Sunday, September 22 2013

Format: 2014/07/28

Sunday, September 22 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

 

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.

 

 

Christine Aaron: “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface”

This exhibit of rich mixed media nature based work, focuses on themes of memory, loss and the passage of time.  Trees serve as a metaphor for the cycle of life; symbols of dormancy, growth, strength and renewal.  

 

 

Amy Bilden: “Inheritance”

The themes for this exhibit revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving.  The tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist’s emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes.

 

 

Native American Heritage Walk

 2:00 PM

The Institute for American Indian Studies is delighted to continue to be a part of the Upper Houstatonic Valley National Heritage Walks. Dr. Lucianne Lavin, IAIS' Director of Research and Collections, will prodive a glimpse into the history and culture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples that includes their community life, spiritualty, and medicinal uses of the indigenous flora. Participants will walk along the museum's nature trails, ending at our replicated 16th Algonkian village.

Please wear sturdy walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes. 

 

Richard Heys Exhibit " What's in there? Exploring the Beauty and Energy within trees through Woodturning

The UConn Torrington ARTS Project presents an exhibit of Richard Heys' work. "What's in there? Exploring the beauty and energy within trees through woodturning." This exhibit explores the creative work and process of Richard Heys, a fine wood turner whose beautifully turned and sculpted works are accompanied by photographs that chronicle the making of two of his pieces on view in the Whitson Gallery. The exhibit features decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded boxes and sculptural objects. The exhibition runs from September 16th through November 8th at the campus' Brick Wall Space Gallery and Whitson Gallery. Richard Heys will give an artist's talk in the Whitson Gallery on October 10th at 7pm.

 

Poetry Read-In

The public is invited to hear well-known poets Christine Beck and John Stanizzi as they lead an afternoon of poetry at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Maria Sassi, West Hartford poet laureate emeritus, will host the evening’s festivities, including an open mic portion.

Poets are encouraged to read their own works during the open mic portion of the evening. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

 

 

World Class Musicians to Take Stage at South Kent Benfit

South Kent School invites the community to attend their 2013 Benefit Concert featuring prominent musicians: pianist Sarah Sung Lee, violinist Kyung Hak Yu, pianist John Arida and mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Bolier. The musicians will entertain the audience with works by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Caccini, Rossini and more.

Proceeds from the concert will help enhance South Kent School’s growing music program for boys. Since 2010, there has been a decisive focus on furthering a comprehensive music program, consisting of both contemporary and classical studies.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Saint Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. There is a special dinner package for $200, which will include a reserved seat at the concert plus dinner with the artists at Gifford’s restaurant across the street in downtown Kent.

For more information and to order tickets online, visit our site at: http://southkentschool.org/news/academics/benefit-concert. To purchase dinner package, please contact Jennifer Haase at haasej@southkentschool.org or (860) 927-3539.

 

Miss Saigon

A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In Miss Saigon, the creators of Les Misérables bring Puccini's Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit.

In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. An international sensation, Miss Saigon is an epic musical masterpiece with a thrilling score.

 

The Most Happy Fella

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre. Favorite songs include “Standing on the Corner” and “Somebody, Somewhere.” Don’t miss it!

Show Times

Wednesday/Thursday 2 & 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3 & 8pm, Sunday 2 & 6:30pm

(Sun evening ends 10/20, Thurs mat starts 10/24)

 Thanksgiving Week Special Times:

Monday 11/25: 2 & 7:30pm

No shows Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Friday 11/29: 2 & 8pm

Saturday 11/30: 3 & 8pm

Sunday 12/01: 2 & 6:30pm

 

 

Frederick Moyer, Classical Pianist, in Concert at the Trumbull Library

Frederick Moyer will perform a program of classical piano masterpieces by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven as well as others.

CDs available for purchase.

Please Drop in!

 

Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival

Lighthouse Pt. Park Migration Festival Celebrating of Birds, Butterflies & Dragonflies Sunday, September 22, 2013.

Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven 8am to 3:00pm (No Rain Date) Come celebrate the spectacle of migration at one of the Northeast's best places to see wild hawks.

Live Hawk and Owl shows See wild birds up close with banding demonstrations, See Long Island Sound Creatures in the touch tanks.

Children's activities, fun for the whole family Ride the carousel Tour the historic lighthouse Live Music by the Blue Trail Band Hands-on butterfly tagging Bird, butterfly and dragonfly walksAdditional detials and a compelte schedule of events can be found here: 

http://www.wxedge.com/articles/20130910lighthouse_point_migration_festiv...

Suggested donation $5.00 per carload. All proceeds collected the day of the event go to help fund next years event.

See above link for additional details and complete schedule of events.

 

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.

 

To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.

 

The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.

 

The 1750 Ogden House Tours

Sundays, 1pm - 4pm through September 29, 2013

$3; Members free.

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century.

The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture.

Take a stroll through the kitchen garden, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view plantings used in colonial times. 

The Ogden House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

E.V.Day: Snap!

 he Glass House is pleased to announce its first site-specific exhibition: SNAP! by E.V. Day. Conceived for the building known as Da Monsta - designed by Philip Johnson in 1995 as a visitor center and now a gallery - SNAP! interprets the pavilion's peculiar geometry and atmosphere both inside and out. Day has roped the exterior of Da Monsta with massive climbing webs and populated the interior with an ensemble of recent sculpture that tease out the noir qualities of Johnson's late work.

 

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.