Sunday, February 24 2013

Format: 2015/03/06

Sunday, February 24 2013





Sunday, February 24 from 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Cocktail Party at 7 p.m.
Oscar® Telecast at 8:30 p.m.

Live from Hollywood

Members: $75 | Nonmembers: $100

The Oscars at the Avon

To purchase tickets call:
203-661-0321 Business Office
203-967-3660 Box Office

Photographs on the Red Carpet
Sumptuous Food and Drinks
Festive Hollywood Attire
Oscar Ballots & Prizes


Opening Reception for February Exhibits

EXHIBITS OPENING AT SILVERMINE:  Sharon Cavagnolo: “New Paradigms,” Mary Jo McGonagle:  “(Dis)connect,” Anca Pedvisocar: “Take 2” and Guild Group Show:  “The Human Touch: Five Printmakers.”


2PM to 4PM



"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. 



Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, noon to 5pm


The work of Lucy+Jorge Orta explores the major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change, and exchange among peoples. At the same time, this work embodies the philosophy that steers their pioneering art practice, “the ethics of aesthetics.” As heirs to the practice of social sculpture, formulated by Joseph Beuys in the 1960s, the Ortas’ works are, in a sense, reflections of their own function—beguiling assemblages that are the platform for the preparation of food, mechanisms that actually purify water, and elements that they created for their 2007 expedition to Antarctica and that are part of an effort to amend Article XIII of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The works in the exhibition are metaphors-in-action, constructions that perform the tasks of which they are emblematic. It is in their ability to actually function, albeit awkwardly and haltingly, that these objects gain power as works of art created to move us to awareness and action. FOOD-WATER-LIFE---LUCY+JORGE ORTA is curated by guest curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, and is co-sponsored by the College of the Environment with additional support from the Department of Art and Art History.


"Parallel and feeding into their studio practice of sculpture and painting, [Lucy+Jorge Orta] stage ephemeral interventions, performances, [and] workshops, which explore the crucial themes of the contemporary world."

Sublime Magazine (London)


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.


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,


Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery

Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Their work has been featured on ESPN, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE!

See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford. Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes. 
On Sunday, February 24, the comedy club doors open at 6 p.m. for seating and food. Improv begins at 7 p.m. Call ahead to City Steam at 860-525-1600 to reserve seats. All ages are welcome. Due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

Wesleyan Senior Recital - Shauna Pratt

A senior music recital -- "Sacred Voices" -- by Shauna Pratt. Show begins at 2pm.


Machine Sewing for Beginners

Many people have an old (or brand new) sewing machine tucked away in their basement or attic. Don't let it gather dust any longer – learn to use your machine in this beginner's class on Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 p.m. The class will include time to learn, as well as time to begin a simple project. You will learn how to use your machine and do several basic stitches (straight stitch, gathering stitch, zigzag). Instruction will include threading the machine, using the bobbin, tension, and backstitching. Participants are required to bring a sewing machine with needle, thread, and correct bobbin. If available, please bring the user manual. The class is $35 per person ($30 for museum members) and is limited to 10 participants. Included in the cost are 1/2 yard of fabric, one spool of thread, and instructions to make either an 18" square pillow or a pair of placemats. Registration is required.


When the Trolley Came to Chester

Can you imagine climbing onto a trolley in Chester and traveling to the shoreline for a day at the beach? From 1914 to 1918, the Shoreline Electric Railway provided a popular way for Chester residents to travel by west to Stony Creek or New Haven, or head east to New London, Mystic, Watch Hill or Norwich. Deep River residents Bruce Edgerton and Ted Mackenzie have been studying the Shoreline Electric Railway for years. On Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Chester Meeting House at 4 Liberty Street, Chester, they will share some stories and photographs from their forthcoming book on the building of the Old Saybrook to Chester segment of the electric railway. The Chester Historical Society is sponsoring this program as a prelude to its summertime exhibit at the Chester Museum at The Mill. The exhibit, which will be called “Over the River and Through the Woods,” will focus on different modes of transportation in Chester over a 100-year period. The program is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, go to


A Concert of Spirituals

The dynamic Legacy of Spirituals Choir of Hartford and the choirs of First Church of Christ will present “A Concert of Spirituals” The combined choirs will be conducted by Mrs. Faniel and David Spicer.  A free-will offering will be received.


“The Sea, The Sea” performs at the Trumbull Library

Chuck Costa, CT State Troubadour, 2011-13, returns to the library returns to the library with Mira Stanley to perform to perform a playful mix of old and new, acoustic and electric, raw and graceful tunes from their debut album. CDs available for purchase. Drop in.



Acoustic Folk and Country...With a Touch of Bluegrass

The 2013 Breadbox Folk Concert Series kicks off with Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters on Sunday, February 24 at 5 p.m. at 220 ValleyStreet, Willimantic.

The powerhouse duo of Amy Gallatin and renowned resophonic guitarist Roger Williams will perform folk and country standards, served up with a touch of bluegrass. The result is a toe-tapping blend of heartfelt vocals, soulful harmonies and red-hot picking, traditional yet modern and distinctive.  The duo will be joined by veteran bassist Eric Levenson, and by Roger William's son, J.D., whose musical kinship complements his father's style. Opening for Amy Gallatin will be guitar virtuoso and encyclopedia of old songs, Train Wreck Jerry.

Admission is $10. Proceeds support the St. Paul’s Covenant Soup Kitchen.  Check out more upcoming events at . For reservations, call Bruce John at 860-429-4220.


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.