Monday, January 28 2013

Format: 2014/10/20

Monday, January 28 2013

Donald Axleroad: “Disintegration of Truth & Trust”

A new series of work created in response to current events and the contemporary issues of today’s world.  Through imagery and symbols, the artist explores the dissolution of American culture; a time and place where dishonesty has become the norm, and for many, innocence has been lost and the American Dream has been shattered.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013

 

 

Tina Rohrer: “A Commitment to Color, Movement and Geometry”

This new exhibit is a tribute, honoring the life and art of Tina Rohrer, who passed away in the summer of 2012.  The selection of work, in a variety of media, expresses the artists’ love of movement and color through geometric constructions.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6 - February 17, 2013

 

 

Historical Exhibit: “The Silvermine Print Collection”

Showcasing a selection of works from the current Silvermine print collection, which consists of over 200 prints from renowned artists.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013

 

 

New Members Exhibition

Each year in the spring and fall, artists are selected, through a jurying process to become new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists.  This exhibit showcases the works of five new Guild Artist members inducted in the spring and fall of 2012. The new members include: Mindy Green, Shelby Head, Heather Houston, Lara Ivanovic, and Hank Paper.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013         

 

 

 

Register now for DAC Winter/Spring Classes

 Have you resolved to get in shape for the New Year? Learn a new instrument or skill? Perfect a creative technique? Let the Darien Arts Center help. Nestled behind town hall, the DAC teaches more than you might think, with classes available for all ages and skill levels in Theatre, Art, Dance and Music.

Dance offerings help class members keep in shape from challenging Pilates to elegant ballet and balance the physical and mental in Martial Arts for the whole family. Many classes still have openings for dancers of all ages. A new class called “Just Beginnings” welcomes those who were too young in the fall and turn 3 by January 1st.

Following the success of new group classes for Birth through Pre-K, the Music department is happy to announce group guitar and ukulele lessons and a new Preschool drop-off class. A new performance group, the DAC Children’s Chorus is seeking young vocalists aged 9-13. Registration is ongoing for one-on-one lessons for voice, piano, guitar and more.

Theatre classes create confidence that carries over into all aspects of a child’s life, as well as giving them an outlet for creativity outside of school. Each class culminates in a performance for friends and family. The newest offering, Think on your Feet: Intro to Improv, helps children apply quick thinking and adaptive decision making to the world of acting. These classes begin in mid-February, but early registration is recommended: classes can fill up!

Attend a visual arts class or workshop and unleash your creative spirit in a relaxing way. Whatever your medium of choice is, or whatever you’d like to explore, the DAC offers something for everyone. Both children and adults can make a semester long commitment to learn, or take one of our special workshops.

Information regarding all programs may be accessed on the DAC’s website at arts.darien.org, or by calling the office at 203-655-8683.

 

 

Sonya Suydam Gill, “Color” @ Middlesex Community College

In Pegasus Gallery

Reception on Wednesday, February 6th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Sonya Suydam Gill’s painting process confronts color and composition with dynamic and expressive force.  “Color” is dominated by landscape paintings that emphasize the abstract qualities of paint.  Broadly applied brush strokes create an active surface where successive paint layers suggest depth and light.  This is best observed in “River at Dusk,” where balance is struck between a gestural image construction and its serene waterscape subject. 

 Gill says, “I paint those things that are part of my life.  I love flowers, the water and often in my still lifes, incorporate lively fabrics in vivid colors.  I could not live in a world without color.” 

Gill has exhibited throughout Connecticut and lives in Chester.  She received her BFA, MFA and EdD at Syracuse University, instructed art in New York and was the principal at East Lyme High School.

Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm & Saturday 9am-2pm, when classes are in session. 

 

 

 

FOOD-WATER-LIFE---LUCY+JORGE ORTA

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, noon to 5pm

 

The work of Lucy+Jorge Orta explores the major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change, and exchange among peoples. At the same time, this work embodies the philosophy that steers their pioneering art practice, “the ethics of aesthetics.” As heirs to the practice of social sculpture, formulated by Joseph Beuys in the 1960s, the Ortas’ works are, in a sense, reflections of their own function—beguiling assemblages that are the platform for the preparation of food, mechanisms that actually purify water, and elements that they created for their 2007 expedition to Antarctica and that are part of an effort to amend Article XIII of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The works in the exhibition are metaphors-in-action, constructions that perform the tasks of which they are emblematic. It is in their ability to actually function, albeit awkwardly and haltingly, that these objects gain power as works of art created to move us to awareness and action. FOOD-WATER-LIFE---LUCY+JORGE ORTA is curated by guest curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, and is co-sponsored by the College of the Environment with additional support from the Department of Art and Art History.

 

"Parallel and feeding into their studio practice of sculpture and painting, [Lucy+Jorge Orta] stage ephemeral interventions, performances, [and] workshops, which explore the crucial themes of the contemporary world."

Sublime Magazine (London)

 

Greenleaf Pottery: Classes in Wheel Thrown Pottery

Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels.  Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m.,  year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.

Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090, www.greenleafpottery.net

 

Eastern Connecticut Symphony January Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center.  ECSO Music Director, Toshi Shimada, conducts a program which features, Hyewon Kim, winner of the 2013 ECSO Instrumental Competition, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.  The audience members will also hear Sibelius Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 2, (the Little Russian.)   Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Gary Chapman; post-concert reception free for members of the audience.  Tickets are priced from $32-$62 with senior and student tickets in selected seating areas.  Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at: www.gardearts.org.  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: www.ectsymphony.com or friend us on Face Book.