by Allan Appel | Nov 14, 2014 12:01 pm | Comments (1)
The Ricky D’s Rib Shack food truck filled the streets of Westville with the sweet aromas of barbecued ribs, brisket, and pulled pork sandwiches—while hanging on a gallery wall at the same time.
by David Sepulveda | Nov 13, 2014 12:41 pm | Comments (2)
A breeze blows through Tracie Cheng’s new exhibit, The Seen and the Unseen, a collection of 14 drawings and mixed media artworks at The John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts Gallery. Cheng’s works—characterized by undulating movement in the artist’s billowing, parallel contour lines, hovering over atmospheric backgrounds—both mesmerize and soothe.
by Brian Slattery | Nov 13, 2014 8:31 am
Artspace was packed last Friday night for the opening of CT (un)Bound, a exhibition of works that put together pieces from the Yale University Art Gallery’s Allan Chasanoff Book Art Collection with eight new commissions. The result was a show that combined aesthetic playfulness and keen social observation.
by Allan Appel | Nov 10, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments (13)
Pinkberry didn’t last long on Chapel Street, but the space won’t be empty for long either. Fred Giampietro plans to move in to the storefront, serving treats for the eyes instead of for the stomach.
by David Sepulveda | Nov 6, 2014 5:47 pm | Comments (9)
With his tricorn hat askew, one of three defenders leans forward, squinting with one eye to focus on the approaching enemy. “Ready… aim… fire!” The cannon explodes with thundering kickback.
by Allan Appel | Nov 6, 2014 3:40 pm | Comments (1)
Even with her art history degree from Vassar, Lynn Scott, visiting from Florida, did not immediately notice the collar and lock on the neck of the exotically dressed black slave. He stands alarmed, or attentive, or both, at the bottom right of this group portrait of a certain successful merchant of long ago named Elihu Yale and his aristocratic friends.
When she did notice, she exclaimed, “Americans tend to think of slavery as not part of the New England experience. It’s something we don’t think about.”
Now she does.
by Brian Slattery | Nov 3, 2014 8:16 am
A little rain still couldn’t stop the dead from marching from downtown New Haven to Fair Haven.
by Paul Bass | Nov 2, 2014 8:18 am | Comments (16)
What’s in a yacht’s name? Fodder for the final debate between Connecticut’s two main candidates for governor.
by David Sepulveda | Oct 31, 2014 2:02 pm | Comments (31)
Less than 24 hours after New Haven-based graffiti artist Dooley-O (pictured) paid homage to his “heroes”—New York graffiti legends about whom books have been written—a mural he worked on for a full day was covered over by some of those very same legends.
by Lucy Gellman | Oct 29, 2014 12:02 pm
Erector Square was buzzing. But not in the historical sense. No metal sets or boys’ toys as far as the eye could see.