Tuesday, November 5 2013

Format: 2014/10/01

Tuesday, November 5 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.
 

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 11th Annual Foreign Language Film Festival

The Fall 2013 Bruyette Athenaeum Performing Arts Series in conjunction with the University of Saint Joseph department of Foreign Languages will present the 11th Annual Foreign Language Film Festival.

The series will showcase three featured films on Tuesday, September 24, Thursday, October 24, and Tuesday, November 6.

Remarks for all films begin at 7:00 p.m. To buy tickets, contact the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860.231.5555 or order online at http://tickets.usj.edu.

Free parking. General Seating – Tickets $10 Adult, $8 Senior Citizen, Members Complimentary.

All films are shown in The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium, located on the University’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue.

 

Films include: "Machuca", "Chico & Rita", and "Heroes".

 

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.

 

Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction

 Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction.

 

The University of Saint Joseph presents “Down to Earth: The Art & Archaeology of Ancient Iraq” featuring Professor Dorothy Bosch

 WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (October 15, 2013) – Dorothy Bosch Keller, professor and chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Saint Joseph will deliver a slide and lecture presentation based on her recent travels abroad in “Down to Earth: The Art & Archaeology of Ancient Iraq.” Join us on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium on USJ’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Keller at 860.231.5236 or dkeller@usj.edu.

Iraq, known as ancient Mesopotamia – the land between the two great rivers Tigris and Euphrates – was home to one of the world’s earliest civilizations.

To explore such sites as Eridu, Uruk, Ur of the Chaldees, and Babylon is to trace the history of the first cultures to build cities, invent writing, develop the wheel, and rule the known world. Conquered by Persians, the Macedonian army of Alexander the Great, the armies of the Islamic conquest, the Mongol hordes, and the Ottoman Empire of Turkey, Iraq offers a compendium of astounding archaeological, historical, and religious sites dating from ca. 4,000 B.C.E. to the present.

Professor Keller will discuss these points during her presentation noting that while Iraq has experienced extended periods of war and turmoil, a sense of continuity prevails.

A renowned art historian, archaeologist, and photographer, Professor Dorothy Bosch Keller has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and has participated in numerous excavations. She earned her M.Ed. from the University of Hartford; an M.A. and C.A.G.S. from the University of Saint Joseph; and a B.S. from the University of Hartford Art School. A sought-after speaker for her depth of scholarship and expertise, some of Professor Keller’s recent presentations include: “Parisian Life and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,” at the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) delivered earlier this year as part of the acclaimed Lautrec & His World exhibition; she also presented “A Legacy of Creativity: Celebrating the Weir Family of Artists,” at NBMAA in August 2012.

 

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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).

 

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.