaged, inclusive strategies are still being used to break down perceived barriers between contemporary art and its audiences. The themes covered in Working Alternatives are conviviality and food, artists who use media (newspapers, television, and radio) as platforms for artworks, and artist collectives in the US, explored through an open archive gathered specifically for this exhibition.
Originally Working Alternatives was designed to be the backdrop for our first annual fundraiser, but Franklin Street Works is postponing that event until the spring so the indoor/outdoor extravaganza will coincide with warmer weather and have less proximity to long-standing regional art events. If you saved the date for our fundraiser, however, don’t despair and keep it on your calendars – there is still a party! Working Alternatives will open on the same night, October 27, from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. with a free, public reception. The evening will include a lively performance of San Francisco artist Tom Marioni’s “Drinking Beer Sonata with 13 Players” where thirteen people will create music by blowing into beer bottles based on Marioni’s instructions.
For Working Alternatives, curators Mackenzie Schneider, Terri C Smith, and Jess Wilcox explore three threads of alternative art platforms and production: conviviality and food as components in alternative art space programming and mission (Wilcox); artists using media such as radio, television, and newspapers as alternative venues for presenting work (Schneider); and artist collectives presented in a living archive with weekly changing exhibitions using archive materials (Smith). In addition to historical examples, the exhibition also includes original artworks by contemporary artists that reflect and expand on the showʼs themes. Working Alternatives’ artists include: Paul Branca, Jaime Davidovich, ESP TV, Group Material, Ann Hirsch, Tom Marioni, Anna Ostoya, Legacy Russell, Chris Sollars and Jerome Waag. Franklin Street Works is also excited to collaborate on several off-site artworks, including the live radio broadcast of an Ann Hirsch performance on WPKN, Bridgeport, and collages by Anna Ostoya in the Stamford Advocate via four, monthly ads during the show’s run.
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.
This mixed media exhibition will be held at the Center Stage, Shelton, from November 30 through January 12, 2013. It opens with a reception on Friday, November 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the first performance of, “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.” Admission to the reception and exhibition is free.
Open during Box Office hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday
Written with the deftness, humor, and sparkling wit that have marked her books, plays, and movies (including "You've Got Mail"), The Lion Is In is an unforgettable story of friendship, courage, love -- and learning to salsa with the king of the jungle. Suggested donation $6. Co-sponsored by Women's Philanthropy of the Greater New Haven Jewish Federation. Presented as part of the New Haven JCC Arts and Culture Festival.
Guided Imagery for Stress Relief and Relaxation – NEW class with Linda Stawski, RN, CLNC, RMT at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies in Trumbull, CT. Tuesday evenings, starting November 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for 4 weeks. $15 per class or $50 for the entire 4 part series. Pre-registration required. Call us today at (203) 445-9060.
Plus, Meditation Series with Lenore Pranzo, Thursdays at 12, $15 per class or 10 class card for $100. Pre-registration required.
Lunch & Learn Series at the University of Saint Joseph on Tuesday, December 4 - Script Your Future: Medication Adherence
Have you ever wondered about the health consequences of poor medication adherence or not taking medication as prescribed? The most recent data related to medication taking behaviors includes some startling findings - one out of three patients will never fill their prescriptions, and nearly three out of four Americans don't follow their prescribed treatment regimens. More than one-third of hospital admissions are linked to medication non-adherence. Patients may struggle with medication adherence for many reasons, and the consequences are serious - poor health outcomes for patients and increased costs for our health care system. In fact, medication non-adherence now costs us $290 billion annually - largely due to the increased costs of hospitalizations related to medication non-adherence.
In Pegasus Gallery
November 16, 2012—January 3, 2013
Reception on Thursday, November 29th, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Judith Randall De Graffenried’s painting process considers the varying degrees of analytical, emotional, sensual and spiritual human sensibilities. In watercolor works like “Resort City,” pictorial plays of space and compositional juxtapositions create a multilayered series of visually charged settings. In other works painted in oil, figure model session poses are adapted into invented backgrounds.
Judith de Graffenried is associate professor of fine arts/graphic design and program coordinator at Middlesex Community College. She earned a B.A.at the University of South Carolina, an M.A.T. at the University of South Carolina, and an M.F.A. at City University of New York. She also attended a year-long painting program at the Art Academy of Munich, Germany and studied art at Queens College and Indiana University. She has exhibited her paintings in more than 50 national juried exhibitions and received awards at: Maryland Federation of Art, (2008, 2005) The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, Montpelier, VA (2008, 2006), Strathmore Award for Excellence, “Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition”, Golden, CO (1995).
Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., when classes are in session.
For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
Chava Light's work investigates contemporary Jewish identity, addressing the juxtaposition of tradition and modern life.
Born and raised in New Haven, Chava Light is a painter, illustrator, cartoonist, and graphic designer. Her work is regularly featured in The Algemeiner and Chabad.org. She teaches at Paier College of Art. www.chavastudios.com
Susan White: “Picture Perfect”
The 1950’s are considered by many to be the "perfect decade" of American history, when everything was “right” and America was at its “best” – a nostalgic posture that denies the truth. The artists oversized graphite drawings are taken from black & white photographs in which the viewer can experience the subtext behind the smiles.
Killingworth Family Theater will present Kathleen Dahill’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” in the Old Town Hall 273 Route 81, (next to the Congregational Church) in Killingworth. Performances will be held on Saturdays.
December 1 and 8 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 at 3 p.m.;
Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Pat Souney directs a multigenerational cast that includes Dana Sachs, Chris Hamilton, Maureen Alfiero, Craig Hines, Rene Smith and Emily May.
All tickets are $7.50. Profits will benefit the Old Town Hall Renovation Project.
For information, call Maureen at (203) 619-3976.
Mystic Aquarium’s Winter Waterland holiday celebration returns Saturdays and Sundays in December and Thursday, Dec. 27 – Tuesday, Jan. 1 with festive entertainment for all to enjoy. This month-long series of events features visits from Santa, elves diving among fish, live music by local artists, seasonal crafts and scavenger hunts, all against a backdrop of fascinating marine animals and holiday décor.
Guests can also enjoy The Polar Express 4-D Experience, a holiday favorite brought to life with the visual drama of a 3-D film and a variety of sensory effects, including wind, snow and scents.
Winter Waterland activities and entertainment take place Saturdays and Sundays in December (1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23) and December 27 - January 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are included with aquarium admission. The Polar Express 4-D Experience is included with Mystic Aquarium membership and the value ticket option, or tickets can be purchased inside the aquarium for $6 each.
Warm up at the Fairfield Museum and see the new displays at the Holiday Express Train Show! Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of the model trains winding around a winter wonderland of spectacular trees and beautiful holiday scenery.
Holiday Express Schedule:
Weekends: Saturday, December 1 – Sunday, December 30: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Weekdays: Monday, December 3 – Friday, December 21: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Holiday Vacation Hours:
Wednesday, December 26 – Friday, December 28: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, December 24 & Monday, December 31: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day