Wednesday, March 13 2013

Format: 2014/09/02

Wednesday, March 13 2013

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.

 

 

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!

 

The University of Saint Joseph presents the Latino Community Research Lecture: “The Latinization of U.S. Schools”

Presenting on the topic “The Latinization of U.S. Schools,” Dr. Jason Irizarry is a former New York City middle school teacher. He has conducted extensive research on urban teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention with an emphasis on increasing the number of teachers of color, culturally responsive pedagogy, youth participatory action research, and Latino/a students in U.S. schools. A central focus of his work involves promoting the academic achievement of youth in urban schools by addressing issues associated with teacher education.

 

 

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.