Friday, December 7 2012

Format: 2014/10/22

Friday, December 7 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.

 

 

Candlelight at the Ogden House

 

Join us for an evening of docent-led tours and holiday refreshments at the 1750 home of the Ogden family. In the 18th century, holiday customs included family dinners, evergreen displays and of course visiting neighbors.

Bring your family and friends to celebrate the season and to glimpse life from times past.

The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield.

Friday, December 7th from 5pm to 7:30pm

 

 

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.

 

Candlelight at the Ogden House

Friday, December 7     5pm – 7:30pm

$3; free for members.

Join us for an evening of docent-led tours and holiday refreshments at the 1750 home of the Ogden family. In the 18th century, holiday customs included family dinners, evergreen displays and of course visiting neighbors. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the season and to glimpse life from times past. The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield.

 

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

 

 

Exhibit: Cecilia Moy Fradet: “Dreams of Devotion and Delight”

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

 

Exhibit: Susan White: “Picture Perfect”

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.

 

Exhibit: Guild Group Show: “Important Incidentals”

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.

 

 

Historical Exhibit: “Reuben Nakian: Eight Decades of Creation”

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.

 

Greenleaf Pottery 37th Holiday Open Studio

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

 

“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.

 

 

White

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.

 

 

Guilford Art Center's Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft

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 Holiday Exhibition

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. 

 

 

 

Believe: the debut concert of the Hartford Gay Men's Chorus

 

The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents their debut concert: Believe. The holidays in a variety of musical genres. Friday, December 7, 8 p.m. $23, (860)527-5151. At the Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue. 860-233-9897. More information: info.hgmc@gmail.com , http://www.hartfordgaymenschorus.org/home.html

 

Syntax Showtime: Art at Center Stage

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

 

 

Legends of Rock: THE BEATLES

 

Shelley Archives Presents 
Legends of Rock Live

THE BEATLES
MORE RARE FILM CLIPS
PART 2 (1962-1970)

ALL NEW SHOW!

Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley

Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11

The Beatles

ABOUT THE FILM: Come see more restored footage of The Beatles in this all new, second edition, of Beatles’ rare clips, celebrating their music with re-mastered color and sound prints. Watch rare television shows, promo films, out-takes, and other appearances of John, Paul, George and Ringo from their earliest days of 1962’s “Please, Please Me,” “Hello Goodbye” from their Sgt. Pepper days, and “Lady Madonna” from before the “White Album” era to “Get Back,” “Long and Winding Road,” and “Let It Be” from the time of their famous split in 1970.

See them perform for thousands of screaming fans around the world and the more private moments in the recording studio with their producer George Martin in never before seen footage from “Love Me Do” to “Let It Be.

ENGLISH I 100 MINUTES

Bill Shelley

ABOUT BILL SHELLEY: Bill Shelley has been filming since the 1970s when he recorded bands Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, then later directed music videos for Public Enemy (PE). Shelley Archives was started in 1985 and today the company has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-takes and home movies. Preservation of films and music clips is the main focus of the organization.

 

Candlelight and Carols Concert

Quiet, exuberant, inspiring, dynamic, refreshing – just some of the many words to describe the Connecticut Choral Society's Candlelight & Carols concerts. Add some “sparkle” to your season by sharing in a time of joyful celebration.

Audience members will find something for every musical taste and mood, with classical, traditional, and contemporary pieces. There will be the opportunity to participate in singing traditional carols interspersed throughout the program. Many people have made this concert a part of their holiday celebration.

This concert will feature the premier performance of Take Joy! by Ron Dukenski, who both sings with the Connecticut Choral Society and is also its composer-in-residence. This is his fifth work commissioned by CCS.

Directed by internationally-recognized maestro Eric Dale Knapp, the ensemble’s 75 auditioned singers hail from 18 towns, and are committed to presenting a delightful mix of contemporary, classical, and traditional music. In July the group traveled to London to present a pre-Olympics concert, Light the Fire Within, singing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and other well known pieces associated with the Olympics. States Maestro Knapp emphatically, “The goal of each concert is to present beautiful music, and in so doing, to enrich the lives of both the audience and participants.”

Buy tickets at www.ctchoralsociety.org or by calling 203-206-7186.

 

 

JUDITH RANDALL DE GRAFFENRIED, “DIVERGING PROCESSES”

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

860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.commnet.edu

http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/Content/Art_Exhibits.asp

 

 

KATHLEEN SUMPTER, “A TEA PARTY”

In the Niche
 
November 16, 2012—January 3, 2013
Reception on Thursday, November 29th, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in Pegasus Gallery
 
                Kathleen Sumpter’s, A Tea Party is a series of glazed and painted ceramic cups, teapots and tea party food.  These are functional and sculptural works that emphasize the whimsical and fanciful character of their handmade origins.  Vessels like “Queen Bee Teapot,” transcend its utilitarian tradition through color, pattern and ornament as a harmonious union of grass, sky and swarming bees. Sumpter’s forms inhabit the intimate space of the mind and activate associations with the world of play, the nature and delicacy.
 
          Since 2004, Sumpter has owned and operated Sumpter Design Middlefield, CT and is an adjunct instructor of digital arts at Middlesex Community College.   She earned her B.F.A. at the University of Connecticut and has received numerous EdPress Design Awards (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998), the Weekly Reader President’s Award for Excellence (1995) and Young’s Printing Calendar Contest, Middletown (2003).
   
The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office.
Hours: Monday's through Thursday's 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  
Friday's and Saturday's 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

     

For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/Content/Art_Exhibits.asp

 

 

Circus Minimus

Kevin O’Keefe, of Circus Minimus, will perform his “One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase” at the Paul Mellon Arts Center on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, December 8, at 2 p.m.  The Arts Center is located on Christian Street in Wallingford. Parking is free.

 

Kevin O’Keefe (www.circusminimus.com) has been performing since 1985 when he filled a small suitcase with everything he would need to perform his “One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase” around the world. Since then, Circus Minimus has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of families. The circus is where magic resides, and dreams still can come true.thild in us all, tickets are

$10 for both performance

 

 

"Six Points" by Chava Light

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

 

 

Strategies and Tactics for Leading Change

This seminar prepares leaders and managers to assess their organization and department and to create personal and organizational strategies and action plans for leading change.

Ticket url:

http://hartford.edu/cpd/iltd/iltd-register.aspx

 

Secret Santa

Secret Santa tells the story of a school where outrageous pranks and selfish behavior bring down the Christmas season. Can the rumor that Santa’s own child is among them help to lift students’ spirits and finally make them behave? Filled with familiar Christmas music and a madcap Winter Carnival, the play was written by Denise Clapsaddle, author of last season’s I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas. The New Britain Youth Theater production, co-directed by Darren Farrington and Nicki LaPorte, will be the play’s premiere.

“This is a fun, fast-paced show that combines comedy, mystery and a feel-good Christmas message,” said Farrington, adding that the show stars children ages 7 through 14 and is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The cast of over forty children has come together from New Britain, Berlin, Bristol, Farmington, Middletown, Plainville, Southington, Torrington and West Hartford. The production’s venue, at Jefferson Elementary School located at 140 Horse Plain Road in New Britain near the Farmington border, is a 300-seat community performance space with recent renovations.

Secret Santa will be performed on Friday, December 7, at 7  p.m.; Saturday, December 8, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 10, at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for children, students, and seniors. Special group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online through a link at www.nbyt.org.

 

Silvermine Arts Center - Exhibit

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.

 

 

 

A Christmas Carol

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

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.

 

 

Mystic Aquarium's Festival of Lights

Mystic Aquarium invites people to celebrate the true spirit of the season during its annual Festival of Lights event on Friday, Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with a nonperishable food item that benefits the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center in New London, Conn.

Hundreds of luminaria line the walkways and festive décor fills the aquarium while local organizations provide entertainment, including holiday music, face painters, storytellers, and a visit from Santa, Saxophone Santa and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Santa and his elf will dive in the large Coral Reef habitat from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free hot chocolate will also be provided.

Across the street, Olde Mistick Village will be illuminated and open until 9:30 p.m. for holiday shopping convenience.

 

 

Holiday Express Train Show

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