Posts Categorized: Arts & Music

Original Photography and Sacred Geometry at Take Time’s Spring Exhibition

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"Orchid Mandala #1" by Gloria Owens, on display at Take Time Relaxation Center and Gallery in Bethel, Connecticut through June 21.

  Take Time Relaxation Center and Gallery is an unusual healing center in Bethel, Connecticut, focused on bridging the worlds of therapeutic massage and physical and energetic healing with the psychological and spiritual effects of inspirational artwork. The licensed massage therapists at Take Time Relaxation Center… Read more »

What’s Changed Since 1891? ‘Spring Awakening’ Examines Sex, Love, & Abuse

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'Spring Awakening' features Vincent McCoy of Torrington and Anna Giordano of Clinton. The rock musical is now playing at WestConn through March 16.

  A play about sex, suicide, homosexuality, child abuse, and love – written and set in 1891?  In Germany?  According to an introduction in the playbill written by Western Connecticut State University (WestConn) dramaturg Melissa Ottaviano, Frank Wedekind wrote The Awakening of Spring (the play’s… Read more »

Middletown Artist Explores Sleeplessness at Bridgeport’s Housatonic Museum of Art

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"It's the Same Thing Every Night" by Gil Scullion, from the 'UP ALL NIGHT' project, opening February 28 at the Housatonic Museum of Art.

  ‘UP ALL NIGHT: work from the insomnia project’ opens February 28 and continues through March 22 at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This exhibition, curated by Robbin Zella, features the work of installation artist Gil Scullion of Middletown and is inspired… Read more »

‘Fresh Ink’ Literary Magazine Seeks Writers and Artists’ Submissions by February 28

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FreshInk

  Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC)’s literary journal, Fresh Ink, is inviting writers and artists to submit work for consideration in this year’s publication. In 2012, Fresh Ink went international, and the publication is working to continue stretching its limits. The deadline for submissions is… Read more »

Socio-Politico-Culturo-Salsa-Reggae-Hip-Hop Band Ozomatli Hits It Big with Kids Album

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Ozomatli at an outdoor performance.

  Over the past 18 years, LA culture-mashers Ozomatli have sung about everything from immigration protests to Hurricane Katrina. But with their album Ozomatli presents OzoKidz (Hornblow/Megaforce/RED) the band has immersed themselves in a new world of storytelling, one with a very different list of priorities……. Read more »

The Art of the Frame

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Sean Kilroy, owner of The Frame Shop of Ridgefield, with a newspaper from the day the first men who landed on the moon came back to Earth in 1969.  Photos by 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 »

Opening for First of Two “Accessible Art Project” Exhibits at ESCAPE to the Arts This Saturday

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burnished gold

  The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s ESCAPE to the Arts will host an opening reception from 4 to 6pm this Saturday, February 16, for  a new exhibition, ‘Aesthetic Expressions’, featuring work by local artistsGary Stanford, Christa Forrest, and Randy Lagana. The show runs through… Read more »