by Allan Appel | Oct 20, 2016 11:03 am
The tiny ward room in the hospital is a ruin. A mattress-less steel bed frame is its only occupant.
The room is also haunted by decomposing photographs of its former denizens, those life-size images themselves flaking off the flaking walls. It makes for a double demise, of both the place and the memory of the place.
Continue reading ‘St. Ray’s Photos Dare To Tell The Truth’
by Brian Slattery | Oct 16, 2016 4:01 pm | Comments (3)
In what used to be the Goffe Street Armory’s ladies’ powder room, artist Joe Fekieta had grown a tree for his show this weekend at City Wide Open Studios. He called it the tree of life, though its branches were bare.
It was up to visitors to give it leaves, one by one. First they had to write a promise on each leaf.
Continue reading ‘Armory Transformed Into Art Playground’
by David Sepulveda | Oct 16, 2016 10:09 am | Comments (11)
Last weekend, the first in a series of four weekends of City Wide Open Studios kicked off in Westville, marking a watershed moment in the life of this emerging arts district. Consideration of Westville’s entree as a full-fledged, City Wide Open Studios (CWOS) weekend destination had its pros and cons according to Helen Kauder, executive director of Artspace, which sponsors the nearly month-long arts festival in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Westville’s CWOS Watershed Moment’
by Staff | Oct 13, 2016 8:09 am | Comments (3)
A public discussion about the controversy over where to hang Gordon Skinner’s “Cops” — a work of art depicting a police officer as a pig — has been pushed back a week.
Continue reading ‘Porcine-Police Portrait Panel Postponed’
by Allan Appel | Oct 13, 2016 8:07 am | Comments (1)
A young newlywed couple, good subjects of the crown in colonial Rhode Island, are very fashionable, and they’re sufficiently well-to-do to support their good taste.
They want for their first home together a decidedly French-looking table, with its serpentinely curved legs and expensive marble top, of a kind that might have been found in a far-away chamber at Louis XIV’s Versailles.
Does it matter that when the couple decide to purchase the Gallic pier tables of their dreams that the British are fighting the French in The French and Indian War?
Continue reading ‘The Furniture Speaks ... French?’
by Paul Bass | Oct 11, 2016 2:42 pm | Comments (12)
Complaints about a painting of a pig with a police cap forced the artwork from an outdoor display — but not before sparking a public debate about where art belongs.
Continue reading ‘Police “Pig” Moved Indoors’
by David Sepulveda | Oct 10, 2016 12:08 pm | Comments (3)
Just outside Artspace, the City Wide Open Studios (CWOS) arts hub on Orange Street, a group of artists cast their collective gaze to an upper window of a building on Crown Street.
Continue reading ‘Game On For City Wide Open Studios’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 7, 2016 8:27 am | Comments (5)
Friends and fellow artists B*Wak Comfort, Jug Visconti, and Leslie and Troy Mozell wanted to give back to the community they’ve lived in all their lives, so they pooled their talents and started a business.
Continue reading ‘Whalley Gets B*Wak-ked’
by Allan Appel | Oct 6, 2016 8:08 am
More than a dozen years ago the abstract nature photographer Hayward Gatling had not shown any of his work. Many of his friends didn’t even know he was a photographer.
Until his then-girlfriend threw a surprise party for him, in which his works were to be displayed. He tried to resist even that, but “I couldn’t back out or I’d be a total ass,” he said.
Many of the compositions, however, sold, and Gatling’s artistic life changed forever.
Continue reading ‘Degrees Of Separation Overcome’
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 28, 2016 3:10 pm
• Parental involvement in schools.
• Open Studios 101.
• Israeli salads.
• City GOP check-in.
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