Sunday, April 6 2014

Format: 2015/03/06

Sunday, April 6 2014

Connecticut Master Chorale Spring Concert

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor

Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra

Rossini: Stabat Mater

Puccini: Gloria (from Messa di Gloria)

Puccini: Humming Chorus (from Madama Butterfly)

Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Puccini: Finale Act I (from Tosca)



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.


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


3rd annual “The Big Draw—Middletown”

 Third annual campus-wide community celebration of drawing, sponsored by the Friends of the Davison Art Center.  For more information, please call 860-685-2500.



Senior Recital—Richard Choe

A senior music recital by Richard Choe, “Symphony in the Style of Dvořák.”



Senior Recital—Isaac Silk

A senior music recital by Isaac Silk, “From Monophony to Apocalypse.”     


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. 


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.



Benefit for School Gardens

 Slow Food East End and the Josh Levine Memorial Foundation will host their 4th Annual  benefit cocktail party at the Dodds and Eder store, 11 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor, on April 6  from 5-7 pm. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased at The cocktail party will feature local wines and hors d’oeuvres from local farms, fishermen, restaurants, vineyards and other merchants on the East East.  

The Josh Levine Memorial Foundation was founded to support Josh’s vision of promoting local, sustainable agriculture. One of the best ways to do this is through the next generation.  Together, Slow Food East End and a network of educators called Edible School Gardens of the East End have helped local school gardens locations to grow from five schools to 27 in the past five years. Proceeds from the Josh Levine benefit fund stipends for master farmers, who provide critical technical support to school gardens.


Charles Neville and Friends featuring Evelyn harris


Use: Immediate until April 6th

Time: 30 seconds

Agency: Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble

Title: Charles Neville and Friends featuring Evelyn Harris

Main Point: An afternoon of music that cannot be missed!  Legendary American saxophonist, Charles Neville, from The Neville Brothers and one of the founding vocalists of Sweet Honey in the Rock, Evelyn Harris, join together on Sunday, April 6th at 4:00 the Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford.

This benefit concert is sponsored by Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble, a Hartford based nonprofit dedicated to People of Color and the American experience. All proceeds will support the work and educational programs of the Ensemble. Join us on April 6th as we celebrate 32 years of raising dancers, making dances, and building community.

Tickets $25.00 at the door / $20.00 advanced tickets

More information email or call 413.218.0013   


Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery

 Celebrate Sea Tea Improv's 5th anniversary and the final day of the Hartford Improv Festival with our famous FREE short-form improv comedy show!

Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. In this special show, Sea Tea Improv will be joined by All-Star improv performers from all over the country who are in town for the Hartford Improv Festival!

See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford. Their work has been featured on ESPN, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE! Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes.

On Sunday, April 6, the comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and food. Improv begins at 7PM.

Make your reservation starting on Monday, March 24th by call ahead to City Steam at 860-525-1600.

All ages are welcome. Due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.