Westville Dials 500 “Hello"s For Hillary

by David Sepulveda | Aug 19, 2016 12:16 pm | Comments (8)

David Sepulveda Photo Ten volunteers came to Westville’s Kehler Liddell Gallery Thursday night not to look at art, but to practice the art of persuasion on behalf of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Tonight, there was plenty of art to see and lots of enthusiasm among the ten volunteers that showed up at the gallery for what New Haven ward alder (26) Darryl Brackeen Jr. described as a “virtual phone bank.”

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Funky Dawgz Stay Cool By Turning Up The Heat

by Brian Slattery | Aug 16, 2016 12:13 pm

Brian Slattery Photo The trumpets and saxes for Funky Dawgz Brass Band swung into their sound check on the lawn of Mitchell Library before the trombones even arrived. About 15 seconds into it, one of the bone players strolled up, calmly took his horn out of its case, assumed his position in the band, and came in hot, sounding like he’d arrived right when he was supposed to.

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Oh Yeah! That Was Your Design, Not Ours

by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 8, 2016 8:11 am | Comments (3)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Alex Dakoulas recognized the cursive letters outlined in orange and blue on major clothing retailer Wet Seal’s website, and realized: his store had been ripped off.

Wet Seal was selling an iron-on patch that used the exact design of independent artist Vaughn Fender — an exclusive design found only at Dakoulas’ store Strange Ways in Westville.

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Vision, Cash, Volunteerism Power Westville’s New Public Art

by David Sepulveda | Jul 7, 2016 8:33 am | Comments (4)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO A group of children skip along the image of an elongated, reclining figure, as if swept up by a magical energy field. The process of discovery leads them past swirling lines trailing from mandala-like starbursts, part of the internal galaxy that animates “Marielle” — as in, the light of Marielle, a new mural and the latest installation in a series of recent public art works commissioned by Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA).

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