Friday, January 31 2014

Format: 2014/10/30

Friday, January 31 2014

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.

 

ASAP presents Pilobolus

ASAP is proud to present one of the most popular and unusual dance companies in the world.

Pilobolus will perform an electrifying mix of humor, intelligence, physical invention and raw athleticism.

The Community Dance Project piece, starring from our community, will be performed as part of the Pilobolus show.

 

War Horse

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.

 

Fairfield Back & Forth: Imagery by artist Miggs Burroughs

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.

 

 

PERRY OBEE, “STACKED SPACE”

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.

 

KAREN BARTONE, “TONDO ART: AN INTIMATE EXHIBITION OF MINIATURE PAINTINGS

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.

 

Artist Gil Scullion Exhibits Work at UNH’s Seton Art Gallery

 Jan. 13, 2014

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – Visual artist Gil Scullion will be featured at the University of New Haven’s Seton Art Gallery Jan. 31 to Feb. 24.

The Seton Art Gallery is located in Dodds Hall on UNH’s Main Campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, Jan. 31, from 4 - 7 p.m.

The exhibit, called “To Have-Have Not,” uses text and stenciled images to create a visual experience that addresses the unequal wealth distribution in America. “Scullion tackles the white space of the gallery and presents viewers with a tug of war, illustrating an ever-present struggle in an unbalanced economy,” says Laura Marsh, director of the Seton Gallery.

Scullion uses the tools of the working class such as cardboard, paint, staples and X-acto knives to create pieces of art. “In an effort to maintain this cash flow,” he states, “the economic elite have systematically reduced the number of jobs for those Americans who work with their hands.”

A Connecticut resident, Scullion has been exhibited throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at Manchester (Conn.) Community College, where he teaches courses in modern art literature.

The Seton Art Gallery is open Monday through Wednesday, noon-6 p.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, noon-4 p.m.

For more information, contact Laura Marsh, director of the Seton Gallery, at lmarsh@newhaven.edu

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and a graduate business campus in Orange, Conn. and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide, and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.

 

“Thingamabob” Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

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.