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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

New Connecticut museum shines a light on the beauty, the struggles and the history of the Sikh community by Susan Dunne

A gallery in Norwich dedicated to Sikh art is having its ribbon cutting on April 29, as part of a townwide celebration of the Sikh community.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Congolese refugee from New Haven tells piece of her story in new Young Adult novel by Susan Dunne

A new young adult novel is co-written by Gladys Mwilelo of New Haven woman, who is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Historical novel ‘Gallows Road’ based on 1753 hanging of a young mother in New London by Susan Dunne

A new historical novel, 'Gallows Hill,' is based on a true story from 1753 New London, when a woman was accused of killing her baby.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

From dumpster to display: artworks of Francis Hines at Mattatuck Museum by Susan Dunne

Five Francis Hines artworks that were part of a stash retrieved in 2017 from a dumpster in Watertown will be on exhibit at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 05:00AM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Fine Art & Flowers April 29 to May 1 at Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne

Fine Art & Flowers, the annual fund raiser that pairs floral arrangements with artworks, will be April 29 to May 1 at Wadsworth Atheneum.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:54PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

From Cassatt to Picasso, Connecticut museum receives gift of 70 major artworks, the largest in its history by Susan Dunne

A Connecticut museum will receive a promised gift of 70 artworks by major artists such as Cassatt, Hassam, Homer, Hopper, Wyeth, Picasso

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:50PM
Thursday, April 7, 2022

HSO to play live score at screening of ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ by Susan Dunne

Hartford Symphony Orchestra will present a live score at a screening of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" on April 23 and 24.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, April 4, 2022

After 15 years, Connecticut’s SWAN Day has blossomed into a community for creative women by Susan Dunne

SWAN Day CT, a celebration of women in the arts, is marking its 15th anniversary this year with a celebration on April 23 at Free Center in Middletown

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:07AM
Thursday, March 31, 2022

April in Paris film festival in Hartford returns with nine films over seven days by Susan Dunne

April in Paris film festival, which took a two-year hiatus due to COVID, is back in 2022 with a slate of nine French-language films. It will be held April 3 to 9 at Cinestudio in Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:37AM
Friday, March 18, 2022

Connecticut art events benefit Ukrainian refugee relief by Susan Dunne

Several art events in March are raising money for Ukraine refugee relief.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:56AM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Shelley D. Best is new CEO of Greater Hartford Arts Council by Susan Dunne

Hartford Rev. Shelley D. Best is the new CEO of the Greater Hartford Arts Council.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:44AM
Friday, February 11, 2022

Hartford Jewish Film Festival to feature 21 films, some live, some streaming by Susan Dunne

Tickets are now on sale for the 26th annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival, which will be presented live and streaming.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:04AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Artists on call to be part of ‘hARTford Love’ Asylum Avenue beautification project by Susan Dunne

A Hartford neighborhood art initiative called “hARTford Love” will put artworks on bus shelters and electrical boxes on Albany Avenue.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, January 24, 2022

Here’s what’s happening for Black History Month at Connecticut’s stages, museums and libraries by Susan Dunne

A list of events of what is happening in Connecticut to honor Black History Month

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, January 23, 2022

‘Mummies of the World’ at Connecticut Science Center in Hartford by Susan Dunne

At Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, “Mummies of the World” is a fascinating, educational and creepy exhibit, showing mummified corpses from Egypt, Peru, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary,…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, December 12, 2021

Connecticut art museums working to diversify their staff, leadership and collections by Susan Dunne

In the wake of the racial reckoning that followed the murder of George Floyd, museums throughout Connecticut are revving up again with a particular focus: diversity, equity and inclusion.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Rich Hollant’s ‘All That Remains’ photography exhibit in Hartford focuses on impermanence of memory by Susan Dunne

Rich Hollant of West Hartford presents “All That Remains,” a photography exhibit, at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:38PM
Friday, November 26, 2021

Trees, trains and tradition: Museums decorated for holiday cheer by Susan Dunne

Holiday museum events for 2021 include The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Festival of Trees and Traditions, which runs from Dec. 2 to 12.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Shop small for unique gifts at holiday craft fairs throughout Connecticut by Susan Dunne

A list of the dozens of artisan and craft fairs in the Hartford area for holiday shopping in 2021.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:44PM
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Here are the heroes behind the faces you see on nine new Frog Hollow murals by Susan Dunne

A series of mural unveiled in November on Park and Broad streets in Hartford honor nine Frog Hollow heroes. Here is a little bit of who they are.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, October 29, 2021

Middletown exhibit shines light on artists with disabilities by Susan Dunne

Free Center in Middletown is the home of a new art exhibit of work by people with physical, psychiatric and intellectual disabilities.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:42PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Shuttered Irish famine museum at Quinnipiac University under investigation amid effort to reopen museum, protect collection by Susan Dunne

A committee formed to advocate for the reopening of the shuttered Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum will hold a public event on Oct. 30, as the office of state Attorney General William Tong in…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:27AM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

University of New Haven professor writes poetry about life in prison by Susan Dunne

University of New Haven English Prof. Dr. Randall Horton has just published a book of poetry based on the years he spent in prison.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Connecticut Literary Festival in Hartford to bring writers together for discussions, readings, celebration by Susan Dunne

Connecticut Literary Festival will be Oct. 22 and 23 in Hartford, sponsored by the CCSU English Department.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:23PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Connecticut Book Awards nominees announced; ceremony will be Oct. 22 in Hartford by Susan Dunne

The Connecticut Book Awards, which honors books written about Connecticut and/or by Connecticut residents, will be Oct. 22 in Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:17AM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hartford’s L.I.T. literary festival returns with readings, workshops, youth activities by Susan Dunne

The third annual Hartford’s L.I.T. Book Festival, a three-day celebration of reading and writing, will be held Sept. 17 to 19.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Dinner theater planned for inside Meriden Mall by Susan Dunne

Meriden Mall will soon be home to a dinner theater, where a local troupe will present musical plays and other entertainers will perform while diners enjoy a meal.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:26PM
Friday, September 3, 2021

36 projects by artists of color receive funding by Susan Dunne

Thirty six projects by artists of color received a total of $329,500 in funding from Hartford’s Free Center from its Independent Artists Fund.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:59AM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Hallmark Christmas movie filming in Hartford looking for extras, especially those with basketball skills by Susan Dunne

A casting call has been put out for a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie that will be shot in Hartford in September.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:29AM
Monday, August 30, 2021

Shubert general manager Lew Michaels to run Cinestudio in Hartford by Susan Dunne

Cinestudio, the art house theater on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, has appointed Lew Michaels as its new executive director. Michaels was most recently general manager of the Sh…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:09PM

Painted bears — a nod to backyard visitors — being unveiled Tuesday in West Hartford by Susan Dunne

WeHa Bear Fair, a public art project during which 12 artist-painted bears will be installed in West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square, will be revealed in a ceremony from 4:30 to 6 p.m. o…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:36PM