Artists Earn Their “Lunch Money”

by Lucy Gellman | Feb 14, 2017 7:51 am | Comments (7)

Lucy Gellman Photo On a plank of wood that almost looks soft, there’s a discarded quill, bent like a fern. Ink still wet and velvety at the tip. Beside it, the inkwell. Its mouth beckons, shallow cap flung open while the well of black liquid suggests there’s more inside. Beside them, a letter opener, and a sense that the table could go on forever.

It comes with a note. If you want to take it home and keep looking, you can — and not for the small fortune usually associated with buying art.

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“Inauguration” Q: Can Art Change Minds?

by Allan Appel | Jan 20, 2017 8:05 am | Comments (11)

Allan Appel Photo Gallery PhotoToni Giammona’s uncle threatened to wear his “Make America Great Again” T-shirt to her art “Inauguration Nation” art opening in Westville this weekend. Until she talked to him.

Artist Giammona — whose dad Vincent was a New York City firefighter who died on 9/11 — has made her first-ever video installation titled “High Anxiety,” about the incoming Trump administration.

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“Musique” Saves The Day

by Lucy Gellman | Jan 9, 2017 7:00 am | Comments (1)

When Anna Osinaike woke up to see large, swirling snowflakes outside her window Saturday morning, she had a moment of calm. This — the first snow of the new year, crisp and still bright white — would be the perfect reason for a quiet day.

But then she remembered: She and her 4-year-old daughter Kristen had a date to travel halfway around the world, and be back in New Haven by 3 p.m. Despite the winter weather, they couldn’t be late.

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