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.
The MS17 Art Project 2017 – 2018 WINTER SALON EXHIBITION is a benefit event for SPARK MAKERSPACE – a making community that supports and encourages innovation and creative expression.
The exhibit will include the gallery’s represented artists from Latin America, Europe and the United States, as well as selected Connecticut artists Jacob Cullers, Andre Chaparro, Casey Spec, Aly Maderson-Quinlog, Julia Pavone, Gail Gelburd and Mark McKee, among others; working in a wide-range of disciplines and mediums including contemporary paintings as well as printmaking, photography, and mixed mediums. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artworks throughout the duration of the 2017-18 Winter Salon will be donated to Spark Makerspace.
The Hygienic XXXIX Art Exhibition will open on Saturday January 27, 2018 at the Hygienic Art Galleries in downtown New London Connecticut at 7pm. Modeled after the Salon des Independants held in Paris since 1884, New London’s outsider art event is open to all artists; no judge, no jury, no fees, and no censorship.
All artists are welcomed to submit one piece of artwork for the exhibition. Sign in and hanging begins on Saturday, January 27 at 8am until 6pm. The exhibition opens to the public at 7pm that night. The show runs through Sunday, February 11.
The exhibition is well known for its diverse original art ranging from the sublime to the outrageous. Over its 39 year history, the annual art extravaganza has grown from an anti establishment visual art show to a multi-media arts festival.
Artwork drop-off: Saturday, Jan 27th, 8am – 6pm
Please label all artwork prior to drop-off
Pick-Up Unsold Art Work on Sunday, February 11th, 10am – 6pm
Murmur: Arctic Realities will present a groundbreaking new experience by John Grade, one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Visitors will encounter what appears to be a natural landform – a mound intricately carved from Alaskan yellow cedar. This vast sculpture represents a pingo, a hill of ice that grows over centuries in the Arctic’s highest latitudes, then collapses, pockmarking the tundra. Grade’s work replicates exactly a pingo in Alaska’s Noatak National Preserve, mapped by the artist using photogrammetry. Visitors will not only witness the pingo’s impressive scale, but will also be able to enter inside the sculpture as its walls open and close, mimicking the pingo’s lifecycle at a time when this is accelerating due to unprecedented environmental change.
The title Murmur evokes both the sound of Arctic wind and the shapes made by flocks of Arctic birds in flight. The A rendering of the interior of the sculpture MURMUR. Photo credit: John Grade Studio.installation will provide an experience in which people can virtually explore the interior of a pingo’s ice core and the unusual textures, flora and fauna of the landform.
Murmur will incorporate the use of Microsoft’s HoloLens Mixed Reality technology. Grade will map fragments of Noatak’s landscape into the gallery so that visitors wearing a wireless HoloLens headset will see themselves within a holographic representation – one using visual images and spatialized sound of a precise geographic location 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle. By allowing visitors to traverse an Alaskan marsh in Connecticut, Murmur will revolutionize the public’s grasp of what a museum experience can be.
Mystic Seaport’s installation will be Murmur’s international debut and is made possible in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum.
Restaurant Week returns to Mohegan Sun January 21st through January 25th, featuring chef demos, specialty menu options and dining deals across the property. Guests can take advantage of an array of great tasting food from some of Mohegan Sun’s premier restaurants, including Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe, SolToro Tequila Grill, BALLO Italian Restaurant, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, Sushi Koya and plenty more!
The chefs take over The Shops concourse at Mohegan Sun to show off their culinary skills! Join Todd English of Todd English’s Tuscany on Sunday, January 21st at Noon followed by Sun Wine & Food Fest Celebrity Chef Michele Ragussis on Thursday, January 25th at 6:00pm.
From Sunday, January 21st to Thursday, January 25th, take advantage of a 20% discount at Seasons Buffet, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Todd English’s Tuscany and Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain.
The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House
The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House celebrates Restaurant Week with a slow roasted 12 oz. prime rib served with mashed potatoes, daily vegetable and au jus for $20.00.
Michael Jordan’s Steak House
Stop by Michael Jordan’s Steak House during Restaurant Week to receive a delicious meal for $49.00 per person. The meal includes an appetizer selection of classic Caesar salad and New England clam chowder, and an entrée selection from petite filet mignon with smoked gouda mashed potatoes, to salt block chicken breast with creamy polenta and parmesan jus and organic black pearl salmon with apple soy glaze, cilantro pesto and baby bok choy. Tax and gratuity not included.
Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe
At Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe, enjoy 23 barbeque all day! For $23.00 per person, guests can feast on ½ rack of ribs, ½ roasted chicken, cole slaw, mashed potatoes and chef’s choice of dessert. Tax and gratuity not included.
SolToro Tequila Grill
SolToro Tequila Grill is pulling up all the stops during Restaurant Week, offering a variety of selections for an appetizer and street taco entrée for $21.00 per person. For an appetizer, the choice of Mexican wontons or chicken taquitos. The street taco entrée options include pork belly, roasted duck, fried chicken, red snapper, smoked shrimp and barbacoa beef – all served with rice and beans. Tax and gratuity not included.
BALLO Italian Restaurant
During Restaurant Week, BALLO Italian Restaurant offers a three course dinner for $34.00 per person. The meal will include a first course choice of classic Caesar, arugula salata or meatballs Pomodoro; second course of chicken parmigiana, rigatoni with spicy sausage ragu, salmon or skirt steak ($15.00 supplement); and a third course of cannoli.
At Chick-fil-A, purchase a #1 combo meal with fries and a fountain drink for $7.00.
Hash House A Go Go
Hash House A Go Go will feature a three course meal sampling for $20.00, including: bacon, bacon, bacon appetizer, chicken and waffles and a slice of cheesecake.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
In celebration of Restaurant Week, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will be featuring three meals including southwest chicken salad with mixed greens, grilled chicken, black beans, roasted corn, diced tomatoes, pepper and fresh avocado tossed in a special southwestern vinaigrette topped with crispy tortilla strips and queso fresco for $10.99; spinach & artichoke dip with traditional creamy dip topped with parmesan cheese and served with tortilla chips for $8.99; and a Louisiana Cajun shrimp and grits with cheddar cheese grits topped with sautéed shrimp and a home-made andouille gravy for $15.50.
The Original SoupMan
For $10.00, guests can enjoy a ham and cheese Panini or pulled pork sandwich. Each will be served with fountain soda and choice of chips or fries.
From 4:00pm to close, Sushi Koya offers a special meal for $30.00 per person with the choice of lobster miso soup or iceberg ginger salad, chef’s special roll and house sake. Tax and gratuity not included.
Jasper White’s Summer Shack
The deals continue at Jasper White’s Summer Shack with a four course dinner for two for $60.00. The meal includes a first course choice of soup or salad, second course of mussels to share, third course of 1 lb. pan roasted lobster and a forth course of house made dessert to share. Valid 4:00pm to close, may not be combined with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Add some sweetness to your day with a free glazed doughnut with the purchase of any size hot coffee.
January is the month of creativity. You’ve heard of the current craze of decorating rocks then hiding them for others to find? Use your creativity, paint rocks and leave them in public spaces for others to find or leave a hometown rock to be discovered during a trip to another place. All materials provided.
Jan 22…snow date Jan 30.
The Sales process does not have to be a dreaded part of running your business. Presenter Eric Munro will discuss how to be your natural self and put aside concerns about selling. Learn listening skills, how to establish trust, when to make your pitch (and when not to), and more. Watch your revenue grow!
Join Flanders Fish for our annual January Food & Wine Series! The last three Tuesdays of the month bring a 5-course meal featuring regionally themed cuisine – prepared and explained by Chef Olivia Formica – along with expertly selected wine pairings by our local partners at Divine Wine Emporium. January 16th boasts Argentinian fare, January 23rd features classic South African dishes, and January 30th offers food inspired by the best of Seattle, USA.
From 7-9PM on Tuesdays in January, delight in fare & wine from around the world during this fun and educational foodie event series! Tickets are $45/person, $80/couple per evening (series tickets are also available). Visit flandersfish.com/catering for menus & more information, and call 860-739-8866 for reservations. As we enter our 35th year, thank you for keeping it fresh with us! (This event is for adults age 21+).
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