Denise Dances: A Return to Perfect Health - Body, Mind & Spirit!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Up and Coming!

UP AND COMING at OASIS/ Spring-Summer 2010: Sketches in pastel crayon of "Echinacea Purpurea" for wildflower notecards, inspired by Summer 2009 and an attempt at imitation of Georgia O'Keefe, as well. Also, "Backyard Scenes," re-painted from several sketches in colored pencil I rendered last year. Reminiscent of Spring 2009: see how easy it can be to take pleasure in the ordinary and everyday things right in your backyard. Following that I am slated to do: Renoir-style Summer Beach Scenes in Gouache. As for sketching the "backyard scenes" where I live now -- well, THAT would be quite an undertaking! (Hey, babe. Wanna come up and admire the view?) (Denise...Denise Dances...2010!)

Sheep Shearing Event

SHEEP SHEARING EVENT Groton Family Farm, 70 Fort Hill Rd., Groton, CT -- Across from Fitch Middle School and the Groton Town Hall. (Yes, I worked as a temp at BOTH of those places, 1997-98 (one of the best jobs I've ever had) and 1995, respectively. SATURDAY, APRIL 10, AT 10 AM. The shearing will take place in the big barn. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks will be served. For more info, please call 860-235-1011.

USCG Concert on Sunday, 3/28

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD BAND CONCERT on Sunday, March 28, 2010. ALWAYS FREE. Leamy Hall, Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT. A collaboration between the band and the Flock Theater will take place, featuring selections redolent of Shakespeare! (I've GOT to see this concert! I've got to see it; I've got to see it! Are we going? We're going; aren't we? If we don't go, I'm going to be mad!!!...* * * :).P.S. As a favor to me.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

ECSO on 94.5 Sunday!

LISTEN TO OUR MARCH 13TH CONCERT THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON! Sunday, March 22, 2010 at 3pm on WMNR 94.5 Fine Arts Radio. A broadcast of "Spring is on the Way," which was held during a winter storm on Sat., March 13th at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Toshiyuki Shimada, Conductor. Soloist: Ole Akahoshi, Cello. If you like ECSO on the radio, the next concert will be on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8pm, featuring the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus and Guest Soloist. "French Connections" will be the theme. For more info, go to: or call 860-443-2876.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Walk the Talk!

Come join me on Sunday, April 18 at 8:00am as I walk for MS -- in support of my father -- in the Travelers Walk MS 2010, presented by St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center -- in New London, CT! For more info, go to: -- For my personal web page, go to: -- I've got photos COMING SOON and I'm seeking YOUR support!


TRIATHALON Open Swim All Ages Thursdays 6-7pm Adult Swim Sundays 5-6pm NEW LONDON HIGH SCHOOL POOL ($5.00 with Swimmer ID card from New London Rec Dept., 120 Broad, if you can navigate the small, creepy hallways of this old building -- formerly an elementary school?) Soft, velvety waves caress your body. Pop music is a happy blast! Blue styro kickboards available as well as flippers for your feet! T'AI CHI Waterford Library, with David Chandler of Eagle Quest, next Saturday 2-4pm. Wear comfortable clothing. OUTDOOR WALKS Ocean Beach Boardwalk. Spring is here! Open to the public. No charge until Memorial Day weekend! Poquonnock Plains Park, Burrows Farm, and the Poquonnock Riverwalk are open and free to the public. Just need to put gas in your car to get here! (Does it come as no surprise to now...that I mean what I say...when I say...that I would consider a return to perfect health payment enough!!!...* * * :) (Denise...Denise Dances...2010) Somebody call 911! We've got a fire burnin'! on the dance floor! whoaaa! got a fire burnin', got a fire burnin', on the dance floor! Shorty got her fire burnin' -- on the dance floor! Whoooaaa! (The next BALLROOM DANCE, FREE, at the USCG in NL will be in mid April, before resuming again in the fall. I'm saving my back!)

On the Rocks

ON THE ROCKS...On the rocks...Harsh...Unyielding...Rock solid...Impervious...Unmoved. Rock solid...Solid as a rock...Semper Paratus. Unyielding...Impenetrable...Impassable. Inside passage...Dangerous Crossing...Crossing over. Determination...yields to erosion. Still, solid. Immoveable. Waves wash around (from here to) Eternity. by Denise Hickey. For more info, go to:


manifesto: -tos or -toes [It., denunciation, manifest, fr. manifestare to manifest, fr. L. fr. manifestus]: a public declaration of intentions, motives or views BLOTTER works on paper by elisha schauer & christian dyer 20 march, 6pm @ MUSE gallery 102 golden st new london Giant oils on canvas showcase her talent in the use of color to reveal light and shadow in such works as "Cheeseburgers?," "Venus de Taco," "America Runs On -," "The Art of Dying," and "I Can Has." Paired alongside are black and white wood cut prints in a collaboration of two artists, graduating seniors at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, this Spring, each with a B.F.A. (Bachelor in Fine Arts). "This current experience in printmaking is meant to discuss the nature of shared experience in a hyper-connected society. Instead of taking a side in the melee that is our economy, Hugbot is an avatar for innocence and naivety in an unbiased commentary on consumerism." - E.S. Woodcut: "All the King's Men" reveals irony as it shows "girl power" amidst smoking factories. The woodcuts showcase their joint collaboration "to create an ambiguous pop iconography" (- C.D.) and shared manifesto. "I Can Has" features a giant golden cat which suggests, to me, biblical themes of idolatry likely derived from her latent Amish Quaker upbringing. "America Runs On --" portrays a pill-popping Dunkin Donuts employee. I had the pleasure to meet Elisha Schauer last October at Subway in Waterford when I first began painting (for the third time in my life). I am thankful for her friendship and encouragement, as well as happy to express my support for her most original work. -- Denise Hickey, The MUSE, New London, CT. On Saturday, March 20, 2010.