In honor of “The Year of the Woman,” to commission a sculpture by Marilyn Parkinson Thrall. The art piece will celebrate Hartford’s Suffragist movement in 1920.
Category Creation of New Work
To commission a theater piece written by Joni Weisfeld, artistic director of The Other Voice theater company.
To commission a mural installation designed by Ed Johnetta Miller.
To commission a musical composition by David Macbride.
To commission a contemporary Paper Sculpture exhibition by Hong Hong.
To commission the play, Raging Skillet, by Jacques Lamarre.
To commission the film, Hasta Manana, by Pedro Bermudez.
To commission two musical compositions by Michael Gatonska and Scott Comanzo for the 2014 Hartford New Music Festival.
To commission artist Barbara Hocker to create a photo-based, multi-media installation entitled River/Sea.
To commission composer Katherine Swanson to create The River, a multi-media presentation of music, dance and photography inspired by the Farmington River.
To commission visual artists Carlos Hernandez Chavez and Marela Zacarias to create two murals titled The Mural as Mirror: Reflections on the Immigrant Experience.
To commission Hirokazu Fukawa’s sculpture exhibition, A Thought at the Edge of the Continent: Manchuria to Siberia 1942 -1947.
To commission A Thought at the Edge of the Continent: Manchuria to Siberia 1942 -1947 by Hirokazu Fukawa, a series of sculptures/site installations inspired by artist’s ongoing exploration of suicide bombings in current and past political contexts.
To commission The Hartford Suite, a new work by jazz musician/composer Steve Davis to premier at the 2007 festival. The piece, comprised of multiple movements, commemorated various Hartford area landmarks, people, or events.
To commission No Mas Muertes, a work about illegal immigration, by composer David Macbride with spoken text drawn from Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway.
To commission a work by choreographers Adam Miller and Katie Stevenson-Nollet as part of the Wadsworth Atheneum’s initiative to present a full performance series in the museum’s theater.
o commission composer Michael Gatonska to create Wandering the Moon Nursery, a new work that premiered at a Masterworks Series concert in November, 2005.
To commission composer Ken Steen, e-cellist Jeffrey Krieger, and media artist Gene Gort to create a multimedia work entitled Reliquary of Labor which premiered at the opening of the newly expanded museum and performance space in 2006.
To commission photographer Christine Breslin to create a mixed media work entitled Beyond the Veil, a series of interviews, photographs and digital images exploring the challenges Hartford-area Muslim teenage girls face in maintaining their identity in the context of contemporary American mass culture.
To commission musician Stephen Haynes to compose a new jazz piece in conjunction with Real Art Way’s 2005 exhibition, Faith.