Subject: [PatronMail Preview] ArtSpot! Rescheduled for Feb.4th and more coming up! Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:46:00 PM ET From: To: Arts Council of Greater New Haven [email protected] Sent by: Arts Council of Greater New Haven Reply to the sender January 28, 2015 enewsletter gjghk ArtSpot! Rescheduled to February 4th Film Screening at Quinnipiac University Familiar at the Yale Rep NHSO Presents Greta's Dream Minding Winter: Poetry, Fiction, Memoir and Excerpts of Plays Student Show, Tiny Exhibition & Valentines Sale at CAW A Body in Fukushima Paint Skin Madison Art Society Annual Members Show Your Business on Social Media The Nuts & Bolts of the Responsive Grant Application Summer Dance Study in Italy The Arts Council of Greater New Haven promotes, advocates and fosters opportunites for artists, art organizations and audiences. Because the arts matter. Connect with Us: NewHavenArts.org If you like these events, you'll love the hundreds of calendar listings on our website! 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Please Donate The Arts Council relies on the generous support from the public, private and corporate sectors. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution. Thank you! ArtSpot! Rescheduled to February 4th Tonight's ArtSpot! has been rescheduled to February 4th from 5:30-7:30PM. Join us for wine, delectable treats and live entertainment at the newly renovated Shubert Theater. ArtSpot! guests can lounge in the new VIP area, The MARCUM Suite. Guests will also have access to the brand new Gallery 100 art gallery, which currently features a timeline with a visual narrative of the past 100 years at the Shubert. Come relax, enjoy interesting conversation, and listen up for a surprise serenading. Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and $15 for non-members. Ticket includes 2 free drinks and refreshments. ArtSpot! Arts & Culture Happy Hour is a seasonal meeting and mingling of those who enjoy wine, snacks and creative and inspiring conversations. Each ArtSpot! event is held at a New Haven area locale with something new to share, and each event has its own unique prizes and entertainments. Our goal is to encourage casual collaboration and connection-making in a fun and creative setting. For more information about ArtSpot! call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788. Film Screening at Quinnipiac University “The Age of Love,” a new award-winning documentary about senior citizens and speed dating, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Clarice L. Buckman Theater at Quinnipiac University. This event is free and open to the public. “The Age of Love” follows the humorous and poignant adventures of 30 senior citizens in Rochester, N.Y. who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70-90 year olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it’s an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change – or don’t change – from first love to the far reaches of life. Born in the years before World War II, none of the 30 registrants for Rochester’s first senior speed dating event dreamt of being flung into the high-tech social scene of the new millennium. But now as posters go up, local media buzzes and anticipation grows, these typically overlooked seniors are spurred to confront the realities of physical appearance, romance and loneliness, loss and new beginnings. The film takes viewers where no documentary has gone before – directly into the lives of older singles who still yearn to be seen and understood, who still desire another’s touch, who seek a new chance at love. A student panel will discuss the movie and dialogue with the audience following the screening at Quinnipiac. Seating is limited for the screening. To register, please visit www.quinnipiac.edu/ageoflove. For more information about the screening at Quinnipiac, please call 203-582-8652. Familiar at the Yale Rep YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of FAMILIAR by Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman, January 30–February 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 5. The cast of FAMILIAR is Shyko Amos, Harvy Blanks, Cherise Boothe, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Juanita Jennings, Ross Marquand, Kimberly Scott, and Joe Tippett. In a snowy Midwestern suburb, Marvelous and Donald are preparing for the marriage of their eldest daughter. Clashes erupt within the family when the first-generation American bride-to-be insists on observing a traditional Zimbabwean wedding ritual. Familiar is a richly funny and deeply moving new play about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, wives and husbands—the customs they keep, and the secrets they keep buried. Tickets for FAMILIAR range from $20–98 and are available online at yalerep.org, by phone at (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street). Student, senior, and group rates are also available. NHSO Presents Greta's Dream The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) Family Concert Series continues with Greta’s Dream Saturday, January 31 at 2:00pm at Davis Street School in New Haven and Sunday, February 1 at 2:00pm at Shelton Intermediate School in Shelton. The NHSO Bass Quartet, featuring Mark Michaud, Jeffrey Tomkins, Jim Andrews & Peter Ferretti, and narrator Ryan Gardner will tell the tale of Greta, the hippopotamus who wants to fly through music and storytelling. Starting at 1:30pm before the concert, the NHSO will offer an Instrument Discovery Zone where children can tap, tickle, and toot real orchestral instruments before the 2:00 pm performance. Following the concert, families are invited to stay for an afternoon snack and to meet the performers. Minding Winter: Poetry, Fiction, Memoir and Excerpts of Plays Wednesday, February 4 snow date: February 5 ACES ECA Creative Writing department presents: Minding Winter: Poetry, Fiction, Memoir, and Excerpts of Plays 7pm Doors open @ 6:55pm Free and open to the public 55 Audubon Street New Haven, CT 203-777-5451 www.aces.org/eca Student Show, Tiny Exhibition & Valentines Sale at CAW Creative Arts Workshop (CAW), New Haven’s community art school, presents its Winter Student Show, featuring new work by students of all ages and experience levels. The show runs February 1 through 26, with an opening reception on Sunday, February 1, from 2 to 4 pm. Join community members during the reception for a champagne toast in honor of CAW’s new Executive Director, Daniel Fitzmaurice. The biannual Student Shows showcase the diversity of styles and breadth of creativity that is fostered at the Workshop, and provides a glimpse into CAW’s curriculum, the type of work that comes out of the classes and the quality of instruction students receive. Each year, CAW offers over 300 classes and workshops taught by more than 50 professional artists. Artwork by budding young artists ages two and up is displayed along side the work by professional artists continuing their studies at CAW. All types of media are featured, including book arts, drawing and painting, fiber, jewelry, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture and more. The exhibition serves as inspiration for visitors to explore their own creative potential through art making. In addition, the totem in front of CAW known as the Tiny Gallery, features work recently installed by artist Mindi Englart. Part of a larger conceptual series titled “Ephemera,” the exhibition features small cubes comprised of shredded documents, photos and other objects that refer to the artist’s personal experience and the process of transformation. Concurrently, the Creative Works Gallery will feature an annual fundraiser, “XOXO: A Sale of Special Valentines,” from February 1 through Valentine’s Day. The sale offers handmade artwork and objects by the Studio Binders, Studio Potters and Printmakers of Creative Arts Workshop. All proceeds benefit CAW. The Sale will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. A Body in Fukushima Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Davison Art Center, and College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center present A Body in Fukushima Tuesday, February 3 through Sunday, March 1, 2015 South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery Tuesday, February 3 through Thursday, March 5, 2015 Davison Art Center Tuesday, February 3 through Sunday, May 24, 2015 College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center A Body in Fukushima is a haunting series of color photographs and videos presented in a groundbreaking exhibition across all three of Wesleyan’s galleries: the South Gallery of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery; the Davison Art Center; and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. In 2014, dancer-choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer-historian William Johnston followed abandoned train tracks through desolate stations into eerily vacant towns and fields in Fukushima, Japan. Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the explosions of the Daiichi nuclear plant there made the area uninhabitable. Sometimes in vulnerable gestures and at other times in a fierce dance, Ms. Otake embodies grief, anger and remorse. Mr. Johnston’s crystalline images capture her with the cries of the Fukushima landscapes. “By placing my body in these places,” she says, “I thought of the generations of people who used to live there. I danced so as not to forget.” A project of witness, remembrance and empathy, "A Body in Fukushima" grapples with the reality of human failure. As Mr. Johnston writes, “By witnessing events and places, we actually change them and ourselves in ways that may not always be apparent but are important.” An artist talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 5:30pm to 6pm in CFA Hall, located at 287 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, followed from 6pm to 7pm by a walking tour of the three galleries, with an opening reception in each location. The snow date for the artist talk, gallery tours and opening receptions is Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm. Admission to the artist talk, gallery tours, and opening receptions is free. Paint Skin January 31 through March 7 Farrell Brickhouse Lucy Mink Covello Allison Hornak Ted Gahl Christopher Mir Susan Carr David Taylor Natalie Westbrook Valentina Sarfeh Curated by Noé Jimenez Opening reception: Saturday, January 31, Noon until 2. Lucy Mink Covello, In, 2011. Oil on linen over panel. Image courtesy of the artist. This group of artists engages in similar themes of visual gestures, painting surface, and abstraction of both natural, digital, synthetic, or photographic imagery. Their work is united by this development of an ever changing vocabulary and definition of painting. Although they share similar concepts and execution, their differences speak to the variety of paintings being made in the digital age, each piece a different form of “Paint Skin." Institute Library Gallery 847 Chapel Street, New haven, CT 203-562-4045 www.institutelibrary.org Monday through Friday, 10:00 - 6:00 Saturday, 11:00 - 2:00 Madison Art Society Annual Members Show "Community Garden" by Maryanne Rupp, pastel The Madison Art Society will host it's 40th annual members show and sale February 1-27, 2015. The exhibit, on view on both floors of the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, is open during regular library hours. Celebrating the works of over 100 artists, working in a variety of mediums, the show offers visitors and collectors a rich viewing experience. The 250 members of the Madison Art Society are dedicated to promoting art throughout the shoreline. The society offers members a variety of exhibition opportunities, hosts demonstrations and lectures that are open to the public, operates an active plein air painting group in the warmer months and an indoor studio in the winter. As a vital member of the community, the society appreciates the hospitality of the library and contributes 10% of the show’s sales to the library. In conjunction with the show, several special events are planned. The public is welcome at all events. Thursday, February 5 from 5-7 p.m. will be the opening reception in the community room of the library. During the reception visitors can vote for the popular artist award. Wednesday, February 18th, at 6:30 p.m., MAS will host a lecture on "Painters of Seascapes." The lecturer, Fred Biamonte will talk about the lives of Fitz Henry Lane, Federic Church, William Trost Richards, Winslow Homer and Robert Henri. The focus of the lecture will be on paintings of the East Coast from the middle of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. Sunday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. MAS will host a critique of selected works in the members' show. This year's critique will be conducted by watercolorist Mike Eagle. The critique is a great learning opportunity for artists and non artists to hear the advice of a professional and well respected artist. Your Business on Social Media Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, Google Plus: What do these tools do, and what could they mean for your business? Come to an introduction to these popular social media tools presented by: -Chris Jennings Penders: Active blogger and experienced Google Plus user for business -Rachel Salvo: known online as #ctgirlonthego, with thousands of followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (and fresh from an appearance on NBC's national Today Show) -Tom Piezzo: Scranton Memorial Library librarian, SSILL instructor, and E-Navigator Learn how to set up and use accounts, and differentiate between the various social media for reaching out to new markets, connecting to existing customers, and promoting your organization. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. Thursday, January 29th at 3 PM Scranton Memorial Library 801 Boston Post Road, Madison 203-245-7365 | www.scrantonlibrary.org The Nuts & Bolts of the Responsive Grant Application As part of an ongoing commitment to help strengthen the capacity of nonprofits, The Community Foundation is offering the following training opportunity: The Nuts & Bolts of the Responsive Grant Application Examine the application questions and gain insight as to the type of information The Community Foundation is seeking. We will examine the applications for Project, Operating and Capacity Building support in the combined Valley/The Community Foundation Responsive Grant process. This session is a complement to the Grantseeker Information Webinar, which focuses on the process and requirements. This session will take an indepth look at specific questions and answers on the application forms. Designed especially for nonprofits that have: -not previously applied for a Responsive Grant -have not yet received a Responsive Grant Wednesday, February 18, 2015 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven 70 Audubon Street, New Haven 70 Audubon Street, New Haven To register, click here. Questions? Contact Stephanie Chung at 203-777-7077 or [email protected]fgnh.org. This workshop will also be offered on February 18 at 9:30 am at the Derby Public Library, and will include information on the Valley Community Foundation Community Grant and Needs and Opportunities Grant applications. More information on this workshop can be found on the registration form linked above. Summer Dance Study in Italy DANCE IN ITALY FESTIVAL 2015 “Summer Dance Study and Performance Platform” Registration is now open for the 2015 edition of the Dance in Italy The program encourages dance students to continue dancing in the summer, and offers a range of technique courses from beginners to advanced students on the family-friendly beaches of Igea Marina, in the world renowned Italian region Emilia-Romagna. Daily training in classical ballet, pointe variations and repertory, modern jazz, and laboratory choreographic is completed by Evening Performances held Thursday through Saturday. Participants of the workshop perform on the last Saturday. Festival runs June 29th - July 12, 2015. Dance Program majors and Dance Students may take advantage of the Italian residency of the New York City based Ajkun Ballet Theatre - to become familiar with the exclusive Ajkun © Methodology – taught by company members. Additional classes are offered by Faculty and Guest Teachers of the University of Dance and Theater. The workshop is hosted by TILT’s director Sonia Ferlini in the three dance studios of the school, and performances are held in the outdoor theaters managed by the City of Igea Marina/Bellaria. Launching in 2015, Dance on Stage, a platform open to Performers of all Dance Styles, individuals or part of a School/Ensemble, to share their talent with the international touristic audience of the area. Dance on Stage will take place Tuesday-Thursday for the first two weeks of July. For information and to participate to the Dance in Italy Festival or the Dance on Stage performances, please email [email protected] , or call + 39 (348) 315-4690. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven 70 Audubon Street, 2nd Floor, New Haven, CT 06510 203-772-2788 [email protected] Would you like to list your arts and cultural events on NewHavenArts.org or be a part of the Arts Community? 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