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January 2018

51st Annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

January 18 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 4:30 pm
The William Benton Museum of Art, 245 Glendbrook Rd
Storrs, 06268
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Start: 10:00am Tues - Fri; 1:00pm Sat - Sun End: 4:30pm Tues - Fri; 4:30pm Sat - Sun Cost: Free Admission Description: This annual exhibition highlights recent work of the permanent, adjunct, and visiting studio art faculty from the Department of Art and Art History, School of Fine Arts at UConn. A variety of media are featured; painting, sculpture, illustration, graphic design, printmaking, photography, and installation art. Such diverse bodies of work represent the most significant directions in contemporary art,…

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Ancestors of the Passage: Work by Imna Arroyo

January 18 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 4:30 pm

Start: 10:00am Tues - Fri; 1:00pm Sat - Sun End: 4:30pm Tues - Fri; 4:30pm Sat - Sun Cost: Free Admission Description: Inspired by this year’s UConn Reads selected book, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees, and the histories of voluntary and involuntary immigration that brought us to become American. Imna Arroyo’s art installation explores the forced immigration of slaves from Africa. The ancestors of the Middle Passage, those who had been on slave ships going from Africa to the Caribbean…

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Beginner Belly Dance I

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - March 5 @ 6:30 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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Cost: 69.00 Description: Learn isolation techniques for dancing this mystical dance. Tone all the areas of the body from head-to-toe. Awaken your senses, mind, and abs and have fun while doing it. Engage in a warm-up, classic belly-dance moves, and a cool-down. Socks or slipper-type dance shoes are recommended. To register or for more information and other events from EASTCONN please visit our website calendar:

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Beginner Hula Dancing

January 22 @ 6:40 pm - March 5 @ 7:40 pm

Cost: 59.00 Description: Hula dancing is a great way to tone your body and burn calories. This Hawaiian dance combines hip movements, footwork and hand motions while telling a story in a graceful style. So, kick off your shoes, put on some comfortable clothes and feel the island breeze! To register or for more information and other events from EASTCONN please visit our website calendar:

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February 2018

6th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - March 10 @ 4:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Cost: $5 suggested donation Description: Sixth Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, featuring the work of local artists. Opening Reception: February 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Awards will be presented at 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Exhibit Dates: February 15 – March 10 Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm $5 Suggested Donation

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How to Give a Relaxing Massage to Family & Friends

February 15 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm

Cost: 125.00 Description: Have you ever given a massage to another person and after several minutes you’re exhausted? This 5-week class will teach you techniques so that you no longer tire so quickly! Invite someone to join this class with you and you will both benefit by adding massage therapy to your health and wellness regiment. Partners will learn to do a relaxing, stress-reducing massage. Come with a partner or on your own! To register or for more information and…

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Everyone Can Salsa and Merengue!

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - February 28 @ 8:30 pm

Cost: 49.00 Description: Dancing is a fun way to exercise and socialize! In only two nights you will learn the most popular Latin ballroom dances, salsa and merengue. Just three steps over four beats (salsa) or four steps (merengue), will get you moving to some of the greatest Latin music from around the world. You’ll develop a full, easy routine that will grab everyone’s attention at your next party! No previous dance experience necessary; all ages welcome; singles or couples;…

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Celebrate Mansfield Festival T-Shirt Contest

February 22 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 4:00 pm

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership will host its 15th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018. To commemorate the milestone, the Partnership will hold a design contest for the official Festival t-shirt. The Festival t-shirt is worn by hundreds of volunteers on the day of the event. For 2018, the shirts will also be available for sale at the Festival. Artists are encouraged to submit a design that reflects the Festival spirit of family, fun, and community! The chosen…

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3rd Annual Know Your Farmer Fair

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Windham Town Hall, 979 Main St.
Wililmantic, 06226
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Cost: FREE Description: The 3rd Annual Know Your Farmer Fair is a free event for community members to meet local farmers and look to the 2018 growing season. Residents can shop the farmer's market, ask about Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSA), farm stands and pick your own opportunities. There will be kids activities, a seed swap and demonstrations on beekeeping, mushroom growing, seed saving and fermentation.

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Plastic by Montreal’s Puzzle Theatre

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Theatre, 1 Royce Circle
Storrs, Ct
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Start: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. End: 12 p.m. & 3 p.m. Cost: Ticket Prices: Adults: $12; Members/Seniors $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under). Description: As part of its 2018 Spring Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present a special international performance of Plastic by Montreal's Puzzle Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1…

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