Thursday, July 18 2013

Format: 2015/03/01

Thursday, July 18 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,


Meditation Series in Trumbull

Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull, CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit

Thursdays at 12 p.m.
$15 per class or 10-class card for $100. Registration required. 
Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies
2 Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Trumbull, CT  06611

Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

      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

            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.



Mac Bamuthi Joseph: "Word Becomes Flesh"

 One of the brightest lights in hip hop theater, Marc Bamuthi Josephfirst performed "Word Becomes Flesh" as a solo work in 2003. The play documents letters from a young single father to his unborn son using spoken word, dance, and live music. "Word Becomes Flesh" returns to the stage, re-invented in this New England premiere for an ensemble cast of six emerging poet-performers, who fuse deep honesty, tender stories, playful wit, purposeful rage, and raw physicality to examine the legacy of patriarchy and male privilege, the continuum between fathers and sons, and the relationships between women and men.

“Enjoyed Marc Bamuthi Joseph very much. He engaged the audience, all of us, regardless of age. His enthusiasm was contagious and the depth of his performance was amazing. He is truly a talented artist.” 
—Comment from the Center for the Arts blog from patrons who attended the 2011 Summer at the CFA solo performance by Marc Bamuthi Joseph


French Cinematheque: A PIG ACROSS PARIS



Co-presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich


Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students & Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11

A Pig Across Paris

ABOUT THE FILM: (1956) In a cold, hungrily-rationed, blacked-out City of Lights under the Occupation, a transaction involving black market pork from a crabby, penny-pinching Montmartre butcher, is carried out like a modern-day drug deal. But straight arrow ex-black-marketeer Bourvil can’t manage the full trek across nocturnal Paris with four cases of pork himself, so he recruits a meat-mooching, garrulous stranger-he-met-in-a-bar, an adventurer who keeps getting them into, and then hilariously talking them out of, trouble with both the Germans and French police, as Bourvil’s nervous sweat pools in the gutter. But there’s a chilling, class-laden final twist.
Beloved in France as one of the country's greatest classics, and championed by directors like Bertrand Tavernier and François Truffaut, A PIG ACROSS PARIS had a tiny release here in the 1950s before disappearing completely. This new restoration features an all-new translation and subtitles by Lenny Borger. 
Not Rated | In French with English subtitles | 80 minutes


Watercolor, Oil Painting, & Sculpture by Martin Glaberson

 Kehler Liddell Gallery will present selected works from the oeuvre of uniquely gifted artist, Martin Glaberson from July 18 – August 3, 2013. Opening July 21 3-5 PM. The exhibition includes: oil painting, watercolor, illustration and ceramic sculpture. Glaberson’s work is defined by his technical mastery of diverse mediums and his unique aesthetic vision.This exhibition is organized and presented by his family to celebrate his life and to share his art with the community for the first time. 



“A Taste of Sonia Plumb Dance Company”

Sonia Plumb Dance Company will be giving a “taste” of their latest choreography — along with tastes of cupcakes too — at “A Taste of Sonia Plumb Dance Company” on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on 11 South Main Street in West Hartford, CT. The event is free of charge and open to the general public.

“A Taste of Sonia Plumb Dance Company” is the second in a series of “tasting” events where audience members can get a sneak preview of the Company’s latest work in progress. Plumb’s new choreography will be seen in “Shadows & Light,” the Company’s latest dance production, set to be staged later this September at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. “Shadow and Light” explores light, darkness and the shadows in between.

Cupcakes are provided by A Little Something Bakery on Park Road in West Hartford, which will also give away a limited number of $5 off coupons at this free event. For more information about Sonia Plumb Dance Company, visit their website at or follow them on Facebook at To learn about A Little Something Bakery, visit their website at Better yet, visit them in person at 335 Park Road in West Hartford, CT.

About Sonia Plumb Dance Company:

Sonia Plumb Dance Company is committed to providing innovative, issue-oriented, professional contemporary dance through performances, community outreach and educational programs. Under the artistic direction of Sonia Plumb, the Company has thrilled audiences throughout the Northeast with such performances as “The Wanderings of Odysseus” (based on Homer’s The Odyssey), “Frost and Field” (inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost), and “Water Wars” (her environmental exploration of water conservation). The Company’s educational programs are included on the “Hartford Performs” roster and conform to Common Core State Standards. Sonia Plumb Dance Company was also recent named in residency at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.


Hop River Chamber Music Concert

The second concert of the 34th season of Hop River Chamber Music concerts will be heard at 7:30p on Thursday, 18 July 2013, in the air-conditioned First-Congretational Church on Route 6 in Andover, Connecticut.  The program features music for piano, winds, and piano and winds by Copland, Rzewski, Amram, Barber, and Hoiby.  The audience is invited to enjoy refreshments with the musicians following the concert.


National Zoo Keeper Week

Our zoo keepers are both educators and wildlife ambassadors who not only keep our animals healthy and happy but also teach our visitors about conservation. Come to the zoo this week, say hello to our zoo keepers, and enjoy the fun-filled activities they have in store for you - including a super fun kids scavenger hunt! 


Dürer, Rembrandt & Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly

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


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.