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Audio, Artwork and Comedy at The Buttonwood Tree, April 2023

Submitted by Amy Albert

(March 27, 2023) — The Buttonwood Tree at 605 Most important Street in Middletown presents the pursuing gatherings in April 2023. For information on all reveals, stop by or connect with (860) 347-4957.  E mail: [email protected]

For the total thirty day period of April, 2023, we will be showcasing the woodcut/monitor print artworks of Ryan Kalentkowski, founder of Sternapress. Be a part of us for the opening art reception on April 2, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ryan Kalentkowski is a printer and hand-painter and holds a BFA from Paier Higher education of Artwork. His the latest human body of work examines individual associations to birds by way of expressive mark-earning by way of hand-painted woodcut print. The imagery is motivated by observation, interaction and symbolism, as nicely as a childhood obsession to examine, mimic and share area with birds. Figures and actions are exaggerated and abstracted during drawing, carving, printing and portray, generally honoring places of imperfection. Via this diversified and repetitive method, the birds are solid into recurring figures in narrative glimpses.

Saturday, April 1, 2023/Fela Kuti-Design and style Afro-Soul Group Gentleman Brawlers. Be aware: THIS Occasion HAS BEEN MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 22, 2023.

Friday, April 7, 2023/Singer-Songwriters Caroline Cotter and Ben Cosgrove. Show starts off at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $25. Caroline Cotter’s songs are steeped in reverence for the pure environment, with roots in New England and a deep like for the street.“Home on the River” is the 2nd full-size main launch from Cotter, a sweetly expressive Americana artist who has observed a correct property on the street and on various musical stages through the earth. Co-produced by Cotter and Jeff Oehler of Beehive Productions and recorded in scenic Saranac Lake, New York, as effectively as in Kansas City, Missouri, “Home on the River” emphasizes the two the freedom of wanderlust and a perception of spot. Ben Cosgrove is a touring composer-performer whose “compelling and beautiful” instrumental new music explores themes of landscape, area and ecosystem. Ben’s fourth studio album, “The Difficulties with Wilderness,” an evocation of unique expressions of nature and wildness in the crafted environment, was produced in 2021. It has been called “beautiful and fascinating” (The Maine Edge), “deeply impressive” (Independent Clauses) and “immediately evocative and completely arresting… brim[ming] with technological mastery and emotional capital” (Seven Times).

Saturday April 8, 2023/Drag Display, Hosted by Mz. Clementine KuLayd.  Clearly show commences at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20. Flavorful, vibrant, comedic, passionate, and spicy, Mz. Clementine KuLayd has executed all about Connecticut and Massachusetts, bringing satisfaction to audiences of all ages. Their enthusiasm, everyday living activities, cultural history, and eyesight will carry a varied array of performers and performances to The Buttonwood! Mz. Clementine utilizes drag to provide recognition and advocacy of LGBT+ and Black identities. This month she is joined by Giganta Smalls and Bleach, who are nearby drag artists in the place. This month’s theme is “funny,” so be prepared to have a intestine-busting time with our performers and their comedic chops. Drinks and Snacks will be offered for sale in the venue. A enjoyable and entertaining time will be experienced by all!

Friday, April 21, 2023/Folks Duo Mark Koschwitz & Brian May perhaps. Present begins at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $15. A lifelong songs enthusiast/musician, usually considerably a lot more relaxed accompanying other folks from the shadows on harmonica, or spotlighting them as host of the first music showcase, Shoreline Songs Regular, Mark Koschwitz does, at times, step to middle phase to play a number of of his own, self-penned tunes, normally a blend of folks, rock, and blues, and normally infused with an optimistic, or at least hopeful, message, his songs are reflections of classes he’s learned together the way. Brian May perhaps has been accomplishing all around New England since 1965. He’s been involved with the Jim Shepley Band and at this time Sweet Summertime Sunlight. This is his fifth visual appeal at the Buttonwood Tree and very first considering that 2016.

Saturday, April 22, 2023/Americana-Blues Artists Hunter Skye, and Nonetheless Rivers. Demonstrate begins at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $15.  Hunter Skye is an electrifying singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been recognized to execute are living with all of them as desired. Hunter produced three albums in 2021 an island defeat/glitch-pop task, a Celtic bluegrass LP, and a roots-blues/deathcore zombie apocalypse principle album centered out of 1945. Hunter is based mostly out of New York but travels during the Northeast for reveals, but is ready to go farther. He generally performs alternative/folk, with a switching forged of musicians from piano, percussion, to fiddle, with him pulling responsibility on acoustic guitar, piano, ukulele, mandolin, Irish bouzouki, and other entertaining devices.

Even now Rivers is Mike and Chandra Rivers, Connecticut citizens who have been earning audio given that their extremely first date. It was not way too prolonged right after that date that they knew they’d be married. And despite the fact that it was a while just before they commenced releasing audio and actively playing out publicly, the audio under no circumstances stopped at home. The duo loves harmonies and acoustic audio.

Friday, April 28, 2023/Scientist-turned-Comedian Ben Miller. Display starts at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $15. A clearly show that is equal steps hilarious, instructional and deeply individual, New York Town-centered scientist turned stand-up comic Ben Miller usually takes you on a journey that explores anything from milk to thermodynamics with a wit and humor that would make these topics equally approachable and pleasant. Miller has been functioning for the previous 6 decades, accomplishing at all the best golf equipment in New York, this sort of as Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Caroline’s, and The Stand. In addition, he has done in the New York Comedy Festival and Boston Comedy Pageant. He has a diploma in Materials Science and Engineering, and was an Artist in Home at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, the to start with ever stand-up comedian selected by the Nationwide Parks Arts Foundation.

Saturday, April 29, 2023/Don White. Clearly show commences at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $20.Don White is equal areas storyteller-comedian-creator-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter and has been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for 30 several years. White’s arc as an award-successful songwriter and performer has taken him from his industrial hometown of Lynn, Massachusetts across the region as a hitchhiker, by way of Boston’s comedy golf equipment and coffeehouses, and onto the stage with greats like Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, Patty Larkin, Invoice Morrissey, Tom Hurry, Loudon Wainwright III, and Christine Lavin, with whom he toured for eight many years all throughout North The usa in a co-monthly bill referred to as “The Humorous Side of the Avenue.” At each individual position, White has been the top observer, infusing his operate with his encounters as a husband, a father, a seeker, and a joker.