Monday, April 27, 2015

Ival Stratford Kovner

Ival took part in the grand reopening of Bethel Arts at 91 Greenwood Avenue as the group begins anew after losing their space earlier this year.

WCSU alumni continue to show in Bethel

David Cerne

David Cerne is having an S O S sale

He writes, "The sale is going online now that Im having.  these are works from my personal archive.  It is a three day sale to help me get funds to deal with a personal emergency. 

Thank you for letting as many folks know about this as you can!

More details  are on"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Joel Spector

Joel Spector invites you to two openings:

The first is at the Gregory James Gallery in New Milford, CT.
Opening Reception- Saturday, May 2nd 5-7pm

The second Show is at the Art Students League in New York City, NY
Opening Reception- Thursday, May 7th 4:30-7:30 pm

ShawnaLee Kwashnak and Joel Spector

Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future
May 9-June 28, 2015

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850 General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors, $6, 8-18
Opening Reception: May 9, 3-5 p.m. – Free Admission

Following the culmination of a partnership launched by the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Stepping Stones Museum for Children and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA), the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will unveil the exhibit, Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future.
Participating Artists include Middlebury Artists, ShawnaLee Kwashnak & Sam D’Ambruoso, along with Howard Aaron, Diane Aeschliman, Kelly Birkenruth, Carol Boynton, Harry Burman, Linda Champanier, Michel Delafontaine, Deborah Howland-Murray, Debbie Hennes, Jeanine Careri Jackson, Francis Philibert, Jo Ellen Reinhardt, Joel Spector, Nancy Stember, Candace Taubner, Maya Trimner, Kathleen Ullman, Cindy Wagner and Joyce Zeller.
The Opening Reception will feature live piano music by Michel Delafontaine and a nut free selection to enjoy!
Children are invited to try their hand at portraiture during the opening reception under the guidance of participating professional artists including ShawnaLee Kwashnak and Deborah Howland-Murray.
From Ancient Greece’s depiction of deities to Andy Warhol’s celebrity portraits, not to mention today’s selfie craze, the art of portraiture has been a part of society since its inception. This exhibit at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will explore this enduring artistic form with twenty new original portraits of children created exclusively by CSOPA members after a “Matching Event” on November 15, 2014, where children and their families interacted with twenty-two professional portrait artists at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. At this event children also explored the art of self-portraiture under the guidance of CSOPA artists and Stepping Stones educators.
For a sneak peak at the portraits, please visit:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2015 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Antonio Carvalho and Megan Marden

Trailer Box Gallery
Presents: 3+1
Antonio Carvalho, Kat Manning,
Megan Marden, Honorah O'Neill

April 18, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Artist Reception April 18, 5-7pm
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Trailer Box Gallery
15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15, Danbury, Connecticut 06810

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ival Stratford-Kovner

Ival invites you to:
Watercolor & Oil Landscapes by Ival Stratford-Kovner, "Accessible Art Project of CAWC"

Motley Pond on the Charles
view from our second floor porch.
Portofino Restaurant and Wine Bar
213 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, Connecticut 06801
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Landscapes including: Charles River, Walden Pond, Weir Farm, Motley Pond - and Strasbourg, France.

If you can't make the opening, Ival writes, "just wanted to note that the show is open now April 6 - June 4"

Portofino Restaurant located I Dolan Plaza, Downtown Bethel, CT - click for map and menu too!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Christina Ciacci

Santo Bruno

Santo writes, "I will be participating in this event for Weston Magazine Group on April 22, 2015.  
Please mark your calendar and come have some fun. It would be great to see you there."

for a fabulous evening
of fine autos, art, food,

drinks & company!


Maserati of Westport, 1026 Post Road E., Westport CT

Phyllis Boger

Phyllis writes, "I will be having an exhibition at the Kroc Center along with fellow artist, Antzee Magruder. Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 1:30 to 3 pm. There will be a gallery talk at 2pm"
800 East Parkway South
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Auditions - Musicals at Richter

~~~April 2 - 4~~~
Thursday  April 2   7pm-9pm
Friday  April 3   7pm-9pm
Saturday  April 4   10am-1pm*
*children 6 to 13 

Saturday  April 4    10am - 1pm*
*also auditions for Fairy Tale Theater shows ages 7-15

Saturday  April 4    1:30pm-5pm

~audition location~
The Richter Arts Center
100 Aunt Hack Road
Danbury CT 06811

Doors will open 1⁄2 hour before the audition begins.
Those auditioning should complete  and print out an audition form, click HERE
and bring a picture and resume (stapled) if they have them; Those auditioning for MainStage shows should prepare two contrasting songs from traditional and contemporary musical theater that show their range, bring sheet music in their key, and be ready to sing only their best 16 measures if necessary. 
An accompanist will be provided. 
They should also be prepared to learn a short dance combination and read from the script if asked.
All ethnicities are encouraged to attend and all roles are open;
please note that positions are unpaid and housing is not available.
Musicals at Richter Alumnus may request a specific audition time, please email
If you are unable to attend any of the above audition times, alternate audition times are available.
Please email with your request. For Complete Information, visit