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Sat
Apr
20
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Apr
20

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024.

Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage, wall‐hung relief art, fabric art and a limited number of sculptures. This is a unique opportunity for large, oversized artwork.  Art can be contemporary, abstract, or realistic.  This exhibition is in cooperation with the Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop. The show is non-juried for entries but judged for awards by Greg Shea. Complete electronic entry form by midnight Monday, May 13th.

For more information and the exhibition Prospectus, go to: https://www.hamdenartleague.org/exhibitions.html


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​CALL FOR ARTISTS HAMDEN ART LEAGUE

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024. Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage,...
Saturday
Apr 20
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12:00 am
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11:45 pm
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
in
Hamden
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
Online Event
Hamden
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. 

Sherie's exhibit will run from March 23rd to May 5th, the event is free and will be held in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery located in the beautiful Mercy by the Sea on Long Island Sound

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Open the Door to Your Own Mystery

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. Sherie's exhibit...
Saturday
Apr 20
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8:30 am
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4:30 pm
Mercy Center
in
Madison
Mercy Center
Online Event
Madison
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Join teaching artist Lamar Smith for a 6-week intensive course on the storyboard: a graphic organizer that consists of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence. The class will focus on building the following skills:

  • how to depict an action
  • how to frame individual panels of the storyboard
  • how to layout background elements
  • how to create characters

Each week, we will dive into new aspects of the storyboard creation process:

  • reviewing fundamental concepts such as grid lines, perspective, and the rule of thirds, character creation
  • exploring examples such as The Matrix (1999) and Chicken Run (2000)
  • partnering up for critiques and sharing learnings with the group
  • creating storyboards!

All ages welcome!

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Storyboarding 101

Join teaching artist Lamar Smith for a 6-week intensive course on the storyboard: a graphic organizer that consists of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
9:00 am
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12:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

An 8 week Spring session of classes in theater, circus and dance starts March 23 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Classes are available for ages 15 months to age 20 and registration is now open at www.oddfellows.org.


Circophony Teen Circus, open to ages 12 - 20, offers “Spring Circus Training” on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, March 26 - May 21. This is a chance for teens to work on acrobatics, flexibility, juggling, balancing, unicycling and other circus skills in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Prior circus experience is not required.


After-School classes for ages 6 - 14 begin March 25 and will run for eight weeks this spring, culminating in a “Share Week” May 20 - 23. (No classes the week of April 8 due to school vacation).


Stage One classes for ages 6 - 8 include Complete Actor I, Circus I, Movement for Actors, Theater is Make Believe and Musical Mentoring (up to age 12). All Stage One classes run 4:50 to 5:50pm


Stage Two classes for ages 9 - 11 include Complete Actor II, Circus II, Broadway Bound, Myths and Legends, Hip Hop Dance (open to ages 9 - 14), and Musical Mentoring (up to age 12). All Stage Two classes run 4:50 to 5:50pm


Stage Three classes for ages 12 - 14  include Advanced Scene Study, Intro to Shakespeare (both run 4:30 to 6:00pm) and Hip Hop Dance (for ages 9 - 14, 4:50 to 5:50pm)


Students may complement their class experience with Oddbridge, an extended day program. Oddbridge provides snacks and supervised arts activities, games and social time before classes begin. Oddbridge extends throughout the school year, providing special programs and field trips on early dismissal days or days when regular Oddfellows’ classes are not in session. Oddbridge also provides transport from school to the Playhouse for all Middletown Public Schools students.


Saturday Classes with Meg Berritta begin on March 23 and serve ages 15 months through twelve. Classes include Acrobabies (ages 15 months - 3 years with caregiver; 9:15 - 9:55 am); Circrobatics (ages 3 - 5, 10 - 10:45 am); Faerie Tale Theater (ages 3 - 6, 10:55 - 11:40 am); Circrobalance (ages 5 - 7, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm); Juggle, Spin, & Flow (7 - 12, 12:30 - 1:30 pm). Weekly classes continue through a Share Day on May 25 (10 weeks total).


Tuition for most classes is $160 for the session, and each class culminates in a “Share” for parents and friends at the final class. Financial Aid is available for all programs. It is Oddfellows policy not to turn anyone away for lack of funds. Oddfellows Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown.


For more info, and to register, go to www.oddfellows.org, email info@oddfellows.org, or call (860) 347-6143. Oddfellows Playhouse is a non-profit youth theater, founded in 1975, with a commitment to artistic excellence, inclusivity and social justice. Everyone is welcome here.



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Spring classes start March 23 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown!

An 8 week Spring session of classes in theater, circus and dance starts March 23 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Classes are available for ages 15 months to age 20 and registration is now...
Saturday
Apr 20
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9:15 am
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6:00 pm
Oddfellows Playhouse
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Middletown
Oddfellows Playhouse
Online Event
Middletown
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Learn to combine color and drawing when drawing the figure in pastels. Start with a color shape-focused method of drawing the figure that evolves into a full-color rendering. Pastels provide a direct hands-on way of painting the figure with a drawing medium. The class will cover how to think of the figure as shapes of color and how to apply pastels. Discover how to layer pastels to create convincing color mixes that evoke the beauty and complexity of the live model. 

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The Figure In Pastel

Learn to combine color and drawing when drawing the figure in pastels. Start with a color shape-focused method of drawing the figure that evolves into a full-color rendering. Pastels provide a...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
9:30 am
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12:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

_Invitation to apply! Applications due March 17, 2024_


Artists’ Studio Archives Workshop 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 

Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University 

10am-4pm 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the workshop. 


Open call for CT artists! Hosted by Yale University’s Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, the Artists’ Studio Archives Workshop is an opportunity for artists to learn about and share best practices for maintaining a studio archive. These best practices can help make artwork more accessible and increase productivity in the studio.  

This free workshop includes: 

  • Hands-on activities that cover artwork inventories and how to gain control over the documents necessary for running an active art studio.  
  • A panel discussion with archivist, Janine St. Germaine, & multidisciplinary artist, Julia Rooney (Yale School of Art, ‘18), whose work has included managing artist archives. 
  • An exploration of a curated display of artists’ archives from Yale’s special collections.  

Participants will also be given a comprehensive Artists’ Studio Archives workbook and a list of resources. Some asynchronous work will be required pre-workshop. No prior experience with archiving required.    


The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 (10am-4pm) at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library (180 York St., New Haven, CT).  


This workshop is open to visual artists currently residing in the state of Connecticut, including Yale School of Art students and alumni. Applications are due on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Selected participants will be notified at the end of March. 


Apply here: https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV\_eFkFVp5XE27yeHk 


Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to reviewing your application!  

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Artists’ Studio Archives Workshop – Saturday, April 20, 2024

*Invitation to apply! Applications due March 17, 2024* Artists’ Studio Archives Workshop Saturday, April 20, 2024 Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University 10am-4pm Lunch and refreshments...
Saturday
Apr 20
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10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
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New Haven
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Approach new subjects and media with curiosity and excitement as students learn who they are as creators. Focus on basic principles of drawing and painting with an emphasis on exploration of materials and techniques

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Multimedia Exploration

Approach new subjects and media with curiosity and excitement as students learn who they are as creators. Focus on basic principles of drawing and painting with an emphasis on exploration of...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
11:00 am
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12:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Opening reception at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Miller Hall.

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4/20/2024
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Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated...
Saturday
Apr 20
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12:00 pm
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4:00 pm
Miller Hall
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New Haven
Miller Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky. Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness of “the sky” at Spectrum Gallery’s newest exhibit. For many cultures, the sky offers important meaning through telling time, showing changes in seasons, and offering clues to predict and navigate the weather. It has spawned myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs.

At Spectrum, experience this wonder for yourself. Open Reception Friday, March 22 (6:30-9pm) wine and refreshments; Open House Weekend, Saturday, March 23 (1-6pm) and Sunday, March 24 (1-5pm). Artisans Store offers pottery, glass, fiber, home décor, jewelry, and accessories. Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. Hours: Wed-Sat (12-6pm) and Sun (12-5pm). Call (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org. Shop online at SpectrumAnytime.com with shipping available throughout the US. Follow on facebook.com/spectrumartgallery, instagram.com/spectrumartgallery, and twitter.com/spectrum_ct

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Reaching for the Sky Exhibit

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky . Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
12:00 pm
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6:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Essex
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Essex
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have

no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate

knowledge of the famed location as photographer Joy Bush. Since 1987, Bush has

been photographing this folk art treasure, the result of which can be seen in

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND, on exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with

an Opening Reception Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. It will be on

exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with an Opening Reception

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Free and open to the public. City Gallery

is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Friday -

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment. For further information please

contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

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RUINS OF A HOLY LAND: A Photography Exhibit by Joy Bush

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate knowledge of the famed location as...
Saturday
Apr 20
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12:00 pm
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4:00 pm
City Gallery
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New Haven
City Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

For students who enjoy drawing and want to explore, learn and practice a variety of drawing exercises and techniques in a supportive environment. Increase skills and confidence; develop your unique style. Work with drawing pencils, charcoal, pastels and pens. Demos and exercises include mark-making, line, form, shading, texture and 3D effects. Subjects include animals, objects, Springtime inspirations, portraits and students’ interests. We work from observation, references and imagination.

For returning students, class includes both new projects and review.

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4/20/2024
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Saturday Sketching

For students who enjoy drawing and want to explore, learn and practice a variety of drawing exercises and techniques in a supportive environment. Increase skills and confidence; develop your unique...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
12:30 pm
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2:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Ever wanted to learn how to create animation like The Amazing World of Gumball (2011), Steven Universe (2013), or even Owl House (2020)? This class will teach you the skills required to begin the journey of animation discovery. Begin with exercises that introduces you to the program and key animation concepts. Then, for the second half, students will create their own original animated shorts using the skills they have been building up from pervious classes.

This class is great for those that have some prior experience animating but it is also accessible to those that may be just beginning their animating journey. iPads will be provided or you may bring your own! 

Welcome to all ages and skill levels!

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The Amazing Universe of Animation

Ever wanted to learn how to create animation like The Amazing World of Gumball (2011), Steven Universe (2013), or even Owl House (2020)? This class will teach you the skills required to begin the...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
12:30 pm
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3:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

For students who enjoy drawing and want to explore, learn and practice a variety of drawing exercises and techniques in a supportive environment. Increase skills and confidence; develop your unique style. Work with drawing pencils, charcoal, pastels and pens. Demos and exercises include mark-making, line, form, shading, texture and 3D effects. Subjects include animals, objects, Springtime inspirations, portraits and students’ interests. We work from observation, references and imagination.

For returning students, class includes both new projects and review.

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Saturday Sketching

For students who enjoy drawing and want to explore, learn and practice a variety of drawing exercises and techniques in a supportive environment. Increase skills and confidence; develop your unique...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
12:30 pm
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2:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20
Ongoing, adult, Modern Dance technique Classes (intermediate level) taught by Annie Sailer emphasizing pelvis-spine initiated, free-flow, whole body movement including a floor and standing warm up followed by spatial phrases across the floor and sometimes an improvisation. All students receive individual attention. The atmosphere is friendly and professional. Adults of all ages are welcome. Verification of Covid vaccination required. Class time: 1 pm - 2:30 pm.
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Modern Dance Classes / Annie Sailer

Ongoing, adult, Modern Dance technique Classes (intermediate level) taught by Annie Sailer emphasizing pelvis-spine initiated, free-flow, whole body movement including a floor and standing warm up...
Saturday
Apr 20
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1:00 pm
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Your Community Yoga Center
in
Hamden
Your Community Yoga Center
Online Event
Hamden
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Celebrate the return of nature and the beauty of the planet while considering the color and light illuminating our surroundings in the spring. This basic class will meet indoor and focus on painting natural forms set in interior environments, often of the student's own design. Students will explore techniques for mixing and applying paint as well as composition and ideas about space while viewing other artists' works. Please bring a medium-size flat bristle oil/acrylic paint brush to the first class and a tube of black and white acrylic or oil paint. A more complete materials list is detailed below and the instructor will go over it at the first class.

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Spring Painting

Celebrate the return of nature and the beauty of the planet while considering the color and light illuminating our surroundings in the spring. This basic class will meet indoor and focus on...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
1:00 pm
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3:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Learn to use a camera with confidence. We will cover the fundamentals of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which are key to capturing pleasing images. Topics covered will include when to use full manual setting and when to take advantage of aperture and shutter priority or auto ISO settings, practical skills of digital image processing in Adobe Lightroom Classic, black and white film development and an introduction to darkroom silver printing. Students will use the hybrid film/digital method of DSLR scanning of black and white and color negatives, turning these into fine printable images. Please make sure to have read your digital camera manual. See below for information on camera and film needed for class. CAW has a small number of loaner film cameras. Feel free to contact the instructor if you are seeking advice on cameras for the class. 3-hours of studio and darkroom scheduled time included.

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Foundations of Photography: Digital and Film

Learn to use a camera with confidence. We will cover the fundamentals of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which are key to capturing pleasing images. Topics covered will include when to use full...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
1:00 pm
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4:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20
An introductory tour of the Beinecke Library, its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services, led by a library staff or student guide. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Reservations are not required. Note: see the library’s website (beinecke.library.yale.edu) for current public health protocols and other important visitor information.A reminder the Beinecke Library’s ground floor and mezzanine public exhibition areas are always free and open to the public, seven days a week. See the library’s website for more information on hours and exhibitions and to explore the library online.
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4/20/2024
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Saturday Introductory Tour of Beinecke Library

An introductory tour of the Beinecke Library, its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services, led by a library staff or student guide. Tours last approximately 45 minutes....
Saturday
Apr 20
@
1:30 pm
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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
in
New Haven
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20


ELM CITY DANCE COLLECTIVE

elmcitydance.org

Contact: Kellie Ann Lynch

elmcitydance@gmail.com

401-741-8140


WHAT: ECDC's National Water Dance

WHEN: Saturday, April 20 | 2:30pm Park clean up | Performance @ 4pm EST (Live stream beginning at 3:30pm EST)

WHERE: Long Wharf Park on Long Wharf Drive New Haven. Free & Open to the Public


Elm City Dance Collective presents

National Water Dance @ Long Wharf Park



Elm City Dance Collective has gathered local artists and community members from the New Haven area to engage in an activism-through-dance project called the National Water Dance. NWD is a collective of dance artists, educators and movers, nationwide organized to raise awareness about critical water issues facing all of us. NWD believes dance belongs in the center of the cultural and political fabric of the country and that Climate Change and Water should be a priority within the nation’s political agenda. The project is about human rights, social justice, sustainability, political power, economics and Art. National Water Dance participants will gather in locations across the country as a national movement choir on April 20, 2024 @ 4pm to create simultaneous performances. The performances are free and open to the public nationwide.


Our location, Long Wharf Park, across from the food trucks showcasing cuisine from around the world on Long Wharf Drive, alongside I-95, brings attention to the industrial shoreline, Long Island Sound, and the pier where the historic “Amistad” schooner is seasonally docked. The site, a nature preserve and Urban Oasis, original home of the Paugussett, Quinnipiac, and Wappinger peoples, will be the land for ECDC’s NWD community to honor and center water awareness through art. 


Join us on April 20th at 2:30pm for a park clean up organized by ECDC followed by a live performance at 4pm EST. Can’t make the event in person? The live stream will begin at 3:30 EST with interviews and information about many of the participating organizations as well as environmental issues and a peek into participants’ creative processes. To view the live stream go to: https://www.nwdprojects.org/national-water-dance/.


Elm City Dance Collective (ECDC) is a New Haven based organization that provides a platform for an experiential and collaborative approach to dance creation, education and performance. ECDC is committed to contributing to the presence of dance as an accessible public art. ECDC's National Water Dance is supported in part by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.  


Photo by Chris Randall





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ECDC presents National Water Dance

ELM CITY DANCE COLLECTIVE elmcitydance.org Contact: Kellie Ann Lynch elmcitydance@gmail.com 401-741-8140 WHAT: ECDC's National Water Dance WHEN: Saturday, April 20 | 2:30pm Park clean up |...
Saturday
Apr 20
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2:30 pm
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4:30 pm
Long Wharf Park
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New Haven
Long Wharf Park
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New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20
An introductory tour of the Beinecke Library, its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services, led by a library staff or student guide. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Reservations are not required. Note: see the library’s website (beinecke.library.yale.edu) for current public health protocols and other important visitor information.A reminder the Beinecke Library’s ground floor and mezzanine public exhibition areas are always free and open to the public, seven days a week. See the library’s website for more information on hours and exhibitions and to explore the library online.
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4/20/2024
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Saturday Introductory Tour of Beinecke Library

An introductory tour of the Beinecke Library, its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services, led by a library staff or student guide. Tours last approximately 45 minutes....
Saturday
Apr 20
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3:00 pm
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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
in
New Haven
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

The New Haven Composers Spotlight, a collaboration between emergent composers, and 15 local musicians, will debut on April 20, 2024. Supported by both the Mellon Foundation and Arts Council of Greater New Haven via the Artist Corps grant, the Composers Spotlight aims to highlight unique and emerging composers in New Haven and to pair these composers with a large ensemble of musicians from across the institutions and musical communities of the city. In order to reserve seats for the event, all guests are encouraged to fill out this registration form.

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New Haven Composers Spotlight

The New Haven Composers Spotlight, a collaboration between emergent composers, and 15 local musicians, will debut on April 20, 2024. Supported by both the Mellon Foundation and Arts Council of...
Saturday
Apr 20
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5:00 pm
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7:00 pm
NXTHVN
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New Haven
NXTHVN
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New Haven
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Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Ball & Socket Arts is excited to pilot a brand new series: PARTY IN THE PEWS featuring unlikely combinations and fresh musical adventures.


On Saturday, April 20th from 7-9 pm, Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights will have the joint jumping with their signature Americana.


Grab your tickets for just $10 general admission and $5 for students/seniors



After 40 years of playing together, Washboard Slim and the Bluelights has evolved into one of the country's most versatile and original of jug bands.


Incorporating pure Americana instruments like tub bass, washboard, jug, banjo, harmonica, and fiddle, adding drums and powerful vocal harmonies, this band rocks sold-out concerts, dance halls and family shows. Playing their own compositions as well as original arrangements of traditional gospel and blues tunes, their music is by turns playful and haunted. It's no wonder legendary blues/folk artist, Eric Von Schmidt described Washboard Slim and the Bluelights as traditional music on overdrive.


BAND MEMBERS


Peter (Washboard Slim) Menta - Drums, Harmonica, Kazoo, Washboard, Vocals. A thirty year veteran, performing jug band and blues music, Washboard Slim was featured at the Philadelphia Folk Festival with the Barrelhouse Boys. In addition, he has appeared on stage with Willie Dixon, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Geoff Muldaur, Eric Von Schmidt, Fritz Richmond and Dave Van Ronk.


Brooks Barnett - Accordion, Banjo, Drums, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Vocals. Our ace utility player originally from West Virginia, Brooks combines a love of old time mountain music and classic rock and roll that complements the bands sound. With over twenty years of professional playing experience, Brooks is an excellent vocalist and arranges harmonies for the group.


Howard Horn - Banjo, Jug, Washtub Bass, Vocals. Howie and Slim were both members of the Ten Years Late Jug Band and Nevard and the Barrelhouse Boys, touring the northeast for over ten years. Featured performances included the Louisville Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Cambridge River Festival, and the New Haven Jazz Festival. A stunning virtuoso on jug and bass, Howie is also known for his amusing stage patter.


Mat Kastner - Banjo, Guitar, National Steel Guitar. A veteran Connecticut folk and rock musician, Mat achieved national recognition as lead guitarist with Mercury recording artist, Randy Burns.


John Pendergast - Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals.. John has played with a number of well known swing bands all over the United States and has toured nationally with the Juggernaut Jug Band.


Mark Crofutt - Banjolele, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Ukelele, Vocals. Mark began his musical career some 50 years ago straddling "both sides of the fence", playing acoustic/folk/blues/jug band, and electric rock 'n roll. Joining the Bluelights as "utility man," Mark is on the bill as the "seventh Bluelight" for most shows.


And Lauren Agnelli.


Lauren Agnelli is a prolific songwriter, singer, guitarist, ukelele and kazoo player, She started out as rock writer (for the Village Voice & Creem, mainly) in the 70s and then switched into primarily making music onstage and in the studio. She joined the ranks of the "new wavers" from the CBGBs/Max's scene in the '70's -- with a band called Nervus Rex, who recorded an album in 1979 with Commander Mike Chapman. After an 18-month sojourn in England, she co-founded and played in the Washington Squares in the '80's. The Squares toured everywhere, recorded two albums, and were Grammy-nominated in 1987. In 1990, she met Canadian musician Dave Rave DesRoches, and continued to write and make music with this prolific songwriter and rocker in the 90s, They recorded 3 albums together.

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4/20/2024
Single event
Music

Party in the Pews: Washboard Slim and the Bluelights on April 20th from 7 to 9 pm

Ball & Socket Arts is excited to pilot a brand new series: PARTY IN THE PEWS featuring unlikely combinations and fresh musical adventures. On Saturday, April 20th from 7-9 pm, Washboard Slim...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
7:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
in
Cheshire
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Online Event
Cheshire
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Soul Transformative experience with sound, vibration and singing along with the ceremonial cacao cbd inspired concoction to deepen the connection that unites spirit, body and soul in one immersive experience.

"We believe that the power of love is the most powerful force in the universe. It is the energy that drives our very existence, and the single most important experience we can have - the only experience that is capable of involving us deeply and completely on all levels"


Ticket Includes: Ceremonial Organic Cacao Infused-Drink from Colombia & Cacao Truffle Bites


~Calling In Love 


Click Here for Pre-Sale Tickets!

Arts Council
Member
4/20/2024
Single event
Spirituality

Pre-Ceremonial Cacao Concert - 4.20

Soul Transformative experience with sound, vibration and singing along with the ceremonial cacao cbd inspired concoction to deepen the connection that unites spirit, body and soul in one immersive...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
7:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
The Table & Gallery
in
New Haven
The Table & Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Luke is a Grammy award winning bluegrass fiddler. He played for 15 years with Lyle Lovett. He is also a great singer and guitarist, and will be performing solo. Enjoy a delicious dinner before the show at Cafe Amici.

Arts Council
Member
4/20/2024
Single event
Music

Luke Bulla: Bluegrass fiddle and vocals

Luke is a Grammy award winning bluegrass fiddler. He played for 15 years with Lyle Lovett. He is also a great singer and guitarist, and will be performing solo. Enjoy a delicious dinner before the...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
7:30 pm
-
10:00 pm
Cafe Amici
in
Hamden
Cafe Amici
Online Event
Hamden
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Don't miss this chance to sip, shake, and savor the flavors of spring! Reserve your spot today as seats are limited.

Private event date? NO PROBLEM contact us at MadelinesEmpanadas.com

Join Chef Haze and gather over Empanadas & COCKTAIL CLASSES.

Chill vibes, music and local art

Create & enjoy Winter Cocktails

Tickets are $45 and include:

Two Empanadas &

Supply for Two cocktail creation

Step by step instruction & a ridiculously good time.

Arts Council
Member
4/20/2024
Repeating event
Food & Drink

Spring FLing Mixology

Don't miss this chance to sip, shake, and savor the flavors of spring! Reserve your spot today as seats are limited. Private event date? NO PROBLEM contact us at MadelinesEmpanadas.com Join Chef...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
7:30 pm
-
8:30 pm
Madelines
in
New Haven
Madelines
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

GET FULLY IMMERSED!

Vibrational beats, sounds, lights and love.

Somatic Healing begins with the body, feel the drums, instruments, and music vibrate into the atmosphere and into your core for the ultimate healing.

Brought to you by Calling In Love 

Click Here for Pre-Sale Tickets!

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4/20/2024
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Music

Jungle Party 4.20

GET FULLY IMMERSED! Vibrational beats, sounds, lights and love. Somatic Healing begins with the body, feel the drums, instruments, and music vibrate into the atmosphere and into your core for the...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
9:00 pm
-
12:00 am
The Table & Gallery
in
New Haven
The Table & Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Sat
Apr
20
Sat
Apr
20

Three Sheets Presents:

Art In The Back...Music In The Front April Edition

"Hi To Low" Graffiti Edition.

What better way to spend the evening of 4/20 9pm 

Local graffiti artist will adorn our walls and the air will be filled with the music of:

West Rockers

https://www.facebook.com/westrockerz


Mass Hysteria

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Pablo X Inc


As Always all events are FREE!

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4/20/2024
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Arts

Art In The Back...Music In The Front "Hi To Low" Graffiti Edition

Three Sheets Presents: Art In The Back...Music In The Front April Edition "Hi To Low" Graffiti Edition. What better way to spend the evening of 4/20 9pm Local graffiti artist will adorn our walls...
Saturday
Apr 20
@
9:00 pm
-
12:00 pm
Three Sheets
in
New Haven
Three Sheets
Online Event
New Haven
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024.

Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage, wall‐hung relief art, fabric art and a limited number of sculptures. This is a unique opportunity for large, oversized artwork.  Art can be contemporary, abstract, or realistic.  This exhibition is in cooperation with the Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop. The show is non-juried for entries but judged for awards by Greg Shea. Complete electronic entry form by midnight Monday, May 13th.

For more information and the exhibition Prospectus, go to: https://www.hamdenartleague.org/exhibitions.html


Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

​CALL FOR ARTISTS HAMDEN ART LEAGUE

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024. Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage,...
Sunday
Apr 21
@
12:00 am
-
11:45 pm
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
in
Hamden
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
Online Event
Hamden
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. 

Sherie's exhibit will run from March 23rd to May 5th, the event is free and will be held in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery located in the beautiful Mercy by the Sea on Long Island Sound

Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. Sherie's exhibit...
Sunday
Apr 21
@
8:30 am
-
4:30 pm
Mercy Center
in
Madison
Mercy Center
Online Event
Madison
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Opening reception at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Miller Hall.

Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated...
Sunday
Apr 21
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Miller Hall
in
New Haven
Miller Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky. Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness of “the sky” at Spectrum Gallery’s newest exhibit. For many cultures, the sky offers important meaning through telling time, showing changes in seasons, and offering clues to predict and navigate the weather. It has spawned myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs.

At Spectrum, experience this wonder for yourself. Open Reception Friday, March 22 (6:30-9pm) wine and refreshments; Open House Weekend, Saturday, March 23 (1-6pm) and Sunday, March 24 (1-5pm). Artisans Store offers pottery, glass, fiber, home décor, jewelry, and accessories. Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. Hours: Wed-Sat (12-6pm) and Sun (12-5pm). Call (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org. Shop online at SpectrumAnytime.com with shipping available throughout the US. Follow on facebook.com/spectrumartgallery, instagram.com/spectrumartgallery, and twitter.com/spectrum_ct

Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Reaching for the Sky Exhibit

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky . Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness...
Sunday
Apr 21
@
12:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Essex
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Essex
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have

no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate

knowledge of the famed location as photographer Joy Bush. Since 1987, Bush has

been photographing this folk art treasure, the result of which can be seen in

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND, on exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with

an Opening Reception Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. It will be on

exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with an Opening Reception

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Free and open to the public. City Gallery

is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Friday -

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment. For further information please

contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND: A Photography Exhibit by Joy Bush

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate knowledge of the famed location as...
Sunday
Apr 21
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
City Gallery
in
New Haven
City Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Take a journey into this 3-hour drawing course focused on exploring and bringing to life character designs! Instructor breaks down the fundamentals of character anatomy and emotional expression. The course includes basics on drawing clothing, armor, hair, and fur as well. Participants will become aware and knowledgeable about these important visual assets for their own character design. There will be opportunities to give feedback to participants if they wish to share their designs during the class.  No experience is necessary. Instructor supplies materials.

Rebekah Church is a local Connecticut artist that focuses on both illustration and sequential art. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. She has self-published a comic book titled Prodelle. The comic tells the story of a young Prodellian named Macurey and her adventures on the fictional planet called Prodelle. The story blends fantasy, science fiction, and animal characters into a single book theme. Rebekah co-directed and participated herself in the CCSU Spring Art Show of April 2022, where college art students gathered to sell and feature their creative pieces. She was also co-curator of an art show titled “eMOTION” at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art located in New Haven, CT. The exhibition featured illustration, animation, and sequential art. Rebekah lives in New Britain with her cat, Quill, who is one lucky cat, as she’s the mascot for Rebekah’s art business called “Reebs Illustrations”.

Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Single event
Arts

Character Anatomy and Design

Take a journey into this 3-hour drawing course focused on exploring and bringing to life character designs! Instructor breaks down the fundamentals of character anatomy and emotional expression....
Sunday
Apr 21
@
1:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Centerbrook
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Centerbrook
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Join ECOCA in celebrating Earth Day

Special Guest New Haven Poet Laureate Sharmont "Influence" Little

and Art Making

Free and Open to All Ages

Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Single event
Arts

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION @ ECOCA

Join ECOCA in celebrating Earth Day Special Guest New Haven Poet Laureate Sharmont "Influence" Little and Art Making Free and Open to All Ages
Sunday
Apr 21
@
1:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
Ely Center of Contemporary Art
in
New Haven
Ely Center of Contemporary Art
Online Event
New Haven
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Three Sheets is hosting our 5th tag sale featuring local artists selling their art at slashed prices! Artist will be making room for new art while giving you discounted prices on their creations!

We will have vendors inside and around Three Sheets. 

Sunday, April 21st 3-6pm

Vendor List

Steph Gerard

https://www.instagram.com/eerily_stabby?igsh=MTZkc2NoMTVjMDFuYQ==

Demon_daisy

linktr.ee/demondaisy?utm_source=linktree_admin_share

Nicole Mackin

@createtospeak

Milo Jacobs

@milojakes

Paul Noel 

@Leonbubnoel

Rebecca Kaplan-Stone 

https://www.instagram.com/rksprints/

JaxtheCatalyst

 https://jaxthecatalyst.com/ 

Sarah Elliott

https://www.instagram.com/froid54/

alec black

@aleceblack

JiJi Wong

@divinezine.co

Elijah Fialco

@xenesthesia 

Tessa Schober

tess.schober_

edwin gendron

@edwingendron

Amanda Harkness 

@ScorpioStones

Jodi Longo

@jbsmoof_tattoos

Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Single event
Arts

Art Tag Sale At Three Sheets

Three Sheets is hosting our 5th tag sale featuring local artists selling their art at slashed prices! Artist will be making room for new art while giving you discounted prices on their creations!...
Sunday
Apr 21
@
3:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Three Sheets
in
New Haven
Three Sheets
Online Event
New Haven
Sun
Apr
21
Sun
Apr
21

Writer Paul Beatty will visit Hopkins on Sunday, April 21. Beatty will read his own work before taking audience questions. The event will be in Calarco Library on the Hopkins campus (986 Forest Road) and run from 7:00-8:00 pm. It is free and open to the public.


Beatty is author of the novels The Sellout, Slumberland, Tuff, and White Boy Shuffle; two volumes of poetry, Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce; and editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. He lives in New York City, where he teaches at Columbia University. He is currently working on two new books: a novel and an anthology of nonblack writers writing on Blackness titled Negro Sunshine


With his most recent novel, The Sellout, Beatty became the first American author to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. A New York Times bestseller, The Sellout is a story about a modern-day slave owner in Los Angeles. Beatty is frank about the book’s uncomfortable topic—indeed, the discomfort is part of the point. “I wanted to see if I could make myself flinch. It’s about embracing the profoundly profane, the absurd. Because the stuff that’s most inappropriate is oftentimes the most necessary and the most beautiful.”


Students in a number of Hopkins English classes are working with Beatty’s prose and poetry this spring. 


You can reach out to English Department Chair Joe Addison (jaddison@hopkins.edu) if you would like to join the Sunday event or have any questions. 



Arts Council
Member
4/21/2024
Single event
Arts

Paul Beatty reading

Writer Paul Beatty will visit Hopkins on Sunday, April 21. Beatty will read his own work before taking audience questions. The event will be in Calarco Library on the Hopkins campus (986 Forest...
Sunday
Apr 21
@
7:00 pm
-
8:00 pm
Hopkins School
in
New Haven
Hopkins School
Online Event
New Haven
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024.

Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage, wall‐hung relief art, fabric art and a limited number of sculptures. This is a unique opportunity for large, oversized artwork.  Art can be contemporary, abstract, or realistic.  This exhibition is in cooperation with the Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop. The show is non-juried for entries but judged for awards by Greg Shea. Complete electronic entry form by midnight Monday, May 13th.

For more information and the exhibition Prospectus, go to: https://www.hamdenartleague.org/exhibitions.html


Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

​CALL FOR ARTISTS HAMDEN ART LEAGUE

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024. Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage,...
Monday
Apr 22
@
12:00 am
-
11:45 pm
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
in
Hamden
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
Online Event
Hamden
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. 

Sherie's exhibit will run from March 23rd to May 5th, the event is free and will be held in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery located in the beautiful Mercy by the Sea on Long Island Sound

Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. Sherie's exhibit...
Monday
Apr 22
@
8:30 am
-
4:30 pm
Mercy Center
in
Madison
Mercy Center
Online Event
Madison
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22

New and experienced students will focus on making pottery on the wheel.

Start by using methods of wedging, centering, hand and finger positioning for raising a vessel, and positioning one’s body for dealing with a mass of clay on the wheel. Demonstrations will cover the importance of trimming techniques and various forming processes.

Wear clothes that can get dirty.

Pottery tool kits are available for sale in the studio for $27. Cash or check only.

Firing fees are $2.75/pound. Cash or check only.

Includes one 3-hour weekly practice session during monitored practice hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Techniques for Wheel Throwing

New and experienced students will focus on making pottery on the wheel. Start by using methods of wedging, centering, hand and finger positioning for raising a vessel, and positioning one’s body...
Monday
Apr 22
@
9:30 am
-
12:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Opening reception at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Miller Hall.

Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated...
Monday
Apr 22
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Miller Hall
in
New Haven
Miller Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have

no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate

knowledge of the famed location as photographer Joy Bush. Since 1987, Bush has

been photographing this folk art treasure, the result of which can be seen in

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND, on exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with

an Opening Reception Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. It will be on

exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with an Opening Reception

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Free and open to the public. City Gallery

is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Friday -

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment. For further information please

contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND: A Photography Exhibit by Joy Bush

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate knowledge of the famed location as...
Monday
Apr 22
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
City Gallery
in
New Haven
City Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22
The Word continues to offer weekly writing liberation poetry workshops for youth! Please join us, whether you are getting started on your poetry and/or spoken word journey or you have been at it for a while.
Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Repeating event
Arts

The Word's Weekly Workshops

The Word continues to offer weekly writing liberation poetry workshops for youth! Please join us, whether you are getting started on your poetry and/or spoken word journey or you have been at it...
Monday
Apr 22
@
4:30 pm
-
Stetson Library
in
New Haven
Stetson Library
Online Event
New Haven
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22

Students will learn how to coordinate their hands and eyes to draw realistically from the world around them. Using charcoal, graphite, and pastel, students will begin to master proportions and compositions in realism drawing.

Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Drawing from Sight

Students will learn how to coordinate their hands and eyes to draw realistically from the world around them. Using charcoal, graphite, and pastel, students will begin to master proportions and...
Monday
Apr 22
@
4:30 pm
-
5:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22

Explore communication through the fine art of photography.

Learn about black-and-white film photography, including camera operation, composition, and creative controls. Students will learn how to develop film and print their photographs using the darkroom, and will have the opportunity to develop their technical skills through demonstrations, assignments, critiques, and supervised and independent lab work.

Students will have a chance to work on their projects and final portfolios outside of class time during monitored practice sessions.

Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Introduction to Black and White Film and Darkroom Photography

Explore communication through the fine art of photography. Learn about black-and-white film photography, including camera operation, composition, and creative controls. Students will learn how to...
Monday
Apr 22
@
6:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Mon
Apr
22
Mon
Apr
22

Discover this centuries old printmaking process that employs natural materials and non-toxic pigments and offers the potential to make innovative and beautiful prints. Rice paste and ink are mixed on the block to achieve flowing color and students will learn the technique of creating the tonal gradations and color blends associated with traditional and contemporary Japanese woodblock prints.

Work from color sketches to determine the placement of colors and transfer the drawings to both sides of easily carved Shina plywood planks. Techniques of learning how to use chisels, gouges and knives to carve blocks, and the Kento registration system for easy paper registration will be included.

Explore how to prepare paper for printing, mix colors, and discover the magic of working with hanga bake brushes (thick and rectangular) traditionally used for Mokuhanga.

Printmakers with previous Mokuhanga experience, are welcome to focus on expanding and improving their technique. They can create new designs and new blocks or rework and modify earlier designs and carved blocks.

Arts Council
Member
4/22/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Mokuhanga/Japanese Woodcut

Discover this centuries old printmaking process that employs natural materials and non-toxic pigments and offers the potential to make innovative and beautiful prints. Rice paste and ink are mixed...
Monday
Apr 22
@
6:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024.

Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage, wall‐hung relief art, fabric art and a limited number of sculptures. This is a unique opportunity for large, oversized artwork.  Art can be contemporary, abstract, or realistic.  This exhibition is in cooperation with the Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop. The show is non-juried for entries but judged for awards by Greg Shea. Complete electronic entry form by midnight Monday, May 13th.

For more information and the exhibition Prospectus, go to: https://www.hamdenartleague.org/exhibitions.html


Arts Council
Member
4/23/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

​CALL FOR ARTISTS HAMDEN ART LEAGUE

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024. Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage,...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
12:00 am
-
11:45 pm
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
in
Hamden
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
Online Event
Hamden
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. 

Sherie's exhibit will run from March 23rd to May 5th, the event is free and will be held in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery located in the beautiful Mercy by the Sea on Long Island Sound

Arts Council
Member
4/23/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. Sherie's exhibit...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
8:30 am
-
4:30 pm
Mercy Center
in
Madison
Mercy Center
Online Event
Madison
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23

Develop your pottery skills as you focus on wheel-throwing techniques in stoneware and porcelain.

Lessons will cover both functional and decorative pottery with emphasis on classical forms as we know them. Students will be shown how to apply glazes and/or oxide washes to achieve desired results, such as combining glaze colors and the application of wood ash to create unexpected effects on their work. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

Pottery tool kits are available for sale in the studio for $27 and firing fees are $2.75/pound. Cash or check only.

Includes one 3-hour weekly practice session during monitored practice hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arts Council
Member
4/23/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Intermediate and Advanced Pottery

Develop your pottery skills as you focus on wheel-throwing techniques in stoneware and porcelain. Lessons will cover both functional and decorative pottery with emphasis on classical forms as we...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
9:30 am
-
12:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23

Learn basic metalsmithing for making jewelry, developing new skills, or strengthen existing ones. Weekly demonstrations introduce tools and techniques required for working with nonferrous sheet metal and wire. Demonstrations may include sawing, filing, cold-connecting, soldering, surface embellishment, forging, shaping, fold forming, finishing, and patina coloring.

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4/23/2024
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Metalsmithing Jewelry A

Learn basic metalsmithing for making jewelry, developing new skills, or strengthen existing ones. Weekly demonstrations introduce tools and techniques required for working with nonferrous sheet...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
11:00 am
-
2:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Opening reception at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Miller Hall.

Arts Council
Member
4/23/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Miller Hall
in
New Haven
Miller Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have

no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate

knowledge of the famed location as photographer Joy Bush. Since 1987, Bush has

been photographing this folk art treasure, the result of which can be seen in

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND, on exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with

an Opening Reception Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. It will be on

exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with an Opening Reception

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Free and open to the public. City Gallery

is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Friday -

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment. For further information please

contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

Arts Council
Member
4/23/2024
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Arts

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND: A Photography Exhibit by Joy Bush

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate knowledge of the famed location as...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
City Gallery
in
New Haven
City Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23
This class begins with collaging a premade birdhouse using papers and other creative objects, feathers, tiny nests, small keys, etc to enhance the piece.We will then move using our collaging skills and techniques to a 3D sculptural art assemblage made by assembling diverse materials and found objects.  Look for vintage game pieces, old, used locks, keys, old glass eyeglass lenses.  Be spontaneous and have fun! From this “scavenger hunt” process a creative theme will pop out for your piece. Supply list available upon registration.Regina Thomas’ collage and mixed media art is a mélange of visual stimuli, colors, and shapes involving different genres from the representational to the abstract.  These multi-layered works portray her view of the world, never realistic, injecting her own narratives, metaphors, and icons.  Regina works instinctually, and her desire is to stimulate and intrigue the viewer, make a connection, bringing their own experiences to the work.Regina has lived and traveled throughout Asia and Europe.  While in London, she attended Richmond University concentrating on the Art Disciplines as well as Studio classes.  Upon her return to the states she continued refining her art through classes and workshops at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), The New Art Center in Newton – MA, South Shore Art Center – MA, West Hartford Art League, Creative Arts Workshop/New Haven, CT, Yale University and The British Art Museum.Regina has been included in many juried exhibitions in New England. Thomas shows in private galleries and has private collectors across the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. Her most recent shows have been at The John Slade Ely House in New Haven, and The Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook where she also holds classes in collage and mixed media art.
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On Zoom - Collage a Birdhouse and 3D Assemblages

This class begins with collaging a premade birdhouse using papers and other creative objects, feathers, tiny nests, small keys, etc to enhance the piece. We will then move using our collaging...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
12:30 pm
-
2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Essex
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Essex
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23
Showcasing exhibiting artists, not only the art but the visual story behind the artist and their artwork. Here at The Table & Gallery, we value the experience that evolves into a story of inspiration.
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Art Exhibition

Showcasing exhibiting artists, not only the art but the visual story behind the artist and their artwork. Here at The Table & Gallery, we value the experience that evolves into a story of...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
3:00 pm
-
The Table & Gallery
in
New Haven
The Table & Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23
Ongoing, adult, Modern Dance Technique Classes (intermediate level) taught by Annie Sailer emphasizing pelvis-spine initiated, free-flow, whole body movement including floor and standing warm up followed by spatial phrases across the floor and sometimes an improvisation. All students receive individual attention. The atmosphere is friendly and professional. Adults of all ages are welcome. Verification of Covid vaccination required.
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4/23/2024
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Modern Dance Classes / Annie Sailer

Ongoing, adult, Modern Dance Technique Classes (intermediate level) taught by Annie Sailer emphasizing pelvis-spine initiated, free-flow, whole body movement including floor and standing warm up...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
5:30 pm
-
Your Community Yoga Center
in
Hamden
Your Community Yoga Center
Online Event
Hamden
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23

Join Ana in making a set of hand-built ceramic mugs! This class is for the beginner potter or those with some previous knowledge. We will learn how to roll out a slab of clay, compress, and cut pieces of clay using templates.


What to Expect:

Even using templates, there will be plenty of room for origination and creative risk-taking with exciting possibilities! We will also learn how to apply glaze over-top our leather hard clay bodies and the many different ways one can approach glazing: sgraffito, all-over patterning, ombre etc. Bring a friend along and enjoy the process together. This class is about getting our hands dirty, having fun through the process and making something beautiful.


Over the course of two consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, you'll embark on an immersive journey into the art of ceramic hand building. Each session will begin with a brief introduction to the techniques and concepts you'll be exploring that day, ensuring you're well-prepared to dive into the creative process. You'll start by rolling out slabs of clay, a foundational skill that forms the basis of your mug-making endeavor. With expert guidance, you'll learn how to manipulate the clay, cut precise pieces using templates, and assemble them into mug shapes of your own design. Throughout the workshop, you'll receive personalized instruction and feedback to help you refine your techniques and bring your creative vision to life. Expect a supportive and collaborative atmosphere where you'll have the opportunity to share ideas, troubleshoot challenges, and celebrate each other's progress. By the end of the workshop, you'll not only have crafted your own set of unique ceramic mugs but also gained confidence in your ability to express yourself through the medium of clay.

Skills You'll Acquire:

  • Precisely cut and seamlessly join clay pieces to construct mug forms.
  • Proficiently roll out clay slabs and shape them into mugs using slab-building techniques.
  • Explore various glazing techniques to add unique finishes and textures.
  • Learn proper clay handling and care techniques.
  • Cultivate creative problem-solving and adaptability through experimentation.

What's Provided:

All materials and tools necessary for the workshop will be provided, including clay, glazes, templates, and access to studio equipment.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is perfect for beginner potters or individuals with some previous knowledge who are eager to explore the world of ceramic hand building. Whether you're completely new to clay or looking to expand your skills, this class offers a supportive and welcoming environment for all levels.

Prerequisites/Safety Information:

No prior experience is required to participate in this workshop. However, participants should come prepared to get their hands dirty and embrace the creative process. Closed-toe shoes are recommended, and wearing clothes that can get messy is advised.


Please note: This workshop runs over 2 consecutive Tuesdays, April 23rd & April 30th.

Standard Public Ticket: $85.00

Partnership Members (Creative Arts Workshop, other maker space): $77.00

MakeHaven Members: $73.00


You must click below and REGISTER to attend at:


https://connect.makehaven.org/civicrm/event/info?id=81&reset=1


Scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the information under Register (gray box) and hit submit. You will receive an acknowledgement by email. Questions? Email info@makehaven.org


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4/23/2024
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Cup-tivating Creations: Ceramic Handbuilding Workshop

Join Ana in making a set of hand-built ceramic mugs! This class is for the beginner potter or those with some previous knowledge. We will learn how to roll out a slab of clay, compress, and cut...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
6:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
MakeHaven
in
New Haven
MakeHaven
Online Event
New Haven
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23
A weekly poetry open mic, hosted by Brian Ember. All are welcome to read and listen.
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4/23/2024
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Open Mic Surgery

A weekly poetry open mic, hosted by Brian Ember. All are welcome to read and listen.
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
6:30 pm
-
Volume Two: a Never Ending Books Collective
in
New Haven
Volume Two: a Never Ending Books Collective
Online Event
New Haven
Tue
Apr
23
Tue
Apr
23

Have you experienced collapsed walls, volcanos, clay that is wonky and bumping around under your fingers. Does your pot get stuck to the wheel, or worse, fly off the wheel?

Not to worry – you just need some instructions on centering, pulling, and trimming your clay. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced ceramicist, you can always learn something new about the beginning, middle, and end of creating a piece of pottery.

Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes.

Pottery tool kits are available for sale in the studio for $27. Cash or check only.

Firing fees are $2.75/pound. Cash or check only.

Includes one 3-hour weekly practice session during monitored practice hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arts Council
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4/23/2024
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Centering with Clay: Focusing on Pottery

Have you experienced collapsed walls, volcanos, clay that is wonky and bumping around under your fingers. Does your pot get stuck to the wheel, or worse, fly off the wheel? Not to worry – you just...
Tuesday
Apr 23
@
6:30 pm
-
9:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024.

Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage, wall‐hung relief art, fabric art and a limited number of sculptures. This is a unique opportunity for large, oversized artwork.  Art can be contemporary, abstract, or realistic.  This exhibition is in cooperation with the Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop. The show is non-juried for entries but judged for awards by Greg Shea. Complete electronic entry form by midnight Monday, May 13th.

For more information and the exhibition Prospectus, go to: https://www.hamdenartleague.org/exhibitions.html


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4/24/2024
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Arts

​CALL FOR ARTISTS HAMDEN ART LEAGUE

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024. Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage,...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
12:00 am
-
11:45 pm
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
in
Hamden
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
Online Event
Hamden
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. 

Sherie's exhibit will run from March 23rd to May 5th, the event is free and will be held in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery located in the beautiful Mercy by the Sea on Long Island Sound

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4/24/2024
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Open the Door to Your Own Mystery

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. Sherie's exhibit...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
8:30 am
-
4:30 pm
Mercy Center
in
Madison
Mercy Center
Online Event
Madison
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

You decide: Explore multiple printmaking techniques and processes or deepen your practice in one area. Use etching, drypoint, woodcut, linocut, monotype, transfer prints, paper lithography, polymer plate lithography, collagraph, silk aquatint, transfer prints, or Chine-collé. Learn new techniques or connect printmaking to other artistic media. Includes one 3-hour practice session per week during monitored practice hours. 

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4/24/2024
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Intermediate and Advanced Printmaking

You decide: Explore multiple printmaking techniques and processes or deepen your practice in one area. Use etching, drypoint, woodcut, linocut, monotype, transfer prints, paper lithography, polymer...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
10:30 am
-
3:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Opening reception at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Miller Hall.

Arts Council
Member
4/24/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Miller Hall
in
New Haven
Miller Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have

no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate

knowledge of the famed location as photographer Joy Bush. Since 1987, Bush has

been photographing this folk art treasure, the result of which can be seen in

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND, on exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with

an Opening Reception Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. It will be on

exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with an Opening Reception

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Free and open to the public. City Gallery

is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Friday -

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment. For further information please

contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

Arts Council
Member
4/24/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND: A Photography Exhibit by Joy Bush

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate knowledge of the famed location as...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
City Gallery
in
New Haven
City Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky. Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness of “the sky” at Spectrum Gallery’s newest exhibit. For many cultures, the sky offers important meaning through telling time, showing changes in seasons, and offering clues to predict and navigate the weather. It has spawned myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs.

At Spectrum, experience this wonder for yourself. Open Reception Friday, March 22 (6:30-9pm) wine and refreshments; Open House Weekend, Saturday, March 23 (1-6pm) and Sunday, March 24 (1-5pm). Artisans Store offers pottery, glass, fiber, home décor, jewelry, and accessories. Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. Hours: Wed-Sat (12-6pm) and Sun (12-5pm). Call (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org. Shop online at SpectrumAnytime.com with shipping available throughout the US. Follow on facebook.com/spectrumartgallery, instagram.com/spectrumartgallery, and twitter.com/spectrum_ct

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4/24/2024
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Reaching for the Sky Exhibit

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky . Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
12:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Essex
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Essex
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Are you visualizing developing an idea for a business or project? Want to brainstorm with other people who are on the same path? Come meet similarly minded creators in the community for brainstorming and networking - and a delicious lunch!

Join us for a unique gathering of minds and spirits at our upcoming Maker's Networking Lunch! This monthly event is perfect for makers and aspiring makers who are in the initial stages of turning their creative visions into reality. This group focuses on those early, formative moments of product and business development, offering a nurturing environment for ideas to bloom and ventures to find their footing. For those with an established physical product, we suggest the ”Maker-to-Market" meetups.

What to Expect:

- Share and Receive Feedback: Present your business idea or creative project to a group of like-minded individuals. Get honest, constructive feedback that could be the catalyst for your next big leap.

- Discover Resources and Coaching: Learn about invaluable resources, coaching opportunities, and practical steps to propel your venture forward. Whether it's a tool, a technique, or a contact, you'll find something to aid your journey.

- Motivation and Support: Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of encouragement and motivation. Our community thrives on cheerleading for each other, providing the push you need to overcome hurdles.

-Networking Opportunities: Connect with other members of the local maker and entrepreneurial community. Forge partnerships, find collaborators, or simply make new friends who share your passion and vision.

Communal Lunch Experience: 

True to the spirit of collaboration and creativity, we ask each attendee to bring an ingredient or dish to share. Together, we'll craft a communal lunch that symbolizes our collective support and creativity. It's a chance to blend our diverse contributions into a shared meal, mirroring the very essence of our community building and collaborative efforts.

What to bring: 

Bring an ingredient or dish to share as we collaborate in a creating a communal lunch experience that mirrors our collective creativity and support network. Let's blend our contributions into a shared meal while exploring the realms of making, dreaming, and community building together. See you at our next meetup ready to share in food and inspiration as we embark on this journey of creativity and collaboration. 

Whether you're looking to network, seek inspiration, or share in the joy of making, our Maker's Networking Lunch is the place to be. Join us for the entire event or drop in when you can – every contribution, presence, and shared meal enriches our collective experience.

You must click below and REGISTER to attend at:


https://connect.makehaven.org/civicrm/event/info?id=90&reset=1


Scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the information under Register (gray box) and hit submit. You will receive an acknowledgement by email. Questions? Email info@makehaven.org

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Makers and Dreamers Meetup Lunch

Are you visualizing developing an idea for a business or project? Want to brainstorm with other people who are on the same path? Come meet similarly minded creators in the community for...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
12:00 pm
-
2:00 pm
MakeHaven
in
New Haven
MakeHaven
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24
LUNCHTIME CHAMBER MUSICSchool of Music students perform a midday chamber music concert.Full programs can be viewed about 24 hours in advance at issuu.com/yalemusic. Free admission, no registration requiredConcertgoers must observe Yale University's COVID-19 protocols. Please visit music.yale.edu/policies throughout the season for updates.LIVESTREAMIndividuals who cannot attend this event in person are invited to watch the performance online at music.yale.edu/live (no purchase or registration required).
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4/24/2024
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Lunchtime Chamber Music

LUNCHTIME CHAMBER MUSIC School of Music students perform a midday chamber music concert. Full programs can be viewed about 24 hours in advance at issuu.com/yalemusic. Free admission, no...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
12:30 pm
-
Morse Recital Hall
in
New Haven
Morse Recital Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Join Sadako Ohki, the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art and curator of the exhibition Year of the Dragon, for a close examination of Pair of Screens with Dragons and Waves, attributed to the Japanese artist Kaihō Yūshō (1533–1615), and Civilization Landscape No. 073 by the Chinese artist Qin Feng (b. 1961). Though the two works were made centuries apart, they share a common medium: ink on washi paper. In the West, the dragon has historically been characterized as an evil creature, breathing fire while flying through the air, and thus has been considered something to be conquered. By contrast, in the East the dragon has long been seen as a powerful being that pours out blessings from the celestial realm in the form of rainwater over swirling wind. This object-based discussion explores how artists engage with the dragon’s celebrated role as the god of water as well as how this theme takes on a sorrowful quality with regard to today’s environmental crisis. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund. 

 

Gather by the Public Programs sign in the Gallery lobby. 

 

Space is limited. 

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4/24/2024
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Dragon, God of Water: Screens in Ink on Washi Paper

Join Sadako Ohki, the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art and curator of the exhibition Year of the Dragon, for a close examination of Pair of Screens with Dragons and Waves,...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
12:30 pm
-
1:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery
in
New Haven
Yale University Art Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24
This class begins with collaging a premade birdhouse using papers and other creative objects, feathers, tiny nests, small keys, etc to enhance the piece.We will then move using our collaging skills and techniques to a 3D sculptural art assemblage made by assembling diverse materials and found objects.  Look for vintage game pieces, old, used locks, keys, old glass eyeglass lenses.  Be spontaneous and have fun! From this “scavenger hunt” process a creative theme will pop out for your piece.Regina Thomas’ collage and mixed media art is a mélange of visual stimuli, colors, and shapes involving different genres from the representational to the abstract.  These multi-layered works portray her view of the world, never realistic, injecting her own narratives, metaphors, and icons.  Regina works instinctually, and her desire is to stimulate and intrigue the viewer, make a connection, bringing their own experiences to the work.Regina has lived and traveled throughout Asia and Europe.  While in London, she attended Richmond University concentrating on the Art Disciplines as well as Studio classes.  Upon her return to the states she continued refining her art through classes and workshops at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), The New Art Center in Newton – MA, South Shore Art Center – MA, West Hartford Art League, Creative Arts Workshop/New Haven, CT, Yale University and The British Art Museum.Regina has been included in many juried exhibitions in New England. Thomas shows in private galleries and has private collectors across the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. Her most recent shows have been at The John Slade Ely House in New Haven, and The Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook where she also holds classes in collage and mixed media art. 
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4/24/2024
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In Gallery - Collage a Birdhouse and 3D Assemblages

This class begins with collaging a premade birdhouse using papers and other creative objects, feathers, tiny nests, small keys, etc to enhance the piece. We will then move using our collaging...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
12:30 pm
-
2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Essex
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Essex
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Learn the basics of preparing and operating a loom. Participants will weave a sampler piece combining a wide range of useful weaves. Beginning students will complete one or two simple projects of their choice by the end of this term. Intermediate and advanced students will weave projects with more complex structures using multi-harness looms. Beginning students have a materials fee of $18 payable to the instructor.

Includes one 3-hour weekly practice session during monitored practice hours.

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4/24/2024
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Floor Loom Weaving

Learn the basics of preparing and operating a loom. Participants will weave a sampler piece combining a wide range of useful weaves. Beginning students will complete one or two simple projects of...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
6:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

Breaking New Ground Family Constellations- According to Bert Hellinger who developed the model of Family Constellations there is a natural order to love 1) Parents give and children receive. 2) All members of a family have a right to belong, 3) There is a natural hierarchy according to time and who came first., 4) the newest family system takes precedence over the old. Family of creation trumps Family of Origin 5) And the past must be acknowledged and laid to rest. If your family system has violated any of these laws which most have, you have energy leaks in your system and may have difficulty building and growing from where you stand. But Family Constellations can help you to acknowledge and accept the stories from the past and to let go, release and allow a new story to unfold- the story you want to co-create, thus we are breaking new ground.

$50 please prepay using Venmo libby-salonmetta or

https://salonmettact.com/event/breaking-new-ground-family-constellations/

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Breaking New Ground: Family Constellations

Breaking New Ground Family Constellations- According to Bert Hellinger who developed the model of Family Constellations there is a natural order to love 1) Parents give and children receive. 2) All...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
6:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
Salon Metta
in
Hamden
Salon Metta
Online Event
Hamden
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24

THE ACTORS LAB (acting class for adults) starts one week from tonight!

We meet Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at New Haven Academy of Performing Arts in East Haven for twelve weeks of exploratory acting training (and personal growth),

Contact New Haven Academy of Performing Arts to register. Call 475-238-8119 or email billy@nhaopa.com

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4/24/2024
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"ACTORS LAB" adult acting class at New Haven Academy of Performing Arts starts 4/10/24

THE ACTORS LAB (acting class for adults) starts one week from tonight! We meet Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at New Haven Academy of Performing Arts in East Haven for twelve weeks of exploratory acting...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
7:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
New Haven Academy of Performing Arts
in
East Haven
New Haven Academy of Performing Arts
Online Event
East Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24
YSM ENSEMBLESA performance by the School’s student cellists, directed by Ole Akahoshi.
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Yale Cellos

YSM ENSEMBLES A performance by the School’s student cellists, directed by Ole Akahoshi.
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
7:30 pm
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Morse Recital Hall
in
New Haven
Morse Recital Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Wed
Apr
24
Wed
Apr
24
The Kevin Saint James Band is a collective of professional New Haven area Jazz musicians brought together in collaboration with veteran saloon-singer Kevin Saint James. The band revisits, re-interprets and recreates true-to-form selections of classic jazz favorites and popular standards in a variety of artistic styles with a rare balance of musically "scientific" re-invention and profound reverence for historic significance and tradition. The band has a genuinely unique capacity for working spontaneous experimentation into their respectful reinterpretations of familiar popular standards that transport more mature audiences back in time to the sounds of days long ago, while recreating, re-introducing and perhaps even endearing these precious melodies to younger listeners at the same time.
Arts Council
Member
4/24/2024
Repeating event
Music

The Kevin Saint James Band @ The Owl Shop

The Kevin Saint James Band is a collective of professional New Haven area Jazz musicians brought together in collaboration with veteran saloon-singer Kevin Saint James. The band revisits,...
Wednesday
Apr 24
@
9:00 pm
-
The Owl Shop
in
New Haven
The Owl Shop
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024.

Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage, wall‐hung relief art, fabric art and a limited number of sculptures. This is a unique opportunity for large, oversized artwork.  Art can be contemporary, abstract, or realistic.  This exhibition is in cooperation with the Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop. The show is non-juried for entries but judged for awards by Greg Shea. Complete electronic entry form by midnight Monday, May 13th.

For more information and the exhibition Prospectus, go to: https://www.hamdenartleague.org/exhibitions.html


Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

​CALL FOR ARTISTS HAMDEN ART LEAGUE

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024. Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage,...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
12:00 am
-
11:45 pm
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
in
Hamden
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
Online Event
Hamden
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. 

Sherie's exhibit will run from March 23rd to May 5th, the event is free and will be held in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery located in the beautiful Mercy by the Sea on Long Island Sound

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. Sherie's exhibit...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
8:30 am
-
4:30 pm
Mercy Center
in
Madison
Mercy Center
Online Event
Madison
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Join us to draw or paint from a nude model. The 3-hour session includes mixed-length poses. These are monitored “open drawing” sessions; there is no instruction.

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Working From A live Model

Join us to draw or paint from a nude model. The 3-hour session includes mixed-length poses. These are monitored “open drawing” sessions; there is no instruction.
Thursday
Apr 25
@
9:30 am
-
12:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Explore the modern and popular craft of memoir writing. Every person has a story to tell. No matter your age, education, family, or location, your life is filled with tales big and small. Students will learn how to shape their memories into cohesive and compelling narratives. Class sessions will explore various aspects of writing including character development, setting a scene with vivid descriptions, authentic dialogue and emotion, building your story arc, and compelling opening sentences. Students will have a weekly short writing assignment to share. Teacher and classmates will offer feedback on written work. Bring a laptop, iPad, or pen and paper to class; a portion of each class will be spent writing. 

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Memoir Writing

Explore the modern and popular craft of memoir writing. Every person has a story to tell. No matter your age, education, family, or location, your life is filled with tales big and small. Students...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
10:00 am
-
12:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Opening reception at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Miller Hall.

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Miller Hall
in
New Haven
Miller Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky. Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness of “the sky” at Spectrum Gallery’s newest exhibit. For many cultures, the sky offers important meaning through telling time, showing changes in seasons, and offering clues to predict and navigate the weather. It has spawned myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs.

At Spectrum, experience this wonder for yourself. Open Reception Friday, March 22 (6:30-9pm) wine and refreshments; Open House Weekend, Saturday, March 23 (1-6pm) and Sunday, March 24 (1-5pm). Artisans Store offers pottery, glass, fiber, home décor, jewelry, and accessories. Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. Hours: Wed-Sat (12-6pm) and Sun (12-5pm). Call (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org. Shop online at SpectrumAnytime.com with shipping available throughout the US. Follow on facebook.com/spectrumartgallery, instagram.com/spectrumartgallery, and twitter.com/spectrum_ct

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Reaching for the Sky Exhibit

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky . Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
12:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Essex
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Essex
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have

no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate

knowledge of the famed location as photographer Joy Bush. Since 1987, Bush has

been photographing this folk art treasure, the result of which can be seen in

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND, on exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with

an Opening Reception Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. It will be on

exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with an Opening Reception

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Free and open to the public. City Gallery

is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Friday -

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment. For further information please

contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND: A Photography Exhibit by Joy Bush

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate knowledge of the famed location as...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
City Gallery
in
New Haven
City Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Teens, college students, and adults are invited to join our exploration of all things stoneware. Using both hand-building techniques and the potter's wheel, participants learn the foundational skills needed to create basic ceramic cups, bowls, and floral containers. As students refine these skills, they will work on more complex projects. This will enable them to combine techniques, push their creativity, and practice creative problem-solving. Glazing, slips, and other surface treatments will be explored. There will be instructor demonstrations and individual consultations. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Pottery tool kits are available for sale in the studio for $26. Cash or check only. Firing fees are $2.75/pound. Cash or check only. Includes one 3-hour weekly practice session during monitored practice hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
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Arts

Afternoon Clay

Teens, college students, and adults are invited to join our exploration of all things stoneware. Using both hand-building techniques and the potter's wheel, participants learn the foundational...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
3:30 pm
-
6:00 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Do you know how to protect your intellectual property as an artist? Have you ever needed clarification about commission agreements or how to read a contract? Should you copyright or trademark your art (and do you know the difference between the two)? 

You’re not alone! 

Attorney Bernard Kennedy will answer all these questions (and more) at our next Zoom presentation. 

As an artist, protecting yourself and your creative work is imperative.


Lecturer Attorney Bernard Kennedy is a Roger Williams University School of Law graduate. 


Attorney Kennedy discovered he wanted to become a lawyer while managing a local music group in his early twenties. He remembers researching topics like how to copyright a song, standard terms for record label contracts, and registering and securing copyrights and trademarks. 


In 2023, Bernard became a solo practitioner and opened The Law Office of Bernard T. Kennedy III. Today, serving the creative community is at the forefront of Attorney Kennedy’s practice, providing an inclusive, personalized approach — whether working with a cooperative, individual, non-profit organization, or small business.


This event aptly aligns with our organization’s motto: Art reflects the values and needs of the community it serves. Madison Art Society aims to promote, sponsor, and encourage excellence in the arts in our community, schools, and among its 250 members. This year, the Madison Art Society offered a scholarship to a Daniel Hand High School student pursuing postsecondary education in visual arts.


Please join us and support your local artists and community! 

RSVP Marianne@RTDTECH.com by noon on Mon., April 22, 2024.

This lecture is open to the public. Those who RSVP will receive the Zoom link the day before the lecture (4.24.2024) via e-mail from Marianne@RTDTECH.com.


For more information, please contact:

Alex Wetmore |  Madison Art Society, VP | 646.242.6068 | alex@alexwetmore.com

Arts Council
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4/25/2024
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Arts

Legal Framework for Creatives Presented by Bernard Kennedy on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 4-5:30 PM

Do you know how to protect your intellectual property as an artist? Have you ever needed clarification about commission agreements or how to read a contract? Should you copyright or trademark your...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
4:00 pm
-
5:30 pm
in
Online Event
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25
The Word continues to offer weekly writing liberation poetry workshops for youth! Please join us, whether you are getting started on your poetry and/or spoken word journey or you have been at it for a while.
Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Writing Liberation Workshops

The Word continues to offer weekly writing liberation poetry workshops for youth! Please join us, whether you are getting started on your poetry and/or spoken word journey or you have been at it...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
4:30 pm
-
Neighborhood Music School
in
New Haven
Neighborhood Music School
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Start with three colors for a monochromatic version and then expand your palette for a full color portrait. Students are welcome to use oil or acrylic paints.  Individual attention will be given to each student and there will be examples of other artist’s work to support the ideas.

School Policies

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Painting the Portrait Monochromatically Into Color

Start with three colors for a monochromatic version and then expand your palette for a full color portrait. Students are welcome to use oil or acrylic paints. Individual attention will be given to...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
6:30 pm
-
8:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Learn basic metalsmithing for making jewelry, developing new skills, or strengthen existing ones. Weekly demonstrations introduce tools and techniques required for working with nonferrous sheet metal and wire. Demonstrations may include sawing, filing, cold-connecting, soldering, surface embellishment, forging, shaping, fold forming, finishing, and patina coloring.

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Metalsmithing Jewelry B

Learn basic metalsmithing for making jewelry, developing new skills, or strengthen existing ones. Weekly demonstrations introduce tools and techniques required for working with nonferrous sheet...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
6:30 pm
-
9:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Thu
Apr
25
Thu
Apr
25

Don't miss this chance to sip, shake, and savor the flavors of spring! Reserve your spot today as seats are limited.

Private event date? NO PROBLEM contact us at MadelinesEmpanadas.com

Join Chef Haze and gather over Empanadas & COCKTAIL CLASSES.

Chill vibes, music and local art

Create & enjoy Winter Cocktails

Tickets are $45 and include:

Two Empanadas &

Supply for Two cocktail creation

Step by step instruction & a ridiculously good time.

Arts Council
Member
4/25/2024
Repeating event
Food & Drink

Spring FLing Mixology

Don't miss this chance to sip, shake, and savor the flavors of spring! Reserve your spot today as seats are limited. Private event date? NO PROBLEM contact us at MadelinesEmpanadas.com Join Chef...
Thursday
Apr 25
@
7:30 pm
-
8:30 pm
Madelines
in
New Haven
Madelines
Online Event
New Haven
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024.

Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage, wall‐hung relief art, fabric art and a limited number of sculptures. This is a unique opportunity for large, oversized artwork.  Art can be contemporary, abstract, or realistic.  This exhibition is in cooperation with the Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop. The show is non-juried for entries but judged for awards by Greg Shea. Complete electronic entry form by midnight Monday, May 13th.

For more information and the exhibition Prospectus, go to: https://www.hamdenartleague.org/exhibitions.html


Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

​CALL FOR ARTISTS HAMDEN ART LEAGUE

Hamden Art League’s Exhibition at the Historical Whitney Barn May 30-June 2, 2024. Any artist may enter work in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, ink, mixed media, collage,...
Friday
Apr 26
@
12:00 am
-
11:45 pm
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
in
Hamden
Eli Whitney Museum's Barn
Online Event
Hamden
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. 

Sherie's exhibit will run from March 23rd to May 5th, the event is free and will be held in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery located in the beautiful Mercy by the Sea on Long Island Sound

Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery

Open the Door to Your Own Mystery, Celebrate the Divine Feminine Spirit through the Creation of Intuitive Mixed Media Collages, by Sherie Roberts, local artist from Southbury, CT. Sherie's exhibit...
Friday
Apr 26
@
8:30 am
-
4:30 pm
Mercy Center
in
Madison
Mercy Center
Online Event
Madison
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Have you experienced collapsed walls, volcanos, clay that is wonky and bumping around under your fingers. Does your pot get stuck to the wheel, or worse, fly off the wheel?

Not to worry – you just need some instructions on centering, pulling, and trimming your clay. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced ceramicist, you can always learn something new about the beginning, middle, and end of creating a piece of pottery.

Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes.

Pottery tool kits are available for sale in the studio for $27. Cash or check only.

Firing fees are $2.75/pound. Cash or check only.

Includes one 3-hour weekly practice session during monitored practice hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Centering with Clay:Focusing on Pottery

Have you experienced collapsed walls, volcanos, clay that is wonky and bumping around under your fingers. Does your pot get stuck to the wheel, or worse, fly off the wheel? Not to worry – you just...
Friday
Apr 26
@
9:30 am
-
12:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Opening reception at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Miller Hall.

Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated...
Friday
Apr 26
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Miller Hall
in
New Haven
Miller Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky. Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness of “the sky” at Spectrum Gallery’s newest exhibit. For many cultures, the sky offers important meaning through telling time, showing changes in seasons, and offering clues to predict and navigate the weather. It has spawned myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs.

At Spectrum, experience this wonder for yourself. Open Reception Friday, March 22 (6:30-9pm) wine and refreshments; Open House Weekend, Saturday, March 23 (1-6pm) and Sunday, March 24 (1-5pm). Artisans Store offers pottery, glass, fiber, home décor, jewelry, and accessories. Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. Hours: Wed-Sat (12-6pm) and Sun (12-5pm). Call (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org. Shop online at SpectrumAnytime.com with shipping available throughout the US. Follow on facebook.com/spectrumartgallery, instagram.com/spectrumartgallery, and twitter.com/spectrum_ct

Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

Reaching for the Sky Exhibit

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Reaching for the Sky . Explore original and exciting artwork by established and emerging artists who explore the wonder and vastness...
Friday
Apr 26
@
12:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Essex
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Essex
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have

no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate

knowledge of the famed location as photographer Joy Bush. Since 1987, Bush has

been photographing this folk art treasure, the result of which can be seen in

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND, on exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with

an Opening Reception Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. It will be on

exhibit at City Gallery from April 5 - April 28, with an Opening Reception

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Free and open to the public. City Gallery

is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Friday -

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment. For further information please

contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

RUINS OF A HOLY LAND: A Photography Exhibit by Joy Bush

Connecticut natives, fans of roadside attractions, and followers of Atlas Obscura have no doubt heard of Waterbury’s Holy Land USA. But not many have as intimate knowledge of the famed location as...
Friday
Apr 26
@
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
City Gallery
in
New Haven
City Gallery
Online Event
New Haven
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

This class provides step-by-step instruction for those seeking the fundamentals of watercolor painting.  Class includes demos and structured exercises.  Participants learn color mixing, dark and light and basic color theory principles. Different brush stroke techniques are addressed for specific effects i.e. wet on wet & dry stubble applications. Participants paint from still life setups and/or photo references from home.  Everyone is encouraged to work on an ongoing painting at home to help solidify techniques learned in class.  This piece may be brought into class on the last day for an open critique session. Material list sent upon registration.

Chris Kunze graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting/Illustration. He has had a long & successful career in Advertising and Promotion. His illustrations and designs have been used in books, magazines, newspapers, product packaging and logo design.

Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Experience Watercolor- Beginner and Beyond

This class provides step-by-step instruction for those seeking the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Class includes demos and structured exercises. Participants learn color mixing, dark and...
Friday
Apr 26
@
1:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Centerbrook
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Centerbrook
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26
This class provides step-by-step instruction for those seeking the fundamentals of watercolor painting.  Class includes demos and structured exercises.  Participants learn color mixing, dark and light and basic color theory principles. Different brush stroke techniques are addressed for specific effects i.e. wet on wet & dry stubble applications. Participants paint from still life setups and/or photo references from home.  Everyone is encouraged to work on an ongoing painting at home to help solidify techniques learned in class.  This piece may be brought into class on the last day for an open critique session. Material list sent upon registration.Chris Kunze graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting/Illustration. He has had a long & successful career in Advertising and Promotion. His illustrations and designs have been used in books, magazines, newspapers, product packaging and logo design.Chris’ fine art has always remained important throughout his career as a commercial artist. He has had many solo and group shows in New York City, Westchester County and lower Connecticut, showcasing his oil paintings, watercolors and illustrations. Chris was part of an ongoing show at the Arthur Kalaher Fine Art in Sag Harbor, NY from 2011-2019.  In 2018 he had a solo show of his watercolors at Teatown Lake Reservation.In 2019 Chris began his participation in Arthouse.NYC’s “Healthcare Heroes Show”. He has memorialized several healthcare workers who lost their lives during the height of the Covid pandemic. These oil portraits were given to their families and were on view at the Big Plaza Screen in New York City.Teaching is a passion that has come to the forefront in the past 15 years for Chris. He has been teaching a plethora of subjects among them drawing, oil painting, watercolors, and more at local Westchester art schools.  He is currently teaching at Scarsdale Adult School.Chris grew up in Europe and Westchester County.  He currently resides in Salem, Connecticut.
Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Single event
Arts

Experience Watercolor - Beginner and Beyond

This class provides step-by-step instruction for those seeking the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Class includes demos and structured exercises. Participants learn color mixing, dark and...
Friday
Apr 26
@
1:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery
in
Essex
Spectrum Art Gallery
Online Event
Essex
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Students will familiarize themselves with human body proportions and shapes and begin understanding how different body parts relate to each other. Using a manikin and each other as models, students will practice drawing the human form in different poses and movements. Students will learn how artists use different styles to represent humans such as formal portraits, comics, animation, cartoons, graphic novels, and then students will try it themselves! 

Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Repeating event
Arts

Drawing Humans

Students will familiarize themselves with human body proportions and shapes and begin understanding how different body parts relate to each other. Using a manikin and each other as models, students...
Friday
Apr 26
@
5:00 pm
-
6:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
in
New Haven
Creative Arts Workshop
Online Event
New Haven
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Join Yale Consort for a service of Choral Evensong, focused on music, readings, and quiet contemplation. Through hymns, psalms, canticles, and reflections, the centuries-old tradition of Choral Evensong invites us to come together in stillness and prayer.

Yale Consort events: https://ism.yale.edu/choirs/yale-consort

Arts Council
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4/26/2024
Single event
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Choral Evensong With Yale Consort

Join Yale Consort for a service of Choral Evensong, focused on music, readings, and quiet contemplation. Through hymns, psalms, canticles, and reflections, the centuries-old tradition of Choral...
Friday
Apr 26
@
5:15 pm
-
6:15 pm
Christ Church
in
New Haven
Christ Church
Online Event
New Haven
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Gather in community with fellow artists for a co-working session at MakeHaven, hosted by Fair-Side. All visual artists are welcome to bring anything that they're currently working on, and meet other artists.

 

We invite artists to gather at MakeHaven! Enjoy some snacks and drinks and be in community with other artists/work on artwork/have some drinks and snacks. 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME! Non-MakeHaven members are welcome -- tours will be available. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Fair-Side is rooted in the idea that artists hold collective power together. Fair-Side acts as artist residency to pay artists to have their own time back. Through co-working, shared crit sessions, and networking, artists can hold collective power and learn from one another. For more about fair side click the link below

You must click below and REGISTER to attend at:


https://connect.makehaven.org/civicrm/event/info?id=105&reset=1


Scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the information under Register (gray box) and hit submit. You will receive an acknowledgement by email. Questions? Email info@makehaven.org

Arts Council
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4/26/2024
Single event
Arts

Artisis Co-Working Session, hosted by Fair-Side

Gather in community with fellow artists for a co-working session at MakeHaven, hosted by Fair-Side. All visual artists are welcome to bring anything that they're currently working on, and meet...
Friday
Apr 26
@
6:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
MakeHaven
in
New Haven
MakeHaven
Online Event
New Haven
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

The VAL RAMOS FLAMENCO ENSEMBLE returns to Quinnipiac University for a special concert performance featuring VAL RAMOS and SHAWN MONTANEZ (Flamenco guitarists); JUAN PEDRO JIMENEZ (Flamenco singer); REBECA TOMAS (Flamenco dancer): TERE LUNA (Flamenco rumba singer); ASHLEY JONES (Violinist); CARLOS HERNANDEZ CHAVEZ (Bassist); and NESTOR PRIETO (Percussionist). This is a free concert. Sponsored by the University's Intellectual and Cultural Events Fund. For information and reservations go to: www.Valramosflamenco.com/events/. Photo credit: PhotographybyAntonio.com.

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Member
4/26/2024
Single event
Music

Flamenco Passion: Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble in Concert!

The VAL RAMOS FLAMENCO ENSEMBLE returns to Quinnipiac University for a special concert performance featuring VAL RAMOS and SHAWN MONTANEZ (Flamenco guitarists); JUAN PEDRO JIMENEZ (Flamenco...
Friday
Apr 26
@
7:00 pm
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8:15 pm
Quinnipiac University
in
Hamden
Quinnipiac University
Online Event
Hamden
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Farewood and Passing Strange share the evening at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Fri., April. 26. The show starts 7 PM and the cover is $10.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Farewood is the project of husband and wife songwriters Lou Lorenzo and Leah Booker. The two are joined by guitarist Eric Ieraci. Farewood has been cultivating their style of ethereal rock for almost two decades. In 2016, they won "Best Indie Rock" at the CT Music Awards. To date they have released 5 full length recordings and 2 EPs. Their most recent recording was 2018's 'Under Burning Sun" which earned favorable reviews. In 2019, Fervor Records released a compilation of some early Farewood recordings entitled 'Stories''. Two tracks off the compilation have been featured in television and feature film, including "Playin' The Scenes" which appeared in the 2023 Hulu series 'Cruel Summer' and "The People" which appeared in the 2020 film 'Paint.'

Passing Strange is a piano-rock band featuring Kate Mirabella on piano/vocals and Anthony Paolucci on drums. The musical stylings of this unique duo are laced in jazz, bedazzled in blues, and brewed in a vat of indie rock. In 2019, Passing Strange signed with NeuroTronix Records and has since released two albums: "The Water and the Woods" (2020), and their most recent, "Afterthought" (2020), along with various singles. Both albums can be found on most streaming platforms.

Arts Council
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4/26/2024
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Farewood/Passing Strange - Ethereal Rock/Piano Rock Duo

Farewood and Passing Strange share the evening at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Fri., April. 26. The show starts 7 PM and the cover is $10. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Farewood is the project...
Friday
Apr 26
@
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center
in
Hamden
Best Video Film & Cultural Center
Online Event
Hamden
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

YALE PHILHARMONIA The Yale Philharmonia, led by Principal Conductor Peter Oundjian, closes its season with a performance of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with mezzo-soprano Kara Morgan '24MMA, and Richard Strauss’ monumental tone poem An Alpine Symphony. Tickets start at $13, Yale faculty/staff start at $9, students free_ $3 surcharge at the door (Seating is General Admission by section.) Save up to 15% on single-ticket prices when you purchase a sampler package. _Ticket is required for entry. Orchestra section only. Limit 2 student tickets per login/ID. Yale students may reserve online using a valid Yale netID and password. Students of other institutions must call or visit the box office and show student ID. Concertgoers must observe Yale University's COVID-19 protocols. Please visit music.yale.edu/policies throughout the season for updates.

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4/26/2024
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Peter Oundjian, principal conductor

YALE PHILHARMONIA The Yale Philharmonia, led by Principal Conductor Peter Oundjian, closes its season with a performance of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with...
Friday
Apr 26
@
7:30 pm
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3:39 pm
Woolsey Hall
in
New Haven
Woolsey Hall
Online Event
New Haven
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents "The Executioner's Wife," a new musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg. Set in the Middle Ages, this naughty, bawdy, laugh out loud musical comedy follows a Queen with a secret, an executioner with a yellow streak, and his wife who will do anything to get ahead. Described as Mel Brooks meets Monty Python meets I Love Lucy. Recommended for adult audiences (13 and over). Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm. Sundays at 2pm. Cabaret seating. Audiences are invited to bring their own food and drink to enjoy during the show. Free parking in all train depot lots at show time. Tickets available online only. www.pantochino.com


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4/26/2024
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Arts

The Executioner's Wife, A New Musical

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents "The Executioner's Wife," a new musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg. Set in the Middle Ages, this naughty, bawdy, laugh out loud musical...
Friday
Apr 26
@
7:30 pm
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9:00 pm
Milford Arts Council, The MAC
in
Milford
Milford Arts Council, The MAC
Online Event
Milford
Fri
Apr
26
Fri
Apr
26

Heads will roll…with laughter! Set in medieval times, “The Executioner’s Wife” is a musical ‘sit com’ following an executioner and his scheming wife in her quest for popularity and acceptance. Part Mel Brooks, part I Love Lucy, part Monty Python—it’s laugh-out-loud fun. (For Adult and teen audiences). Cabaret Seating! Bring your own food and drink to enjoy during the show!


Arts Council
Member
4/26/2024
Ongoing event
Arts

The Executioner's Wife, a new musical

Heads will roll…with laughter! Set in medieval times, “The Executioner’s Wife” is a musical ‘sit com’ following an executioner and his scheming wife in her quest for popularity and acceptance. Part...
Friday
Apr 26
@
7:30 pm
-
9:00 pm
Milford Arts Council, The MAC
in
Milford
Milford Arts Council, The MAC
Online Event
Milford
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