Friday, September 21 2012
Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of an innocent young millworker and swaggering carousel barker. He meets a tragic end but is given one chance for redemption by delivering hope to the daughter he never knew and whispering words left unspoken to his wife. Featuring “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “June is Busting Out All Over.” Experience one of the most celebrated musicals of all time!
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
Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to the Opera House) and a ticket to the 8 pm performance for only $71!
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.
Matthew Garrett extracts his imagery from unremarkable environments, isolating the visual murmurs of our surroundings. The images themselves don’t rest in one place--or on one thought--as they bounce from the slightly cryptic, to the strictly abstract and over to the plainly beautiful, before returning to more vernacular descriptions in which things are exactly as they appear to be.
Gerald Saladyga sees landscape painting not as a romantic representation of the past, but as an ongoing inspiration from an ever-changing environment. His current series of landscapes began in 2008 and culminated in 2012 with a present a view of the planet as a cartoon of itself, perhaps too real to be funny or too unreal to be taken seriously.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents an exhibition of works by Connecticut artists Joan Fitzsimmons, Laura Barr, Alexis Neider, Barbara Marks, and Lisa Hess Hesselgrave.
The exhibition will take place at Katalina’s cupcake shop at 74 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, and will be on display from September 10th until November 2nd, 2012. Katalina’s is open to the public during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
An artists’ reception is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served, including cupcakes, of course!
The exhibit will feature artwork that revolves around the theme of food, including colorful and playful paintings of indulgent breakfasts and black and white photographs of emptied glasses. The exhibition, curated by our Director of Artistic Services & Programs, Debbie Hesse, brings together all the abundance and the lack that the theme summons within all of us, roughly three times a day.
This exhibition will also complement the Arts Paper’s September issue “The Art of Food,” which will highlight local culinary talent, delve into international eating trends, discuss food documentaries, and goes behind-the-scenes in the article “The Ballet of Service.”
For more information about this exhibition and the Arts Paper, call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788. High-resolution images are available upon request.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, publisher of The Arts Paper, is a regional nonprofit arts agency that provides leadership to and advocates for member artists and arts organizations and connects them to one another, to audiences, and to the Greater New Haven community. Visit the Arts Council online at newhavenarts.org.
Come to our Autism-friendly Fall Party!
Music, Snacks, Games, Desserts, and Fun!
Tickets may be bought at the door.
For more information, contact:
- Yvonne Gardner, FOCUS Center for Autism: (860) 693-8809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sharon Cable, LACASA: (860) 693-9128 or email@example.com
FOCUS Center for Autism helps children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders reach their full potential by providing clinical programming, community education, and family support.
Litchfield County Autism Spectrum Association (LACASA) is families and professionals working together to ensure access to quality services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Our Parent Support Group meets at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.
Fresh from a national tour where he played all six organ symphonies of Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937) in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the composer’s passing, Christopher Houlihan makes a triumphal return to the Cathedral where he once served as our Organ Scholar. Houlihan will play Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 20 and Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op 59 for the Hartford audience. A Connecticut native, he is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists. This concert is given in memory of Vera Lavery.
There is ample secure parking for all concert events at the Cathedral.
Celebrate the arrival of autumn in Chester Center on Friday night, Sept. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., the 22nd annual Come Home to Chester. The galleries, stores, and restaurants will be bustling with special openings and events, such as C&G’s booksigning for L&E bartender Michael Bellesiles' new (tenth) book, “A People’s History of the U.S. Military”; Maple and Main Gallery’s Second Anniversary Show of all new paintings and sculpture by 31 artists and four guest artists; Leif Nilsson’s oil paintings, Caryn Davis’s and Al Malpa’s photographs; and the exhibit by famed Old Lyme photographer William Burt at C&G along with his signing of Jan and Peter Good’s just-released calendar, BIRD 2013. Throughout the center there will be traces of fairies and fairy gardens for all to enjoy. Children will delight in helping construct a fairy house of materials from nature with artist Barbara Timberman at Maple & Main Gallery. Enjoy the complimentary refreshments and beverages at all the stores. Chester is located at exit 6 on Rte. 9, which is easily accessible from I-95 and I-91. Free parking is available in walking distance of the shops and galleries.
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.