Thursday, June 20 2013
In conjunction with the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Haven String Quartet brings classical music to the streets (literally) of New Haven with the String Quartet Truck. You already know The Cupcake Truck and The Cheese Truck – now get to know the String Quartet Truck! Check back for details on where you can find the Quartet performing on the back of a flatbed truck.
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
Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull, CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.
Trumbull, CT 06611
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.
Middletown native and actor Steve Scionti will bring his one man show, Hear What’s in the Heart: A Shoemaker’s Tale to Middletown’s Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, for an extended engagement. The new draft of the play is co-written and directed by Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello, who recently completed a run on Broadway of Clifford Odet’s Golden Boy.
Live at 135 is a series presenting concerts during New Haven's International Festival of Arts and Ideas every June. The vision of this event is to showcase unique and/or emerging musicians from the New Haven area. In the past we've featured Daniel Levin Quartet playing improvisational cello, Lara Usiskin playing Bach's complete Suites for Solo Cello, the Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard duet on dobro, fiddle, and guitar, Loop 2.4.3 playing a wide variety of percussion instruments, and Mon Monarch (made up of Eric Dawson Tate, Colin Meyer, and CT state troubador Chuck E. Costa).
Brass' contribution to this series is a concert showcasing the broad range of music we do and the personalities of the members of the group. As we play music of Holst, the Beatles, and jazz and TV favorites, you will hear us share about the experience of being in Brass, and the blend of virtuosity and playfulness that makes our sound and performances unique. An audience-centered concert, this performance will be our most intimate meet and greet yet!
Join Matthew Silverman as he shares “the incredible year that baseball got the designated hitter, wife-swapping pitchers, world champion A’s, and Willie Mays said goodbye to America” in his new book, Swinging ’73. In 1973, new rules changed baseball and three legendary teams thrived by playing by their own rules. The game and the country would never be the same again. Books available for purchase. Drop in.
Matthew Silverman has written Mets Essential, 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, Shea Goodbye (with Keith Hernandez), New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History, and Best Mets. He is also author of Baseball Miscellany and Golf Miscellany. He has co-authored Mets by the Numbers, Cubs by the Numbers, and Red Sox by the Numbers. He blogs regularly at www.metsilverman.com.
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