Tuesday, July 9 2013

Format: 2015/03/02

Tuesday, July 9 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, www.greenleafpottery.net


Gentle Yoga Class in Trumbull

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.

Tuesdays from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
$10 per class. Registration required. Limit of 8 people per class.
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 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.



Anne Cubberly: How I Became the Puppet Lady

 Visual artist Anne Cubberly’s work includes kinetic sculpture, installations, and performance.  She was the first Artist in Residence at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford and her work has been exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Peabody Essex Museum, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, among other locations. Ms. Cubberly also teaches group performance, mask-making, giant puppet-making, sculptural papier-mâché, and sculpture from recycled materials.


Scottish Country Dancing

Enjoy dancing the social dances of Scotland.  It's enjoyed worldwide by Scots and non-Scots.  All dances taught.  Come alone or with a partner.  Wear soft soled shoes.


Keeney Koolers Summer Concert Series



Wethersfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the performers for their free concert series in July.

The concerts will be on Tuesdays July 9, 16 and 23 at 6:30 pm on the front lawn of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield. Bring your lawn chair, your family, your friends and your favorite snacks and enjoy some great music. There is free parking. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held indoors in Keeney Hall.

July 9: The band Number 9, a Beatles tribute band, will perform music from that iconic band, including some tunes not often heard in performance.  This group has accumulated a repertoire of over 100 Beatles songs and is now performing all over the state. They cover a wide range of Beatles music from the exciting early years to the beautifully crafted and seasoned material of the later years.

July 16: The Jolly Beggars bring with them the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling. They will present their rich harmonies and expertise on guitar, mandolin, tin whistles, mandola, banjo, bass, spoons and more, interspersed with traditional stories from Irish folklore. During this performance Wethersfield Historical Society will hold the opening of our newest exhibition Connecticut State Prison Open Storage, a collaborative community exhibition that will explore the tenure of the prison while in Wethersfield 1827-1963.

July 23: The Tirebiter Band, an all-time favorite returns to our stage. Celebrating its 40th year with the same incredible energy and humor, they will present a varied repertoire from Swing Era to classic Rock ‘n Roll. The Hartford Advocate Readers’ Poll recently awarded Tirebiter the designation “Best Band” and the Hartford Magazine Poll awarded the “Best Band” accolade for several years running.

            The Wethersfield Museum inside the Keeney Memorial will be open during the performances. The Keeney Koolers are generously supported in part by a grant from the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.



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: www.gardearts.org.  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: www.ectsymphony.com or friend us on Face Book.