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January 28, 2015 enewsletter
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
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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 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, 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
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
Doors open @ 6:55pm
Free and open to the public
55 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT
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
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
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
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 |
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]
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
“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
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.
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