Monday, December 23 2013

Format: 2014/10/25

Monday, December 23 2013

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.

 

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 Unicorn Stampede

 Opening at 10am, Friday, November 29, 2013

A stampede of glitter unicorns will run wild at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum this holiday season.  Frolic in a fantasy world of magic brought to life by Manhattan artist Camomile Hixon.

 This young, international artist will install 24 "life-size" unicorns, enhanced with 750 pounds of glitter.  The glittered room of Unicorns will lend an unforgettable air of celebratory magic to this holiday season.  Open Daily through January 5th, except Mondays.

 

The Great Cinnamon Bear Christmas Radio Show

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents this whimsical story of a brother and sister in search of their Christmas tree star led by a dapper teddy bear.

The adventure is played out on stage and "on the air" in an old-time radio studio, complete with retro radio commercials, singers and sound effects artists.

This new musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg is inspired by an actual radio broadcast in 1937.  December 7 -29th at the Center for the Arts (40 Railroad Avenue) in Milford. 

Performances are Saturdays at 2 & 5:30pm, Sundays at 2pm and a special evening performance Friday, December 20th at 7:30pm.

All tickets are $17. and available at www.pantochino.com
 

 

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

 

 

Fairfield Back & Forth: Imagery by artist Miggs Burroughs

Visitors will be mesmerized by images that transform from 19th century photos to present-day scenes in Westport artist’s Miggs Burroughs new lenticular photography show.

The exhibition will be on view through February 18, 2014.

 

 

Choo Choo Storytime

Thursdays, December 12 & 19   

Holiday Vacation Week:

Monday, December 23, Thursday, December 26 & Friday, December 27

10:30am – 11am

Free with admission.

Enjoy your favorite – and new – stories about all things trains! Discover adventures on the tracks with books that spark the imagination.

 

Help Keep Local History Alive!

 

WANTED:
 
 
 
Photographs and Stories of the
 
Legendary Locals of Wallingford!
 
Do you know of someone who has shaped the community of Wallingford and should berecognized for it?
Would you like to help preserve the stories of the people who have made your community great?
 
Local resident Tarn Granucci is currently compiling a book of legendary locals of Wallingford and is looking for your help. She is writing stories and assembling images of the newsworthy and noteworthy individuals and groups who have built and shaped Wallingford to include in an upcoming book to be published by Arcadia Publishing in its new Legendary Locals imprint.
 
To share your photographs and stories, please contact Tarn Granucci at 203.214.1874 or tarngranucci@gmail.com by February 1, 2014
 
Help keep local history alive!
 

4-Show Mini Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park: A Great Holiday Gift Idea!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Don’t forget to subscribe to the exciting 2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining four shows, and you save 10% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $54-$126, you get four 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 Lend Me a Tenor (a hilarious romp behind the scenes at an opera house), the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem (a 1930s adaptation of Pygmalion), I’d Rather Be Dancing (the annual singing and dancing extravaganza from stop/time theater), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (a quirky musical where six misfit adolescents compete in the “spelling bee of a lifetime”).


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).