Sunday, November 3 2013

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Sunday, November 3 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,


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



Les Miserables

West Hartford Community Theater presents Les Miserables, the most popular musical in the world with the most beautiful music ever written.

The show runs November 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 3 at 1:30 p.m., November 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 10 at 1:30 p.m. 

Sedgwick Middle School Auditorium, 128 Sedgwick Road, West Hartford
Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Get your tickets online at or call 860-967-7026, or go to Pfau’s Hardware, 982 Farmington Ave., West Hartford Center. A treat for the entire family!

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.


Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction

 Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction.


Lecture Series with Dmitri Wright: “The Science and Poetry of Impressionism: Ideas for Contemporary Impressionist Painters”


In this lecture, Dmitri Wright will discuss the science and poetry of Impressionist painting and drawing, addressing natural and postimpressionism, as well as his ideas for creating contemporary impressionist’s work. 
Dmitri Wright, as a Max Beckman International Scholar at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, studied under Reuben Tam, and at Cooper Union studied under Wolf Khan and Will Barnet. 
His work focuses on the Preservation and Progress of Impressionism.
He is also an instructor at the Weir Farm National Historic Park, a national site dedicated to American Impressionism and a lecturer at the Greenwich Historical Society.



Guild Group Show: “In the Layers”


A group exhibition featuring works on paper curated by private art advisor, Suzanne Julig.
The selected multi-media, collage, painted and sculptural works from Silvermine’s online gallery are both visual and expressive. Inspired by the Stanley Kunitz poem “The Layers,” the works express emotional complexity, memory, longing, mystery, regret and optimism.
Suzanne Julig, based in New York City, has over 25 years in the art field, including as Director at Hirschl & Adler Galleries, DC Moore Gallery and Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts. 
She has also been a lecturer at Christie’s Education, and Adjunct Instructor at both Sotheby’s Institute of Art and New York University.



Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

This romantic comedy blends some of the best-loved music from composer Stephen Schwartz’s Broadway shows (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife) with some of his lesser known gems.

You’ll meet Sue and Dan, a couple who after 20 years of marriage, have drifted apart.

Together they discover a box of photographs which leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots.

Featuring fresh lyrics and orchestrations, our couple discovers the humorous twists of how love united them and why life has pushed them apart.

Every couple will see themselves in Snapshots!


Wednesday 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 & 6:30 pm




8th Annual Native American Archaeology Roundtable– “Reservation Archaeology”

Please  join us for another rousing Native American-Archaeology Round table with interesting presentations and panel discussions by local professional archaeologists and Native American leadership.

This year’s theme is Reservation Archaeology.

Archaeologists have only recently begun to survey and excavate on the state’s indigenous reservations.

Who is in charge of the digs? What histories have they unearthed? Why is reservation archaeology so significant?

Come join us at the Round Table and find out!  Scheduled speakers include Dr. Jeffrey Bendremer (former archaeologist for the Mohegan and Flathead tribes); Dr. Kevin McBride (Director of Research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center); Dr. Stuart Reeve (senior archaeologist at TetraTech) and Kathleen von Jena (Redding Town Historian and Membership Manager at Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation);  Trudie Richmond (Schaghticoke elder & retired Director of Public Programming at Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center); Zachary Singer (Ph.D. candidate, University of Connecticut Department of Anthropology); and Elaine Thomas (Mohegan Assistant Tribal Historic Preservation Officer).  

The public is welcome!   

Time:  1:30 pm-5 pm         

CT Educators may earn 0.4 CEUs.   



Tea with Prudence and Sarah

Prudence Crandall Museum hosts its annual Tea with Prudence and Sarah. 

This year the event presents "Dear Prudence" a one-woman, one-act play written by award winning CT playwright, Cindy Wolfe Boynton and performed by CT actor Brenda L. Jacobson. 

Tea and refreshments (including a variety of teas, tea sandwiches and sweets) wil be served in the museum's John Carter House (5 South Canterbury Rd.). 

"Dear Prudence" wil be performed at the First Congregational Church of Canterbury (6 South Canerbury Rd.) across the street from the Museum.

Two Tea Seatings offered:  12:30pm and 3:30pm with the performance of "Dear Prudence" at 2pm for both seatings. 


Creating Community Open House

Come and experience the Fairfield Museum’s major new exhibition Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past.

Enjoy family-friendly activities, a scavenger hunt, short theatre performances produced by Falcon Repertory Theatre, and paint a collaborative mural on paper with Artist Deborah Bassino!



Family Focus: Election Day

Tuesday, November 5th 1pm – 3pm

Free with admission. For children ages 6 and up.

All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Families are invited to explore the new interactive exhibition Creating Community, and vote for your favorite activity!

Museum educators will lead gallery tours, storytelling and a craft activity in the education classroom.




5-Show Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- There is still time to subscribe to the exciting 2013-2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining five shows, and you save 15% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $64-$147, you get five Broadway quality shows for the price of one!

You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, little surprises from the theatre, and the knowledge that they are supporting the educational, cultural, and outreach programs that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions.

The upcoming shows for the Main Stage season include the legendary Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the hilarious Lend Me a Tenor, the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem, stop/time dance theater’s I’d Rather Be Dancing, and the quirky musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

For more information on the Main Stage season and how to subscribe, visit the company website (, or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).


45th Celebration of American Crafts

The Celebration of American Crafts is an annual exhibition and sale of fine, contemporary crafts sponsored by Creative Arts Workshop.

The exhibition is held in CAW's handsome two-story Hilles Gallery.

Over 300 artists from across America are featured, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more.

Nov. 1 - Dec 24, 2013 - OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Thurs 11am-8pm; Sun 1-5pm



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.