Rough Around The Edges VI

Saturday, November 7th, 7-10pm

$10 suggested donation

Justin KenneyKatie FoggWhat Is Rough Around the Edges? 

Rough Around the Edges, now in its sixth year, is a dynamic art show that features talented artists, musicians, and performers in an exhibition that celebrates passion and creativity. 

Rough Around the Edges is not only an art event, but hosts a charitable silent auction where 50% of all art sales are donated to Achieve Hartford, a non-profit organization. In previous years, the proceeds of the silent auction have been donated to Family Life Education, CT Down Syndrome Association, the National Arts Program, the Windsor Arts Center, and the National Foundation for Autism Research.

We are happy to extend an invitation to you and your friends to join us in a truly unique celebration of creativity and freedom of expression.


For the first time, Rough Around The Edges will be held within the wonderful gallery spaces of The Dirt Salon, 50 Bartholomew Avenue Hartford CT. For directions: .


2015 Exhibiting Artists:

Alivia Atwood -

Charlie Cunningham -

Francesco Cupolo -

Katie Fogg -

Hong Hong  -

Justin Kenney -

Alexia Lalande -

Yelizaveta Masalimova -

Gregg Morrison

Sabato Visconti  -

Laura Jane Walker -


2015 Performers:

7pm–7:45pm: Broca's Area

Based out of Hartford, CT, Broca's Area is a five-member unique blend of hip-hop, R&B, and soul music. The rhythm section holds it down while the beautiful Mary Corso takes control with her warm raspy vocals accompanied by the poetic rhythmic flow of Ghazi Omair. Broca's Area serves its audiences with high energetic performances of original compositions and unique covers honoring some of the greats from J Dilla to Jill Scott. Check out their music at



9pm–9:45pm: Joey Batts & Them

Joey Batts at Rough Around the EdgesJoey Batts & Them are a five-piece alternative hip-hop band based out of Connecticut. The band, comprised of Joey on vocals, Tony Volpe on guitar, John Dotson on bass, Marty Wirt on keys, and Mike "Beatwiz" Spellman on drums and percussion, is taking the live hip hop scene by storm. Joey Batts never takes no for an answer—you either love his sound right away, or his voice kidnaps you until you change your mind. A lyrical genius and amazing front man with impeccable crowd control rolled into one, Joey Batts has proven to be an asset to CT's growing underground hip-hop culture. With funky grooves and plenty of hooks, Joey Batts & Them can turn any show or event into an outright party. Take a listen at!


*The full list of artists and performance schedule To Be Announced


2015 Sponsors:

Missing Link Rough Around the EdgesMissing Link Wine Company is a small family importer/distributor based in Connecticut. We exist because of the many talented and thoughtful artisan wine and spirit producers who need a hand reaching appreciative customers. We work with like-minded importers and farmer-producers who share our love of small business, community, environmental stewardship, and let’s face it, slamming good wines and spirits.



Wise Old Dog

The Wise Old Dog is a unique bottle shop on South Quaker Lane in West Hartford. With a passionately knowledgeable and humble staff, this is the place to come with questions and leave with something tasty. The Team works every day to stock the shelves with the rare, boutique, handmade, craft, and unusual wines. With weekly Cellar School (in the wine cellar!), the second largest whisk(e)y selection in the state, countless wines well under $20, and a very special beer collection, this is a small shop with a big heart.


For over 50 years, the Capital City Education Alliance (CCEA), formerly the Greater Hartford Jaycees Foundation, has funneled over $16 million to area nonprofits. Today, with our new identity and our education-focused mission, we will continue to play a powerful role in the area. The CCEA will generate and distribute resources through matching funds to community educational organizations, while providing programming and volunteers to make a real difference in the lives of children.




Interested in performing or exhibiting your
artwork for Rough Around The Edges?

Rough Around the Edges

Rough Around the Edges is a dynamic art show presenting hand-selected, talented artists whose work displays a certain “edge” or risk with the choice of imagery, concept, or execution. Integral to the exhibit are highly talented musicians and performers who come together in a celebration of humanity, passion, and creativity. To learn more, e-mail