Upcoming events: Pat Gullett in Crafts at Lyndhurst, Lys Guillorn at the Connecticut Film Festival

Metals artist Pat Gullett will be exhibiting her jewelry at Crafts at Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown this weekend, April 30 to May 2. Gullett's work looks at once ancient and contemporary, and often uses precious metal clay with stones, fossils and found objects to create a sense of history in her work. In addition to being an exhibiting jeweler, Gullett also teaches jewelry privately and at the Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield, Connecticut.

Connecticut Film Festival

The opening movie and reception for the Connecticut Film Festival takes place at 6:30 pm on May 4 at the Palace Theater in Danbury. The film that will be featured is a documentary about "The Wrecking Crew", who were the stellar LA session musicians who played on just about every major hit in the 60s.

Speaking of music, in the shy self-promotion department, I, Lys Guillorn, will be performing next Saturday, May 8 at 6:20 pm at the Danbury Library Plaza as part of the CTFFs sister music festival. I'm playing a half hour set with my band. The library plaza is at the intersection of Main and West St. in Danbury.

Be well,

The Collaboration of Gene Gort and Ken Steen Tonight April 8 on CPTV

Gene Gort and Ken Steen will be discussing their work on "All Things Connecticut", on CPTV tonight, April 8 at 8 pm. Producer Ed Wierzbicki visited the artists during their residence at the I-Park Artists' Enclave in East Haddam during the summer of 2009.

During tonight's episode, Wierzbicki explores the theme "Technology--Changing the Way We Live" by showing the collaboration between Gort and Steen, who use visual media, musical composition and technology to create their work. Gene Gort is a professor of art at Hartford Art School in Hartford, CT and is a working artist in video, photography, sound, and electronic media. Ken Steen is a composer and professor of music at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT.

Their new work, "Each to Each" is a "new media chamber opera in one act for Soprano, Tenor, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, keyboard sampler, Max/MSP/Jitter, video projections and other visual elements". Their prior project, the "Reliquary of Labor" was created for for the opening of the New Britain Museum of American Art in November, 2006.

In addition to their creative collaborations, Gort and Steen have launched an online resource for artists who work in new media and composition. New Media New Music New England hopes to be a networking and promotion hub that will connect artists to venues, and will foster new projects in the northeast.

Check your local or digital listings to find your CPTV station.