Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Free Pastel Workshop

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Join artist Kate Henderson for this FREE introductory hands-on workshop. Participants will be introduced to different papers, types of soft dry pastels, underpainting, blending, and proper fixing. Some basic materials are provided. FREE and OPEN to all adults and mature teens. 

Registration is free, but recommended, as this workshop filled to capacity quickly last time it was offered. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-pastel-workshop-tickets-52409861306. Drop-ins will be welcomed if space allows. 

Free parking is located in a rear lot, accessible via Tour Avenue, behind the gallery.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kate Henderson received her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University and a BFA in painting and a BA in art history at Indiana University. She is recognized for her pastels and is featured in Exhibeo Art Magazine. Her work has been shown at Creative Tech week NY, The Lumen Prize global tour at The Auditorium on Broadway NY, Degas Society in New Orleans, New Haven Lawn Club, NEST in Bridgeport CT, Ridgefield Camera Works, Franklin Street Works in Stamford CT, BRAG at the University of Bridgeport Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport CT, Connecticut Hospice, Creative Arts in New Haven, Yale-Sterling Library, and Art Place in New Haven. For more information: www.katehenderson.art.

This workshop is presented by ArtEcon Initiative (www.arteconinitiative.org) and made possible with support from the New Alliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Free Printmaking Workshop

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Bring the whole family and join master printer Tom Edwards in a printmaking demonstration and hands-on workshop for all ages! See and learn how to use a real etching press, and try your hand at creating a dry point etching on plexiglass.

Registration is free, and required to reserve your spot, though there may be walk-in availability if the workshop does not fill to capacity. Free and open to all. Basic materials included.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Tom Edwards received a MFA from Yale University School of Fine Arts, majoring in painting and printmaking. He was awarded the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Honorary Award in Drawing. He received a MA from Kansas State University majoring in drawing and printmaking where he also received a bachelor of architecture degree.

Tom's work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibits worldwide, and is held in numerous collections such as: Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Library of Congress (DC), National Museum of American Art (DC), Smithsonian Collection (DC), The New Britain Museum of American Art (CT), Baltimore Museum (MD), and The Boston Printmakers Permanent Collection (MA), to name a few.

This program presented by ArtEcon Initiative (www.arteconinitiative.org) and made possible with support from the New Alliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

(Banner Image: "Fall Landscape," etching by Tom Edwards)

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Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Let's Play: Make Your Own Pizza!

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Join us for a special edition of our monthly story hour @ RAWA restaurant (838 Whalley Avenue). We had a blast making our own pita bread last year, so this year we learn all about how RAWA makes its delicious pizza, and even have a chance to make our own! We will also read pizza-themed books w/ Jaime Kane while our pizzas cook in the oven. So yummy! This event is FREE and open to KIDS of ALL AGES, and their adults.

This program is sponsored by ArtEcon Initiative and made possible with support from New Alliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency.

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Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

Sunny Train Kids Concert

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Join us for a FREE kids concert! Last year’s concert was so much fun, we just had to invite Sunny Train back to the gallery. Sunny Train performs a unique blend of traditional and original music that integrates yoga and creative movement. Enjoyable for all ages!

More about Sunny Train: Anastasia "LaLa" and Christopher "ChiChi" Jankowski are professional musicians, composers, actors, playwrights and educators who perform, teach and create together. This husband and wife duo, both Music Together and Child Light Yoga trained, are the co-creators and artistic directors of Sunny Train Music in Locomotion. Performance venues include: Day out with Thomas, Foxwoods Kids Week, Misquamicut Spring & Fall Fest, Peace Love & Music Together, and beloved family events near and far. They are teaching artists in CT at The Madison School for Young Children, North End Arts Rising, Green Street Arts, Oddfellows Playhouse, Clinton Child Care Services, Music Together of the River Valley and more. www.sunnytrain.com

This program is made possible with support from The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talks

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Engage in discussion with KLG artists Edith Borax-Morrison and Hank Paper about their latest works, life, and process.

This program is made possible with support from The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Open Crit for Visual Artists

Bring your works-in-progress, or works-in-need-of-feedback, and join us for a friendly critique session. All skills welcome. Free and open to all.

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This program is made possible with support from The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Literary Happy Hour: "Being Well While Being __________"

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Literary Happy Hour is a curated reading and performance series providing a platform for New Haven writers to present their work, build a local following, and form a supportive, collaborative writing community. This event unites the strongest writers from disconnected corners of the New Haven community – including creative writing students, open mic performers, and independent writers – with an emphasis on writers of color, and other writers belonging to marginalized groups. Creating a radically inclusive performance space and creative community, Literary Happy Hour gives rise to healing, liberation, deepening of self and genuine community building. Literary Happy Hour is curated by Cultural Activist Hanifa Nayo Washington.

Presented during Westville Weekend of this year's CityWide Open Studios, our October event will center around the theme: "Being Well While Being ________________." 

There will be 3 featured artists. Following their performances, we are opening up the mic for all you poets, singers, writers out there who have something to say about wellness, wellbeIng, wholeness, etc. 

If you are interested in being considered as a featured artist, or signing up for the open mic, please email Hanifa Nayo Washington: hanifaw@gmail.com

This program is made possible with support from the NewAlliance Foundation.

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Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Let's Play! Stories, songs, + art

 Sculpture by Gar Waterman

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This month, Jaime Kane – one of the well-loved teachers at Westville Community Nursery School – will lead an ocean-themed event, inspired by Gar Waterman's sculptures. Free and fun for all ages! Light refreshments served.

** Please Note: We will begin @ 11am this month, as opposed to our usual 10am start-time. **

This program is made possible with support from The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talks

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Join artists Sven Martson and Gar Waterman in conversation about their current exhibitions on view @ Kehler Liddell Gallery. Free and open to all. For more information: www.kehlerliddellgallery.com.

This program is made possible with support from The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Open Crit for Visual Artists

Bring your works-in-progress, or works-in-need-of-feedback, and join us for a friendly critique session. All skills welcome. Free and open to all.

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This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pastel Demo + Workshop for Adults w/ Kate Henderson

In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore different papers, types of dry pastels, underpainting, blending, and proper fixing. All materials included. Free and open to adults and mature teens.

This program is presented by ArtEcon Initiative and made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Dancing with Lines: Workshop for All Ages

Pastel artist Kate Henderson leads a workshop for kids of all ages in exploring the movement of lines. Kids will start with ribbon dancing, and then translate this experience into visual art using sidewalk chalk and water. All materials included. Free and fun for all ages.

Program presented by ArtEcon Initiative and made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Digital Art Demo + Discussion

  Rolling Crusader,  by Brian Flinn

Rolling Crusader, by Brian Flinn

Join artist Brian Flinn in a discussion and demonstration on the digital collage process in the context of contemporary art methods. Flinn will discuss his process using Adobe Photoshop, focusing on how the software can be used for art construction vs. photography or commercial applications. Free and open to adults and mature teens. Registration is not required, though greatly appreciated. Drop-ins welcome.

Brian Flinn is an artist and educator whose work currently uses a variety of mixed and digital media. Trained as an illustrator, Flinn often employs multiple narratives and symbolism culled from art history and contemporary culture. He holds a BFA in Illustration (1990) and MS in Art Education (1995) from the University of Bridgeport and MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts (1993). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Central Connecticut State University.

[Image: "Rolling Crusader" by Brian Flinn]

This program is presented by ArtEcon Initiative and made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

History, Culture & Spirituality in Indigenous Dance

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Please join us for an overview, presentation, and conversation on Native American (Indigenous) drumming, singing and dancing, and how these art forms have changed over time. Hosted by Laura Fuller-Weston and RavensWing Productions. All ages welcome. 

"Drumming and dancing are two very integral aspects of indigenous culture and help preserve the history and teachings of Native American tribes. The drum is considered the heartbeat of the people, the pulse by which we all live. The dances that are passed down from generation to generation keep our traditions and history alive and thriving. Through dancing and drumming our children learn how to spiritually connect with their ancestors and find internal peace, meaningful meditation and focus." - Laura Fuller-Weston, a native of the Seminole tribe

ABOUT Patrick Littlewolf Brooks: A Tuscarora native and father of two daughters, Patrick was born in Baltimore, Maryland and is a highly decorated U.S. Army veteran having served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Patrick has a passion for educating the public about Native culture that has taken him to numerous venues to conduct educational programs to people of all ages to share the history and culture of indigenous people. Patrick is a Northern Traditional dancer who’s traveled to pow wows all over the U. S. and continues to compete. Currently residing in the Poconos in Pennsylvania, he has served as a head dancer and arena director at several Native gatherings in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. An accomplished craftsman, Patrick is also designs and builds Native-made jewelry, feather boxes, and regalia items for dancers. Patrick prides himself as a traditionalist and lives his life as such honoring his people and his ancestors. He often refers to himself as an ‘Indigenous American’ not Native American, saying that “Saying you’re Native American just means you were born in America and therefore Native to this country. Indigenous means your ancestors were here”.

ABOUT Emelie Jeffries: RavensWing Productions founder, Emelie Jeffries, is a Women’s Traditional dancer of Occaneechi-Saponi descent has been serving the Native community both as an activist and educator for several years. She has been an outspoken voice on behalf of the community on such issues such as treaty rights, cultural appropriation, environmental issues and missing and murdered indigenous women. She has also served as emcee for pow wows in the surrounding NY/NJ area…Nimham Mountain, Pow Wow On The Hudson and Paumanauke Native American Festival in Long Island. She has also served as head lady dancer at several pow wows as well. She currently hosts ‘Voices of Our People’ on Two Worlds Indigenous Radio on WMNF 88.5—a community radio station in Tampa, Florida. The show is syndicated to stations on reservations in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, South Dakota and Canada and the Northern Territories as well as many ABC affiliates. She has also served as Cultural Director for the Redhawk Native American Arts Council and is a member of Amerinda, a Native American arts collective in New York. Emelie is founder and Executive Producer of her own projects under Mortonkid Productions.

ABOUT RavensWing Productions: Our company dancers have competed in some of the most prestigious pow wow competitions in the U.S. and Canada. Our dancers have danced for Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to the U.S. in 2007 during the Anniversary of the Jamestown Settlement, Nelson Mandela during his visit to London in 2008, and at the presidential inaugural balls for the previous 3 administrations. Together we continue to do educational programs for schools, libraries, colleges, military bases and cultural festivals all over the world sharing our culture, educating the public and bringing awareness about who we are as a culture and a people.

This program is sponsored by ArtEcon Initiative and made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Let's Play! All About Bees!

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Join us for a very special edition of our monthly story hour – all about bees! We will meet at local artist Gar Waterman's backyard garden (425 West Rock Avenue), where beekeeper Augustine will show and tell us all about his bees. We will also read a bee-themed book, create bee-themed artworks, and enjoy private tours of Gar's studio!

Free and fun for all ages! All materials included free of charge. Light refreshments served. Parking is available on the street, or in Kehler Liddell Gallery's parking lot off Tour Avenue. 

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Jul
10
4:00 PM16:00

Printmaking Workshop for All Ages

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"Fall Landscape," etching by Tom Edwards

Bring the whole family and join master printer Tom Edwards in a printmaking demonstration and hands-on workshop for all ages! See and learn how to use a real etching press, and try your hand at creating a dry point etching on plexiglass.

The first time was so much fun, we decided to offer this workshop again! If you joined the first time, feel free to join us to continue working on your projects, or create new ones!

Toddler appropriate options available. Free and open to all. All materials included.

Registration is free, and required to reserve your spot, though there may be walk-in availability if the workshop does not fill to capacity.

To RSVP, please visit: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-printmaking-workshop-for-all-ages-tickets-47278601570 

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

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Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Amy Browning

Join us for a discussion with abstract artist Amy Browning about her work, life and process. Free and open to all.

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Open Crit

Artists working in all media are invited to bring works-in-progress, or works-in-need-of-feedback, and join us for friendly, constructive, critique session. All are welcome.

This program is presented by ArtEcon Initiative (www.arteconinitiative.org) and made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Let's Play! Special Father's Day Edition

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Join us for our free monthly story event! This month, we welcome back Thabisa Rich – local musician, artist and gifted storyteller – for a special Father's Day edition. Following the story, we will make gifts for our dads. All materials and supplies included; light refreshments served.

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Free Film Screening: WINNIE

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Join us for a free film screening of WINNIE, a documentary film about Winnie Madikizela Mandela by Pascale Lamche. Thabisa Rich – local musician and artist originally from South Africa – hosts, and will facilitate discussion following the film. Light refreshments served. Parental discretion is advised as the film contains sensitive material.

ABOUT the FILM from the FILMMAKERS

Winnie Madikizela Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguingly powerful contemporary female political figures.  
Her rise and seeming fall from grace, bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy. For the first time, this film pieces together and properly considers her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down Apartheid from the inside, with intimate insight from those who were closest to her and with testimony from the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things. More information: www.winniedocumentary.com.

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May
27
4:00 PM16:00

Testimonials Film Screening

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How can we create unity in our community when we choose to ignore the stories of those who have been marginalized? Throughout history storytelling has been utilized as a way of connecting people. The sharing of personal experiences and emotions creates empathy and facilitates crucial dialogues. 

In light of the #METOO movement, Nasty Women CT collected and documented stories from all people who chose to share their story over the last several months. 

Come and learn more about the people in your community, share, listen, and support. Screening followed by a discussion with Luciana Q. McClure, Founder of Nasty Women CT, and the filmmaker, Louisa de Cossy

Free and open to all.
 

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Community Conversation: Beauty and Love as Resistance

 Image: "Shadow Siren," by Nina Chung

Image: "Shadow Siren," by Nina Chung

Enroue Halfkenny, LCSW, of Healing and Liberation Counseling, will facilitate a community conversation at Kehler Liddell Gallery during the 2nd annual juried exhibition: "How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?" (Shakespeare) Enroue will connect participants with the artworks to inspire and prompt conversations about the relevance of this question in their and our lives. How can we as communities and individuals stay connected to love, beauty, liberation, and freedom in times of suffering, rage, and despair? Is it possible to connect with these values and experiences even as our eyes are open to the unpleasant realities around us? What helps us to do so? What hinders us from doing so?

Enroue Halfkenny Enroue Halfkenny is a U.S. born, multiracial, black, cisgendered, heterosexual male of African, Irish, Swedish, Mi’kmaq and Cherokee descent. He is an Awo (priest of Ifa) within the traditional Yoruba religion from West Africa, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is an Artist and a Healing Justice Activist.  Through his consulting, healing and private psychotherapy practice, Healing and Liberation Counseling, he addresses emotional, mental, societal, physical and spiritual wellbeing issues for individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. 

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Westville's Annual ArtWalk

ArtEcon Initiative is sponsoring several events during Westville's Annual ArtWalk.

@ Edgewood Park, 11am-3pm: Find us in the park for Recycled Bottle Bubble Painting!

@ Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Avenue): Demos!

  • 12pm-1pm: Hilary Opperman, Encaustic Collage
  • 2pm-3pm: Amanda Walker, Drawing and Watercolor
  • 4pm-5pm: Kwadwo Adae, Painting

 

These programs are made possible in part with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Panel Discussion: "How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?" (Shakespeare)

 Image: "Shadow Siren," by Nina Chung

Image: "Shadow Siren," by Nina Chung

“What is the point of making beautiful things, or of cherishing the beauty of the past, when ugliness runs rampant?” asks Alex Ross in the 2017 New Yorker magazine article “Making Art in a Time of Rage.” Ross later references a London gallery that, in the midst of World War II, prefaced the exhibition catalogue for Jacob Epstein’s flower paintings with a quote from Shakespeare: “How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea?”

It’s an age-old question. Are we as artists responsible for creating challenging works and addressing critical issues of our time head on? Are other expressions trite or selfish acts of escapism? Or can beauty be powerful? Can the act of creating beauty during a time of ugliness be a form of resistance in itself, offering a vision of all that humans can aspire to? Fifty-three artists offer responses to this question in Kehler Liddell Gallery's 2nd annual juried show, April 26th – May 27th, 2018.

Moderated by Lucy Gellman, Editor of The Arts Paper, the panel discussion will focus on the central question of the exhibition. Panelists include: Kwadwo Adae, artist, muralist and founder/owner of Adae Fine Art Academy, Luciana McClure, artist and founder of Nasty Women CT, and Ted Efremoff, artist and associate professor at Central CT State University.

Lucy Gellman, Editor of The Arts Paper (www.artspaper.org): Lucy is a lapsed art historian who loves wordplay almost as much as community building. Prior to her time at The Arts Paper she was a reporter at the New Haven Independent and station manager at WNHH Community Radio, where she still produces and hosts Kitchen Sync, a show about food and New Haven. 

Kwadwo Adae, Artist/Muralist & Owner of Adae Fine Art Academy: Kwadwo Adae is a visual artist, muralist, and founder the Adae Fine Art Academy, an independent art school located in the Ninth Square of Downtown New Haven that provides drawing and painting instruction for children, young adults, and adults. He also runs a Mobile Art Studio service that provides on site art lessons to elderly artists in the Alzheimer's & dementia ward of Brookdale Senior Living in Woodbridge; for children in after school programs at the Foote School, for adults at the Parents' Foundation a transitional living facility for people living with schizophrenia,    and he runs the young adult art group at the West Haven Mental Health Clinic. Adae partners with Arte, Inc. a Fair Haven based nonprofit Latino services organization that allows the Mobile Art Studio to provide art lessons to children after school programs and senior artists at Casa Otoñal free of charge. When he is not teaching, Adae is fully committed to contributing to the discourse of public art in our community by installing murals. To date he has installed 9 murals in the Greater New Haven area, 2 in Guatemala, and one in India. He was the recipient of an FY18 project grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts and is currently fundraising for the installation of 18 x 106 foot mural on the Farmington Canal Greenway with the theme of Women's Empowerment beginning this summer.

Luciana McClure, Artist & Founder of Nasty Women CT: Luciana McClure is a multi visual artist, photographer and educator. She is the founding organizer of the Nasty Women movement in New Haven and leads Nasty Women Connecticut. Using art as a vehicle for communication, Lucy and the Nasty Women created a platform for organization and resistance to the current administration and its policies. Nasty Women Connecticut seeks to unite and mobilize our communities through the arts, collaborate with other local organizations that share a philosophy of equality to all, and create a platform of inclusion through the arts and its accessibility to all people.

Ted Efrenoff, Artist & Associate Professor at Central CT State University: Ted Efremoff, born in Moscow, Russia, is a cross-disciplinary artist engaged with performance, video, installation and social practice. Spurred by his personal interest in social justice, he envisions creative collaborative activity as an instrument that builds critical relationships between people. His art explores the personal and cultural constraints ingrained within prevailing political, economic, and social power structures. In the U.S. Efremoff has presented his work at Winkleman and Sideshow galleries in New York City, The Museum of American Art in Philadelphia, Free Speech TV and many other venues. Internationally his work has been seen at the Gongju National Museum in South Korea, The National Center of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia, The National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria and The Center for Social Innovation in Vienna, Austria. His work is in the collections of the Sound Museum of Rome, The Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts and the Culture House of Bad Sobernheim, Germany. He is also currently an Associate Professor of Photo, Video and New Media at Central Connecticut State University, and teaches a course called "Social Practice in Art."

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talks

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Join us in a discussion with artists Marjorie Gillette Wolfe and Tom Edwards about their work and process, specifically in relation to their latest bodies of work.

Marjorie Gillette Wolfe has been a photographer for four decades, and was an art teacher for 37 years. A New Haven native, her work often centers on structures, landscape, organic processes, and the environments in which they occur. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master’s degree from Wesleyan University. Wolfe was a 2012 recipient of the CT Artist Fellowship. For more information, visit www.marjoriewolfe.net

Tom Edwards received a MFA from Yale University School of Fine Arts, with a major in painting and printmaking. He was awarded the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Honorary Award in Drawing. His work has been exhibited extensively, and is held in numerous collections such as: Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Library Congress (DC), Smithsonian Collection (DC), The New Britain Museum of American Art (CT) and the Boston Printmakers Permanent Collection.

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Let's Play! w/ Special Guest Brenna Yu

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Join us for a special edition of our free monthly story time event! This month, we will welcome local author and illustrator Brenna Yu, who will read her latest Hazel and Twig book, The Birthday Fortune. Following the reading, participants will engage in an art activity inspired by the book. Free and open to all. Light refreshments served.

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

"Le Petit Studio ... for Adults!" Workshop w/ Toto Kisaku

Kids don't get to have all the fun! Join acclaimed Actor, Playwright, & Director Toto Kisaku (www.kmutheater.net) for a fun evening of art, music, and acting. Let loose of your inhibitions, and allow yourself to be silly. We will work together to create a play in under 2 hours! The evening will conclude with a brief presentation by Toto about his work and journey, followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments served. 

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Image by Ian Douglas


WHAT: "Le Petit Studio" is a workshop space for dramatic readings

WHY: Creativity is exciting. It's exhilarating. And creating safe spaces to be creators is vital to developing the neighborhoods, the communities, the cities we dream of.

HOW: Imagine in 2 hours we will work together to recreate an entire world on stage. 

First, we will choose a book or story to dramatize. The book is chosen at random. Participants are invited to bring a favorite book to add! Next, we decide who will play each character, who will make sounds and music that will create the environment, and who will design the costumes and scenery. And so the evening begins! The workshop concludes with a performance of the play created in under 2 hours.

ABOUT Toto Kisaku: Toto Kisaku is a Playwright / Actor / Director / Producer originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has led over 40 such workshops for schools, non-profits and governments worldwide. He studied Drama in the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa (INA) and since 2002 has traveled the world producing and participating in plays. He developed his expertise through workshops and participations in artistic residencies. As a refugee since December 2015, he is redefining his artistic expression based on the drama that his country of origin is experiencing as well as the country which has welcomed him with so many surprises from a humanitarian perspective as well as a perspective of identity. For more information, please visit: www.kmutheater.net. (Image by Ian Douglas)

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Printmaking Workshop

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Bring the whole family and join master printer Tom Edwards in a printmaking demonstration and hands-on workshop for all ages. Free and open to all. 

Tom Edwards received a MFA from Yale University School of Fine Arts, with a major in painting and printmaking. He was awarded the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Honorary Award in Drawing. His work has been exhibited extensively, and is held in numerous collections such as: Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Library Congress (DC), Smithsonian Collection (DC), The New Britain Museum of American Art (CT) and the Boston Printmakers Permanent Collection.

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

How Does The New Tax Code Affect You? Free Tax Workshop

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Are you an artist and/or entrepreneur? Have you wondered about the new changes in the tax code? Don't miss this opportunity to learn from experts Bill Kalinowski, CPA and Linda Colman. Light snacks provided. Free and open to all.

Bill Kalinowski CPA, a partner at Burzenski & Company, specializes in the areas of nonprofit and governmental engagements. He is instrumental in executing accounting and audit functions and serves as a reviewer of financial statements for clients in numerous industries. He serves on the Board of Directors of Artspace Inc of New Haven and as the vice-chairman of the Town of Cheshire’s Youth Service Commission. He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Linda Colman, partner at Dressler Santaus Colman LLC, hasmore than 35 years of experience providing bookkeeping services for many types of small businesses. She specializes in working with nonprofit and community organizations, providing customized statements that include fund accounting capability and budget comparisons. She studied jewelry design at the Tyler School of Art and is now a working sculptor in New Haven, CT.

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants, the NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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