Thursday, April 11 2013

Format: 2014/08/30

Thursday, April 11 2013

Cult Classics: THE EVIL DEAD

 

Cult Classics

THE EVIL DEAD (1981)

Thursday, April 11 at 9 p.m.
 

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

The Evil Dead

ABOUT THE FILM: Forget all this talk about remakes and go straight to the original! One of the truly all-time great low budget horror films ever made. In the fall of 1979, Sam Raimi and his merry band headed into the woods of rural Tennessee to make a movie. They emerged with a roller coaster of a film packed with shocks, gore, and wild humor, a film that remains a benchmark for the genre. Ash (cult favorite Bruce Campbell) and four friends arrive at a backwoods cabin for a vacation, where they find a tape recorder containing incantations from an ancient book of the dead. When they play the tape, evil forces are unleashed, and one by one the friends are possessed. Wouldn't you know it, the only way to kill a "deadite" is by total bodily dismemberment, and soon the blood starts to fly. Raimi injects tremendous energy into this simple plot, using the claustrophobic set, disorienting camera angles, and even the graininess of the film stock itself to create an atmosphere of dread, punctuated by a relentless series of jump-out-of-your-seat shocks. (Simon LeakeNot Rated | 85 minutes | In English

 

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

 

Meditation Series in Trumbull

Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull, CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.

Thursdays at 12 p.m.
$15 per class or 10-class card for $100. Registration required. 
Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies
2 Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Trumbull, CT  06611
 

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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Ephemerals

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

 

A Talk - An Element & Its Speaker

Associate Professor of Dance Pedro Alejandro discusses how the wind element captures the choreographic imagination and threatens to tear things apart, in this short talk on the topic of his dance research, "Windswept," as performed in Boston and California.

Time: 4:30pm

 

Bud Cook & & Jean-Paul Jacquet : “NO RULES”

 Reception on Wednesday, April 10th, 5:00-7:00 pm

           “No Rules” is a series of collaborative paintings produced by Bud Cook and Jean-Paul Jacquet. For this project each canvas was exchanged multiple times between the artists’ studios as they were gradually worked toward completion. Successive steps of addition, erasure and thematic reinterpretation resulted in works that blend and expanded on the works that Cook and Jacquet make as individual artists. Figurative, animal, and graphic imagery were derived from a broad range of influences. Film, literature, photography, comics and musical content initiated and further directed each stage of image transformation.
 
            The process of artistic collaboration here employed degrees of trust, risk and faith in as much as painterly facility. Each active work in progress served as an interface between individual perspectives of an idea at alternate stages of development. The resulting paintings were further augmented by Cook and Jacquet’s provocative visual interactions that break with conventional autonomies of individual studio practice.  A video containing images and interviews with Cook and Jacquet that document this process can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/41040672.
 
            Bud Cook has a BFA in painting/printmaking from Rhode Island College and lives in Woodstock, CT.  Jean-Paul Jacquet has a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University and lives in Pomfret, CT.                                       
           Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman HallHours: Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm & Saturday 9am-2pm, when classes are in session. 
          The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office.
Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 8am-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8am-4pm.
 
For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.edu

http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/Content/Art_Exhibits.asp

 

 

April Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Through April, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Use of Shadow and Light,” featuring the still lifes and nature scenes of Bronx fine artist, John Folchi. This show runs April 3 - 27. The Geary Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

 

Good Lessons from Bad Women, a one-woman show by Dorothy Leeds

In Good Lessons from Bad Women, a devilishly funny one-woman show, our lead character, Dorothy, wrestles with the concept of goodness and dives deep into a world where good is bad and bad is good.

Good Lessons from Bad Women celebrates the good and bad in all of us!

“Leeds inspires and entertains.” – The New York Times

“Swashbuckling! Thrilling!” – USA Today

“I would bring Dorothy back to the Smoot.” – Smoot Theater

“Catch a rising star!” – Cosmopolitan

 

Beautiful Brazilian Dances

The Haven String Quartet joins Sambeleza, one of New Haven’s finest jazz ensembles, for an evening of Brazilian music at the Institute Library. Come enjoy a wide variety of Brazilian songs with a jazz twist. The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street, New Haven

Admission: $10

 

Writers Series at University of Saint Joseph: “Pros On Prose”

 

 

Authors serving on the panel include:

  • Jason Courtmanche, Ph.D., director of the Connecticut Writing Project at the University of Connecticut and author of How Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Narratives Are Shaped by Sin, as well as the popular blog, “The Write Space: A Blog for Teachers and Writers”
  • David Fortier, an English teacher at Rocky Hill High School, poet, and the author of several titles including Unexpected Presence (2012) and Daily Meditations with Scripture for Busy Couples (1999)
  • Dawn Leger, Ph.D., a fiction writer of In Flight (2009) and editor who has also worked as a journalist, grant writer, academic administrator, and editor of scientific textbooks and articles
  • Lisa Smith, a poet, short story, and nonfiction writer who has published in The New York Times, Freshwater, Rise Up, the Connecticut Review (winning the Best Fiction prize in 2006)

 

 

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.