May 22, 2014

Holiday weekend art for all

Curated By Paul Clabby and Debbie Hesse

Also Featuring Community Doll Collection - Bring Your Dolls!

Exhibit Runs May 14 - July 20, 2014
Lani Asuncion
Susan Clinard
Cara DeAngelis
Silas Finch
T. Foley
Mary Giehl
Tine Kindermann
Laura Marsh
Margaret Roleke
Joe Saccio
Kimberly Mikenis

Doll-Like brings together artists working across disciplines and media who integrate ideas pertaining to dolls into their artwork. Puppets, marionettes, figurines, action figures and even living dolls are substitutes for our self, offering a vehicle to communicate and examine ideas about play, therapy, magic, ritual, spirituality, memory, scale, empathy, identity, gender and notions of beauty and idealized form. Subverting traditional ideas that we associate with this familiar emblem of our individual and collective humanness, this show aims to challenge our preconceptions and stereotypes.

This exhibit is located at:

John Slade Ely House
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT | 203-624-8055
For more information contact Debbie Hesse, or 203-772-2788

IMAGE: Phil Lique, Animated image, 2014. Dimensions variable.

Por Oaxaca

May 24 through June 21
Curated by Catalina Barroso-Luque

Works by Phil Lique, Kevin Van Aelst, Isabelle Gressel, Ivan Mendez Vela, Panachai Chaijaratat, Maria Lara Whelpley,  Susan McCaslin, Martin Roberts, Justin Rodier,  and Sophie Aston

Opening reception , Saturday, May 24, noon until 2

Por Oaxaca is the end stage of the Postal Art Project organized and curated by the Mexican artist, Catalina Barroso-Luque, who sent a seemingly straightforward photograph taken in Oaxaca, Mexico to a selection of local and international artists in China, Mexico, England and Connecticut and asked them to respond.

The responses received were unexpected and varied. The apparent diversity of works stemming from the same image brings out issues of cultural tourism, analog vs. digital technology, image-media mediation over our engagement with reality, cultural aesthetics, and the prevalence of a western hegemony over contemporary artistic production.

Also on view, in the Main Reading Room, is a display of Postales Mestizas, by Catalina Barroso-Luque. The artist has fashioned these small-scale works out of collaged, collected post-cards and other found images, and her own discarded photo-prints. They are an intuitive recycling of the artist's physical and mental imagery that aims to bring into question the boundaries between personal and collective memory.

The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Monday through Friday,
10:00 to 6:00
11:00 to 2:00

Ricky Alfonso, trumpeter, vocalist and composer will perform with his trio at 226 Jazz Art Java on Saturday, May 24th at 7 PM. Doors open at 6PM.

Ricky Alfosno has been a mainstay on the East Coast jazz scene since the early 1970s. A product of the modern jazz movement with a unique trumpet style steeped in the blues with plenty of swing.

Ricky has worked with many area jazz luminaries including Mario Pavone, Michael Mussillami, Bill Lowe, Ed Blackwell, Joe Fonda, Nat Reeves, Tom Chapin, Andy Jaffee, David Liebman and the late Bill Barron. Ricky recorded and toured with R/B great Joe Cocker leading the horn section in Cocker’s return to prominence following the great Woodstock Festival of 1969. A composer, arranger and educator, he has long since developed his own very personal style on the trumpet.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased-


Tuesday, May 27 at 12 PM – 1 PM
Lunch & Learn with Hebrew Health Care, Inc.
Experience the link between creativity and humanity by participating in art therapy first-hand during your lunch break and create a craft to take with you. Brownbag it to the 100 Pearl Street Gallery to hear Pamela K. Atwood, Director of Life Enrichment and Dementia Care at Hebrew Health Care, discuss the importance of art therapy and the current exhibit featuring artwork by clients and residents of Hebrew Health Care, Inc., West Hartford. Hebrew Health Care’s exhibition, Elder Expressions: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Cherished Memories, offers audiences a chance to view a selection of works of personal expression demonstrating the power of the arts to unlock forgotten memories and treasured moments. Drinks and dessert will be provided.  RVSP here.

Join us on select Saturday afternoons
from 2:00-4:00pm
to meet a featured gallery artist, learn their creative process & get to know their unique story
Saturday May 24th: Shirley Bernstein 

Silver Circle Art Center | 75 Main St. Putnam CT | 860.928.2900