Wednesday, August 29 2012
Donate your gently used furniture for the Amherst Survival Center's annual fall used furniture sale! See www.amherstsurvival.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 413-549-3968 x252 for information or to arrange pick-up or delivery. All contributions are tax deductible, and donations will be collected through the end of August so we can set up for the sale at the Survival Center September 7th and 8th. The sale supports Survival Center programs that provide food, health care and clothing to over 4,000 of our neighbors in need in Hampshire and Franklin Counties in MA each year.
A Performance Café
Unity of Greater Hartford
919 Ellington Rd, South Windsor, CT
Monthly-The last Friday of each month at 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30 for open mike performances
Headliner at 8:30 pm
June 29th --$10
Porch Party Mamas - Headliner entertainment
Inspired by playing and singing each other's songs at their own "porch parties", these established Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues. They took their act on the road and "Porch Party Mamas" was born. All are seasoned players, each with their own pervasive individual music persona and critical accolades. Between them, they have shared the stage with a distinguished litany of artists, including Willie Nelson, the Indigo Girls and Lyle Lovett.
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
$15 tickets with valid student ID available beginning at 10 am on any wednesday, Thursday or Friday for that evening's performance.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 10, 6-8pm
Artist Demonstration Day: Saturday, August 4th, 1-3:30pm.
Please see attached images.
The Connecticut Pastel Society, a statewide fine arts organization with national
outreach, is pleased to be returning to the Lyme Art Association for their 2012
Signature Member’s Exhibition. This juried exhibition of more than 50 paintings
created by the Society’s premier members will be on display and for sale from
August 3 through September 22 in the Goodman Gallery at the Lyme Art
Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday, 1-5pm.
This year’s exhibition will include a first time ever trio Artist Demonstration Day
on August 4th, 1:00-3:30 pm. The public as well as fellow artists are encouraged
to attend this free opportunity to see how a painting comes to life. You will have
the opportunity to either experience a still life demonstration by Alain Picard,
a cityscape by Janet A. Cook and a macro landscape by Karen Israel. The
artwork created by these three well known artists, will be graciously
donated and offered for sale at our premier silent auction throughout the six weeks of the
exhibition. Bids will commence at the Opening Reception on August 10th at 6 pm
and end at 4 pm on the final day of the exhibit, September 22nd. Bids will be accepted
throughout the exhibit, either on the auction bid sheet accompanying the
paintings or by phone to the LAA at 860-434-7802. All proceeds
from the auction will benefit the Connecticut Pastel Society.
In honor of Independence Day and the military’s service to our country, Mystic Aquarium welcomes military (active and retired) with free general admission during the months of July and August.
Family members with a dependent’s ID receive a special military rate of $15 per adult and $10 per child.
This special offer is on general admission only and is valid through August 31, 2012. Valid military identification must be presented at Mystic Aquarium’s admission gate at time of purchase. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
Military always receive $10 off any Mystic Aquarium membership category.
August 1 - 31, 2012
Monday - Wednesday 12:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Rainforest Reptile Shows features exotic crawlers, unusual slithers and fascinating creepers, all of which are creatures of the rainforest. Experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts and fascinating stories about these unusual animals and their natural habitats. Meet "Fred," Rainforest Reptiles' seven-foot alligator. Show runs 30 minutes. Visit the Zoo Reptile Trailer, a mobile exhibit featuring 40 live animal displays, open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Show and Reptile Trailer are free with paid admission to the Zoo.
In the ongoing celebration of Silvermine’s 90th anniversary, this historical exhibition consists of a selection of prints made by a selection of Guild Artist members, both past and present made during this time period. The exhibiting artists are connected through Milestone Graphics, the oldest printmaking workshop in Connecticut, owned by Jim Reed, a Guild artist who is serving as advisor.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m;. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Juried by Cynthia Roznoy, Curator at the Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, this show incorporates three different themes: “Double Vision,” Symbol and Reality,” and “Impermanent Markers.”
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibit runs from August 5th through September 16th, 2012
Showcasing the current works of the distinguished artist/teachers of the Silvermine School of Art. The exhibition represents every style and medium including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and silversmithing. All art work in the exhibit is available for sale.
The exhibit runs from August 23rd through September 16th.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.