Tuesday, November 19 2013

Format: 2014/10/22

Tuesday, November 19 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.
 

Business B.A.S.I.C.S.

 Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Are you a current business owner considering an expansion? These workshops are designed to assist you in assessing your business concept and your personal readiness for business ownership or expansion.   

  •    Consider important questions about business ownership and your readiness to start or expand a business including your experience, financial situation, available investment capital and lifestyle needs.
•    Evaluate your business concept in a dynamic group setting. Is your concept a good match for your expertise, existing networks and personal situation?
•    Identify challenges
•    Plan action steps to reach your goal 

 

Eyes Wide Open Film Viewing

Haim Tabakman’s first film that tells the story of a married Orthodox Jewish father of four who falls in love with a twenty-two year old male student.

 The film will start at 7 p.m.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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).

 

Bishop Rosazza to present “Advent and the Catholic Social Justice Tradition: Actively Longing for a New Heaven and a New Earth”

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will present a lecture featuring The Most Reverend Peter A. Rosazza, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Hartford on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Crystal Room of Mercy Hall, located on USJ’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue. This event is free of charge and the community is cordially invited to attend.

For more information, contact Kate Stratton, director of Campus Ministry, at 860.231.5269 or kstratton@usj.edu.

As the Advent Season approaches, Bishop Rosazza will lead a talk on “Advent and the Catholic Social Justice Tradition: Actively Longing for a New Heaven and a New Earth.” This event is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Office of Campus Ministry at USJ. 



For biographical information on Bishop Rosazza, view:
http://www.archdioceseofhartford.org/bishoprosazza.htm

 

 

KORAN BY HEART: A FACILITATED FILM SERIES

Panel Discussion and Film Series
Explore Muslim Worlds

The facilitated series, which is free and open to all, is designed to promote cross-cultural exchange and understanding on the topic of Muslim Worlds.

TUES., NOV. 19, DISCUSSION BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M.

Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember (80 minutes) 
Every year over a hundred young people from 70 countries across the Islamic world arrive in Cairo to compete in the world’s oldest and most prestigious Koran reciting contest – the International Holy Koran competition.
Follow three 10-year-old scholars, a girl and two boys, as they leave their countries to compete.
Facilitators: Dr. Feryal Salem, Hartford Seminary, Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law and Janet Bauer,  Trinity College, Associate Professor of International Studies
 

Meet Author Judy Mandel

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

6-8:30 PM

  Meet Author Judy Mandel:  A Self-Publishing Success Story

Judy Mandel will speak about writing her touching memoir, Replacement Child. Judy is the replacement child for her sister who was killed.  It would be years before she understood how the tragic accident that happened before she was born shaped her life and her relationships.

The previously unknown author first self-published Replacement Child as an eBook in 2011, after being told by agents "I don't think I can sell it." After selling thousands of copies of as an eBook, Judy found that the agents and publishers changed their minds and offered her a healthy advance for her memoir. 

Judy’s writing life began as a reporter.  She later worked in public relations and advertising and somehow found herself in corporate communications at various insurance companies, where she earned a living for 20 years.

Her memoir grew out of early essays and the promise she made to her family to tell the story.  

Judy now balances her business writing for clients with writing fiction, nonfiction and articles from her home in Connecticut.

The meeting will take place at the Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT.   

For directions:  http://russelllibrary.org/about_us/directions.html or call 860-347-2528.

Fee:  $10 at the door. This will be a dessert potluck.

 Please bring one to share.  Coffee will be served.

RSVP:  Gail Harris * gharris@fresheyesreview.com * 203-858-9425

EFA: www.the-efa.org

 

 

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.