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Memories Move At Silk Road

by Allan Appel | Jul 31, 2015 12:03 pm

Li Xi The Chinese artists are an unusual married couple. They met as teenagers in art school, and both went on to become successful traditional practitioners of ink and brush artistry on rice paper.

The local artist is a laid back but powerful digital photographer of overlooked industrial or commercial sites in New London, New Britain, and New Haven.

On a recent morning these artists from wholly different worlds met, beheld each others’ work for the first time, and realized how much they have in common.

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Death Had Mercy, Waited 2 Days

by David Sepulveda | Jul 28, 2015 3:13 pm | Comments (3)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Kevin Barros made it to the art opening he’d always dreamed of, just in time.

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The “New Jim Crow,” Through New Haven Eyes

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 27, 2015 1:20 pm | Comments (5)

Dymin Ellis was tired of watching mothers wash their boys’ blood away with tears. Jasmine Smith wanted to explore the criminal justice system through fairytale metaphor. Mya Baldwin found that no one looked like her – or was particularly interested in making her feel welcome – on the cheerleading team. And on his way to a job interview, Myles Davis was pinned swiftly to the ground on the basis of his black skin.

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Watercolors Brought To Life

by Allan Appel | Jul 24, 2015 10:27 am

Yale Center for British Art Remember that time J.M.W. Turner grew a thumbnail long enough to be almost grotesque, to perforate the paper and lift the paint into an effect of rushing iridescence? Or the time he used a pumice stone to create a sandy effect to make the the light glisten in the rainbow?

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Artists Get The Business

by Allan Appel | Jul 23, 2015 3:21 pm

Cayla Lockwood One of them learned how to be less shy, to network, and how to price work. Another finally got her website up and working. A third got an emotional lift just from sharing with colleagues the struggles and solitudes of the profession. A fourth decided to clock how many hours she spent in her studio.

A fifth set a simpler yet daunting goal: Just clean out the darn studio so you can at least get in the door. How else to get some work done?

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Art Therapy Lifeline For Ailing Artist

by David Sepulveda | Jul 21, 2015 2:16 pm | Comments (2)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO “I wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for the art,” said Kevin Andre Molina Garcia Barros, an ailing artist with a first-ever exhibition beginning Friday. He wonders if he will be well enough to attend the opening.

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Westville Villagers Yarn-Bombed

by David Sepulveda | Jul 19, 2015 5:38 pm | Comments (4)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO “Forbidden Fruit” is now dangling from the upper reaches of a mature honey locust tree in the center of Westville’s fashion and arts district.  A large yellow serpent, complete with forked tongue and hypnotic eyes, is up there too.

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Don’t Call Them “Baby”

by Brian Slattery | Jul 17, 2015 1:37 pm | Comments (9)

Bill Saunders Bill Saunders “My first big litmus test is: do women like them? If I passed that test, then I did my job.”

So said artist, musician, and provocateur Bill Saunders about “Don’t Call Me Baby,” an exhibit navigating the controversial lines between art and exploitation, between erotica and pornography, from the walls of a popular downtown gastropub.

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A Love For A City—Times 50—Goes On Display

by Allan Appel | Jul 13, 2015 3:29 pm | Comments (8)

Morand Print Allan Appel Photo An omnipresent photo-documentarian (via social media) of our town—and promoter and exemplar of its civic virtues—refused to select just one favorite picture to display of what he calls “New Heaven.”

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Angeles Martinez Does New Haven Right

by Allan Appel | Jul 8, 2015 3:19 pm

Westville’s very first artist-in-residence did right by New York City’s Lower East Side, Hoboken, New Jersey, downtown New Haven and Yale University, and especially Fair Haven’s bridges, boats, and beautiful riverine settings.

Yet Angeles Martinez, who lived in Westville and painted in a studio in Westville for six weeks, didn’t paint any scenes of Westville.

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