| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:55 PM
There's only one Real Art Ways, and although there are lots of odd people around, there's only one Odd Ball, the annual celebration of creativity and weirdness. The spacious gallery morphs into a quasi-psychedelic realm of music, art, dancing and...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 9:40 AM
If you hadn't heard, Real Art Ways has been hosting a film series called Science on Screen, a gathering for all those interested in the far reaches of science and fiction. Each event begins with a talk led by a different scientist on theories presented in...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:35 AM
• Thursday: Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris present Improvisations IV, 7 p.m., $12-$15, Real Art Ways, Hartford; Zach Birdcall Yost, The Benedicks, Mandrake Mechanism and Details, Sully's, Hartford.
• Friday: An Indie Good Time ft. Departures,...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Opens Friday, Jan. 13, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
The Finnish filmmaker/screenwriter Aki Kaurismaki can be sort of brutal in the way he puts you through a movie.
They're beautiful things, his films. Slow and...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Nov. 16, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Ross McElwee's documentaries aren't always easy to watch. There are painful silences, awkward blank stares into the camera, and moments where people...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:40 AM
A 17-members rock "arkestra," led by writer/guitarist/producer Greg Tate. Special guests, including Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. The awesomeness of Real Art Ways. And the music of ... Steely Dan? Mind-blowing, really. We're so used to hearing...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Picture this: A site-specific theatrical work by the Hartford-based Bated Breath Theatre Company will be presented Thursday Nov. 1 at 6:30 and 7:30 p,.m. and Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum of Hartford in connection with the museum&...
| 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 26, 2012
| 11:27 AM
The RAW Awards, honoring the best of independent artists in the Hartford area, will be on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 p.m. to midnight at The Russian Lady, 191 Ann Uccello St. in Hartford. (This is a national organization; it has nothing to do with Real Art...
| 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...