Wednesday, March 6 2013

Format: 2014/08/20

Wednesday, March 6 2013

Documentary Night: KOCH

Documentary Night

KOCH

Post-film Q&A with Director Neil Barsky

Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
 

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

Koch

ABOUT THE FILM: Former Mayor Ed Koch is the quintessential New Yorker. Still ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, the now 87-year-old Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform. The tumult of his three terms included a fiercely competitive 1977 election; an infamous 1980 transit strike; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing renewal initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention. In English | 95 minutes.

ABOUT NEIL BARSKY: KOCH is Neil Barsky’s first documentary film. Neil began his career as a newspaper reporter, and covered real estate and economic development for the New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal. He subsequently became a Wall Street analyst and hedge fund manager. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He sits on the board of trustees of Oberlin College and the board of directors of Youth Communication, and is chair of the Columbia Journalism Review board of overseers.

 

 

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. 

 

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!

 

Senior Recital - Ashlin Aronin & Jason Jia

A senior music recital—“L'Orgue: A Dialogue with the French Modernists”—by Ashlin Aronin & Jason Jia.

 

Inventor of CMOS Image Sensor to Speak at Trinity

Eric R. Fossum, Professor of Engineering Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth and a 1979 graduate of Trinity College, will deliver a presentation at Trinity entitled “Inside Your Camera: The Science and Technology of Digital Image Sensors.” Fossum invented, developed and commercialized the CMOS image sensor now used in billions of camera phones, webcams, DSLRs, video cameras, swallowable pill cameras, dental x‐ray sensors, and many other applications. His talk will address some of the basic scientific principles behind today's image sensors, as well as discuss the state of the art of the technology and possible future directions. This seminar, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Trinity College Department of Engineering. A reception will follow.

For more, visit www.trincoll.edu.

 

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


Google:
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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.