Sunday, October 27 2013

Format: 2014/09/01

Sunday, October 27 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

 

Food for Life Cancer Nutrition and Cooking

Free Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Class February 27

Bridgeport, CT – Monthly course, Feb 27, March 21, April 23, May 29, June 26, July 23, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 22, Nov. 20, to help attendees prevent and survive cancer through proper diet and nutrition. tor, Jane Sirignano, guides attendees through the preparation of simple, tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes. Attendees enjoy the naturally delicious food samples. The Cancer Project is a group of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists in Washington, D.C., and is a program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 501(c)(3). www.CancerProject.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Irish Chamber Orchestra with Sir James Galway

Two of the world's most celebrated flutists, Lady Jeanne and Sir James Galway, perform with the esteemed Irish Chamber Orchestra, know for its energy, unique sound and outstanding musicianship. The performance will include works by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Show begins at 3:00 PM!

For tickets visit

http://jorgensen.uconn.edu/events/view.php?id=357

 

The Problem With Painting. The Problems With Painting, The Problem With Paintings

Two- and three-dimensional paintings on a small scale.

Artist’s Statement

Craig Kane

I grew up in California but was born in New York City and moved back to the City after graduating from UC-Berkeley in 1987.  I have lived and worked in Brooklyn and Manhattan ever since, earning an MFA from SUNY-Purchase in 2004 and exhibiting my work at solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Beijing, Connecticut  and California.

Many of my paintings are small, some only 2 or 3 inches. Some are seascapes or cityscapes like rooftops or water towers. Others are still lifes, portraits or simply reflections of a mood or attitude.

While a lot of what I do is not limited to 2 dimensions, to me there is no such thing as sculpture.  I think everything I do in my studio is some kind of painting.  Even when I don’t paint.  When asked what kind of artist I am, I often say I’m a painter who doesn’t paint, but maybe that gives the wrong impression and makes people think I don’t do anything. What I am doing in my studio is both playful and serious and it is, ultimately, all about painting.

I don’t stick with one thing. I do all kinds of things, and I go back to some of them and do them again.  What keeps me fresh and excited is I don’t force myself to do one thing, and also that I do some of the same things over and over again.  What’s important is that I don’t want to edit myself and I don’t. When I go into my studio, I can do anything and I let myself do whatever I want. 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Megan Sesma with Theodore Arm—“Fantaisie, Tango and Sonata for Harp and Violin”

Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and harpist Megan Sesma has shared the stage with contemporary and popular music artists such as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, and Dianne Reeves.

She is also Principal Harpist with the United States Coast Guard Band.

At The Russell House, Ms. Sesma will be joined by violinist Theodore Arm, performing works by Gaetano Donizetti, Astor Piazzolla, Louis Spohr, and Camille Saint-Saens.   

 

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.

 

3rd annual Community Prison Awareness & Prevention Gathering

3rd annual Communty Prison Awareness & Prevention Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 26th.

This years theme "Prevention of Crime: Mentoring our Youth" will be held at Shiloh Family Life Center, 3 Garvin Street, New London, Connecticut from 9:00am until 2:00pm.  

Join us as we support and regonize successful youth mentoring efforts, network with other groups or start your own.

We will offer age appropriate workshops, adult workshops, keynote speaker, community input and solutions, and so much more.

Light refreshments.  

Free!

 

"Spooks & Flutes!" with Charter Oak Flutes

Charter Oak Flutes present "Spooks & Flutes!"  Sunday October 27, 3:00 pm, at First Congregational Church of Cromwell, 355 Main Street, Cromwell, www.fcccromwell.org.

Admission is free; bring a nonpershable food item to donate to FOODSHARE.

Family friendly flute choir music to spook you and bring a smile to all listeners. call 860-529-3979 for more information.

 

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

This romantic comedy blends some of the best-loved music from composer Stephen Schwartz’s Broadway shows (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife) with some of his lesser known gems.

You’ll meet Sue and Dan, a couple who after 20 years of marriage, have drifted apart.

Together they discover a box of photographs which leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots.

Featuring fresh lyrics and orchestrations, our couple discovers the humorous twists of how love united them and why life has pushed them apart.

Every couple will see themselves in Snapshots!

 

Wednesday 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 & 6:30 pm

 

 

 

The Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND MOVIES!!!

FREE SNACKS FOR CHILDREN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

INTRODUCING A NEW FILM SERIES:

“ENVIROTAINMENT” (8-14 YRS.)

Friday, October 25, 10am-12:00pm, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. (Ages 3-7)

FREE for children & adults

Saturday, October 26, 10am-1:30pm, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford (Ages 8-14)

FREE for children (3-18yrs) & $5.00 for adults

*All films have English subtitles so all children are welcome.

Now in its fourth year, in addition to Latino themed films, “Tiny Tots” and the “Young Globetrotters” series, the festival introduces a new film series called Envirotainment! The film festival will also have cultural performances.  *Please visit website for detailed information: www.ghclff.com

 

The Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND MOVIES!!!

FREE SNACKS FOR CHILDREN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

INTRODUCING A NEW FILM SERIES:

“ENVIROTAINMENT” (8-14 YRS.)

Friday, October 25, 10am-12:00pm, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. (Ages 3-7)

FREE for children & adults

Saturday, October 26, 10am-1:30pm, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford (Ages 8-14)

FREE for children (3-18yrs) & $5.00 for adults

*All films have English subtitles so all children are welcome.

Now in its fourth year, in addition to Latino themed films, “Tiny Tots” and the “Young Globetrotters” series, the festival introduces a new film series called Envirotainment!

The film festival will also have cultural performances. 

*Please visit website for detailed information: www.ghclff.com

 

The Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND MOVIES!!!

FREE SNACKS FOR CHILDREN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

INTRODUCING A NEW FILM SERIES:

“ENVIROTAINMENT” (8-14 YRS.)

Friday, October 25, 10am-12:00pm, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. (Ages 3-7)

FREE for children & adults

Saturday, October 26, 10am-1:30pm, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford (Ages 8-14)

FREE for children (3-18yrs) & $5.00 for adults

*All films have English subtitles so all children are welcome.

Now in its fourth year, in addition to Latino themed films, “Tiny Tots” and the “Young Globetrotters” series, the festival introduces a new film series called Envirotainment!

The film festival will also have cultural performances. 

*Please visit website for detailed information: www.ghclff.com

 

Haunted Habitat 2013: Tricky Trolls

The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s annual haunted house will be crawling with trolls this year.

The event will be held at the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center (156 Prospect St., Wethersfield, CT 06109) and it provides spooky and educational fun for children of all ages.

Come see what tricks the trolls have up their sleeves! The haunted house will be open Friday, October 25th from 6 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, October 26th from 1pm-8 p.m, and Sunday, October 27th  from 1pm6 p.m. Admission is $4 per person and games cost 50 cents each.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center Visit our website, www.friendsofebwnaturecenter.org, or connect with us on Facebook (Friends of the EBW Nature Center) for the latest news.

 

Legends and Hauntings

Pre-register to guarantee a spot!

Register online at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wefd8ddab&oeidk=a07e831osc5fd86dc67 or call 203-259-1598.

Sunday, October 27th, 6:00pm

Get chilled to the bone on this walking tour that explores haunting legends and folklore as night descends.

Hear about body snatching in the cemetery, ghost legends at the Tavern and stand on the site where wary townsfolk tested alleged witches in the 17th century.

 

 

5-Show Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- There is still time to subscribe to the exciting 2013-2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining five shows, and you save 15% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $64-$147, you get five Broadway quality shows for the price of one!

You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, little surprises from the theatre, and the knowledge that they are supporting the educational, cultural, and outreach programs that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions.

The upcoming shows for the Main Stage season include the legendary Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the hilarious Lend Me a Tenor, the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem, stop/time dance theater’s I’d Rather Be Dancing, and the quirky musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.


For more information on the Main Stage season and how to subscribe, visit the company website (www.playhouseonpark.org), or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).

 

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.