The Greater New Haven's Revolutionary Visionaries

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven will honor six outstanding individuals and organizations from the region at the annual Arts Awards Luncheon on Friday, December 1, at the New Haven Lawn Club. This year's theme, " Revolutionary Visionaries," celebrates those with insightful and revolutionary actions and ideas that enrich the greater community countless ways. This year's awardees are:

Arte Inc
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.



Oi Fortin

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.



Artwork by Phil Foxx

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.


Arts Council Announces New Executive Director

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.


The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents “Digital Images: Where to Begin” at the Media Arts Lab at ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon Street, New Haven. The workshop takes place on Tuesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. It will also be held the following afternoon, from noon to 2 pm, at the Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street in Guilford. Cost is $10 for Arts Council and Shoreline Arts Alliance members and organizations, $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required by Monday, October 2. Enrollment is limited.

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 karsenault.ac@cshore.com 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.