Posts Categorized: Local

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 »

Artist Talk: Jamison Odone

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From left to right: Mercurial Gallery owner Amanda Bloom, artist Jamison Odone, and sound technician Alec Jordan before Odone's August 1 artist talk at his show 'Strange Little Books.' Photo by John Lynch.

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 »

Call to Photographers: Outdoor “DisH” Exhibit in Danbury

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Executive directors of (left) CityCenter Danbury, Andrea Gardner, and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Lisa Scails, with last year's "best in show" DisH photograph, "Fresh Catch" by Shona Curtis.

  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 »

Artist Talk: Jana Ireijo

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From left to right: “Breathe Out So I Can Breathe You In" by Jana Ireijo, artist Jennifer Wen Ma, and Ireijo at the opening reception of ‘re·la·tion’ at The Mercurial Gallery.  Photo by Samantha Quattro.

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 »

Joey Batts & Them: In E Minor

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Joey Batts and DJ Mo Niklz in the video for "Poor Nemo," Batt's second single off 'Seven Deadly Sins: Envy'.

  Joseph Battaglia, otherwise known as Joey Batts, is an underground hip hop artist based out of Hartford, Connecticut. A self-proclaimed “walking subcategory,” Batts’ original sound spans many genres. With several serious mix tapes and a full album with his band “& Them,” the MC… Read more »

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

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Celebrated trumpeter Wallace Roney will perform at WestConn's 18th Jazz Fest.

  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 »