This Thursday, for the great price of free, you can catch a documentary about Tibet, see photos from the Neighborhood Studio Summer Youth Program, hang out with other bloggers, and get a temporary henna tattoo.
The Wadsworth Atheneum event Blog This! is wedged inside of the regular First Thursday Art After Hours, a calmer, less pretentious version of a similar local cocktail hour. I received this message from them:
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art invites you to join us at our inaugural Blog This! event, on August 6, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
Blog This! will provide a forum for social media writers from throughout the state to connect with each other, while connecting with great art! We also hope to gain insights into how we can better work together to position both Hartford, and Connecticut, as a premier cultural destination (and not just someplace between New York and Boston!)
The agenda includes an update from the Director, Susan Talbott, an overview of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture by Director, Olivia White and a Docent led highlights tour of the museum’s permanent collection.
Come for the formal part – but stay for the fun part – join us from 6:30 – 8 pm for our First Thursday festivities which will include temporary tattoos, the opening of Skin!, an exhibition of photographs created by teens in The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s Neighborhood Studio summer youth program, and original hip-hop beats performed by Connectbeats. Food and cocktails will also be available.
• Date: August 6, 2009
• Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
• Location: Wadsworth Atheneum of Art
600 Main St., Hartford, CT
Just down the road, you can catch a free screening of Tibet’s Cry for Freedom at 7:30, at La Paloma Sabanera Coffee House, 405 Capitol Avenue. The Director, Lara Damiani, will be in attendance to answer questions. Here is a trailer for the documentary: