Sunday, October 13 2013

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Sunday, October 13 2013

Greenleaf Pottery: Classes in Wheel Thrown Pottery

Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels.  Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m.,  year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.

Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090,


Christine Aaron: “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface”

This exhibit of rich mixed media nature based work, focuses on themes of memory, loss and the passage of time.  Trees serve as a metaphor for the cycle of life; symbols of dormancy, growth, strength and renewal.  



Amy Bilden: “Inheritance”

The themes for this exhibit revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving.  The tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist’s emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes.



Richard Heys Exhibit " What's in there? Exploring the Beauty and Energy within trees through Woodturning

The UConn Torrington ARTS Project presents an exhibit of Richard Heys' work. "What's in there? Exploring the beauty and energy within trees through woodturning." This exhibit explores the creative work and process of Richard Heys, a fine wood turner whose beautifully turned and sculpted works are accompanied by photographs that chronicle the making of two of his pieces on view in the Whitson Gallery. The exhibit features decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded boxes and sculptural objects. The exhibition runs from September 16th through November 8th at the campus' Brick Wall Space Gallery and Whitson Gallery. Richard Heys will give an artist's talk in the Whitson Gallery on October 10th at 7pm.


The Most Happy Fella

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre. Favorite songs include “Standing on the Corner” and “Somebody, Somewhere.” Don’t miss it!

Show Times

Wednesday/Thursday 2 & 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3 & 8pm, Sunday 2 & 6:30pm

(Sun evening ends 10/20, Thurs mat starts 10/24)

 Thanksgiving Week Special Times:

Monday 11/25: 2 & 7:30pm

No shows Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Friday 11/29: 2 & 8pm

Saturday 11/30: 3 & 8pm

Sunday 12/01: 2 & 6:30pm



Aladdin and other Enchanting Tales

Set to the evocative music of Rimsky-Korsakov, with stunning costumes, masks, puppets, illusion and pantomime, Enchantment Theatre Company brings Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales to life as never seen before: An evil sorceress is transformed into a dragon; a huge genie rises out of a golden lamp; and a prince morphs into a monkey. Just as Scheherazade transforms her Sultan, she will enchant you with humor, magic, romance and adventure.

Show starts at 2:00 PM!

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The Problem With Painting. The Problems With Painting, The Problem With Paintings

Two- and three-dimensional paintings on a small scale.

Artist’s Statement

Craig Kane

I grew up in California but was born in New York City and moved back to the City after graduating from UC-Berkeley in 1987.  I have lived and worked in Brooklyn and Manhattan ever since, earning an MFA from SUNY-Purchase in 2004 and exhibiting my work at solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Beijing, Connecticut  and California.

Many of my paintings are small, some only 2 or 3 inches. Some are seascapes or cityscapes like rooftops or water towers. Others are still lifes, portraits or simply reflections of a mood or attitude.

While a lot of what I do is not limited to 2 dimensions, to me there is no such thing as sculpture.  I think everything I do in my studio is some kind of painting.  Even when I don’t paint.  When asked what kind of artist I am, I often say I’m a painter who doesn’t paint, but maybe that gives the wrong impression and makes people think I don’t do anything. What I am doing in my studio is both playful and serious and it is, ultimately, all about painting.

I don’t stick with one thing. I do all kinds of things, and I go back to some of them and do them again.  What keeps me fresh and excited is I don’t force myself to do one thing, and also that I do some of the same things over and over again.  What’s important is that I don’t want to edit myself and I don’t. When I go into my studio, I can do anything and I let myself do whatever I want. 





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.


E.V.Day: Snap!

 he Glass House is pleased to announce its first site-specific exhibition: SNAP! by E.V. Day. Conceived for the building known as Da Monsta - designed by Philip Johnson in 1995 as a visitor center and now a gallery - SNAP! interprets the pavilion's peculiar geometry and atmosphere both inside and out. Day has roped the exterior of Da Monsta with massive climbing webs and populated the interior with an ensemble of recent sculpture that tease out the noir qualities of Johnson's late work.


Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)

 This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors.

The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.


Aparna Ramaswamy—“Sannidhi (Sacred Space)”

 Born in India, and raised both there and in the United States.

Aparna Ramaswamy is a protégé of legendary Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Alarmel Valli.

Inspired by the philosophy, spirituality, mysticism, and myth of her South Indian heritage, “Sannidhi (Sacred Space)” is an evening of solo choreography accompanied by live music.

The Navaratri Festival will be the Connecticut debut of Ms. Ramaswamy.


American Baroque Orchestra: "Music Across the Nations"

The American Baroque Orchestra, Mark Bailey, artistic director, presents “Music across the Nations” featuring masterworks on period instruments by Bach, Rameau, Vivaldi, Boyce, and more. Soloists include Joan Plana and Kathryn Aaron. Also featuring the debut performance of a new Yale student baroque ensemble, Les Fêtes d’Hérbé, playing works by Purcell. Saturday, October 12, 2013, 7:30pm, Pratt Hall, 311 Temple Street in New Haven. Tickets: $20(door or discounted in advance via ABO website). Students: pay-as-you-can. More information available at: [email protected].


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

 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.

Their work has been featured on ESPN, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE!

See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford.

Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes.

On Sunday, October 13, the comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and food.

Improv begins at 7PM.

Call ahead to City Steam at 860-525-1600 to reserve seats.

All ages are welcome.

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


Free Outdoor Autumn ARTS Festival

(October 12th-13th, 2013)

Join us during the Arts Center Killingworth’s Autumn ARTS Festival, an art-filled Columbus Day Weekend event free to the visiting public on the charming and historic Madison Town Green, Madison, CT. 

Take a self-guided tour of select Open Studios in Madison, Clinton and Killingworth. Meet and view the work of a vast array of artists including painters, photographers, jewelry and fashion designers, sculptors, potters, ceramicists, fabric, glass, wood, soap and other artisans.

The festive atmosphere on the Green is enriched with live music and a variety of food options. 

At the Festival pick up a complimentary event program with an Open Studio map and then drive through picturesque Connecticut Shoreline towns, filled with stunning Fall foliage and notable architecture.

Saturday, October 12th (9:30 am-5:30 pm) and Sunday, October 13th ( 12 Noon-5:30 pm).

The Madison Green is located at Boston Post Road and Copse Road, Madison, CT 06443.

Visit the Arts Center's Online Artist Gallery for up-to-date coverage of all participating artists and for more details on the event weekend.

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Connecticut's Stone Landscapes

Join Archaeologist Dan Forrest from the State Historic and Preservation Office and partners for an illustrated discussion of stone features:  cairns, piles, lines and stone landscapes, and the challenges these places pose to our understanding of Connecticut's past. 


Eastern Connecticut Symphony January Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center.  ECSO Music Director, Toshi Shimada, conducts a program which features, Hyewon Kim, winner of the 2013 ECSO Instrumental Competition, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.  The audience members will also hear Sibelius Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 2, (the Little Russian.)   Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Gary Chapman; post-concert reception free for members of the audience.  Tickets are priced from $32-$62 with senior and student tickets in selected seating areas.  Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at:  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: or friend us on Face Book.