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2011 Iconography Workshops Given by Marek Czarnecki


SIX DAYS OF CREATION Workshops in icon painting are led by world-renowned Master Iconographer Xenia Pokrovsky. Iconographers, Marek Czarnecki, and Anna Pokrovskya-Gouriev, Xenia's daughter, assist with instruction.

JULY 3-9, 2011
Asbury Theological Seminary
Wilmore, KY

AUGUST 14-20, 2011
Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church
Harrisburg, PA

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2011
Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center
Maggie Valley, NC

OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Oakhurst Retreat & Conference Center
Whitinsville, MA

For additional information, a complete curriculum and registration please visit http://hexaemeron.org/ or call Jody Corso at 203-415-3362

Posted by  jodycorso  on  Tuesday, March 08, 2011

FIREWORKS for Riverfest on the Connecticut River


Date: Sunday, July 11th, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM

Address: Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103

Due to the likelihood of of rain and thunderstorms in the forecast for Saturday, RIVERFEST HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED for it's rain date of SUNDAY, JULY 11th, 2010.

The HUGE firework show at Riverfest is obviously the big draw, but there's also live music, clowns, kids activities, food from a truck... Entertainment starts at 4:00 p.m. and fireworks start at 9:00 p.m.

Posted by  info  on  Thursday, July 08, 2010

Black Eyed Peas at the XL Center


Due to overwhelming fan demand, six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artists The Black Eyed Peas have announced a second leg of their BlackBerry Presents “The E.N.D. World Tour 2010”, which arrives at XL Center in Hartford on Friday, August 6th, 2010.

Supported by BACARDI® Rum, the official spirit of the tour, this AEG Live-produced trek is described as the ultimate Black Eyed Peas party experience.

xlcenter listing on xenarts calendar

Posted by  info  on  Thursday, July 08, 2010

It looks like it's a common problem - equally amongst expert and young artists:


It looks like it's a common problem - equally amongst expert and young artists: trembling hands. My personal perception: probably one half of us been through issues with their hand trembling too much for painting at least one time.

Posted by  Ruediger  on  Monday, May 17, 2010

Jamie Strange


Jamie Strange
Here is an old bands reunion page...

Posted by  beyondwaves  on  Friday, February 26, 2010

2010 Iconography Workshops given by Marek Czarnecki


Marek CzarneckiHey cool first workshop is in Bloomfield CT - Locals this is a good chance to sit in a workshop with Marek Czarnecki.
(check out this article)

SIX DAYS OF CREATION Workshops in icon painting are led by world-renowned Master Iconographer Xenia Pokrovsky. Iconographers, Marek Czarnecki, and Anna Pokrovskya-Gouriev, Xenia's daughter, assist with instruction.


2010 Icon Workshop
(Workshop Registration Forms)

MARCH 7-13
St. Thomas Catholic Seminary

Bloomfield, CT

APRIL 18-24
Our Lady of La Salette

Attelboro, MA

MAY 23-29
Glorieta Retreat Center

Glorieta, NM

JUNE 20-26
St. Tikhon Orthodox Seminary

South Canaan, PA

AUGUST 15-21
Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church

Harrisburg, PA

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 4
Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center

Maggie Valley, NC

SEPTEMBER 19-25
St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center

Dunlap, CA

Posted by  info  on  Saturday, January 09, 2010

Melissa Croghan's New Novel "The Tracking Heart"


Melissa Croghan Artist Melissa Croghan has completed her latest novel, The Tracking Heart.

Set in the mountain forests of the Alleghenies, The Tracking Heart is the story of Callie and Newton who are falling in love but happen to be in a race to find the same goliath bear. Their motives are different: hers is to protect this mysterious, supernatural animal, and his is to kill it.

Like many books The Tracking Heart crosses genres. This novel is a hybrid of romance, mystery, and mainstream. While Callie and Newton are the heart of this story, the presence of a totemic bear adds a supernatural element and deepens the suspense. Bears have a powerful hold over the human psyche and we have a history of both conflict and communion with them, not unlike our relationship with each other, and nature itself.

Posted by  info  on  Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Three Principles Of Great Lively Sketches


Even adept artists sometimes have a hard time when crafting naturalistic three-dimensional drawings. But they know a few common methods that aid them to craft naturalistic drawings. Learn about these rules in this article.

Posted by  Ruediger  on  Sunday, April 19, 2009

Betty Friedman


High Wire - Betty Friedman Simsbury CT artist Betty says
"I follow the tradition of abstract art that was introduced to me by my maternal grandmother, New York Greenwich Village artist Golee who worked in clay and gouache. As a graduate of Goddard College in Fine Art and Photography, I have spent years studying in museums and with professional artists. As the Director of the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT for 20 years, I worked with artists and built a recognized artists community. "
See - Simsbury CT artist Betty Friedman's Drawings, Collage, Photography & Paintings

Posted by  info  on  Thursday, June 01, 2006

Bass, How Low Can You Go - The Story Of Sugarhill House Band Bassist Doug Wimbish By JayQuan


Speaking of a national treasure... Hartford's own Doug Wimbish was interviewed by JayQuan in January 2006. The importance of Doug within the history of Hip Hop and the various genres that followed, is not out there.
I saw some Hip Hop conference or something happening at Trinty College and it's a shame the younger people putting on these things don't know who they could tap into right in their own back yard.

Great interview with information you might not have known.

track = "The Message – Definitely. That melody line I came up with, even thought I don’t get credited with it. That was an interesting time. That was the song that turned everything upside down!! We worked on that record. Everything stopped when we started on that song. When Sylvia smelled a hit all other recordings stop, and everyone had to wait till that song was done. Me Skip (McDonald) and Ed Fletcher (Duke Bootee) were all listening to "My Life In The Bush of Ghosts" by Brian Eno and smoking weed. That’s where that song came from. That real tripped out trancy sound had never been done in R&B, pop or any other music."
"This is the story of the journeyman bassist Doug Wimbish..."
http://www.jayquan.com/dwimbish.htm

Posted by  info  on  Friday, April 07, 2006

Anne Hebebrand - contemporary abstract painting


Anne Hebebrand - HieroglyphAnne Hebebrand’s contemporary and abstract paintings are poetic expressions in color. Hebebrand combines subtle color combinations and graphic detail to create works that are a delight to the eye. Color, lines and shapes interact with each other creating a wonderful choreography.

Anne Hebebrand's contemporary and abstract paintings

Posted by  info  on  Friday, March 10, 2006

Susbhobha Jenner - Decorative Art Murals


Resident earns teaching award - 'AVON POST'
By:Ken Harrison, Staff Writer - 01/05/2006

Before she moved to Avon in 2003, Jenner was a teacher at the Sacred Heart Academy in Stamford, where she taught advanced mathematics, a career that she has continued at the University of Hartford's University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford for the past two years. Jenner, who came to the United States with her family from India in 1997, started her professional career in her newly adopted home as a computer project analyst before taking her teaching position at Sacred Heart and then in Hartford.

Posted by  shobhajenner  on  Friday, March 10, 2006

Stephen Brown - Painter - talks about having a stroke


Stephen Pat Brown - Self PortraitFriend, artist, and professor at Hartford Art School, Stephen Brown had a stroke last year and has been working within his art to return to a sense of himself. I think there is great value in keeping awareness of everthing & everyone that is around us,... as much as we can.

I am posting a recent letter from Stephen Brown in hoping that it will help others, if nothing other than to remind fellow artists that we are all in this together. And that we are all so lucky to be able to make art at all, and how art and relationships have aided in Stephen's recovery.
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Stephen Pat Brown
On Oct 8 I suffered a stroke. I lost use of my left hand and have had difficulty with my right. I am right -handed. The stroke changed everything. I took so much for granted. I was afraid that I would never be able to make art again. I know that sounds dramatic, but it was and is my fear even today.

I also lost my sense of smell and taste. As a result I have had great difficulty in eating. All perfumes, scented soaps, cooking foods, make me ill. This may never be recovered. But, I can accept that, because the use of my hands has returned. Not the way I was, but I can use them. I can now grasp a brush and I can draw with pastel...

Posted by  info  on  Thursday, February 23, 2006

Judith Bird Murals and Faux Finishes in Connecticut


Beach mural - Judith Bird Judith Bird does Fine Art and Interior Design work that is displayed in many private homes, businesses, and public institutions in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Judith's web site and gallery of her work has joined the xenarts community using an artist hosting solution from Fortune Works Web Hosting.

Judith Bird's Murals and Faux Finishes CT - Connecticut - New England

Posted by  info  on  Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Christina Brine sells condos to Hartford creatives!


Christina Brine's new web site is in the process of supplying artist and professionals that want to buy a Condo or House in the Greater hartford area of Connecticut that fit their personalities and work styles. Christina is a ERA Sales Associate that has been involved in the Hartford art scene for over 10 years. So if you would like to buy a condo in the Hartford Connecticut area check out what Christina can find for you.

Buy or Sales of condos, a condominium or house in or around Hartford CT

Posted by  info  on  Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Angela Luna Grano - nee jamie strange


Angela Luna Grano I know there have been people wondering where our good friend Angela Luna Grano vocalists for Hartford's own jamie strange band, has gotten off to. WELL our Ms. Angela Luna has been out in California and doing some gigs around LA. To name drop a couple... Key Club, The Temple Bar.
We send Ang our best and hey... make sure she keeps us up to date with what is going on.


Visit Angela Luna to say Hey and ask her "what up" in the LA music scene.

Posted by  info  on  Friday, November 11, 2005

Felix Bronner - Oil Painter - Collages


In Balance IV - Felix Bronner One reviewer has characterized Felix Bronner's work as “in a controlled but playful style, not unlike Chagall’s two distinctive abstract works.”  Another speaks of Bronner’s abstractions as “complex in their compositions, but never visually overwhelming,” “charged with beautifully orchestrated colors,” “stunning and gentle.”
Felix Bronner's Oil Paintings and Collages

Posted by  info  on  Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Elisabeth Moss - Artist - Expressive Art Workshops


Lilith Eve - Elisabeth Moss Elisabeth Moss is an artist whose paintings reflect themes of the shamanic feminine, mystery, love and whimsy. She passionately believes in the power of art to heal and voice the intuitive beauty within.

Elisabeth gives workshops in Expressive Art:
"Expressive art is a process which uses any art form~ painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, movement, sound making, music, poetry, journaling etc. to express authentic emotions and feelings for the purpose of healing, wellbeing, deeper connection to Self & others, grounding, and an overall experience of ALIVEness."
Art and Expressive Art Workshops by Elisabeth Moss

Posted by  info  on  Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Kathi Packer - Magic Realism Oil Painter Artist


Between the Fires (detail) - Kathi Packer Magic Realism - The reality based fantasy or maybe, fantasy based reality imagery of Kathi Packer has a new home on the web. You'll find Kathi's likeness incorporated into her large oil pantings of fantastic scenes.
Kathi's new web site joins the xenarts community.
Kathi Packer's Fantastic Magic Realism Oil Paintings

Posted by  info  on  Thursday, July 21, 2005

Christine Breslin - Photographer Artist


Portrait - Christine Breslin Christine Breslin is a documentary, fine art, and commercial photographer. Christine's new web site joins the xenarts community at Christine Breslin Photography. Christine is also an adjunct professor at Capital Community College in Hartford, Manchester Community College, The Hartford Art School and the University of Connecticut.

Posted by  info  on  Monday, May 30, 2005

Rachel Siporin - Painter


Romulus and Remus - Rachel SiporinRachel Siporin's new web site has joined the xenarts community. I've known Rachel and enjoyed her work for many years.

Rachel says of her work:
"These figure compositions are based on objects I collect, and the process begins with the search. In the search, I am drawn to the object, but it is only later, during the process of painting that I understand the object’s connection to the meaning of the painting."

Rachel Siporin is Professor of Art at Central Connecticut State University, having joined the full time faculty in 1984. Siporin received her BA from Brandeis University and her MFA from Yale University.

Rachel's Siporin's oil on wood and Flashe on wood paintings

Posted by  info  on  Sunday, May 15, 2005

Traditional Christian Iconography - Seraphic Restorations - Marek Czarnecki


Marek CzarneckiOn this eve of the conclave for the next Pope, what a fitting time to announce the launch of iconographer Marek's web site. Marek does exquisite detailed work in restoring of icons and writing icons (correct terminology not painting icons).

Seraphic Restorations icons are written by the hand of iconographer Marek Czarnecki, who continues to study with Russian Orthodox iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky, within the Izograph School she founded in Moscow.

Seraphic Restorations - Marek Czarnecki Iconographer
Actually the site has a bunch of information and a few images while we work out the final design:)

Posted by  info  on  Monday, April 18, 2005

Harriet G. Caldwell - Painter Mixed Media


Harriet Caldwell's Elle A Vu Le LoupHarriet Caldwell is a mix-media artist, and for the past 15 years has been involved with concerns of the human condition, pain, loss, persecution and survival.
One of my favorite artist, she creates installation art having to do with the Holocaust that brings her great color sense to bear, a carry over from her early painting works having to do with dream imagery.
Harriet has a new website with many pieces in the gallery area.
Harriet Caldwell painter & installation artist.

Posted by  info  on  Saturday, April 16, 2005

Marlo Marrero - Photography Artist


Marlo Marrero - Dominican Republic imageryMarlo's new website has launched with her most recent photographic images from the Dominican Republic.

Marlo say's of her work.
"Whether it is a larger community, or myself in question my artwork has been identity based since I started creating. Recently living in the mountains of Dominican Republic in 2003 affected profound change in my life and photographic work."

Marlo Marrero photography & commission photography

Posted by  info  on  Thursday, April 14, 2005

Ching (Hosier) Chung - Heights of Wellness - new web site


 Ching (Hosier) Chung - Heights of WellnessChing (Hosier) Chung - much respected dancer, teacher and choreographer is sharing her knowledge of the the human body at a new studio in Hartford - Heights of Wellness.
This occasion is also marks the launch of her new web site!
Heights of Wellness - Hartford Connecticut studio for Pilates, Massage Therapy, Active Isolated Stretch, Qigong, and Living Dance
Ok first of the year resolutions (you know who you are) HERE is a place to make good!
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Posted by  info  on  Wednesday, January 05, 2005