Friday, December 6 | 5:30 PM | FREE
The H4 Socials are now GAZE (Gay Happy Hour), exclusively at Real Art Ways. Read more.
Wednesday, December 11 | 7 PM | FREE
Welcome to poetry reading and open mic night Edgings & Inchings! This gathering takes place on the second Wednesday, and features new guest readers and audience participants each month. The name comes from the Wallace Stevens poem "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven."
December's featured readers are Charles Patterson, Selia Linowes, Lindsay Carey, Nikolaus Kwas, Evan Chin, Teri Hale, and Nikole Jewell - all student poets from the University of Hartford.
Thursday, December 12 | 7 PM
Joe morris & Stephen Haynes, Featuring:
Ingrid Laubrock | Tenor Saxophone
$15/$12 for Members
About Improvisations: Improvisations is curated by musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes, who welcome a different guest each month for a collective improvised performance. With its impressive lineup of world-class musicians, the Improvisations series features the best that the international culture of "Free Music" has to offer, right here in Hartford. The listening environment encourages intimate and deep contact with the music, the musicians, and other audience members.
INGRID LAUBROCK: Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock moved to the United Kingdom in 1989 and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. Laubrock has been acclaimed on both tenor and soprano saxophone, winning the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation as part of the F-ire Collective in 2004, a Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation in 2005 and the SWR German Radio Jazz Price in 2009. Laubrock was commissioned to compose and record for the prestigious New-Jazz Meeting, an annual production by the SWR and an institution since its inception in 1966. Her chosen octet featured Drew Gress, Mary Halvorson, Tom Rainey, Ted Reichman, Liam Noble, Tom Arthurs, Ben David and herself with plans to release their music on Intakt Records in 2013.
Saturday, December 14 | 1 PM
at Real Art Ways
Real Art Ways and Hartford Public Library invite you to engage in a Community Conversation about how the physical characteristics of our neighborhoods affect our community experiences. Hartford Courant Editor and Place Columnist Tom Condon will moderate an intriguing discussion with artist Lourdes Correa-Carlo, who will discuss her exhibition Systemic Relation, depicting architectural features found in Hartford neighborhoods.
Community respondents Toni Gold, Carlos Hernandez-Chavez, and Jamil Ragland will help us look further into the power of urban planning to unite, define, or fracture our neighborhoods.
Light lunch will be available at 12:30.
Seating is limited: please RSVP by email or by calling Real Art Ways at 860-232-1006 or Hartford Public Library at 860-695-6319.
SUNDAY, December 15
After the 2PM Screning of American Promise
Real Art Ways is screening American Promise, an intimate documentary following the 12-year journey of two African-American families as they navigate the ups and downs of educating their sons.
After the 2PM screening on Sunday, December 15, we'll host a panel discussion with Kelvin Lovejoy (Hartford Communities That Care) Michael Maziarz (Principal at Hartford High - Engineering), educator Trudi Lebron, State Representative Edwin Vargas, Robert Cotto (Hartford School Board), and Michael Heaven (NAACP).
The panel will share their reactions to the film and discuss the current climate of public eduation.
Thursday, DECEMBER 19 | 6-10 PM
$10/$5 for Members
On the third Thursday of every month, creative people come together for conversation, art and music.
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