Wednesday, October 2 2013

Format: 2014/10/01

Wednesday, October 2 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

 

Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

      Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.

       Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.

             The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor.  Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.  

            The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate.  Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.

            The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.  The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

 

 

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.

 

Girl Rising Film Screening

A film that showcases the strength of the humanspirit and the power of education to change the world. Sponsored by Trinity College Women & Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC), Charter Oak Cultural Center, Trinity College Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body (PHAB) and Trinity College Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA). Part of Girlcott 2014.

The screening will start at 7:30 p.m.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

Rehearsal Space

Over the course of ten days, New York-based artist Alex Schweder will participate in the cultural life of the Glass House campus while occupying a mobile living unit temporarily situated alongside the Brick House.

Speculating that architecture is enacted as well as built, Rehearsal Space comprises a portable accommodation (combining a van, a scissor lift, and an inflatable room) that anticipates the Glass House’s potential artist residency program. 

 

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 Old Masters: Masters of the Italian Renaissance” presented by ArtScapades

In “Masters of the Italian Renaissance, ArtScapades explores the styles five great Italian artists, Botticelli, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, and Raphael, including background information on each artist's life and work, and laid the foundation for the development of western art.

The lecture explores each artist’s characteristics of style to help you visit any museum, anywhere, and recognize the artist’s work, and the relationship of the artistic movements to historical and intellectual currents of the time

Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, of ArtScapades, began teaching art appreciation in 1998 in the New Canaan public school system.

By popular demand, they began sharing their knowledge with adults who wanted to learn the basics of art to make museum trips more enjoyable.

Registration requested at 203-452-5197 or on-line at www.trumbullct-library.org

 

Othello Opens the 5th Season at Playhouse on Park

 

WEST HARTFORD, CT

To kick off its fifth anniversary season, Playhouse on Park presents one of William Shakespeare’s most renowned tragedies, Othello.

This brutally honest, two-hour telling enters a world of war that we know all too well, and shows the power that love, jealousy, passion and pride have over our lives...and how no one is safe from the consequences of these passions!

This production will feature RJ Foster as the title role of Othello, Tom Coiner as Iago, Celine Held as Desdemona, and Jennifer Polansky as Emilia.Mr. Foster’s recent film/TV credits include Guiding Light, Fringe, Damages, Blue Bloods, and Made in Jersey.

He has also performed in Hamlet at Pearl Theater Company and Twelfth Night at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Mr. Coiner’s past appearances include Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Dromio of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors), National Theatre Conservatory (Jacques in As You Like It, Vershinin in Three Sisters) and the TV series Boardwalk Empire.

Ms. Held is a graduate of NYU Tisch, where she has portrayed Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Sylvia in Two Gentleman of Verona. Ms. Polansky was recently seen as the title  female role in Classical Theatre Project’s Romeo and Juliet.

Also appearing in Othello are Ted D’Agostino (Lodovico/Duke of Venice), Aidan Eastwood (Cassio), Emily Kron (Bianca), Troy Peckham (Montano), Austin Seay (Roderigo), Rob Tromp (Brabantio), and Patrick David Wheeler (Gratiano).

Performances run October 2nd- 20th.

Opening Friday performances will include a wine and cheese reception. Sunday performances will include a talk back with the cast and crew.

Preview tickets are $15.

Standard tickets range from $22.50-$32.50, with discounts for students, seniors, and Let’s Go Arts members.

Students rush tickets are available 15 minutes before curtain ($10 cash only with valid student ID).

Subscriptions for the Main Stage season, which includes Othello, are available.

For more information, visit www.playhouseonpark.org or call 860-523-5900 x10.

 

“Faces of China, 1981: Photographs by Tom Zetterstrom”

 Tom Zetterstrom's photographs offer a glimpse of China's people in only the third year of Deng Xiaoping's "Reform and Opening Up."

They were taken before globalization or discos, before cell phones, during Mr. Zetterstrom's 1981 trip hosted by the Yale-China Association. The photographs were exhibited at the Asia Society and toured nationally in the 1980s, but have not been displayed for 30 years.

The people in these color and black-and-white portraits are guileless, everyday people who stand on the brink of enormous social change.

Dates: Wednesday, September 11 through Friday, December 6, 2013.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 Noon-4pm

 

 

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.