Sunday, May 12 2013

Format: 2014/04/25

Sunday, May 12 2013

Art of the Northeast

Art of the Northeast, in its 63rd year, is one of the most anticipated regional juried shows of the year at the Silvermine Arts Center, drawing artists throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  This year’s juror is David A. Ross, Chair of the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Program, New York.  Throughout its history Art of the Northeast (AoNE), originally called Art of New England,  has been a showcase for many emerging artists who have gone on to receive national acclaim.  Jurors have included curators and directors of major galleries and museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA and the Whitney Museum.

April 13 through May 24, 2013

Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm. – 5 pm; Sunday: 1pm – 5pm.

 

 

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

 

Native Inspired Art - An Exhibit by Shepaug Valley Middle School and High School Students

Expressed in many ways, art was, and still is, an intricate part of Native American's daily lives from adornment, baskets, and pottery to other every day items. It is a form of conveying their individual cultural and spiritual identities.  IAIS is pleased to partner with the Shepaug Middle and High School art Departments to present a unique exhibit of Native American inspired art. Multi-Media Performance educator Michael Rivera's high school students, after researching headdress styles from a variety of Native American gorups and cultures, will sculpt their own interpretations out of mixed media. Under the guidance of art educator Donna Wright, seventh grade students will study the different designs of Native American pottery to create and decorate coiled pots from their chosen cultural region.  Included in regular museum admission.

 

LHAC Presents: "The Paleo Project - A Survey of Paleo-Indian Distributions and Migration Routes in Connecticut"

LHAC Presents -"The Paleo Project - A Survey of Paleo-Indian Distributions and Migration Routes in Connecticut"  Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. 

Michael C. Bouchard, avocational archaeologist and author of "The Archaeoology and Ecology of the Laurel Beach Encampment and The Joshua Bouchard Site" will present a lecture on his current study of Paleo Indians in connecticut.  Mr. Bouchard will discuss Paleo-Indian distribution patterns, migration routes, population density, the changing encironment at the beginning of the Holocene period, its effect on the Paleo-Indian, and glacial events that impacted Paleo-Indian migration in the Connecticut area, including survey strategies, problems, and conclusions. 

 

CHICK COREA: Piano Solo Concert

Join us as the First Congregational Church of Madison's "Music at the Meetinghouse" concert series presents CHICK COREA, Piano Solo Concert, on Sunday, May 12th at 4:00 pm.

An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, brilliant American composer and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering.
 
From his 2013 Grammy wins for Best Instrumental Composition and Best Improvised Jazz Solo, through his enormously prolific career, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career – from straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works – while maintaining a standard of excellence that is aweinspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.
 
Visit www.fccmadison.org/music for information including a seating chart with ticket prices, or call Nathan Bayreuther at: 203-245-2739, ext. 21.
 

Wesleyan Potters “Celebrations” Show

Gallery/Shop is featuring unique handcrafted gifts for spring and Wesleyan Potters “Celebrations” Show: May 8th  – June 16th.   

Come celebrate with us during regular gallery hours, at 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

 

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.

 

 

Steam Punk: Nature and Machine At The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Steampunk Art that has influenced everything from product design to fashion to fine art will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s this spring.  This design movement features a neo-vintage twist on 19th century industrialized looks and Victorian decorative motifs. Steampunk: Nature & Machine, will open on April 25th with a reception from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and runs until June 15th.   This is the first exhibit dedicated to Steampunk art in Fairfield County.  

           According to IBM’s "Social Sentiment Index", which measures what’s trending on social networks and blogs, 2013 is set to be the year Steampunk surges as a mass-market aesthetic.  The Museum’s exhibit will feature art by renowned Steampunk artists, Bruce Rosenbaum, Leslie Mueller and Katie Shima and co-curated by Rosenbaum and Museum trustee Gail Ingis-Claus.

  •             Bruce Rosenbaum has been dubbed the Steampunk evangelist and guru by Wired Magazine.  His artwork has been on exhibition consistently throughout the Northeastern United States, including the Charles River Museum of Industry, Wooster Street Social Club, The Mark Twain House and Shelburne Museum. Rosenbaum has collaborated with many well-known and emerging Steampunk artists and created the unofficial  Steampunk artists guild Steampuffin.  His design business and home, a retro-future refurbished house, have been featured in Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, CNN, Huffington Post, NPR and on MTV, A&E, Discovery and HGTV.   Rosenbaum lives in Sharon, Massachusetts.
  •             Leslie Mueller is an award-winning art director and artist.  She is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Africa, Japan and Germany.  Mueller’s artwork has been published in House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Southern Living, Manhattan Arts Int’l  and Art Business News magazines and is part of the United States  “Art in the Embassies” program.  Mueller began her studies at the age of thirteen at the Art Institute of Chicago.   She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University’s  Meadows School of Fine Arts in Dallas, Texas.  She is a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut.
  •             Katie Shima is an artist and architectural designer based in New York City. She has had exhibitions, installations, and performances at the Charles Bank Gallery, Bridge Gallery, Devotion Gallery, Clocktower Gallery, Barnard College, The Tank, SoHo 20, among others. Shima is a founding member of the electronic noise art group Loud Objects.  Residencies with the Loud Objects include Art On Air in New York and Det Jyske Kunstakademi in Aarhus, Denmark. She is currently working as an architectural designer at Situ Studio. Shima received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College and a Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

            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.

 

 

Mother's Day Brunch

 

 
Ocean Blue Catering is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12. Three seatings are available by advance reservations. Reservations are required: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Cost is $39.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 4 - 12 and free for children 3 and under. Mystic Aquarium members receive a 10% discount.
Brunch includes live music and a special gift and complimentary mimosa for mom.
Click here for online reservations or call 860.572.5955 ext. 520.
The Mystic Yachting Center is located at 100 Essex Street, Mystic CT 06355.
 
Appetizers:
Broccoli & Cheddar Soup
Smoked Salmon
Shrimp Cocktail
Salads:
Toss Field Greens w/ Citrus Vinaigrette
Antipasto Salad
Three Bean Salad
Fresh Baked Breads
Breakfast Stations:
Build Your Own Omelet Station
Build Your Own Pancake Station - kids can help chef craft their mother’s perfect pancakes with all the fixings
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Sliced Fresh Fruit
Entrees:
Chicken w/ a Rich Marsala Mushroom Demi
Baked Stuffed Sole w/ Seafood Stuffing & Lobster Sauce
Tortellini w/ Pesto Cream Sauce
Carved Roast Prime Rib of Beef
Mixed Vegetables
Petite Baked Stuffed Potatoes
Dessert:
Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake, Carrot Cake, Italian Mini Pastries & Pecan Bourbon Tart
Beverages:
Juice, Soda & Coffee Station
Cash Bar
 

Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery

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!

 
See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford. Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes. 
 
On Sunday, May 12, the comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and food. Improv begins at 7PM. Call ahead to City Steam at 860-525-1600 to reserve seats. All ages are welcome. Due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
 
http://seateaimprov.com
 

Collomore Concert - Nellie McKay

Singer and songwriter Nellie McKay will perform in the historic Chester Meeting House on Sunday, May 12 at 5:00 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Collomore Music Series in its 39th season.

She has been cited by the New York Times for “the beauty and ease of her singing,” and by LA Weekly as having “staggering musical talents.” She is also described as hard to categorize. While her music is as tuneful and clever as the best of the Great American Songbook, beneath the charming melodic surface is a wit that cuts, and a sharply tuned social conscience. Steve Murray, Cabaret Scenes, described Nellie McKay as “an amazing performer; quirky and brilliant, smart and adventurous.”

Tickets for the Collomore concert are $21. For students from elementary through graduate school, a ticket is $5. All ticket-holders are invited to stay for a reception after the concert to meet Nellie McKay. Ticket info: (860) 526-5162 or www.collomoreconcerts.org. The Chester Meetinghouse is located on 4 Liberty Street in Chester (Exit 6 off Rte. 9). The concert is sponsored by First Niagara Bank.

 

 

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.