Jul
28
5:00 pm17:00

Dr. Nikodem Poplawski on black holes

"Beauty lives in physics, just as it does in poetry, opera and visual art. The universe appears to be very simple, and the laws of physics appear to be simple, beautiful and universal” - Dr. Nikodem Poplawski


We are delighted to announce that on September 17 at 5pm Dr. Nikodem Poplawski will be speaking about his theory that our universe may exist inside a black hole existing in another universe.

This is a fabulous opportunity to introduce our children to a fascinating man who was named by Forbes magazine as one of five scientists in the world most likely to become the next Albert Einstein.

Jul
21
5:00 pm17:00

Janet Borden on Photography + Martin Parr

Join Martin Parr's Strange Paradise curator Tealia Ellis Ritter for a conversation with Janet Borden who will discuss the work of legendary British photographer Martin Parr and the world of photography.

American Art Dealer Janet Borden specializes in contemporary photographs, and has represented some of the major photographers of this era, such as Martin Parr, Tina Barney, Lee Friedlander, Mary Ellen Mark, Jan Groover, and John Pfahl.

AGNES GUND IN CONVERSATION WITH ED MCGOWIN
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

AGNES GUND IN CONVERSATION WITH ED MCGOWIN

Join the harts gallery for a conversation between Agnes Gund and artist Ed McGowin about his NAME CHANGE project, the subject of our current exhibition Civilized Adults.

Admission is free of charge but RSVP is required. To register, email thehartsgallery@gmail.com

Space is limited and seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Ed McGowin for Thorton Dossett, Till, 1990, Acrylic on Linen,  42 x 42 inches

Ed McGowin for Thorton Dossett, Till, 1990, Acrylic on Linen,  42 x 42 inches

Agnes Gund is President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Chair of its International Council. She is also Chair of MoMA PS1. Ms. Gund joined the MoMA Board in 1976 and served as its President from 1991 until 2002. Ms. Gund is the Founder and Board Chair of Studio in a School, a non-profit organization she established in 1977 in response to budget cuts that virtually eliminated arts classes from New York City public schools. 

Ed McGowin is an artist perhaps best known for his 1970–72 work NAME CHANGE, in which he changed his name twelve times over an eighteen-month period. McGowin has continued to produce art for eleven of the artists over the past forty-five years. He has had more than sixty solo exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Museum of American Art and numerous private and public collections.

Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

Alice Sprintzen Jewelry Trunk Show

Alice Sprintzen has been creating found object jewelry for over 10 years. She is the author of several books including The Jeweler’s Art: A Multimedia Approach, and Crafts, Basic Techniques and Design. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines and she has exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States.

Ms. Sprintzen creates found object jewelry as an antidote to the wasteful, consumer-oriented direction of modern life. Her work is a celebration of the inventive use of objects transformed. It challenges the viewer to take a fresh look at everyday objects.

All traditional jewelry-making techniques are employed, but they are in the service of unexpected and unconventional forms, images and materials. Precious stones may appear alongside a rusty key, scale may be bolder, design may take on more of a sculptural stance as form interacts with body. As the aesthetic moves away from mainstream conventions, images may not be as “pretty,” but rather, used to make a personal statement.

Feb
26
7:00 pm19:00

Salam Neighbor film screening

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SALAM NEIGHBOR (75 minutes) A documentary about two Americans who deliberately head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 80,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors.

Feb
21
4:00 pm16:00

John Marshall's Duo JoPa in Concert

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Duo JoPa creates a magical blend of traditional World, Jazz, Improvisational and Post -Modern musical magnificence. Percussion virtuoso John Marshall and Winds wizard Paul Butler deliver a truly original sonic collaboration featuring unusual instruments played with exquisite technique and vision. Join them at the Harts Gallery for an evening rhythm and melody from the Middle East.

$20 at the door.

Feb
20
5:00 pm17:00

Mohamad Hafez Artist Talk

A discussion with Mohamad Hafez, followed by Q & A session with audience members. This is a free event.

Mohamad Hafez (1984) was born in Damascus, raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and educated in the Midwestern United States. A New Haven-based architect, Hafez uses plaster, rigid foam, paint and found objects to create three dimensional architectural streetscapes, installations and wall murals of his native Syria that are deeply personal, photorealistic and surreal. Expressing the juxtaposition of East and West within him, Hafez’s art represents the urban fabric of the Middle East, and serves as a backdrop for his own political and social expression.

Responding to the atrocities of the Syrian war, Hafez’s recent work depicts cities besieged by conflict to capture the magnitude of the devastation and to expose the fragility of human life. In deliberate contrast to the violence, however, his art also imbues a subtle hopefulness through the incorporation of verses from the Qur’an. These verses are at the core of Hafez’s vision, endeavoring to kindle hope and raise spirits in the midst of so much devastation. Scenes reiterate narratives from the Qur’an in order to affirm that, even during the darkest of times, patience is necessary for the blossoming of life, and eventually, justice will prevail.

Jan
7
6:00 pm18:00

Yogini Workshop for Women with Ellen Barrett

“When this body has been so magnificently and artistically created, it is only fitting that we should maintain it in good health and harmony by the most excellent and artistic science of Yoga.” – Geeta Iyengar

Our modern world is discombobulating to everyone but to women especially. Women of all ages and from all walks of life are experiencing unprecedented amounts of stress as the pace and demands continue to increase for us. While exercise alone is great, it is incomplete - for the body, mind and spirit are intertwined and interdependent. Women today need a holistic approach to authentic wellness, peace of mind, fitness and weight management.

This is why the harts gallery is thrilled to host Yogini Workshop, a body and soul bootcamp for women. Led by women’s wellness coach Ellen Barrett, Yogini Workshop is a perfect combination of gentle movement, guided meditation and inspirational pep-talk.

In this two-hour workshop you’ll:

  • Understand the difference between weight release and weight loss
  • Notice how calming down and tuning in are the foundations to authentic wellness
  • Learn breathing techniques that improve energy levels and eradicate fatigue
  • Utilize gentle yoga and mat Pilates to align your body, mind and soul
  • Feel optimistic and empowered about your whole self!

$15 beforehand, $20 at door. Please bring a yoga mat.
 

Dec
13
4:00 pm16:00

Sound Healing Concert: John Marshall with Crystal Cymbalogy

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Sound healing artists Crystal Cymbalogy combine crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, drums and keyboards with voice and poetry to create a healing space for all attendees. They will be joined by world-renowned percussionist John Marshall, director of the Rhythmic Integration Center in Marbledale, educator and recipient of numerous awards and fellowships.

$20

Children are welcome!

 

Nov
15
3:00 pm15:00

Wykeham Consort in Concert

Join us for an afternoon of enchanting Sephardic and Spanish Renaissance music, filled with the same passion, anguish and delight that animates us all today.

Nov
14
5:00 pm17:00

Transgeneration Opening Reception

Our next exhibit features the performance-based self-as-ancestor photographs of Peruvian artist Christian Fuchs and the delicate vintage collages of Italian artist Francesca Belgiojoso. Both artists will be visiting from abroad and in attendance at our opening. Not to be missed!

Nov
13
6:00 pm18:00

Psychic Readings and Book Signing with T.C. Eisele

Internationally renowned author and psychic T.C. Eisele will be doing one-on-one psychic readings at the gallery from 1-5pm. Beginning at 6, he will be reading selections from his newest book, Liber Tao, a collection of poems modeled after the classic Tao-Te-Ching.

Nov
8
Nov 29

Improvisation: The Perfect Mistake

The truth is that the majority of the time we spend living, we spend improvising. But how often do we practice the Art of Improvisation?

Taught by former Pilobolus dancer Matt Del Rosario

Nov
5
6:00 pm18:00

The Way of Radiance with Coco Sellman

Inspirational speaker Coco Fossland Sellman will be talking about how living from radiance opens the door into a new realm of life experience. By committing to the simple practice of radiance, one may discover expanded levels of joy, abundance, and a fullness of life like never before.

Nov
2
Nov 30

Playing with Limits

This workshop teaches children, teens and young adults how to be creative with their personal and social limits. Come dressed to move and to sweat. It will be a full hour of non-stop PLAY!

Taught by former Pilobolus dancer Matt Del Rosario.

Nov
1
3:00 pm15:00

Active Dreaming Workshop with Mary Alice Long

Is it possible that dreams can help us shape and live a more creative, playful and healthy life? Come and explore, share and honor the gift of our dreams...and make a commitment to playful action to create transformative change.

Taught by Mary Alice Long.

Oct
31
10:30 am10:30

Halloween Harvest Mask Making Workshop

Drop by the harts gallery anytime between 10:30-1:30pm to make your very own harvest mask with Art Experience teacher Julie Czerenda. Calling to mind the original pagan roots of All Hallow’s Eve, we will use leaves, tall grasses, acorns, feathers and other natural materials to weave and adorn our own wearable art derived from the natural world.

Oct
27
Dec 8

Reinspirement: How to Find Traction in a Slippery World

A play on the words "retirement" and "inspired," this workshop is open to adults of any age looking for new directions in their lives. Come to move or be moved! Either way, this workshop will be physically, mentally and possibly emotionally challenging.

Taught by former Pilobolus dancer Matt Del Rosario.