Friday, February 1 2013

Format: 2014/07/28

Friday, February 1 2013

Donald Axleroad: “Disintegration of Truth & Trust”

A new series of work created in response to current events and the contemporary issues of today’s world.  Through imagery and symbols, the artist explores the dissolution of American culture; a time and place where dishonesty has become the norm, and for many, innocence has been lost and the American Dream has been shattered.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013

 

 

Tina Rohrer: “A Commitment to Color, Movement and Geometry”

This new exhibit is a tribute, honoring the life and art of Tina Rohrer, who passed away in the summer of 2012.  The selection of work, in a variety of media, expresses the artists’ love of movement and color through geometric constructions.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6 - February 17, 2013

 

 

Historical Exhibit: “The Silvermine Print Collection”

Showcasing a selection of works from the current Silvermine print collection, which consists of over 200 prints from renowned artists.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013

 

 

New Members Exhibition

Each year in the spring and fall, artists are selected, through a jurying process to become new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists.  This exhibit showcases the works of five new Guild Artist members inducted in the spring and fall of 2012. The new members include: Mindy Green, Shelby Head, Heather Houston, Lara Ivanovic, and Hank Paper.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013         

 

 

 

Legends of Rock: THE MONKEES

 

Shelley Archives Presents 
Legends of Rock Live

THE MONKEES
RARE CLIPS (1966-1970)

Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley

Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11

The Monkees

ABOUT THE FILM: In recognition of the death of performer Davy Jones of The Monkees, The Avon Theatre will present a special evening celebrating the music and fun that The Monkees brought to their fans. This program will blend song promos, ads, and live performances to create a salute to the group, with time at the end for fans to share their memories and insights. Some of the songs that will be included will be “The Monkees” the theme song for the show, “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” Daydream Believer,” “A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You,” “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone,” “Valleri,” and many more. Although Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Mickey Dolenz were hired for the television show to act the part of a band, each had the talent and dedication to go beyond the limits of their contract by working hard to make their fictional band into a reality. A year after the show started, The Monkees were able to perform together in live concerts, creating a commercial success. In 1966, they outsold the Beatles in the U.S. The Monkees’ first four albums went straight to #1 on the Billboard charts and multi-platinum sales. In English | 105 minutes.

Bill Shelley

ABOUT BILL SHELLEY: Bill Shelley has been filming since the 1970s when he recorded bands Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, then he directed music videos for Public Enemy. Shelley Archives was started in 1985 and today the company has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-takes and home movies. Preservation of films and music clips is the main focus of the organization.

 

Attack of the Space Nymphos from the Planet Uranus

Strange gaseous emissions . . . Amazonian female space aliens . . . items hurling from space heading toward planet earth . . . just another day at the award-winning Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain!

 Attack of the Space Nymphos from Uranus, the latest from local playwright Bill Arnold, will be making its maiden voyage on January 11, 2013 and first stop – Hole in the Wall Theater.
 
Attack of the Space Nymphos from Uranus is acomedy that pays homage to the classic Sci-Fi movies and TV shows from the 1950’s and features a wild array of characters, recognizable to anyone who’s a fan of this genre. 

Attack of the Space Nymphos from Uranus is written and directed by Bill Arnold and produced by Rebekah Poppel. Performances will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm from January 11 through February 2, 2013, with a 2:00 pm matinee onSunday, January 20,and an 8:00 pm showonThursday, January 31.

 Tickets are $20 for general audiences, $15 for students and seniors, and “Pay What You Can” night is Friday, January 18.
 

For reservations, directions, and other theater information, please go to www.hitw.org and/or call 860.229.3049.

 

Register now for DAC Winter/Spring Classes

 Have you resolved to get in shape for the New Year? Learn a new instrument or skill? Perfect a creative technique? Let the Darien Arts Center help. Nestled behind town hall, the DAC teaches more than you might think, with classes available for all ages and skill levels in Theatre, Art, Dance and Music.

Dance offerings help class members keep in shape from challenging Pilates to elegant ballet and balance the physical and mental in Martial Arts for the whole family. Many classes still have openings for dancers of all ages. A new class called “Just Beginnings” welcomes those who were too young in the fall and turn 3 by January 1st.

Following the success of new group classes for Birth through Pre-K, the Music department is happy to announce group guitar and ukulele lessons and a new Preschool drop-off class. A new performance group, the DAC Children’s Chorus is seeking young vocalists aged 9-13. Registration is ongoing for one-on-one lessons for voice, piano, guitar and more.

Theatre classes create confidence that carries over into all aspects of a child’s life, as well as giving them an outlet for creativity outside of school. Each class culminates in a performance for friends and family. The newest offering, Think on your Feet: Intro to Improv, helps children apply quick thinking and adaptive decision making to the world of acting. These classes begin in mid-February, but early registration is recommended: classes can fill up!

Attend a visual arts class or workshop and unleash your creative spirit in a relaxing way. Whatever your medium of choice is, or whatever you’d like to explore, the DAC offers something for everyone. Both children and adults can make a semester long commitment to learn, or take one of our special workshops.

Information regarding all programs may be accessed on the DAC’s website at arts.darien.org, or by calling the office at 203-655-8683.

 

 

The Orange Players present "The Cemetery Club"

 The Orange Players present the comedy “THE CEMETERY CLUB” on January 25, 26, and February 1 and 2, at the High Plains Community Center (525 Orange Center Road, Orange,CT), 8:00 pm. The show will offer cabaret-style seating so bring your own food and beverage of choice. No set-ups are provided. The doors open at 7:15 pm for your convenience. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (203) 988-5335.

 

“The Cemetery Club”, by Ivan Menchell, has been performed at Yale Repertory Theatre, the JFK Center for the Performing Arts, and the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway. Set in Long Island, “The Cemetery Club” is a comedy involving three long time friends who meet monthly for tea prior to visiting their husbands’ graves. Using humor, the play explores with richness of friendship and how sometimes the best of intentions can go awry.

 

“The Cemetery Club” is directed by Leo Meyer (Orange), who is long time owner of Atlas Scenic Studio, designing and producing sets for many great Broadway shows and touring companies. Assistant director is Pat Miller (Orange), President of The Orange Players. Marianne Miller (Orange) is the producer. Cast includes T.J. Chila (Milford), Dawn Reiss-Mellilo (West Haven), Mallie Massaro (Branford), Paul Templeton(Orange), and Barbara Stolarik (Orange).

 

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact producer Marianne Miller, at (203) 795-3906.

 

Long Time Gone: Words & Music by Bob Dylan

Long Time Gone, a theatrical biography, tells the story of one of the most intriguing and influential figures ever, entirely through his words and music. At intimate & historic, Lyric Hall, blues master Guy Davis & acclaimed singer-songwriter, BettySoo will perform the songs in personal interpretations.  Between the songs, Peter Landecker as Dylan speaks to the audience & re-creates interviews, one in each act.  

 

 

Mt Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Registration OPENS

Known as The Toughest Hillclimb in the World, this 7.6-mile uphill race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Tin Mountain Conservation Center. For the privilege of pedaling up the unrelenting grade, with winds often exceeding 40 mph, 635 elite professional and amateur cyclists pay an entry fee of $350, from which all proceeds support Tin Mountain’s great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles.

 

Mt. Washington Century Ride Registration OPEN

The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Centurytm.  We have mountain passes that thrill the eye and challenge the soul. For those wanting to ‘test their personal best’, the Mt. Washington Century Ride is it!   Prizes, support vehicles, aid stations, on site theraputic sports masage.  No landscape rivals the natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range, and a Century Ride through three notches and around the base of New England’s tallest mountain is without equal. The 100-mile route supports the Tin Mountain Conservation Center  and it’s great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles.   Abbreviated 40- and 80-mile routes provide wonderful rides for those wanting a little less than a Century.

 

Music at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

"Music is the passion of my soul." —Thomas Jefferson

 

Curated by violinist Paul Woodiel, the New England premiere of “Music at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello” features what might have been heard after-hours in the Charlottesville, Virginia home of the third U.S. president (the European concert music of Corelli, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart), as well as in the slaves' quarters (African American and European American traditional musics). This concert features performances by singer, guitarist and banjo player Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, Dennis James on glass harmonica, singer Jennifer Hope Wills, violinists Robert Mealy and Mazz Swift, cellist Katie Rietman, Christopher Layer on bagpipes and flutes, and Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce on harpsichord. A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts.

 

There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm by Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce.

 

 

 

Jubilee Concert, Friday, February 1, 2013 8:00 pm

Sacred Sounds Concert Series and Hartford Concerts for Charities present Jubilee Concert, a benefit concert for Jubilee House, at 8:00 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos, the newest member of the internationally acclaimed Canadian Brass, joins Archdiocesan Music Director and Cathedral Organist Ezequiel Menéndez and special guest, Maestro Edward Cumming leading the Hartt School Sinfonia, in what is sure to be an exceptional performance. In addition to works by Astor Piazolla, the program will also include the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Pezel, Giulio Caccini, Leonard Bernstein, Alberto Ginastera, and Max Reger. Ample secure parking available.

 

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

 

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.