Wednesday, February 27 2013

Format: 2014/04/18

Wednesday, February 27 2013

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Recognize it, Deal With it, Prevent it

 This seminar, designed to provide an understanding of what types of conduct may constitute sexual harassment and how to detect and respond to such conduct, satisfies the sexual harassment prevention training requirements for supervisors and managers under Connecticut law.

 

 

 

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https://commerce.cashnet.com/iltd

 

Intro to Improv for Teens

 "Instructor: Vladimir John Perez

Cost: $125
Wednesday evenings
from 6PM to 8PM
starting January 16, 2013
Where: Sea Tea Improv Studio
75 Pratt St, Room 500, Hartford, CT
 
Improv is for everyone! Whether you’ve got dreams of being a comedian, or you want to strengthen your public speaking skills, or you’re just sick of your board game collection, improv can help. In this 8-week course for teens, Sea Tea Improv will introduce the basic techniques and games that professional improvisers and comedy writers use to collaboratively discover fun ideas, characters, and scenes. Our course instructors have graduated from the premier comedy schools in the northeast, including New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade, and ImprovBoston.
 
Prerequisite: Ages 13-17
 
Class dates:
Wednesday, January 16
Wednesday, January 23
Wednesday, January 30
Wednesday, February 6
Wednesday, February 13
Wednesday, February 20
Wednesday, February 27
Wednesday, March 6 (Share from 7:30PM – 8PM)
http://seateaimprov.com/education/"
 

Sharon Cavagnolo: “New Paradigms”

In this exhibit of dazzling abstract paintings, the artist deals with chaos and the human need to control and come to terms with it.  For the artist, a gestural or impulsive movement often serves as the beginning of an idea for a painting, with subsequent layers imparting balance, line, color and pattern, creating an alternate reality in the process.

February 24th through April 5th, 2013

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

 

 

Mary Jo McGonagle: “(Dis)connect”

A visually complex site specific installation combining video and signature wall coverings and paintings.  The installation reflects the artists’ fascination with how relationships take place in our every day lives, hovering between humor and desperation.

February 24th through April 5th, 2013

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

 

 

Anca Pedvisocar: “Take 2”

An exhibit of works about second chances given to forgotten moments in forgotten lives of forgotten people, to be re-lived in a different way by people of our time.  The central theme in these paintings is a mixture of tension and solitude that seems to bring people together, while simultaneously pulling them apart.  

February 24th through April 5th, 2013

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

 

 

Guild Group Show: “The Human Touch: Five Printmakers”

Showcasing a selection of new figurative works by Silvermine members Karen Brussat Butler, Helen Cantrell, Alanna Fagan, Nancy Lasar and Nomi Silverman.  The five artists share a love of printmaking, exploring contemporary interpretations of the figure in a variety of print techniques.

February 24th through April 5th, 2013

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

 

 

"Nudes and Nudibranchs'

 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. 

 

FOOD-WATER-LIFE---LUCY+JORGE ORTA

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)

 

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

 

How to Solve Our Human Problems

How to Solve Our Human Problems

In recent years our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably, and as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. We all want to be happy all the time, and when we are not, we consider this to be a problem. How then can we solve our human problems? Buddha taught that if we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, then we need to learn to control our mind. Class includes guided meditation and practical advice from Buddha's teachings. No experience necessary... Everyone welcome!

 

Food for Life Cancer Nutrition and Cooking

Free Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Class February 27

Bridgeport, CT – Monthly course, Feb 27, March 21, April 23, May 29, June 26, July 23, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 22, Nov. 20, to help attendees prevent and survive cancer through proper diet and nutrition. tor, Jane Sirignano, guides attendees through the preparation of simple, tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes. Attendees enjoy the naturally delicious food samples. The Cancer Project is a group of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists in Washington, D.C., and is a program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 501(c)(3). www.CancerProject.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stellar Scholars Star Search: Connecticut’s Best Young Sci-Fi Writers

High school and college students are challenged to write a 500-word short story about the painting of the iconic Avanti sports car "THE WHISPER AND THE ROAR" by Don Wieland. Champion wins $500 and has the story posted on Stellar Scholars e-magazine Cum Laude, The Scholarly Evening Post.  

http://stellarscholars.com/2013_avanti_and_aurora_awards


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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.