Wednesday, March 20 2013

Format: 2014/09/23

Wednesday, March 20 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

 

Artist Talk with artist Charles Hinman

Charles Hinman will talk about his prints on view in the Silvermine Viewing Room and about the upcoming July Silvermine exhibition with Master Printer Gary Lichtenstein. Artist talks are opportunities to get guided tours of the exhibitions and meet and interact with the artists. Don’t miss this informative talk.

 

 

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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Artist Walk Through of "Your Content Will Return Shortly" with Jeff Ostergren, Catherine Ross and Siebren Versteeg

Join Franklin Street Works on Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. for a casual tour of the contemporary art space’s current exhibition, Your Content Will Return Shortly. Those in attendance will walk through the show with three of its exhibiting artists, Jeff Ostergren (New Haven, CT), Catherine Ross (Brooklyn, NY) and Siebren Versteeg (Brooklyn, NY). While walking through the three galleries, artists will discuss their works, including how videos and installations reflect themes in the exhibition and relate to their larger practice. The evening will end with an open discussion and reception in the café. Please join us for this free event that is open to the public – a unique opportunity to explore the current show with some of its artists that are emerging figures in contemporary art today!  This event program is made possible in part through the support of the Community Arts Partnership Program awarded to Franklin Street Works by the City of Stamford and a two-year grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 

Your Content Will Return Shortly, curated by Franklin Street Works’ Creative Director, Terri C Smith, explores television as both medium and subject. Rather than taking a comprehensive view of television as inspiration in contemporary art, the exhibition explores works that highlight televised elements tangential to the main narrative arc. The artists take their cues from the physical and functional qualities of television and a variety of elements associated with broadcasting. They touch on phenomena that include: advertising; laugh tracks; the effects of VHS, DVD and remote control devices on viewing habits; public service announcements; and nuances observations of the relationship between spectacle and cable news. Exhibiting artists are: Christopher DeLaurenti, Eric Gottesman, Jonathan Horowitz, Sophy Naess, Jeff Ostergren, Lucy Raven, Martha Rosler, Catherine Ross, Emily Roz, Carmelle Safdie, and Siebren Versteeg. Your Content Will Return Shortly is on view at Franklin Street Works through March 24.

 ABOUT PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Jeff Ostergren is a New Haven, Connecticut, based artist who focuses on the raw materials of culture itself: advertisements, synthetic chemicals, and language, to explore our contemporary states of embodiment. His work explores the libidinal space of anxiety, violence, and desire that activates and consumes us all. Ostergren’s video practice draws inspiration from the work of Sturtevant and Gretchen Bender, who use appropriated footage not merely as image but as object itself. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Soi Fischer, Vancouver, Canada; Greene Park Gallery, Los Angeles; Artspace, New Haven; West Cove Studios, New Haven; Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic; and Shneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon.

Catherine Ross works in video and photography, framing instances that often go unnoticed in their original context. Isolating the movements of humans and/or objects, her videos create new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. Here she finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. Her work has been presented in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including venues in Brazil, Finland, France, Ireland, England, Canada and the United States. Ross attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002, the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2003 and received a 2005-06 residency from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Ross was awarded “Best International Short Award” at the 2006 Darklight Festival (Dublin, IRELAND). She received her BA in studio art from Dartmouth College in 1994.

Siebren Versteeg is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist who critically engages with the systems and technologies used to create images in our culture.  Born in 1971, Versteeg explores the digital reality and our global culture, and the human spiritual condition in relation to the advancement of technology. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita Kansas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, and has exhibited in group shows at the Hirshborn Museum, Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the National Museum of Art, Prague.

 

 

 

 

Ephemerals

In Ephemerals, Wolfe explores the momentary nature of photography through relationships among objects, structures, place, opportunity and atmosphere, frequently discovering poetry.

 

Wesleyan Potters: Milestones Show

Wesleyan Potters: Milestones Show, March 20 – April 14.

Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop is featuring clay, fiber and jewelry crafted by our members who are celebrating their membership anniversary in 2013.

Member work will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours. Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop, 350 S Main St. Route 17, Middletown, CT, Gallery hours: Wed -Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10-4 and Sunday Noon-4, 860-344-0039 www.wesleyanpotters.com

 

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.