Thursday, February 21 2013
Award-winning painter Frank Bruckmann and sculptor Gar Waterman will exhibit their most recent work at the Kehler Liddell Gallery: "Nudes and Nudibranchs," from February 7- March 10, 2013. Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman are both traditionalists who use direct observation of nature and carefully applied technique to craft their work. Bruckmann's brushstrokes caress oil paint with an expert and familiar hand into the eternally complex landscape of the female figure, while Waterman's sculpture bends the liquid sheen of polished stone into impressions of rhythm and grace from the marine environment.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, noon to 5pm
The work of Lucy+Jorge Orta explores the major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change, and exchange among peoples. At the same time, this work embodies the philosophy that steers their pioneering art practice, “the ethics of aesthetics.” As heirs to the practice of social sculpture, formulated by Joseph Beuys in the 1960s, the Ortas’ works are, in a sense, reflections of their own function—beguiling assemblages that are the platform for the preparation of food, mechanisms that actually purify water, and elements that they created for their 2007 expedition to Antarctica and that are part of an effort to amend Article XIII of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The works in the exhibition are metaphors-in-action, constructions that perform the tasks of which they are emblematic. It is in their ability to actually function, albeit awkwardly and haltingly, that these objects gain power as works of art created to move us to awareness and action. FOOD-WATER-LIFE---LUCY+JORGE ORTA is curated by guest curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, and is co-sponsored by the College of the Environment with additional support from the Department of Art and Art History.
"Parallel and feeding into their studio practice of sculpture and painting, [Lucy+Jorge Orta] stage ephemeral interventions, performances, [and] workshops, which explore the crucial themes of the contemporary world."
—Sublime Magazine (London)
Dr. Callahan will discuss Civilization and its Discontents: European Culture, the Great War and Social Criticism in the Artwork of Käthe Kollwitz, 1890s-1930s. German artist Käthe Kollwitz lived in a critical and contradictory period in European history. European civilization was at its zenith in terms of power and prestige from colonial empires and industrial might to technological, artistic, and intellectual innovation. At the same time, European society was rent by internal social divisions, political disenfranchisement and was a hotbed for xenophobic, racist and nationalist ideologies, all of which erupted in the devastation of World War I. The artwork of Käthe Kollwitz gives clear expression to German Jewish cultural critic Walter Benjamin’s insight: “There is no document of civilization, which at the same time is not a document of barbarism.”
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.
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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 self-employment or expansion. Consider important questions about business ownership, evaluate your business concept in a dynamic group setting and plan action steps to reach your goal.
A senior music recital --"Music of the Night Chorus" -- by Brian Goodell. Show begins at 7pm.
Without inner peace, there is no real happiness at all. The more we control our mind, the more our inner peace increases and the happier we become. By training in meditation, we can learn how to free ourselves from mental discomfort, worry and negative states of mind. Understanding this, how can we now gain experience and begin or improve our meditations? In this series, we will learn about the steps to making progress in our meditation practice. Each week, we will focus on an aspect of improving concentration and will apply it to our meditation during that class. Each class includes guided meditation, practical advice from Buddha's teachings and time for questions. No experience necessary… Everyone welcome! Light refreshments provided.
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.
Trumbull, CT 06611