Tag: Real Art Ways

Andrew Buck: Quarry


Opening Thursday, February 15, 6-8 PM, during Creative Cocktail Hour

Andrew Buck’s sense of the term “landscape” is inspired by the writings of John Brinkerhoff Jackson. “He went back to the source word, the German landschaften, which referred to that which results when ‘man’ reconfigures and uses the land, in essence creating his own landscape on the natural landscape,” says Buck.

Real Art Ways Executive Director Will Wilkins says, “Andrew Buck’s work is abstract, specific, tactile and spirited. There is a lot going on in what seems like straight-forward landscape.”

Buck is interested in the documentary aspects of his work, but he also cites abstract expressionism as an inspiration. Says Buck, “The sheer size of the space of most quarries is awe-inspiring in a strange manner. That is, that these spaces are man-made, not natural.  Many of them are otherworldly in both appearance and in actual experience. The overwhelming silence enhances the experience.”

About Andrew Buck
Andrew Buck lives and works in Farmington, Connecticut. His work is included in many public and private collections, include the Yale University Art Gallery and the New Britain Museum of American Art. He has shown both his Rockface and Tobacco series at Real Art Ways. Buck is a recipient of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in both 2016 and 1995 as well as a Berkshire Taconic Foundation Artist Resource Grant in 2010.

To see more of Buck’s work, visit his website.

Andrew Buck Quarry


January Creative Cocktail Hour


New Year, New Connections.
Gather with old and new friends in intimate settings of renewal and conversation.

Featured Performer: Alexander
“Played on a self-built guitar, a fact certainly reinforcing ties to the American Primitive, there’s an introspective assurance to much of this set that’s kept me listening for weeks.” – Joseph Neff, The Vinyl District

Bicyclists – Ride to Creative Cocktail Hour and get in for $5.
RAW members on bikes get in free.
*Thanks to an anonymous donor for supporting this.

Gallery Exhibitions:
Tom Smith: Secondary Harvest
Erik Williams: A Sad and Beautiful World

Peter Edlund: Names on the Land

Come with friends, or come by yourself.
Everyone is welcome, all ages, all backgrounds – on the third Thursday of every month.

Community. Connections. Creativity.

Rearrange Me

Prepare for an evening of musical contrasts and creative surprises as eight Connecticut artists play songs by each other, rearranged in their own performance styles!

Read the article by Mike Hamad at CTNow.com!

Each of the eight Rearrange Me artists will be secretly assigned one of the other artists. They will then choose a song and perform it as though it was their own. This means that a folk artist, if assigned a hip-hop artist, will rearrange and perform a song by the hip-hop artist in folk style… and so forth.

Each artist will only know their own Rearrange Me assignment, so the audience and the other performers will hear the pieces for the first time together.

Here are the participating artists:

John Manselle-Young/Tang Sauce


Lys Guillorn & Her Band

Frank Critelli

Chica Non Grata

Christopher Bousquet/American Elm

Adam Matlock/An Historic

Leah Lorenzo

The Master of Ceremonies for Rearrange Me will be Allison Holst-Grubbe, a musician and resident of the Parkville section of Hartford.


The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years


The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years  is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.”

Directed by Ron Howard (Splash, Backdraft, Far and Away, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon)

It explores their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.

The film focuses on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years was produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

NOTE: Following all feature screenings, be sure to stay for the newly-restored 30-minute film of The Beatles’ historic concert at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1965! The Beatles at Shea Stadium is exclusive to the theatrical release of the movie.