Sunday, December 9 2012

Format: 2014/10/22

Sunday, December 9 2012

Choo Choo Storytimes

Get your ticket, meet new friends and enjoy thrilling stories about all things trains! Discover new and fun adventures with books that spark the imagination.

Sunday, December 9:    2pm – 2:45pm

Wednesday, December 26 – Friday, December 28:     10am – 10:45am

 

 

Choo Choo Storytimes

Sunday, December 9:    2pm – 2:45pm

Free with admission.

Get your ticket, meet new friends and enjoy thrilling stories about all things trains! Discover new and fun adventures with books that spark the imagination.

 

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

 

Christmas Concert at First Church of Christ- Wethersfield

 

On Sunday, December 9, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The church’s choirs and soloists, along with brass, percussion and handbells, will perform under the direction of David Spicer. Works will include Gloria by John Rutter, Gloria In Excelsis Deo by Daniel Pinkham, Christmas Day by Gustav Holst, O Holy Night, and carols for all to sing!
 
No tickets are required. A free-will offering will be received. Childcare available up to age 8. For more information, see our website: www.firstchurch.org or contact the Ministry of Music at 860-529-1575, ext. 209.
 

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. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Echoes from a 16th Century Christmas

Enjoy a concert of a cappella music by the 17-voice chorale Renaissance Revival in colorful period costumes, directed by Michael McCarthy. The concert features Renaissance motets for the Christmas season by di Lasso, Byrd, Sweelinck, Palestrina, Schein, Victoria, and others, as well as traditional carols with some audience participation. We hope to recreate the beauty, mystery and pageantry of a European cathedral in the 1500's, when the celebration of Christ’s birth was a major highlight of the year.  Sunday Dec. 9, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 99 Jackson St., Willimantic, CT. 

 

Silent Night, a Solo Piano Concert, performed by Ronald Hawkins

Award-winning pianist, Ronald Hawkins, offers an afternoon of beautiful solo piano music from his newest Christmas recording, Silent Night.

Ronald enjoys a flourishing solo concert career, appearing before audiences in North America, Europe, and Russia. Most recently, Hawkins was praised in Fanfare Magazine as “an artist to watch… he is technically accomplished and uses his technical skill in intelligent and respectful service to the music”. Hawkins has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Tchaikovsky Great Hall in Russia, St. Martins-in-the-Fields in London, and the Franz list Concert Hall in Budapest, among many other places around the world. Drop in!

 

"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

 

 

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.

 

Connecticut Concert Ballet presents The NUTCRACKER

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SaturdaDecember 8th at 2  p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, December 9th at 2 p.m.
SaturdaDecember 15th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, December 16th at 2 p.m.
 
Magical holiday dreams really do come true! A giant Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, valiant toy soldiers, twirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and visions of sugarplums…All this and more comes to life on stage in this timeless production. Come experience the magic! An affordable holiday event not to be missed and a 38 year Connecticut tradition. This production will highlight 260 of Connecticut Concert Ballet's talented local students alongside Guest Artists Rebecca DeNies and Eddy Tovar performing the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Prince. Becky is a CCB aluma, accomplished Hartt BFA student, and Community Division faculty member. Eddywas most recently with the Texas Ballet Theater and performed for many years with Orlando Ballet. He is currently on faculty at the Hartt School.
 
Ticket Information: Preferred Front & Center Seats $35; General Admission: Adult $25, Child/Student/Senior $15. Tickets are available online at www.connecticutnutcracker.com and by phone (860) 418-7294, also at Dance Village, 171 Spencer St, Manchester and Hairdresser on Fire, 176 Broad St, Windsor.
 
Connecticut Concert Ballet is a semi-professional 501(c)(3) classical ballet school and performing arts organization with studios in Manchester on the Glastonbury line and in Windsor at the Loomis Chafee School; for info please visitwww.ctconcertballet.org or call 860-643-4796. For more information on the Nutcracker please visit www.connecticutnutcracker.com or call 860-418-7294.

 

 

 

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.

 

Readings and Carols Sunday, 12/9/12 4:00 pm

Under the direction of choirmaster Dr. Edward Bolkovac, the Cathedral Choir, the choirs of the Hartt School, the Atlantic Brass Quintet, and organist, Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez will present a varied program of Yuletide music from all stylistic periods designed to illuminate nine read lessons. There will be ample opportunity for the audience to join in the singing of familiar carols. A free-will offering will be taken for the Hartt School Community Division's Fund for Access which provides private music instruction to promising students in need of financial assistance.

 

 

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.

 

 

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