Tuesday, March 19 2013
Come to a brief information session to learn about the career counseling services and other services that are available at the Center. In this one-hour session, a career counselor will talk about how to write an effective résumé, various résumé formats that can be used, and strategies you can use to make your résumé stand out. There will be a Question and Answer period as part of the presentation when you can ask questions about résumé writing. Call 860-768-5619 for more information. Walk-ins are welcome!
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, www.greenleafpottery.net
The Choral Club of Clinton begins rehearsals for its spring concert on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:45 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Clinton, located at 12 Commerce Street.
Founded in 1926, the chorus welcomes all members of the community (high school age or older) who enjoy singing. Ability to read music is helpful, but not required. Regular Tuesday evening rehearsals from 7:15-9:30 p.m. will continue at Andrews Memorial Town Hall Auditorium in preparation for the spring concert on June 7.
The chorus is directed by Lars Gjerde, who is a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he has earned a Master’s Degree and Sacred Music Diploma. Mr. Gjerde received degrees in music and German from Augustana College of Liberal Arts in South Dakota and the Edvard Grieg Academy of Music in Norway. At Augustana, Lars served as the Chapel Organist, sang with the concert and chamber choirs, and accompanied choral and opera ensembles. He was Organist and Choir Director at First Methodist Church in Bergen, Norway. Mr. Gjerde has performed around America and Europe, and he has played on the National Public Radio show Pipedreams!. Since 2010, he has served as Director of Music at Bethesda Lutheran Church in New Haven.
The Spring concert will feature a wide selection of music including spirituals and gospel, Broadway medleys of Les Misérable and The Sound of Music, and pieces by the Gershwin brothers, Gabriel Fauré, and Irving Berlin.
Chorus members are responsible for $40 dues (no charge for students) and a nomimal fee to cover music costs. For more information, contact Gail Carlisle at (860) 669-2702 or [email protected]
Gentle Yoga Class with certified instructor Jessica DeFeo. Gentle yoga is perfect for beginners and people with physical difficulties such as back pain and knee pain. 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
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.
Artist Walk Through of "Your Content Will Return Shortly" with Jeff Ostergren, Catherine Ross and Siebren Versteeg
Join Franklin Street Works on Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. for a casual tour of the contemporary art space’s current exhibition, Your Content Will Return Shortly. Those in attendance will walk through the show with three of its exhibiting artists, Jeff Ostergren (New Haven, CT), Catherine Ross (Brooklyn, NY) and Siebren Versteeg (Brooklyn, NY). While walking through the three galleries, artists will discuss their works, including how videos and installations reflect themes in the exhibition and relate to their larger practice. The evening will end with an open discussion and reception in the café. Please join us for this free event that is open to the public – a unique opportunity to explore the current show with some of its artists that are emerging figures in contemporary art today! This event program is made possible in part through the support of the Community Arts Partnership Program awarded to Franklin Street Works by the City of Stamford and a two-year grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Your Content Will Return Shortly, curated by Franklin Street Works’ Creative Director, Terri C Smith, explores television as both medium and subject. Rather than taking a comprehensive view of television as inspiration in contemporary art, the exhibition explores works that highlight televised elements tangential to the main narrative arc. The artists take their cues from the physical and functional qualities of television and a variety of elements associated with broadcasting. They touch on phenomena that include: advertising; laugh tracks; the effects of VHS, DVD and remote control devices on viewing habits; public service announcements; and nuances observations of the relationship between spectacle and cable news. Exhibiting artists are: Christopher DeLaurenti, Eric Gottesman, Jonathan Horowitz, Sophy Naess, Jeff Ostergren, Lucy Raven, Martha Rosler, Catherine Ross, Emily Roz, Carmelle Safdie, and Siebren Versteeg. Your Content Will Return Shortly is on view at Franklin Street Works through March 24.
Jeff Ostergren is a New Haven, Connecticut, based artist who focuses on the raw materials of culture itself: advertisements, synthetic chemicals, and language, to explore our contemporary states of embodiment. His work explores the libidinal space of anxiety, violence, and desire that activates and consumes us all. Ostergren’s video practice draws inspiration from the work of Sturtevant and Gretchen Bender, who use appropriated footage not merely as image but as object itself. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Soi Fischer, Vancouver, Canada; Greene Park Gallery, Los Angeles; Artspace, New Haven; West Cove Studios, New Haven; Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic; and Shneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon.
Catherine Ross works in video and photography, framing instances that often go unnoticed in their original context. Isolating the movements of humans and/or objects, her videos create new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. Here she finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. Her work has been presented in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including venues in Brazil, Finland, France, Ireland, England, Canada and the United States. Ross attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002, the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2003 and received a 2005-06 residency from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Ross was awarded “Best International Short Award” at the 2006 Darklight Festival (Dublin, IRELAND). She received her BA in studio art from Dartmouth College in 1994.
Siebren Versteeg is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist who critically engages with the systems and technologies used to create images in our culture. Born in 1971, Versteeg explores the digital reality and our global culture, and the human spiritual condition in relation to the advancement of technology. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita Kansas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, and has exhibited in group shows at the Hirshborn Museum, Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the National Museum of Art, Prague.
In Ephemerals, Wolfe explores the momentary nature of photography through relationships among objects, structures, place, opportunity and atmosphere, frequently discovering poetry.
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the