Daisy Castro Quartet Concert
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Daisy Castro Quartet Concert

Earth Day Concert

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The Daisy Castro Quartet

Sunday April 22nd, 5-7pm

Suggested Donation: $20 per ticket

**PURCHASE DEADLINE 4/19/18**

*SHOW CONTINGENT ON 30 TICKETS RESERVED IN ADVANCE*

Refreshments/Bar provided by The Stomping Ground

An outstanding interpreter of early European Jazz of the 1930’s and 40’s, in the style of the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Daisy Castro has emerged as a revitalizing force for the genre, stunning first time audience members, and continuing to enthrall even those that have seen her perform many times before. Her dynamic playing channels some of the early greats, while adding a modern edge to the Jazz Manouche tradition created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in Jazz Age Paris.

Daisy has been an active member of the “Gypsy Jazz” community both in the United States and in Europe since she was 14 years old. She has played on stages on both continents with all of the masters. Now, with three recordings of this style under her belt, she has earned the respect of said masters and their knowledgeable audiences, which is no small feat in this heavily male dominated genre.

For this tour, she will be joined by guitarists who each have their own long lists of accomplishments, awards, and international touring experience. The quartet will be promoting Daisy’s project, World On Fire. While still rooted in the same style as her earlier recordings, Gypsy Moth(2010) and Déviation(2013), this one reaches even further around the globe for it’s influences. Encompassing everything from Django compositions to traditional Turkish and Greek tunes, it opens up a whole new world of exploration for these fantastic young musicians. The energy created when they come together is quite impressive. It is always a treat for audiences to see this kind of dedication manifest onstage. They are all happy to be among the new generation of players helping to bring this beautiful music from the past into the future.

Join us at the Silver Circle Gallery on Sunday, April 22nd at 5:00 pm for an amazing evening of music, art and community!

Suggested Donation $20 per ticket

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Bar by The Stomping Ground

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Trashion Show Exhibit
Apr
27
to May 27

Trashion Show Exhibit

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“Trashion Show”
In celebration of Earth Day, this featured display will have work that blends fashion and the art of "upcycling", transforming everyday trash into creative treasures. Works will be featured by Jacqueline Lucier, Pat Miller, Audrey Mucci, Phoebe Godfrey, Tina Shirshac, Ann C. Rosebrooks, Frances Kornbluth, Jennifer Flanagan, Daniel Durand, and other community artists we are looking forward to welcoming into the Silver Circle Gallery.

 

 

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First Friday May 4th,
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday May 4th,

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First Friday: May 4th, 6-9pm

Join us for another season of First Friday featuring art, music, food, and local creative talent from 6-9pm.

The featured exhibit will be the "Trashion" show, featuring upcycled two dimensional, multimedia, and wearable works of art.

Egg Tempera Demonstration by Collective Artist Marny Lawton

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Marny Lawton is a painter working in the mediums of oil and egg tempera, painting nature and food that never spoils to help feed the hungry.  More naturalist and painterly than romantic, for the last twelve years she has focused on the gemlike beauty of food, further developed in a recent artist residency in Italy. She looks for the meditative beauty in the ordinary, the extraordinary in the often overlooked. Her work has been shown across the country and collected internationally.

Lawton graduated from Paier College of Art in New Haven, CT, picking up egg tempera painting later. Her primary influence has been the Flemish Old Masters using the traditional indirect technique of underpainting and glazing to create painterly representational canvases with glowing colors. She says that painting in egg tempera feels like working directly with the old masters, making her own paints, working as an alchemist. Giving the viewer a feeling of belonging in nature, she strives for an archaic knowledge that is part of our genetic makeup and responsibility of living on this planet we all call home.

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Her award winning work has been widely exhibited, appearing at the New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, the Slater Museum, and in galleries and shows in New York, Boston, Rhode Island, Texas and chosen to appear soon in the Twin Cities magazine TOSCA in their American Artist Series representing Connecticut. Examples of her work can be found at:  https://www.marnylawton.com/index.html

 

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2nd Reception - Inner Circle///Women In The Arts
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Reception - Inner Circle///Women In The Arts

Friday April 6th, Although we had a well attended opening reception, many of our artists and local art supporters were unable to come due to the extreme weather. A wonderful reason to come together once again and celebrate our regional art community in honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day. Join us for an evening filled with community, conversation, connection, music, and refreshments. Meet the artists and hear them speak about their work at 6:30pm. See you there!

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