by David Sepulveda | Jan 28, 2015 1:15 pm | Comments (3)
Laid out across across the deep-red damask tablecloth were rows, stacks, and booklets full of the small, intricate line drawings artist Daniel Eugene has been creating for years. For Eugene, each drawing was like a spiritual vitamin, a collaboration of pen and mind made during daily, mapless journeys.
Eugene is one of three New Haven artists who conceive of their art as a form of meditation.
by Allan Appel | Jan 27, 2015 7:59 pm | Comments (5)
Soon after her marriage broke up, artist, writer, and Co-Op High teacher Mindi Englart was going through wedding pictures, diary entries, and divorce papers. She had the natural impulse to treat them like garbage. Then she had a better idea.
by David Sepulveda | Jan 27, 2015 3:02 pm
“I didn’t like to do ordinary things. I wanted to be exceptional,” said senior Alison Fox, as she sat down at the long activity table and gingerly picked up a colored pencil. “After high school, I never did any drawing.”
by Allan Appel | Jan 23, 2015 12:12 pm
Tallest man in the world. Fattest woman. Bearded ladies. Living skeletons. A man suffering from phocomelia, or flipper-like limbs. Another suffering from frontonasal dysplasia, or cleft face syndrome. The deformed. Contortionists. “Eubangi” women with discs in their lips giving them “monster mouths” big as plates.
by Allan Appel | Jan 22, 2015 1:26 pm
Artist Audrey Kantrowitz was always disappointed that the deformed protagonists she met in art and literature just didn’t get the girl.
She’s disappointed no longer, as the Quasimodo and Esmeralda she created in “The Pillory” just might have a happy ending together.
by Debby Applegate | Jan 21, 2015 12:05 pm
Step into the Slifka Center and you’ll find a building buzzing with people who have come to socialize, study, worship, debate, and eat. From now until Feb. 22, winding around the building, you’ll also find No One Remembers Alone: Memory, Migration and the Making of an American Family, a sprawling, engrossing exhibit that follows the diverging paths of members of a Jewish family from Czarist Russia to new lives on three different continents.
by David Sepulveda | Jan 20, 2015 11:34 am | Comments (7)
The Canvases for Cancer silent auction and fundraiser held at the John Slade Ely House Sunday afternoon was wonderfully eclectic in its offerings, a smorgasbord of artworks donated by artists to help beat back the ravages of one of the nation’s top killers.
by Allan Appel | Jan 14, 2015 12:10 pm | Comments (1)
Beanie Babies have returned and landed in Westville.
by Allan Appel | Jan 9, 2015 12:12 pm
Oil spills, grenades, volleys of bullets. The stifling of protest, the double-speak that flattens meaning out of language and renders it impotent. Weapons of mass destruction and the dangerous, hot red impulse in every human heart.
How do I destroy you, world? Let me count the ways.
by David Sepulveda | Jan 8, 2015 3:56 pm | Comments (1)
The City of New Haven is offering a new opportunity for area artists through a special program with a long history.