The Libertine Collective:

The Libertine Collective is a Connecticut-based creative group of like-minded artists of every medium who express themselves and motivate others. The Collective explores and shares ideas through actions, connections, intellect, communication and intent; allowing for enriched life experiences. In doing so, we inspire one another with endless possibilities and gain insight by learning from one another.

Our overall goal is to bring art and people who appreciate it together in an environment that appeals to even the casual dabbler. By mixing live original music with poetry, visual art and performance art, we hope to generate a sort of spectacle that might offer greater incentive to the community as naturally and organically possible.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Art Community Opportunities 2-5-10


•    Reminder * Stay tuned today for micro arts with the L.C’s Greg Garcia & H.L. Groen on the Colin McEnroe Show at 1:00pm.  It will also be streamed for your viewing pleasure. For more info go to: Microarts on the Colin McEnroe Show

ConnectiKids Inc, a non profit C.B.O. that works with two of Hartford’s Elementary schools, is currently looking to begin Enrichment programming. As part of this process we are looking for instructors teach courses. Participants would be grouped in classes of no more than 15 elementary school students, grades 2-6. Our currents days are Monday, Tuesday and Friday during the hours of 3:30 - 5 p.m. Our rate of pay is $25/hr and courses usually run 5-6 weeks unless it is an extended/specialized project.

John L. Prescod, ConnectiKids Inc. 814 Asylum Avenue Hartford, CT 06105, 860-522-8710 ext. 12, Email:,

•    FOOD FOR THOUGHT (Will be on L.C discussion board under Artist Community Awareness) From Luis Cotto…

Just thinking out loud and would love some feedback. A proven developer is considering doing some stuff with the Swift factory building (> 30,000 sq. ft) in the northend over by where Garden Street/Westland Street/Love Lane meet.

My questions to the Hartford area peeps are the following:

Does Hartford have the artist community clamoring for artist studio/work/residential space? Are the days of the old Colt Building beyond us or is there a need out there?
Are there any artisanal, light manufacturing type of craft businesses who would benefit from a low market rate, high quality type of space? If you had a wish list surrounding such a big space...what would it include? Do people in the technology sector think that this space (tons of parking) can become a technological space? What kind of light manufacturing type of businesses could people throw out that would include possible employment opportunities for local residents. Just trying to gauge some stuff. I think next steps include another possible forum conversation at Real Art Ways...but until then, It would be good to start a conversation.

peace and thank you!! Luis

And from H.L. Groen…

•    There is also a large warehouse that might be available for studio space in Newington right of the Berlin Turnpike. The idea is to have an “Open Space” for artists and instead of paying a lease per month it would be a fee per month, as in a membership fee based on how many artists would be involved. The more members – the less the fee. This is an idea that is not new and has been done in New York City. Are there artists out there that are interested and is the Berlin Turnpike an ideal location?  The idea is to surround yourself with creativity from others. To inspire one another and help one another produce, communicate and create.
here's a link to what i'm talking about (to give you an idea):

•    TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES…Due to new Facebook we are having difficulties posting other links from facebook. Please be with us!

If you have a link that you are able to share PLEASE post to our wall…such as Bi Polar JukeBox, Matt Zeiner Band events both this weekend.

Also check out the infamous poet John Stanizzi at the Windsor Freight House this Sunday!  Here’s the link for that:

The L.C.

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