Friday, October 18 2013

Format: 2014/08/20

Friday, October 18 2013

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

 

Higganum Village Farmers' Market

The Higganum Village Farmers' Market Celebrates 5 years on Higganum Green in 2013!

Every Friday from the beginning of June through October, we bring you the farm-freshest foods and locally made foods and other artisanal crafts, too -- all on our green oasis in the heart of Higganum! Market times: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Summer brings evening concerts immediately following the market at 7 p.m. on the gazebo stage. There's something for everyone as you explore Middlesex County and the Connecticut River towns this summer -- hope you'll visit us soon! (Find all our current information on our Facebook page and at our website: www.higganumvillagefarmersmarket.org.)

 

Christine Aaron: “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface”

This exhibit of rich mixed media nature based work, focuses on themes of memory, loss and the passage of time.  Trees serve as a metaphor for the cycle of life; symbols of dormancy, growth, strength and renewal.  

 

 

Amy Bilden: “Inheritance”

The themes for this exhibit revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving.  The tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist’s emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes.

 

 

Richard Heys Exhibit " What's in there? Exploring the Beauty and Energy within trees through Woodturning

The UConn Torrington ARTS Project presents an exhibit of Richard Heys' work. "What's in there? Exploring the beauty and energy within trees through woodturning." This exhibit explores the creative work and process of Richard Heys, a fine wood turner whose beautifully turned and sculpted works are accompanied by photographs that chronicle the making of two of his pieces on view in the Whitson Gallery. The exhibit features decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded boxes and sculptural objects. The exhibition runs from September 16th through November 8th at the campus' Brick Wall Space Gallery and Whitson Gallery. Richard Heys will give an artist's talk in the Whitson Gallery on October 10th at 7pm.

 

The Most Happy Fella

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre. Favorite songs include “Standing on the Corner” and “Somebody, Somewhere.” Don’t miss it!

Show Times

Wednesday/Thursday 2 & 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3 & 8pm, Sunday 2 & 6:30pm

(Sun evening ends 10/20, Thurs mat starts 10/24)

 Thanksgiving Week Special Times:

Monday 11/25: 2 & 7:30pm

No shows Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Friday 11/29: 2 & 8pm

Saturday 11/30: 3 & 8pm

Sunday 12/01: 2 & 6:30pm

 

 

Lantern Light Tours

Join us for Lantern Light Tours on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Tickets are sold prior to the event, with remaining tickets at the door.

Due to the limits on group size it is highly recommended to purchase tickets ahead of time at the Old Academy (150 Main Street) Tuesday thru Friday 10-4pm or the shop of our website.

Tickets go on sale September 17th!

Tickets will be sold at the door - first come, first serve, 6:15 to 8:10pm.

Event is not recommended for children under age of seven.

The tour will start and end at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street) where children’s activities, light refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Tours will be led by a lantern through the Main Street neighborhood stopping to “encounter” spirits from the past in their homes, houses of worship and gravesites.

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:10pm, 7:30pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:10pm, 7:30pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm

Raindate is Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Appropriate for ages 7 and up, tickets are $15 adults & $7children. Each tour lasts a little over one hour.

The evening begins and ends at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main Street with refreshments.

Raindate is Sunday, October 20th. The Society will contact visitors who purchased tickets in advance by provided email or telephone number if raindate is necessary.

Tickets are nonrefundable nor returnable, but are transferable to another individual for the same time and date.

Program supported by the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and ShopRite of Manchester & East Hartford.

Things to Remember:

Arrive 10 minutes before your tour to check in with the docent at first floor desk in the Keeney Center, late arrivals may miss the tour.

We cannot place you on another tour nor refund tickets for missed tours.

This is a historical walk through the Ancient and Village Burying Ground, please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes.

There are no refunds or returns on tickets.

If cannot attend for any reason you may transfer your tickets to another individual.

Raindate is Sunday, October 20th if inclement weather.

Reserve your tickets early online or at the Old Academy.

Tickets are the door are first come, first serve at the door the night of the event starting at 6:15 to 8:10pm..

 

 

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.

 

To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.

 

The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.

 

E.V.Day: Snap!

 he Glass House is pleased to announce its first site-specific exhibition: SNAP! by E.V. Day. Conceived for the building known as Da Monsta - designed by Philip Johnson in 1995 as a visitor center and now a gallery - SNAP! interprets the pavilion's peculiar geometry and atmosphere both inside and out. Day has roped the exterior of Da Monsta with massive climbing webs and populated the interior with an ensemble of recent sculpture that tease out the noir qualities of Johnson's late work.

 

“The Alumni Show II”

 In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts.

The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on the first Alumni Show held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists.

Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance, and films.

The artists featured in this exhibition are Ian Boyden '95, Stephanie Calvert '08, Rutherford Chang '02, Nicolas Collins '76 MA '79, Renee Green '81, Raphael Griswold '06, John Hatleberg '79, Gabriela Herman '03, Elsie Kagan '99, Liz Magic Laser '03, Danielle Mysliwiec '98, Ed Osborn '87, Juliana Romano '04, Aki Sasamoto '04, Arturo Vidich '03, Stephanie Washburn '03, and Ben Weiner '03.

Date: Friday, September 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dates Closed:  Wednesday, November 20 through Monday, November 25, 2013

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 Noon-5pm



 

Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction

 Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction.

 

Scarecrows on Parade

 Come check out our scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites! FREE with admission to the Zoo.

 

The Ghostly Sightings Tour

The Ghostly Sightings Tours will focus on the history of the house, when it was a private residence, between 1868 and 1938.

Visitors may encounter a ghost who is haunted by those memories and walks through the first and second floors of the Mansion during tour hours, but only at Halloween!

Tours will be offered October 18th, 19th, 20th & 25th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Tickets for The Ghostly Sightings Tours are $20 per person. Reservations are recommended.
 

 

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.