Oct
4
Wed
Stars & Lighthouses – Long Island Sound, by David Zapatka Lighthouses of Long Island Sound at Night @ Custom House Maritime Museum Tickets
Oct 4 – Dec 23 all-day
Stars & Lighthouses - Long Island Sound, by David Zapatka  Lighthouses of Long Island Sound at Night @ Custom House Maritime Museum | New London | Connecticut | United States

David Zapatka’s time-lapse photographs of the Lighthouses of Long Island Sound at Night.

Oct
7
Sat
What’s New? Modern and Contemporary Art at the Lyman Allyn Exhibit @ Lyman Allyn Art Museum Tickets
Oct 7 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
What’s New? Modern and Contemporary Art at the Lyman Allyn Exhibit @ Lyman Allyn Art Museum | New London | Connecticut | United States

Focusing on modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs, this exhibit highlights key recent acquisitions to the Lyman Allyn’s collection. Eclectic and varied, the show offers an overview of some of the subjects, styles, and concerns of artists working from the second half of the 20th century to the present.

The exhibit features a range of modern and contemporary artists, including Romare Bearden, Nan Goldin, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bruce Nauman, among others. The art on view offers a lens for considering issues of identity, race, gender, and politics, as well as formal artistic matters of line, color, process, and material. Most recent acquisitions were gifts to the museum from generous donors and supporters. By sharing their art with us, the objects shift from a domestic realm to a public one, where the art will be seen and appreciated anew by a wide range of visitors.

Image: Brice Marden, American, born 1938, Untitled,etching and aquatint, from the portfolio Couples, Parasol Press, 1996, 12 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches. Gift of Anthony and Elizabeth Enders, 2016.1.23 © Brice Marden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Photo credit: R. J. Phil

Oct
14
Sat
Contemporary American Marine Art: The 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists @ Mystic Seaport Tickets
Oct 14 2017 – Jan 20 2018 all-day
Contemporary American Marine Art: The 17th National Exhibition of the  American Society of Marine Artists @ Mystic Seaport | Stonington | Connecticut | United States

Contemporary American Marine Art: The 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists, a juried show, features the works of marine artists recognized by the Society as the best in contemporary marine art. The exhibition includes 120 works of painting, sculpture, and scrimshaw from the nation’s leading marine artists. Selected from more than 500 pieces submitted for consideration, the works represent a wide variety of subject matter, medium, technique, and inspired vision.

The exhibition runs through through January 21, 2018.

The exhibition is hosted every three years in museums across the United States, and debuted on September 8, 2016, at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, in conjunction with the First National Marine Art Conference in Williamsburg, Va. The exhibition then traveled to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. and the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Md., and continued to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA, and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, in Winona, MN.

Mystic Seaport will feature works by young artists who received top prizes in a nationwide competition. ASMA’s Young Maritime Artist Search program seeks to identify and nurture young artists interested in maritime artists. The three entries to be displayed are: “Shrimp” by Hyacinth Weng of Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA; “Bloom” a sculpture by Darby Bowen of Goffstown High School, Goffstown, NH; and “Fresh” by Su Min (Erin) Lee of Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA.

Oct
20
Fri
Charlie Cunningham Presents: Rich Flavor, Poor Taste: Reloaded | In Dedication to David Cuatlacuatl @ Hygienic Art Tickets
Oct 20 – Nov 18 all-day
Charlie Cunningham Presents: Rich Flavor, Poor Taste: Reloaded | In Dedication to David Cuatlacuatl @ Hygienic Art | New London | Connecticut | United States

Artists often exist as a response to social, cultural, and political concerns through direct or indirect acknowledgment. Rich Flavor, Poor Taste will attempt to blur the lines between low and high culture within the gallery setting. Human nature conditions us to focus on the differences we see in each other. The artists wish to look for and celebrate their similarities while also exhibiting their work together. The artists will perform within their collaborative environments and will organize a one day residency program. The show will involve an immersive commitment from the viewer, in which journeying and interacting throughout the space is encouraged.

In dedication to David Cuatlacuatl | October 20, 1989 – August 31, 2017

David Cuatlacuatl, 27, a resident of Toledo, Ohio, he was formerly of Plymouth. He passed away in Napoleon Township, Ohio in a auto accident on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

David was born in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico on October 20, 1989, the son of Angela Telez and Jesus Cuatlacuatl. He grew up in Plymouth, Indiana since December 1999. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 2007 and then studied Graphic Design and graduated from Ball State University in 2011, with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. David went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts from Pennsylvania State University in 2015.

David was a dedicated artist with an active record of exhibitions, on-going body of works on panels, and a full time Arts Coordinator at the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center. His immense dedication to the arts led him to co-founder and co-director of the international Rasquache Artist Residency in Puebla, Mexico on June 2016.

Oct
21
Sat
Encased Memories – Installation by Gail Gelburd @ Atrium at Harris Place, Space 101 Tickets
Oct 21 2017 – Jan 31 2018 all-day
Encased Memories - Installation by Gail Gelburd @ Atrium at Harris Place, Space 101 | New London | Connecticut | United States

Timeless and timely works of art that dwell at the intersection of nature and the human experience. Mixed media photographic sculptures by artist Gail Gelburd. Gelburd’s work defies categorization as it merges with painting, encaustics and sculptural forms to enliven and define a space. Hours: Wednesday/Friday: 12:00-5, Thursday 1-6:30, Saturdays 1-4.

Unbound Presence a Public Art Installation at Harris Place @ Atrium at Harris Place Tickets
Oct 21 2017 – Aug 15 2018 all-day
Unbound Presence a Public Art Installation at Harris Place @ Atrium at Harris Place  | New London | Connecticut | United States

UNBOUND PRESENCE – A PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION BY GAIL GELBURD. The installation combines five 20 foot photographic scrolls with encaustic paint, four floor pieces, a sculpture of water personified and sound by artist Gail Gelburd.

Nov
2
Thu
Visions of the Holidays Art Contest @ Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Tickets
Nov 2 – Dec 1 all-day
Visions of the Holidays Art Contest @ Essex Steam Train and Riverboat | Essex | Connecticut | United States

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is excited to introduce a new interactive holiday activity this year, the Visions of the Holidays art contest! Consisting of three divisions – adult, young adults aged 12-18, and youth aged 7-11 – artists of all ages will submit an illustrated holiday greeting card (front only) to be reviewed by a panel of judges.

Schools, art classes, groups and artists of all ages are encouraged to participate! Designs should speak to the theme ‘Visions of the Holidays’ and must meet the size, matting, and hanging criteria as outlined at essexsteamtrain.com/visions-of-the-holidays/. After first, second, and third place winners are announced in each category, all winning submissions and honorable mentions will be hung up in an exhibit at Essex Steam Train’s Oliver Jensen Gallery, where visitors will enjoy all throughout the holiday season.

For more information, please contact Pam at pamodio@essexsteamtrain.com or call 860.767.0103 for submission information. All entries should be mailed to Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, attention: Pam Amodio, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT 06426 by December 1, 2017.

Happy creating, and have a safe and happy holiday season!

Nov
9
Thu
Images of the Essex Steam Train @ Oliver Jensen Gallery at Essex Steam Train Tickets
Nov 9 – Dec 29 all-day
Images of the Essex Steam Train @ Oliver Jensen Gallery at Essex Steam Train | Essex | Connecticut | United States

Visit The Essex Steam Train’s very own Oliver O. Jensen Gallery for a unique display of local artwork from the Essex Art Association’s, Images of the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Opening on Friday, November 3rd between 5:30-7:30 p.m., the exhibit will be open to the public free of charge from November 9th-December 29th during Essex Station’s regular operating hours.

Members of the Essex Art Association were invited to exhibit their work, all of which are for sale, in the Oliver O. Jensen Gallery in the River Valley Junction building at The Essex Steam Train, in Essex, CT. Their work represents the steam train, riverboat, or any of the structures located on the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat grounds. Visit the Images of the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat exhibit this holiday season for a delightful collection of original art, any of which would make the perfect holiday gift!

Visit http://essexartassociation.com/ for more information!

Nov
15
Wed
Steven Assael Drawing Workshop @ Lyme Art Association Tickets
Nov 15 – Nov 18 all-day
Steven Assael Drawing Workshop @ Lyme Art Association | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

The Steven Assael drawing workshop takes place Wednesday, November 15 through Saturday, November 18; hours will be 10:00 to 5:00, at the Lyme Art Association.

Drawing is the cornerstone of painting and sculpture. This is a great workshop for any portrait or figurative painter.

Artists who know Steven Assael’s work realize how important drawing is to him. His drawing is not to plan his paintings, but it is an art form of its own. He draws seriously and frequently. His studio is full of drawings that he takes to completion. If you would like to take a look at some of his drawings, visit his website here.

During this course there will be lecture, demonstrations and critique. Steven will discuss materials, craft, issues of light and shadow, form, reflective properties of flesh and other aspects of drawing. He will explain how to develop the drawing with focus on movement, and how form is developed to make it look alive.

Steven will focus on the conceptualization and development of form. It is not just the bones and muscle, but the internal dynamic that is at the root of any mass or volume that we must begin to see. Throughout the workshop, students will practice seeing and understanding form as it moves towards and away from the eye by virtue of this internal dynamic, and not by the shell of the surface alone.

Four-day figure and portrait drawing workshop starting Wednesday, November 15 through Saturday, November 18; hours will be 10:00 to 5:00, at the Lyme Art Association.

Workshop fee: $750 for members, $800 for non-members.

To sign up for the workshop, contact the Lyme Art Association at (860) 434-7802. A deposit of $200 is required by August 31 to reserve your space, with the balance due on September 30.

Nov
16
Thu
Joys of the Season @ Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery Tickets
Nov 16 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 12 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Joys of the Season @ Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery | New London | Connecticut | United States

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank St., New London, CT, presents a very special reception for a holiday exhibit, Joys of the Season! The event will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:00 to 8:00PM. Original artwork by local artists, perfect for holiday gift giving! Join us for this festive celebration! The exhibit will close on January 12, 2018. Studio 33 has been supporting local artists and artisans since 1979. The 35 year old business is located on the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail; in the c.1840 Greek Revival Historic Home of Franklin Smith, Partner in the Perkins and Smith Whaling Firm. Custom Professional Framing, Fine Art, and One of A Kind Hand Made Artisanal Works offered in a warm and cosy atmosphere featuring exposed brick and hardwood floors. Visit www.studio33gallery.com, Like us on Facebook, and follow us Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.