December 16, 2011

Art in the Libraries of New Haven

Need some quiet from the holiday craziness?  Explore these libraries in New Haven for a suprisingly fun place to find art, including my Grandfather's!

Out of Nature:
An Exhibition of Alternatives

Works in various media by Amy Arledge,
Mia Brownell, Paul Daukas, Brian Huff,
Barbara Marks, Laura Marsh, Kim Mikenis,
Michael Oatman, Amy Jean Porter
and Joseph Smolinski

Curated by Stephen Vincent Kobasa

The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT


December 17, 2011, through January 14, 2012

Greeting of the Artists, Saturday, December 17, noon until 2 p.m

Wednesdays, 10:00 to 6:00 and  Saturdays, 11:00 to 2:00

At Artspace New Haven:

Come for a visit! Current exhibitions at Artspace (through Jan. 28)
Revisit the strange joys of card catalogs and theDewey Decimal System as Artspace’s newest exhibition, Library Science, continues. The exhibit, curated by Rachel Gugelberger of Exit Art (New York), brings together seventeen international artists who explore the changing nature of our personal, intellectual, and physical relationships with libraries. Artists include Erica Baum, Jorge Méndez Blake, David Bunn, Chris Coffin, Madeline Djerjian, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Phillipe Gronon, José Hernández, Candida Höfer, Nina Katchadourian, Reynard Loki, Loren Madsen, Allen Ruppersberg, Mickey Smith, Blane De St. Croix, and Xiaoze Xie.
Then, step outside the walls of Artspace as the Library Science exhibition extends into the libraries of New Haven, where local artists have been invited to create site-specific work that engages library users in new ways. Visit Colin Burke at the Whitney Library of the New Haven Museum; Heather Lawless at the New Haven Free Public Library; Andy Deck & Carol Padberg at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library; Tyler Starr at the Robert B. Hass Family Arts Library at Yale; and Meredith Miller & Rob Rocke at The Institute Library.
Coming up: a special Library Science artist talk! On Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 PM, artist Colin Burke will discuss his work, Deliquescence, at the New Haven Museum. Learn how Colin used thousands of feet of library microfilm—destined for the trash—to both evoke and explore the history of the Elm City.

Nathan Hale School Library:  includes mural artwork by my grandfather Francis M. Coiro, completed in 1934. The 5 panels depict the life of Nathan Hale.  Way cool!!

panel 'spacer' detail

painted marker with the artists identified 

My Aunt Mary under her father's artwork.