Things to Do in Connecticut, April 12 to 18, 2015
HARTFORD Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Jim Henson's “Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure.” April 19 at 1 and 4 . Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main Street. 860-229-3049 Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and select ...
April 9, 2015
Restaurants focusing on feasts for the eyes to sell dining experiences
For her first commercial project, designer Christina Ishida of Cici Crib Interiors used clean lines, black-and-white furnishings and vibrant artwork to set a tone of cozy elegance at Butler Street's newest restaurant and wine bar. “Our biggest and ...
April 4, 2015
Things to Do in Connecticut, April 5 to 11, 2015
$7 and $9. Cinestudio, 300 Summit Street. 860-297-2463; cinestudio.org. HARTFORD Real Art Ways “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” directed by David Zellner. Through April 9. $4.50 to $11. Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street. 860-232-1006; realartways.org ...
April 2, 2015
Things to Do in Connecticut, March 29 to April 4, 2015
April 5, 6 and 7. $7 and $9. Cinestudio, 300 Summit Street. 860-297-2463; cinestudio.org. HARTFORD Real Art Ways “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” directed by David Zellner. April 3 through 9. $4.50 to $11. Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street. 860-232-1006 ...
March 27, 2015
Passover Art Gallery
The painting began as a beautiful abstract landscape. Wanting to find something greater, the artist painted over the previous painting and a huge wave emerged, like a wall of water. This opened a new pathway through the sea. As a gentle light seeps in, ...
March 29, 2015
Follow the White Ball
Snooker's civilized appearance belies its vicious and enervating nature. A snooker table is three times larger than a pool table and its pockets are an inch smaller. Even the most basic shot is a concatenation of foresight, friction, and various ...
March 23, 2015
Find weekend fun in our events calendar
9 p.m. March 21, Spring Thaw dance party with The Big Takeover, Royal Khaoz, Filet of Soul; 8 p.m. March 22, David Bromberg Quintet. 845-679-4406. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jazz jam hosted by Matthew Finck Trio; 7 p.m. March 20, The 11 O'Clock Blues Band ...
March 19, 2015
Editor’s note: On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Ford Beckman, the subject of this story, died at his home in Tulsa. It is included in the new anthology of essays, Read Harder , published by McSweeney’s Books, September 2014. When the economy sours, news anchors talk of housing and manufacturing, of hedge funds and barrels of oil. Not the way Ford Beckman disappeared, at least. Beckman enjoyed heights few artists attain, and then no one in the art world could find him. When Beckman’s name surfaced at showings, it was met with shoulder shrugs. Dealers scanned floors, looking for Beckman’s trademark velvet slippers, which he wore to exhibitions. Where, they wondered, was Ford Beckman. Beckman, now 56, has been hiding in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where, until recently, he has been serving donuts for seven dollars an hour. And yet Beckman is emerging, and doing so in one of the worst economic climates of our times. To most in the art world, Ford Beckman came out of nowhere, when in fact he had been a lesser star in two different realms: golf and fashion.
The Russian avant-gardist Wassily Kandinsky — who dressed like the college professor he had trained to be and sounded like a mystic when he wasn’t thinking like a scientist — is the central god in the Guggenheim pantheon and genesis myth. The museum owns more of his work than of any other major Modernist and mounts some form of full-dress Kandinsky show like clockwork every 20 years or so. It’s that time again. The Guggenheim’s last excursion into Kandinsky occurred in the early 1980s with three context-heavy exhibitions that examined his activities in all mediums, including his Art Nouveau embroidery and works by contemporary artists and designers. It distills Kandinsky’s momentous career to about 100 paintings, with a large side order of works on paper displayed in an adjacent gallery. A big, gorgeous blur of resonant blues, greens and purples electrified by a few black lines across the top, it is said to be the artist’s first completely abstract painting. But this is only relative: Kandinsky is so pertinent to the present because he tended to ignore the distinctions between abstraction and representation. The Museum of Modern Art has Picasso and Matisse. the Whitney Museum of American Art , Edward Hopper.
Capture festival’s Jessica Eaton gives Dal Grauer Substation abstract pop
The comparison could hardly be more charged, so great is Wall’s reputation ... coloured abstract photographs inside the camera, her principal tool and reference being light. She improvises on historic photographic processes with a large-format analogue ...
April 1, 2015
Experience Passover through our collection of holiday artwork by contemporary Jewish artists
Their staff transform into large snakes ... there was no art for art’s sake, and I saw a void to be filled. In creating this piece I aimed to fuse my modern, abstract and bright artistic style with a traditional subject matter to create a vibrant ...
March 29, 2015
The Art of Living
Intricate details and photo-realistic, these works are popular with first-time art buyers. See: Works of Amit Bhar Figurative: This includes paintings of forms of people and can be realistic or abstract ... wall must be the frame for the work. If it is too ...
March 25, 2015