| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Author Event: Poet Samuel Amadon reading from The Hartford Book
with Timothy Donnelly, award-winning author of The Cloud Corporation, Wed., July 18, at Real Art Ways, Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
Hartford is a peculiar subject. Live or work...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:10 AM
It's a few days after the multi-city, multi-stage Grand Band Slam weekend. You need music that's inspiring, different, cleansing. Tim Brady's in Hartford on Wednesday night, playing the electric guitar in ways you've not heard. Brady composes electro-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei (pictured) is a badass, plain and simple. He's been outspoken about his country's policies for years. He's been beat up, his blog has been taken down, his studio bulldozed, but as the title of this documentary by...