Sunday, February 18th 1-4pm:
Dr. Robert Bourgeois will speak about the ecological aspect of spirituality, as well as current political concerns relating to humanity’s relationship to the environment.
Katro Storm will be presenting his progression in 21 Paintings in 21 Days that he has been working on during gallery hours at ECOCA.
Makers Day - Recycled Tote Bags
Sunday, February 4th 2-4pm:
Faustin Adeniran, Susan McCaslin, Alexis Musinski and Roxanne Faber Savage will guide you in sewing your own tote bags made from a variety of recycled materials provided by us! Make a gift for someone or keep it for yourself! All are welcome
- $10 donation
TODAY—DON'T MISS IT!
All are welcome, you don't not need to be an artist to participate in at this event.
This is not a directed class, we will only provide the models.
You don't have to be an artist and it's open to all ages!
Please bring your own paper and drawing materials.
The Friends of John Slade Ely House of Contemporary Art—stewards of John Slade Ely House’s revival—invite you to join us for art, merriment, and thanks in the Elizabethan mansion Grace Ely left to New Haven’s arts community over 55 years ago.
The party directly follows the opening reception of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club Annual Members Juried Exhibition from 1–3 pm.
Musical Performance by the Resistance Choir
The New Haven Resistance Choir is a group of volunteer singers who gather to learn songs of resistance and hope and then perform them in and around New Haven, CT
Celebratory libation in honor of Grace’s Trust concocted by
A special thanks for our neighbors and friends for their generous support
- Mickey’s Restaurant
- Wave Gallery
- Romeo & Joe's
- Katahdin Furniture
Public Reception: Sunday, December 3, 1 – 3 pm
In 1961, the The New Haven Paint & Clay Club found a home for its exhibitions at The John Slade Ely House, where it now sponsors its exhibitions yearly.
In 1900, a group of Connecticut artists met and formed the NHPCC, now one of New England’s oldest, and still active, arts organizations. New Haven was chosen primarily because of the Yale School of the Fine Arts, where many of the artists had studied. Many of the important American artists of the 1900s were represented in the Club’s early exhibits.
Arthur Guagliumi, Nevsky Prospect. (NHPCC's Permanent Collection)
Nasty Women New Haven (NWNH) invites all New England film makers, experienced or novice, to participate in the Nasty Women Film Event. The power of art to illuminate issues and build community has been demonstrated throughout the ages, most recently through the Nasty Women Art Installation, and we plan to do it again! Through our next event NWNH aims to unite and give voice to all members of society, and to raise awareness of issues affecting women, immigrants, and, those who have been marginalized under the current administration. This film exhibition will provide a forum for communication about these critical challenges through the medium of moving image. Filmmaking is a critical agent of social change, and the NWNH Film Event offers an opportunity for artists of all ages to share their voice, art, and, stories in an open and inclusive forum.
All submission donations benefit:
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services
Make the Road CT
1–2 pm | COLOR THEORY EXPLORED
Join A.I.R. painter, Shilo Ratner for a talk about color theory followed by a hands-on workshop. Shilo will introduce participants to the color wheel and discuss color interaction and lead everyone through an exciting collage project. No fee to participate. Materials provided.
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1–4 pm | WE GRAB OUR OWN
A participatory drop-in workshop with artist Alexandra Rutsch Brock as part of A.I.R. collective Nasty Women CT Film Fest. Come and decorate a ceramic vagina sculpture to add to our collaborative wall installation. Alexandra, who originally exhibited a version of this project last year for the Nasty Women Exhibition, has generously agreed to make 200 small ceramic (and already fired) vagina sculptures for you to paint, embellish and bedazzle.
Details: $20 donation to Planned Parenthood gets you two (2) sculptures to decorate so you can keep one and add one to the community installation. We hope to sell these artworks at our closing reception on November 17 and donate proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
2–3 pm | CONVERSATION: ART AND ACTIVISM
A presentation by Planned Parenthood in conjunction with Nasty Women CT We Grab Our Own participatory workshop.
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Cat Balco, Jeanne Criscola, and Karen Ostrom
Sunday, October 8 at 2pm
Cat Balco is an artist writer and who has shown her paintings, murals, and collaborative projects widely; recent venues include Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT) Artspace (New Haven, CT); The Painting Center (New York City), and the University Gallery (Sacramento, CA). She has served as a visiting artist at institutions including the Maine College of Art, Swarthmore College, Pratt Institute at the Munson Williams Proctor School of Art, and Yale University.
Jeanne Criscola has built her reputation by integrating her experiences as a designer, artist, and educator collaborating with individuals and international organizations on arts and culture issues and social justice initiatives. Her artworks, which have been exhibited internationally, take the form of the book, drawing, photography, moving image, installation, generative art, and performance. Jeanne’s most high-profile publications and exhibitions are the many award-winning projects she has created for the Soros Foundations, one of which is in the Franklin Furnace collection of MOMA.
Karen Ostrom is a Canadian artist working in photography, installation, video and most recently, animation. Her work with linear and non-linear narratives has been developing for many years under the umbrella project Holiday in Hope, a fictional fishing village where the characters, all played by Ostrom, are defined by their labour or profession. Initially meant to be metaphors for the human psyche, the characters, over time, began to take on a life of their own initiating project content and direction.
by Ilona Somogyi the Co-Founder of Ball and Socket Arts
The mission of Ball & Socket Arts, Inc. is to create a collaborative arts center in the former Ball and Socket Manufacturing Company factory in Cheshire, CT. The center will partner the visual and performing arts, community arts programming, artist studio space, arts education, and design workshops to create a synergetic arts hub that serves Cheshire and the south-central region of Connecticut. Ball & Socket Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
Ellen Hackl Fagan, Cynthia Beth Rubin and Suzan Shutan
Ellen Hackl Fagan is on a quest to hear the sound of cobalt blue. Working with saturated colors when painting sensitized her to color’s communicative nature. Building connections between color and sound through abstract paintings, photography and interactive digital technologies, she seeks to create a synaesthetic language that pairs color to sound. She is developing The Reverse Color Organ and the ColorSoundGrammar Game, two interactive projects that enable viewers to explore the aural potential of color. Her process walks the balance between randomness and intention, like jazz music, revealing limitless possibilities for improvisation. Fagan exhibits her artwork throughout the greater New York metropolitan area and maintains her studio and curatorial practice in Bushwick. Ellen Hackl Fagan is the owner of ODETTA, a new artist run gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC.
Cynthia Beth Rubin (b. 1950, Rochester NY) is a new media artist based in New Haven, CT USA, with a studio practice extending from New York City to Narragansett, RI. Rubin is a gradate of Antioch College, in Ohio (BA), and Maryland Institute, College of Art (MFA).
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Suzan Shutan received a BFA from Cal Arts, Valencia, CA, and a MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross, NJ. Her work has been shown throughout the United States, South America and Europe.
ECOCA will be participating in the Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District Presents Fall Free For All – A Taste of the Arts. Joan Fitzsimmons will be running a Photogram/Cyanotype Workshop inspired by the gelatin silver print photograms and paper sun prints used in Karen Ostrom's piece, Periodically.
For more info on Fall Free for All: http://newhavenarts.org/fallfreeforall/
Broad Stripes and Bright Stars
Curators Dave Coon and Aicha woods
Thursday, June 29, 6-8pm
Though always open to all, on this day the exhibit extends an especially friendly welcome to young visitors, offering an interactive scavenger hunt to lead eager explorers through the gallery, prompting questions to deepen young viewers’ engagement with the artwork, and design-your-own-flag coloring pages. Plus, we’ll feature all-ages special events!
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Our events are made possible in part through the generous support of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven and Wells Fargo.
Artist, activist, and entrepreneur Jay Critchley will open a conversation on social practice as art.
Ely Center of Contemporary Art and Artspace present
A Live Drawing Event & Fundraiser
Artspace will kickoff their 30th Anniversary Alumni Reunion weekend and celebration with a Monster Drawing Rally at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art.
June 23, 2017
7 – 9:30 pm