Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Call to Sculptors


The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in partnership with WHEELpassion, invites sculptors to submit samples of their work for a creative challenge: to design an original, one-­of-­a-­kind award to be presented to the winner of the inaugural Danbury Audi Race4Scholars Criterium. The bike race, which will be held this summer in downtown Danbury on Sunday, August 17th, will help establish college scholarship funds for high school graduates who intend to major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines, as well as medical and other relevant fields. 

The selected artist 
is asked  to be present at the August 17th awards presentation and will be recognized during the unveiling of the winning piece. The artist will  also be included in the race's extensive print, on air, and social media promotional campaigns, and on the Cultural Alliance website.  

Sculptors are encouraged to visit http://wheelpassion.org to become more informed about the organization and its charitable work. To apply, visit www.artswesternct.org. The deadline for all applications is Thursday, May 8thFor more information about this Call to Sculptors, and other services and resources provided by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, call (203) 798-0760. 

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, with offices at 287 Main Street, Danbury, CT, is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. The Cultural Alliance promotes and advocates for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a 501c-3, is the largest and only regional service organization working to ensure better access to arts and culture for all residents and visitors in Greater Danbury. It is supported by public and private funding, corporate sponsors, and by its 165 members including more than 55 arts, history, and cultural organizations.  www.artswesternct.org

WCSU MFA lecture series

MFA lecture series continues with Painter Selina Trieff. She will discuss her work Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/ArtSlideLecturesSpring2014.asp.

The Senior Thesis Exhibition

The Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring the work of WCSU graduating art students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, from Wednesday, April 16, through Wednesday, April 30, in The Higgins Gallery in Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014SeniorThesisExhibition.asp.

Friday, April 11, 2014

call for artists...

In The Summertime

On display June 14 - July 19

A group show celebrating the season of Summer! 

Submission deadline is Monday June 9
Pick-up for non-selected works is
Friday June 13

Entry fee of $20 per artist will be collected at time of drop-off
Limit 2 pieces per artist
Max size 20"x24"
All works must be framed and/or ready to hang!

We will be hosting the opening reception for this show as part of Connecticut's annual Open House Day on Saturday June 14. For more information on Open House Day please CLICK HERE.
This event is free and open to the public.
Art & Frame of Danbury
60 Newtown Rd
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 748-0197
Hours: M-F 10-7, Sat 10-6

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nancy White Cassidy in NH

Nancy White Cassidy is giving a talk at the Loon Center of the Lakes Region Audubon in Moultonboro, NH next Thursday from 7-8 pm. She will be discussing her process, her work and give some tricks-of-the-trade used by artists and illustrators. So please stop by if you happen to be near by!


Monday, March 31, 2014

The Saxtet at Richter

            The Saxtet was formed in 2012 by a group of friends who first met while studying music together at Western Connecticut State University. Inspired by the Grammy-winning eight-piece jazz ensemble Supersax, the goal of The Saxtet is to hold true to the large jazz ensemble tradition of swing but also move it forward by performing fresh, bold arrangements that have an eye firmly pointed toward the future.

The Saxtet will be performing at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury on Sunday, April 6th at 3 pm.

On WCSU campus

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 2:00pm 
The Gallery at Higgins Hall
101 Higgins Annex, Midtown Campus
All are welcome to attend

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Call for Artists

http://www.eastonartscouncil.org/upcomingevents.htm for prospectus

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Steve Bean

 "Most of my ideas for paintings come when I am hiking or driving down a
scenic road. I take note of the textures and forms. I look at how they
relate to each other and how they go back in space and intertwine. I want
to draw the viewer into my paintings by literally having the paint reach
out to them. Come take a look at a journey of line and texture."
- Steve Bean 
Steve opened at Rockwell Gallery March 8 - April 30 with an opening
Reception This Saturday March 15th 5:00-7:00