Here’s our month by month list of Happenings at the Carriage Barn. We will be continuously updating it, so please make sure to check back here often.
Sue Stone Presents Toulouse Lautrec: Artifice, Escapism and Decadence in Turn-of-the-Century Paris
Monday, May 13th – 6:30pm wine reception/7:00 pm Lecture
Ms. Stone has a Master’s in French Language and Civilization from New York University and will be presenting this lecture to coincide with an exceptional exhibit, Toulouse-Lautrec & His World, at the New Britain Museum of American Art, that runs through May 12th. Seen for the first time outside Europe, this unusually comprehensive exhibit begins its U.S. tour in New Britain, Connecticut.
Ms. Stone’s presentation will include discussion of the historical and cultural context in which Lautrec created his innovative and avant-garde artworks, along with a slideshow. The event begins with a wine reception at 6:30 pm followed by Ms. Stone’s presentation.
Waveny Chamber Music Series presents:
The Voxare String Quartet
Sunday, April 21st at 4:00pm at the Carriage Barn Arts Center
Members of the New Canaan Society of the Arts are eligible for a special admission price of $21.00 per person to a performance featuring the Voxare String Quartet on Sunday, April 21st at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.
For members: Click here to purchase discounted tickets for the Voxare String Quartet through the Carriage Barn website using Paypal.
If you are not a member of the NCSA, but wish to join and take advantage of this special discount, please click here to join.
About the Musicians:
The Voxare String Quartet is a wonderful young professional chamber group who will perform on April 21st in the excellent acoustic venue of the Carriage Barn. The Quartet was formed in 2008, has played at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall among others, and are the artists-in-residence at the Bargemusic concerts in New York. Additional information about the group may be found at www.voxarequartet.com.
About the Waveny Chamber Music Society:
The Waveny Chamber Music Society is in its 31st Season, providing top quality classical music to New Canaan and area residents in the intimate performance space of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.
A wine reception will follow the performance along with an opportunity to meet the artists.
Lecture series presents: “Creative Realism – Minotaur in the Labyrinth” with Edward Spaulding DeVoe
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Wine reception 6:30 pm followed by a lively presentation and talk by Edward Spaulding DeVoe.
Acclaimed artist, Edward Spaulding DeVoe will present a lecture and Q&A, on “Creative Realism”. In this lecture, Mr. DeVoe will explore the elements of creative realism from the earliest cave paintings to the sophisticated techniques of the Masters. According to DeVoe, “Creative Realism is the ability to see and render the world around you with your unique vision. Most people look and do not see. What distinguishes an artist is her/his ability to absorb the world and transform it into something original.”
Mr. DeVoe is acclaimed for the authenticity of his techniques. He is recognized for his unique ability to “create modern paintings with the qualities of the Renaissance Masters.” Mr. DeVoe taught landscape painting for over a decade in the heart of the Hudson River’s greatest scenery at The United States Military Academy, West Point, and in 2011 he was Artist-in-Residence at the luxury resort Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, where many of his works remain on display.
Many of DeVoe’s works can be found in private and corporate collections both domestically and abroad. Corporate collections containing works by Ed DeVoe include the Ritz Carlton, Reader’s Digest and Boerhinger Ingelheim Corporation.
A donation is suggested of $5 per person for members of the New Canaan Society for the Arts and $10 per person for non-members. Reservations are recommended and can be made by clicking here.
1st Friday “MOVIE NIGHT”
March 1st, 7:00 pm
Featuring “ART 21”, the award winning PBS series on contemporary artists.
Who are some of the most fascinating artist in the 21st century? How do they work and why? Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words – direct, accessible, and unfiltered – in the Emmy nominated, groundbreaking series. This takes viewers behind the scenes – and beyond the museum or gallery experience – into artists’ studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work creative process and source of inspiration. (approx. 90 minutes). Lydia Viscardi, Carriage Barn Director and Curator will lead a discussion following the film.
Price: Free to NCSA members, non-members $10.00 recommended donation
The Many Faces of Philip Burke
January 31, 2013 – 6:30 pm
Internationally renowned artist, Philip Burke will present a slide show using a varied selection of his work including published, private commission and personal. Burke will discuss what goes into the execution of his work, both technically and philosophically.
While Burke may be comfortable covering a wide range of subjects, perhaps he is best known for his ability to focus on the faces of single subjects. According to Burke, “A face, particular the eyes, is an expression of the soul”. And among his portraits of celebrity and newsworthy personalities, his highest energy and vibrancy seems to converge on his rock and roll and political paintings and drawings.
The event is scheduled to begin with a wine reception at 6:30 pm followed by a lively presentation and talk by Philip Burke. Tickets are $10 per person for members of the Carriage Barn Arts Center and $15 per person for non-members. Click here to reserve your tickets.
October 25, 2012 – 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening of Spanish music, cuisine, culture and community
The evening includes a private concert, exquisite tapas by Chef Luis, and Spanish wine tasting from Red Grape Wine & Spirits
A portion of proceeds will go to benefit The New Canaan Society for the Arts