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Photographer Shoots For Tranquility

by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2017 7:38 am

Allan Appel Photo When he returned from a reception for his Neighborhood Walks exhibition back in 2015, photographer Tom Peterson experienced strange heart rhythms.

They turned out to be atrial fibrillation, which then led, shortly afterward, to a triple heart bypass.

Then in 2016, he had to deal with a carotid artery that wasn’t behaving.

It’s no wonder his new show — all white, calming minimalist photographs — is called “Solace.”

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City Gallery Gets Kaleidoscopic

by Allan Appel | Jan 6, 2017 12:00 pm

Crowley Remember the fun you had as a kid, maybe early in the morning before your parents got up, and you grabbed that colorful cardboard tube, ran to the window, pointed it up toward the sky, and turned and turned the end piece, making sparkly pieces of glass, plastic, or crystal rearrange themselves, reflecting light and making new patterns?

Give it a shake or another turn, and the pieces would flow again?

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At The End Of The Year, They All Sang Together

by Brian Slattery | Jan 2, 2017 8:45 am

Brian Robinson of The New Chastity stood in front of the packed house at Never Ending Books on Friday night, his phone in his hand. He joked that he had told his therapist he was going to write more songs about sex. He hit a button on his phone, which was hooked up to the PA, and voices — Robinson’s own, in rich harmony — flowed out.

“Wait. Not this one,” he said. He hit a button on his phone again, and another series of harmonies flowed out. This time Robinson took his position in front of the microphone as the other members of The New Chastity — Rob Breychak on guitar and Jason Sirianni on drums — dropped into a slow jam. The effect was luscious and unexpected, sexy and fun, the beginning of a night that felt like a long kiss-off to 2016 and a hopeful turn toward the future.

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Corsair Propels Local Artists

by David Sepulveda | Jun 16, 2016 7:42 am | Comments (6)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Proclaiming that “this isn’t just another project,” Andy Montelli, Post Road Residential founder and developer of Corsair, a new luxury residential complex at 1050 State St., has not only embraced a slice of New Haven manufacturing history in the project’s creation, but commissioned some of New Haven’s best-known artists and artisans for site-specific installations at Corsair that highlight local manufacturing and the spirit of a people building a nation.

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