| Nov 9, 2012
From his sixth-floor studio in the Colt Building, Richard Hawley may have the best city view in Hartford, with the blue-and-gold onion dome in the foreground. Hawley still lives in New York. However, the Farmington native — a descendant of 19th...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Hard numbers don't exist to tell us how many viewers had additional screens on their laps as they watched the three presidential and one vice-presidential debates this fall, but it was undoubtedly greater than the population of Canada. Hartford's Real Art...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Visual art and theater are cultural chocolate and peanut butter. We've all stared at wall-sized paintings and imagined characters moving, interacting, playing out in three dimensions what visual artists convey in 2-D. For two nights, Bated Breath...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Artist Phil Ross and Connecticut based mycologist Connie Borodenko will mediate a conversation about fungus (see above) as an artistic medium and sustainable architecture at Real Art Ways on March 16. Borodenko is an expert in mycology (the scientific...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The House I Live In
At Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org, from Friday, March 15 through Thursday, March 21.
Eugene Jarecki's wrenching documentary on our failed national War on Drugs, "The House I Live In," in some senses...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Caesar Must Die
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Opens March 1, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
One of the ironies of acting and the movies is that an actor's skill eventually backfires against him...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show
Film screening, Q&A, and book signing
Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9, $20, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
You can say what you will about Crispin Glover, but...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In her humorous stage piece Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome, Knight Fellow and Creative Capital Grant recipient Michelle Ellsworth (pictured) dares to ask, "What will be missed when men have disappeared?" Good question, really, one...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Intimate Science Exhibit at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Heading to downtown Hartford for a nice meal on V-day? Does your girlfriend wear thick-rimmed glasses and bright purple pants? Why not...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:55 AM
Crispin Hellion Glover (films "Back to the Future," "Alice in Wonderland," "Hot Tub Time Machine, "River's Edge") performs his solo work, "Big Slide Show, Parts One and Two" on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Hartford's Real Art Ways, 55...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Hartford's funky West End may be best known for its eclectic selection of restaurants, but in the current economy, this source of neighborhood pride and identity is under threat. The clock is ticking on at least one of the neighborhood's classic Chinese...