Public Art Sweeps The Village

by David Sepulveda | Jan 5, 2016 12:28 pm | Comments (5)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Even when the sun is not shining, there are shadows: Wheels, spokes, and unmistakable shapes of bike frames that seem to be cast by colorful light, stretch across the sidewalk just outside Westville’s Manjares Restaurant. They’ve inspired many a double-take at the base of a yarn-bombed, U-style bike rack — especially when no bikes are parked.

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“Doubles?” Sparked A Craft-Art Career

by Lucy Gellman | Dec 8, 2015 4:19 pm | Comments (1)

David Sepulveda Photo Before his choice to leave the New York gallery scene for timid one in New Haven, before he purchased the Frame Shop in 2002 to turn it into The Frame Shop & Westville Gallery, and certainly before he was informally crowned the unofficial “mayor of Westville,” Gabriel Da Silva was a 17 year-old Uruguayan immigrant working odd jobs in New Haven to “make ends meet” as he, his parents and three siblings sought to put a life under rotating military dictatorships in Montevideo behind them.

He was homesick, and working hard, and not entirely sure what the future would hold.

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