Sunday, February 9 2014

Format: 2014/08/29

Sunday, February 9 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.

 

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.

 

 

Essex Winter Series presents Jason Vieaux, guitar

Jason Vieaux, the renowned virtuoso
classical guitarist, will perform a wide variety of
music, from J.S. Bach to Pat Metheny.
www.jasonvieaux.com

Jason Vieaux, guitar

 

Smart Painting

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.

 

 

70th Annual CT Artists Juried Exhibition Opening

Join us for the opening reception of the 70th Annual CT Artists Exhibition Opening in the Converse Art Gallery at the Slater Memorial Museum on Sunday, February 9 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Now in its 70th year, the Annual CT Artists Juried Exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, graphics and photography by resident artists of Connecticut.The opening is free and open to artists, friends and the public - all are welcome.

Our 2014 Juror is Erin Monroe, Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Award winners will be announced at the opening reception at 2:00pm.

 

70th Annual CT Artists Juried Exhibition

The 70th Annual CT Artists Juried Exhibition will be on view in the Converse Art Gallery at the Slater Memorial Museum. Now in its 70th year, the Annual CT Artists Juried Exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, graphics and photography by resident artists of Connecticut.

Our 2014 Juror is Erin Monroe, Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

 

Wesleyan Potters presents: Hartford Art School - “Dirty For A Reason”

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

 

ECSO Concert February 8, 2014

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concert series continues on Saturday, February 8, at
8 PM, at the Garde Arts Center in New London.  ECSO Music Director, Toshiyuki Shimada, conducts
a program that includes Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2,” Samuel Barber’s “Symphony No. 1 in One
Movement,” and Bach’s “Double Concerto for Violin and Cello.”  The concerto features Stephan
Tieszen, ECSO Concertmaster and Alvin Wong, former ECSO Principal Cello.  (Mr. Wong just took
a position with the University of Melbourne Australia in the Conservatorium of Music.)

Mr. Tieszen and Mr. Wong will host the pre-concert conversation at 7 PM optional for ticket holders. 
The soloists are sponsored by Dominion Millstone Power Station.  Tickets priced from $28.80 to $62
are available through the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Office at 860-443-2876 or on line at:
www.gardearts.org  Special discounts for seniors, students, and serving military personnel are
available in selected seating areas.  Student rush tickets, the evening of the performance, cost $12.
All audience members are invited to a free post-concert reception to mingle with the musicians,
guest soloists, and of course, the conductor.

Friend us on Facebook and visit our website at: www.ectsymphony.com for musical samples and
interesting information about the program.  

 

 

Living Remains: Artist's Talk

Enjoy an entertaining afternoon with the artist. Patty will show each image as it was taken right out of the lens. She will stroll around the gallery and talk about each piece of art and will also answer any questions. West Hartford's very own Patty Swanson was recently awarded Connecticut Creative Photographer of the Year and Connecticut Art/Electronic Imaging Photographer of the Year. Space is limited and reservations are requested.

 

Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra "Masterworks Classics" concert

Featuring Rossini's L’italiana in Algeri Overture, Mozart's Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”, and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. Michelle Nam, piano soloist.

 

Wesleyan Consort

 The inaugural concert by the Wesleyan Consort, an instrumental and vocal ensemble composed of Wesleyan faculty and invited guests, will include a range of music from early classics to contemporary works, featuring compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, John Dowland, Gustav Mahler, and Michael Praetorius, as well as Wesleyan composers.

 

2nd Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

Last year, as part of our mission to spread jazz on campus and in the community, the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective brought pianist and Yale alumnus Vijay Iyer to campus for the Jazz Festival at Yale. This year, we are proud to bring the Festival into its second year, inviting organist/pianist Cory Henry, steel-drummer Andy Akiho, and saxophonist/flautist Paul Lieberman to campus.
 
The Festival will feature performances and talks.
 

As all events are funded through the generous donations from Yale sources and local businesses, admission to all events will be entirely free with no ticket required. We are very excited to make all these events freely accessible to the public and encourage members of the Yale community and the New Haven, Connecticut, New York Metropolitan areas to attend!