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 »

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 Most Graceful Cluck You’ve Ever Heard

Amanda Bloom

  Diane Cluck, a singer-songwriter who attributes her artistic awakening to the “enlightened crucible” of an early 2000s New York arts scene peppered with the likes of Kimya Dawson, TV on the Radio, Regina Spektor, and Devendra Banhart, has embarked on a small Northeast tour with… Read more »

The Mercurial to Launch New Website at Staff Show

Amanda Bloom

  The Mercurial Gallery in downtown Danbury, Connecticut will be exhibiting its first staff show from July 28 to September 7.  A myriad of writers, artists, designers, and friends of The Mercurial’s online magazine and its brick and mortar gallery will be showing works in… Read more »

The Mercurial Is…For Sale!

Amanda Bloom

  That’s right.   After over four years of managing, writing, selling, marketing, etc. etc. The Mercurial, I, your humble editor/co-curator/ad rep/toilet cleaner, am moving on to a freelance writing career.   The magazine is for sale, so if you have a vision for The… Read more »

The Mercurial Gallery to Present Phil Lique and Karin Mansberg

Amanda Bloom

  THE MERCURIAL GALLERY in Danbury, Connecticut will be exhibiting the work of Phil Lique and Karin Mansberg, emerging artists working in etchings, paper and collage, sculpture, painting and illustration, from April 21 to June 1.  Lique is a 2008 graduate of Western Connecticut State… Read more »

The Mercurial Collective’s Grand Opening

Robert Rae

Photographs by Lenny Hankins The Mercurial Collective’s grand opening was a great success.  A towering THANK YOU to everyone who attended and helped out! Gallery hours are 10am to 12pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and by appointment: contact Amanda Bloom at The Mercurial Collective11… Read more »

The Mercurial Collective to Present “The Graduates”

Amanda Bloom

by Zulai Serrano DOWNTOWN DANBURY’S newest art gallery, The Mercurial Collective, will be holding its fall artist showcase, “The Graduates” on Saturday, September 24 from 4 to 7pm. The gallery will feature the work of four talented 2011 college graduates  in the mediums of architecture,… Read more »

The Art of the Frame

James Dietter

  Historic downtown Ridgefield, Connecticut has a new inhabitant on Bailey Avenue, right off of Main Street: The Frame Shop of Ridgefield, which opened its doors to customers and the arts community in November of 2012. The store, owned and operated by Sean Kilroy, a… Read more »

Singing and Dining at Acoustic Wednesdays

Robert Rae

by Leah Glazer Danbury, Connecticut’s Two Steps Downtown Grille provides a wide variety of meals, refreshing drinks and a great atmosphere, but owner Tom Devine wanted to bring a more memorable form of entertainment to the bustling restaurant.  On April 19, Two Steps held their… Read more »