Tuesday, October 22 2013

Format: 2014/08/28

Tuesday, October 22 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

 

Gentle Yoga Class in Trumbull

Gentle Yoga Class with certified instructor Jessica DeFeo. Gentle yoga is perfect for beginners and people with physical difficulties such as back pain and knee pain. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.

Tuesdays from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
$10 per class. Registration required. Limit of 8 people per class.
Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies
2 Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Trumbull, CT  06611
 

Business Planning Foundations

 

This 13 week course is a practical, hands-on business development program. During the course you will learn to define your business model, research your market, identify and reach your target customer and more! Business advisers will coach entrepreneurs through the development of a complete business plan to operate their business and/or seek financing. One-on-one appointments with advisers are available throughout the course.
 

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 11th Annual Foreign Language Film Festival

The Fall 2013 Bruyette Athenaeum Performing Arts Series in conjunction with the University of Saint Joseph department of Foreign Languages will present the 11th Annual Foreign Language Film Festival.

The series will showcase three featured films on Tuesday, September 24, Thursday, October 24, and Tuesday, November 6.

Remarks for all films begin at 7:00 p.m. To buy tickets, contact the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860.231.5555 or order online at http://tickets.usj.edu.

Free parking. General Seating – Tickets $10 Adult, $8 Senior Citizen, Members Complimentary.

All films are shown in The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium, located on the University’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue.

 

Films include: "Machuca", "Chico & Rita", and "Heroes".

 

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.

 

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.

 

Unsinkable Women: Songs & Stories from the Titanic at the University of Saint Joseph

Unsinkable Women: Songs & Stories from the Titanic at the University of Saint Joseph

 

WEST HARTFORD, CT (October 9, 2013) – The University of Saint Joseph will present “Unsinkable Women: Songs and Stories from the Titanic” as part of its fall Performing Arts Series at the Bruyette Athenaeum.

The performance will take place on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium, located on the University’s main campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Conn. Tickets ($20 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 youth) are available online at tickets.usj.edu or by phone at 860.231.5555.

 

Based on actual diaries, letters and interviews, “Unsinkable Women” brings to life nine famous figures including Madeline Astor (the beautiful teenage bride of John Jacob Astor, one of the wealthiest men in America) and Margaret Tobin Brown — the “Unsinkable Molly" herself, whose account of the Titanic's final moments brings the evening to its dramatic climax.

 

Internationally acclaimed as a remarkable tour-de-force, “Unsinkable Women” will be performed by creator Deborah Jean Stapleton with musical underscoring by musical director C. Colby Sachs, choreography by Broadway veteran Ron Schwinn, nine sumptuous period costumes designed by Sara Jablon, and direction by Nancy Robillard.

The production is presented in collaboration with the Mark Twain House and Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

 

 

 

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.