Thursday, January 30 2014
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
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.
A magnificent piece of theatre described by The London Times as “…so exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive… Its sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring.”
War Horse is a powerful and imaginative drama set at the outbreak of World War I in the English countryside and also the fields of battle in France and Germany. War Horse tells the story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, which has been sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. In a tale that the Sunday Express said is “…both epic and intimate,” and “absolutely guaranteed to move the heart,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.
War Horse is filled with stirring music and songs, and at the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. “The puppetry is nothing short of miraculous,” according to The Times of London.
Visitors will be mesmerized by images that transform from 19th century photos to present-day scenes in Westport artist’s Miggs Burroughs new lenticular photography show.
The exhibition will be on view through February 18, 2014.
The excitement of speed and the metaphor of the machine join in images of airplanes, trains, and automobiles.
The “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”exhibition includes William Henry Jackson’s 19th-century celebrations of the railroad in the American West, Jacques Henri Lartigue’s action shots of early French automobile races, and the abandoned Ford cars of Robert Sheehan. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Davison Art Center, the exhibition will also feature photographs by Berenice Abbott, Danny Lyon, Walker Evans, Louis Faurer, and Garry Winogrand.
There will be a gallery talk at by curator Clare Rogan.
The Assembly is a Brooklyn-based ensemble theater project of multi-disciplinary performance artists, many of whom are Wesleyan alumni, including Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Aubrey ’06 (dramaturg), Nick Benacerraf ’08 (scenic designer), andEdward Bauer ’08 (actor). Devised and written collectively by the company, the New England premiere of “HOME/SICK” (2011), directed by Co-Artistic Director Jess Chayes ’07 and produced by Ariela Rotenberg ’10, explores the political history of how a handful of student activist leaders, disgusted by the Vietnam War and the U.S. government’s repression of those seeking equality domestically, seized control of the Students for a Democratic Society movement in 1969. Believing violence to be the means to a true and lasting peace, these passionate idealists reshaped the group, in the name of overthrowing the government, into the Weather Underground. Fights choreographed by Sean Chin ’09.
Following the performance of “HOME/SICK” on , there will be a Q&A with Mark Rudd.
Mr. Rudd was a student activist and organizer in the Students for a Democratic Society at Columbia University, and helped found the Weather Underground. He was a federal fugitive from 1970 to 1977.
Upon his return to the U.S., Mr. Rudd has worked as an organizer and community college instructor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Perry Obee’s painting process is driven by the formal and material concerns of direct studio practice. As explorations of the abstract, representational and material properties of paint the underling content of his work is the situational context of everyday objects, people and place. In the “Stacked Space” series, precarious vertical and horizontal stacks of books and other objects appear to dissolve into shallow background planes. Modern still-life traditions are engaged here as composition; lighting and color are manipulated to derive a sense of self-referential order and harmony. These arranged views of Obee’s possessions double as autobiographical interactions of momentary space, artistic perspective and the material experience of his own place within them.
Obee is an adjunct art instructor at MxCC. He holds an MFA from Western Connecticut State University and a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University. See more of his work at perryobee.carbonmade.com. Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall. Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., when classes are in session.
Attend a reception on Wednesday February 5, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. and enjoy Karen Barton’s series of tondo paintings, which employ the traditional round panel format and the Italian Renaissance combination of oil paint and gold leaf. Picturesque subjects of reflected water lilies, trees, sky and rippled water dislocate viewer’s sense of specificity as they are composed within closely cropped peephole perspectives. The small scale and circular shapes here similarly reference telescopic and magnified slide compositions in as much as the direct landscapes they represent. Bartone lives in Clinton, Connecticut, and holds an MFA from Western Connecticut State University and a BFA from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. See more of her work at karenbartone.com. The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office. Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Machines, gadgets and all things technology inspire the artwork at a new exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery. “Thingamabob” features art that is in the eye of the mechanically inclined in a group show of artists, including John Jackson of Jefferson, New York, Tom Hlas of Norfolk, CT, Lewis Schaffer from Ridgefield, Deborah Rauh from Westport, Sara Roche from Weston, and others.
The Maritime Garage Gallery, located at 11 North Water Street, is part of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces making Norwalk a more vibrant destination. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.