Thursday, February 20 2014
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 www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.
Trumbull, CT 06611
In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.
The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.
In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.
To most people, whales were mysterious creatures. Yet whaling was big business.
The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.
Raether Center Joslin Family 1823, Room, 206, Trinity College Library, On the Campus of Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 06106
Thursday February 20, 2014
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Doctor Ed Folsom earned his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in 1976. Dr. Folsom, now an English professor at The University of Iowa and recognized as a Walt Whitman Scholar, focuses most of his research on Walt Whitman. Besides teaching literature and poetry courses, Dr. Folsom spends time creating published pieces on Whitman, which he’ll be discussing on the Trinity College campus.
For more information, visit www.trincoll.edu
On Thursday, February 20th 2014 at 7:00pm, artist Juan J. Moreno will give a talk at the University of Connecticut Torrington. Moreno will discuss how he became involved in making art, focusing on his creative process and the evolution of his imagery from representational to abstract. His talk is in conjunction with his exhibit, Beyond Image, that features several large color field paintings in the campus’ Brick Wall Exhibition Space. These abstract paintings give the viewer a glimpse into Moreno’s range of artistic expression. Smaller watercolors, prints, sculpture, materials, and tools will be on exhibit in the Whitson Gallery. Sponsored by the ARTS Project, the talk will be held in the Whitson Gallery, followed by a reception for the artist. The event is free and open to the public. An inclement weather date has been set for Thursday, February 27th.
A show of paintings by artists who respond to the institution of contemporary abstraction. Organized by John O' Donnell. Featuring artists: Blake Shirley, Sharon Butler, Deborah Dancy, Zachary Keeting, Ben Piwowar, Jenn Dierdorf, Rob D. Campbell, Derek Leka, Clare Grill, Tatiana Berg.
Opening reception, Friday, February 7th 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop is featuring a show by University of Hartford ceramics faculty and majors. Contemporary issues in clay, both functional and sculptural, are addressed in their innovative work, which will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours. Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop, 350 S. Main St. Route 17, Middletown, CT, Gallery hours: Wed -Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10-4 and Sunday Noon-4, 860-344-0039 www.wesleyanpotters.com
Perry Obee’s painting process is driven by the formal and material concerns of direct studio practice. As explorations of the abstract, representational and material properties of paint the underling content of his work is the situational context of everyday objects, people and place. In the “Stacked Space” series, precarious vertical and horizontal stacks of books and other objects appear to dissolve into shallow background planes. Modern still-life traditions are engaged here as composition; lighting and color are manipulated to derive a sense of self-referential order and harmony. These arranged views of Obee’s possessions double as autobiographical interactions of momentary space, artistic perspective and the material experience of his own place within them.
Obee is an adjunct art instructor at MxCC. He holds an MFA from Western Connecticut State University and a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University. See more of his work at perryobee.carbonmade.com. Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall. Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., when classes are in session.
Attend a reception on Wednesday February 5, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. and enjoy Karen Barton’s series of tondo paintings, which employ the traditional round panel format and the Italian Renaissance combination of oil paint and gold leaf. Picturesque subjects of reflected water lilies, trees, sky and rippled water dislocate viewer’s sense of specificity as they are composed within closely cropped peephole perspectives. The small scale and circular shapes here similarly reference telescopic and magnified slide compositions in as much as the direct landscapes they represent. Bartone lives in Clinton, Connecticut, and holds an MFA from Western Connecticut State University and a BFA from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. See more of her work at karenbartone.com. The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office. Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Machines, gadgets and all things technology inspire the artwork at a new exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery. “Thingamabob” features art that is in the eye of the mechanically inclined in a group show of artists, including John Jackson of Jefferson, New York, Tom Hlas of Norfolk, CT, Lewis Schaffer from Ridgefield, Deborah Rauh from Westport, Sara Roche from Weston, and others.
The Maritime Garage Gallery, located at 11 North Water Street, is part of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces making Norwalk a more vibrant destination. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Hamden Symphony Orchestra is seeking musicians interested in joining an established community orchestra for our spring 2014 cycle.
We are in need of additional string instrumentalists, as well as french horn. Concert repertoire includes Beethoven Symphony # 5.
Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7.15 pm.
If you are interested in participating please email [email protected]
See the exciting, barrier-smashing composer-pianist Kris Becker perform his original award-winning and appealing nu-classical music in an electrifying performance experience.
“Music like that [of Becker's] is worthwhile to the listeners on the fringe of [classical] music because it challenges definitions and breaks down barriers between the music they are familiar with and that which they have never heard (most [classical] music)…[It] is undeniably evident that Kris Becker is a uniquely talented musician.” -Garrett Schumann, Sequenza21.com
The Live at 135 Concert Series at Christ Presbyterian Church presents free, engaging concerts to showcase the unique talents of emerging local and touring musicians in a multitude of styles. The series consists of two concerts annually, one in the winter and one in June concurrent with the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7pm
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