Visual Arts

Expression Mondays East Runs From Poetry To TV Pilots

by Karen Ponzio | Oct 11, 2017 7:42 am

“Good morning America, how are you?” sang Expression Mondays East cohost Bobcat Carruthers, playing “City of New Orleans” — the Steeve Goodman song that Arlo Guthrie made famous — with guitarist Sal Fusco and Terence Clarke on harmonica.

Others in the audience answered with their own instruments, and another night of sharing and expression began.

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Artist Debuts at CWOS With Trucha

by Allan Appel | Oct 5, 2017 2:50 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo At the art school in upstate New York that 2016 Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) grad Ruby Gonzales Hernandez attended after leaving New Haven, some of her fellow minority students encountered death threats and other harassments — some written on the white boards of their dormitory rooms — especially in the days after the election of Donald Trump.

Hernandez has returned to New Haven, an emerging artist, with work created to understand and heal from that experience. She’s showing that and new works reflecting the trucha, the slang Spanish word for “resilient strength,” of her Fair Haven family and neighbors, many undocumented, a quality that she had not fully appreciated before.

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