Today’s broadcasts on WNHH radio familiarize listeners with the fundamentals of Ramadan, celebrate some of New Haven’s newly-minted college graduates and seasoned videographers, tackle troubleshooting in the Midwest, and head for the soccer ... er, football ... field as summer begins.
When Matt Feiner sailed over the handlebars of his bike in a freak accident, the impact shattered his bones and his helmet, shaking him to the core. Regaining his mental health would take even longer than the physical recovery.
A deep blue pen — and later, collages, one for every day of the year — helped, sketching out his recuperation in real time.
It began four years ago with 50 paintings contributed by 12 artists from 20 towns in southern Connecticut.
Roll the clock ahead to today, as the annual Art of Aging exhibition, organized by the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, celebrates older folks’ creativity and contributions. It now attracts 78 artists, contributing 180 works, from 43 separate towns.
By the late 1800s, when railroads had become the dominant transportation mode, medieval coaching inns in London — hubs for horse-borne travelers like in the Canterbury Tales — were all but extinct, and the survivors were facing the wrecking ball.
In rushed the first wave of documentary photographers with the glorious illusion that the past, or at least its spirit, might be preserved in an image.
There’s a rack of linked sausages, drawn on the back of an envelope. In a collage, someone with the head of a fish is cozying up to a suspicious-looking woman in front of a church. At the orange entrance to a distillery, a long, unattended ladder is propped up next to the entrance to the safety shop.
What does it all mean?
It’s part of artist Tasha Lewis’s project Illustrating Ulysses, on view at the Institute Library until May 29. This multimedia show offers hundreds of delights, both for Joyceans preparing for Bloomsday and those who have never cracked open James Joyce’s famously difficult masterpiece — but might like to.