Sunday, March 24 2013
Join Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research and Collections at IAIS, for a stimulating chat on the adoption and spread of Christianity among New England’s Native American communities. Why did indigenous peoples become Christian and what was the effect on their communities? Come to the discussion and decide for yourself! Chat begins at 1 p.m.
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
Celebrate the publication of “Amulets and Talismans” by Faculty and Guild Artist member Robert Dancik. An artist/teacher for more than 30 years, Dancik holds a Masters degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University and a BA in fine art from Adelphi University. He has taught people from kindergarten to graduate school, while exhibiting his jewelry and sculpture in museums and galleries across the U.S. and abroad. An exhibition of his artwork will be on display in the Anne Connell Student Gallery. A portion of the book sales will be donated to the Silvermine Scholarship Fund.
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.
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.
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.
Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Their work has been featured on ESPN, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE!
“IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE” AT THE PAUL MELLON ARTS CENTER
“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” a musical based on the book by Laura Joffe Numeroff and adapted by Jeremy Desmon and Patrick Dwyer, will be performed on the Main Stage of the Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm. The Arts Center is located in Wallingford on Christian Street. Parking is free.
This one-hour musical captures a valuable lesson about cause-and-effect when a boy shares his snack with a hungry, demanding mouse. Appropriate for ages 4 and up.
Founded in 1961, Theatreworks/USA has the distinction of being the only children’s theater company that has won both a Drama Desk and a Lucille Lortel Award from New York’s theater critics.
Tickets: $15/Adults; $10 Students and Children 12 and under. For tickets, group rates, and more information, contact the box office at (203) 697-2398 or order online at www.choate.edu/boxoffice
How does one live, knowing that death is imminent? Three residents in a California hospice take the journey to answer that question in Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play "The Shadow Box." A play as much about living as about dying, "The Shadow Box" deals with love and loss, smiling in the face of pain, and finally saying the things that need to be said. Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays March 17 & 24, 2 p.m. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main Street, New Britain, CT.
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, 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