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Debate Grows Over Cop-Pig Art Decision

by Thomas Breen | Oct 21, 2016 12:12 pm | Comments (15)

Thomas Breen Photo Paul Bass PhotoAfter bothering at least one correctional worker and one police officer, Gordon Skinner’s depiction of a pig cop provoked a different kind of complaint at a Ninth Square gathering Thursday night:  Why was the work moved from its original perch?

That led to a broader set of questions: Whose voices matter, how much, and why?

Those questions were raised at Artspace’s Orange Street gallery Thursday night as close to 50 artists, students, activists and community members gathered to discuss the social value of controversial public art, and how both an institution and a city should respond to calls for that art to be altered or taken down.

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From Syria To 9th Square

by Jake Brussel Faria | Sep 13, 2016 10:29 am

Lucy Gellman Photo A little past noon, and the customers at Ninth Square Market are trickling in off Orange Street, queueing up for one of Eddie Jabura’s famous sandwiches or dropping in quickly for something they forgot to get for lunch earlier in the day. One customer wants a pack of Newports. Another person is asking about wheat bread. Jabura, standing at attention at the counter, takes it all in with a big grin on his face.

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Sandy Hook Mural Salves Unspeakable Wounds

by David Sepulveda | Sep 2, 2016 12:13 am

The inspiration for Robert Reynolds in designing a mural for the new and newly opened Sandy Hook Elementary School was a long time in coming.

Fifteen years ago on an overcast day, the New Haven gallery owner and fine artist stood on Middleburg Beach in Holland with his then girlfriend as he received bad news of her medical status; stage 4 cervical and ovarian cancer. Moments later, Reynolds recounted, a flock of sea birds descended, enveloping the couple in what seemed a protective gesture and hopeful sign.

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