Thursday, November 7 2013

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Thursday, November 7 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

 

Meditation Series in Trumbull

Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. 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.

Thursdays at 12 p.m.
$15 per class or 10-class card for $100. Registration required. 
Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies
2 Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Trumbull, CT  06611
 

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.

 

Shifting Territories and Dark Angels Exhibits

Shifting Territories:
Curated by David Borawski
People say ‘it’s a small world’ and
in some ways that’s true. However,
more often it is the smaller
subdivision, the sphere of action,
the province that we defend that
defines our reference points. Shifting
Territories brings together six artists
whose work sheds light into these
spheres, addressing subjects that resonate locally
and globally. Artists include: Linda Abadjian, Elaine
Angelopolis, Geoffrey Detrani, Dan Rubenbauer and
Lisa Seidenberg. Exhibition continues through
December 13th.

Dark Angels:

This installation of computer-generated images
by Connecticut artist, Ken Morgan, pays homage
to the fallen soldiers of war. Exhibition continues
through December 14th.

Join us for a gallery reception with both artists as we unveil their exhibits on 11/7 from 6-8 p.m.

For gallery hours, please visit www.charteroakcenter.org/index.php/visual-arts/large-gallery/

 

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

 

 

Jessica Lang Dance

Hailed as "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang transforms classical ballet language and rigor into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. The New York City-based dance company under the direction and vision of choreographer Jessica Lang thrills audiences with repertoire ranging from minimal and simplistic to rich and dense with visual ideas including remarkable sets and costumes.

Show starts at 7:30 PM!

For tickets please visit

http://jorgensen.uconn.edu/events/view.php?id=359

 

 

 

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.

 

Harmony in Action at NHSO

 Catch Music Haven’s “Harmony in Action” student orchestra in the rotunda before the New Haven Symphony presents “Lyricism and Longing.”

Woolsey Hall Rotunda

500 College St., New Haven

Admission for rotunda performance: Free  (Ticket required for NHSO concert) 

 

Second Annual Saul Cohen - JFS Lecture

 Second Annual Saul Cohen – JFS  Lecture on Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 pm, Esther Perel,  renowned family and relationship therapist and internationally acclaimed author will speak on “Inside the Jewish Family: Reconciling Commitments and Transgressions.” The lecture is open to the community at no charge and will take place at the GenRe Auditorium at UCONN Stamford, located at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Broad Street in Stamford.

A dessert reception will follow. For more information, please visit www.ctjfs.org  or call 203-921-4161.

JTT Cocktail Hour, Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 pm, Meet and greet prior to lecture, enjoy wine and light fare in the Conference Center Atrium at UCONN Stamford, located at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Broad Street in Stamford. Open to the community.

For more information, please contact Leah Schechter at [email protected] or call 203-921-4161.

 

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

 

 

 

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, [email protected]

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

 

 

University of Saint Joseph presents the 2013 McAuley Lecture “Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century”

Dr. Noguera will present on the topic of “Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century.” Education is often described as the civil rights issue of the 21st century by politicians calling for policy reforms. However, school segregation, one of the most important civil rights issues involving education during the 20th century remains largely unresolved.

This presentation will analyze the current reform agenda being promoted by states, the federal government and various advocacy groups.

We will also explore why issues pertaining to racial segregation and social inequality are no longer considered central to school change initiatives and the implications raised when these issues are ignored.

Finally, we will consider the possibilities for change that currently exist given the constraints confronting public schools.

 

 

Opening Reception: Chuck Close and His Turnaround Kids

 Visual artist Chuck Close recently mentored 34 students in the sixth through eigh grades at Bridgeport's Roosevelt School, one of eight schools in the nation to participaate in the White House's Turnaround Arts initiative which aims to imporve low-performing schools by increasing student "engagement" through the arts.  The public-private parternship was developed in cooperaation with the U.S. Deaprtment of Education and the White House Domestic Policy Council.  Close was one of the eight high-profile creative talents who volunteered for the program, working closely with the selected school students, faculty and surrounding communities.  

The exhibition celebrated the difference that art makes in the emotional and intellectual lives of Bridgeport's students. 

 

Museum After Dark: Celebrate the Season with special guest, author Missy Wolfe

Thursday, November 7th    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.    

Admission is Free.

Start your holiday shopping at our Museum Shop Trunk Show.

Enjoy wine and cheese and meet watercolorist Kassie Foss, jewelry designer Alice Woods, together with other artists. Author Missy Wolfe will discuss her book, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America, 1610 – 1665.

 

 

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).

 

Museum After Dark: Celebrate the Season with special guest, author Missy Wolfe

Start your holiday shopping at our Museum Shop Trunk Show. Enjoy wine and cheese and meet watercolorist Kassie Foss, jewelry designer Alice Woods, together with other artists. Author Missy Wolfe will discuss her book, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America, 1610 – 1665.

Thursday, November 7    6pm – 8pm

 

 

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.