B&S at Artsday – March 13, 2016

Ball & Socket Arts participated in Artsday at Cheshire Academy on March 13th. The theme for the entire event was The Four Senses. Our project focused on the textures present at an old factory. We hung evocative photos from Ball & Socket as inspiration. The children put together collages with elements that imitated brick, stucco, metal pipes, old vegetation and glassy windows. We were so delighted to see young people so focused on crafting their factory inspired vignettes. See some wonderful examples below!

Thank you, Artsplace for continuing to organize this wonderful and enriching, yearly event for children.

B&S PHOTOS at CHESHIRE ACADEMY

Poster PROOFThere can be an uneasy beauty in scenes of decay and crumbling infrastructure, and at the same time a warning, a cautionary tale. “Capturing the Before” is an exhibition of work by 8 local photographers who were invited by Ball & Socket Arts to document the buildings as they are now, at the nadir of their neglect. Whether focusing on objects, textures, reflections, open or hidden spaces, each photographer met the building with awe and respect. Optimism for the future is revealed in light and color, and in the eyes of the artists bearing witness.

AUCTION COUNTDOWN

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CLICK HERE TO BID:
BENEFIT EVENTS

OUR BENEFIT AUCTION
OF CONTEMPORARY ART
IS LIVE NOW!

Ball & Socket Arts is auctioning over 80 works of contemporary art donated by more than 60 artists to benefit development of the arts center. To view the catalog and place a bid, click the link or photo above to connect to our online auctioneer. Please join us at Art Garage this Saturday 5:00-7:00 to count down to the end of the auction and toast the Art Garage project. Details below.


AUCTION COUNTDOWN and ART GARAGE CLOSING CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 24, 5:00-7:00
at
ART GARAGE
530 West Main Street
Cheshire, CT  06410

ALL ARE WELCOME!

view the art starting at 2:00
meet the artists
wine tastings by Southend Spirits
beer tastings by Weed Amber Ale11058248_862987170442488_3294234751570683012_o


SELECT WORKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING ONLY AT ART GARAGE
ON OCTOBER 24, including:

78. WatersJonathan Waters
untitled (2013)
oil on wood
12 x 16 in.
Estimate: $1,000

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Stephen Maine33. Maine
P15 (2015)
acrylic on canvas
20 x 16 in.
Estimate: $1,000

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Debbie_1977Tom Hearn
Debbie (1977)
print
Estimate: $150

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RAMONES-1976Tom Hearn
Ramones (1976)
print
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BALL & SOCKET ARTS WISHES TO THANK THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS FOR DONATING THEIR WORK TO HELP MAKE OUR PROJECT A REALITY:

 


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“GONZO GIRL” reading this Saturday, October 17, 5:30 pm, at Art Garage

gonzo-girl-9781501100147_hrBall & Socket Arts is hosting a reading by author Cheryl Della Pietra from her book “Gonzo Girl: A Novel” about her time as an assistant to Hunter S. Thompson at Art Garage this Saturday.

Q&A and book signing will follow.

October 17, 5:30pm
ART GARAGE
530 West Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

“Long after the last drink is poured and the final gunshot fired, Cheryl Della Pietra’s novel inspired by her time as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant will linger in your mind. This debut novel is raucous, page-turning, head-spinning, and side-splitting as it depicts a boss and mentor who is both devil and angel, and a young heroine who finds herself tested in the chaos that surrounds him. An intense story, Della Pietra’s tale about writing, firearms, psychotropics, and the pros and cons of hot tubs will suck you in and take you on ride. Gonzo Girl is a ticket you want to buy.”  – Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black


CHERYL DELLA PIETRA is a longtime New York City magazine editor, writer, and copy editor. She has published numerous stories in such magazines as Marie Claire, Redbook, and POV Magazine. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she lived with Hunter S. Thompson in Woody Creek, Colorado, for several months in 1992, where she worked as his assistant. She currently lives in Branford, Connecticut, with her husband and son.


SYNOPSIS
Alley Russo is a recent college grad desperately trying to make it in the grueling world of New York publishing, but like so many who have come before her, she has no connections and has settled for an unpaid magazine internship while slinging drinks on Bleecker Street just to make ends meet. That’s when she hears the infamous Walker Reade is looking for an assistant to replace the eight others who have recently quit. Hungry for a chance to get her manuscript onto the desk of an experienced editor, Alley jumps at the opportunity to help Reade finish his latest novel.

After surviving an absurd three-day “trial period” involving a .44 magnum, purple-pyramid acid, violent verbal outbursts, brushes with fame and the law, a bevy of peacocks, and a whole lot of cocaine, Alley is invited to stay at the compound where Reade works. For months Alley attempts to coax the novel out of Walker page-by-page, all while battling his endless procrastination, vampiric schedule, Herculean substance abuse, mounting debt, and casual gunplay. But as the job begins to take a toll on her psyche, Alley realizes she’s alone in the Colorado Rockies at the mercy of a drug-addicted literary icon who may never produce another novel—and her fate may already be sealed.

A smart, rollicking ride told with heart, Gonzo Girl is a loving fictional portrait of a larger-than-life literary icon.

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