Friday, April 25 2014

Format: 2014/11/23

Friday, April 25 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. 

 

Spring Faculty Dance—“Threshold Sites: Feast”

 “Threshold Sites: Feast” is a moving exploration of the relationship between body/self, home/community, and environment/ecosystem through the lens of food. The project took off from a central question: How does the way we experience and enact our own corporeality impact the way we live in and experience our communities and our environments? Created and directed by Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton in collaboration with regional, national, and international performing artists, as well as with Wesleyan faculty and students.



“Threshold Sites: Feast” is the culmination of Nicole Stanton's engagement in the College of the Environment's 2013 Think Tank "Re-Envisioning the Commons," and is supported by the Dance Department, the Center for the Arts' Creative Campus Initiative with leadership funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the College of the Environment, along with Wesleyan University's Baldwin University Lectures, The Mellon Fund for Lectures in Ethics, Politics and Social Issues, The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Science in Society Program, The Animal Studies Reading Group, the Center for the Americas, the Anthropology Department, and the History Department.

 

13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend—Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Concert

 The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, will perform exciting programs of classic jazz compositions at the opening event of the 13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

 

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.    

 

Webster's War of the Words

 This entertaining gala event is centered on Noah Webster's impact American words and culture. Emceed by Brad Drazen, the evening will include live music, hearty appetizers, a wine and beer tasting, and an auction. The featured entertainment for the night will be a game show focusing on language and culture, hosted by Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's Editor at Large.



The Red Team will include Conard High School Principal Julio Duarte, Word Guy Rob Kyff, and Helen Rubino-Turco, West Hartford’s Human and Leisure Services Director. The Blue Team that will face off against them will include Hall High School Principal Dan Zittoun, University of Hartford President Emeritus Humphrey Tonkin, and author and journalist Susan Campbell.



Reservations are highly recommended. General tickets are $50 in advance ($60 after April 21 or at the door).  Champions of Noah Webster tickets are $75 and include an acknowledgment in the museum’s newsletter of the individual’s support. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will help to support the museum’s school programs. Tickets are available at www.noahwebsterhouse.org, or by calling 860-521-5362 x10.

 

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

 

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.

 

Wallingford Symphony Orchestra Concert

The WALLINGFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its next concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Paul Mellon Arts Center on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, Connecticut. The Symphony will feature Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39”, Rossini’s “Overture to La Gazza Ladra”, Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and “On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring” by Frederick Delius. There will be a guest appearance by Jim Beloff, nationally known for his skill on the ukulele performing “Uke Can’t Be Serious”. Concertgoers who play the ukulele are encouraged to bring them to the concert as Mr. Beloff will provide a free master lesson during the intermission! A reception will follow the concert and everyone is welcome to attend for refreshments and to meet the performers. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Gallagher Travel Shoppe, 369 Center Street, Wallingford (203-265-2856), by calling the Symphony phone line at 203-697-2261, or by visiting the Symphony website at www.wallingfordsymphony.org. Tickets are general admission, priced at $27, $24 (Seniors) and $15 (students).

 

Great Expectations

 The New Britain Youth Theater Teen Company will perform a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations on April 25, 26 and 27, 2014, at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center.

Great Expectations, adapted by Barbara Field, is a large-cast adaptation closely based on Dickens’ classic novel about young orphan Pip who rises from being a blacksmith’s apprentice to a London gentleman, but learns in the end that nothing was as he thought it would be. Dickens’ gallery of characters from rogues and prisoners to the privileged but flawed are all portrayed. The production is directed by Todd Santa Maria and Jim Williams.

Great Expectations stars young actors ages 10 through 20 and is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The cast of twenty-four has come together from New Britain, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Glastonbury, Middletown, Newington, Plainville, Southington, and Wolcott.

Great Expectations will be performed at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, located at 69 Main Street in downtown New Britain. Performances are Friday, April 25, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for children, students, and seniors. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online through a link at www.nbyt.org.

 

Wallingford Symphony Orchestra Concert

 The WALLINGFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its next concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Paul Mellon Arts Center on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, Connecticut.

 The Symphony will feature Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39”, Rossini’s “Overture to La Gazza Ladra”, Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and “On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring” by Frederick Delius.

There will be a guest appearance by Jim Beloff, nationally known for his skill on the ukulele performing “Uke Can’t Be Serious”.  Concertgoers who play the ukulele are encouraged to bring them to the concert as Mr. Beloff will provide a free master lesson during the intermission! 

There will be a reception following the concert and everyone is welcome to attend for refreshments and to meet the performers. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Gallagher Travel Shoppe, 369 Center Street, Wallingford (203-265-2856), by calling the Symphony phone line at 203-697-2261, or by visiting the Symphony website at www.wallingfordsymphony.org.  Tickets are general admission, priced at $27, $24 (Seniors) and $15 (students).

 

 

 

Wallingford Symphony Orchestra Concert

The WALLINGFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its next concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Paul Mellon Arts Center on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, Connecticut.

The Symphony will feature Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39”, Rossini’s “Overture to La Gazza Ladra”, Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and “On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring” by Frederick Delius.

There will be a guest appearance by Jim Beloff, nationally known for his skill on the ukulele performing “Uke Can’t Be Serious”. Concertgoers who play the ukulele are encouraged to bring them to the concert as Mr. Beloff will provide a free master lesson during the intermission!

A reception will follow the concert and everyone is welcome to attend for refreshments and to meet the performers.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Gallagher Travel Shoppe, 369 Center Street, Wallingford (203-265-2856), by calling the Symphony phone line at 203-697-2261, or by visiting the Symphony website at www.wallingfordsymphony.org. Tickets are general admission, priced at $27, $24 (Seniors) and $15 (students.

 

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.

 

Johannes Brahms-Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 7:30pm

Maestro William Boughton and the New Haven Symphony again bring their unique artistry to the Hartford audience, this time with a performance of Johannes Brahms’ timeless and ultimately comforting Requiem. Joined by the New England Conservatory Choir and soloists Danielle Barger, soprano and Joshua Quinn, baritone, this concert offers a unique opportunity to hear a first-rate orchestra in a rare Hartford appearance, performing one of the most beloved works in the standard repertoire.

There is no admission charge for concerts at the Cathedral, but a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted. There is ample secure parking available.

 

"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  

 

"Word 2 Everything" A Teen Poetry Jam

"Word 2 Everything" A Teen Poetry Jam

THIS FRIDAY at WILBUR CROSS HIGH SCHOOL

On Friday, April 25, the THE WORD Youth Poetry Jam will expand for the first time as
a showcase for high school poets, in partnership with The Future Project of New Haven.
Coordinated by Wilbur Cross senior Alec Rice and Wilbur Cross Future Project director
Frank Brady, the April 25 event will feature the original poetry and performances of New
Haven public high school students and music by DJ Alkatrax. The event will take place at
6:00 p.m. at Wilbur Cross High School Auditorium, with doors opening at 5:30, and costs
$5 for adults and $3 for students. More information on and photographs of this event
will be available at https://www.facebook.com/events/230863210447673/.
The Institute Library launched The Word in January 2013 to enhance poetry education in
New Haven public school classrooms. Directed by award-winning hip-hop poet,
playwright, and educator Aaron Jafferis, the program is intended to help close
Connecticut's achievement gap in education and energize our city's youth through the
power of poetic expression. Building on the experiences of its teaching artists and origins
of its host institution, the Institute Library, The Word has helped students learn to read,
critique, write, and perform poetry in a variety of traditional and nontraditional forms,
from Japanese haiku and Nerudean odes to intricate hip-hop poems. The Word is
sponsored with grants from Seedlings Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, and
Connecticut Humanities.
To learn more about the Institute Library, please visit www.institutelibrary.org or
www.facebook.com/TheInstituteLibrary. To learn more about The Future Project, please
visit www.thefutureproject.org or www.facebook.com/TheFutureProjectNewHaven.

- Metropolitan
- Wilbur Cross
- Hillhouse
- Career
- ESUMS
- New light
- New Haven Academy
- Highschool In the Community
- Common Ground
- Hyde Leadership
- Coop
- New Horizons
- Riverside Academy
- Amistad High School

ITS ABOUT TO GO DOWN!!!

Tickets: $5.00 for Adults
$3.00 for youth/teens.

WHOOSE COMING OUT TO SUPPORT THESE YOUTH???

SPREAD THE WORD!!!

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