Calendar

Jul
16
Tue
TED Talk Tuesday @ WORK_SPACE
Jul 16 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Let’s discuss gamification and learning by watching Mark Rober’s talk on “The Super Mario Effect – Tricking Your Brain into Learning More”. At this monthly networking event professionals gather to watch a TED Talk over lunch (BYO), discuss the topic, and then eat cake. Cake and beverages provided.

Aug
1
Thu
Beer & Business: Monthly Networking Hour @ WORK_SPACE
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*** Each month, a local brewery and restaurant sponsor a tasting in our downtown art gallery, and then participate in a panel on their entrepreneurial journeys.  This is a free networking opportunity for area professionals. August’s sponsors will be: Urban Lodge Brewing Co. (Manchester), Thomas’ Smokey Pit Stop (Manchester), and Business Networking International (BNI): CT Valley Chapter

***Immediately following B&B, there will be an Opening Reception (6 PM – 8 PM) of our AUTO-FUELED ART EXHIBIT – an auto-themed art show that coincides with the Cruisin’ on Main car show to be held on Main Street on August 4th.

***But wait, there is more. On Friday, August 2nd (7:30 PM – 10:00 PM) WORK_SPACE is hosting a concert by rock, blues and swing band SKYLARK CITY. Tickets: $10 with advance purchase, $15 at door.

“Auto-Fueled” Art Exhibit @ WORK_SPACE
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WORK_SPACE has assembled a collection of artworks that display, pay homage to, or are made out of automobile materials in a celebration of all things auto. This exhibit will run from July 19th – August 28th. An opening reception will be held on the Thursday prior to Cruisin’ on Main – the largest downtown cruise and classic car show of its kind in the Northeast.


 

Don’t stop there! We have a whole list of events happening that weekend:

Thursday, August 1st

Beer & Business: Monthly Networking Hour (5 – 6pm)

“Auto-Fueled” Art Exhibit Opening (6 – 8 pm)

Friday, August 2nd

SKYLARK CITY! (7:30 – 10pm)

Sunday, August 4th

Cruisin on Main (8am – 3pm)

WORK_SPACE Open House (10am – 3pm)

Aug
2
Fri
SKYLARK CITY! @ WORK_SPACE
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WORK_SPACE is hosting a concert by rock, blues and swing band SKYLARK CITYGet yourself to downtown Manchester for some quality, live music set in a unique art space.

Tickets: $10 with advance purchase, $15 at door.


Don’t stop there! We have a whole list of events happening that weekend in celebration of Cruisin’ on Main – the largest downtown cruise and classic car show of its kind in the Northeast.

Thursday, August 1st

Beer & Business: Monthly Networking Hour (5 – 6pm)
“Auto-Fueled” Art Exhibit Opening (6 – 8 pm)

Friday, August 2nd

SKYLARK CITY! (7:30 – 10pm)

Sunday, August 4th

Cruisin on Main (8am – 3pm)
WORK_SPACE Open House (10am – 3pm)

Aug
4
Sun
Open House @ WORK_SPACE
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Are you curious about coworking?

Would you like to view our 3 art galleries?

Will you be visiting downtown Manchester to attend Cruisin’ on Main?

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Come meet, work, learn, create, and connect at Work_Space!

We are a hospitable meeting center and collaborative workspace founded on positivity, productivity, and partnership. Our wonderful staff will be giving tours of this unique space.

DISCLAIMER: This will be a very busy day in Manchester. Thousands of people visit downtown during the first weekend in August for Cruisin’ on Main – the largest downtown cruise and classic car show of its kind in the Northeast. There are many places to park for free on the weekends, but availability is not guaranteed. Please plan accordingly and it always helps to arrive early!

Sep
5
Thu
Beer & Business: Community Networking Hour @ WORK_SPACE
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Each month, a local brewery and restaurant sponsor a tasting in our downtown art gallery, and then participate in a panel on their entrepreneurial journeys. Join us for a special beer & BBQ tasting.  This is a free networking opportunity for area professionals.

September’s sponsors will be: 

Hen & Hound Catering (Bolton)

CT Mograph Meetup (organized by WORK_SPACE member & motion graphics artist, Allison Butler

Local brewery TBA.

Sep
6
Fri
MAA Exhibit Opening Reception @ WORK_SPACE
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Manchester Art Association is pleased to host this exhibit which features one of our own most accomplished artists in Jerry Madara along side one of our most favorite instructors in Art Scholz.

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JERRY MADARA (Acrylics – South Windsor, CT)

I endeavor to explore new avenues to express myself through impressionism. I also believe in the adage that, “Art should comfort the distressed, and distress the comfortable.”

Painting a wide variety of subject matter keeps me engaged in my work. I am partial to painting animals, but my subject matter ranges from landscapes and city-scapes, to political commentary, to portraiture, and my friends on television and the movies.

All these subjects strike me as interesting or I wish to pay homage to them for their importance to me.

Humor is important to me as well. If my work can make the observer smile, either through the subject matter or the title, I feel that is a good thing. Not all my work is humorous, but I think I’d like to go down that road a bit more often.

I hope you enjoy my work, and find if fun and interesting, and in some cases, uncomfortable.

ART SCHOLZ (Watercolor – Tolland, CT)

Born and raised in the vibrant surroundings of New York City, Art was inspired early on to begin sketching the many faces of subway riders and the ever-changing scenes of city streets. During his teen years, he worked as a summer farm hand and the memorable visions of the rural upstate countryside have remained as the foundation of his country scenes.

After attending the prestigious NYC School of Industrial Art and serving in the Air Force as base artist, he entered the fast-paced world of advertising art. Deciding to freelance as an illustrator and designer led him to a long and creatively exciting career. His versatility in technique and styles allowed him to pursue art in diversified fields such as realistic illustration, decorative art for children and packaging design. Upon retiring, Art was able to return to his original love of watercolor painting.

Now living in Tolland, CT, the countryside of New England is a continuing source of artistic inspiration for him. The richness of acrylic and watercolors capture a notable spontaneity and freshness in his paintings of farms, woodlands and tranquil coastlines. His work communicates the quiet splendor of nature in harmony with each season.

Enjoy viewing this collection of some of his favorites.

Sep
21
Sat
International Peace Day @ Center Memorial Park
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm

Join Beacons For Peace at noon at Center Memorial Park in Manchester. In collaboration with hundreds of other groups around the world, we will gather in solidarity to create a Global Peace Wave.

Oct
3
Thu
Beer & Business: Community Networking Hour @ WORK_SPACE
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Each month, a local brewery and restaurant sponsor a tasting in our downtown art gallery, and then participate in a panel on their entrepreneurial journeys. This is a free networking opportunity for area professionals.

September’s sponsors will be:

October Kitchen – This Manchester based business is a thriving delivery chef service. It provides families with delicious and healthy meals to give your body the nutrients it deserves. The menus are not customized to each individual client but a “chef’s choice” of local and seasonal foods. Weekly menus are inspired to be almost universally enjoyed with a special emphasis on reduced salt and reduced fat home style dishes.

Online Book Club – This WORK_SPACE member’s business is a free online community for readers with all sorts of awesome free features and free tools for book lovers. Learn how to win amazon gift cards and use their free Book of the Day tool.

Oct
4
Fri
Conversations on Canvas @ WORK_SPACE
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for the opening of this exhibit which will highlight the recent works of Jane Penfield, Pastelist, and Veronique Fournier-Wynne, classical oil painter. Light refreshments provided.

The exhibit will run from October 2 – 26 and can be viewed during WORK_SPACE public hours, Monday – Friday (10 am – 4 pm), and Saturdays (10 am – 3 pm).