Sunday, November 18 2012

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Sunday, November 18 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



Connecticut Master Chorale Annual Holiday Prelude Concert

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor. Featuring  Festival of Carols by Theron Kirk - plus a wide variety of festive music with brass ensemble, steel drums, selections by John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, and Aaron Copland, multi-cultural numbers, lullabies, gospel and much more.



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.



If you had One Little Wish, what would you wish for?

Would you put a magic curse on.............. a pear tree?

One man does - and changes his life and the world itself!

Come and join us for an exciting, fresh, fully-staged new musical fable with a 5-piece orchestra and something in it for everyone. With a funny, creative, and thought-provoking script by Connecticut playwright Colin Speer Crowley, fresh from a London premiere - a tuneful, feet-taping, Latin music score by Paul Robert Bartsch, composer of over 9 successful book musicals - and sleek direction by Shawn Amdur, former President of Troupers Light Opera Company and director of several musicals - "One Little Wish" is guaranteed to leave you singing and dancing out of the theater!

RUNTIME OF SHOW - 2 hours and 15 minutes (including one 15-minute intermission).

Tickets for "One Little Wish" at Wilton Playshop are General Admission - first-come, first-serve.

Any special requests for disability-access seating can be made to [email protected].

There will be a reception after each performance (wine and cheese provided) where event-goers can meet the authors of the new work, the actors in the production, the Director of Production, and other theatrical personnel. Anyone who wants to attend the reception after the event would need to buy a "General Admission - Show And Reception" ticket.


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11/17 at 1 p.m.~
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New Horizons Band Performance

The New Horizons Band of the Valley Shore boasts members from ages 60 to 90, many of whom had never played an instrument before joining the band.  The band will perform a varied program  which will include marches, jazz, and film music.




John Hammond - Collomore Concert

From the Blues Hall of Fame to the historic Chester Meetinghouse comes John Hammond, a legend in the world of acoustic blues guitar. His concert, to be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m., is sponsored by the Collomore Music Series in its 39th season. Hammond has been likened by critics to Robert Johnson, combining powerful guitar and harmonica playing with expressive vocals. Tom Waits describes John’s sound as "so compelling, complete, and soulful it is impossible to imagine improving on it. He’s a great force of nature.” A seven-times Grammy nominee, Hammond was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. A reception will be held after the concert so the audience can meet John Hammond.



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.







2 SHOWS ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17th  AT 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. AND SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18th AT 2 p.m. 



Franklin Street Works celebrates its one-year with the original exhibition 'Working Alternatives'

Franklin Street Works presents the original exhibition Working Alternatives: Breaking Bread, Art Broadcasting, and Collective Action, on view from October 27, 2012 - January 13, 2013. The exhibition looks at three threads of alternative art space histories and examines how engaged, inclusive strategies are still being used to break down perceived barriers between contemporary art and its audiences. The themes covered in Working Alternatives are conviviality and food, artists who use media (newspapers, television, and radio) as platforms for artworks, and artist collectives in the US, explored through an open archive gathered specifically for this exhibition.

Originally Working Alternatives was designed to be the backdrop for our first annual fundraiser, but Franklin Street Works is postponing that event until the spring so the indoor/outdoor extravaganza will coincide with warmer weather and have less proximity to long-standing regional art events. If you saved the date for our fundraiser, however, don’t despair and keep it on your calendars – there is still a party! Working Alternatives will open on the same night, October 27, from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. with a free, public reception. The evening will include a lively performance of San Francisco artist Tom Marioni’s “Drinking Beer Sonata with 13 Players” where thirteen people will create music by blowing into beer bottles based on Marioni’s instructions.

For Working Alternatives, curators Mackenzie Schneider, Terri C Smith, and Jess Wilcox explore three threads of alternative art platforms and production: conviviality and food as components in alternative art space programming and mission (Wilcox); artists using media such as radio, television, and newspapers as alternative venues for presenting work (Schneider); and artist collectives presented in a living archive with weekly changing exhibitions using archive materials (Smith). In addition to historical examples, the exhibition also includes original artworks by contemporary artists that reflect and expand on the showʼs themes. Working Alternatives’ artists include: Paul Branca, Jaime Davidovich, ESP TV, Group Material, Ann Hirsch, Tom Marioni, Anna Ostoya, Legacy Russell, Chris Sollars and Jerome Waag. Franklin Street Works is also excited to collaborate on several off-site artworks, including the live radio broadcast of an Ann Hirsch performance on WPKN, Bridgeport, and collages by Anna Ostoya in the Stamford Advocate via four, monthly ads during the show’s run. 


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. 




Katie Workman, The Mom 100 Cookbook, at the Trumbull Library

Katie Workman, founding editor in chief of and a mother of two, discusses her new cookbook, The Mom 100 Cookbook. Katie shows moms how to crack open the door for the salad rejecter and how to make an enticing entrée with whatever’s in the fridge. Her straightforward approach to tackling everyday cooking dilemmas makes for a candid read, with wise tips, personal anecdotes, and wry one-liners sprinkled throughout. To demonstrate how easy it is to eat healthy with little time, Katie will prepare one of her recipes from The Mom 100 Cookbook. Books available for purchase and signing. Please register at 203-452-5197 or online at www.trumbullct-library as the program will cancel if less than 20 registrants by Tuesday, November 13th


Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concert series continues on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 8 p.m., at the Garde Arts Center in New London, conducted by ECSO Music Director, Toshiyuki Shimada. The concert sponsored by Computer Sciences Corporation includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 ( Prague) and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish). The centerpiece of the concert is Tan Dun’s Water Concerto performed by ECSO percussionist, Chris Smith. Large bowls of water will be played using various instruments. The effect is mesmerizing. Chris Smith will give the pre-concert conversation at 7 p.m. for ticket holders who wish to attend. Members of the audience are invited to a free post-concert reception with champagne and goodies along with a chance to meet the conductor, the soloist, the musicians, and mingle with friends old and new. Enjoy a full evening out. 

Single tickets for this concert are available at $27-$60 through the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Office at 860-443-2876 or on line at: Subscriptions are now on sale through the ECSO office. For further information access our website: or visit us on Facebook.


Booksigning with Lane Smith and Bob Shea

Bring your children in to meet the authors/illustrators Lane Smith and Bob Shea at 2 p.m.


Abe Lincoln's Dream

Lane Smith will sign his new book Abe Lincoln's Dream which is a funny, touching tale about the legacy of America's greatest president. When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself. Together they embark on a journey across the country to answer Lincoln's questions and quiet his concerns about the nation for which he gave his life. This wholly original tale is signature Lane Smith; Abe Lincoln's Dream is funny, touching, and surprising in a way only possible from this master picture book creator.

"An adroit blend of humor, compassion and quiet optimism reflects the statesman's character and make this a first choice for February or anytime."--"Kirkus"

Dinosaur Vs. Santa

Bob Shea will sign copies of Dinosaur Vs. Santa. 

Dinosaur is getting ready for Santa! He tackles many challenges--decorating, making presents for Mom and Dad, trying not to be naughty--and defeats each one with his trademark ROAR! But on Christmas Eve, when he hears some rustling downstairs, he can't resist a peek. Will our feisty red friend meet his match in the man in the red suit? Complete with sparkly silver foil on the front cover and a removable letter to Santa for little ones to personalize, this funny and sweet book is a must-have for the holiday season.



Creative Arts Workshop 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

A collection of lovely hand-made ceramic mugs and bowls will be for sale, the proceeds of which will go to support the Community Soup Kitchen.  Those who purchase bowls will be invited to partake of a simple meal of homemade soup and freshly baked bread provided by local restaurants.  The suggested donation levels are $15 for bowls, $10 for smaller items with special items At $30 and up.


The Gospel According to Jerry

Written by Rabbi Irwin Kula and Richard Krevolin

Starring Kim Yarbrough of NBC’s “The Voice” and Ryan Lindberg

Join us for a staged reading of this hard-hitting comedy about values, Jewish/African-American relations, stereotypes, and spirituality. A talk-back with the creative team to follow.

Presented as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning and the JCC Arts and Culture Festival.

Sunday, November 18, 2 p.m.

JCC of Greater New Haven

360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525




The New Britain Youth Theater Teen Company will perform William Shakespeare’s Macbeth on November 16, 17 and 18 at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center in downtown New Britain.

Often considered the darkest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Macbeth is a tale about a couple’s thirst for power and its bloody consequences. Ghosts, witches, and many of the Bard’s most famous lines make Macbeth one of the most intense and often performed of Shakespeare’s works—despite its superstitious reputation as a cursed play.

As directed by NBYT Artistic Director David B. Sousa, the production is set in a modern yet third-world Scotland. Macbeth is the second full production of the NBYT Teen Company, a program in which teens may become involved in choosing, producing and promoting their own theater.

Macbeth will be performed at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, located at 69 Main Street in New Britain. Performances are Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 18, at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students, and seniors. Special group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online through a link at

For more information about New Britain Youth Theater, please visit the company’s website at