Thursday, March 27, 2014

This weekend at the Buttonwood...

Friday, March 28

Closing Reception: "Through Her Eyes" Women's Art Show
4:30-6:30 pm, free

In Celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8th, The Buttonwood Tree annually hosts a Collective Women’s Art Show in March. This year, thanks to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and its Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls,  a new program for “emerging” artists was created. Established artists were paired with “emerging” artists to mentor them and assist them in bringing their art work to show-able, sell-able condition. Join us for refreshments, and get to know the folks involved in the show!

Kerri Powers & Eric Lichter
8 pm, $10

Kerri Powers's strong, smoky voice and commanding stage presence wills educe you from the moment you hear her music. Poewrs has appeared at many prestigious venues and folk festivals including The Boston Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Kerri Powers: guitar and vocals; Ed Larusso: pedal steel; Eric Lichter: guitar and bass; James Maple: drums.

Reserve your seat!


Saturday, March 29

Free Poets Collective: Woman Scream International Poetry Event
1-5 pm, donations welcome

Free Poets Collective is proud to be part of this International Arts event. Woman Scream International has its origins in Dominican Republic and is part of that country’s celebration for National Woman Month. Our local event will be a Human Rights Awareness theme and will focus on abuse prevention and advocacy. We are also opening this program to our community partners and welcome collaborations, so if you want to speak out and raise your voice, or scream it... Join us!

Headliner: Priscilla Galligan. Also featuring Lisa Matarazzo, Susan Mardinly, & Jessica Brooke. Live music provided by Izikhotane, a social justice singer-songwriter duo

Jen Allen Jazz
8 pm, $10

Jen Allen is a jazz pianist whose debut solo album “Pieces of Myself” was released in June 2011. The album features Dave Baron on bass, Lee Fish on drums, Kris Allen on alto, Josh Evans on trumpet and Andrew Renfroe on guitar.

In May 2011, Allen was chosen as one of only eight pianists from around the world to participate in the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Reserve your seat!


All events take place at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown CT.

For more information, please visit our website or call us at (860) 347-4957.

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