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Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
'Exhibit at Gateway Showcases Olin-Winchester Stories' in New Haven
The collection will be on display until March 21, the release said. The public is invited to an opening reception at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 29, the release said.
The exhibit "showcases the stories of the workers at the Olin-Winchester plant, a prominent American maker of repeating firearms, which closed and left New Haven in 2006. The workers’ stories—of labor struggles, workers’ culture within the plant, and the impact of the plant on the larger community—are the basis of the exhibit," the release said.
"The exhibit is a collection of photographs and documents from the International Association of Machinists Local 609 records, held in the Greater New Haven Labor History Association’s archives, supplemented by oral history interviews with retired Winchester workers conducted by Association volunteers," the release said. " Local 609 represented workers at the plant from 1956 until its closure. Images from earlier years as well as from workers’ lives in the community are culled from personal memorabilia and employee newsletters."
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Greater New Haven Labor History Association at www.laborhistory.org or Gateway Community College at GatewayCT.edu.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Black And Puerto Rican Caucus To Hear Public’s Legislative Priorities
Artspace has new exhibition opening Feb. 7 in New Haven
Artspace will open the exhibition "Smart Painting", curated by John O’Donnell, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at 50 Orange St., according to a release.
The exhibit run through March 22 and there will be an artist talk at 6 p.m. March 7, with a reception starting at 5 p.m., the release said.
"Smart Painting" is "a show of paintings by artists who respond to the institution of contemporary abstraction. These painting are sharp, quick, bright, amusing, elegant and are aware of their own limitations and forge on, in the familiar, but ambiguous territory of abstraction," the release said. "Confidently defining space through the use of line and structure these paintings challenge traditional notions of abstraction through rational constructions that challenge concepts of composition and depth."
"Smart Painting" artists are: Blake Shirley, Sharon Butler, Deborah Dancy, Zachary Keeting, Ben Piwowar, Jenn Dierdorf, Rob D. Campbell, Derek Leka, Clare Grill, Tatiana Berg.
John O'Donnell of Connecticut, "is a multidisciplinary artist and has created performance pieces" for the Museum of New Art in Detroit, Proof Gallery in Boston, Flux Space in Philadelphia, and SOHO20 Gallery in New York City, the release said
"Artspace's mission is to catalyze artistic activities; connect contemporary artists, audiences, and resources; and to enrich art experiences and activate art spaces. Artspace is a non-profit organization bringing communities together with emerging local and national artists," the release said.
Artspace is open from noon to 6 p,.m. Wednesdays & Thursday from 12-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays from 12-8pm. The gallery is free and open to the public.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. Click one of the buttons below to share it. Image Credit: Blake Shirley
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Albertus Magnus College to present one-woman play “Rooted in Love:
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New Haven warming centers and snow removal tips
Monday, January 20, 2014
New Haven Museum to hold Lunarfest Events in Celebration of "Year of the Horse"
The Lunarfest events will be held from noo to 5 p.m. take place at several locations, from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014,. Rain date is Saturday, February 8, 2014. All activities are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required at www.yalechina.org/lunarfest.
The event is for all ages. The murseum is at 114 Whitney Ave. You can find it on Facebook as well.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Dinosaur Egg and Baby Exhibition opening at Peabody Museum in New Haven
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Flights of Fancy shopping and wine tasting event in New Haven Jan. 30
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp to speak at Martin Luther King 28th Observance at Milford City Hall
The keynote address will be delivered by the New Haven Mayor Toni N. Harp, the city's first female mayor, the release said..
"This is the 27th year that the MilfordChapter of The Links, Incorporated, a women’s service organization, has sponsored the event," the release said.
The program is open and free to the public, the release said
A reception will immediately follow the program in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 28 North St., the release said
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Neighborhood Music School Open House is Jan. 26 in New Haven
Spring private lessons, classes and ensembles begin the week of Monday, Feb. 3.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Public invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute at Connecticut State Capitol
The event will be held in the Hall of Flags and the public i"s most cordially welcome to attend," the release said.
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, State Treasurer Denise Nappier and "other luminaries" will attend, the release said.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will honor three outstanding Connecticut women, the release said.
"Tanya Hughes, executive director of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will be honored for her two decades of leadership in the field of civil rights; Victoria Christgau, who founded the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence at the request of legendary civil rights leader, educator and activist, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. will receive the community award. Also, Maggie Gardner, who in 2007 established Gardner’s House, Inc., to improve the course of personal recovery from cancer, and particularly for those living within Hartford’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods will receive the humanitarian award," the release said.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Third Annual Debbie Friedman Memorial Concert is Sunday in Orange
Thursday, January 9, 2014
'The Irish Domestic in the 1800s' at the New Haven Museum
Performance of “Women of Ciudad Juárez” in New Haven Jan. 18
The event is free and open to the public, the release said..
The play "portrays the epidemic of violence against women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Four actresses take on the roles of various women, their family members, and the officials investigating the case, offering multiple female perspectives — from mothers and daughters, to factory workers and prostitutes — on the meaning of life under the threat of violent death in this Mexican border city," the release said.
"The production is the English-language debut of 'Mujeres de Ciudad Juárez,' originally written in Spanish and performed by Mexican actress Cristina Michau as a one-woman show," the release said.
Produced and directed by Jimmy A. Noriega, founder of Teatro Travieso (Troublemaker Theater) and assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Wooster, the play features an all-student cast from that department, the release said
Also in the release:
Teatro Travieso was founded in 2012 under the direction of Noriega, who holds a Ph.D. in theater studies from Cornell University. “Women of Ciudad Juárez” is the group’s second production. Noriega’s current research focuses on community-based and activist performance across the Americas. He has directed more than 30 productions in English and Spanish, including performances at theaters and festivals in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Israel.
The Latin American Theater Series is a collaboration between the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies and the Yale Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with the support of a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The project aims to demonstrate the relevance of the Latin American theatrical tradition by staging plays produced on campus and by inviting theater groups, theater critics, playwrights, and performers from Latin American countries to give presentations and performances.