Friday, February 22 2013

Format: 2015/02/28

Friday, February 22 2013

Develop a Superior Hiring Process: The Hidden Key to Profitability

 Participants will learn the key components of effective hiring well above and beyond evaluating traditional knowledge, skills and abilities. Exposure to tools such as the behaviorally-based interview, ability tests, personality inventories and background checks will be explored along with when it is appropriate to use these tools.




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Mt. Washington Century Ride Registration OPEN

The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Centurytm.  We have mountain passes that thrill the eye and challenge the soul. For those wanting to ‘test their personal best’, the Mt. Washington Century Ride is it!   Prizes, support vehicles, aid stations, on site theraputic sports masage.  No landscape rivals the natural beauty of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range, and a Century Ride through three notches and around the base of New England’s tallest mountain is without equal. The 100-mile route supports the Tin Mountain Conservation Center  and it’s great work promoting an appreciation for the natural world while instilling the bedrock principles of sound stewardship and sustainable lifestyles.   Abbreviated 40- and 80-mile routes provide wonderful rides for those wanting a little less than a Century.


"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. 


Remodeling Zilkha (2012) by Janne Höltermann

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm


“Remodeling Zilkha” (2012) is a site-specific, two-channel video installation (8:16 min.) by Janne Höltermann, the Luther Gregg Sullivan Visiting Artist in Wesleyan's Art and Art History Department, that shows the filmed gallery space within the same gallery space. The two videos of the installation extend, compress and mirror the room using the inherent architectural characteristics of the gallery (repetition, segmenting, mirroring) to reconfigure space.


Live Jazz in West Hartford: Mike Casey Trio plays J.Rene Coffee Roasters!

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7pm-9pm - No Cover

MIKE CASEY TRIO - Mike Casey - Sax, Matt Dwonszyk - Bass, Mike Dick - Drums
J. Rene Coffee Roasters - 320 Park Ave - West Hartford 860-578-5093

Jazz saxophonist Mike Casey, from Storrs, Connecticut, is currently a Jazz Studies student at the acclaimed Hartt School/Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz (University of Hartford) as well as a recent graduate of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Mike has studied with some of Connecticut’s best jazz talent including: Abraham Burton, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Paul Brown, Kris Allen, Bob DePalma, Matt DeChamplain, Lummie Spann, and Chris Casey.

Mike has been heard playing at local venues across Connecticut (such as Black Eyed Sallys, The Russian Lady, J Restaurant, The Wadsworth Atheneum, The Hartford Club) as well as the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. Additionally he has played at notable music festivals, such as the Hartford Jazz Society's Monday Night Jazz in Bushnell Park, The Boston Greenfest & the New England Autumn Fest.

Come hear Mike and the new band explore new originals and fresh arrangements of your favorite standards! //


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,


(Re)viewing Bodies: Selected American Photographs

Since the invention of photography, viewers have responded with immediacy to photographs of people. Roland Barthes wrote about the indexical nature of the photograph--the fact that "that has been," the evidence that a certain person once stood in front of the camera. “(Re)viewing Bodies: Selected American Photographs” examines the ways in which 20th-century American photographers have represented the body, whether as subject or compositional element. Topics include the abstracted or fragmented body, the body and labor, the body and performance, the body in social situations, and the body in pain. The exhibition includes works by Diane Arbus, Larry Burrows, Harry Callahan, Judy Dater, Gordon Parks, and Jerry Uelsmann. Organized by Wesleyan University students in the Museum Studies seminar, the show includes more than fifty American photographs from the Davison Art Center collection.


Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm; Gallery Talk by student curators at 5:30pm


Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4pm.




Banff Mountain Film Festival

Ignite your passion for adventure! This outstanding collection of award-winning mountain films from around the world highlights skiing and snowboarding dangerous terrain, mountain biking through narrow passages, kayaking deep gorges, rock climbing high boulders, paddling the wildest waters, BASE jumping, mountain culture and much more!  Hosted by Trailblazer stores in Branford, New Haven and Uncasville CT, the proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth!

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Admission Charge: $15; advanced ticket purchase suggested

Lucy Kaplansky On Stage!

Lucy Kaplansky beautifully augments her soulful vocals and stunning songwriting with stylish guitar playing. Reunion is Lucy's seventh solo album, featuring seven songs written by her and her husband, Ritchard Litvin, and four sterling covers, one a lovely version of Eliza Gilkyson's The Beauty Way and then a terrific bluesy version of Woody Guthrie's This Morning I Am Born Again featuring Buddy Miller with some great backup vocals. Penguin Eggs Starting out in a duo with Shawn Colvin in the '80s. Lucy has also collaborated in Cry Cry Cry with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell and in Red Horse with John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson.



SOUND HALL and Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale (IPSY) present



New Haven, CT, February 15, 2013 – SOUND HALL, along with the Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale (IPSY), will present a unique and exciting spring program of public events exploring the role of art in daily life.  The program will feature performances, workshops, public meetings and a symposium exploring the poetics of encounter. IPSY is partnering with the Eli Whitney Museum, INTERCAMBIO, Sound Hall, People’s Arts Collective of New Haven, as well as local artists and activists, to create dialogue and exchange between diverse New Haven communities.


The Workcenter’s Open Program centers on the very essence of theatre: the moment of meaningful contact between human beings. The group's performances range from the raucous to the subtle and are constantly and undeniably infectious. The current works juxtapose the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, traditional songs from the south of the United States, and original compositions, through which the actors of the Open Program transform the poetic word into living action. André Gregory (Alice in Wonderland, My Dinner with André) writes: “I have not been able to get this beautiful work out of my head. The work is original, unique, passionate and filled with life. With the exception of Peter Brook's work, it's the only work I've truly loved in the last thirty years.”   All events are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  RSVP for your seat.  For more information, visit:


Program of Events

February 22 & 23, 2013 – 8:00 PM, ELECTRIC PARTY SONGS (Cabaret-style performance) Calhoun Cabaret, 189 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511

                  ELECTRIC PARTY SONGS is a flow of songs and actions based on the poetry Allen Ginsberg.  Members of this international group elaborated and composed all of the songs, generating a stylistically diverse body of music, drawing inspiration from blues, rock, pop, punk, and traditional sources.


February 28 & March 1, 2013 – 8:00 PM, I AM AMERICA (Performance), Set built by children at the Eli Whitney Museum.  Whitney Theater, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511

                  I AM AMERICA brings the poetry of Allen Ginsberg to life in a performance with language culled from Ginsberg’s poetry as well as calls, shouts and traditional songs from the south of the United States. The performance unfolds around fragments of Ginsberg's poem “America.”



March 2, 2013 – 11 AM – 4 PM, SYMPOSIUM: POETRY AS A PRACTICE OF ENCOUNTER Whitney Theater, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511



March 3, 2013 – 4 PM, ELECTRIC PARTY SONGS (An experiment in the potentialities of a party as a form of art) BAR, 254 Crown Street, New Haven, CT 06511.  Special guest DJ: Dave Coon


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.