Thursday, February 27 2014

Format: 2015/03/04

Thursday, February 27 2014

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

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

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.


Smart Painting

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.



The Art of the Cocktail, '70s Style

Guilford Art Center's 3rd annual winter cocktail party, celebrating creative mixology and fine art, this year with a '70s theme. Local bartenders will be creating imaginative drinks while guests enjoy '70s-inspired finger foods, music, and a silent auction of cocktail-napkin sized art works, restaurant offerings and more.

Call for reservations 203-453-5947 or pay online at



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 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 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.


Meet the Author: Dr. Stacey Close

Join us for a presentation and book signing featuring Dr. Stacey Close, one of the authors of African American Connecticut Explored. The book is a collaboration between Connecticut Explored magazine and several authors and historians. Dr. Close is a history professor at ECSU and will discuss the 20th century portion of the book's focus. Books will be available for purchase through the museum shop.


“Thingamabob” Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

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. 


Graduate Recital-A. Gabriel Kastelle

A7 pm.

A graduate music recital by A. Gabriel Kastelle, “Sing Gabriel's Kairos for All Tunebook.”


Thesis Theater Production-"A la ronda/To the circle"

The Madres de Plaza de Mayo is a human rights organization formed by the mothers of those who were disappeared during the last Argentine dictatorship, which held power from 1976 to 1983. In partial fulfillment of her Honors Thesis in Theater, Claire Whitehouse ’14 directs five women in an English-language adaptation of their testimonies, which asks the questions: Where is there a place to mourn in a society that refuses to acknowledge that the dead ever existed? And what is our role as foreigners in watching these women in their 35-year march?

Tickets will be made available on the day of each performance at the box office. Off-campus guests may call the box office at 860-685-3355 after 10am to reserve tickets to be held in their names until fifteen minutes prior to curtain. On-campus guests must pick up their tickets at the box office. There is a two-ticket limit per person for free ticketed events.



Much Ado About Nothing

 Much Ado About Nothing

February 27 - March 9, 2014

By William Shakespeare
Nafe Katter Theatre

This remarkably modern Shakespearean comedy revolves around two intertwined love stories: one caustically funny, between Beatrice and Benedick, and, the other, between Claudio and Hero, poignantly sweet.  These loves play out with an explosion of witty banter as victorious soldiers returning from war set their sights on the peacetime pleasures of merrymaking and romance in a jaunty world of aristocratic artifice. However, when false information leads one proud nobleman to cruelly denounce his beloved on their wedding day, the verbal sparring sours into private warfare. In this powerful comedy, Shakespeare makes you laugh, but also breaks your heart – and then magically puts it back together again as if it were all “much ado about nothing.”


Hamden Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal - Musicians Wanted

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


Become Your Unlimited Self: an interactive experience with Diane Pauley


Please join Franklin Street Works on Thursday, February 27 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for “Become Your Unlimited Self: an interactive experience,” a talk by writer and life coach, Diane Pauley. Also known as the “PostGrad coach,” Pauley is the founder of the coaching site, PostGradolescence, where she helps creative millenials harness their art and be their own boss. Join us for this free, public event and workshop where you can learn the tools to turn your creative hobby into an entrepreneurial enterprise!


Since graduating college, Diane Pauley’s watched her peers struggle to find jobs and then settle in positions that knocked the passion right out of them. As a result she started PostGradolescence, a coaching platform to teach millennials how to overcome their limited resources and make their art profitable. Pauley explains, “Unlimited is all about using what you aready have at your disposal in order to create limitless opportunities for yourself and your community.”

Pauley will host the talk and a workshop, Become Your Unlimited Self, which will map out some actionable steps and how-to techniques to conquer money and time woes, focusing on how to make art and other creative activities we love authentically rewarding and even profitable. With 65% of households in downtown Stamford having someone between the ages of 18 and 34, downtown Stamford has a high density of millenials, creating the perfect context for this program.

This idea of “unlimited” resonates with Franklin Street Works’ current exhibition, Neuromast: Certain Uncertainty and Contemporary Art, a show that explores “emergence,” the theory that says unforeseeable results happen when a system reaches a certain level of complexity. The exhibition, curated by Taliesen Gilkes-Bower and Terri C Smith, is on view through March 9. Exhibiting artists are: Kari Altmann, Christian Bök and Micah Lexier, Ingrid Burrington, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Mircea Cantor,, David Horvitz, Brian House and Jason Rabie, Juliana Huxtable, Thilde Jensen, Carolyn Lazard, M. M. Mantua, Preemptive Media, Robert Spahr, Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Sexecology collaboration, and The Waterwhisper Ilse.

Please join us for for this event, which will connect creative people in the area in a casual, social environment. Each attendee to this event will receive one complimentary wine or beer from the Franklin Street Works café.


ABOUT Diane Pauley:

Diane Pauley is the PostGrad Coach. Always a lover of people, she finally learned how to harness her art and do it for a living. She is now on a mission to help other millennials do the same – build up their art and be their own boss full time – at

Diane Pauley works with creative millennials and teaches them how to make their art profitable. By adding the right business components to their message, Diane’s clients have been able to build up service-based businesses.



Museum After Dark

 Kick off Women’s History month in March with a networking opportunity and opening of Wonder Women of Fairfield, a new exhibition honoring women whose amazing contributions helped build and shape our community, including philanthropist Annie B. Jennings, naturalist Mabel Osgood Wright, military pioneer Ruth Mills Bradley, businesswoman Margaret Rudkin. Enjoy wine and cheese, preview the exhibit and meet Pepperidge Farm President Irene Chang Britt.

Sponsored by Moffly Media Fairfield Living magazine


Museum After Dark

Kick off Women’s History month in March with a networking opportunity and opening of Wonder Women of Fairfield, a new exhibition honoring women whose amazing contributions helped build and shape our community, including philanthropist Annie B. Jennings, naturalist Mabel Osgood Wright, military pioneer Ruth Mills Bradley, business woman Margaret Rudkin. Enjoy wine and cheese, preview the exhibit and meet Pepperidge Farm President Irene Chang Britt.

Sponsored by Moffly Media Fairfield Living magazine