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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 »

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Westside Observatory Opens for Fall Sky Viewings

Sherri Hill

  Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will host a series of planetarium shows this fall, followed by telescope viewing of the sky, at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university’s Westside campus, located at 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury.   Planetarium shows… Read more »


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Past Shows

"Cowboys" by Josh Rowley. Cap guns on MDF.

Undone

The Mercurial Gallery

8/31/13 – 10/11 – ‘Undone: Works by Josh Rowley’

Opening reception Saturday, September 7, 5-7pm.

Artist talk Thursday, September 26, 6-8pm.

One of Odone's "Dante trading cards," ink drawings created with words from the third book in 'The Divine Comedy,' Dante Alighieri's 'Inferno.'

Strange Little Books

The Mercurial Gallery

7/13/13 – 8/16 – ‘Strange Little Books: Works by Jamison Odone’

Opening reception Saturday, July 20, 5-7pm.

Artist talk/book signing Thursday, August 1, 6-8pm.

"Miller" by Walter von Egidy. Enamel and oil on illustration board.

1/2 Hallow’s

The Mercurial Gallery

5/25/13 – 7/5 – 1/2 Hallow’s

A Halloween inspired show featuring paintings by Walter von Egidy, John Slaney, Tess Barbato, and sculpture by William Blass.

Opening reception Friday, May 31, 7-9pm.

Forever? Forever Ever……….” by David James Valyou.

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The Mercurial Gallery

4/6/13 – 5/17 – ‘re·la·tion’

Featuring painting and mixed media works by David Valyou and Jana Ireijo.

Opening reception Saturday, April 6, 6-8pm.

Artist talk Thursday, April 25, 6pm.

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The Melt – Juried Exhibition

The Mercurial Gallery

2/23/13 – 3/22 – ‘The Melt’

Icicles dripping. Glaciers fading. Cheese oozing on a hot sandwich. A hinted smile. A choked emotion, seeping out into paint, or steel, or ink.

The Mercurial has invited artists of all media to capture their concept of “The Melt” in our 2013 juried exhibition.

"Romeo and Juliet" by Henry Caserotti.  Oil on canvas.

Shadows

The Mercurial Gallery

12/22/12 – 2/1/13 – ‘Shadows’

Featuring paintings and sculpture by Henry Caserotti and Christine Mitchell.

10% of the proceeds from ‘Shadows’ will be donated to Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary.

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First Night at the Mercurial!

The Mercurial Gallery

Monday, December 31, 4-8pm.

A reception for the ‘Shadows’ exhibition featuring Henry Caserotti and Christine Mitchell.

Shadow painting activity with Henry and Christine, live music by Oregon-based folk musician Isaac Pierce, refreshments, and more!

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Live Music by Ben Simon

The Mercurial Gallery

Saturday, December 8, 7pm.

Ben Simon is a Brooklyn-based musician who makes his own guitars stocked with keyboards, drum machines, and even microphones.

"Ghost on Green" by Andrew Werner.  Photo: Alyssa Joyner.

Crown of Clowns

The Mercurial Gallery

*11/7/12* – 12/14 – ‘Crown of Clowns’

Featuring illustrative paintings by Jeff Buckholz and Andrew Werner.

Music performance by Ben Simon Saturday, December 8, 7pm.

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Still…

The Mercurial Gallery

9/15/12 – 10/26 – Still…

Featuring work by Catherine Vanaria, Mark Savoia, and Lys Guillorn, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Still River Editions & Connecticut Photographics.

Live music by Lys Guillorn Saturday, 10/20, 7pm.

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YOU 2012

The Mercurial Gallery

Saturday, October 27, 3-6pm.

An afternoon with the iParty, the only political organization dedicated to seeing you become President.

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The Mercurial Staff Show

The Mercurial Gallery

7/28/12 – 9/7 – The Mercurial Staff Show.

Featuring work by Katie Bassett, Chris Durante, Erin Walrath, Jing Lu, Scott Jackson, Evan Dalcher, Amanda Bloom, Joshua L. Durkin, and more.

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‘Body of Work’ Tattoo Show

The Mercurial Gallery

6/9/12 – 7/20 – ‘Body of Work’

Featuring Eric Chapman, Mark Fernicola, Chris Tavino, Christopher Olzsewski.

Opening reception Saturday, June 9 from 12 – 5pm. Part of Greater Danbury Open House Day!

Performance by The Hat City Ramblers & Russ Preston Saturday, July 7at 6:30pm.

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Phil Lique & Karin Mansberg

The Mercurial Gallery

  4/21/12 – 6/1 - Phil Lique & Karin Mansberg.   Opening reception Saturday, 4/21 from 5-7pm.   Performance by The Selkie Saturday, 5/19 at 7pm.




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