Silver Mesa cover: "This is Us Tomorrow"
Carol Chaputs Silver Mesa is featured as the cover of Fiesta Bravas new CD, This Is Us Tomorrow. The band is based in Northampton, MA and mines a particular sound half born of folk and half born of punk, which results in a warm, dramatic form of what people are calling indie rock these days. Fiesta Brava is interested in literate and emotive pop music, marrying tuneful melodies with cathartic and insightful lyrics. The bands sound ranges from hushed songs featuring banjo and almost-whispered vocals to driving rhythms with mounting guitar freakouts.
Fiesta Brava plays shows throughout New England. Their CDs can be found online in most major and independent outlets, as well as download and streaming sites such as iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon.com, emusic, and Rhapsody. Fiesta Brava was featured in The Valley Advocate's "Behind the Beat." Check out the article at http://www.valleyadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=11855
This Is Us Tomorrow is due out April 19, 2013, and there will be a CD release show at the Iron Horse, Northampton, MA that night (tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door). Visit the bands website at fiestabravamusic.com. You can preview tracks, get tour dates, and see photos there, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fiestabravamusic, and on YouTube at Fiesta Brava Music.
Silver Mesa has been exhibited at various galleries in Connecticut and New York. The oil painting incorporates ground minerals, powdered earth pigments, iron oxide, and silver. It is in the collection of Jeff Steblea. Carol Chaputs website is carolchaput.com.
Featured artist at Mystic;s Studio M
Come and enjoy the annual "A Taste of Mystic" (CT) this weekend, September 7 through 9. In addition to hosting more than 30 local restaurants, live music, martial arts demonstrations, and belly dancing, Cottrell Street is home to Studio M, where I am the featured artist. Stop by to see some new work. Studio M will have special hours throughout "The Taste" so you can visit any time and enjoy art by talented regional artists as well as the current show of color scapes by Beth Pite. Call for more information: 860-536-5000. 29 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT or visit studiomframing.com.
My graphite drawing "Io, Enchanted" was awarded a 3rd place prize at the Guest Exhibition at the Canton Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT. The show ran through April 15, 2012.
Canton Gallery on the Green
I am a guest exhibitor at Canton Gallery on the Green. I am showing my graphite drawing "Io, Enchanted." Opening reception March 17, 6-9. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1-5. 5 Canton Green Road, Canton, CT. The show will run through April 15.
68th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition
My silverpoint drawing, "Portrait," is exhibited in the 68th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition, on view February 19 through March 30, 2012. Opening reception, February 26 from 1-3 in the Converse Art Gallery. Museum hours: Tues - Fri 9am-4pm; Sat and Sun 1pm - 4pm. The Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT 06360. www.slatermuseum.org
Meet the Artist ... in Mystic, Connecticut
Studio M is hosting a Meet the Artist event on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1:00 to 3:00. Please stop by and see my exhibition of recent drawings ... and enjoy the Taste of Mystic, too. Studio M is located at 29 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT. 860-536-5000. Hours during the Taste of Mystic are: Sept. 10, 10:00 - 6:00 and Sept. 11, 11:00 - 5:00.
Studio M exhibition in Mystic, CT
An exhibition of my recent drawings is featured at Studio M, 29 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT 06355.
A reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, September 1 from 5:30 to 8:30.
The exhibition will also be open during the Taste of Mystic: September 10 from 10 to 6 and September 11 from 11-5.
The exhibition will run through the end of September; gallery hours are Tuesday though Saturday, 10-6.
I am the featured artist during September at Studio M, 29 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT. Opening reception is September 1, 5:30 to 8:30. Free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through the end of September and will be open during the Taste of Mystic, September 10, 11:00 to 6:00 and September 11, 11:00 to 5:00.
Solo exhibition at Studio M, Mystic, CT
Coming in September 2011, a solo exhibition of my recent drawings at Studio M in Mystic, CT. Additional information forthcoming.
Connecticut Women Artists Invitational Exhibition
I am pleased to announce my participation in the Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT special Invitational Connecticut Women Artists Exhibition. Twenty-nine artists from across Connecticut were invited to be the featured artists at the gallery, which is directly across from the Ivoryton Playhouse, which is celebrating their 100th anniversary in May. The special exhibition will run from Friday, April 29 to Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Opening reception: Friday, April 29 from 6 to 9 pm; additional receptions: Saturday, May 21st, 6 pm - midnight and Sunday, May 22, Open House. Visit www.sixsummitgallery.com for additional information and photos of the show.
Life List, a chapbook of my poems has been published by Dogwood Press and is available by leaving your request in my Contact section. See the cover in the Multimedia section in Galleries. The cover shows Io, Enchanted at the moment of transformation. Many of my poems and drawings reflect each other.
Life List, $12.00 plus $2.00 s&h.
Margaret Gibson commissioned me to create the cover for her book,
"Second Nature," available in book stores, online, or from LSU Press at www.lsu.edu/lsupress.
Connecticut Women Artists Exhibition
"Io, Enchanted" is being exhibited at the Connecticut Women Artists juried show from November 6 through December 4, 2010 at Gallery 53, 53 Colony Street, Meriden, CT
ACROSS THE CANYON
Paintings of the American Southwest.
Workroom, 11 Washington Avenue, Pleasantville, NY 10570.
Gallery hours: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 1-7 pm, and by appointment.
"Meet the Artist" reception on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 5-7 pm.
Sponsored by the James Coleman Architecture Studio. 914-579-2015.
The exhibition will run through the summer of 2010.
A mixed media decorated gourd (see Mixed Media gallery) was donated to the Avalonia Land Conservancy silent auction. Stone Acres Farm, Stonington, Sunday, June 20, 2010.
Memorial Day Celebration
I gave a poetry reading at the VFW/American Legion (Posts 2212 & 104) at Memorial Park, Taftville, CT on Monday, May 31, 2010.
Wish You Were Here 9 -- sponsored by A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY212.255.6651
Opening: Thursday, June 24, 6-8 pm and DUMBO 1st Thursdays Gallery Walk on Thursday, July 1 from 6-8:30 pm
This exhibit is A.I.R Gallery's annual benefit postcard show; artists nationwide participate to provide leadership and community to women in the arts. All postcards are priced at $40 including NY state sales tax.
Connecticut Women Artists Exhibition
My drawing, "Penelope (unweaving)" is in the Connecticut Women Artists 81st Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT. Opening reception: Sunday, May 9 from 2 - 5 pm. The exhibition runs from May 9 to June 4, 2010.
Reflections on 100 Bowls of Compassion
The public is welcome to an exhibit commemorating civilians dying in Iraq. The exhibit, "Reflections on 100 Bowls of Compassion" is by Master Potter, Cate Bourke and runs Friday through Sunday, April 16-18 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT
The Friday exhibit opens at 7 pm. I am part of a panel discussion beginning at 8 pm, as follows:
Carol Chaput, practicing Buddhist, Member of Connecticut Women Writers
Paul Carolan, Principal, Regional Multicultural Magnet School
James Coleman, retired teacher, Member of New London Community of Mindfulness.
The Saturday exhibit opens at 3:30 pm and the Sunday exhibit run from 12 to 2 pm.
Hygienic Art First Thursday Poetry Reading
I will be reading my poetry at the Hygienic Art First Thursday Poetry Reading in association with Curbstone Press on April 1, 2010. The reading, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:00 pm. The reading is sponsored by the Robert N. Rue Education Fund at Curbstone Press established in honor of Dr. Rue, who died in September 2007, honoring his lifelong commitment to education and good writing.
Location: Hygienic Gallery, 79-83 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320.
67the Connecticut Artist Exhibition
"The Guinness Drawings: Muzzle" is included in the 67th Annual Artist Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT. From February 21 through April 3, 2010.
The Sketchbook Project
Sponsored by ArtHouse Co-op of Brooklyn, New York, hundreds of sketchbooks are touring the US. The theme of my sketchbook was TIME. I took a walk through art history as a TIMEline.
Drawings, paintings, mixed media works
Norwich Arts Council Gallery II
October 1, 2009 through January 2, 2010
60-64 Broadway, Norwich, CT
Gallery hours, Wednesday and Thursday, 12 - 4
Friday, 12 - 6; Saturday, 12 - 4.
Mixed media drawings explore our connection to the world.
September 29 - October 31, 2009
The public is invited to an opening reception, Friday, October 2 from 6 - 9 pm
Norwich Arts Council Gallery
60-64 Broadway, Norwich, Connecticut
Gallery hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 11 - 4
Friday, 12 - 6; Saturday, 12 -4.
*paintings & drawings*
Paintings & drawings
will be on exhibit at The Gallery at Watermark L.L.C.
from September 4 through October 30, 2009,
Reception: September 11, 6 - 8 pm
Dinner in the Watermark dining room available that evening from 5 - 8. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am - 2 pm
Located in historic North Stonington Village in a 200-year old building,
serving breakfast and lunch, Tuesday - Saturday.
2 Wyassup Road, North Stonington, Connecticut