Louisa Barton-Duguay: Selected Works

Runs through Friday, March 6  Free

Louisa Barton-Duguay is showing mixed-media, small sculpture and paintings, in our main gallery through March 6.

The artist reception is Saturday, Feb. 7, 5 to 7 pm at Charter Oak. The show runs through Friday, March 6. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm.

Louisa received her BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, studied for a summer in France, had a six-week ceramic residency in China, and was married to artist Guy Duguay.

Read about Louisa in The Courant:  See a video story in Crossroads Magazine here: (Click on the March 1 panel, advance to minute 6:00.)

Women Composers Festival

March 5-8

Lisa Renée Coons is the featured composer at the 15th Annual Women Composers Festival of Hartford.

Lisa was a Jackie McLean Fellow and visiting professor at the Hartt School. She is an assistant professor of music composition at Western Michigan University. She earned her her PhD in composition from Princeton University.

Also featured is Iktus Percussion, a collective based in New York City,  and New England Guitar Quartet, which made its debut performance at the 2012 festival.

The festival includes workshops, lectures and performances March 4 through March 8.
At Charter Oak on Friday March 6, participants will have a day of workshops. Itkus Percussion performs at 7:30 pm. The program includes music by Lisa Coons and winners of an international competition. On Saturday, March 7, The Alpaca String Quartet playsmusic by composers from New England and New York at 7:30 pm.
The concluding concert, at Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church St., Hartford, is the New England Guitar Quartet at 7:30 pm.

For more information and tickets click here

Afarin Rahmifar: Unraveling Stories

Gallery Opening | Thursday March 26| 5:30-7 pm

Afarin Rahmanifar was born in Tehran, Iran, and received her Masters of fine Arts from the University of Connecticut. Her work is shaped by the intersecting points of eastern and western cultures.  She specializes in painting and mixed media and in Persian miniature illustration.

Her show, “Unraveling Stories: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Femal Identities,”  runs March 17 through May 1.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am through 5 pm or by appointment. Information: 860-310-8014.
Eventbrite - Afarin Rahmifar: Unraveling Stories

17th Annual Ted Hershey Dance & Music Marathon

Saturday | April 11 | 7 pm

The 17th Annual Ted Hershey Dance & Music Marathon Concert features dance companies, choreographers and schools in a signature celebration of Hartford’s rich, culturally diverse dance community. It celebrates the life and work of Ted Hershey, principal dancer with Hartford Ballet and co-founder of Works Contemporary Dance, who died of AIDS in 1998.

Photo of Ted Hershey by John Long/The Hartford Courant
Eventbrite - Ted Hershey Dance Marathon

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