Sunday, June 16 2013

Format: 2014/07/26

Sunday, June 16 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

 

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.

 

 

23rd Annual Silvermine School of Art Student Exhibition

 

The Student Exhibition showcases the artistic achievements of the Silvermine School of Art students of all ages, from youth to adult. This event provides students the opportunity to share their accomplishments with one another and offers the general public a view of the fine art and creative energy that is generated by the student body. Awards are given in Adult, Youth and Junior Artist categories for painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics and silversmithing/jewelry design. This year’s juror is Darby Cardonsky, Interim Coordinator, MFA Program in Painting & Illustration, Western Connecticut State University.

 

 

Scenic Memories

 
Stamford - Scenic Memories; works by Liana MoonieMay 19 - June 30, 2013.  Opening reception Sunday, May 19, noon to four p.m. Gallery Walk & Talk Sunday, June 9, noon.  No charge. Gallery hours by appointment. PMW Gallery, 530 Roxbury Road, Stamford. 203-322-5427,  www.pmwgallery.com

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My paintings spring from a love and appreciation of Nature filtered through a meld of ever changing life experiences. The art reflects what I see now and what I have experienced throughout my life. In this process my inner response and outward expression are constantly providing creative challenges.

When I look at one of the wondrous natural scenes which surround us, I feel the need to portray the emotional impact of the scene, more than the objects themselves. In expressing my impressions in abstract form, I am consciously freeing form and color from Nature to focus on the essential order of things as I see and feel them.

In my daily living I strive to become a better person and to improve my conscious contact with a higher spiritual being; and in my art I constantly strive to attain a higher level of expression.

 

 

Ancient Burying Ground Tours in Old Wethersfield

Our popular Burying Ground walks are back. Tours are $5.00 for nonmembers and free to members and children under 16. Meet your guide in the parking lot of the First Church at 250 Main Street in Old Wethersfield. Tours will take place in Thursday May 16th, Saturday 18th, Thursday June 13th and Saturday June 15th. Thursday tours will begin at 1pm and Saturday tours will begin at 10am. For more information about these tours or any other events offered, please call the Wethersfield Historical Society at 860.529.7656 or email us at society@wethhist.org.

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free for members and children under 16
Phone: (860) 529-7656
Event url:
www.wethhist.org

 

 

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, June 16, 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

 

Concert in the Park

                 Bring your blanket, lawn chair, and picnic basket and enjoy an entertaining concert presented by the Community Music School on Sunday, June 16th at 6 pm at the Main Street Park Gazebo in Essex.  Three CMS student groups will be performing, including the New Horizons Band, New Horizons Brass Ensemble, and the CMS Jazz Ensemble.  Featured pieces include jazz and folk standards, Broadway tunes, and music from the American Songbook.  The rain location is St. John’s Episcopal Church located at Main and Cross Streets in Essex.  The concert is sponsored by Landscape Specialties. 

 

 

Father's Day Cruises on Riverquest (DAD is 1/2 OFF!)

Join us aboard RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Dad! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House). On this special day, DAD IS HALF PRICE! This 90 minute cruise departs at 1:30pm and is $15 kids, $20 adults, but, on Father’s Day, June 16th, Dad cruises for only $10 with the purchase of a full price adult or child ticket. Learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River. Relax in the morning, then bring your family lunch on board or have a bite to eat before or after your cruise at one of the fine local restaurants in Haddam, East Haddam, Chester or Essex

 

Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra "All American" Concert

The Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra's "All American" concert on Father's Day features selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story, “Largo” from Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and Gershwin’sRhapsody in Blue (soloist Anastasia Seifetdinova). The concert will also feature songs from Leroy Anderson, with guest conductor Kurt Anderson (who will also solo in "The Typewriter"). As an added treat for dads, admission is free for fathers who attend the concert with children ages 12 and under.

 

Father's Day

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is celebrating all dads today. Spend quality time with dad this Father's Day - join him at the Zoo today and he gets in FREE!

While at the Zoo, be sure to visit some of our animal dads, Rizzo the North American otter, Hamton the Guinea hog, and D.J. the Pronghorn, to name a few.

 

 

Dürer, Rembrandt & Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly

One of the most distinguished local collections of prints has been assembled by Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly. While his collection has been comprised primarily of American twentieth-century prints and prints by John James Audubon, in recent years he has also collected Old Master and nineteenth-century works extensively.


These encompass splendid sheets by the great German printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528), including a rare etching, woodcuts, and engravings of such iconic images as his Nemesis of 1502.

Dr. Kelly's Dutch prints include several of the rare engravings after the influential Adam Elsheimer (1574 - 1610) by Hendrik Goudt (1583 - 1648), and no less than twenty-eight images by the highly experimental printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669), ranging from early works of the 1630s to mature impressions from the 1650s.

His eighteenth-century holdings include sheets by the great Italian artists Canaletto (1697 - 1768) and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727 - 1804) and several fine sheets from Los Caprichos by the renowned Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828).

Completing the collection is a group of etched cityscapes and figure studies by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903). Together the collection attests to the quality of some of the greatest printmakers in Western Art.

Hours of visitation: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m., closed on Mondays

 

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.