Sunday, June 12, 2011

Open Call! Ladies Nite! Drop Off Starts today!

Now it's the women's turn to show us what you've got!
We did the All Male Revue in April, which featured art from men... Now it's time to show those guys up!
Ladies, girls, women it's your time to take over Paris In Plantsville with your art!


This is an open call to any and all female artists!
The show runs June 18 - July 7th
And drop offs for submissions is from June 12-14th

There is a $ 10.00 submission fee for each piece, $5.00 for members of Paris In Plantsville (a membership costs $35.00, so why not!?)

The opening reception will be on June 18th from 7:00PM to 11:00 PM

We look forward to seeing the great work!

*20% of ALL profits made will be donated to Breast Cancer Research*

Monday, June 6, 2011

Puppet Making Workshop

Resident artist and Puppet Maker Jon Bristol of The Elmwood Puppets will be holding a three day workshop in July at Paris In Plantsville!

Learn how to make a Muppet/Henson style moving mouth puppet like Steve the Vampire!
All the materials and tools are included in the registration fee, and space is limited, so it's first come first serve.
At the end of the workshop you'll have a completed puppet, and you get to keep the pattern and tools and leftover material for future use!
The dates are July 11, 18, and 25 2011 (all Mondays) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The total cost is $150.00, a $50.00 deposit* holds your spot in the workshop and the rest is due the first day.
To sign up or for more information contact the instructor, Jon, at or stop by Paris In Plantsville
* The deposit is non-refundable, but if you have to cancel we'll put it toward a future workshop if you sign up for one!

Paris In Plantsville
15 West Main Street
Plantsville CT 06479

And don't forget about our other classes!  Check them out here:

Friday, June 3, 2011

I Need That Record! Monthly Film Screening

Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes “I NEED THAT RECORD! THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE,” a documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.

Greedy record labels, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, Ecommerce, shoddy "stars" pushed by big money, and the digital revolution all pose threats on the very ...well being of our favorite record stores and the music industry at large. Will these stores die? Will they survive?

Featuring- THURSTON MOORE of Sonic Youth, IAN MACKAYE of Dischord Records Fugazi/Minor Threat, activist/author NOAM CHOMSKY, MIKE WATT of the Minutemen, LENNY KAYE guitarist of the Patti Smith Group, CHRIS FRANTZ of the Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club, guitar composer GLENN BRANCA, PATTERSON HOOD of Drive-By Truckers, PAT CARNEY of the Black Keys, punk author LEGS MCNEIL, rock photographer BOB GRUEN, BP HELIUM guitarist from Of Montreal, and many indie record stores across the U.S. of A!

With amazing animations by MATT NEWMAN!

The film starts right here in Connecticut with the final downfall of Record Express then soon we discover it's not just CT loosing these shops...

The movie starts at 8PM. As always it's free to get in, but anyone who makes a donation of $5.00 or more will be entered into a raffle to win original art from a Paris In Plantsville Resident Artist and some music related goodies!