Tuesday, January 29 2013

Format: 2014/10/01

Tuesday, January 29 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         

 

 

 

Little Coyote's Story Hour

 

Every Tuesday starting January 8th through February 12th from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   
introduce your Pre-school age children to the wonders and joy of traditional Native American stories!   
Why does Bear have a short tail? Who is Gluskabi and from where did his superpowers come?  
And why is Coyote known as a "trickster?"  Join IAIS educators each Tuesday morning from
January 8 through February 12 in our  beautifully replicated 16th century indoor Sachem's house.  
Why not come each week for relaxed fun with new friends?

 

 

 

January Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Through January, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “By Land and By Sea,” featuring the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Fairfield painter, Karl Soderlund. Also featured this month, “Essence of a Painting,” the work of the late New York artist, Michael Lowenbein (1935-2009). The Geary Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

 

Opening Reception for FOOD-WATER-LIFE---LUCY+JORGE ORTA

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)

 

Opening Reception for "Remodeling Zilkha" (2012) by Janne Höltermann

“Remodeling Zilkha” (2012) is a site-specific, two-channel video installation (8:16 min.) by Janne Höltermann, the Luther Gregg Sullivan Visiting Artist in Wesleyan's Art and Art History Department, that shows the filmed gallery space within the same gallery space. The two videos of the installation extend, compress and mirror the room using the inherent architectural characteristics of the gallery (repetition, segmenting, mirroring) to reconfigure space.

 

Remodeling Zilkha (2012) by Janne Höltermann

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm

 

“Remodeling Zilkha” (2012) is a site-specific, two-channel video installation (8:16 min.) by Janne Höltermann, the Luther Gregg Sullivan Visiting Artist in Wesleyan's Art and Art History Department, that shows the filmed gallery space within the same gallery space. The two videos of the installation extend, compress and mirror the room using the inherent architectural characteristics of the gallery (repetition, segmenting, mirroring) to reconfigure space.

 

Environmental Policies: Impact of the 2012 Election

 

Alex Kragie, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will discuss the impact of the 2012 presidential election on energy and environmental policies in Connecticut as well as nationally. He will focus on policy outlook, funding issues, and possible legislative action. Alex served as Vice President of the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), a non-profit based in Washington, DC. He also worked on the Obama-Biden Transition Team and served as a Regional Field Director on the Obama Campaign in 2008.

 

Please join us at the CT Audubon Center, 1361 Main St in Glastonbury at 7:30 on Tuesday, Jan. 29th for this very interesting discussion.

 

Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, students 1/2 price with ID.

 

Soul Food Junkies Screening and Panel Discussion

Community Cinema and FTC present a FREE screening of Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies.  An engaging panel discussion will follow the film.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

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.