Saturday, October 22, 2016

Danbury Arts in Action Coffeehouse featuring Tales of Joy and an open mic

Danbury Arts in Action's monthly coffeehouse fundraiser features the musical act Tales of Joy on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Band of Joy mixes roots reggae with a variety of influences.

The Coffeehouse Takes place at A Common Ground Community Arts Center, 33 Crosby Street, Danbury. There is an open mic at 8 (signup from 7:30 on) and Tales of Joy will take the stage around 9pm. Light beverages and snacks are available for a small consideration and admission is by free-will donation as well. All proceeds benefit Danbury Arts In Action, providing arts mentoring to at-risk individuals in the community.

Facebook event invite here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Danger Gallery opening in Stamford, CT

Visual artist Holly Danger announces the opening of Danger Gallery, her Stamford-based experimental art space and studio, and its debut exhibition, the multimedia show "Friends+Lovers."

The show, which opens with an artists' reception on Saturday, October 22 from 7 pm - 9 pm, will feature work in a range of media by Toby Goodshank (a former member of the indie rock band Moldy Peaches), Adam Ace (landscape photographer), Mark Andreas (kinetic sculptor), Cris Dam (painter), Ruben Marroquin (fiber artist and weaver), Ben Quesnal (mixed-media artist), Liz Squillace (screen printer and mural artist), and Holly Danger (video artist). Indie folk duo The Moon will present a live musical and visual performance. The exhibit will run until December 22.

The Danger Gallery is located in the Glenbrook Industrial Park at 652 Glenbrook Road, Suite 3-206 in Stamford, CT.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Carriage Barn Arts Center's call for photography submissions

The Carriage Barn Arts Center is looking for submissions for their 37th Annual Photography Exhibition juried by noted photo editor and curator Laurie Kratchovil. Submissions are due by October 29th, 2016. The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Saturday, December 3, from 4 pm - 6 pm. The exhibit will be on view from December 3 - Jan 19, 2017.

Prospectus/submission guidelines here
Entry form here

The Carriage Barn Arts Center is located at 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT.

Friday, October 14, 2016

"Hide and Seek" by Dayna Wenzel at Trailer Box Project

"Left at the Altar"
© Dayna Wenzel
An installation by artist Dayna Wenzel, and an art film by collaborators Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber will be celebrated with an opening reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, October 22nd and will run through November 19th at Trailer Box Project in Danbury, CT. In addition, there will be a festive fall brunch on Sunday, October 30, from 1 pm - 4 pm featuring music by Still River Editions' Lys Guillorn.

Edited from the press release: "In 'Hive and Seek,' Danbury artist Dana Wenzel invites the viewer to “enter the hive” and explore the “elusive community of superior builders who have survived for eons” that are now threatened by the actions of man. Within the Trailer Box Project space, Wenzel explores nature’s elegant and mysterious repetition of shapes and asks the viewer to consider their own personal connections to the environment. [...]

An art film by artists Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber will be the first film to be screened in the new on-site Trailer Box Gallery. In 'Beware of the Year 7000,' the two collaborators expand on their 2009’s dystopian film, The Tidal Decade. The filmmakers utilize humor and self-criticism to address the ramifications of ongoing climate change and corporate greed."

Trailer Box Project is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tom Peterson: "Court House Eyes" at The Gallery at Still River Editions

"Higher Calling"
© Tom Peterson
The black-and-white photographs in Tom Peterson's exhibition "Court House Eyes" examine the film noir aesthetic. The exhibit runs through December 23, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 22, from 2 pm - 4 pm at The Gallery at Still River Editions.

Tom Peterson is a documentary and fine art photographer from Hamden, Connecticut who began his photography career after early retirement from The Hartford Financial Group. He's currently a member of City Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. This is his first all black-and-white exhibit.

Peterson says of this exhibit, "Most of the photographs included in 'Court House Eyes' were taken in New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut. The theme was influenced by the memory of watching the movie 'The Third Man'. My intent was to use the dramatic effect of strong, morning light and shadow to evoke the dark, dramatic mood of 1950s film noir."

The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, CT. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, 2016

Right © Violet Harlow
New Haven's City Wide Open Studios begins on October 7 with a reception and exhibit at Artspace New Haven from 5 pm - 8 pm, 50 Orange St.

Westville Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 8-9, Westville neighborhood of New Haven. Violet Harlow, who has exhibited work at Still River Editions will be participating in a studio in West River Arts in Westville.

Armory Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 15-16, Goffe St Armory. Colin Burke (whose exhibit just closed at Still River Editions) will be in the Armory attic with a room-sized double camera obscura. Mary Dwyer will be at the Armory with the Suffrage Collective presenting an interactive installation "Votes for Women" also in the attic. Craig Gilbert will be in room 200-B in the Armory.

Private Studios Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 22-23, across the New Haven area

Erector Square Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 29-30, 315 Peck St.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Call for submissions at Hygienic Galleries: The f-stops Here

Hygienic Galleries are accepting photography submissions for jurying into the exhibition "The f-stops Here" Oct 6th - 8th at their location at 79 Bank Street, New London, CT. They request ready-to-hang work during gallery hours Thursday & Friday: 2pm - 7pm, Saturday: 11am - 7pm. More info on their Facebook event page.

All photographers from the region are invited to submit up to three works in color or black & white for consideration in this year’s juried photography exhibition. Offered only once per year, this will be the fifth iteration of The f-Stops Here and will be juried by Mattias Lundblad and Pola Esther.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place photographers. A small entry fee is required upon submission. Artists are welcome to submit pieces October 6 – 8th in person at Hygienic. The show runs Saturday, October 15 through November 12.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Richard Klein's solo exhibition "The Same Glass, Twice" at WCSU

© Richard Klein
Richard Klein's solo exhibition "The Same Glass, Twice" is at the Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU opens on Thursday, October 6 with a reception from 6 pm - 8 pm.

"The Same Glass, Twice" is an art exhibition featuring a selection of recent sculptural works inspired by the artist's visionary use of found objects. From eyeglass frames and lenses to ashtrays, drinking glasses, and photographs — these human-made objects are re-contextualized and transformed into complex sculptural constructions which reveal and amplify their existing meaning.

Richard Klein is a curator, artist, and writer who has been exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum since 1999.

The exhibit is on view from October 6 through December 11, 2016. The Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU is located at 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT. Take the stairs to the 2nd floor. Regular gallery  hours are Tues -Thurs  12 - 4 pm, Sat. - Sun. 1 - 4 pm.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Figuratively" by Karen Bonnano at Art & Frame

© Karen Bonanno
Paintings by Karen Bonanno are featured in an exhibit called "Figuratively" at Art & Frame of Danbury from September 25 through November 5, 2016. Also on view are selected works of glass artist Heidrun Morgan. There is an opening reception on Saturday, October 1 from 5 pm - 7 pm, with music by Wendy Cahill and Daniel Patrick Higgins.

Karen says of her work in her artist's statement, "I am most interested in the figure, whether it be in an interior, exterior or an undefined atmospheric space. Through expressive mark making and color choice, the figure is formed and solidified in its environment. Not so much capturing a likeness of a particular person but rather a gesture and mood that contributes to the narrative of the painting. My main influences are the artists of the Bay Area Figurative movement including David Park, Richard Deibenkorn and Elmer Bischoff as well as Cezanne, Bonnard and Matisse."

Art & Frame of Danbury is located at 60 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"The Restless Planet: The Earth's Many Moods" Peter Howe at Five Points Gallery

© Peter Howe
Photographer Peter Howe's exhibit "The Restless Planet: Earth's Many Moods" curated by Power Both will be at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT from September 29 through November 5, 2016. There is an opening reception on Friday, September 30 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm. The exhibit will be in the West Gallery.

Howe is a former picture editor of Life Magazine. He is the author of two books on photography, Shooting Under Fire, and Paparazzi, and several children's books.

From Five Points Gallery's website: "During my career in photography people were usually the subjects of both the pictures I shot as a photographer and published as an editor. Several years ago I had a traumatic brain injury and found I was no longer able to function as an author, something I had been doing for about a decade. This brought me back to taking photographs, and I became fascinated by the idea of unpopulated landscapes. Instead of photographing the inhabitants of earth I concentrated on the planet itself. This is the land as it may have been before we crawled out of the sea, and as it may be when the last humans leaves."

In addition to Howe's exhibit there will be two solo shows of paintings--in the East Gallery, Geoffrey Detrani's "Way Station," and in the Top Gallery, Walter Kendra's "The Florence Series."

There will be an artist conversation with all three on on Friday, October 21 at 6 pm.

Five Points Gallery is located at 33 Main St., Torrington, CT