| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Rupa Marya sings in English, French, Spanish, Hindi and Tzotzil, a Mayan language spoken in the Mexican Chiapas state. She could sing in other languages if she wanted to. Marya’s band, Rupa and the April Fishes, similarly play global music: Gypsy...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Beauty Is Embarrassing
Opens Sept. 28 at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Wayne White says “fuck” a lot. He paints the word “fuck” a lot, too. White, the subject of the excellent and...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Paul Williams: Still Alive
July 27, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Most viewers will spend about 75 percent of Paul Williams: Still Alive hating Stephen Kessler. The film is a documentary about Williams, the...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Brad Guarino has some very serious and well-thought-out opinions about how boys learn how to become men. He puts these philosophies into his collage-like paintings. Read my story about it here.
| Jul 23, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Bated Breath Theatre Company takes up residence this summer at Hartford's Real Art Ways, responding to the visual art exhibits with short, illuminating vignettes at Creative Cocktail Hours throughout the season. But this weekend, head over to Arbor Street...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Anyone who's struggled with the healthcare situation in this country — to obtain it when you're unemployed or have a pre-existing condition, for example, or to get needed medical attention without it — will appreciate The Waiting Room, a...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Is there better cold weather music out there than what's being made by Iceland's Sigur Ros? Possibly. But I'm going wtih them.
Head to Real Art Ways in Hartford on Friday for a screening of Valtari, an experimental film project involving a dozen...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:05 AM
In Making Tracks, Laurie Frick used contemporary apps like Fitbit, OpenPaths and an iPhone camera to compile the results from 90 days of surveillance, assembling her findings into a huge floor-to-ceiling grid. It's the type of art that encourages self-...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:50 AM
The Queen of Versailles
Directed by Lauren Greenfield, showing at the Criterion, 86 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 498-2500, bowtiecinemas.com; Bethel Cinama, 269 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, (203) 778-2100, bethelcinema.com, and Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St.,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 11:55 AM
New Haven artist Ronnie Rysz, whose works hang at Real Art Ways through mid-September as part of an exhibition called Closed Circle, has an interesting day job: he creates custom prosthetics for soldiers and civilians who are missing limbs. That might not...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
There are two new shows on the walls at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. in Hartford, and they couldn’t be more different.
One, “Ronnie Rysz, Closed Circle,” offers a pretty radical re-imagining of the concept of portraiture. Rysz’s...