You won’t be able to have a glass of wine while you savor a piece of chocolate from a new Westville chocolate shop, but you can enjoy a whole bottle if you take it to go in a gift basket, thanks to a decision by the city’s zoning board.
Last weekend, the first in a series of four weekends of City Wide Open Studios kicked off in Westville, marking a watershed moment in the life of this emerging arts district. Consideration of Westville’s entree as a full-fledged, City Wide Open Studios (CWOS) weekend destination had its pros and cons according to Helen Kauder, executive director of Artspace, which sponsors the nearly month-long arts festival in New Haven.
As Gregory Daniels leaned forward to sink yet another long-distance jump shot, an incredulous bystander shouted towards the police officers on the sidelines: “All these cops on the court, and they still can’t stop this man from shooting!”
Pride, excitement, and gratitude were some of the emotions face and body painter Lauren Wilson of Westville had in response to learning that one of her painted mermaids had landed on the cover of SkinMarkZ Magazine, the first U.S.-based magazine dedicated to face painting, body art, illusion, and special effects.
This coming Sunday, at 3 p.m., musicians Ignacy Gaydamovich, Cihan Yücel and Gary Capozziello will sit down on Lyric Hall‘s intimate stage. Gaydamovich, possibly resting his cello for a moment against his knees, will introduce the bill: Sergey Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata, followed by Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2. Yücel, on piano, and Capozziello, on violin, perhaps will nod knowingly. Then a wild, Russian-induced magic will explode from each of them.