Sergey Stepanenko: Opening Reception
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Sergey Stepanenko: Opening Reception

Need an excuse to go out on a date night or encouragement to meet new people? We’ve got the perfect event! Enjoy complimentary wine, refreshments, and a first look at our March exhibit, featuring large-scale portrait paintings by Sergey Stepanenko. The event is FREE and open to the public.


About the Artist

Sergey Stepanenko was born in Barnaul, Russia in 1956. He graduated from Fine Art College in Frunze, Kyrgyzstan, receiving a Bachelors in Fine Art degree. He then attended Moscow Printing University, where he received a six-year Masters degree in book design. Sergey has been an active artist since the 1970s, working in many art forms. He now focuses on painting, influenced by the traditions of 20th Century Russian Art and Pablo Picasso.

Sergey moved to United States in 1995. Moving to a foreign country had its challenges, but also provided exciting professional opportunities. His art adorns some of the finest homes in the country, including Keith Richards and the Kennedys. Locally, he has exhibited at SONO Galerie in Norwalk, Zorya Fine Art in Greenwich, and SPAG at Oakhill Mansion. He currently works from his studio in Norwalk.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/stepanenko

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Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Mar
10
3:30 PM15:30

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Join us for a free community event featuring a keynote address by James Forman, Jr., winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction for Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with performances by Norwalk's Serendipity Chorale and students from Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull.

RESCHEDULED
Sunday March 10 at 3:30PM
Jason Robards Theatre
at Westport Country Playhouse

Advance registration for this popular community event is encouraged.
By phone at (203) 227-4177 or by email at rsvp@westportplayhouse.org.
Prior registrations for the January 20 event will not be transferred.

The program will run approximately 90 minutes.

A moderated audience Q&A will follow Mr. Forman's address, and a reception and book signing will take place in the Playhouse lobby after the program.

Childcare and activities will be provided by the Westport/Weston Family YMCA in the Lucille Lortel White Barn, Sheffer Studio, adjacent to the theater. Registration is required to take advantage of this offer for children ages 12 and under by calling the Playhouse box office at (203) 227-4177.

Co-sponsored by the Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy, The Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council, and Team Westport.

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    Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Feb
22
2:00 PM14:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Winter Tour Dates: December-February
December 17th @11am
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm
January 2nd @12pm
January 3rd @2pm 
January 4th @11am
January 8th @10am
January 10th @1pm
January 11th @11am
January 15th @1pm
January 16th @10am
January 18th @2pm
January 23rd @2pm
January 25th @11am
January 29th @10am
January 31st @1:30pm
February 1st @12pm
February 5th @10am
February 6th @2pm
February 8th @2: 30pm 
February 12th @11am
February 13th @2pm
February 15th @12pm
February 19th @10am
February 21st @12:30pm
February 22nd @3pm
February 26th @11am
February 27th @11am 

Yoga

Led by Kaia Yoga Studio’s Susan Layden, participants will have the opportunity to explore the current exhibition before the session begins.

6-7 PM

January 3, 2019

January 17, 2019

January 31, 2019

Yoga sessions are $10 per person-admission is free for students with a valid ID and children under the age of 18

Participants must bring their own mats

Open to all levels of experience

Evening Hours

The Brant Foundation invites you to join our open house evening hours on select dates listed below.

5-7 PM

December 20, 2018

January 10, 2018

January 24, 2018

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is open to the public and free of charge. Please contact info@brantfoundation.org to make a reservation to attend open house hours. If you are interested in a docent-led tour, please visit the exhibition page for a complete list of tour dates and time

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Migrating Colors: Opening Reception
Feb
19
5:00 PM17:00

Migrating Colors: Opening Reception

The Maritime Garage Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of “Migrating Colors.”

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Exhibition on view
February 19th - May 10th, 2019

Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

The Norwalk Parking Authority's Art in Public Places is part of a broad effort to support the arts and make use of city facilities while providing inspiring and thoughtful works for the public.

List of participating artists coming soon...

Image: Feeling Blue by Kirsti Holtan

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Reflections: Collected Moments--Opening Reception
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Reflections: Collected Moments--Opening Reception

  • Center for Contemporary Printmaking (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Sunday, February 17th, a new exhibition opens at Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, that showcases an extraordinary collection of prints, previously housed in the flat files at Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Featuring delicate monoprints on rice paper, deeply textured etchings, and other unique works, "Reflections: Collected Moments from CCP’s Flat Files" will be on view in the Grace Ross Shanley Gallery through March 10, 2019.

To complement this exhibition, CCP will present a series of docent tours and related programs. These portfolio review sessions are free to CCP members and visitors with an appointment.

To complement this exhibition, CCP will host an evening gallery talk on Tuesday, March 5th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM where visitors will hear directly from CCP’s Staff Master Printer, Chris Shore, about the contents of the exhibition. This program is free to the public.

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Make Your Mark: Opening Reception
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Make Your Mark: Opening Reception

Make Your Mark, the Fairfield Museum’s latest exhibition, will open on February 14th with a hip reception that will be the perfect stop for a night out or a cocktail before a Valentine’s Day dinner.
The party is open to the public, and will run from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. It will feature music, henna tattoos, specialty cocktails and local fare. Guests can swing to musical compositions by Christopher Cavaliere while sipping an eclectic cocktail from Bigelow Tea and getting a cool henna tattoo from Fairfield artist Priyanka Jain.
The showcased artists include vibrant street muralist John Paul O’Grodnick, Bridgeport’s Liz Squillace (whose public art reaches new heights!) and Frankie Frieri of Three Roses tattoo studio. All of the exhibiting artists will be at the February 14th party. In addition, visitors can take an up-close look into artists’ legacies from the Museum’s collections, as well as contemporary public art initiatives which can transform our communities. The exhibition will remain on display in the Spaght Gallery through July 14

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    Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Feb
13
2:00 PM14:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Winter Tour Dates: December-February
December 17th @11am
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm
January 2nd @12pm
January 3rd @2pm 
January 4th @11am
January 8th @10am
January 10th @1pm
January 11th @11am
January 15th @1pm
January 16th @10am
January 18th @2pm
January 23rd @2pm
January 25th @11am
January 29th @10am
January 31st @1:30pm
February 1st @12pm
February 5th @10am
February 6th @2pm
February 8th @2: 30pm 
February 12th @11am
February 13th @2pm
February 15th @12pm
February 19th @10am
February 21st @12:30pm
February 22nd @3pm
February 26th @11am
February 27th @11am 

Yoga

Led by Kaia Yoga Studio’s Susan Layden, participants will have the opportunity to explore the current exhibition before the session begins.

6-7 PM

January 3, 2019

January 17, 2019

January 31, 2019

Yoga sessions are $10 per person-admission is free for students with a valid ID and children under the age of 18

Participants must bring their own mats

Open to all levels of experience

Evening Hours

The Brant Foundation invites you to join our open house evening hours on select dates listed below.

5-7 PM

December 20, 2018

January 10, 2018

January 24, 2018

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is open to the public and free of charge. Please contact info@brantfoundation.org to make a reservation to attend open house hours. If you are interested in a docent-led tour, please visit the exhibition page for a complete list of tour dates and time

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You Are Enough: Opening Reception
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

You Are Enough: Opening Reception

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Announcing Newton Roux Gallery's next solo exhibition "You Are Enough" featuring work from local artist Cabell Ellington Molina.

Newton Roux Gallery (www.newtonroux.com) is a contemporary art space in Bedford Square in downtown Westport focused on emerging realist and abstract painters. Its latest solo exhibition "You Are Enough" features mixed media and collage works by Wilton based artist Cabell Molina and runs from February 2019 through April 2019.

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 9th from 6pm to 8pm and is open to the public. All are welcome to come and meet the artist in person and enjoy complimentary wine and beer while viewing Ms. Molina’s work.

Molina’s work explores and deconstructs the patriarchal ideas tied into mid-20th century American fashion and advertising imagery. In probing the oppressive power structures lurking below the surface, Molina presents an optimistic vision of rebellion and social progress, highlighting the accomplishments of the feminist movement. Molina alternates between inspiration from her personal life and the world around her. Her unique style layers paint and collage, often incorporating vintage paper, acrylic paint, ink, ribbon, silvered gold leaf and vintage book and magazines.


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  Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Feb
6
2:00 PM14:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Winter Tour Dates: December-February
December 17th @11am
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm
January 2nd @12pm
January 3rd @2pm 
January 4th @11am
January 8th @10am
January 10th @1pm
January 11th @11am
January 15th @1pm
January 16th @10am
January 18th @2pm
January 23rd @2pm
January 25th @11am
January 29th @10am
January 31st @1:30pm
February 1st @12pm
February 5th @10am
February 6th @2pm
February 8th @2: 30pm 
February 12th @11am
February 13th @2pm
February 15th @12pm
February 19th @10am
February 21st @12:30pm
February 22nd @3pm
February 26th @11am
February 27th @11am 

Yoga

Led by Kaia Yoga Studio’s Susan Layden, participants will have the opportunity to explore the current exhibition before the session begins.

6-7 PM

January 3, 2019

January 17, 2019

January 31, 2019

Yoga sessions are $10 per person-admission is free for students with a valid ID and children under the age of 18

Participants must bring their own mats

Open to all levels of experience

Evening Hours

The Brant Foundation invites you to join our open house evening hours on select dates listed below.

5-7 PM

December 20, 2018

January 10, 2018

January 24, 2018

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is open to the public and free of charge. Please contact info@brantfoundation.org to make a reservation to attend open house hours. If you are interested in a docent-led tour, please visit the exhibition page for a complete list of tour dates and time

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SoNo 1420:Open House
Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

SoNo 1420:Open House

Small batch, exceptional #whiskey and #gin handcrafted to perfection using seeds and flowers from the cannabis sativa (hemp) plant. sono1420.com

Connecticut’s newest distillery timed its debut open house for Sunday, Feb. 3, the 100th anniversary of the state declining to ratify the 18th Amendment authorizing Prohibition — with its whiskey and gin blends including ingredients derived from hemp.

SoNo 1420 American Craft Distillers is located in a stand-alone building at the new 19 Day Street development of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, located a few blocks south of South Norwalk’s restaurant row on Washington Street.

Founder Ted Dumbauld built the distillery after experimenting with hemp-based whiskey recipes, with SoNo 1420 planning weekend hours of 12-5 p.m. going forward. Dumbauld told Hearst in 2017 that the idea occurred to him while attending a cannabis industry conference in Kentucky.

With degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and the MIT Sloan School of Management, Dumbauld spent a career on Wall Street and  running a Connecticut financial firm called Trident Advisors. He became aware of the new FDA rules on hemp during a period when he was an investor in and subsequently CEO of Curaleaf, which sought to create a medical marijuana dispensary in Simsbury.

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Ayureda Open House
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Ayureda Open House

Curious about the practices of Ayurveda, and how the principles of this ancient discipline can help you on your journey? Join us for an open house at Pryority Wellness.

Come and meet Ayurvedic doctor, Dr. Jaya Daptardar! This published author and skincare guru will be sharing her wisdom with us at 10:30am and again at 1:30pm.

Drop in to see Julie Pryor and talk though and learn more about Ayurvedic and holistic self-care regimens & nutrition practices that are practical and easy to implement in your life! Julie has dedicated over 200 hours to learning about Ayurveda and how it can help to create balance in mind, body and spirit.

Tea tastings to balance your "dosha" at starting at 10am- come and find out what that means! We'll be tasting again at 11:30am and 1pm.

RSVP https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/main_enroll.asp?studioid=12781&tg=23&vt=50&lvl=&stype=-8&view=day&trn=100000128&page=&catid=&prodid=&date=02%2f02%2f19&classid=0&prodGroupId=&sSU=&optForwardingLink=&qParam=&justloggedin=&nLgIn=&pMode=0&loc=1

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Rest, Recover, Perform
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Rest, Recover, Perform

Rest. Recover. Perform

Join us and kick off the New Year by learning how proper REST & RECOVERY are the building blocks to a healthier you. Enjoy live demos and complimentary services including:

  • Kinstretch - Mobility with Purpose

  • 1-on-1 Reformer Pilates

  • Meditation with Muse

  • Sports & Wellness Massage

  • Baseline ImPACT Concussion Testing

Vendors & Giveaways:

Seminars & Speakers:

Why Am I So Tired?
10-11:30 a.m.
common sleep issues & practical solutions

Dr. Bronwyn Fitz, MD - Women's Integrative Health

Dr. Robert Goldman, DDS - Orthodontics & Sleep Disordered Breathing

What Is My Body Telling Me?
12 - 1 p.m.
Heart Rate Variability - learn to objectively measure & improve your health

Nick Lambe, LMT, HRVc - Trainer & Massage Therapist, Performance

 Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efxrc1nn5b1d8da5&oseq=&c=&ch=

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Fluid Terrain:Opening Reception
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Fluid Terrain:Opening Reception

  • Flinn Gallery @ Greenwich Library (map)
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Fluid Terrain at Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, CT opens Thursday, Jan. 31 and runs through March 13, 2019. It features the works of three woman artists whose inspiration virtually flows from nature. Although their artwork is abstract, suggestions of land, sky and seascapes are inevitable. Laura Fayer, Amy Genser and Suzan Shutan use paper and paint to present interpretations of the natural world.

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  Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Jan
31
5:00 PM17:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Winter Tour Dates: December-February
December 17th @11am
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm
January 2nd @12pm
January 3rd @2pm 
January 4th @11am
January 8th @10am
January 10th @1pm
January 11th @11am
January 15th @1pm
January 16th @10am
January 18th @2pm
January 23rd @2pm
January 25th @11am
January 29th @10am
January 31st @1:30pm
February 1st @12pm
February 5th @10am
February 6th @2pm
February 8th @2: 30pm 
February 12th @11am
February 13th @2pm
February 15th @12pm
February 19th @10am
February 21st @12:30pm
February 22nd @3pm
February 26th @11am
February 27th @11am 

Yoga

Led by Kaia Yoga Studio’s Susan Layden, participants will have the opportunity to explore the current exhibition before the session begins.

6-7 PM

January 3, 2019

January 17, 2019

January 31, 2019

Yoga sessions are $10 per person-admission is free for students with a valid ID and children under the age of 18

Participants must bring their own mats

Open to all levels of experience

Evening Hours

The Brant Foundation invites you to join our open house evening hours on select dates listed below.

5-7 PM

December 20, 2018

January 10, 2019

January 24, 2019

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is open to the public and free of charge. Please contact info@brantfoundation.org to make a reservation to attend open house hours. If you are interested in a docent-led tour, please visit the exhibition page for a complete list of tour dates and time

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Tibetan Monks @ Silver Hill
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Tibetan Monks @ Silver Hill

  • Silver Hill Hospital East Campus Martin Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Event with Tashi Kyil Monks at Silver Hill

Silver Hill Hospital - East Campus, Martin Center

208 Valley Road

Saturday, January 26th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Please join us for an afternoon with the Tashi Kyil Monks!

Programming will include:

  • A performance of the Tashi Sholpa" Tibetan village dance

  • Hands-on workshops of Tibetan artforms

  • Presentations of Buddhist debate and meditation

  • Creation of the world peace sand mandala 

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Blockchain
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Blockchain

Attend UConn's Blockchain Executive Education Series (BEES) upcoming event:

Blockchain Information Session & Networking Event


Thursday, January 24th, 2019
 UConn Stamford Art Gallery, Room 1.17

6PM - 7:30PM


UConn, CITI, and its partners, Checkmate Digital, and the UConn Werth Institute are bringing Blockchain education designed for business executives to UConn Stamford.

In 2018, over $15B of investment capital has poured into Blockchain companies. UConn’s new Blockchain Executive Education Series (BEES) will provide you with the facts to separate the hype from the value proposition of Blockchain. Come learn why you should care about Blockchain, how companies are using it, and strategies to successfully begin your Blockchain journey. 

You will also have the chance to meet our instructor for the Value Proposition and Strategies for Implementing Blockchain Technology courses, Jeff Marinstein. Join us on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6PM, in the UConn Stamford Art Gallery. 

Seats are limited, reserve yours today!

Register https://citi.uconn.edu/community/events/eventid/227



Featured Speaker:             


Jeff Marinstein
  

 Jeff Marinstein is an Instructor-in-Residence in the UConn School of Business. His work is focused on the   business use and implementation of Blockchains. He is the Founding Principal of Marinstein & Co.   providing strategic consulting at the intersection of business and technology. 

  For the past 25 years he has served both large enterprise and mid-market companies. Mr. Marinstein was the head of global strategy and product management within IBM Global Technology Services, and a Principal in the business strategy practice at Slalom Consulting. Prior to IBM he was the co-founder and President of Contingency Planning Research, a pioneer in the field of business continuity and risk management.

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A + Curated + Mix
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

A + Curated + Mix

A + Curated + Mix event takes place on January 24
from 6-9pm
 

Elisa Contemporary Art and The Winged Tree are pleased to present, A + Curated + Mix, an evening focused on the body and soul with a carefully curated collection of gift ideas to set the hearts aflutter...just in time for Valentine's Day.

It all takes place on Thursday, January 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Elisa Contemporary Art Salon, 353 South Pine Creek Road in Fairfield, CT

You'll meet British Men's clothier, Stephen Kempson, who has outfitted leaders around the world. You'll see a collection of Capes by Italian designers from Torino, Marta Scarampi. You'll find beautifully designed and illustrated bags, and printed wraps by socially conscious company American Flora -- all created with Repreve fabric, made from recycled plastic bottles. You'll explore the vintage collection of Body Sculpture Jewelry by Joanne Cooper, all created in the 70's and 80's. There will be a wine tasting from Scout & Cellar, clean-crafted wine. Tastings with BE Chocolat, a Belgian master chocolatier.

Throughout the evening you'll be surrounded by Art from over 30 local and international artists in the Elisa Contemporary Art Salon.

To join us, please RSVP by January 21st to Lisa@ElisaArt.com

Parking Available: Blake Drive, Flax Road and Patrick Drive

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   Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Jan
23
2:00 PM14:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Winter Tour Dates: December-February
December 17th @11am
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm
January 2nd @12pm
January 3rd @2pm 
January 4th @11am
January 8th @10am
January 10th @1pm
January 11th @11am
January 15th @1pm
January 16th @10am
January 18th @2pm
January 23rd @2pm
January 25th @11am
January 29th @10am
January 31st @1:30pm
February 1st @12pm
February 5th @10am
February 6th @2pm
February 8th @2: 30pm 
February 12th @11am
February 13th @2pm
February 15th @12pm
February 19th @10am
February 21st @12:30pm
February 22nd @3pm
February 26th @11am
February 27th @11am 

Yoga

Led by Kaia Yoga Studio’s Susan Layden, participants will have the opportunity to explore the current exhibition before the session begins.

6-7 PM

January 3, 2019

January 17, 2019

January 31, 2019

Yoga sessions are $10 per person-admission is free for students with a valid ID and children under the age of 18

Participants must bring their own mats

Open to all levels of experience

Evening Hours

The Brant Foundation invites you to join our open house evening hours on select dates listed below.

5-7 PM

December 20, 2018

January 10, 2018

January 24, 2018

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is open to the public and free of charge. Please contact info@brantfoundation.org to make a reservation to attend open house hours. If you are interested in a docent-led tour, please visit the exhibition page for a complete list of tour dates and time

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    Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Jan
23
2:00 PM14:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Winter Tour Dates: December-February
December 17th @11am
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm
January 2nd @12pm
January 3rd @2pm 
January 4th @11am
January 8th @10am
January 10th @1pm
January 11th @11am
January 15th @1pm
January 16th @10am
January 18th @2pm
January 23rd @2pm
January 25th @11am
January 29th @10am
January 31st @1:30pm
February 1st @12pm
February 5th @10am
February 6th @2pm
February 8th @2: 30pm 
February 12th @11am
February 13th @2pm
February 15th @12pm
February 19th @10am
February 21st @12:30pm
February 22nd @3pm
February 26th @11am
February 27th @11am 

Yoga

Led by Kaia Yoga Studio’s Susan Layden, participants will have the opportunity to explore the current exhibition before the session begins.

6-7 PM

January 3, 2019

January 17, 2019

January 31, 2019

Yoga sessions are $10 per person-admission is free for students with a valid ID and children under the age of 18

Participants must bring their own mats

Open to all levels of experience

Evening Hours

The Brant Foundation invites you to join our open house evening hours on select dates listed below.

5-7 PM

December 20, 2018

January 10, 2018

January 24, 2018

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is open to the public and free of charge. Please contact info@brantfoundation.org to make a reservation to attend open house hours. If you are interested in a docent-led tour, please visit the exhibition page for a complete list of tour dates and time

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Art Across Borders: Opening Reception
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Art Across Borders: Opening Reception

Opening on Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. in Hoskins Hall at SCC, 245 Post Road East, Westport. Curated by Rene Soto, artist and owner of Rene Soto Gallery on Wall Street in Norwalk.

Art Across Borders will feature the visual art of 18 artists, including Soto, who have migrated to the US from Guatemala, Uruguay, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Peru. Each artist has their own story to share through their work. Opening will also feature live music, and a fashion show of Soto’s hand painted clothing.
Food and drinks will be served.
Visit www.renesotogallery.com to view the work of some of these artists.

The show will remain hanging in Hoskins Hall at Saugatuck Church until March 18, 2019. Please contact the church office at 203.227.1261 or visit the church website at www.saugatuckchurch.org for more information.

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Facetime: Opening Reception
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Facetime: Opening Reception

FACETIME at the Bendheim Gallery: Classic Techniques in a Digital Age

Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures

Meet the Masters gallery walk 2 – 2:30 pm
Live jazz by Roni GZB Jr @ronigz 2:30 – 4 pm
Ongoing during the reception: Live portrait demonstration by Eddie Nino The Eddie Niño Art School with guest model, Marcia O’Kane @marciaokane CEO and President Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

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