Sunday, October 20 2013

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Sunday, October 20 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.


Jewish Historical Society Bus Tour

Back to the Old Neighborhoods.This three hour guided bus tour provides a look into 200 years of Jewish history in Hartford.

For ticket information and registration go to: or call 860.727.6170.


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



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. 





Merryall's own "Antiques Road Show"

 Bring your treasures to the Merryall Center's own version of the popular Antiques Road Show.

Local art dealers, jewelers and antiques experts will provide informal evaluations.  


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.


Bridal Expo at Mystic Aquarium

Come complete your wedding plans and get inspiration from the area’s top wedding professionals.

Discover spectacular wedding venues, and meet florists, jewelers, photographers, entertainment, health and beauty professionals and so much more.

Get entered to win a $15,000 wedding by Ocean Blue Catering when you join us at Mystic Aquarium for our Bridal Expo.

Food will be available for purchase along with a cash bar.

Admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the gate.  

Get your tickets now and save.

Each paying guest will receive one grand prize raffle ticket upon entering. The winning ticket will be selected at random. Some restrictions apply.

Must be present to win. Must be 21 or over to attend.

For contest rules, click here.


Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction

 Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction.


Scarecrows on Parade

 Come check out our scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites! FREE with admission to the Zoo.


Lecture Series with David Dunlop: “Where are Pictures From”

In this lecture, David Dunlop will look at how our brain makes and finds images, and examine how artists find and build their images in paintings, sculpture and photographs.

David Dunlop has given art history lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his 13-week PBS series which began airing in March 2008, “Landscapes through Time” won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class in writing.

 A teacher at Silvermine Arts Center since 1993 and a Guild Artist member, David’s work is nationally known and featured in many prominent collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

Dunlop’s lecture series, always stimulating and fun, sell out quickly often with standing room only available.



Fall Open House at the University of Saint Joseph on Sunday, October 20, 2013

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) invites all prospective undergraduate students and families to join us for our Fall Open House on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Registration begins in The Bruyette Athenaeum on the University’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue.

Meet faculty and staff, tour our beautiful campus, learn about financial aid and the admissions process, and meet current students to learn about student life and leadership opportunities.

To register, call the Office of Admissions at 860.231.5216 or online at 


Yoga on the Green

Yoga on the Green is a full day of yoga to benefit the Smilow Family Breast Health Center of Norwalk Hospital.

Instructors from local yoga studios will conduct sessions that are suitable for every level of experience and age.

Participants are encouraged to bring mats or towels. 

A suggested $25 donation will help support the Smilow Family Breast Health Center’s efforts to provide integrative medicine therapies to all patients. 

These holistic therapies can provide an important extra level of support to a patient’s healing process and well-being.

Rain or shine under the big tent on the Green!

Sunday, October 20th 9am - 4pm



10:00 am Jillian Gardner, Organist in Recital

Up and coming organist Jillian Gardner brings her unique talent to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, performing a short program between the regularly scheduled Sunday masses. Her recital will include Guilmant’s Introduction et Allegro from the First Sonata, Vierne’s Cathédrales, and Barber’s Adagio for Strings transcribed for organ.

Ms. Gardner recently won the first place award in Buffalo, New York’s AGO chapter competition. She is in her junior year at Oberlin College and Conservatory, pursuing a degree in organ performance under the tutelage of noted recitalist and organ professor James David Christie.

There is no admission charge for concerts at the Cathedral. A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted.

There is ample secure parking for all concert events.


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.