After last night’s screen printing mixer at City Steam Brewery, we’re ready to continue indulging in the arts for the rest of the week. And for a good reason – there’s a lot going on! Starting with First Thursday at The Wadsworth, to First Fridays at New Britain Museum of American Art, and several opening receptions going on this weekend. Peruse the list and check out the rest on our calendar.
When you see [UA] in the heading, it means the organization is supported by the contributions made to the Arts Council’s Annual United Arts Campaign.
Chris Trapper in Concert
When: Thursday, September 4, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: Windsor Art Center
Check out a performance by singer-songwriter, Chris Trapper, best known for his “lyrically driven roots pop,” a favorite among fans of all-acoustic music.
Admission: Suggested donation: $10. 860-688-2528. www.windsorartcenter.org
First Thursday: Sing the Blues [UA]
When: Thursday, September 4, 5PM – 8PM
Where: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
End summer on a high note! Enjoy live music by XY Eli Blues Band, a pop up shop by Hartford Denim Company, a landscape painting demo, and more! Stay for an 8PM screening of Le Week-End.
Admission: $5; free for members. www.thewadsworth.org
First Fridays: New Britain Museum of American Art [UA]
When: Friday, September 5, 5:30PM -8:00PM
Where: New Britain Museum of American Art
If you’re missing Monday Night Jazz, you’ll want to stop by First Friday to enjoy live jazz performances by Keith and Mazer Trio. Looking for art? Discover the latest jewels from designers, Annika McKenna and Rashmi Talpade.
Admission: $10-$15. www.nbmaa.org
Opening Reception: Sculpture Show
When: Friday, September 5, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: Marlborough Arts Center, Marlborough
Explore the Marlborough Arts Center’s first all sculpture show featuring the work of sculptors across the CT region. Mix, mingle and meet the artists while enjoying refreshments.
Admission: Free. 860-295-9389. www.marlborougharts.org
Opening Reception: Member Show: Food Glorious Food
When: Saturday, September 6, 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: Gallery on the Green
Food as art? Sign us up! Discover this tasty exhibition at the opening reception and donate non-perishable food items for the Canton Food Bank.
Admission: Free. 860-693-4102. www.galleryonthegreen.org
Opening Reception: The Committee III
When: Saturday, September 6, 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: ArtSpace Hartford, Hartford
Come out and support local artists at this opening show featuring the latest in contemporary art. Explore the arts while indulging in wine and hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy a live performance by Lord Lewis the Velvet Knight.
Admission: Free. 860-989-6649.
Family Program: Back to School at the Connecticut Historical Society
When: Saturday, September 6, 10AM – 1PM
Where: Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford
Take a stroll down memory lane in this back to school themed family activity. Design hornbooks, practice writing with a quill pen, and try out classic toys like whirligigs and rolling hoops.
Admission: Free. 860-236-5621. www.chs.org
Opening Reception: Psychedelic Pantry [UA]
When: Sunday, September 7, 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Where: New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain
Check out the work of multidisciplinary artist, John O’Donnell in this latest exhibition, Psychedelic Pantry, a new media installation depicting moments of constructed metaphysical awareness that reveals hallucinatory or surreal sensation. That inanimate kitchen pantry has more going on than it appears!
Admission: $8-$12. 860-229-0257. www.nbmaa.org
Book/Mark: The Scarlet Sisters [UA]
When: Tuesday, September 9, 7PM
Where: Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford
Learn the story behind the scarlet sisters, Victoria Woodhull and Tennesee Clafin, advocates of women’s political and sexual rights in this book by Myra MacPherson.
Admission: Free. 860-280-3130. www.marktwainhouse.org
Hands-on Cut Paper Installation Workshop with Guest Artist, Anne Cubberly
When: Tuesday, September 9, 11AM, 1:30PM, 6PM
Where: Slipe Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford
The University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School presents the exhibition “Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction” featuring emerging and veteran artists. This week discover the work of Anne Cubberly.
Admission: Free. 860-768-5559. www.joseloffgallery.org
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