Monday, March 11 2013

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Monday, March 11 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,


Stellar Scholars Star Search: Connecticut’s Best Young Sci-Fi Writers

High school and college students are challenged to write a 500-word short story about the painting of the iconic Avanti sports car "THE WHISPER AND THE ROAR" by Don Wieland. Champion wins $500 and has the story posted on Stellar Scholars e-magazine Cum Laude, The Scholarly Evening Post.



Three Memoryscape Artists Exhibit Work at UNH’s Seton Art Gallery


March 11, 2013
Memoryscapes, by William McCarthy, Graham Honaker II and Hank Paper, will be featured at the University of New Haven’s Seton Art Gallery through March 28.  
The Seton Art Gallery is located in Dodds Hall on UNH’s Main Campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 
A memoryscape is not an exact representation of a factual world, but rather an impression or evocation of things remembered. There are multiple themes that run throughout the exhibition including commentaries on popular advertising and culture and longing for an imagined or once visited landscape. Although the artists have varied styles, a viewer will see a unity of color, references to culture and society, and a feeling of timelessness and weightlessness in each of the pieces.
Featured are moments of quiet reflection in McCarthy’s soft-focus, dream-like landscapes, all of which are painted from memory.
“Memory, much like a dream, is never sharply in focus or detail but always suggestive,” says McCarthy.
Also featured are urban-scape collage paintings by Honaker that, like layers of dreams rising up, combine disparate iconography from the past, and Paper’s photographs of moments in time that showcase the off-kilter beauty of everyday life.
“We offer a palate of projections that will hopefully move the viewer to a place deeper within himself,” says Paper.
Paper documents contemporary culture and society in the streets of North America, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, the Middle East and Cuba. He has been exhibited extensively in New Haven, where he is represented by the Kehler Liddell Gallery.
Honaker II, originally from New Mexico, lives and works in Hamden. His paintings comment on contemporary society with subjects ranging from potentially harmful political structures to the simple poetics of everyday life.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, McCarthy works out of his basement in Hamden. From memory, he paints the Connecticut landscape, along with the images of Cape Ann salt marshes and the flat countryside of Ohio. The landscapes are coupled with an abstract sensibility and reappearing themes, allowing him to create illusions of atmospheric perspective.
For more information, contact Laura Marsh, director of the Seton Gallery, at




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.  


Breaking and Remaking a Medieval Bible

Dr. Eric Johnson, Curator of Early Books & Manuscripts at the Ohio State University, will discuss the Hornby-Cockrell Bible’s original value as an objet d’art, its destruction and “re-packaging” into 440 constituent units of sale, and the slow, methodical process of reconstructing it at The Ohio State University.

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