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Glass House Installs 'Narcissus Garden' Pond Of Mirrors

Yayoi Kusama first created "Narcissus Garden" 50 years ago, at the 1966 Venice Biennale. The installation of 1,500 mirrored globes clustered together on the ground created a controversy, when Kusama put up a sign "Your Narcissism for Sale" and started selling the globes for 1,200 lire each (about...

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  • Freedom Songs From Marilyn Nelson

    Freedom Songs From Marilyn Nelson

    Here are poems by Marilyn Nelson celebrating rebirth and freedom in the spirit of spring. They bear the former Connecticut poet laureate's distinctive combination of passion and play: a passion for justice and freedom presented with wit and the terrible clarity born of bearing witness to a country's...

      • Gray Jacobik Celebrates Spring

        Gray Jacobik Celebrates Spring

        This month's poems by Gray Jacobik celebrate the publication of her 10th book, "The Banquet: New & Selected Poems." Like many of her earlier books, it has won an important award, in this case The William Meredith Award for Poetry. Poems from the new book presented here in honor of the spring equinox,...

          • Margaret Gibson's 'Broken Cup'

            Margaret Gibson's 'Broken Cup'

            EDITOR'S NOTE: Welcome to CT Poet's Corner, a monthly feature highlighting poetry by Connecticut authors. This month's poem by Margaret Gibson captures not only the sadness of Alzheimer's disease and the fragility of love, but also love's strength, its "ongoingness." Selected from her 12th book,...

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            • Abstract Exhibit 'Cardinal Points' At Pearl Street Gallery

              Abstract Exhibit 'Cardinal Points' At Pearl Street Gallery

              A traditional landscape has a horizon line, and all of Lindsey Fyfe's little paintings conform to that rule in a minimalist, stripped-down way. As Fyfe's canvases get bigger, however, she tosses aside the rules. She lets her instinct, her arm and the "velocity" of the paint take over, resulting...

              • Paris In Plantsville Gallery Closing

                Paris In Plantsville Gallery Closing

                Lots of kids grow up wanting to be firefighters or pro athletes. Sean Michanczyk wanted to be an art gallerist. "I remember being in elementary school and visiting galleries with my mother, always out and about," Michanczyk says. "I thought it would be kind of cool to open one." In 2009 he did,...

                  • Fine Art & Flowers At Wadsworth Atheneum

                    Fine Art & Flowers At Wadsworth Atheneum

                    The 35th Annual Fine Art & Flowers event, where florists, garden clubs and interior designers create flower arrangements inspired by paintings in the museum's permanent collection, will be at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, from Friday to Sunday, April 29 to May 1. The...

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                      • Trinity Film Festival Of College Shorts At Cinestudio

                        Trinity Film Festival Of College Shorts At Cinestudio

                        The fifth annual Trinity Film Festival, a showcase of short films made by college students from around the country, will be Saturday, May 7, at Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford. One of the filmmakers this year is Jon Alston, a former linebacker for the St....

                          • Movie, Picnic, Wine Tasting Part Of Weeklong Israeli Festival

                            Movie, Picnic, Wine Tasting Part Of Weeklong Israeli Festival

                            More than 30 Greater Hartford organizations present the Second Annual Greater Hartford Israel Festival from Sunday to Sunday, May 8 to 15. An exhibit of work by Israeli artist Dorit Gur will be up at Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, during the entirety of the festival.  Admission...

                              • Cheesy Classic 'Timechasers' Gets RiffTrax Treatment

                                Cheesy Classic 'Timechasers' Gets RiffTrax Treatment

                                "Time Chasers" came out in March 1994 and impressed no one. The cheesy thriller told the story an average Joe who turns his airplane into a time machine, then must fight evil henchmen who want to exploit his discovery. A movie this bad is what RiffTrax is made for. RiffTrax, founded by "Mystery...

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