Writing in the Digital Age

By Robert Rae

Words and photos by Leah Glazer The Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington D.C. was filled with the heavy aroma of new books on February 2. More than 500 exhibitors gathered at the 2011 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair through… Read more »

Witness The First Greater Danbury Open House Day on June 9

Caressa Pittman

  ON SATURDAY, JUNE 9, the Arts Network of Danbury (AND), a think tank of Danbury artists, arts and culture businesses and institutions, welcomes all to be a part of the very first Greater Danbury Open House Day. Eleven venues representing the Greater Danbury area… Read more »

Who Put That There?

Robert Rae

by Kristin Weinkauf JOE DIGUISEPPI HAS LEFT A TRAIL ALL OVER DANBURY. In 2006, he painted the fishscape mural in Kennedy Park, in 2009 he did a hidden mural on the back of Main Street’s Union Savings Building, he painted the White Street parking area… Read more »

Where In the World is Chx Von B?

Kristin Hankins

CHX VON B is a man of the streets, born in the Danbury studio of local sculptor and art restorer Jim Felice and now living a cultured life abroad. Chx was created after Felice moved his studio from Westchester, New York to a large warehouse… Read more »

WestConn’s MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens this Thursday


The Western Connecticut State University Masters of Fine Arts thesis exhibition opens at 4:30pm on Thursday, March 29 in the Higgins Gallery, room 101 in Higgins Hall, at the University’s Midtown campus, located at 181 White Street in Danbury. This year’s thesis class includes seven… Read more »

WestConn MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens April 4

Sherri Hill

  The Western Connecticut State University Department of Art will host the annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition from April 4 through 15 in The Gallery at Higgins Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, located at 181 White Street in Danbury. The exhibition will… Read more »

WestConn Creates Music Scholarship in Memory of Sandy Hook Victim


  Western Connecticut State University has created a music scholarship to honor the memory of 6-year-old Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.   The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund was established to pay tribute to Márquez-Greene’s… Read more »

Uncensored Success

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom THERE SURE WAS A LOT OF PUSSY at the “Uncensored: Women in the Arts” show this weekend. Artist Jennifer Byrne featured an intimate photo series of her cats, Charlie and Toulouse, along with a bright yellow and orange painted portrait of one… Read more »

Two-Dimensional Art Sought for Bridgewater Fair

Mercurial Staff

  Are you an artist who wants to exhibit your work but can’t seem to find the right place? Look no further!   The 2013 Bridgewater Fair art show is the place for you. You will have an opportunity to exhibit your work in a… Read more »

Two Danbury High Grads Receive Music Scholarships

Nancy F. Sudik

  The Danbury Music Centre awarded two Deming Family Scholarships in June, each were in the amount of $1,000. One award went to Nsangi Kariamu, a graduate of Danbury High School and a junior at New York University majoring in music education and piano. Her… Read more »

To Infinity and Beyond: The Space Seeks Funds for Its Ballroom

Steve Rodgers

  The Space, a music venue in Hamden, Connecticut, has announced they are opening a new venue called ‘The Spaceland Ballroom’ and have launched a Kickstarter crowdsource fund for the project.   The Outer Space, a complimentary music venue and craft beer bar to The Space, an… Read more »

Three Local Venues Celebrate the Art-for-All

Robert Rae

The Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, Inc. has always been at the forefront of community diversity and inclusion, and, true to its mission, it is now celebrating its first Art-for-All. The Art-for-All is a project of accessibility and exposure to the arts in the Greater… Read more »

The Words out of a Talking Dog’s Mouth

Robert Rae

by Kristin Hankins At The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, “Sylvia”, a romantic comedy directed by Maureen Trotto and written by A.R. Gurney, examines the complex nature of love between two humans and the addition of a dog into their relationship. The cast illuminates the… Read more »

The Winners of ‘The Melt’ Juried Exhibition at The Mercurial

Amanda Bloom

  The Mercurial Gallery’s 2013 juried exhibition invited artists of all media to capture their concept of “The Melt.”  The gallery awarded one piece “Best in Show”, and this artist also won a solo exhibition in the gallery’s 2014 schedule.  Three honorable mentions were also… Read more »

The Speed, The Race, The Spectacle

Robert Rae

by Chelsea Coon I FIRST CAME TO interact with Kristin Baker’s work last fall. I was immediately lured in by the growing quality of the painting – her works literally emanate light. The exhibit “Kristin Baker: New Paintings” is currently on view in the Linde… Read more »

The Sidewalk Dave Satellite Sessions

Robert Rae

Filmed by James Dietter with a Review-a-deux by Joey Korvette of Danbury’s celeb-status electro-punk shmorgasbord band Diztrict AllStarz(formerly known as Total Dick): Sidewalk Dave are very cool guys, we met them after their show at Larry’s a couple of weeks back. Sharp-dressed, too, and talented… Read more »

The Screaming Orphans Rock The Irish Festival

Robert Rae

by Maryjo Siergiej LIVELY IRISH TRADITION continues as the 2011 Greater Danbury Irish Festival kicks off in the Ives Concert Park at Western Connecticut State University’s Westside campus.  The Screaming Orphans, an all-girl Irish rock band, will be performing on Sunday afternoon –   Read… Read more »

The Peter Lawrence Gallery Presents Sculpture Fest 2012

Peter Lawrence Gallery

  PETER LAWRENCE GALLERY in Gaylordsville, Conn. announces the First Annual Sculpture Exhibit and Culture Fest with works on display by locally, nationally and internationally recognized sculptors. This fun-filled cultural event will also include musical entertainment performed by Broadway stars, jazz musicians and local talent… Read more »

The Old Land Flowers Again

Robert Rae

by Joshua L. Durkin Storm King Art Center, a public nonprofit museum on 500 acres featuring more than 100 sculptures, is located just outside of Newburgh, New York. Storm King was founded in 1960 and hosts permanent and loaned sculptures selected to fit the landscape… Read more »