Sunday, April 14 2013

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Sunday, April 14 2013

Art of the Northeast

Art of the Northeast, in its 63rd year, is one of the most anticipated regional juried shows of the year at the Silvermine Arts Center, drawing artists throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  This year’s juror is David A. Ross, Chair of the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Program, New York.  Throughout its history Art of the Northeast (AoNE), originally called Art of New England,  has been a showcase for many emerging artists who have gone on to receive national acclaim.  Jurors have included curators and directors of major galleries and museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA and the Whitney Museum.

April 13 through May 24, 2013

Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm. – 5 pm; Sunday: 1pm – 5pm.



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,


The Lute and the Lamb

Under Music Director Vincent Edwards, Southern Connecticut Camerata presents its 2013 spring concert, The Lute and the Lamb, Sunday, April 14, 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul's on the Green, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut, featuring chamber choral works by John Dowland (1563-1626) and Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), including Britten's Choral Dances from Gloriana, Five Choral Songs, and the cantata Rejoice in the Lamb.


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.



Tom Martin and Friends


Pianist Tom Martin and friends will give a recital at the Seymour St. John Chapel as part of the Choate Rosemary Hall Concert Series on Sunday, April 14,  2013 at 4:00 p.m. The Seymour St. John Chapel Chapel is located on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall at the corner of Curtis Avenue and North Elm Street. Parking is free. 

Pianist Tom Martin has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States and France, and has been heard on Connecticut Public Radio. An active collaborator with several Connecticut-based musicians, he has performed works from “The Great American Songbook” with soprano Robin Sellati on the PMAC stage. Tom celebrates his 60th birthday with a little help from his friends.

Tickets: Suggested donation: $15 to benefit the Student Music Lesson Scholarship Fund.



Performance: Matt Haimovitz, Cellist


A brilliant solo program from one of America’s most daring artists. The sound of the solo cello is as compelling and eloquent as the human voice, with a chameleon’s ability to embody any role.
Winner of the Avery Fisher Award, Matt Haimovitz offers this intimate program highlighted by a selection from the Bach Suites and repertoire by Ligeti, Tod Machover and Piazzolla, among others. 
“An expressive maximalist, Haimovitz calls forth a dazzling spectrum of sounds from the depths of his instrument.” -The New Yorker



Ryo Yanagitani, piano

The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund's Shepherd Music Series at Collinsville Congregational Church will present the young Canadian pianist Ryo Yanagitani in a free concert on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4:00 P. M.  Included in the program will be Claude Debussy's Pour le Piano, Franz Joseph Haydn's Sonata in F major (HobXVI:23), and the complete Ballades of Frederic Chopin.  A reception will follow the performance.  The Collinsville Congregational Church is located at 7 South Street at the Village Green in historic Collinsville, Connecticut.

Mr. Yanagitani has been the winner of numerous awards including the gold medal of the Tenth San Antonio International Piano Competition and the grand prize of the Hugo Kauder International Piano Competition. Twice a recipient of grants from the Canadian Arts Council, he was recently awarded the Sony Foundation of America Career Grant under the Salon di Virtuosi in New York and a Washington Award by the S&R Foundation of Washington, D.C.  Mr. Yanagitani has performed worldwide in solo recitals, with chamber ensembles, and as solist with orchestras, including the  Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.  He has released his first two solo CDs, Alone With Chopin and Alone With Debussy, on the Lisem label.  Mr. Yanagitani holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music and is currently Artist-in-Residence with the S&R Foundation and the Artistic Director of its Overture music series in Georgetown.

The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fine and performing arts.  Tax-deductible contributions, including employer matching gifts, may be made at the concert or sent to MSMAF, Inc. c/o Collinsville Savings Society, P.O. Box 197, Collinsville, CT 06019.  For further information about the Fund, please contact MSMAF, Inc., 16 South St., Collinsville, CT 06019, by telephone 860 693 2762, or e-mail [email protected].



In Ephemerals, Wolfe explores the momentary nature of photography through relationships among objects, structures, place, opportunity and atmosphere, frequently discovering poetry.


Senior Recital - Adam Brudnick

A senior music recital—“Adam & Adam's Magical Mystery Tour”—by Adam Brudnick.

Performance begins at 7pm.


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An American Story

Craig Hotchkiss, Educational Program Manager, The Mark Twain House and Museum, presents the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An American Story. This presentation reaffirms the importance of Mark Twain’s masterpiece by placing it within the context of the larger history of race relations in America from slavery to the modern Civil Rights Movement. It also demonstrates how the book continues to be a catalyst for positive social change.

Please register at 203-452-5197 or


Parker Quartet - Collomore Concert

The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, hailed by the New York Times as “something extraordinary,” will perform in the historic Chester Meeting House on Sunday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Collomore Music Series in its 39th season.

The Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet began its professional touring career in 2002 and garnered international acclaim in 2005, winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. Chamber Music America awarded the quartet the prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2009-2011 seasons.

All ticket-holders are invited to stay for a reception after the concert to meet members of the quartet. .


Nature's Bounty: Foraging for a Healthy Lifestyle

Nature's Bounty:  Foraging for a Healthy Lifestyle, Sunday, April 14th from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.   Locally grown organic food tastes better and is free of dangerous chemicals. But is this the same regarding wild plants?  Right in your backyard are many types of wild edibles that are not only delicious but scientifically shown to contain higher amounts of the nutrients we need. 

Join Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living as they explore some common, edible plants of Connecticut.  Learn to identify them by shape, texture and scent and discuss preparation methods to please your palate. CT Educators may earn 0.3 CEUs.


Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club presents: "Ten Thousand Years of Connecticut Prehistory: A Brief Introduction"

Noted archaeologist, Ernie Wiegand, will present an overview of Native American prehistory and adaptation in southern New England as revealed by the archaeology of Connecticut and surrounding areas.  Beginning with the Ice Age, Native Americans entered the Northeast and began a long process of adaptation and adjustment to a variety of environmental conditions over several thousand years.  Dr. Wiegand is the coordinator of Norwalk Community College's "Archaeology as an Avocation" ceertificate program in archaeology and works as a consulting archaeologist for public and private groups complying with federal Cultural Resource management regulations. 


East Lyme Viking Band Tag Sale

East Lyme Viking Band Tag Sale, Sat., April 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free admission (Early Birds 7:30 a.m. - $5),

East Lyme High School Commons, 30 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, CT

Donation drop off  Friday, April 12, 3-8 p.m. at East Lyme High School - no computers, car seats, encyclopedias, stuffed/upholstered furniture please!




Reptile Week!


Get your hands on the chilling side of nature with some creatures that are cold-blooded and seriously cool. Mystic Aquarium's new reptile encounter program, Scales & Tails, opens in April. Feel the spiny scales of a bearded dragon or the smooth shell of a yellow-footed tortoise. Get face-to-face with a ball python or touch the slick skin of an American alligator. Learn more about Scales & Tails and Reptile Week, April 13 - 21, at

Booksigning: Sting of the Heat Bug by Jack Sheedy

Heat of the Sting Bug

Jack Sheedy will sign his new book Sting of the Heat Bug at 2:00 pm.

Jack's "Irish twin" Peggy went into an insulin coma in 1985 and died three months later. They shared a bond that no one else shared. As children, they spent hours watching ants, listening to the "heat bug" high in the trees on a summer day. As adolescents she tried to teach him to dance. As adults they were always there for one another. This memoir takes the reader on a personal journey of humor, poignancy and struggle that ultimately ends with a sense of hope. After reading Sting of the Heat Bug, you'll wish you knew Peggy.

"If you grew up in Smalltown, U.S.A.--and even if you didn't--Sting of the Heat Bug will take you home. Stealing strawberries, trying to make sense of the secret code of adult-speak, dealing with unexpected pain--it's all here. I highly recommend this book."
—Susan Campbell, award-winning former columnist at The Hartford Courant


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, April 14, 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.

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.