Sunday, June 23 2013
The Haven String Quartet and Music Haven students spend the beginning of the summer together making music! Visit www.musichavenct.org for information on student and Haven String Quartet performances.
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
Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.
Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.
The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor. Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.
The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate. Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.
Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally-acclaimed handbell ensemble from Raleigh, North Carolina, now in its 24th performance season, will present a concert on Sunday, June 23 at Wethersfield High School. The concert begins at 4:00 p.m. under the direction of David M. Harris, and will include a variety of music. The performance will also include original handbell compositions and, of course, the group’s trademark classic Rock ‘n’ Roll selections.
$20/at the door
$15/each for groups 10+
Tickets are now available by contacting the Ministry of Music at 860.529.1575, ext. 209 or [email protected]
Gandhi said, “Almost everything you do may seem insignificant but it is very important that you do it.” That is the spirit of this year’s Children’s Peace Festival. Children 6-12 (and their younger brothers and sisters) accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and enjoy storytelling, dance, face painting, games, music, crafts and more. The Festival is free and open to all on Sunday, June 23, 1-5 p.m. at the Holy Family Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford, CT. Rain or Shine! Some of our featured contributors include: Music by APPLEJOY, stories by Sara DeBeer, dance by Lisa Muscanell, balloon play with Kelly Verret.
This year’s Festival will include a poster display and a poetry reading, and we’re looking forward to seeing or hearing children's thoughts about peace. If you are a young artist and/or a young poet, you may drop off your poster or poem on the theme of peace in advance (or mail them to): Holy Family Retreat Center c/o Fr John, 303 Tunxis Rd, West Hartford 06107.
Please join us for all or part of the afternoon to celebrate ten years of learning about peacemaking.
Here Ye! Here Ye! And Yo-Ho-Ho! Join us for a princess and pirate party for girls and boys of all ages. Meet Miss Connecticut 2012 Emily Audibert; Search for “buried” treasure; watch an exciting fencing demonstration; enjoy music, crafts, refreshments, and more!! Princess dresses and pirate attire encouraged.
Tickets are $15 per person with proceeds to benefit programs and scholarships at Kate’s Camp for Kids!
One of the most distinguished local collections of prints has been assembled by Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly. While his collection has been comprised primarily of American twentieth-century prints and prints by John James Audubon, in recent years he has also collected Old Master and nineteenth-century works extensively.
These encompass splendid sheets by the great German printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528), including a rare etching, woodcuts, and engravings of such iconic images as his Nemesis of 1502.
Dr. Kelly's Dutch prints include several of the rare engravings after the influential Adam Elsheimer (1574 - 1610) by Hendrik Goudt (1583 - 1648), and no less than twenty-eight images by the highly experimental printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669), ranging from early works of the 1630s to mature impressions from the 1650s.
His eighteenth-century holdings include sheets by the great Italian artists Canaletto (1697 - 1768) and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727 - 1804) and several fine sheets from Los Caprichos by the renowned Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828).
Completing the collection is a group of etched cityscapes and figure studies by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903). Together the collection attests to the quality of some of the greatest printmakers in Western Art.
Hours of visitation: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m., closed on Mondays
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the