Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Program: A Curator's Insights: Martin Creed: Scales with Kelly Taxter--Ridgefield

01/26/2014

258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

A Curator's Insights: Martin Creed: Scales with Kelly TaxterSunday, January 26 · 2 pm to 3 pm. FREE for members and children 18 and under; FREE with the price of admission. Join us for a close look at the participatory and multi-sensory works by Martin Creed, visual artist, composer, musician, performer, and choreographer. Walk the galleries and engage in conversation about the art with visiting curator Kelly Taxter, the expert who curated Martin Creed: Scales. Presented in the Music exhibition series, Creed’s multifarious activities are received and contextualized as artworks, yet he resists that definition; rather, he catalogues his output by a simple taxonomy: a number followed by a descriptive title. Since the initial Work No. 3, Yellow painting (1996), he has made nearly two thousand works, including Work No. 1652 (2013), a Victorian upright piano whose lid mechanically opens and closes. The abrupt slam causes the faint resonance of every string, an atonal drone that ebbs and flows with the creak and bang of the lid's movement. What might be considered music in this work is as much tied to the object's inherent qualities as to a nimble exercise in classification. Michelangelo, master of the High Renaissance, is supposed to have said that the sculpture was inside the marble and it was just a matter of finding it. Creed often refers to this anecdote as "a nice way to think about working—finding it, not making it." Scales assumes this exploratory methodology, finding music both sonorously and conceptually in the most obvious and least likely of things and ways, in works in paint, ink, sculpture, and video. This exhibition is bound together by the artist's consistently applied methodology: playing off characteristics essential to light—metronomes, balloons, a piano, a drum machine, paint brushes, and people—rather than manipulating them to a desired effect, which yields work as much about music as all forms of creative expression. Creed lives and works in London, England, and Alcudi, Italy.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Winter Wine Festival

01/26/2014 to 01/26/2014

29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Winterfest 2014! From noon until 5 pm, please join us for the continuation of food & wine, featuring our Toasty Apple wine. We have all of our wines for tastings paired with savory and sweet foods. Ian Campbell will be on deck with his soothing sounds.  

Online registration is $30. Click HERE

Please Note: Reservations are taken with a credit card. Cancellations must occur 5 days prior to the event for full refund. Phone or email cancellations accepted. Cancellations after 5 days prior will result in full charge.

Pay at the door - $35 per person.

Cyrenius H. Booth Library/Museum Program: David Katz--An Evening of wellness at Meeting House--Newtown

01/28/2014

25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

David Katz - An evening of wellness - moved to the Meeting House on Tuesday January 28, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Meeting Room. Dr. David Katz will present an evening of wellness with a focus on healthy eating for children.  Presented by the Newtown Prevention Council.

Saltana Cave Hosts Healing with Angels Workshop--in the Cave--Ridgefield

01/28/2014

590 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-969-4327.

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:30PM at the Saltana Cave a Healing with Angels Workshop -- in the Cave will be held.  Learn to connect with your Angels, Angels are all around us, just waiting for us to call on them to help with all aspects of our lives, health, career, relationships, finances and more.  Deana Paqua is a reiki master, shamanic healer and spiritual teacher and is also a licensed massage therapist.  Cost $80 per person.  Call to register for the workshop.

Little Coyote Story Hour

01/28/2014 to 01/28/2014

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Introduce your Pre-school age children to the wonders and joy of traditional Native American stories! Why does Bear have a short tail? Who is Gluskabi and from where did his superpowers come? And why is Coyote known as a "trickster?" Join Janis ‘Four Hearts Whispering’ Us of Mohawk-Shinnecock descent in our beauti-fully replicated 16th century indoor Sachem's house for delightful and heartwarming stories. Come each time for relaxed fun with new friends.

Fee: Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members Free.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Fashion in Fiction: The Clothing in Jane Austen's Regency Novels with Kandie Carle

01/30/2014

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 7Pm to 8:15PM Kandie Carle will offer a program: Fashion in Fiction: The Clothing in Jane Austen's Regency Novels at the Oliver Wolcott Library.  While dressed in authentic Regency attire, historical performance artist Kandie Carl will give a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency Era.  This presentation is not a fashion show, rather, Ms. Carle takes her audience on a journey of discovery by using clothing and accessories as a tool. Space is limited.  Registration is requried.  Program is free and open to the public. 

McLaughlin Vineyards Hosts Snowshoeing with Bredeson Outdoor Adventures

01/31/2014

14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Phone: 203-426-1533.

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 McLaughlin Vineyards will host Snowshoeing with Bredeson Outdoor Adventures.  Call for further details about this great event. 

Mohawk Mountain - Backward Day.

01/31/2014

46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860-672-6100.

On Friday -  Come to Mohawk and ski backwards or try riding goofy to celebrate Backward Day! Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday/Holiday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Haight-Brown Vineyard "Sweets for your Sweetie"

01/31/2014 to 01/31/2014

29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

Sweets For Your Sweetie - The sweetest way to show your love to your sweetie is with dessert! Join us for this delicious hands-on evening as Chef Amy takes you through a variety of easy to prepare Valentine treats and techniques. Presented in a relaxing format, Chef Amy welcomes your questions in order to help you make the most of your Valentine's Day. Tickets are $20.00 and include a glass of Haight Brown wine. Seating is limited. Event is from 7 - 8:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are taken with a credit card. Cancellations must occur 5 days prior to the event for full refund. Phone or email cancellations accepted. Cancellations after 5 days prior will result in full charge.

To register click HERE