Wednesday, October 9 2013

Format: 2014/09/17

Wednesday, October 9 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

 

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

 

 

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.

 

“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

 

 

Zoo Tots

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals.

This session is entitled "Not So Scary."

Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563.

The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child. 

 

Lecture: “Chromolithography and the Golden Age of Board Games”

People are now obsessed with games on their smart phones, but there was a time in the late nineteenth century when board games were all the rage. 

This fad will be explored at an upcoming lecture at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum entitled, “Chromolithography and the Golden Age of Board Games”. 

The lecture is being presented by Margaret K. Hofer, Curator of Decorative Arts at the New-York Historical Society. 

 To reserve a seat, please contact the Mansion at 203-838-9799.

Boldly designed and colorfully packaged board games exploded onto the market in the late nineteenth century with the adoption of chromolithography by American game manufacturers.

In this illustrated lecture, Margaret Hofer will consider the games that entertained Americans from the 1840s to the 1920s, focusing on the golden age of the 1880s and ‘90s, when firms like McLoughlin Brothers produced vibrant, sumptuous games for a burgeoning middle-class audience. 

Margaret K. Hofer is Curator of Decorative Arts at the New-York Historical Society, where she has worked since 1993. Hofer has curated numerous exhibitions on topics ranging from colonial carriages to Victorian board games. 

Her publications include The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board and Table Games (2003).  She received her B.A. from Yale University and M.A. from the University of Delaware's Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark located at 295 West Avenue

in Norwalk.  Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. 

 

Transfer and Transform at the University of Saint Joseph on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) invites all prospective transfer students and adult learners to join us for our Transfer and Transform event on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 5:45 p.m. in the Crystal Room of Mercy Hall on the University’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue.

Meet faculty and staff, learn about the admissions process, and receive an unofficial transfer credit evaluation by faxing your transcripts in advance to 860.231.5744.

To register, call the Office of Admissions at 860.231.5216 or online at http://www.usj.edu/visitus. 

 

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.