Thursday, December 5 2013
Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull, CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.
Trumbull, CT 06611
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.
Hear a wealth of new pieces, collaborations, performances, and surprising sonic intersections as a series of works developed by Wesleyan students overlap with one another in unexpected ways.
The first of John Cage's Musicircus "happenings" took place in 1967 at the University of Illinois.
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of Javanese gamelan.
The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
The Mandé Music Ensemble presents the musical traditions of Mandé (Maninka and Bamana) peoples of western Africa, performing on guitars and ngonis (traditional lutes). It is under the direction of Wesleyan graduate student Samuel Dickey '14.
Reception on Thursday, November 7th, 6:00-7:30 pm.
The experiential nature of Cara Vickers-Kane’s photographs provokes viewers to actively see, be seen by and engage with the depicted subjects.
Vickers-Kane’s Parlor Tricks series consist of paired models that initially appear seated on a vintage sofa. Closer inspection reveals that these subjects are actually seated on stools positioned in front of a photographic backdrop that includes the sofa image.
A visible seam in the center of the background photograph further announces this intentional play of illusionism. Although these are color photographs, a black and white background and subdued garment values further separate the posed models from the artifice of their environment.
The staged nature of studio photography is a key subject in Vickers-Kane’s work where 19th century gazes, props and posturing play off of clearly contemporary portrayals of the human body in nuanced social interactions.
Vickers-Kane describes her photographs as explorations of the “complexities between representation and presentation, observation and interaction, reciprocation and disconnect.”Cara Vickers-Kane has exhibited through the United States and internationally.
She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Wright State University. She also holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Connecticut.
Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm & Saturday 9am-2pm, when classes are in session.
The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office.
Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 8am-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8am-4pm.
For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
860.343.5806, [email protected]
The Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble will perform an evening of Flamenco music and song featuring VAL RAMOS and JOSE RAMON RAMOS on guitars, CARLOS HERNANDEZ CHAVEZ on bass, MATT MOADEL on percussion, and special guest singer TERE LUNA on vocals.
A new exhibit entitled, Two Connecticut Painters: From Impressionism to Regionalism will open on November 7, 2013 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. It will feature the works of artists Augustus and Richard Smith Daggy. The exhibit will run through December 29th with a fundraising reception featuring harpist Alix Raspe, and refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods on December 8th from 4:00-6:00pm, tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the Museum’s cultural and educational programs.
The artwork is on loan to the Museum by the City of Norwalk Historical Commission and Private Collections from throughout Connecticut. Co-curators are Norwalk resident Leigh Grant, who recently curated the exhibit “Silvermine Group of Artists” at the Solon Borglum Studio, and Museum Trustee Gail Ingis-Claus of Fairfield, CT, who is also an artist, interior designer and educator.
Ms. Grant has extensive knowledge of the Daggys and wrote the monograph, Father and Son: Augustus and Richard Smith Daggy in 2008. She quotes John Vassos who said, “Richard Daggy …can be referred to as the Van Gogh of New England. His extreme reverence and humility toward his work make him unquestionably one of the most sincere artists of his time.
His water colors are bathed in sunlight and his insistence on essential form at all times is marked. There is nothing of the quaint or superficial in Daggy’s work. It is vigorous and composed and disarmingly sincere.
His palette is the palette of a man who loves trees, loves the sky, loves the country and above all loves life, and does not hesitate to say so. He is now in the period where he has found himself, and, in his full stride, is scheduled to make an important contribution to American painting.”
Augustus (1858-1942), an illustrator and painter, was drawn to Norwalk in 1913 for the artists living in the Silvermine area of the town. This group of artists would later form the Silvermine Guild of Artists of which Augustus was an original member. The Daggy family resided at Grumman Avenue in Norwalk. Richard (1892-1973), Augustus’ eldest, was schooled in art by his father. His paintings, like his father’s, tended to be landscapes, but of a very different style. His medium was watercolor. (Copyright - Leigh Grant, November 2, 2008).
Harpist Alix Raspé has been a student of harp since age 8. Described as spellbinding, Alix is currently a junior majoring in Harp Performance at New York University and minoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies.
Alix attended Juilliard Pre-College from 2009-2010, 2010-2011. In 2007, she received the Annapolis Music Festival Maestro Award as an outstanding soloist and was runner up in the NYU Concerto Competition in 2013. Ms. Raspe has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Juilliard’s Paul and Morse Halls, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and the United Nations.
The fall exhibit at the Mansion is made possible in part by Whole Foods and Investmark.
The Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from distinguished benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark.
Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 P.M., 2 P.M., and 3 P.M. Admittance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Children under 8 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail [email protected], or call 203-838-9799.
Opening at 10am, Friday, November 29, 2013
A stampede of glitter unicorns will run wild at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum this holiday season. Frolic in a fantasy world of magic brought to life by Manhattan artist Camomile Hixon.
This young, international artist will install 24 "life-size" unicorns, enhanced with 750 pounds of glitter. The glittered room of Unicorns will lend an unforgettable air of celebratory magic to this holiday season. Open Daily through January 5th, except Mondays.
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.
A centenary tribute celebrating the long-overlooked poet Muriel Rukeyser.
This event will pivot on readings from Rukeyser’s work, especially The Life of Poetry, her groundbreaking and timely collection of essays about American culture and the necessity of living with the arts in our daily lives in order to be more sensate and compassionate human beings.
As reflected by the eclectic specialties of the participants, Rukeyser believed that boundaries between disciplines are false, and all are infused with poetry.
She stated that Americans’ fear of feeling contributes to a devaluation of the arts in the U.S. Following readings, participants will speak about Rukeyser’s impact on their work, and why her poetry and prose is essential today.
With Kate Clinton, Carol Gilligan, Gerald Stern, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Jen Benka, Jan Freeman, and a surprise guest!
MURIEL RUKEYSER (1913-1980) is one of our country's most influential yet neglected writers. She published fifteen collections of poetry, plays, translations, children's books, and several works of nonfiction.
Her "toys of fame" include the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Copernicus Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Shelley Memorial Award. From 1975-1976, she served as president of P.E.N. American Center.
PARIS PRESS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) literary press based in the foothills of the Berkshires, which publishes groundbreaking work by women writers that has been overlooked by the independent and mainstream publishing worlds. Paris Press was founded in 1995 to bring back into print Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry.
Paris Press releases one to two books per year, and sponsors readings and educational-outreach programs throughout the country under their Eleanor Lazarus Educational Outreach Initiative. Paris Press values work that is daring in style and in its courage to speak truthfully about society, culture, history, and the human heart.
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
Celebrate the holiday season at the Wadsworth Atheneum's 40th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions! Festival is one of the museum's largest fundraisers, attracting over 11,000 visitors from throughout the state and beyond. This nine-day event features holiday trees and wreaths decorated by Hartford area artists and organizations displayed throughout our galleries. All items are for sale and proceeds fund special exhibitions, educational programs and operating expenses. Enjoy daily musical entertainment, family-friendly activities and more!
"Applause for Paws" is a benefit concert for the support against Animal Cruelty.
The event will include different talents performing music, spoken word, Dance, poetry and much more.
General admission at the door is $5 but will be less if you can bring dry pet food.
Donations and proceeds will go to the Connecticut Humane Society. Food will be available. The location is in the Multipurpose room at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich CT.
The date is December 5th from 6-8pm.
Enjoy an evening of drawing from a live nude model in a relaxed and informal environment while you sip beverages and sample tasty treats.
All levels welcome, ages 21+.(7:00 pm- 9:00 pm)
The Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble will be performing in concert at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT tomorrow Thursday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
Special guest singer Tere Luna.
The ensemble will feature Val Ramos and Jose Ramos on Flamenco guitars, Carlos Hernandez Chavez on bass, and Matt Moadel on percussion.
Tickets: $15 non-members; $10 members.
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the