Monday, October 15, 2012

CT Arts Connections Week of October 15

Wesleyan University’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program presents an open reading of the new play An Eye for an Eye, Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm in the Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel, 221 High St., Middletown

The play was written by Wesleyan MPhil ’12 alumna and former Glastonbury High School English teacher Linda Napoletano. The play follows the life of Rais Bhuiyan, who was targeted in the wake of the 9/11 attacks by a white supremacist. Shot in the face and left for dead, Bhuiyan survived and fought to save his attacker, Mark Stroman, from Death Row in Texas. Although Stroman was ultimately executed, Bhuiyan continues to spread the message of forgiveness and peace through his organization, World Without Hate.The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A with Bhuiyan, Napoletano, and Wesleyan Professors Indira Karamcheti and Peter Gottschalk. More information can be obtained online at or by calling 860-685-3345.

This event is free and open to the public. It is the second in a series of five events celebrating 60 years of Graduate Liberal Studies at Wesleyan University, and takes place during Homecoming/Family Weekend at Wesleyan University.
with Carolyn Kuan, Music Director & conductor; Tony Spada, electric guitar
Thursday, November 8, 2012 │ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 │ 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater │ The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Program: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring; Michael Daugherty: Gee’s Bend for Electric Guitar and Orchestra; Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Ticket Information: Subscriptions to the 2012-2013 Masterworks Series range in price from $283.50-$560.50; single tickets range in price from $35.50-$70.50. Student tickets are $10. On Saturday, November 10, $25 tickets are available for patrons age 40 and under. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact HSO ticket services at (860) 244-2999 or visit
The Fairfield University Glee Club continues a Fairfield tradition when it presents its annual Alumni & Family Weekend Concert at 12:30 pm Sunday, Oct.21at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The concert, which is open to the public, features musical performances by The Fairfield University Glee Club and the Fairfield University Chamber Singers conducted by Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M., with accompanist Beth Palmer, and the Reverend Charles H. Allen S.J., Chaplain. Also performing are Sweet Harmony, an all-female ensemble of chamber singers directed by Lindsey Gorgol, Nicole Raposo, and Diana Lordi, and the Bensonians, an all-male a cappella group directed by Robert Preli.Individual tickets to the Alumni & Family Weekend Concert taking place at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2011, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, are $10 General Admission , $6 Students. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: 203-254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-278-7396.

Léon Bonnat (French, 1833-1922)Jacob Wrestling the Angel, 1876
Pencil and black chalk on paper, 20 3/4 x 14 ½.
Collection of the Dahesh Museum of Art, New York (2003.30)
Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art partners with the Dahesh Museum of Art in a new exhibition, “The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art,” which opens at the Bellarmine Museum of Art with a free public reception on Thursday, October 11, 2012, 5 – 7 p.m. The works remain on view through January 18, 2013. This exhibition, which features world-class European drawings, marks the first ever in-depth exhibition of the Dahesh Museum of Art’s important drawing collection in Connecticut. Its opening also coincides with the Bellarmine Museum of Art’s second anniversary. “The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art” comprises 25 works by famed masters of 19th-century European art, on loan from the Dahesh Museum of Art, which describes itself as “the only institution in the United States devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting works by Europe's academically trained artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.”  The Bellarmine Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on select Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call the Bellarmine Museum of Art at (203) 254-4046, or visit, or The Bellarmine Museum of Art is located in Bellarmine Hall on the campus of Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. For directions, visit

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