| Jan 19, 2012
Connecticut artist Mark Williams takes toy soldiers, the kind you'd give to your kid, and poses them in playful ways, smothering some with Play-Doh and turning others into carrot-toting bunnies (as in "Untitled (Yellow Bunny)," pictured). It's all about...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Mara Lieberman is the new artistic director Bated Breath Theatre Company, which is is restructuring as “a performance collective in order to bring a wide variety of cutting-edge performances to the Hartford area.”
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Head to Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways (always a good time on its own) for two openings: Alix Lambert's Crime, USA: Hartford, a multidisciplinary art project involving an exhibition, performance and two documentaries (screen shot pictured above)...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:45 AM
1) L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, Fri.-Sun. Over 80 comedic short films with screenings, industry panels, and lots of filmmaker networking. $7-$125. Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998.
2) 2012 Academy Award...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The City of Hartford and the Greater Hartford Arts Council named the 16 recipients of the 2012 Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, Phase 1.
The Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, funded by the City of Hartford and managed by the arts council, is...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:51 PM
TicketNetwork announced Wednesday that the company was pulling out of a high-profile economic development program following a tumultuous three days that began when CEO Donald Vaccaro was arrested early Monday.
"TicketNetwork is regrettably withdrawing...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 11:30 AM
As part of its Contemporary Art Series, the Lily Pad brings in paintings by Connecticut artist Gary Jacobs, whose works (including "Jesus Falling," pictured), will hang there throughout the month. Jacobs' quasi-religious art, which over the years has been...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Elastic Aspects, the new release by the Matthew Shipp Trio, rumbles to life with a bowed bass and some nebulous percussion; you don't hear Shipp's distinctive piano clusters and slinky lines until two minutes or so into the album. This is ideal music...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year.
That's the word from the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Douglas Tirola's All In: The Poker Movie, makes the case that nothing is more American than poker. The game involves risk, skill, chance, luck, a competitive edge, a desire to win, the ability to bluff, and, yes, money. Also, as numerous clips attest,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Storytelling and shenanigans take center stage at Real Art Ways on Saturday, with writers Aimee Bender, Yoni Brenner, Ellen Ferguson, William Giraldi, Ben Greenman, Dan Kennedy, Daniel Nester and others reading their humorous contributions to Kugelmass, a...