Barbara Lamb, Cindy Clair, and Mimsie Coleman.
On Monday, November 28, arts organizations and artist members turned out in style to welcome the new Arts Council Executive Director Cindy Clair. The reception, held in Neighborhood Music School’s beautiful new recital hall, featured music by and lots of friendly faces. Welcome Cindy!
On Thursday, November 9, the artists’ reception for Random Intention at Gallery 195 was held at NewAlliance Bank. The exhibit, which features works by local artists Oi Fortin and Liz Pagano, explores the interactions of chance and control in the creative process of printmaking.
To read a review of the show in the New Haven Register, please visit the link below: http://www.ctcentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17513068&BRD=1773&PAG=461&dept_id=566798&rfi=6
Spectra 2006, the Photographic Arts Collective Annual Members Show, takes place December 11 to January 26, with an artist's reception on Thursday, December 14, from 5 to 8 pm. Small Space Gallery is located at 70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor. Gallery hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9 am- 5 pm.
Artwork by Majorie Wolfe.
Yale Peabody Museum of National History
Nick Lloyd of Firehouse 12
Ras Mo Moses
Youth Rights Media
C.Newton Schenck III Award for lifetime achievement in and contribution to the Arts:
Roslyn Milstein Meyer and Jerome Meyer
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Arts Awards Luncheon, please call (203) 772-2788.
Gallery 195 is located at the New Alliance Bank, 4th floor and currently features an exhibit called Random Intention. Included are works by Oi Fortin and Liz Pagano. Through January 5. An artist's reception will take place November 9 from 5 to 7 pm.
Structure: Works by Members of Arts and Literaruture Laboratory will take place at Haskins Laboratories Gallery, Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, 9th floor, through January 12, with an artists' reception on thursday, November 2, from 5 to 7 pm. Gallery hours: Wednesday- Friday, 10 to 4.
Mixed media works by Melanie Carr, Howard el-Yasin, Laurie Grace, Lee LaForte, Lisie Orjuela, Liz Pagano, Sharon Steuer, David Raylor, Richard Taylor, Colleen Tully, Jennifer van Elswyk and Linda Zucker.
Seniority Rule features works by area older americans. Feature artist include Ruth Blum, Phil Foxx, Jo Garguilo, Mary Grant, Brenda Harvey, Mary Lou Horan, Lee LaForte and Mary Lee Neale.
Small Space Gallery is located at 70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor. Gallery hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9 am - 5 pm.
Dick Grossi, Board Member and Chair of the Search Committee for the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, today announced the appointment of Cynthia Clair as Executive Director.
“The Arts Council is delighted to welcome Cynthia as the new Executive Director,” said Grossi. “After an extensive nationwide search, she clearly displayed the passion and leadership our organization needs. Her accomplished track record and unique vision assures an exciting future for the Arts Council and the community.”
“The Arts Council has a wonderful tradition of strong leadership,” said Arts Council Board President Pat Sweet, “and we look forward to carrying on that tradition with Cynthia as the new Executive Director. She brings incredible experience and presence, having previously served as the executive director of two major arts service organizations and most recently as executive director of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center. Not only is she an experienced and widely respected leader in the arts community, but she also served in the Peace Corps in West Africa in the early ‘90’s, adding unique perspective to her background. We are thrilled to welcome Cynthia to the organization and we look forward to all that she will bring to our vibrant arts community.”
Clair brings extensive experience as an arts administrator, programmer, educator and presenter to her new role at the Arts Council. For the past nine years, Clair has served as Executive Director of Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, a nationally recognized organization. Prior to joining Silvermine, Clair served as executive director at the Huntington Arts Council in New York, executive director of the Michigan Alliance for Arts Education in Grand Rapids, program director for the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, and teacher at the Arts Alternative School in Rockford, Illinois.
Cynthia Clair will assume her duties on November 1, 2006.
The Arts Council is a regional non-profit membership arts organization dedicated to enhancing, developing and promoting opportunities for artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout Connecticut and the Greater New Haven region.
In this workshop, Cynthia Beth Rubin will teach participants how to prepare digital images for email, web portfolios, PowerPoint and Keynote presentations. A limited number of computers will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring laptops of their own.
Cynthia Beth Rubin, an established digital artist, has been combining computers and the fine arts since the early 1980s. Her work is featured in several recent books, including Art of the Digital Age, by Bruce Wands, Painting the Digital River, by James Faure Walker, The Computer in the Visual Arts, by Anne Morgan Spalter, and the Painter Wow! by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis. Her digital prints, animated imagery, and interactive installations are exhibited internationally, including at the Jewish Museum in Prague, the Novosibirsk State Art Museum in Siberia, the State Museum of Fine arts in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the DeLeon White Gallery in Toronto, the Colville Place Gallery in London, and Ventrabren Art Contemporain, in Ventraben, France. The recipient of the first Connecticut Commission on the Arts grant in New Media, Rubin is a native of Rochester, NY and holds degrees from Antioch College (BA) and the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MFA). She teaches courses at the University of Massachusetts and at the Rhode Island School of Design.
The Arts Resource Center is a technical assistance program for artists, arts organizations, arts administrators and Arts Council members. The Center offers a variety of services, including free access to computers and scanners, a resource library, an annual series of subsidized workshops and discussions, and one-on-one technical assistance with the Arts Council program staff. ARC is generously supported by grants to the Arts Council from The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and the NewAlliance Foundation.
To register for this workshop, please contact Kara Arsenault at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 772-2788.
Upcoming Digital Workshops:
All workshops will be held at ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon Street, New Haven, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
October 24—The Power of PowerPoint
Learn how to make promotional slide shows and presentations.
November 14—Podcast your Images and Thoughts
Showcase your art with cutting-edge technology.
December 12—The Wonders of Websites
Start and run a website to promote your work.
The idea for the monthly profile column stemmed from the success of the award winning book " Artists Next Door." Edited by Cheever Tyler, the book celebrates the multitude of talented artists in New Haven- and through this new column, the Arts Council and Citizens Bank hope to further showcase the richness and diversity of the regional arts community.
The Arts Council welcomes suggestions of artists from any discipline, to be considered for a monthly profile. To submit a name for consideration, pleasebriefly describe the artist and his oher work and explain why the individual should be celebrated in ARTS! All submissions can be sent to Karsenault.email@example.com.
An exhibit showcasing a variety of masks that reflect contemporary culture and values while paying tribute to tradition. Participating artists include: Bianca kaye Anderson, Suzanne Benton, Brad conant, Bob Gregson, Enoc Lion LaViera, Pedro J. LaViera, and Pacer.
The picture above is of Enoc Laviera next to one of his masks. Enoc is also featured in the september issue of the ARTS! publication.
This exhibit will take place at 70 Audubon street, 2nd floor from september 15 to October 31.
Elizabeth Monz stepped down as the executive director of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven at the end of July. In an effort to both spend more time with family and to persue additional professional interests, Monz will begin work as a major gift officer for Choate Rosemary Hall effective September 7, 2006. Development and marketing director Barbara Feldman, who will not be a candidate for the position, will serve as acting director until the search committee fills the position in the fall.
" It has been such a pleasure to lead this organization for the past four years," Monz said. " I am honored to have had the support, input and most importantly the friendship of our staff, the dedicated board and members of this wonderful arts community."
Betty Monz joined the Arts Council of Greater New Haven in the fall of 2000 as the head of the Regional Cultural Plan. In this position, she led New haven's revitalization through the arts and incorporated the goals of the Regional Cultural Plan into the Arts Council's strategy. In September of 2002, Monz replaced current Alderwomen Frances T. "Bitsie" Clark as the Arts Council's executive director.
" The Arts Council is extremely grateful to Betty Monz for her years of dedicated leadership," said Arts Council Board President Pat Sweet. " During her tenure, Betty has applied extraodinary vision and talent to this organization and has truly embodied the Arts Council mission fo expanding the arts and enriching the region.
"We are extremely fortunate to have had two amazing executive directors, and we look forward to finding the next person to carry on the tradition."
Photo credit : Harold Shapiro
On July 27th, Leadership Greater New Haven, Image New Haven Team and Market New Haven launched "New Day In New Haven", original song and video at Firehouse 12. The project was created by eight recent graduates of the Leadership Center, a program of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. The mission is to celebrate the spirit and energy of the city as well as the culture, arts and the history New Haven has to offer. The Image New Haven Team consists of Todd Nicotra of Olympia Properties, Stephanie Barnes of Youth at Work, Jose Monteiro of the Arts Council, Sherese Ward of Bank of America, Roye Anastasio-Bourke of Casey Family Services, Carol Bajoros of the Regional Water Authority, and Bernadette Hollodak of the Yale New Haven Hospital. For more information on the Leadership program please visit http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2006/06/post_231.php. You can view the video and hear the New Day In New Haven song at www.infonewhaven.com/newday.
In anticipation of the symposium, we're trying to gather as much information as possible about the current housing status and needs of area artists. We have compiled an online survey and ask that all area artists (visual, performing, and multimedia) give us five to seven minutes of your time to tell us a bit about where you live and work, how you pay for the spaces, and what amenities you'd like them to have.
You can access the survey by visiting http://www.artscouncilgnh.org/survey
Your answers will be of great use to us as we go about planning the event and making progress in developing new affordable spaces. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us at (203) 772-2788.
On Thursday, July 13, more than one hundred New Haven professionals and arts supporters joined the Arts Council of Greater New Haven for ArtSpot!,our monthly happy hour "with an arts twist." Graciously hosted by the New Haven Free Public Library, our patrons enjoyed an abundance of food from such New Haven eateries as Claire's Corner Copia, Royal Palace, The Playwright, Cafe George by Paula, TK's, and Hot Tomato's. Music was provided by New Haven artist and deejay Dooley-O who spun a great set all night long. We hope you'll join the fun next month on Thursday, August 24th at Edgerton Park for a special evening with the Elm Shakespeare Company and their production of "Robin Hood."
Also joining the Arts Council staff part-time this summer is Elizabeth Wallach, a rising junior at Smith College. Liz is an Architecture and Art History major and is looking forward to being a part of the New Haven arts scene. A native of Madison, Connecticut, she'll be heading out to Scotland for all of the 2006-2007 school year.
The exhibit, L's first public showcase, takes place at the Arts Council's 70 Audubon Street offices and Rumberos on 216 State Street. An artist's reception for "Survival" will be held at Rumberos on Wednesday, June 28th, from 5 to 8 p.m. L will speak at 6 p.m.
Submissions for the Small Space Gallery's latest exhibition "Postcard International" lived up to the show's title, coming from five continents. In addition to showcasing a number of Connecticut-based artists, the exhibit features the work of amateur and professional artists from across the U.S. and countries such as France, Brazil, India and Australia. The exhibit will be displayed through July 21st. Curated by professional artist and Arts Council director of artistic services and programs Debbie Hesse, the exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Small Space Gallery on the second floor of 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.
Gallery 195 is located on the fourth floor of the NewAlliance Bank and is maintained by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.
The Small Space Gallery is managed by and housed at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. It is generously sponsored by JPMorganChase.
- a silent auction
- a wine tasting provided by Odd Bins Bottle Shop
- soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres and desserts by Funkee Munkee
- an exhibitition of local artists curated by Amanda Wells Martin
- music by Neighborhhood Music School
More than one hundred people joined us to enjoy the wine, music and carousel.
The Arts Resource Center (ARC) is a technical assistance umbrella for services to artists, arts organizations, arts administrators and the general public.
The ARC opened at The Arts Council of Greater New Haven in September 2005. As a component of its strategic plan, staff and administration launched a study of its artist’s services division for its capacity to serve artists and arts organizations. Many elements of the resource center already existed at the Arts Council, but needed cohesion for greater visibility and facility of usage. A segregated office space was designed specifically for public use and a focus group convened to discuss the needs of artists and organizations. This led to the generation of a year-long capacity-building workshop series.
The Arts Resource Center Supported by CT Commission on Culture and Tourism and NewAlliance Foundation
Walk-in services including both Mac and PC computers, scanner, color printer, slide scanner and viewer, and resource library
Programmed Services including an annual series of subsidized workshops and panel discussions
Consultative and support services including one-on-one technical assistance with Arts Council program staff
Plus member services described under membership
2005-2006 WORKSHOP SEMINAR SERIES
Multi-disciplinary panels of artists as well as staff and board members of arts organizations met regularly with Arts Council staff after the initial study to compile a ‘wish list’ of topics to be explored in workshops associated with the Arts Resource Center. Many of these topics are covered in the first year of workshops. In addition, there are facilitated workshops and discussions addressing governance, diversity and arts advocacy.
Joan Channick and Marguerite Laurent will discuss a range of legal issues facing artists today, from intellectual property to contractual relationships.
Channick teaches a course on law and the arts at the Yale School of Drama and is the managing director of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theater field. Laurent has worked for more than 10 years as an entertainment attorney within the hip hop and R&B music, recording, merchandising and independent film industries. She has also taught an “Art and Business Law” class as an adjunct professor at various colleges in New York and Connecticut.
For more information or to sign up for this workshop, please call the Arts Council at 203-772-2788.
The Arts Council Resource Center welcomes new community volunteer Ylonda Powell of New Haven. Ylonda has an extensive background in theater, dance and mime. She is the founder and executive Director of Jesonda, a faith based arts organization. Her responsibilities are to help people become more acquainted with the Center’s offerings and equipment. For more information on Ylonda visit her website at http://www.ylondapowell.com/.
The Arts Council Resource Center is a Technical Assistance umbrella for artists, arts administrators and arts organizations in the Greater New Haven Region.
Contact the Arts Council for more information @ 203-772-2788.
Coordinated by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven
and sponsored by Yale University
Goal: To introduce young professionals to the arts in
Artspot! is a regular event for business professionals at local arts institutions marketing all Greater New Haven arts and entertainment opportunities to a select audience of young business professionals.
Representatives from Greater New Haven's arts organizations are present and circulate among the group to talk about their organizations, exciting events coming up, or New Haven's renowned arts community.
We rely on donations of local restaurants, eateries and bars for these events which are exclusively promoted via direct e-mail to select lists, individual organizations, word-of-mouth, press releases and media coverage. Always held the second Thursday of each month, from 6-8pm.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, in collaboration with Haskins Laboratories, presents Un Common Space: 8 Photographers at the Haskins Laboratories Gallery at 300 George Street, 9th floor. The exhibition takes place from April 4 to June 30, with an artists’ reception on April 4 from 5 to 7 pm and an artists’ talk at 5 pm. The public is invited to attend. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
On its surface, the exhibit curated by Matthew Garrett, consists of landscapes, still lifes, portraits and street photography, but the central concern of the show is space. Each photographer examines and defines space through the scale and content of their images, but often in unexpected ways. Featured artists include: Penny Cook, Rod Cook, Terry Dagradi, Derek Dudek, Bob Gianotti, David Gillich, Jr., Tia Martinson and Kyle Moran.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven is a regional non-profit membership arts organization dedicated to enhancing, developing and promoting opportunities for artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout the Greater New Haven area.
Haskins Laboratories is an independent, international, multidisciplinary community of researchers conducting basic research on spoken and written language. Exchanging ideas, fostering collaborations, and forging partnerships across the sciences, it produces groundbreaking research that enhances our understanding of – and reveals ways to improve or remediate – speech perception and production, reading and reading disabilities, and human communication.
For further information about this exhibition and Haskins Laboratories Gallery, please call the Arts Council at 203-772-2788.
On Wednesday, March 22, the Arts Council’s Arts Resource Center presented a workshop entitled “Marketing for Arts Organizations.” The event was lively and well attended. Presenters included New Haven Register Arts Editor Donna Doherty, News Channel 8’s Director of Marketing Marylee Weber, and design firm Elements, LLC’s Principal Amy Wentworth Graver and PR Director Jim Katz. The event was moderated by Bob Parker, Marketing Director of Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES).
This hands-on session was attended by representatives of arts organizations all over Greater New Haven such as Bethwood Suzuki, Neighborhood Music School, Young Audiences of CT, Jazz Haven, Shoreline Alliance for the Arts, and many others.
written by Aleta Staton, Senior program Director
Narratives, curated by Fethi Megheli, features works by self-taught artists whose pieces tell real and imaginative stories, often with humor, about a broad range of human experiences. Participating artists include Lee Brooks, Marriellen Chapdelaine, John Flemoing, Paul Walter Graham, Willard James, John Kabala, Lee Laforte, Jarrod Law, Clarice Pollack, Norma Toney And Lyn Traverse. The exhibit takes place throught April 14 at 70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor.
Cubicles for Art is a program of the Arts Council that matches emerging artists with unconventional spaces to showcase their work. The main cubicle is at the Arts Council and additional Cubicle Gallery Spaces can be found throughout the city occupying walls of business office cubicles. Through their partnership, each benefits from the others audience. The Arts Council helps facilitate matching interested artists with spaces. This month's featured artist is Louis Jefferson III, A Student at Southern Connecticut State University who is currently featured in Paint Magazine.The exhibit will take place at the Arts Council and Youth Rights Media, 77 Willow Street, through April 14.
If you would like to be a Cubicles For Art participant by exhibiting your work and or offer space in your organization, please call us @ 203-772-2788 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts Council in collaboration with Jellyfish Projetz and The Bridge presented a Graffiti Jam on March 4 at Frank's Hardware Store. Showcasing dozens of area graffiti artists, the Graffiti Jam also featured turntablists, B-boys, and free graffiti demonstrations. The event was made possible with the support of Urbane New Haven. You can also check out more information on the Graffiti Jam or past exhibits at www.newhavenindependent.org