Faces of Homelessness

Posted by Melissa Lamar - February 5, 2015 -

The community is invited to come listen to local homeless people share their daily struggles and stories of how they became homeless, courtesy of Hands on Hartford on Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. in Founders Hall. The talk will include information and statistics about homelessness in CT, a Q&A session, and how you can help the homeless in your community. Refreshments will be provided.

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Farmington Public Schools Faculty/Alumni Exhibition 12/16-1/15

Posted by Melissa Lamar - January 15, 2015 -

The public is invited to a Farmington Public Schools Faculty & Alumni Art Exhibition from Dec. 16-Jan. 15 in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis. An opening reception, with music by The Joe Carter Trio, will be held Dec. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served; free.
Located at the entrance to the 600 Building, the Barnes-Franklin Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, email wkluba@tunxis.edu.

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Gallery Exhibition Runs Through 12/11

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 11, 2014 - Kate Hamilton

The public is invited to an exhibition by New York artist Kate Hamilton from Nov. 11-Dec. 11 in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis. Hamilton will talk about her work— room-sized clothes, framed collars and sideways shoes sewn out of waxed paper— on Nov. 17 from 3-4 pm. In Room 6-124. An opening reception will follow from 4-7 p.m. in the Gallery. Refreshments will be served.
Located at the entrance to the 600 Building, the Barnes-Franklin Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, email wkluba@tunxis.edu.
Excerpts about Hamilton from the artist’s website:
 “Clothes are like shells of identity,” she said. Like the skins shed by the snakes that inhabit the area around her New Paltz home, they are ephemeral and double-edged, signifying absence as much as the body’s presence.
“I was reading Derrida and I came up with the idea of using a material that’s intrinsically valueless,” noted Hamilton. “It’s also extremely lightweight. The stuff looks like it will float away and is made out of nothing.” Yet sewing the waxed-paper clothing was anything but easy, resulting in many rips and discards. Barely there and yet solidly constructed, the pieces are full of contradictions, Hamilton noted.
Hamilton, who teaches costume design to high school and middle school students in Brooklyn, has previously shown her work at New Paltz’s Rock and Snow store, the Dorsky Museum and the Beacon Theater. She has designed costumes for theatrical, operatic and dance performances in New York City, Zurich and Berlin, constructing a skirt with a 35-foot circumference for a singer in a performance by Theater Skok, Zurich, for example, and designing transparent 19th-century aprons with feathers attached for performers suspended from wires in a store window in a Berlin gallery.
She ended up teaching three-dimensional design at Parsons, and also taught a costume workshop at the West Kortright Centre’s teen Shakespeare Workshop, in Delaware County.

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Student Relaxation/Stress Management 10/15-12/10

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 10, 2014 -

Free relaxation sessions for students are available Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 15-Dec. 10 from 1:30-2 p.m. in Room 6-170. Come to one or all of the stress management sessions and learn how to relax through the use of breath-focused meditation, imagery, mindfulness exercises, or body movement techniques. Call Vivian at 860.773.1506 for more information.

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Art and Media Department Transfer Workshop and Portfolio Review

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 5, 2014 -

Tunxis art students are invited to the Tunxis Art and Media Department Transfer Workshop and Portfolio Review on Friday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 6-127.  Students will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of representatives and meet one-on-one with them for individual portfolio reviews. There will also be help available with digitally photographing students’ works for admissions portfolios. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hartford Art School, UConn, Maine College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Montserrat College of Art are scheduled to participate.
Free, but students must register with Carianne Garside at 860.773.1647 or cgarside@tunxis.edu.

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“Arms and the Man” Theater Production Runs 11/21 & 22

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 22, 2014 -

Tunxis Stage is proud to present George Bernard Shaw’s satire on the romanticization of war “Arms and the Man,” on November 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m., and matinee November 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Theater. The play is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased in the President’s Office or online at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, call 860.773.1635 or email gsebastian-coleman@tunxis.edu.

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Transfer College Fair

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 18, 2014 -

Tunxis will host its Annual Transfer College Fair on Tues., Nov. 18  from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the main hallway of the Administration Building(100). This is an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from colleges and universities, gather information about the application process and financial aid and learn more about academic opportunities.
For more information, contact Kelly Pittman at 860.773.1503 or kpittman@tunxis.edu. 

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“The Emergence of Emergence” Lecture

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 17, 2014 -

All are welcome to a free lecture, “The Emergence of Emergence,” by Dr. Peter Skiff on Monday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. in Room 6-127.
A description of the lecture states, “In the last 20 years, developments in science have rendered the dominant academic philosophy of science obsolete and irrelevant. In physics, for example, proposals such as time reversal in cosmology, string theory in particle theory, and symmetry breaking in condensed matter physics are just a few areas where classical notions of causality, theory reduction, logical consistency, and “scientific method” simply cannot be applied.
‘Emergence theory’ proposes that new laws ‘emerge’ as systems evolve to more complexity. But, we might dare to ask, will philosophy ‘catch up’ with modern scientific arguments?”
Peter Skill, Ph.D., is a professor of physics and co-director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Bard College. He served as referee for World Scientific, Advances in Applied Mathematics, Foundations of Physics at Cambridge University Press, and regularly publishes articles in such journals as “Nineteenth-Century Contexts,” “Foundations of Physics,” and “American Journal of Physics,” among others.

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Community College Day at CCSU

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 15, 2014 -

Central Connecticut State University will hold a Community College Day on Nov. 15, featuring a tour, free lunch, and free admission to the CCSU vs Howard University football game.
The day begins with an information session at 11 a.m. in DiLoreto 001, where students will be given tickets to the lunch and the game. The information session will be followed by a tour and then a free lunch in the tent at Arute Field. The game between CCSU and Howard University begins at 1 p.m.
To register for the event, click here www.ccsu.edu/CCD or call 860-832-2278. Registered students will receive information about location, travel directions, and parking.

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Jazz Series Performance

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 11, 2014 -

Tunxis Community College Foundation invites the public to a free jazz concert with Robert Gottfried’s Band and guest violinist Brunilda Myftaraj, on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Cyber Café at Tunxis. The concert is one of several planned as part of the Vitrano Family Jazz Series.

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