Posts Tagged ‘ Real Art Ways ’

Connecticut Literary Festival | October 5, 2019 | Hartford, CT


An annual celebration of the literary arts here in the center of Connecticut: The Connecticut Literary Festival at Real Art Ways in Hartford.

Source: Connecticut Literary Festival | October 5, 2019 | Hartford, CT

Hunting Ground: Post-Film Discussion – Real Art Ways

Hunting Ground: Post-Film Discussion – Real Art Ways.

Science on Screen: White God – Real Art Ways


Science on Screen: White God – Real Art Ways.

The Cats Are In — One More Week Only | Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Art New England | Purrrformance Piece by Donna Fleischer

Art New England | Purrrformance Piece by Donna Fleischer

Image Credit: Photos by Steve Laschever.

Art New England | Purrrformance Piece.

Extraction by Victor Pacheco on Exhibit at Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


now showing – Victor Pacheco.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee & Natalie Lyalin @ Inescapable Rhythms, March 13, 2013 / Real Art Ways, Hartford CT

Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Natalie Lyalin

Natalie Lyalin

Sueyeun Juliette Lee currently lives in Philadelphia, where she edits Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to innovative multiethnic writing. She also writes poetry reviews for the Constant Critic, is a contributing editor at EOAGH, and poetry editor for “The Line Break,” a new poetry feature of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s literary webzine The Margins. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Press, 2008), Underground National (Factory School, 2010) and numerous chapbooks. She teaches creative writing and composition at the University of the Arts and is completing her graduate studies from Temple University. You can find her at

Natalie Lyalin is the author of Pink and Hot Pink Habitat (Coconut Press, 2009) and Try A Little Time Travel (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She is co-founder of the newly minted Natural History Press (

Held on the second Wednesday of each month, Inescapable Rhythms is a poetry reading and open mic series. The series takes its title from the Wallace Stevens poem, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” Stevens was a major American Modernist poet and Hartford resident.

Directions @ Real Art Ways 56 Arbor Street Hartford, CT


Ramón López / drums and percussion

Featuring Ramon Lopez


Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT




Drummer, percussionist and composer Ramon Lopez began as a self-taught drummer in the mid-1970’s. After witnessing a Max Roach solo concert in 1980 Lopez fundamentally changed his understanding of music, and in 1985 he moved to Paris to become increasingly involved in the experimental scene in France. At the same time, he developed an interest in Indian music, taking tabla lessons with Krishna Govinda K.C. He was a student of Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, and taught Indian music with Patrick Moutal at the Paris Conservatory.


In addition to his involvement with jazz and Indian music, Lopez has worked with many great flamenco artists, including Carmen Linares, Esperanza Fernández, Inés Bacán, Gerardo Núñez, Rafael de Utrera and Chano Domínguez.


Lopez’s musical endeavours have always been challenging. In 1997, the British Leo label, linked to free jazz music and improvisation, released Lopez’s album of solo drums. His interpretation of songs from the Spanish civil war dropped in 2001, and his duos dedicated to Roland Kirk were released in 2002. From 1997 to 2000 he was drummer in the renowned French Orchestre National de Jazz under Didier Levallet, who continues to expand the traditional vocabulary of the orchestra with new elements.

Ramon Lopez is an atypical percussionist. He is a musician who has mastered a number of different musical traditions, working with artists from other disciplines such as actors, choreographers or visual artists. He is currently one of the most respected European musicians in the area of contemporary jazz or improvised music, named by the French government as “Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters” in 2008.  ~ Real Art Ways

New Works by Zbigniew Grzyb: Sky / Branch Series — Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT through May 22

Untitled, Acrylic, 63.5" X 64", 2011

“I have not worked toward any preconceived literal content. Every painting creates a new challenge for me; each one is a new mystery I have to solve. Inspiration comes from many places; it is constantly part of my creative process. The meditative time I spend in nature influences my unconscious. I notice images and let them be absorbed for further interpretation, and they re-emerge when I am in the studio. Before I begin a painting, I do not have a specific goal or idea for the finished work. The ideas flow during the painting process and the image emerges as its own reality. No one part of the painting is important for itself, it is only important a s a part of the whole.” ~ Zbigniew Grzyb, Artist Statement, New Works: Branch / Sky Series curated by Michael Shortell

Zbigniew Grzyb’s New Works: Sky / Branch Series at Real Art Ways

New Works: Branch / Sky Series – Hartford Courant Review

One-person show at The National Museum in Przemyśl, Poland, 2010