Posts Categorized: Arts & Music

The Mercurial Is…For Sale!

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  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 »

Photos: Jamison Odone’s ‘Strange Little Books’ & Our Singer-Songwriter Showcase

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all photos by Amanda Bloom   For ‘Strange Little Books,’ Jamison Odone’s exhibition at The Mercurial, Odone conceived and created a whimsical installation displaying the original watercolor and ink paintings from his most recent book, Mole Had Everything, across the three gallery walls in seven yarn-and-nail,… Read more »

Artist Talk: Jamison Odone

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Audio recorded by Alec Jordan   As a part of The Mercurial Gallery’s ‘Strange Little Books’ exhibition, on display through August 16, the gallery held an artist talk with featured artist Jamison Odone, a children’s book author and illustrator, on August 1. For ‘Strange Little Books,’ Odone conceived… Read more »

Digital Gallery: Todd Smith – New York City Street Portraits in Medium Format, 1967-1977

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  See these photographs and more of Smith’s work at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel, Connecticut, through August.  The Pizzeria is located at 291 Greenwood Avenue.   [Pizzeria Lauretano is an advertiser on The Mercurial.]   For more information, visit pizzerialauretano.com.     “I was born… Read more »

Call to Photographers: Outdoor “DisH” Exhibit in Danbury

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  The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in partnership with the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC), invites photographers to participate in the  2013 DisH Photography Exhibition, an outdoor exhibit in downtown Danbury.   Sponsored by HARTransit, this exhibit’s theme is The DisH––Downtown is Happening…. Read more »

A Timely Book: Gender & Sexuality For Beginners

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  Gender & Sexuality For Beginners, written by Jaimee Garbacik and illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis, was just released to stores worldwide on June 11. For Beginners is a Danbury, Connecticut-based illustrated documentary nonfiction book series that tackles a variety of subjects—from architecture to Plato to Ayn… Read more »

Comic Movies 101: Iron Man 3

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  Not sure who the Mandarin is? Don’t know your Hulkbuster from your Stealth Armor? This article’s for you.   With comic book movies, it’s not always easy keeping up with all the influences and references that the filmmakers draw upon from the wealth of… Read more »

Drop Something in the “Great Purple Box of Words” at Garbanzofest 2

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  Seraphemera Books and their Garbanzo Literary Journal (a handmade journal, full of the writings of forty-four authors from around the world), in conjunction with independent bookseller Byrd’s Books (Byrd’s Books is an advertiser on The Mercurial) and local coffeehouse Molten Java, are excited to… Read more »

Artist Feature: Isaac GoodwIIne

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  Isaac GoodwIIne is more than just a filmmaker; he is an artistic revolutionary. His goal is to inspire, influence, and inform his audience with novel and alternative cinema. GoodwIIne takes his audience members to a new world and shares with them his inner thoughts… Read more »

Outstanding “Hip Hop Soulstress” to Perform at Pizzeria Lauretano

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  21-year old New York City “soulstress” Summer Williams comes to Bethel, Connecticut’s Pizzeria Lauretano (Pizzeria Lauretano is an advertiser on The Mercurial) on Thursday, May 16 as part of the Pizzeria’s new monthly “Soul Music Series.” Unlike most vocalists her age, Williams combines the influence of… Read more »

Artist Talk: Jana Ireijo

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Audio recorded by Alec Jordan   As a part of The Mercurial Gallery’s ‘re·la·tion’ exhibition, on display through May 17, the gallery held an artist talk with featured artist Jana Ireijo, a painter from Westport, Connecticut.  Ireijo, a mother and triathlete, is originally from Hawaii and creates bright,… Read more »

Photo Students Steal the WestConn Senior Thesis Show

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  Ghostly, heavenly self-portraits, abandoned buildings captured at night, stop motion projection, an installation of transparencies: True talent and innovation is showcased in the photography room at the Department of Art’s Bachelor of Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition at Western Connecticut State University (WestConn), on display through… Read more »

Wallace Roney, Scofield Trio Perform at WestConn’s 18th Annual Jazz Fest

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  Trumpet virtuoso Wallace Roney, guitar legend and bandleader John Scofield, and a constellation of jazz luminaries from across the continent will converge in Danbury from April 25 through 27 to perform in three public concerts during the 18th annual Western Connecticut State University Jazz… Read more »

Grammy Nominated Trumpeter Sings of South African Wedding Traditions on New Album

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  Grammy nominated trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is touring the United States this month, and this Friday, he and his band are making a stop in Middletown, Connecticut at Wesleyan University in celebration of Masekala’s new album, Jabulani.   Some of Masekela’s earliest memories are… Read more »

Call for Artists: ‘The Eighth Crossing’ Juried by Christopher Zhang at Hygienic Art

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  The Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, Connecticut will accept submissions from artists in all medias for ‘The Eighth Crossing’ Juried Exhibition. Hygienic Art is extremely proud to announce that this year’s guest juror will be world-renowned oil painter Christopher Zhang. The exhibition will… Read more »

“Indie-Mathy-Experimental-Heavy-Ambient-Rocker” Releases Solo Record

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  Robbie Vozza, a 26-year-old singer-songwriter as well as the lead singer and guitarist for DawnMother, a Danbury, Connecticut-based “indie-mathy-experimental-heavy-ambient-rock” band on the rise, is releasing a new solo album this weekend at Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury.  Vozza, along with Corey Stroffolino, Brian Stankus,… Read more »