Friday, April 19 2013

Format: 2014/10/25

Friday, April 19 2013

Ebene String Quartet

Apr 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Distinguished by its youth, open-mindedness and versatility, France’s Ebène Quartet has had a meteoric rise to the top. Now among the world’s most sought-after quartets, the group made its U.S. debut tour to widespread, dazzling critical acclaim. The Times of London asserts that these young musicians play “with a rare degree of expressive subtlety, blended sonorities and electrifying joy.”

 

Program

Divertimento in F Major, K. 138        Mozart
Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80      Mendelssohn
Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2     Brahms

 

Mt. Washington Century Ride Registration OPEN

The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Centurytm.  We have mountain passes that thrill the eye and challenge the soul. For those wanting to ‘test their personal best’, the Mt. Washington Century Ride is it!   Prizes, support vehicles, aid stations, on site theraputic sports masage.  No landscape rivals the natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range, and a Century Ride through three notches and around the base of New England’s tallest mountain is without equal. The 100-mile route supports the Tin Mountain Conservation Center  and it’s great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles.   Abbreviated 40- and 80-mile routes provide wonderful rides for those wanting a little less than a Century.

 

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


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Hugh Masekela

South African trumpeter, composer, producer, and activist Hugh Masekela is a defining and innovative force in world music and jazz. He performed his Grammy Award-nominated song “Grazing in the Grass” (which sold over 4 million copies in 1968) at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as well as at the inaugural "International Jazz Day" at the United Nations in 2012 with Stevie Wonder, Lionel Loueke, Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, and Jimmy Heath. Mr. Masekela's 1987 song “Bring Him Back Home” was an anthem for the "Free Nelson Mandela" movement. He also toured with Paul Simon in support of the classic album “Graceland” (1986), and appeared with U2 in Johannesburg in 2011.

A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies. This concert is part of the 12th  annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend; as well as “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

This concert will open with a performance by students of West African Drumming at Wesleyan, directed by Master Drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

Performance begins at 8pm.

 

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

 

 

Business B.A.S.I.C.S.

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Are you a current business owner considering an expansion? These workshops are designed to assist you in assessing your business concept and your personal readiness for self-employment or expansion. Consider important questions about business ownership, evaluate your business concept in a dynamic group setting and plan action steps to reach your goal.

 

PHOSPHORESCENT...Live at the Edmond Town Hall

Alabama native Matthew Houck has delivered five albums as Phosphorescent since his 2003 debut. "Pride" was a delicate and spartan work of ragged country, bittersweet southern gospel and forlorn folk-ish drone. He followed it with "To Willie," a tribute to country legend Willie Nelson, and then 2010's "Here's To Taking It Easy" an unapologetically enthusiastic plunge into country rock and rolling Americana. Now, his latest album, "Muchacho," flashes yet another color in the subtly shifting Phosphorescent spectrum.

Proceeds from this show will go towards the renovation of the Edmond Town Hall Theater. Come out, enjoy the show, and help us restore this historic building in the heart of Newtown.

 
 

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.
 

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

 

Author Luncheon and Booksigning by Margaret Roach and Katrina Kenison

Our new luncheon series provides food for thought with authors Margaret Roach and Katrina Kenison. Your ticket to the luncheon includes a book, a catered lunch, and discussion time with our guest authors - all for the price of one of their books. A book signing with the author will follow the discussion. 12-1:30 pm. Reserve your place now!

Backyard Parables

Meet Margaret Roach author of Backyard Parables which is a collection of simple, instructive stories from her 30 years of digging. Included are her best tips for gardening.

Magical Journey

Magical Journey by Katrina Kenison explains how midlife can be a time of personal growth filled with unexpected, new possiblilities. It is a beautiful book for every woman whose children have grown up.

Seating is limited so please reserve your space now for 12-1:30 pm.

Call us 860-868-0525 or email books@hickorystickbookshop.com

 

 

Polish Fest 2013

Polish Cultural Society invites you to attend the 5th annual Polish Festival! There will be tons of great food, traditional dancing, a DJ, music and activities, including hands on crafts, Hussar armor displays and performances by Chór Młodych Serc (The Choir of Young Hearts). WEAR RED and enjoy the festival!

 

Polish Fest 2013

Polish Cultural Society invites you to attend the 5th Annual Polish Festival! There will be tons of great food, traditional dancing, a DJ, music and activities, including hands on crafts, Hussar armor displays and performances by Chór Młodych Serc (The Choir of Young Hearts).

WEAR RED and enjoy the festival! The festival starts AT 4PM!!
 

 

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.