Thursday, February 7 2013

Format: 2014/09/01

Thursday, February 7 2013

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis Quartet

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz Quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Marsalis recently recorded Four MFs Playin’ Tunes with his Quartet, which was released on vinyl in April 2012 and then digitally and on CD in August 2012. On this new album, the song takes center stage, with the band members bringing their considerable musical expertise to bear, as they focus on each tune as an important musical entity unto itself and not merely a vehicle for showcasing individual talent. Please join us for an astounding performance of one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today!

 

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         

 

 

 

Documentary Night: ESCAPE FIRE

 

Documentary Night

Co-Presented by The Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness at Stamford Hospital

ESCAPE FIRE

Post-film Q&A with: 
Marc Brodsky, MD Medical Director
Joseph Feuerstein, MD Director Integrative Medicine
Kathleen Sanders, APRN, Program Director, Mind-Body Medicine
Ashley Maltz, MD Fellow, & Katherine Takayasu, MD Fellow

 

Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
 

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

Escape Fire

ABOUT THE FILM: ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society. It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans' concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation. In English | 99 Minutes

ABOUT THE PANELISTS: 

Marc Brodsky, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness. In addition to this role, he oversees the pain management program at the Center.

Joseph Feuerstein, M.D., is Director of Integrative Medicine. A medical doctor specializing in family medicine, he completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, School of Medicine.

Kathleen Sanders, APRN, is Program Director of Mind-Body Medicine. Ms. Sanders has a master's degree in public health, completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil and is a Bravewell Collaborative Fellow.

Dr. Ashley Maltz, M.D., is completing a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine at Stamford Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness and the University of Arizona.

Katherine Takayasu, MD Fellow, is completing a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine at Stamford Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness and the University of Arizona.

 

Journey of the Universe film

 
The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature & the Environment

presents

Journey of the Universe
Film viewing with panel discussion

Dr.
Mary Evelyn Tucker and Dr. John Grim, Executive Producers, and Senior Lecturers and Research Scholars, Yale University
Thursday, February 7, 7 pm (special time)
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium
University of Connecticut, Storrs

Journey of the Universe is a dramatic and expansive film that reimagines the universe story and reframes the human connection to the cosmos. Created by a renowned team of scientists, scholars, and award-winning filmmakers, it is beautifully filmed in HD on the Greek island of Samos, the birthplace of Pythagoras. Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme, whose stories awaken us to the beauty and complexity of our planet, hosts Journey.

The film was written by Swimme and Yale historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker and produced by Tucker and her husband John Grim. It has been shown nationwide on PBS and won a regional Emmy for best documentary in June.Following the film there will be a panel discussion featuring executive producers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.

doddcenter.uconn.edu/events/teale/teale - 860.486.4500

The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment.

  

 

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.  

 

 

"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. 

 

Opening Reception for "(Re)viewing Bodies: Selected American Photographs"

Since the invention of photography, viewers have responded with immediacy to photographs of people. Roland Barthes wrote about the indexical nature of the photograph--the fact that "that has been," the evidence that a certain person once stood in front of the camera. “(Re)viewing Bodies: Selected American Photographs” examines the ways in which 20th-century American photographers have represented the body, whether as subject or compositional element. Topics include the abstracted or fragmented body, the body and labor, the body and performance, the body in social situations, and the body in pain. The exhibition includes works by Diane Arbus, Larry Burrows, Harry Callahan, Judy Dater, Gordon Parks, and Jerry Uelsmann. Organized by Wesleyan University students in the Museum Studies seminar, the show includes more than fifty American photographs from the Davison Art Center collection.

 

5-7pm.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Business B.A.S.I.C.S.

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.

Please join us on February 7th, 20th and/or 21st.

 

Making Progress in Meditation with Resident Teacher, Eve Arias

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.

 

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.