Tuesday, November 12 2013

Format: 2014/08/28

Tuesday, November 12 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
 

A Christmas Story

In 1940's Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination. However, a kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Based on the hit film classic of the same name, A Christmas Story is pure holiday entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.

Co-sponsored by Travelers and Webster Bank

 

Author Talk - Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power with Kevin Peraino

Join us for an Author Talk with Kevin Peraino.  He will discuss his book Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power (Crown Publishers, October 29, 2013). 

Peraino grew up in Ridgefield, CT.  This program is co-sponsored by Books on the Common.

Kevin Peraino is a major new historical talent, combining the sensibility of a gifted writer and storyteller with a keen analytic intelligence.

You may think you know all you need to know about Abraham Lincoln, but in this lucid and compelling new book, you will discover that you've only heard half the story.

Here is the Lincoln who looked abroad, struggling with, and ultimately shaping, America's role in the world. - Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas Jefferson

Kevin Peraino spent a decade at Newsweek, was a finalist for the Livingston Award for his foreign-affairs reporting, and who was part of the team that won a National Magazine Award for its coverage of the 2004 presidential campaign.

 He has long been fascinated by foreign affairs, witnessing it at the street level as he traveled throughout the world from Syria to Libya to Sudan.

As he began studying the traditions of American foreign policy, he came to see strong similarities between our modern global arena and the Age of Lincoln.

While many Americans share the view that, “all we really need to know about Lincoln we learned in kindergarten,” Peraino argues that there is still much to be learned from the Great Emancipator when he is viewed against the backdrop of his own world.

Please register as space is limited.

 

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.

 

Artful Lunch Series-Mark Slobin

 

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes.

 

 

Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center and Mark Slobin, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music, as he talks about an instrument in Wesleyan’s World Instrument Collection.

 

 

Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.

 


 

Cara Vickers-Kane: "Parlor Tricks" @ Middlesex Community College

Reception on Thursday, November 7th, 6:00-7:30 pm.

The experiential nature of Cara Vickers-Kane’s photographs provokes viewers to actively see, be seen by and engage with the depicted subjects. 

Vickers-Kane’s Parlor Tricks series consist of paired models that initially appear seated on a vintage sofa.  Closer inspection reveals that these subjects are actually seated on stools positioned in front of a photographic backdrop that includes the sofa image.

A visible seam in the center of the background photograph further announces this intentional play of illusionism.  Although these are color photographs, a black and white background and subdued garment values further separate the posed models from the artifice of their environment.

The staged nature of studio photography is a key subject in Vickers-Kane’s work where 19th century gazes, props and posturing play off of clearly contemporary portrayals of the human body in nuanced social interactions.  

Vickers-Kane describes her photographs as explorations of the “complexities between representation and presentation, observation and interaction, reciprocation and disconnect.”Cara Vickers-Kane has exhibited through the United States and internationally. 

She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Wright State University. She also holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Connecticut.

Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm & Saturday 9am-2pm, when classes are in session. 

The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office.

Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 8am-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8am-4pm.

 

For more information please contact:

Matthew Weber, Art Curator

860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.edu

http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/Content/Art_Exhibits.asp

 

 

The Missing Link in Retirement Planning: Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance

If you are seeking information on how to plan for future long-term care costs, you will want to attend the public forum, The Missing Link in Retirement Planning - Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance.  The forum will be held on November 12th at the North Haven Holiday Inn, 201

 

Washington Avenue, North Haven.

 

The program will start at 6:00 P.M.  (Doors will open at 5:30 P.M.)  The State of Connecticut, in conjunction with the South Central CT Area Agency on Aging, will present this free, two-hour session. 

 

The program is open to the general public. 

No insurance sales will take place.

 

By attending this forum, you will gain a better understanding of: (1) the risks and costs of nursing home and home care and why it’s important to consider these long-term care factors in retirement planning; (2) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance; and (3) the State’s innovative program, the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, and how it can add to your long-range financial security. 

You will benefit from this forum if you are between 40 and 65 years of age and have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home

 

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).

 

Journalism & Media Academy Open House

 The Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School is holding an Open House for 8th grade students from the greater Hartford and Tolland counties.

The Open House will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, at the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School, which is located at 150 Tower Avenue, Hartford, CT.

Students attending the event will tour the brand new, state-of-the-art high school, meet with staff, and learn more about the school’s partnership with the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.

For more information about this event, please contact Kellie Wagner at 860-695-7607.

 

45th Celebration of American Crafts

The Celebration of American Crafts is an annual exhibition and sale of fine, contemporary crafts sponsored by Creative Arts Workshop.

The exhibition is held in CAW's handsome two-story Hilles Gallery.

Over 300 artists from across America are featured, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more.

Nov. 1 - Dec 24, 2013 - OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Thurs 11am-8pm; Sun 1-5pm

 

 

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.