Posts Categorized: Events

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 »

The 7th Annual M.S. Benefit

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  The 7th Annual M.S. Benefit is back at Fast Eddie’s in New Milford, Connecticut this Saturday, July 13.  The festivities start at 2pm and go all night long, featuring raffles, food, and a whole lot of music.   This year, hosts Jeff Goresen and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

“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 »

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

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  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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  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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  ‘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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  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 »

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

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  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 »