Sunday, February 17 2013

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Sunday, February 17 2013

The History of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment

The History of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment

Sunday, February 17     2pm

$3 adult pass, free for children 12 and under


Join Ben Hawley for a discussion on the creation of the 29th Connecticut, and how Governor William Buckingham bravely stood up against those within the state who opposed a black regiment, as well as Frederick Douglass’s support of it.  Learn how the 29th Connecticut was formed, the appointment of only white officers, and the men’s parade march from the New Haven green to the waterfront, where they boarded the ship Warrior to travel south.  Hawley will discuss briefly the 29th’s battle experiences and some of the soldiers who stood out.  


Donald Axleroad: “Disintegration of Truth & Trust”

A new series of work created in response to current events and the contemporary issues of today’s world.  Through imagery and symbols, the artist explores the dissolution of American culture; a time and place where dishonesty has become the norm, and for many, innocence has been lost and the American Dream has been shattered.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013



Tina Rohrer: “A Commitment to Color, Movement and Geometry”

This new exhibit is a tribute, honoring the life and art of Tina Rohrer, who passed away in the summer of 2012.  The selection of work, in a variety of media, expresses the artists’ love of movement and color through geometric constructions.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6 - February 17, 2013



Historical Exhibit: “The Silvermine Print Collection”

Showcasing a selection of works from the current Silvermine print collection, which consists of over 200 prints from renowned artists.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013



New Members Exhibition

Each year in the spring and fall, artists are selected, through a jurying process to become new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists.  This exhibit showcases the works of five new Guild Artist members inducted in the spring and fall of 2012. The new members include: Mindy Green, Shelby Head, Heather Houston, Lara Ivanovic, and Hank Paper.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013         




Music Haven Viola Studio Recital

Viola students of Colin Benn share their talents in a recital followed by a potluck feast at Music Haven’s intimate office and performance space. Visit for more information.


IAIS Film Premier

The Institute For American Indian Studies is proud to present Quinnetukut: Life In The Woodlands, a new short film depicting daily life for the Algonkian peoples of Connecticut before the arrival of Europeans in North America.  Produced by IAIS, with the cooperation of local Native Americans, Quinnetukut provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the land that has, for thousands of years, been known to its residents as The Place Of The Long Water.  Join IAIS staff, as well as the actors who made this film a reality, for a world premiere screening.  Film start time 1 p.m.



"Nudes and Nudibranchs'

 Award-winning painter Frank Bruckmann and sculptor Gar Waterman will exhibit their most recent  work at the Kehler Liddell Gallery: "Nudes and Nudibranchs," from February 7- March 10, 2013. Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman are both traditionalists who use direct observation of nature and carefully applied technique to craft their work. Bruckmann's brushstrokes caress oil paint with an expert and familiar hand into the eternally complex landscape of the female figure, while Waterman's sculpture bends the liquid sheen of polished stone into impressions of rhythm and grace from the marine environment. 


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,


Jewish Genealogy Assisted Research

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. for an afternoon of personal research time at Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown.

This informal session is free and open to anyone researching Jewish ancestors.  Board members will be available to answer questions and suggest resources.

For additional information, please visit


A Conversation with Christopher Walken

Stratford Center for the Arts and the Stratford Arts Commission present "A Conversation with Christopher Walken," moderated by Frank Rizzo. The event will be held on Sunday, February 17th at noon at the Scottish Rite Theater (formerly The Stratford Movie Theater) on 2422 Main Street near the train station in Stratford Center. Seating is general admission at $25. Limited VIP seating is available at $50. Tickets may be reserved by calling 203-572-8177. Tickets may also be purchased at the Devan News & Variety in Stratford Center and Hannah's Kitchen in Paradise Green in Stratford, CT.


Pancakes and Penguins

Mystic Lions Club and Mystic Aquarium present Pancakes with Penguins on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Guests will have an up close experience with one of Mystic Aquarium's African penguins while they enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and beverages.

An African penguin and trainer will be at the breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and costumed sea creatures will be there throughout the breakfast.


Booksigning: Somewhere A Bird by Karen Silk

Somewhere A Bird

Karen Silk will read and sign copies of her new book, Somewhere a Bird, on Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m.

In Somewhere a Bird, Karen Silk's first poetry collection, the sense of grief and loss is countered by equally strong courage, love of life, and faith in the healing properties of the natural world. You will be stronger for immersing yourself in this book.

“Karen Silk’s still and perfectly poised poems unify interior and exterior landscapes with such understated skill, with so much gravity and justice and plain human wisdom, that we don’t know which is which. This is wonderfully disciplined, commanding work,” says Vijay Seshadri, author of The Long Meadow.

“The poems in Somewhere a Bird are filled with a vividly rendered lyricism; each is a journey with a sense of wonder and a compelling sensitivity. In clear, concise language devoid of ornamentation, Karen Silk explores the complexities of the state in which she and all of us live: between the loss of those we love and the redemptive joy found in the natural world. In fact, nature is ever present throughout the collection in literal and figurative Wordsworthian celebrations that transform her world into an ‘exotic’ realm—a type of Eden which she will never be forced to leave. Read this impressive collection slowly, carefully, and you too will be able to ‘...admire each dawn,’” states Kevin Pilkington, author of The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree. 

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.