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Concert: The Hartford Classical Guitar Ensemble
Saturday, May 28 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
What a tremendously special evening awaits you! The ensemble was formed in 2011 by a group of classical guitar enthusiasts and is now directed by award winning classical guitarist Christopher Ladd, chair of the Hartt School Guitar and Harp Program. HCGE plays a variety of music ranging from J.S. Bach, Poulenc, and Tisserand to the works of contemporary composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Frank Wallace, and Grammy award winner Andrew York.
7:00 p.m., Activity Shed, Members: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00. The proceeds from the concert will be split between WMCC and HCGE.  Please call 860-567-0857 to preregister or register online  White Memorial - BZ Page

The Oliver Wolcott Library is now accepting applications to show in the library's Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery. Submissions are due by June 30 and must include an artist bio, statement, and color copy or postcard representing the kind of work to be shown. All work must be original, by the submitting artist and for sale. Acceptance to exhibit is a competitive process and a juried selection by the OWL Cultural Committee. Click here for full submission guidelines or email
 “Requiem for Being: An Installation”
by East Hartford artist Cate Bourke
Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The exhibit will run through August 18 
The gallery hours: Monday through Saturday ~ 10am-4pm
Taking bee colony collapse disorder as a point of departure, this ceramic art installation will be a meditation on otherness, ambivalence and disconnectedness.


The exhibit corresponds with the creation of a Pollinator Habitat Project at Wisdom House this spring. The goal of the project is to attract and support pollinators as well as benefit the larger ecosystem.
Ms. Bourke holds and MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been an Artist in Residence at East Hartford High School as well as a teacher of pottery.  She has had solo exhibits in Vermont, New Jersey and Connecticut. Visit Cate Bourke’s website at:

An artist’s lecture will take place on Saturday, June 23 at 3:30 pm and is open to the public. It will be followed by a reception. The exhibit will run through August 18.  The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am-4pm.

For further information call (860) 567-3163