Sunday, November 17 2013

Format: 2014/09/02

Sunday, November 17 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

 

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

 

 

Peter and the Wolf

The UConn Puppet Arts program brings Prokofiev's musical tale to life in this enchanting production, complete with fabulous puppets and vivid musical characterizations with a live orchestra that highlight both the narrative and beloved score. Kids will be spellbound by the story of a young boy's adventures with a wolf in the meadow behind his grandfather's house, while simultaneously learning about classical music and the different instruments of the orchestra.

Show starts at 2:00 PM!

For tickets please visit

http://jorgensen.uconn.edu/events/view.php?id=361

 

 

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.

 

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 King of Instruments - "A London Hymn-phony"

Inspired by a recent trip to England to visit historic organs, David Spicer will play arrangements he performed as he toured London. 

A slide show of the organs being played will be presented. 

This is a concert you will not want to miss!

A free-will offering will be received. Childcare up to age 8. 

A reception will follow the concert.

 

 

Battlefields of the Pequot War

Presented by Kevin McBride and David Naumec of The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

Sunday, November 17th 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

$5 Suggested Donation

The Pequot War (1636-1637) was the first protracted engagement between English colonists and American Indians in New England.

The infamous Pequot Swamp Fight, was the last major battle and occurred in Southport in 1637. Since 2007, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been identifying and preserving historical sites associated with the Pequot War.

Learn about the latest research on this project and the archaeological work on the battlefields in Groton and in Old Saybrook.

 

 

Simsbury Community Band Veterans Day Concert

Simsbury Community Band will be performing a free concert to honor our veterans on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM. 

Please come and enjoy an afternoon of great patriotic songs. 

Refreshments will be served after the concert.

 

Sugar Plum Tea Party

Join the Nutmeg Ballet's Sugar Plum Fairy & Friends for a Very Special Tea Party Adventure
Embark on a magical journey through the Land of Snow and the Land of the Sweets

TORRINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013/The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory/- The Parent Network and the Dance Shop at The Nutmeg Ballet are honored to host a special Sugar Plum Tea Party on Sunday, November 17th and Sunday, November 24th.
 
This memorable event includes a meet & greet with characters from The Nutmeg Ballet’s Nutcracker, a keepsake photo, craft, story time, tea party, and so much more!
Come join Sugar Plum, Clara & her Prince, the Dew Drop Fairy, and Snow Queen as you experience all the wonders of the Land of the Sweets and the Land of the Snow. Enter a magical land where Angels, Flowers, Sweet Treats, Clowns, Mice and Toy Soldiers and a very special Nutcracker come to life.
 
So many surprises in store for the little ones. You won’t want to miss out as it's sure to become a wonderful family tradition!
Tickets may be purchased in the Dance Shop at The Nutmeg in person or by phone: 860.482.4413.
 
The cost is $20 per child, additional siblings $10 each. Children should be accompanied by an adult.  Proceeds support Parent Network’s fundraising efforts and will fund scholarships, field trips, special events, and productions that benefit the trainees of The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory.
 
This event would not be possible without The Nutmeg Ballet’s parent and student volunteers, the artistic staff, and our sponsors who have so generously supported this event, most notably Dance Shop at The Nutmeg and Parent Network at The Nutmeg. 
 
Special thanks to our generous Sugar Plum Tea Party Sponsors:  Sweeties Treats Cupcakes, S&S Treats, Lily and Vine Floral Design, and Litchfield Woods Health Care Center. 

 

 

Two Connecticut Painters: From Impressionism to Regionalism

A new exhibit entitled, Two Connecticut Painters: From Impressionism to Regionalism will open on November 7, 2013 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. It will feature the works of artists Augustus and Richard Smith Daggy. The exhibit will run through December 29th with a fundraising reception featuring harpist Alix Raspe, and refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods on December 8th from 4:00-6:00pm, tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the Museum’s cultural and educational programs. 

 

The artwork is on loan to the Museum by the City of Norwalk Historical Commission and Private Collections from throughout Connecticut.  Co-curators are Norwalk resident Leigh Grant, who recently curated the exhibit “Silvermine Group of Artists” at the Solon Borglum Studio, and Museum Trustee Gail Ingis-Claus of Fairfield, CT, who is also an artist, interior designer and educator. 

 

Ms. Grant has extensive knowledge of the Daggys and wrote the monograph, Father and Son: Augustus and Richard Smith Daggy in 2008. She quotes John Vassos who said, “Richard Daggy …can be referred to as the Van Gogh of New England. His extreme reverence and humility toward his work make him unquestionably one of the most sincere artists of his time.

 

His water colors are bathed in sunlight and his insistence on essential form at all times is marked. There is nothing of the quaint or superficial in Daggy’s work. It is vigorous and composed and disarmingly sincere.

 

His palette is the palette of a man who loves trees, loves the sky, loves the country and above all loves life, and does not hesitate to say so. He is now in the period where he has found himself, and, in his full stride, is scheduled to make an important contribution to American painting.”

 

Augustus (1858-1942), an illustrator and painter, was drawn to Norwalk in 1913 for the artists living in the Silvermine area of the town.  This group of artists would later form the Silvermine Guild of Artists of which Augustus was an original member.  The Daggy family resided at Grumman Avenue in Norwalk.  Richard (1892-1973), Augustus’ eldest, was schooled in art by his father.  His paintings, like his father’s, tended to be landscapes, but of a very different style.  His medium was watercolor. (Copyright - Leigh Grant, November 2, 2008).

 

Harpist Alix Raspé has been a student of harp since age 8. Described as spellbinding, Alix is currently a junior majoring in Harp Performance at New York University and minoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies.

 

Alix attended Juilliard Pre-College from 2009-2010, 2010-2011. In 2007, she received the Annapolis Music Festival Maestro Award as an outstanding soloist and was runner up in the NYU Concerto Competition in 2013. Ms. Raspe has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Juilliard’s Paul and Morse Halls, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and the United Nations.

 

The fall exhibit at the Mansion is made possible in part by Whole Foods and Investmark.

 

The Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from distinguished benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation

 

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. 

 

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 P.M., 2 P.M., and 3 P.M.  Admittance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children.  Children under 8 are admitted free.  For more information, visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.

 

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).

 

“Let This Be a Lesson” Book Release and Signing (All are welcome)

 

Come Join Us
 
We welcome you to join us at Stratford Library on
Sunday, November 17, 2013
For Stratford High School graduate Jessica Harding’s first book signing!
Jessica has written and published her first book “Let This Be a Lesson”.
So we invite you to come celebrate this great accomplishment with us, buy the very first copies of the book, and ask questions.
Books will be sold at $20
                                                 
          Date: November 17, 2013
          Time: 2PM-4PM  
          Place: Stratford  Library  

 

                      

2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615
 
 
 

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.