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“Food Carts” Deliver

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.

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Artist Sees The Unseen

by David Sepulveda | Nov 13, 2014 12:41 pm | Comments (2)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO 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.

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Book Sculptures Explore Our Past & Future

by Brian Slattery | Nov 13, 2014 8:31 am

Brian Slattery photos 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.

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Yogurt’s Out. Art Is In

by Allan Appel | Nov 10, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments (13)

Allan Appel Photos 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.

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“Defenders” Defended

by David Sepulveda | Nov 6, 2014 5:47 pm | Comments (9)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO 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.

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Pictures Of Slavery Talk

by Allan Appel | Nov 6, 2014 3:40 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo 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.

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It Rained On The Parade. So What?

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.

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Sex Slave? Or Matisse’s Muse?

by Paul Bass | Nov 2, 2014 8:18 am | Comments (16)

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres WTNH What’s in a yacht’s name? Fodder for the final debate between Connecticut’s two main candidates for governor.

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Aerosol Smackdown!

by David Sepulveda | Oct 31, 2014 2:02 pm | Comments (31)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO 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.

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Dryers & Goddesses Take Erector Square

by Lucy Gellman | Oct 29, 2014 12:02 pm

Courtesy Mike Shaheen Erector Square was buzzing. But not in the historical sense. No metal sets or boys’ toys as far as the eye could see. 

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Nov 23, 2014 3:03 pm
Address: Concord St New Haven, Connecticut
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Concord St needs paving
Nov 23, 2014 3:02 pm
Address: Concord St New Haven, Connecticut
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