Goings On

Events, gatherings, & outings:
What to see and do this month

January 1, 2019
Annual New Year’s Day
Concert & Party

Join the Washington Friends of Music for their annual New Year’s Day Concert! The New Baroque Soloists will be performing an uplifting program featuring works from Bach, Telemann, Handel, and Vivaldi. Elevator is on the right side of main entrance.

Tuesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day); 4 pm

Tickets: In Advance $30;  at the door $35 (cash or check only); Children Free
Tickets will be held for you at the door
Tickets also available at The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot and
at County Wine and Spirits, New Preston

Historic Meeting House on the Green
6 Kirby Road
Washington

washingtonct4music.blogspot.com

January 1 – 8, 2019
Surface Tensions
by Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown attended the art program at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY where in 1994 he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree, graduating cum laude and being awarded Departmental Distinction in Art. In 1995 he enrolled in the postgraduate sculpture program at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and in 1997 received his Master of Fine Arts Degree. At university, Christopher developed his interests and skills in wood and metalworking. After graduating, he moved to Atlanta, GA where he worked in metal fabrication studios. With this experience, he decided to move back to Connecticut to launch his own business designing and fabricating art furniture. Christopher owned and operated his business until 2009 when he decided to stop designing furniture and focus singularly on art making.

Christopher now works from home where he lives with his wife of 16 years and three daughters. His art-making relies in large part on intuition stemming from a full and practiced creative vocabulary accumulated over many years of education, ‘muscle memory’ from using his hands, and life experience. Tapping into both reason and impulse, Christopher has been working abstractly for the past several years, visually exploring the ‘spaces’ found within thought and emotion.

Free

Good News Restaurant & Bar
694 Main Street South
Woodbury

info@goodnewsrestaurantandbar.com
203.266.4622

January 1 – 8, 2019
Surface Tensions
by Christopher Brown Copy

Christopher Brown attended the art program at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY where in 1994 he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree, graduating cum laude and being awarded Departmental Distinction in Art. In 1995 he enrolled in the postgraduate sculpture program at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and in 1997 received his Master of Fine Arts Degree. At university, Christopher developed his interests and skills in wood and metalworking. After graduating, he moved to Atlanta, GA where he worked in metal fabrication studios. With this experience, he decided to move back to Connecticut to launch his own business designing and fabricating art furniture. Christopher owned and operated his business until 2009 when he decided to stop designing furniture and focus singularly on art making.

Christopher now works from home where he lives with his wife of 16 years and three daughters. His art-making relies in large part on intuition stemming from a full and practiced creative vocabulary accumulated over many years of education, ‘muscle memory’ from using his hands, and life experience. Tapping into both reason and impulse, Christopher has been working abstractly for the past several years, visually exploring the ‘spaces’ found within thought and emotion.

Free

Good News Restaurant & Bar
694 Main Street South
Woodbury

info@goodnewsrestaurantandbar.com
203.266.4622

January 2 – 30, 2019
The Paintings of Karen Simmons
At Woodbury Library

Artist Karen Simmons grew up in Europe, surrounded by art and architecture where her love for light and color was inspired the landscapes of Burgundy and southern France.
A graduate of Williams College with a degree in art history, studio art and politics, Ms. Simmons went on to focus on architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning a graduate degree, she began a career in architecture, working in New York City, winning a Historic Preservation award for work renovating a brownstone on Gramercy Place. Ms. Simmons also worked in New Jersey, and in Grenoble, France, where she was part of the winning design team for the 1992 Olympics ice skating rink, and for the city hall in Chambery, France.

Upon returning to the United States, she gradually left architecture behind, focusing on art and competitive rowing. Solitary early hours on the water, the mists and the reflections of lakes Lillinonah and Waramaug, led her to paint, and through art, to attempt to share the chaotic daily beauty that surrounds us.
The exhibit is open during regular library hours.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 2 – 4 pm

Free

Woodbury Library
269 Main Street South
Woodbury

203.263.3502
woodburylibrartct.org

January 3, 2019
Wykeham Consort Performs
Celtic Music at Gunn Memorial Library

Join the acclaimed Wykeham Consort as they perform Celtic Christmas Music. Their concert, Take Joy!, includes the Abbots’ Bromley, MacCrimmons’ Lament, the Christmas Day in Da Mornin’ and more familiar tunes such as I Wonder as I Wander and Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day.

Wykeham Consort is a group of musician friends who love to make music together and enjoy sharing what they have discovered. Some of them met as performers in The Everyman Guild many years ago, some of us met as Orff Schulwerk music educators, and one was commandeered in a local diner while having brunch with his mother! They all live within 40 minutes of each other and rehearse once a week either at Andy’s Suzuki Studio in Sandy Hook or at Matilda’s house in Washington. Wykeham Consort has been performing together since 2010. They specialize in music of the Renaissance and then fell in love with Sephardic music. Last year they recorded an album of Sephardic and Spanish Renaissance music, She Came Out Of The Sea, which is available on iTunes, CD Baby and at our concerts. They have another complete Sephardic album ready to record. Now they are exploring Celtic music- collecting, arranging and rehearsing it. For more information visit wykehamconsort.com

Thursday, January 3, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free

Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington

860.868.7586
gunnlibrary.org

 

January 5, 2019
Cameron Sutphin at
Twelve Moons Coffee House

On Saturday, January 5, Twelve Moons Coffee House welcomes Cameron Sutphin. This winter he is on a Solo Acoustic New England Tour in support of his Nashville Recorded EP Heartbreak Town. Cameron has toured throughout the United States, performing in over half of the country. Cameron has had the opportunity to open for national folk touring acts Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Drew Kelly.  Cameron also had the privilege of opening for Emily Ann Roberts, the Season 9 runner-up on The Voice. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, Cameron’s music echoes inspiration from singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young – combining simple melodies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of his own. Listen to Cameron Sutphin:  cameronsutphin.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, January 5, 7 – 10 pm

Free
Donation requested

Twelve Moons Coffee House
PLEASE NOTE:
There is a change of location for this event.
It will be held at
The Annex
of the North East Millerton Library
28 Century Blvd
Millerton, NY 12546

TwelveMoonsCoffee@gmail.com
tinyurl.com/12Moons

 

January 5 – February 27, 2019
Treasa Pattison’s “In Living Color”
At Kent Memorial Library

The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Cornwall artist Treasa Pattison will have her paintings displayed in the Library’s in an exhibit titled “In Living Color.”
Treasa Pattison first studied painting at the Wykeham Rise school for girls in Washington, CT, a school primarily focused on fine and performing arts. She then worked as a studio assistant for land and seascape painter Edward Fails from Falls Villiage, CT. Later she began to show her own work in small local galleries and community exhibits. Treasa uses her painting skills as a form of art therapy helping people in Litchfield County who struggle with traumatic brain injuries and has lead the art rooms of agencies in Torrington and Thomason, CT. Her love for nature and rich color are very much apparent in her work.

Opening Reception to meet the artist: Saturday, February 2, 2 – 4 pm

Free
Please register
860-927-3761
kmlinfo@biblio.org

Kent Memorial Library
32 North Main Street
Kent

860.927.3761
lcpierpont@biblio.org
kentmemoriallibrary.org

 

January 10, 2019
Textile Conservation: A Changing
Field for a Changing Art

The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes Meredith Wilcox-Levine to speak on the subject of Textile Conservation: A Changing Field for a Changing Art at the Litchfield Community Center. Meredith is a Textile Conservator at the Textile Conservation Workshop. She holds an M.S. in Historical Costume and Textile Conservation from the University of Rhode Island. A member of the Costume Society of America, she specializes in costume conservation and lectures on general conservation practices. Her interests range from historic and theatrical costume to exhibition mount-making, sports memorabilia and contemporary fiber art. The event includes a High Tea reception.

Thursday, January 10, beginning at 2:30 pm

Free for Forum members; $10 for non-members

Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road
Litchfield

860-567-3966
womensforumoflitchfield.org

 

January 10 – February 9, 2019
The Work of Birds
By Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg

This exhibition will be showing in the TDP Gallery at Five Points. Also, showing are: in the East Gallery, an exhibition by Heidi L. Johnson called Polytechnicolor; in the West Gallery are the works of artists Anna Broell Bresnick, Alexis Crowely, Danielle Mailer, Alison Palmer, Brian Keith Stephens, and Clay Witt in a show called Menagerie.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6 – 8:30 pm

Free

Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street
Torrington

860.618.7222
fivepointsgallery.org

 

January 12 – February 23, 2019
Knot/So at The Loft Gallery
at The Smithy

Abstract Expressionist painter Katie Ré Scheidt was born in New York City and raised in Bronxville, NY. Scheidt had a thirteen-year career on Wall Street as an Equity Sales Trader and began her professional art career while living in Roxbury, CT, where she has lived for the past nine years with her family.

Scheidt has built a robust commission business specializing in abstracts, portraiture and nudes. Her gestural figures are both lyrical and romantic, and at the same time they engage a powerful conversation with the present. Among layered fields of color and expressive strokes of pigment, bare canvas and fragile charcoal lines, her abstract imagery bursts before you as painterly moments come together to create a whole. Scheidt’s use of color is both sumptuous and candid, lending a lush choreography to her work that almost feels out of a ballet.

Scheidt’s work can be found in private collections in Europe and throughout the United States. Her work currently hangs at Relais & Chateaux hotels in New England like The Mayflower Grace Hotel & Spa in Washington, CT.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 4 – 6 pm

Free

The Loft Gallery
At The Smithy
10 Main Street
New Preston

860.868.9003
Thesmithystore.com
KatieReScheidt.com

January 12 & 13, 2019
Momix Presents
Alice

In 1865, when she was only ten years old, the “real Alice” moved Oxford mathematics don Lewis Carroll to write his fantastic tale of underground adventures for her. More than 150 years later, that little tale, starring Alice herself as a sensible child in an absurd universe, is now familiar to most of the world for its fantasy and fun as well as for its cast of supporting characters, from the White Rabbit to the Mad Hatter and the implacable Queen of Hearts.

No wonder it is the inspiration for Moses Pendleton’s newest work, for he too is the creator of worlds that resemble dreams and that are often populated with strange and whimsical presences. In MOMIX, as in Alice, the human body is subject to change and nothing is what it seems. “I don’t intend to retell the story, but to use it as a taking off point for invention,” says Pendleton. “Alice is a natural fit for MOMIX and an opportunity for us to extend our range. I want to take this show into places we haven’t been before in terms of the fusion of dancing, lighting, music, costumes, and projected imagery.”

Two Performances: Saturday, January 12 at 8 pm
and Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm

Tickets: check box office

Main Theatre
Warner Theatre
Torrington

860.489.7180
boxoffice@warnertheatre.org

 

January 12 - February 28, 2019
Woody Campbell Photographs
at Byrde + the b

Byrde + the b is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent landscape photographs taken in Litchfield County by the photographer Woody Campbell.

Woody has been taking photographs since the age of eleven when he first used a Kodak Brownie camera. He is a graduate of Yale University.  After graduation Woody spent time with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war which he considers to be a formative experience. This is when Woody began a serious concentration on photography. After Vietnam he traveled Europe and took photos.  Campbell graduated from Columbia Law School and pursued a law career.  He kept up his photographic interests. Woody currently takes a photograph a day and has been doing this consistently for the past nine years.

Woody’s exhibit consists of recent ethereal landscapes that he has been working on. Woody has a studio in a barn in Connecticut where he produces his work.  Byrde  + the b and Woody are both very happy to be sharing some of his dreamy and subtle dramatic tonal studies with you. The exhibition runs through February 28, 2019.

Opening Reception: Saturday January 12, 5-7pm

Free

Byrde + the b
10 Titus Road
Washington Depot

Byrde + the b
10 Titus Rd
Washington Depot

860-619-0422

www.byrdeandtheb.com 

January 15, 2019
Let’s Get Cooking Workshop
At the Gunn Memorial Library

Members of New Milford Hospital’s Diebold Family Cancer Care Center will lead a Plant Based Cooking Workshop entitled Let’s Get Cooking. This workshop, includes a cooking demonstration and tasting, and is about eating to promote a healthy weight plus prevention and risk reduction of chronic diseases will be facilitated by Michele MacDonnell, RD, C-DN, Clinical Nutrition Manager; Kerry Gold, Director Dining Services, Unidine Corporation and Cynthia Tyler, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN, Cancer Navigator.

Participants will gain an understanding of plant-based nutrition is: Minimally processed foods from plants, modest amounts of fish, lean meat and low fat dairy, red meat sparingly. Identify plant foods: vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, dry beans and legumes. Understand the role of overall eating choices in reducing cancer risk and disease prevention: Vitamins and minerals in vegetables and fruits may protect against cancer. Other natural compounds called phytochemicals can help to protect cells in the body from damage that can lead to cancer. Name the main benefits of plant based proteins: helps maintain strong immune system, promotes cell growth, repair and maintenance, improves heart health, aids muscle growth and recommendations for alcohol intake.

Tuesday, January 15, 6 – 7:30 pm
Snow date: Tuesday, January 22, 6 pm

Free

Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington

860.868.7586
gunnlibrary.org

January 25 & 26, 2019
Kristin Worrall
The Recipe: Apple Strudel

Standard Space is pleased to present The Recipe, an episodic live cooking show where a dessert is demonstrated, prepared, and served to an audience. This episode: Apple Strudel. Love, Sex, and Death; The Forbidden Fruit flambéed, filled, and rolled in a humble dough of flour and water. Come learn how to make the official dessert of Vienna, Austria at Standard Space in Sharon. Performed by Kristin Worrall, with video by David Pym.

Kristin Worrall is a pastry artist, performer, sound designer, and musician based in New York City, born in Providence, RI. She has performed and produced her live baking show The Recipe at various venues in and around New York City. She is a founding member of Nature Theater of Oklahoma (Life and Times, No Dice, Poetics). Her sound work has been seen and heard at BAM, The Public Theater, The Kitchen, PS 122, The Wexner Center, New Ohio Theater, The Knitting Factory, The Conan O’Brien Show, the Food Network, and many others. Ms. Worrall is a Henry Hewes Design Nominee, a recipient of the A.R.T. New York Theater Grant for Sound Design, and is an alumni of the Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab and the Watermill Center. She is a graduate of Institute of Culinary Education (Baking/Pastry Arts), The New School (MA/Media Studies), and UW-Madison (BA/English).

Two performances: Friday, January 25 & Saturday, January 26, 8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm

$5 cover

Standard Space
147 Main Street
Sharon

www.standardspace.net
+1 917-627-3261

January 25, 2019
Atlantic Brass Quintet Concert
at Hotchkiss

The Hotchkiss Concert Series is thrilled to present the Atlantic Brass Quintet on Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Serving as resident brass quintet at institutions including Boston University and the Boston Conservatory, the quintet is lauded regularly in the press for its lively and stimulating style. Buffalo News proclaims: “Pushing the envelope of what a brass quintet is capable. … Irresistibly infectious spirit.” and the Boston Globe declares, “They kick butt.” For specific program information please visit our website. The concert is free and open to the public.

Atlantic Brass Quintet:
Thomas Bergeron, trumpet; Tim Leopold, trumpet; Seth Orgel, horn; Tim Albright, trombone; John Manning, tuba

Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest and most versatile brass chamber ensembles, the Atlantic Brass Quintet has performed in 48 of the United States and dozens of countries across four continents. Atlantic specializes in masterful and vibrant presentations of repertoire spanning five centuries and a broad spectrum of styles, from Bach and Brahms to Mehldau and Monk to Brazil and the Balkans. Winner of six international chamber music competitions, the Quintet’s distinctive sound, impeccable ensemble, stunning virtuosity, and warm, inviting stage presence have won praise from scores of critics.

Founded in 1985, the Atlantic Brass Quintet launched its career with a phenomenal string of competition victories over a period of two years. Grand prizes include the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition, the Shoreline Alliance Chamber Music Competition, the Summit Brass First International Brass Ensemble Competition, and the Rafael Mendez International Brass Quintet Competition. Following these remarkable achievements, the ABQ was honored by Musical America by being named “Young Artists of 1988.” In May 1992, by unanimous decision, the Quintet won the “Premiere Prix” at the International Brass Competition of Narbonne, France, recognized worldwide as the preeminent competition of its kind.
Highlights in the Quintet’s busy concert career include performances at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Fleet Boston Celebrity Series, Tanglewood, and the White House.

Atlantic has been the resident brass quintet of Boston University, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Boston Conservatory. The Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar, an annual residential immersive summer program established in 1993, endures as one of the most popular summer destinations for both student and professional brass players.

Esther Eastman Music Center
The Esther Eastman Music Center celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015. A LEED-certified building adjoining The Hotchkiss School’s main building and completed in 2005, the Center is home to state-of-the art music facilities and the Katherine M. Elfers Hall — a breathtaking concert hall with world-class acoustics. The hall has become one of the area’s main cultural destinations, offering student and guest concerts throughout the year, all free of charge. The guest concert series has welcomed an acclaimed roster of international musicians, including the Fine Arts Quartet, violinists Midori and Glenn Dicterow, cellist Robert deMaine, pianists Boris Berman, Olga Kern, Leon Fleisher, and Guarneri String Quartet, among many others.

Friday, January 25, 7 pm

Free

Katherine M. Elfers Hall
Esther Eastman Music Center
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville

860-435-4423
www.hotchkiss.org/arts

 

January 26 – March 2, 2019
WAA Members Show
In the Depot

The Annual Washington Art Association & Gallery Members Show is back. The Ferguson/Sherr/Rea Awards will be presented during the Opening Reception in these categories: works on paper, painting, photography and sculpture. Gallery runs from January 26th to March 2nd, 2019.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26, 4 – 6 pm
Awards will be presented during the reception at 5:30 pm

Free

Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington Depot

860.868.2878
washingtonartassociation.org