Now that we have completed our three trips to each neighborhood, we wanted to share our absolute favorite pictures from this series.
(Blue Hills) This one was taken at the Watkinson Community Garden on Bloomfield Avenue, behind the Unitarian meetinghouse. This is more like a farm than a community garden. We have no idea why this wheelbarrow was perched in a tree; on other trips here, all equipment was stored in places one would expect it to be. The weather was changing from “vaguely Autumn” to “there’s frost”.
(Clay Arsenal) A friend tipped us off to some artwork in an area we were about to visit, but did not give an exact location. We do not even know if this was where he found the painting of a peacock. What we found — portraits — were more interesting than the simple scribbles that are common.
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Real Art Ways has been shaking things up lately down in Parkville.
Model Kitty Katastrophe with host Dot Mitzvah and Real Art Ways’ Chief Vibe Officer, LB Muñoz
On Friday, the shaking was accompanied by some shimmying, teasing, and posing. Continue reading 'Bettie Page Film Welcomed with Live Art'»
L to R: Robert Cotto, Jr. / Kelvin Lovejoy / Trudi Lebron / Edwin Vargas, Jr. / Michael Maziarz
There’s no one way to do it, Trudi Lebron said, of how to educate our children. With one child at a Hartford public high school, another at a CREC school, and a third at a magnet, she knows something about this. Continue reading 'Roads of Education'»
The snow did not deter folks from coming out on Saturday for a community dialogue about how our surroundings shape us. Real Art Ways hosted this event, co-presented by the Hartford Public Library.
Lourdes Correa-Carlo started the discussion by way of providing background on her art in general and her two pieces — Vigilance Structure and Inverted Structure — currently on display at Real Art Ways. While visiting her mother in Hartford, Correa-Carlo used photography to help her explore the community. She said she “started photographing in Hartford without knowing anyone” other than her family. Continue reading 'Flipping Sense of Place'»
Chances are your December is already half-filled with obligatory office parties, family engagements, and such, but just in case you have downtime, here are ideas for things you can do in Hartford (mostly) on the cheap (mostly) every day.
- The Global Lens Film Series continues this month on Sundays at 2pm. Today’s film: The Parade. In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. This will be shown at the Wadsworth Atheneum. It is free, co-sponsored by the Hartford Public Library and Out Film CT.
- Take a free Intro to Water Color class at StudioN111. First come, first serve — so contact Nina to reserve your space for the 2-3pm class. The studio is located on Pratt Street. Continue reading 'December 2013 Events'»
If you missed the screening of No One Wants to Be the River, you have a chance to see that and more this weekend. The short film will be shown at noon on Saturday.
There is a suggested donation of $10.
Parkville, like a few of Hartford’s other neighborhoods, has been experiencing some dramatic changes over the past year Continue reading 'In Your Neighborhood: Parkville (last round)'»