Sunday, May 5 2013

Format: 2015/03/05

Sunday, May 5 2013

Gallery Talk: Playing Images

Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Playing Images

An exploration of music and art with the Haven String Quartet and Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Associate Curator of Public Education at the Yale University Art Gallery. 


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,


Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival - Sunday May 5th from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The Strawberry Festival is a traditional Native American celebration of the small, fragrant and intensely flavored wild strawberries that are beginnint to ripen!  The strawberry resembles the shape and color of the human heart, inbuing the kindest emotions that bring people together to socialize and feast.

Join IAIS at the Washington Town Pavilion, School Street, Washington Depot, CT 06794 with musicials Allan Madahbee, Mark Ingram and the Sint Sink Singers as we give thanks for the seasons bounty celebrating with food, music, dance, Native American inspired games and more!  Bring your own picnic!  We will be selling celicious strawberry beverages and deserts! 

This is a free event. 


Another Octave Women's Chorus Spring Concert

The title — Turnabout Is Fair Play — gives a clue to the program’s twist: this is a concert featuring songs originally written to be performed by men. The subjects are wide-ranging and the styles eclectic — ranging from a light-hearted 18th century Italian ditty that cheers “long live the women,”  to Gilbert & Sullivan, to the creations of musical legends as disparate as Sondheim & Bernstein (Maria from West Side Story) and Freddie Mercury (Somebody to Love).  Join us for the show — and judge for yourself whether or not Turnabout is Fair Play. We think you’ll say “Yes!”




Ballet Theatre Company presents "Tales of Peter Rabbit, Les Sylphides, and more"

Ballet Theatre Company (BTC) of West Hartford, Connecticut, presents its 15th annual spring performance season on Saturday May 4, 2013 at the Hoffman Auditorium. The featured work is the premiere of “Tales of Peter Rabbit”, a one-act ballet based on the children’s stories of Beatrix Potter. Under the artistic direction of Roman Baca, the ballet has additional choreography by Ruth Vesenka Lewis, Carolyn Paine and Kate Sulikowski. Costume design and execution is by Catherine Savino.  Professional dancers from New York City’s Exit 12 Dance Company  will join BTC’s Junior Company and 25 additional children from Ballet Theatre Academy on stage.

Also on the program is “Les Sylphides”.  The classic “white” ballet, originally choreographed by Michel Fokine in 1909.  This romantic reverie is considered to be the first classical ballet without a storyline.  It is set to the music of Chopin.  Dancing the lead roles are: Exit 12's Aaron Atkins, Meaghan Doherty, Lisa Fitzgerald, Taylor Gordon, Paige Grimard and Chloe Slade. Filling out the corps de ballet are 8 dancers from BTC II, an ensemble of BTC’s most advanced students.

The BTC II dancers will also perform “Allegro Classico”, an original ballet choreographed by Tracy Dorman and set to the music of Mendelssohn.

Rounding out the program is “Peaceable Kingdom”, an original contemporary ballet choreographed by Ruth Vesenka Lewis. “Peaceable Kingdom” was presented as a work-in-progress at the Hill-Stead Museum in February to highlight an exhibit of bronze animal sculptures by Antoine-Louis Barye.  This piece features BTC students and professional dancers from Dimensional Dance Company: Matisse Madden, Janet Simone Parks and Arien Wilkerson.

Ballet Theatre Company is supported in part by the United Arts Campaign of the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the CT Office of the Arts, Department of Economic and Community Development, Fund for Greater Hartford, Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Ensworth Charitable Trust, and J. Walton Bissell Foundation.  Ballet Theatre Company is a 501c-3 not-for profit organization.

Performances:·         Saturday May 4 at 1:00 PM ·         Saturday May 4 at 5:30 PM

 Location: Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities on the University of Saint Joseph Campus, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford , Connecticut, 06117

For tickets call 860-570-0440 or visit

$30, seniors - $25, children 12 and under - $20





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

            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.



Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Hosts Annual Victorian Tea

Tea lovers, history buffs and those looking for a unique experience will delight in attending the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Annual Victorian Tea.  On Sunday, May 5 at 2:00pm, the Victorian-era National Historic Landmark salutes the great afternoon “teatime” tradition, said to have been started by the Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting.   

             The family-friendly event features a formal English tea in the Mansion’s Rotunda, including a wide selection of desserts, sandwiches, and the traditional scones and cream, catered by tea ceremony expert, Carol Timpanelli of the Royal Tea Company.  Music will be supplied by young artist Phoebe Costello from New York City who was recently featured on PBS’ Christmas special Handel’s Messiah Rocks and was the winner of the American Idol Experience at Disney World. The Tea is chaired by Marianne Howatson, Publisher of Cottages & Gardens Publications. Event sponsors include AT&T, The Bank of New Canaan, King Industries and Bigelow Tea

             Tickets for the Tea are $35 for members and $45 non-members.  Proceeds will go to support the Museum and its artistic, cultural and educational programs.          

            The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark located at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk.  Tours will begin in April and are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  For more information on tours and programs, visit



Newtown Pride Soccer Benefit

Newtown Pride Soccer Team Dedicates Its 2013 Season To The People Of Newtown, CT.

Newtown Pride vs. Real Boston Rams SC, Soccer Game May 5th

 The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. (NPC), a non-profit organization serving the community of Sandy Hook / Newtown, CT since 1993, collaborates with the towns own premier soccer team, Newtown Pride, in a fundraising initiative. 

Newtown has always been enthusiastic about the sport of soccer! Its teams have enjoyed great success, winning state championships and producing remarkable athletes who have gone on to play professionally. Soccer brings young people and families together. As we heal from the 12-14 tragedy, soccer can be a driving force that will help bond our community.

Newtown Pride soccer offers to help NPC raise funds to support their new endeavor.

Ø  Newtown Pride will play a series of exhibition games against professional and semi-professional teams.

Ø  Their first event will be held on May 5th Newtown Pride vs. Real Boston Rams SC, an affiliate club of the New England Revolution.

Ø  "May 5th Soccer Benefit Day will also include a Newtown High School alumni game featuring John Ball, a Newtown graduate and professional player. Prosto SC from the Connecticut Soccer League vs. CFC Azul from the Player Development League will compete.

Ø  Activities start at 2PM with NHS alumni game, Prosto SC at 4:00PM and the featured Newtown Pride at 6:00PM.  All games will be played on the Newtown High School stadium field. 

Ø  Admission is FREE, but tax-deductible donations made to Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. are welcome.

Ø  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

This promises to be an exciting day of competitive soccer. The Newtown Pride is a premier team playing against seasoned professionals, but win or lose; we will all be rooting for Newtown Parent Connection to succeed in their goals.

For more information on the Newtown Pride soccer team and their upcoming games, please visit:

For more information about Newtown Parent Connection, Inc., visit: or contact or




Thoroughly Modern Millie

Pomperaug High School's premiere theatre group will give three performances of this lively, dance filled musical set in New York City during the roaring twenties.The musical will have three performances in the auditorium at Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Rd., Southbury on Friday, May 3, Saturday May 4, and Sunday May 5,2013.

The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students, senior citizens, and Region 15 staff members.

This musical comedy takes place in NYC during the glamorous Roaring Twenties. The main character, Millie Dillmount, seeking an exciting life as a “New Modern” in the big city, moves far away from her rural home in Kansas.

 For information call (203) 262-3247 or e-mail


Worlds of Dance Concert

Introduction to Dance and beginning dance students perform works of various styles including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance) and Javanese dance.


Power to the WesKorean Drumming Beats

The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble, directed by Kyunghee Kang, performs a variety of traditional Korean drumming music and dance.


Eternal Joy

The Greenwich Choral Society presents “Eternal Joy,” a concert with

music by Mozart, Mahoney, and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, at 4:30 on Sunday,

May 5.  On the program are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem,” with

Robert Levin’s completion, the brilliant setting of “Three Bronte Songs,” by Shafer Mahoney, and “Richte mich, Gott,” by  Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.  The chorus, with over 120 choristers, orchestra, and vocal soloists, will be conducted by Paul F. Mueller.  The concert will take place at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Avenue, and tickets, priced at $38 and $28 (with special prices for students), can be ordered online at or by phone at 203-622-5136. 



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:  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: or friend us on Face Book.