Friday, April 4 2014

Format: 2014/09/02

Friday, April 4 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.

 

Tavern Night

Enjoy a night out in an early American tavern atmosphere! A delicious home-cooked meal, live music, beverages, and exciting tavern games await you at the Noah Webster House's Tavern Nights. Each evening features a different menu and entertainment and offers a variety of drinks and tavern games for your amusement. Don't miss one of the museum's most popular events!
Includes: Dinner, one complimentary drink, and entertainment. Vegetarian entrée available by reservation only. Reservations are required.

 

“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. 

 

New York Botanical Garden Lecturer at Taft School

NOTED TROPICAL ECOLOGIST TO SPEAK AT TAFT

 

WATERTOWN – Taft School is pleased to welcome noted tropical ecologist  Dr. Charles M. Peters to campus Friday, April 4. Dr. Peters’ lecture begins at 6:45 pm in the Laube Auditorium of the Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library; refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public.

 

Dr. Peters is the Kate E. Tode Curator of Botany at The New York Botanical Garden, and  works in close collaboration with local community groups to study the ecology, use and management of tropical forest resources. He is currently working in the Tapajos-Arapiuns Extractive Reserve in Brazil with several communities who are developing management plans for the sustainable production of furniture woods. Dr. Peters is also involved with community forestry research in the Selva Maya of Mexico, Myanmar, and Vietnam. He has conducted long-term field research in the Peruvian Amazon, Papua New Guinea, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, and Veracruz, Mexico, and has directed community forestry projects in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Uganda, and Cameroon.

 

Dr. Peters  is an Associate Professor of Tropical Ecology (Adjunct) at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies of Yale University, an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) of Columbia University. He is editor of the monograph series, Advances in Economic Botany.

 

Taft School is located at 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT. Parking is available in the school’s main lot on the corner of Route 6 and Middlebury Road. Shuttle service from the lot to the auditorium is available.

 

The New York Botanical Garden Seminar Series at Taft features unique lectures by NYBG scientists, and is made possible by a grant from the Yerkes

 

 

Goblin Market at CRT!

 Goblin Market

March 27 - April 6, 2014

By Penny Benson, adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti Studio Works Series A Puppet Arts Production
Studio Theatre

The full, exhilarating, creative power of the University of Connecticut’s Puppetry Program will bring an adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s entrancingly atmospheric narrative poem Goblin Market to our studio stage.

Two sisters, in the service of a troubled household, must resist the hypnotic call of seductive goblins who tempt them with luscious fruits and promises of unimagined ecstasies. When one of the sisters is sacrificed to the goblins, her sibling must risk her own life to bargain with the supernatural creatures in order to save her sister from certain demise. With actors, imaginative puppetry and surprising theatrics, Goblin Market promises to weave an enchanting spell.

Buy Tickets Online

ThursdayMarch 27, 7:30 pm - Preview

FridayMarch 28, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

SaturdayMarch 29, 8:00 pm

WednesdayApril 2, 7:30 pm

ThursdayApril 3, 7:30 pm

FridayApril 4, 8:00 pm

SaturdayApril 5, 2:00 pm

SaturdayApril 5, 8:00 pm

SundayApril 6, 2:00 pm

 

Senior Recital—Gabe Greenberg

  A senior music recital by Gabe Greenberg, “Chime Tree.”

 

Senior Recital—Tennessee Mowrey

  A senior music recital by Tennessee Mowrey, “Actualizing Time.”

 

Senior Recital—Noah Rush

A senior music recital by Noah Rush, “shoestrings.”     

 

Silent Poem, Spoken Light

 The Kehler Liddell Gallery is pleased to present “Silent Poem, Spoken Light” with work by Maureen M. Squires and Sarah Beth Goncarova, on view March 20 - April 20, 2014. An Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, March 23, 3:00 - 6:00pm. On April 5 from 3:00 - 5:00pm, there will be a poetry reading and artist-led discussion with poet Judith Vollmer, Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, featuring poems from her newest work The Water Books. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

The exhibition “Silent Poem, Spoken Light,” explores one of the most integral yet continuously perplexing questions of the art-making practice; how does one create work that is highly communicative yet largely unspoken? Artists Maureen M. Squires and Sarah Beth Goncarova examine this concept through calligraphy, poetry, painting and installation. Through using vastly different media, both artists look to natural forms as metaphor and message, drawing parallels between inner and outer landscapes.

 

Painter and calligrapher Maureen M. Squires interprets the words of writers and poets through paint and ink. Through the use of color, illustration, illumination, alphabet and gesture, she both abstracts and clarifies the meaning of the words. Movement and gesture are key components of Squires’ practice, making work that is at the same time bold and subtle, beautiful and evocative.

 

Like Squires’ luscious calligraphic works, the installations of Sarah Beth Goncarova tease metaphor from imagery of the natural world. Using intricate combinations of sewing and circuitry, Goncarova creates otherworldly illusions of seemingly natural phenomena. The fragile branches of her piece The Cherry Tree beckon the viewer in—Goncarova’s own invitation to the viewer to become part of the work itself. Only when the viewer enters the tree crown does the tree surprisingly awaken. In her piece The Web, women quietly weave at an ancient loom, creating a magnificent web out of spider silk and dew drops. In both pieces, we are drawn into another world, that entirely of Goncarova’s own making.

 

Squires’ background in Fine Arts began formally at Seton Hill University, where she majored in painting and where she first studied calligraphy. This took her to Carnegie Mellon University where she studied Advanced Calligraphy for two years with noted calligrapher and type-designer Arnold Bank. Over the years, Squires has studied with many notable lettering artists, but studying with Bank was a turning point in her approach to the alphabet and painting. Since then, Squires’ work has become an exploration of letters and words through paint, interpreting the words of favorite poets with abstract forms and graceful brushwork. Her tools range from traditional steel nibs, to brushes to reeds to bamboo. Her preferred media are ink, gouache, Japanese watercolors and acrylics.

 

Goncarova earned degrees in sculpture and architecture at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Maryland, and has worked for the theater as costumer, puppetmaker and scenic designer. Her art practice has evolved to include such varied media as painting, textiles, light, dance, sound and animatronics. To date she is a finalist for the 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship for installation/performance.

 

Squires and Goncarova offer visually and conceptually compelling work in “Silent Poem, Spoken Light,” rewarding the curious and even quickening the pulse.

 

Kehler Liddell 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. 

 

New Britain Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the New Britain Public Library (NBPL) announce their Spring 2014 Book Sale which will be held April 2- 5, 2014 in the Library's Community Room at 20 High Street in New Britain, CT (visit www.nbpl.info for directions). Preview Night is Wednesday, April 2 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. with a $5 admission charge, free to members of the Friends of NBPL. Admission is free on Thursday, April 3 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Friday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. As always, there is an incredible variety of books and other materials (CDs, DVDs, vinyl and 78 RPM records, books on CD) for people of all ages to choose from at rock-bottom prices. Across all categories and languages some books are specially-priced. All proceeds directly benefit the New Britain Public Library.

 

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

 

New Play Reading of "Trappings"

 

Friday, April 4th, 2014 7:00pm

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 5:00pm

 

A part of Slant of Light's mission is to produce artistic work that inspires communication in a safe atmosphere. The New Play Reading Series is a monthly script-in-hands reading of not-yet-produced or published plays. These readings give the community the opportunity to experience the plays before they've reached any other audience.

Slant of Light Theater Company’s New Play Reading Series will continue this month with Trappings, by Stacey Lane.

Directed by: Stacy Ruttenberg

Featuring: Melody Cochran, Joseph Knipper, and Stacy Ruttenberg.

General Admission: $10

All teens with a student ID will be admitted for free 

Slant of Light’s monthly readings are open to the public, striving to create a bridge between the community and artistic process.

For more information about this series or Slant of Light Productions, please visit www.soflproductions.org or email sruttenberg@soflproductions.org.

 

3rd Annual Solos and Duets Dance Concert

Public Service Announcement

 

Use: Immediate until April 3rd

Time: 30 seconds

Agency: Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble

Title: 3rd Annual Solos & Duets Dance Concert

Main Point: Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble presents its annual Solos & Duets Dance Concert, Traces of a Memory, on Friday April 4th at 6:00p.m. Experience an evening of dance and musical performances while enjoying five courses of Southeast Asian cuisine at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford.

Spectrum in Motion is Hartford based nonprofit dedicated to People of Color and the American experience. Join us, Friday April 4th, as we celebrate 32 years of raising dancers, making dance, and building community.

 

All proceeds will support the work and educational programs of Spectrum in Motion throughout Hartford.

More information email spectruminmotion@gmail.com or call 413.218.0013            

 

"Jukebox Jam" Spring Dance Fundraiser

The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s twelfth annual spring dance fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street, Wethersfield. This year’s dance, “Jukebox Jam,” will feature live music performed by the popular local group, Dually Noted (www.duallynotedmusic.com). The Friends will provide refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages, and drink set-ups for BYOB. Back again this year is our popular tea cup auction. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $25 or at the door for $30. Proceeds from the dance will benefit the Friends. For advance sales call 860-306-2079.

 

Blossoms | a photography exhibit

Join Us for refreshments & an exciting preview of
Blossoms
on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 5-7 pm at
Chestnut Fine Foods  1012 State St, New Haven CT. 
 
Award winning botanical photographer, Barbara Reiner of Awesome Photos in New Haven, has developed a unique archival process to present her work which will be on display & available for purchase during April, May & June at this most wonderful, popular gourmet eaterie. We look forward to seeing you. 
 
With almost half a century of creative experience, Barbara has always loved flowers, devoting the last decade or more to perfecting digital technique. Inspired by O’Keefe, Van Gogh, Weston & Monet, Barbara's work invites us into the center of each flower with a larger than life view. Her style is dramatic and informed by a distinct perspective.
 
Special thanks go to Konrad Eek of the Oklahoma Arts Institute for inventing method to showcase & preserve photos without the intrusion of glass. 
 
Special thanks also go to Patty & Fred of Chestnut Fine Foods in New Haven because they are so very, very nice & their gourmet fare is absolutely delicious.
 
The famous Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens opens on March 1, 2014. A special grouping of Barbara's  previously unpublished photos will be included in"Blossoms." 
 
Call Awesome Photos for details at 203-500-4819.
 

Trinity’s 9th International Hip-Hop Festival

 Hartford, Conn. – The 9th annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival returns this spring from April 3 to April 5, 2014, and will be headlined by Talib Kweli, an internationally acclaimed lyricist and hip-hop artist.  The 2014 event will feature two nights of concerts, plus an extensive lineup of lectures, workshops, panel discussions and films.  The event, free and open to the public, will feature performances from artists around the globe. 

 Dubbed "hip-hop's cerebral emcee" by Pitchfork in 2004, the Brooklyn-born Kweli was raised in a family of educators.  His mother is an English professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and his father is an administrator at Adelphi University on Long Island.  Kweli attended Cheshire Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut, and he later studied experimental theater at New York University before pursuing his career.

Other performers this year include Quilomboarte Collective (Mexico, Domincan Republic, U.S.A., Spain); Vox Sambou (Haiti); Shokanti (Cape Verde); Native Sun (UK/Mozambique); Black Noise (South Africa); and DJ Boo (U.S.A./Philippines). 

Highlights of this year’s festival include classes and panels with Trinity and outside academics, film screenings and director Q&A’s, a Boy/B-Girl battle and exhibition; an urban art exhibition, spoken word performances; a DMC regional DJ battle, which is a qualifier for the U.S. National DJ battle and international finals, among other events.  For a detailed schedule, visit: http://trinityhiphop.com/events.  For the Facebook event page, click here.  For the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival on Twitter, follow @HipHopBantam. 

For artist bios and more, visit www.trinityhiphop.com or contact Greg Schick at Greg@worldhiphopmarket.com.

 

 

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 There could possibly be when you may have jam-packed your own bags or maybe migrated to many or maybe the other place. And also if you have certainly not completed with exactly the same next you need to think for the filling as well as unloading method that may be really time-consuming as well as endeavors a good deal.

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Not too long ago after i ended up being very pushed to the similar tribulation at my pals property When i realized the full technique of filling to unloading and the challenging endeavors and the period consumed. I find myself such as light after i think of the moment weightlifting both the enormous mattresses 2nd floor and the cabinet with rich in outfits and many much more small items loaded to mind as well as When i ended up being obtaining faint.

This situation solely comes up if you have recently been switching your own house or maybe going to many or maybe the other place. The actual busy burden and the extreme movements and the switching stresses allows you to sense tired as well as careful as well as because situation you cannot think to complete anything alternatively considering yourself.

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There could possibly be when you may have jam-packed your own bags or maybe migrated to many or maybe the other place. And also if you have certainly not completed with exactly the same next you need to think for the filling as well as unloading method that may be really time-consuming as well as endeavors a good deal.


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Not too long ago after i ended up being very pushed to the similar tribulation at my pals property When i realized the full technique of filling to unloading and the challenging endeavors and the period consumed. I find myself such as light after i think of the moment weightlifting both the enormous mattresses 2nd floor and the cabinet with rich in outfits and many much more small items loaded to mind as well as When i ended up being obtaining faint.


This situation solely comes up if you have recently been switching your own house or maybe going to many or maybe the other place. The actual busy burden and the extreme movements and the switching stresses allows you to sense tired as well as careful as well as because situation you cannot think to complete anything alternatively considering yourself.


As a result experiencing to this type of extreme situation I truly do feel that employing a new going skilled as well as specialist movers are able to help you on your demands as well as materials and the specifications relying on upcoming setting up. Always be in contact with the entire specialist Packers and Movers Bangalore to with whom who has chosen for going your possessions. Query in relation to going corporations prior work activities as well as their own opinions.


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