CT Lottery Corporation– A Solid Bet for the State of Connecticut
CWC members got an inside look at the CT Lottery. CWC member Chelsea Turner, Interim Vice President at the CT Lottery Corporation, hosted members at the CT Lottery offices in Rocky Hill where they learned about the history of the organization, where the money goes and the organization’s commitment to responsible gaming initiatives by addressing problem and underage gambling. Greg Smith, President and CEO, was there to welcome us.
The evening continued just down the road at Still Hill Brewery and Tap Room which recently opened and regularly offers 8-10 of their own beers, in addition to cider and wine. No program here, just time to relax, enjoy a craft beer and catch up with other members.
CWC Conversations – She Said What? Communication Styles and Strategies
CWC Conversations is a new program series which lets us gather in a small group to talk informally about an interesting or hot topic.
CWC member Carol Carson facilitated this discussion. How does the way you speak impact your world? What are some strategies, verbal and non-verbal, that you can adopt to make a difference in the workplace and beyond?
We had the discussion at Berkins on Oak, a new cafe that serves breakfast and lunch. “Conversations” are easy, quick and informal – a chance to meet other members, stimulate your brain and enjoy some lively conversation.
An Evening at the New Britain Museum of American Art: Exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit
CWC provided an exclusive member program, arranged by New Britain Museum of American Art’s Deputy Director and CWC member, Michelle Hargrave.
A founding figure of American modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) is one of the preeminent and beloved artists of the twentieth century. CWC members had docent-led tours of The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art.
The New Britain Museum of American Art was the only northeast venue for the exhibition. The museum was founded 1903, making it the first museum of strictly American art in the nation.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go* – Technology & Innovation in Downtown Hartford
*with apologies to Dr Seuss
Have you wondered what an accelerator, incubator, co-working space, maker space, and social enterprise is? In the past 2 years, over 6 locations have come online in Hartford with more planned soon. Learn about how these concepts are revolutionizing how we work and how others are advancing in various industries. Visit three with us:
Upward Hartford (20 Church Street)
The Stanley Technology Center (Constitution Plaza)
MakerspaceCT (960 Main Street)
It was an easy five-minute walk to each place. After the talk and tour, CWC members enjoyed a reception at City Steam, just steps away. As always there was time for members to connect.
Private Gallery Talk at the Wadsworth Athenuem
Vincent Van Gogh’s Vase with Poppies
A painting owned by the Wadsworth Atheneum was recently been authenticated as a work by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh. Vase with Poppies is currently on display and CWC members enjoyed a private gallery talk with Oliver Tostmann, the Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Oliver spoke about the history of the painting and the process of authentication and took questions from members.
Following the talk, CWC members explored the rest of the gallery until the reception began in the outside courtyard.
Peek Behind the Scenes at TheaterWorks
TheaterWorks is a true gem in the Hartford arts community. This non-profit professional theater company produces high quality, contemporary theater and presents approximately 225 performances per season, with an annual audience of over 40,000.
Founded in 1985, TheaterWorks just completed a full-scale $6 million renovation of its stage area, lobby and even the restrooms. CWC members took an exclusive tour before the new season opened and saw all the changes made in this historic Art Deco building that was built in 1927. Following the tour, members crossed the street to bin228 Panini & Wine Bar for a reception