Chris “Daze” Ellis
Friday, March 6, 1:30 pm
Chris “Daze” Ellis, the Happy and Bob Doran Artist in Residence, began his career as an artist spray-painting New York City subways in the mid-1970s before becoming a studio artist. Daze has gained international renown as a muralist, and his work is featured in the permanent collections of museums throughout the world. He is currently working on a multi-section mural in the lower lobby of the Gallery. In this talk, Daze discusses the mural and works on view in the modern and contemporary art galleries, including his own Crossroads (2012) and Neon Canyons (2012), as well as Martin Wong’s La Vida (1988). La Vida—a vibrant portrayal of New York’s Lower East Side in the 1980s—features portraits of Wong’s artistic and social contemporaries, including Daze.
Yale Art Gallery
Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel Street (at York Street)
New Haven, Connecticut 203.432.0600
on view: March 2 - March 15, 2015
art reception Saturday, March 7, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(artwork shown by appointment during the week)
Paula Scher@HMAWe hope you'll join us for a very special talk by Paula Scher on Wednesday, March 11 at 11 A.M. in the Event Center at Beacon Hall.
About PaulaOne of the world’s most acclaimed graphic designers,
Paula Scher began her design career as a record cover art director at Atlantic Records and CBS Records in the 1970's and 1980's. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991. She has designed identity and branding systems for a wide range of clients including the Public Theater, Citibank, the Museum of Modern Art, Microsoft, the Metropolitan Opera, the High Line, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Scher has served on the Design Commission of the City of New York since 2006. She is an established artist exhibiting worldwide, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and other institutions. In 2013 she was honored with the National Design Award for Communication Design. She is the author of “Make It Bigger” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002) and “MAPS” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011).
ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE
This year we teamed up with Hartford Baking Company to offer free coffee + a 15% parade-day discount for everyone wearing green. HP! x HBC will be your downtown Hartford source to warm you and wake you up before before the parade! Snag some soda bread, slip your coffee and shop our selection of emerald apparel and accessories.
Are you an artist under 30 years of age, who has recently graduated from a college or graduate program of art, that's trying to establish a career ?
If so, we're looking for you. Our NEW Emerging Artists Exhibit 2015 will run from September 13 - October 11, 2015.
Guidelines can be found at http://westhartfordart.org/call-for-artists/