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Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhbition at Western CT State University
Dan Baker, of Danbury, is an interdisciplinary artist who works in multiple practices, including photography, printmaking, painting, drawing and collage. In 2021, he earned a B.A. in Photography from WCSU, where he is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Visual Art. As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at WCSU, he has worked in several advanced photography courses. “My work in the exhibition shows the ups and downs of everything that I have faced within my education. By mixing my background in photography, I attempt to show the emotion that I felt to create these works. I mix the mediums that I use to show what I want to express,” Baker said.
His work was exhibited at the Brookfield Craft Center in 2021 and at WCSU in “Covering Blue Note (1 & 2),” collaborative shows with the WCSU Department of Art and Department of Music in 2019. Baker’s short film, entitled “Perfect Lovers,” was shown on “The Marty Heiser Show” and “The Chris Pante Show” on Danbury, Bethel and Ridgefield Television. Upcoming in May 2023, he will have a solo exhibition of mixed media works at Art in Common Gallery, Ridgefield.
WCSU presents “Fairview,” a relevant and evocative play on social conditions in America
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Fairview” is “a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas and the insidiousness of white supremacy,” and is described by the New York Times as “dazzling and ruthless … a glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, roil and shake us wide awake.” The Pulitzer committee called the play “a hard-hitting drama that examines race in a highly conceptual, layered structure, ultimately bringing audiences into the actors’ community to face deep-seated prejudices.”
A Greek Celebration at Western CT State University
he tastes, sounds and art of Greece come to Western Connecticut State University on Tuesday, March 28, for the Macricostas Greek Celebration. The special evening of Greek culture is free and open to the public and will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in WCSU’s Higgins Hall Lobby, Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Advance registration is required.
WCSU Presents Renowned Afghan Potter Matin Malikzada
Malikzada, a seventh-generation Afghan master potter, fled the Taliban to resettle in New Milford with help from New Milford Refugee Resettlement. His work is internationally recognized for its technical skill and elegant designs, and has been displayed all around the world, including in the Japan International Museum, Tokyo, Japan; the Islamic National Museum, Doha, Qatar; Leighton House and Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom; the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.; and at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
CT Residents and the Arts, Culture, and Humanities—Broader Population Survey Findings
In Spring 2022, Wilkening Consulting, CT Humanities, and the CT Office of the Arts surveyed more than 1,000 Connecticut adult residents that generally represent the population by educational attainment and age, race, and ethnicity. The survey was designed to help us learn more about who in Connecticut engages with the arts, culture, and humanities, what motivates them to do so, and the perceived impact and value Connecticut residents place on the arts, culture, and humanities in our state.
The America 250 Connecticut
The America 250 | CT Commission invites the people of Connecticut to provide feedback as we approach the 250th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.
Seasonal Positions Available at CT Museums
The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is seeking Museum Guide Summer Workers to be stationed at one or more of the four museums operated by the DECD: Eric Sloane Museum (Kent), Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine (East Granby), Prudence Crandall Museum (Canterbury), and the Henry Whitfield State Museum (Guilford).
ACTION ALERT! Public Hearing on the Governor’s Proposed Budget
We want to be clear that we are OPPOSING the Governor’s budget because it does not adequately fund arts, culture and tourism.
2023 Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI) Intent to Apply Application Extension
We are currently accepting submissions of an Intent to Apply from non-profit arts organizations seeking to be an AWI Host Organization.
AWI Host Organizations provide apprentices with hands-on and engaging learning experiences in arts administration, visual arts, arts presenting/curating, media arts, performing arts, visual arts, arts education and literary arts.
National Emergency Grants Program for Dancers
Are you a dancer anywhere in the US in dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued impact? You may be eligible for a one-time grant of up to $5,000.