Sunday, February 16 2014
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.
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.
A show of paintings by artists who respond to the institution of contemporary abstraction. Organized by John O' Donnell. Featuring artists: Blake Shirley, Sharon Butler, Deborah Dancy, Zachary Keeting, Ben Piwowar, Jenn Dierdorf, Rob D. Campbell, Derek Leka, Clare Grill, Tatiana Berg.
Opening reception, Friday, February 7th 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop is featuring a show by University of Hartford ceramics faculty and majors. Contemporary issues in clay, both functional and sculptural, are addressed in their innovative work, which will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours. 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
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the second of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music. This recital will feature various “Friendly Fugues,” “The Partita for Virginia Ellen,” and “Introduction & Variations.”
Uncommon Sense Series
Ben Brantley, chief theater critic of the New York Times, and Gerald Moshell will discuss the place “Parade” holds in the history of the serious American musical.
The historical, racial, religious, and journalistic issues raised by the case of Leo Frank will be held in the Terrace Rooms of Mather Hall, 300 Summit Street.
Admission is free and no tickets or reservations are needed for the symposium.Issues raised by the Leo Frank case will be discussed by Melissa Fay Greene, an award-winning journalist and author of “The Temple Bombing,” a book exploring Atlanta Jewry and the Civil Rights movement, and William Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut.
How the Leo Frank case has affected the municipal psyche of Atlanta for 100 years will be discussed by Mark Silk, Professor of Religion and Director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, and a former columnist for the Atlanta Constitution, and James F. Jones, Jr., President of Trinity College, a native of Atlanta whose earliest recollections include hearing his grandparents speak of the Leo Frank case.