In recent months we've attended a couple of art show events at Artspace Hartford, and the spot is getting to be nearly as hot for arty parties as RAW or the Wadsworth - packed house, competitive parking, bands, booze, etc. We've been looking forward to this solo exhibition by Amy Mielke. Of course she's become a "friend-of-the-blog," and we also know she was a driving force behind last month's massive open show, which featured a ton of work by a zillion artists, so we applaud her awesome scene-making and are eager to see her in the spotlight this weekend.
The show wil feature works created over her two year course of study at The Graduate Institute, along with a retrospective of earlier works. She's also lined up some hot area musical talent for the event, including Stephen Haynes, Matt Sargent and Todd Merrell from the Hartford Sound Alliance. Massachusetts based kombucha company Katalyst will be sampling and selling their product, which is a totally enticing bonus for us - certain Scenics have recently become hooked on kombucha (fermented tea and juice drink - it's fizzy and vaguely alcoholic!). In keeping with the community spirit, there will also be herbavore/localvore friendly snacks from area businesses. Classy!