with Christina Mastrangelo
with Eliza Moser
with Drew Lantrip
with Kathie Miranda
with Kathie Miranda
with Deidre Sassano
Drop-In Live Studio Figure & Portrait Sessions
Tues., Sept. 9 & 23 from 6:30 - 9pm
Monitored, non-instructional sessions to give all artists the opportunity to draw or paint from a live model. No need to register, but call us or email to express your interest. Bring own supplies.
Newington Youth Ballet
The School of Ballet &
Performance Company at
Wethersfield Academy for the Arts
2014 Fall Lecture Series
All Lectures on Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Open to the Public, Suggested Donation, Refreshments
Music in the Glen: The Music of Ireland with Jeanne Freeman
What is the national symbol of Ireland? Many might suppose it’s a shamrock – but it is actually a musical symbol, the harp – an ancient instrument representing a powerful musical legacy. Join fiddler Jeanne Freeman, Director of the CT Academy of Irish Music, for an informal discussion and conversation exploring some fascinating historical aspects of Irish music, with perhaps a few tunes along the way.
Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond with Erin Monroe
Explore the poignant imagery and masterful technique one of the twentieth century’s most popular artists. Inspired by three Andrew Wyeth egg tempera paintings in the Wadsworth’s collection–Northern Point (1950), April Wind (1952), and Chambered Nautilus (1956)–this lecture will look at his use of windows and doors as symbolic passages. The close examination of numerous preparatory studies for these paintings, in a variety of media, will also demonstrate Wyeth’s ability to build an evocative image from an initial, cursory sketch or drawing.
Erin Monroe is the Robert H. Schutz, Jr., Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
The Icon Painting with Marek Czarnecki
Traditional Orthodox icons contain many paradoxes; its primary goal is not to be a self-conscious work of art, but a tool used in prayer. Icons have created a very specific language of signs, symbols and technique which are inseparable from its overall vision. This lecture will talk about how the icon uses the language of representational painting; but at the point it intersects with spiritual realities, it finds a new way to articulate a unity of visible and invisible worlds. We will looking at each layer of the process of "writing" an icon while simultaneously pointing out the larger spiritual ideals which each step manifests.
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