Thursday, November 15 2012

Format: 2015/02/28

Thursday, November 15 2012

Pueblo Pottery; Stories in Clay Exhibit

In the Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico and eastern Arizona, the Pueblos, a people spread over 19 communities, continue to practice their ancient art of pottery-making.  Descendents of the Anasazi, the Pueblo People, still use the traditional coiling methods and decorative patterns that have distinguished their work for centuries..

This exhibit compares and contrasts the unique style of each Pueblo community and highlights individual artists who have shaped this timeless craft.

 The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm* and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm *      *Last admission 4:30pm



Exhibit: Cecilia Moy Fradet: “Dreams of Devotion and Delight”

A new series of work exploring the inner landscape of the artists’ dreams, blending the commercial with the spiritual.  Delighting in the pop culture of Mickey Mouse, the material expression of joy and all things possible, the artist melds Mickey and Buddha into one sacred Mandela, exploring the boundaries between reality and perception.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

November 11th through December 20th, 2012


Exhibit: Susan White: “Picture Perfect”

The 50s are often portrayed as the ‘perfect decade’ of American History.  In this new exhibit, the artist reflects the images of this era with oversized graphite drawings of black and white photographs of a ‘picture perfect’ 1950’s family.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.


Exhibit: Guild Group Show: “Important Incidentals”

Featuring photographic works by Miggs Burroughs, Leigh Leibel, Jeremy Saladyga, Alan Shulik, Marjorie Wolfe and Torrance York.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.



Historical Exhibit: “Reuben Nakian: Eight Decades of Creation”

Showcasing his small sculptures and works on paper, Reuben Nakian is a major figure in 20th Century art.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 pm; Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.


Night: (1947 -2015) A Sculpture-in-Residence Program

Featuring first sculpture in residence: Ken Price, Doola (2011) On view September 22 – November 30, 2012

Open Thursday – Monday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $30, including tour of the site.


Meet the Cast - Something's Afoot


An old English mansion. A raging thunderstorm. Ten strangers. Murder, mystery, music and comedy abound when the guests disappear one by one – knocked off by cleverly fiendish devices. Join the fun as Miss Tweed the amateur sleuth sets out to solve the crimes…but the butler didn’t do it! With songs like “I Owe It All To Agatha Christie,” it’s a zany whodunit for all to enjoy. October 5 – December 9, 2012

Age rating: PG



Meet the Cast: A lively discussion with the cast after the Thursday evening performances on Nov 1, 15 & 29. Free with your ticket to the show.




Kehler Liddell Gallery begins the holiday season with a group show inspired by one word, WHITE. Each painter, sculptor, print maker and photographer began somewhere with white and in the end created something with a more memorable and melodious voice than one would ever expect of white.



Guilford Art Center's Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft

Guilford Art Center's annual Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft features handmade works by more than 300 artists from across America, including pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more. New works are added throughout the course of the event, encouraging visitors to return to find one-of-a-kind finds. Support American artists, the arts, and small businesses.


Brookfield Craft Center Holiday Exhibition

Brookfield Craft Center’s 37th Annual Holiday Exhibition will feature an extraordinary collection of contemporary American craft for the holidays: handmade works by more than 140 selected artists in jewelry, wearable fiber, ceramics, toys, glass, wood, paper and steel. All purchases benefit the Craft Center’s education programs, and provide support for independent artists. This Holiday sale will kick off with a Special Members only preview November 2nd. Consider becoming a member today. For more information on membership for Gallery hours please visit or call 203-775-4526. 




Performance Now film series: Other Worlds--Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons

This program pairs films made by two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music, in work that shares a highly aestheticized exterior belying more complex and disturbing content. The elegant work of British artist Daria Martin -- "In the Palace" (2000), "Loneliness and the Modern Pentathlon" (2004-5), and "Harpstrings & Lava" (2007) -- presents the human body as a mechanized and abstract container for rich emotions, composed with the eye of a painter for two-dimensional surfaces, and the mind of a filmmaker for visceral three-dimensional perspectives. Laurie Simmons, best known for her large-scale puppet-based photographs from the 1980s, made her directorial debut with "The Music of Regret" (2006), a three-act musical that uses puppets to enact tales of ambition, disappointment, love, loss, and regret, suggesting the darker side of domesticity, and the fragile ecology of everyday life. Total running time 78 minutes.


Trinity Holiday Bazaar

This will be the 20th annual Holiday Bazaar in New Haven which has become one of the favorite holiday kickoffs in New Haven. Sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church ("Trinity on the Green") at Chapel & Temple streets in New Haven, the event features unique, handmade Christmas ornaments and other crafts, lots of baked goods, a tag sale of household and kitchen items and a food court. Dates and hours: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 12 p.m. til 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 16 & 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact: Jenny Briggs at 203.624.2488 or email at: [email protected]


The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy

Written and directed by Rinde Eckert,

Performed by Rinde Eckert and Wesleyan Students


"[Rinde Eckert is] an artist who travels regularly into the upper strata of myth, philosophy, classical music and world literature." --The New York Times


An inaugural recipient of a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award (2012), Rinde Eckert has built a dynamic theatrical logic that is fiercely interdisciplinary. The Grammy Award-winning musician, writer, composer, librettist, and director will perform the world premiere of a new work developed during his residency at Wesleyan. The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy is about a man raised by wolves who finds himself toward the end of his life at the top of the food chain. Powerful and erudite, he longs for a return to the wildness of the wolf he was--but how does one recover one's original, less conditioned or acculturated self? What is gained in the effort? What is lost in translation? This work is commissioned by the Center for the Arts, and is made possible by the Creative Campus Initiative and leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



French Cinematheque: FAREWELL MY QUEEN



Co-presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich


"A pleasure to be savored."
- The New York Times

Thursday, November 15 – 7:30 p.m.

Carte Blanche: FREE | Avon Members & AFG: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11

Farewell My Queen

ABOUT THE FILM: Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot (A Single GirlSeventh Heaven, SadeDeep in the Woods) and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution.

Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Léa Seydoux as one of Marie’s ladies-in-waiting, seemingly innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress’s special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions. Diane Kruger gives her best performance to date as the ill-fated Queen and Virginie Ledoyen is the Queen’s special friend Gabrielle de Polignac.

FRENCH with ENGLISH subtitles I 97 MINUTES


Expanding with Exports

Can your business benefit from exploring other markets? How do you know if you are ready to export? Learn the basics of the process and the resources available to help you along the way.




English conductor Jeffrey Tate once said, “The most perfect expression of human behavior is the string quartet.” Decide for yourself when the Jupiter String Quartet, one of America’s most fiery, passionate, energetic and award-winning chamber ensembles, brings their fine balance of exuberance and nuance to Jorgensen.


Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K. 575    Mozart
Quartet No. 1, Op. 7                        Bartók
Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1     Brahms



Barry Zaret, "Journeys"

In his first poetry collection, Barry Zaret unleashes a torrent of gorgeous verse drawn from his Jewish heritage, his life as a cardiologist, his intense sorrows and joys, and his love of the natural world. An accomplished poet, painter, and scientist, Zaret is the Robert W. Berliner Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. This event is free and open to the public. 

Presented as part of the New Haven JCC Arts and Culture Festival.



GNHCC Business Expo - Your Roadmap to Success

GNHCC Business Expo arrives at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. Events from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibits from 9:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Visit 100 exhibitors and enjoy free educational offerings from top business experts. Start the morning with WNPR’s Small Business Breakfast with live broadcast of Where We Live, hosted by news director/host John Dankosky and business reporter Harriet Hones. Keynote from marketing guy Tony Rubleski. Enjoy food samplings from top Greater New Haven restaurants at the signature Taste of the Chamber, and end the day with the biggest networking event of the year with the fabulous Tracy Knofla. Learn more at Remember, just one connection could mean new business!