Thursday, April 24 2014

Format: 2014/11/23

Thursday, April 24 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.

 

Trinity College Spring Theater

 7:30 – 10:00 PM (each day) 

 

Spring Theatre is a performance that showcases Trinity theater students.

For more information, visit www.trincoll.edu

 

Music Haven Photo Exhibit at New Haven Lawn Club

 April 23 through May 3, 2014

Music Haven Photo Exhibit at New Haven Lawn Club
 
New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven
 
View inspiring photos of Music Haven musicians taken by photographer Kathleen Cei between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 3, 2014.
 
On April 23 at 5 p.m., join us for an opening night reception with live music from Music Haven students and light refreshments.
 
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
 
For more info on Music Haven, visit www.musichavenct.org or call 203-745-9030.
 

“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. 

 

Hamden Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal - Musicians Wanted

Hamden Symphony Orchestra is seeking musicians interested in joining an established community orchestra for our spring 2014 cycle.

We are in need of additional string instrumentalists, as well as french horn. Concert repertoire includes Beethoven Symphony # 5.

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7.15 pm. 

If you are interested in participating please email info@hamdensymphony.org

 

Senior Recital—Ian Anderson

 A senior music recital by Ian Anderson, “Very Excited.”

 

Javanese Gamelan Music with Guest Singer Peni Candra Rini

 Experience the culture of Java with advanced students of Javanese gamelan, who perform with special guest singer Peni Candra Rini from The Institute Seni Indonesia in Surakarta.

 

Damn Yankees – The Red Sox Version

Batter up! Just in time for baseball season comes the muscular musical comedy about a Red Sox super-fan who is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil — and his sexy associate, Lola. Goodspeed re-imagines a Broadway classic that swings for the fences, no matter which team you root for. In the game of love and baseball, you gotta have "Heart" — but watch out for "Whatever Lola Wants."

April  11-June 21, 2014

Wed/Thurs 2:00 & 7:30, Fri 8:00, Sat 3:00 & 8:00, Sunday 2:00 & 6:30

 

 

Lois Eldridge: 100 Pears – 50 Years of Clay, Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop

 Wesleyan Potters is hosting a very special show celebrating Lois Eldridge’s fifty years as a potter.  For me, it is an amazing process to take clay and to imagine all of the things it can become: a sculpture, a bowl, a pear, or a birdbath.  Anyone who hasn’t had his or her hands in clay is missing a wonderful experience.”

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 5 - 7. 

Lois Eldridge:’s work will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours. At Wesleyan Potters 350 S Main St, Route 17, Middletown, CT, Gallery hours: Wed 

 

Bobby Valentine discusses Baseball at the Trumbull Library

Join us for Bobby's colorful impressions, opinions, and memories from all of baseball: high school, college and professional; managerial and media! Drop in.

For more information about Trumbull ‘s One Book One Town book selection and event schedule visit here.

 

 

Mari Skarp-Bogli: Architecture of A Memory

Reception on Tuesday, April 8th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Mari Skarp-Bogli’s “Architecture of a Memory” addresses the subject of memory and its operation within the human brain. Her paintings, sculpture and interactive drawings employ abandoned locations, discarded materials and objects that transmit associations of loss, abandon and decay. These works are assemblages of memory evoking relics of attics, basements, barns and the garages of home in as much as representations of the physiological, psychological and neurological functions they interpret.
Skarp-Bogli earned her M.F.A. from Maine College of Art and B.F.A.’s in both painting and sculpture from the University of Hartford. She is an adjunct art instructor at Tunxis Community College and at the University of Hartford. See more of her work at www.mariskarp.com.

Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-4pm & Saturday 10am-4pm, when classes are in session.

For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.edu
http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/Content/Art_Exhibits.asp

 

2014 STAR Annual Arts Exhibition at Trinity College

 An opening reception will take place, Tues., April 8, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

This annual exhibition highlights a selection of artwork by students enrolled in Studio Art classes. The selections represent work from foundation through advanced levels.  Included are a variety of media and styles ranging from abstract painting,  representational drawing and color prints to documentary photography , video, and mixed media sculpture, among many others.

The Widener Gallery is located in Trinity College’s Austin Arts Center, Hartford, Conn.  Gallery hours 1-6 p.m., closed Saturdays.  For more information, please contact Felice Caivano, Fine Arts Curator, Widener Gallery, at 860-297-5232 or Felice.Caivano@trincoll.edu.    

 

Legally Blonde The Musical

 Legally Blonde The Musical

April 24 - May 4, 2014

Book by  Heather Hach Music and Lyrics by  Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Based on the Novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture Main Stage Series
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

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OMIGOD, You Guys!  The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Connecticut Repertory Theatre. College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone “serious” she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. Case closed.  With some help from newfound friends and her Chihuahua Bruiser, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and celebrating what you’ve got! Legally Blonde The Musical, based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, will be directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, winner of the 2013 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography for CRT’s production of Hairspray. Legally Blonde The Musical is the most fabulous musical around. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!

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ThursdayApril 24, 7:30 pm - Preview

FridayApril 25, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

SaturdayApril 26, 2:00 pm

SaturdayApril 26, 8:00 pm

WednesdayApril 30, 7:30 pm

ThursdayMay 1, 7:30 pm

FridayMay 2, 8:00 pm

SaturdayMay 3, 8:00 pm

SundayMay 4, 2:00 pm

 

A Tour of The Sunken Living Room Exhibition with Four of the Show's Artists

 Please join Franklin Street Works on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm for a guided tour of the current group exhibition, The Sunken Living Room. Those in attendance will walk through the show with creative director, Terri C Smith, and four of the show’s exhibiting artists, Michael Bell-Smith, Jonah Emerson-Bell, Danna Vajda and Constantina Zavitsanos. While touring the three galleries, artists will discuss their works, including how videos and installations reflect themes in the exhibition and fit in with their overall practice. The evening will end with an open discussion and gathering in the café. Please join us for this free event that is open to the public – a unique opportunity to explore the current show with emerging figures in contemporary art today!

The Sunken Living Room, curated by Terri C Smith, is an exhibition of contemporary art that investigates the most recent economic recession. The show’s title simultaneously reflects the interior design phenomenon of the lightly stepped down or “sunken” living room, popular during the 1970s recession, and the crash of the housing market during the recession in 2008. Through a mix of documentation, observation, allegory, and autobiography, the twenty-four artists in this show lend unique perspectives to recent fiscal crises, tackling topics that include: labor, debt, the collapse of the housing market, post-industrial cityscapes, unemployment, and banking practices. The Sunken Living Room is on view through May 25, 2014. Exhibiting Artsits: Anya Sirota + Akoaki, Michael Bell-Smith, Andrea Bowers, Ingrid Burrington, Nancy Davenport, Kerry Downey, Jonah Emerson-Bell, Kevin Jerome Everson, Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann, Olga Koumoundouros, Urich Lau, Mads Lynnerup, Kirby Mages, Rainger Pinney, Oliver Ressler and Ana Pečar, Sal Randolph, Danna Vajda, and Constantina Zavitsanos, with special projects by Alberta Cifolelli, Roxanne Faber Savage, Peter Donald Gramlich and Liz Squillace. 

ABOUT PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: 

Michael Bell-Smith in an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been exhibited and screened in museums and galleries internationally, including MoMA PS1, NY; Museum of The Moving Image, NY; SFMOMA, San Francisco; The 2008 Liverpool Biennial, UK; The 5th Seoul International Media Biennale; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, ES; The New Museum, NY; Hirshhorn Museum, DC; Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MoMA, NY; and Tate Liverpool, UK. His work has been featured in Art Forum, Art in America and the New York Times. He is an Assistant Professor of New Media at Purchase College.

Jonah Emerson-Bell is a sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn NY. By using a variety of materials including found objects, bronze and neon, his work deals with themes ranging from history to humor, from economy to witchcraft. He was part of the Shadow Shop exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and his work was featured on the cover of the summer 2010 issue of Bookforum. He was involved in the Music Box project in New Orleans in 2011.

Danna Vajda is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Recent exhibitions include both institutional spaces and provisional, less institutional spaces.

Constantina Zavitsanos is an artist whose practice engages the sculptural surfaces and temporalities of performance, text, projection and sound. She works with concepts of intimacy, consent, and contraction--especially as related to debt and dependency. Zavitsanos attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and has shared work at Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, with Cage at MoMA PS1, and at the Hessel Museum at Bard College.

 

OIL + WATER Group Show

Kehler Liddell Gallery is pleased to present its spring group show, OIL + WATER, from Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, May 25, with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 9 from 6pm - 9pm, and several events coordinated with Westville’s 17th annual ArtWalk on May 10: Art Yard Tag Sale, Children’s Event: Oil and Water Painting. The show will feature work by all 25 Kehler Liddell Gallery member artists. This unique collaboration of the Gallery's painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists presents diverse interpretations of these icons of opposites—oil and water. The Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information, visit our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203.389.9555.

 

Dining Out For Life

 

 

 

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to Launch Young Writers' Competition in Area Schools

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching a Young Writers' Competition among students from area schools to encourage creative thinking and writing and introduce mid-to-late 19th century history and the arts to tomorrow's museum audiences.

Steve Berry, New York Times best selling author (#1 internationally) and his wife Elizabeth are the creators of the History Matters foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Berry will work with LMMM's educators and judge the finalists in a contest that will culminate in the awards presentation at the Museum's Opening Night Gala on October 18, 2014, with cash and other prizes.

"This is a great way to introduce students to this magnificent National Historic Landmark," said Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "A writing competition is a creative and educational way for students to explore the Museum's great history and architecture, while honing their writing skills."

LMMM Educators dressed in period costume will meet with teachers and students in the classrooms, and introduce the Mansion in a PowerPoint presentation followed by a visit to the museum, where students can draw ideas and inspiration for their story. 

Trustee Haroldo Williams, chair of the Education Committee said, "I am a firm believer that this kind of experiential learning can be a great way to understand history and appreciate the arts in a deeper and more meaningful way."

Competition requirements include a mystery story with the Mansion as the backdrop, taking place between 1868 and 1900, which needs to be between 500-800 words for third grade students and 2,500 words or less for eighth graders. The Museum will also explore the possibility of adapting the award winning stories into a performance feature at the museum in the near future.

"I am truly grateful to Steve Berry for lending his enormous talent to help us launch the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's first writing competition in our schools," said Executive Director Susan Gilgore. "I hope this is the beginning of a new and exciting educational program for students at the Mansion." For more information on the competition and the Education Program please visit our website at www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or call Joy Romeo, LMMM Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 838-9799, ext. 119 or email jromeo@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com. Limited availability based on a first come, first serve basis.

The Museum's 2014 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM's Founding Patrons: The Estate of Cynthia Clark Brown; The Museum's Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff's, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation; LMMM Sustainers: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Gala and Young Writer's Competition Sponsors: M.F. DiScala & Co. The Museum's Education Program is made possible in part by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For More information on schedules and programs please visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call (203) 838-9799.

 

"TO REMEMBER AND UNDERSTAND"

 TO REMEMBER & UNDERSTAND

 

EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO CELEBRATING IMMIGRANTS THAT TRAVELED FROM ITALY TO HARTFORD, AND THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT

 

---NEWS AND COMMUNITY RELEASE---

 

(March 27, 2014)--- The City of Hartford’s Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) in the Department of Development Services announces “To Remember & Understand” art exhibition dedicated to all the immigrants that traveled from Italy to Hartford and throughout Connecticut.  The exhibition designed to recount and share stories of the migration from Southern Italy to Hartford, through a photo and memorabilia exhibit.  The exhibition examines the past as it is woven into present day Hartford and its future.

 

The exhibition takes place at the City of Hartford managed Pump House Gallery (Bushnell Park) located 60 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.  A free and open to the public opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with refreshments and live entertainment featuring a musical performance by Bruno Cerati Band.  The exhibition will run through June 13, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm

 

The exhibition is made possible through the collaboration of  the City of Hartford, MECA, Casa Emigranti Italiani, Museo del Tessuto e Casa Dell'Emigrante of Canicattini Bagni and Il Museo della Civilta' Contadina Iblea of Floridia in Italy.

 

Pump House Gallery Exhibition: “To Remember & Understand”

Contact Information:  

·         Curator, City of Hartford, MECA

Andres Chaparro, 860-757-4895, achaparro@hartford.gov

 

·         Organizer, Casa Emigranti Italiani

Paul Pirrotta, 860-559-7137, ppirrotta@yahoo.com