Wednesday, April 17 2013

Format: 2014/04/24

Wednesday, April 17 2013

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

 

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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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception - Week Four

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History. On view this week (Tuesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 21, 2013): Alahna Watson, Adam Forbes, Caitlin Palmer, Arin Dineen, Jessica Wilson, and Kevin Brisco.

Reception is open 4pm - 6pm.

 

Spanish on the Green™ Classes

Come join us for a fun-filled 6 weeks of immersive basic occupational Spanish, where you'll learn grammar, conversation, and videos about the cultures of Latin America and Spain!  The classes are taught by native Spanish instructors and are fully immersive.  If you work with Spanish speaking people or are interested in learning basic Spanish, this is the language program for you!  The classes are held every Wednesday, from April 10 to May 15, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is conveniently located on the New Haven Green at 900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor. The last class will be held in a Latin restaurant where you'll be able to practice your Spanish! All materials are included in the price.

To register, please go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xz6dmvjab&oeidk=a07e75mezmo6a79889b or email us at: training@employmentresourceteam.com.

 

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

 

 

Reptile Week!

 

Get your hands on the chilling side of nature with some creatures that are cold-blooded and seriously cool. Mystic Aquarium's new reptile encounter program, Scales & Tails, opens in April. Feel the spiny scales of a bearded dragon or the smooth shell of a yellow-footed tortoise. Get face-to-face with a ball python or touch the slick skin of an American alligator. Learn more about Scales & Tails and Reptile Week, April 13 - 21, at http://bit.ly/ZKuF2y.
 

Sunken Garden In-the-Round Poetry Reading

 

Smack-dab in the middle of National Poetry Month, Connecticut's premier poetry festival comes to R. J. Julia! Join poets Margaret Gibson, Doug Anderson, and Brad Davis for an unforgettable night!

 
In 2012, Wesleyan University Press published
SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY 1992-2011, the 20th anniversary anthology of Hill-Stead Museum's acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. The book contains one poem from each of the hundred-plus featured readings over the festival's first two decades, including poems by many of America's leading poets. In celebration of the
festival and the anthology's publication, this evening's Sunken Garden
event will feature three festival/anthology poets reading their poems "in the round" – a lively, semi-improvisational format – followed by a Q&A-style discussion.

 

 

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

 

Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

      Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.

       Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.

             The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor.  Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.  

            The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate.  Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.

            The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.  The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

 

 

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.