Tuesday, April 29 2014

Format: 2015/01/27

Tuesday, April 29 2014

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.


RTE Vanbrugh Quartet

Winner of the 1988 London International String Quartet Competition and now in its twenty-fourth concert season, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet brings some of the world's most beautiful chamber music for strings to Jorgensen.

One of Europe's most successful ensembles, it is internationally recognized for its beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation within an unusually wide and varied range of repertoire.

Familiar visitors to all the main UK festivals, the Vanbrugh Quartet also broadcasts frequently for BBC Radio 3, and performs regularly at London's Wigmore Hall and South Bank.

The program will Schubert's monumental Death and the Maiden and other works. 


Music Haven Photo Exhibit at New Haven Lawn Club

 April 23 through May 3, 2014

Music Haven Photo Exhibit at New Haven Lawn Club
New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven
View inspiring photos of Music Haven musicians taken by photographer Kathleen Cei between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 3, 2014.
On April 23 at 5 p.m., join us for an opening night reception with live music from Music Haven students and light refreshments.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
For more info on Music Haven, visit www.musichavenct.org or call 203-745-9030.

Thesis Art Exhibition

 Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2014’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Co-sponsored by University Relations.


Collegium Musicum

 The Collegium Musicum performs the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden.


Bobby Valentine discusses Baseball at the Trumbull Library

Join us for Bobby's colorful impressions, opinions, and memories from all of baseball: high school, college and professional; managerial and media! Drop in.

For more information about Trumbull ‘s One Book One Town book selection and event schedule visit here.



Mari Skarp-Bogli: Architecture of A Memory

Reception on Tuesday, April 8th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Mari Skarp-Bogli’s “Architecture of a Memory” addresses the subject of memory and its operation within the human brain. Her paintings, sculpture and interactive drawings employ abandoned locations, discarded materials and objects that transmit associations of loss, abandon and decay. These works are assemblages of memory evoking relics of attics, basements, barns and the garages of home in as much as representations of the physiological, psychological and neurological functions they interpret.
Skarp-Bogli earned her M.F.A. from Maine College of Art and B.F.A.’s in both painting and sculpture from the University of Hartford. She is an adjunct art instructor at Tunxis Community College and at the University of Hartford. See more of her work at www.mariskarp.com.

Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-4pm & Saturday 10am-4pm, when classes are in session.

For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
860.343.5806, [email protected]


2014 STAR Annual Arts Exhibition at Trinity College

 An opening reception will take place, Tues., April 8, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

This annual exhibition highlights a selection of artwork by students enrolled in Studio Art classes. The selections represent work from foundation through advanced levels.  Included are a variety of media and styles ranging from abstract painting,  representational drawing and color prints to documentary photography , video, and mixed media sculpture, among many others.

The Widener Gallery is located in Trinity College’s Austin Arts Center, Hartford, Conn.  Gallery hours 1-6 p.m., closed Saturdays.  For more information, please contact Felice Caivano, Fine Arts Curator, Widener Gallery, at 860-297-5232 or [email protected].    


Circle Mirror Transformation

 Laugh and cry as you watch intertwined relationships develop among the participants of a creative-drama acting class in Circle Mirror Transformation,” presented by Southern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Department and Crescent Players, and directed by Kaia Monroe Rarick. In 2010, the portrayal of complicated friendships and hilariously awkward incidents in “Circle Mirror Transformation,” written by Annie Baker, brought an OBIE award for Best New American Play, and the play was featured on the New York Times’ and The New Yorker’s “Top Ten” lists.





OIL + WATER Group Show

Kehler Liddell Gallery is pleased to present its spring group show, OIL + WATER, from Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, May 25, with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 9 from 6pm - 9pm, and several events coordinated with Westville’s 17th annual ArtWalk on May 10: Art Yard Tag Sale, Children’s Event: Oil and Water Painting. The show will feature work by all 25 Kehler Liddell Gallery member artists. This unique collaboration of the Gallery's painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists presents diverse interpretations of these icons of opposites—oil and water. The Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information, visit our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203.389.9555.


Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to Launch Young Writers' Competition in Area Schools

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching a Young Writers' Competition among students from area schools to encourage creative thinking and writing and introduce mid-to-late 19th century history and the arts to tomorrow's museum audiences.

Steve Berry, New York Times best selling author (#1 internationally) and his wife Elizabeth are the creators of the History Matters foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Berry will work with LMMM's educators and judge the finalists in a contest that will culminate in the awards presentation at the Museum's Opening Night Gala on October 18, 2014, with cash and other prizes.

"This is a great way to introduce students to this magnificent National Historic Landmark," said Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "A writing competition is a creative and educational way for students to explore the Museum's great history and architecture, while honing their writing skills."

LMMM Educators dressed in period costume will meet with teachers and students in the classrooms, and introduce the Mansion in a PowerPoint presentation followed by a visit to the museum, where students can draw ideas and inspiration for their story. 

Trustee Haroldo Williams, chair of the Education Committee said, "I am a firm believer that this kind of experiential learning can be a great way to understand history and appreciate the arts in a deeper and more meaningful way."

Competition requirements include a mystery story with the Mansion as the backdrop, taking place between 1868 and 1900, which needs to be between 500-800 words for third grade students and 2,500 words or less for eighth graders. The Museum will also explore the possibility of adapting the award winning stories into a performance feature at the museum in the near future.

"I am truly grateful to Steve Berry for lending his enormous talent to help us launch the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's first writing competition in our schools," said Executive Director Susan Gilgore. "I hope this is the beginning of a new and exciting educational program for students at the Mansion." For more information on the competition and the Education Program please visit our website at www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or call Joy Romeo, LMMM Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 838-9799, ext. 119 or email [email protected]. Limited availability based on a first come, first serve basis.

The Museum's 2014 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM's Founding Patrons: The Estate of Cynthia Clark Brown; The Museum's Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff's, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation; LMMM Sustainers: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Gala and Young Writer's Competition Sponsors: M.F. DiScala & Co. The Museum's Education Program is made possible in part by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For More information on schedules and programs please visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, email [email protected], or call (203) 838-9799.


Commemorating the Armenian Genocide

 April 24 marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide that happened in 1915 where 1.5 million Armenians were killed in their historic homeland, which is modern-day Turkey. Come and learn about the genocide, presented by keynote speaker and SCSU President Dr. Mary Papazian with opening remarks by Dr. Anahit Ter-Stepanian.









(March 27, 2014)--- The City of Hartford’s Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) in the Department of Development Services announces “To Remember & Understand” art exhibition dedicated to all the immigrants that traveled from Italy to Hartford and throughout Connecticut.  The exhibition designed to recount and share stories of the migration from Southern Italy to Hartford, through a photo and memorabilia exhibit.  The exhibition examines the past as it is woven into present day Hartford and its future.


The exhibition takes place at the City of Hartford managed Pump House Gallery (Bushnell Park) located 60 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.  A free and open to the public opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with refreshments and live entertainment featuring a musical performance by Bruno Cerati Band.  The exhibition will run through June 13, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm


The exhibition is made possible through the collaboration of  the City of Hartford, MECA, Casa Emigranti Italiani, Museo del Tessuto e Casa Dell'Emigrante of Canicattini Bagni and Il Museo della Civilta' Contadina Iblea of Floridia in Italy.


Pump House Gallery Exhibition: “To Remember & Understand”

Contact Information:  

·         Curator, City of Hartford, MECA

Andres Chaparro, 860-757-4895, [email protected]


·         Organizer, Casa Emigranti Italiani

Paul Pirrotta, 860-559-7137, [email protected]  


How to Choose a Good Moving Company While Relocating

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