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  • Books Show How Drawing A Plant Will Make You See It More Clearly

    At a talk at the Wadsworth Atheneum a few years ago, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard of Stonington described how she keeps calm. Every morning she starts the day with a "one-flower" meditation, which, she said, leaves her...
  • The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays

     The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays
    Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third. In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
  • Dina Silva Named Director Of Development At Hartford's TheaterWorks

    Hartford’s TheaterWorks has its first full-time development director Dina Silva has more than 10 years experience ten years of fundraising experience, previously working a development manager at both the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the...
  • A Second Suitor: Brewery Interested In Hartford Times Building

    A Second Suitor: Brewery Interested In Hartford Times Building
    In the dozen years that the landmark Hartford Times building has stood vacant, there has been only one serious proposal to redevelop the property. And that one didn't work out. Now, in the space of a few months, there are two more. The Thomas Hooker...
  • Loving Living Where There's So Much Going On

    What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more. What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all! In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...
  • Malloy Fund-Raising Machine In High Gear

    If you are a lobbyist or the client of one, watch for a consumer alert warning of a political fundraising shakedown. You may get squeezed for as much as $100,000. The squeezer is one-time campaign finance reformer Democratic and Working Families Gov....
  • Hartford Shops Doubling As Art Galleries

    Hartford Shops Doubling As Art Galleries
    When a Hartford merchant puts artworks by local artists on his walls, it's a win-win-win-win situation. The artist's work gets seen. The merchant supports the region's art community. The merchant rescues his shop from generic decor. And the merchant...
  • Recovered Nazi-looted painting on view at LACMA

    In a remarkable turn of events, a Nazi-looted Baroque masterpiece that turned up on the art market five years ago was returned Friday to its owner, who plans to donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The life-size figure of St. Catherine...
  • It's A Wonderful Four-Letter Word

    It's A Wonderful Four-Letter Word
    Q: What's a four-letter word that's about half a foot wide and 3 feet tall, rolls up in a can and is an inspired and inspiring gift for many people on your holiday list? A: "Tree: A Calendar for 2014," the latest in the calendar-in-a-canister series...
  • Atheneum Receives Donation Of Arts & Crafts Decoratives

    Atheneum Receives Donation Of Arts & Crafts Decoratives
    The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford has completed the acquisition of 50 pieces donated by the late prominent arts and crafts collector Stephen Gray. The bequest is made up of early Gustav Stickley furniture, metalwork, prints and pottery selected by...
  • Value Beyond Decor: $1 Million Dollar XL Center Murals Present Problem Of Preservation

    Value Beyond Decor: $1 Million Dollar XL Center Murals Present Problem Of Preservation
    The renovation of Hartford's XL Center arena presents plenty of challenges: dealing with season-ticket holders whose seats must be moved to make way for new premium boxes; ordering custom-made parts because heating and cooling systems are so old; and...