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Monday, October 5, 2020

New Britain Museum of American Art keeps focus on women, art and social change by Susan Dunne

“Some Day is Now: Women, Art and Social Change,” set to open on Aug. 7, was moved to October, and is on view now through Jan. 24. The delay, rather than a detriment, worked out to the ex…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Steampunk enthusiasts gathering at Hill-Stead in Farmington by Susan Dunne

12 Months of Steampunk, the monthly event centering on steampunk aesthetic, will be Oct. 3 at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. It will be followed by two other events in November and Decembe…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:23AM
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Connecticut LGBTQ film fest showing short on Yale Catholic researcher, parody by Hartford activist lawyer and dozens more by Susan Dunne

The 33rd annual Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival will take place Oct. 2 to 10, showing 18 features and documentaries and dozens of short films. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Hartford is a city of murals; go on a citywide self-guided tour by Susan Dunne

Hartford is a city of murals, with such subjects as Martin Luther King, city pioneers, Jackie McLean, Roberto Clemente and everyday people. Here is a list of outdoor murals throughout the ci…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bee murals beautify Ann Uccello-Allyn Street in newest Hartford public art project by Susan Dunne

Nine cement blocks blocking off Ann Uccello and Allyn streets to car traffic were painted with flowers and bees, to beautify the streets and lure people to eat at the outdoor restaurants.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:20AM
Monday, September 21, 2020

Wadsworth Atheneum virtual fundraising gala is Sept. 26 by Susan Dunne

Like everything else in 2020, museum fundraising galas are going virtual. On Sept. 26, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford will hold its virtual gala starting at 7 p.m.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:59AM
Friday, September 18, 2020

Albert Woodfox, author of ‘Solitary’ talks about life in solitary confinement, self-knowledge through Black Panthers by Susan Dunne

Albert Woodfox has been awarded the 2020 Stowe Prize from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, an honor for books about social justice issues. In an interview, he talks about his yo…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, September 14, 2020

Virtual Hartford literary festival, ‘All Things Lit Live!’ on Sept. 19 by Susan Dunne

Hartford area lovers of literature can gather on the Facebook page of the Hartford Public Library on Sept. 19 to “All Things Lit Live!,” a virtual version of the Hartford L.I.T. festival.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Cathy Malloy stepping down as CEO of Greater Hartford Arts Council by Susan Dunne

Cathy Malloy, who has been CEO of Greater Hartford Arts Council for nine years, will step down. Malloy also is the former first lady of Connecticut.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:29PM

Wadsworth Atheneum reopening Labor Day weekend after coronavirus closure by Susan Dunne

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States. is reopening on Labor Day weekend after being closed for 5 1/2 months a…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:10PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Black Lives Matter mural unveiled in Bloomfield offers ’message of solidarity and empathy’ by Susan Dunne

The first of three Black Lives Matter murals was unveiled ‪on Tuesday evening‬ at town hall. The murals are being financed by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:10PM
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Virtual book clubs throughout Connecticut by Susan Dunne

The coronavirus pandemic has severely cut back services offered by most municipal libraries. But in many towns, people who love books can meet in book clubs on Zoom.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Connecticut Book Awards 2020 finalists include ‘Citizen Outlaw', ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous‘, ‘Old Newgate Road’ by Susan Dunne

The Connecticut Center for the Book and Connecticut Humanities announced the finalists for the 2020 Connecticut Book Awards, an annual honor bestowed on Nutmeg State authors and illustrators…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:32AM
Monday, August 24, 2020

’Changemakers’ murals to be unveiled in Hartford connect youth to city’s elders by Susan Dunne

Hartford Public Library and Hartford History Center's summer "Changemakers" program, which offered virtual workshops in a variety of artistic disciplines, will conclude on Aug. 29 and Sept. …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:56AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Hartford Public Library starts antiracism book club, teams up with Noname book club by Susan Dunne

Hartford Public Library has started a book club to encourage people ages 13 to 25 to read and discuss books on subjects of anti-racism and social justice. The club opens with "How to Be an A…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Hartford Stage suing ‘King’s Speech’ production company for not refunding $145,000 by Susan Dunne

Hartford Stage – whose executive director stated in March that coronavirus cancellations would result in “a financial hardship that is going to be extensive” – has sued a production …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:00PM

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival to feature Mahogany L. Browne, US poet laureate Joy Harjo by Susan Dunne

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival isn’t letting the coronavirus stand in its way. Unlike many cultural events shelved as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 28th annual event, at Hill-Stead…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, August 3, 2020

3 artists chosen to ‘Make A Thing’ to perk up Hartford landscape by Susan Dunne

Hartford Business Improvement District’s “Make a Thing” placemaking competition sought out artistic attractions that could be installed in places throughout Hartford, had about 75 appl…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:51AM
Friday, July 31, 2020

‘Racism: The Other American Pandemic’ virtual exhibit at ECSU looks at persistent crisis by Susan Dunne

As the coronavirus pandemic surges, recedes and surges again, an exhibit at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic reminds us of a second and more longer-lasting crisis assaulti…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society to reopen Aug. 18 by Susan Dunne

Connecticut Historical Society will reopen to the public on Aug. 18, with free admission until September, to no more than 40 people at a time. It closed in mid-March as a result of the coron…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:38AM
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Art for AIDS holding in-person two-night Hartford fundraising event by Susan Dunne

The 11th annual Art for AIDS art-grab fundraising event will go on in person in Hartford on Aug. 6 and 8, a two-night event that will implement strict social-distancing, masking, temperature…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 05:06PM
Friday, July 17, 2020

Trinity College Professor Pablo Delano seeks to show the real Hartford with new photography book, ‘Hartford Seen’ by Susan Dunne

"Hartford Seen," a book of photography by Trinity College Prof. Pablo Delano, shows a collection of photos of Hartford, foregoing the usual images of pretty classical architecture in favor o…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society exhibit explores lives of Connecticut’s Black suffragists by Susan Dunne

An online exhibit and archive at Connecticut Historical is collecting, and displaying, stories of Black Connecticut women who fought for the right to vote, because white suffragists didn't l…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:48AM
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Connecticut teen Terrence Bogan wins national Broadway World singing contest by Susan Dunne

Terrence Bogan, a recent graduate of Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford, won the high school division of Broadway World’s Next on Stage singing competition.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:48AM
Monday, July 6, 2020

Twain House to hold virtual Writers Weekend with ‘Simpsons’ writer, ‘Onion’ editor by Susan Dunne

“The Simpsons” writer Mike Reiss, “The Onion” editor Scott Dickers and Soraya Nadia McDonald, a 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist for criticism, are among the writers who will participate…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Real Art Ways chooses six artists for 2020 Real Art Awards by Susan Dunne

Real Art Ways in Hartford has announced the six recipients of the 2020 Real Art Awards, an annual recognition of emerging contemporary artists. Each artist will receive $2,500 and a solo sho…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:19PM
Monday, June 29, 2020

Artists sought for bus-shelter public art project in West Hartford by Susan Dunne

West Hartford Art League has put out a call for proposals for public art projects to be put on 10 bus shelters throughout town.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:42AM
Sunday, June 21, 2020

From burning crosses to everyday slights, pervasive racism documented in New London exhibit by Susan Dunne

An exhibit at Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, "Stories of Resilience: Encountering Racism," tells the stories of five Black people who live in the New London are who have dealt with ra…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:01AM
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Wethersfield teen Franco Tomaino a finalist in Broadway World singing contest by Susan Dunne

Franco Tomaino, a 17-year-old incoming senior at Wethersfield High School, is one of the five finalists in Broadway World’s Next on Stage singing competition.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Brothas Be Heard offers a platform for Black men to share their stories and correct misconceptions by Susan Dunne

Hartford's L.I.T., an arts/poetry/entrepreneurship collective, is hosting Brothas Be Heard, a platform for Black men to speak their truths, on June 20.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:00AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

11 Connecticut organizations get grants from National Endowment for the Arts totaling more than $1 million by Susan Dunne

National Endowment for the Arts has announced a new round of grants, and 11 Connecticut organizations got a total of more than $1 million.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:12PM

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