3D Ocean Farming: Growing Kelp in Long Island Sound and Beyond
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

3D Ocean Farming: Growing Kelp in Long Island Sound and Beyond

June 5th, 7-8 pm

Guest speakers from GreenWave

3D ocean farming is a polyculture vertical farming system that grows a mix of seaweeds and shellfish that require zero inputs - no fertilizers, freshwater, antibiotics, or pesticides - making it the most sustainable form of food production on the planet while sequestering both carbon and nitrogen, and rebuilding reef ecosystems. Since our farms sit below the surface and leverage the entire water column, they produce high yields with a small footprint. Our crops are used as food, fertilizer, animal feed and more.

GreenWave is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 to replicate our 3D Ocean Farming model. We’re dedicated to climate resilience and equity, and work in two areas: farm replication and market innovation.

Jill Pegnataro | Farm Manager and Hatchery Technician
Jill attended The Sound School in New Haven, CT and focused on ecology of Long Island Sound and ocean engineering. She graduated from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI with a B.S. degree in Biology. After graduation she worked with endangered sea turtles in Texas and Costa Rica. Her skills gained from marine research and conservation is now being used to manage and oversee the daily operations of the farm.

Michelle Stephens | Programs Assistant & Hatchery Manager
Michelle is a graduate of the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Marine Biology. While attending the university, she focused her studies on aquaculture by researching both oyster rearing and giant clam spawning. After graduating, she worked as fish technician and researcher for an inland finfish nursery/grow-out facility. Her past experiences with aquaculture and passion for sustainability are now being used to manage the kelp hatchery.

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Community Cut N' Swap & Seed Share
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Community Cut N' Swap & Seed Share

June 6, 5-8 pm

Spring is here, and it's gardening season! Looking for a place to swap some cuttings or seeds with fellow members of the New Haven community? Come to our Community Cut N' Swap & Seed Share! We want to generate an environment in which community members can come forward and exchange plant cuttings or saved seeds with one another, in the ecological spirit of Sea & Soil // Water Access.

If you are interested in participating, or are looking to drop off or donate cuttings/seeds, please contact Maxim Schmidt at mschmidt@elycenter.org!

Image: detail from Farm Worker Series by Marion Belanger

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The Tea House of Many Stories
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

The Tea House of Many Stories

From April 25 to June 9, The Tea House of Many Stories will inform Ian Leung and allow him to share his observations and findings from all the guests he has served at the Tea House in an attempt to understand what constitutes an art experience, and to share the inspiring human stories that have left a mark in one’s life.

^for the sessions held on May 19 and Jun 6, we’d like to invite stories or recollection of the memories of/about/with water

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Cyanotypes & Seaweed Workshop
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Cyanotypes & Seaweed Workshop

with Aly Maderson Quinlog
Sunday, June 9 from 1-3pm
$5 suggested donation
RAIN DATE: June 16th

The history of using cyanotypes for scientific study is a often overlooked piece of art history. The first book ever printed with photography was the 19th century botanist Anna Atkin’s study of British Algaes. In this workshop, folks will get to make cyanotypes with seaweed, and as a group we will create a unique collaborative mural made with our bodies, hand knitted nets, seaweed, and lace.

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Feast of the Future
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Feast of the Future

TICKETS AT: https://www.artidea.org/event/2019/3658?fbclid=IwAR0EnP2QB9aGOCr4zfDX7DtERq--NbUNUBqaeL4qSzEmQOckhea9j6jm7Ks

Nadine Nelson of Global Local Gourmet will cook a meal filled with dishes inspired by foods of the future that will be environmentally sustainable in our ever-changing globe like seaweed, insects, wild meat and weeds. What will food look like despite rising sea levels, a warming ocean affected by acidification and deoxygenation of our waters? Come taste Oysters with a Ramp and Wild Strawberry Mignotte, Venison Stuffed Grape Leaves, Octopus Empanadas with Aji Mayo, Foraged Weeds with Nori Salad dressing, Spring Soup with Seaweed Brittle, Cricket Flour Tea Cakes, Mango and Coconut Agar Agar, Jamaican Irish Moss Milkshake, Seaweed Beer, and other unique food offerings for a rambling meal full of surprises and experiential delight throughout the museum. Nadine Nelson is usually behind the scenes in food, producing interactive cooking events, teaching cooking classes, recipe testing, food styling or writing about cuisine for national publications. She has cooked at James Beard House, has studied at the Ritz Escoffier in Paris, and is excited to create this meal of the future celebrating the earth’s elements.

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The Tea House of Many Stories
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

The Tea House of Many Stories

From April 25 to June 9, The Tea House of Many Stories will inform Ian Leung and allow him to share his observations and findings from all the guests he has served at the Tea House in an attempt to understand what constitutes an art experience, and to share the inspiring human stories that have left a mark in one’s life.

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The Tea House of Many Stories
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

The Tea House of Many Stories

From April 25 to June 9, The Tea House of Many Stories will inform Ian Leung and allow him to share his observations and findings from all the guests he has served at the Tea House in an attempt to understand what constitutes an art experience, and to share the inspiring human stories that have left a mark in one’s life.

^for the sessions held on May 19 and Jun 6, we’d like to invite stories or recollection of the memories of/about/with water

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The Tea House of Many Stories
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

The Tea House of Many Stories

From April 25 to June 9, The Tea House of Many Stories will inform Ian Leung and allow him to share his observations and findings from all the guests he has served at the Tea House in an attempt to understand what constitutes an art experience, and to share the inspiring human stories that have left a mark in one’s life.

*for the sessions held on May 12, we’d like to invite stories and recipes around seaweed

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being in your body, A Performance by Annie Sailer Dance Company
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

being in your body, A Performance by Annie Sailer Dance Company

being in your body, a performance by Annie Sailer Dance Company. A movement improvisation generated by physical presence, socio-spatial relationships, and our deeper selves; informed by the Ely Center of Contemporary Art space, and art work in the Our Bodies Ourselves exhibition.

Free and open to the public!

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Closing Reception: Our Bodies Ourselves
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Closing Reception: Our Bodies Ourselves

This year, the Ely Center of Contemporary Art takes inspiration from Our Bodies Ourselves, the pivotal book first published in 1970. All culture producers and all genders — artists, writers, thinkers, makers — will participate in this exhibition with work that addresses issues of consent, gender, equity, health, spirituality and identity. More info and to submit your work: www.elycenter.org/call-our-bodies-ourselves/

Annie Sailer Dance Company will be performing during this event, 6-7 pm. More info here.

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What Do I Need to Know?
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

What Do I Need to Know?

Join Dr. Nash and Dr. Nayak, founders of Feminology, as they explore the hidden costs of "hormonal" contraceptives on the biochemical, nutritional and mental/emotional levels. They will also discuss the many natural ways of balancing hormones and why a healthy menstrual cycle is essential to a woman's overall health.

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Artist Walk & Talk
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Walk & Talk

Meet some of the participating artists and exhibition organizers for an informal walk through of the 9 galleries of multimedia artwork in Our Bodies Ourselves. We will discuss the artwork on display and the ideas behind the exhibition.

Pictured: Joan Fitzsimmons and her installation

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Period. End of Sentence.
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Period. End of Sentence.

Please join us for a special viewing of Period. End of Sentence. and presentation by executive producer Sophie Ascheim, a Yale University First Year and co-founder of The Pad Project, a nonprofit that raises money for machines that help make pads. The machines are then donated to women in impoverished areas since many women in global, rural communities stop going to school when they first get their period.

From the award-winning director Rayka Zehtabchi and a hardworking group of students, parents, and teachers from a small high school in Los Angeles, California comes Period. End of Sentence. a film that follows girls and women in Hapur, India and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village.

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Being In Your Body: Movement Workshop
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Being In Your Body: Movement Workshop

For further information, please go to: anniesailer.com, annniesailerdancecompany.com, and Annie Sailer on Instagram. anniesailer@gmail.com

To see recent improvisational work performed by ANNIE SAILER DANCE COMPANY, go to Youtube anniesailer 1, and view videos titled: “documenting sadness”, “forever and a day”, “bluebells cockleshells”, and “ fairytale improvisation”.

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Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Walk & Talk

Joan Fitzsimmons installation

Joan Fitzsimmons installation

Meet some of the participating artists and exhibition organizers for an informal walk through of the 9 galleries of multimedia artwork in Our Bodies Ourselves. We will discuss the artwork on display and the ideas behind the exhibition.

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A Celebration of Resilience & Resistance
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

A Celebration of Resilience & Resistance

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With Art from the Soul

We invite all artists, activists, and culture producers to come together in celebration of self expression and individuality. This night will highlight resilience and resistance among today's local artists. With performances by Soap, local jazz funk band, Rachel Schmidt, local singer and human rights activist, and local actress, writer, and director Kelley Knight. With poems by feminist activist Mariana Palaez, published author and slam poet Lip Manegio, and featured DJ, artist, and creator Zoe Jensen. Doors open at 6:00 pm — all are welcome to come enjoy the current exhibition, Our Bodies Ourselves. The show begins at 6:45 pm.

Organized by Briana Williams

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Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Kitchen Wellness Wednesdays

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Aging & Beauty

Explore radical self care through the kitchen as the heart and refuge in the home! Kitchen Wellness Wednesdays are all about participatory self care, spirituality, and nurturing through experiential relationships with food.

Play with food, eat, drink healing tea, make potions, engage with hand yoga, reiki, affirmations, meditations, tapping, acupressure, aromatherapy, kitchen table talk, fellowship and other self care strategies to nourish our bodies, ourselves.

Free!

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Artist Walk & Talk
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Walk & Talk

Joan Fitzsimmons installation

Joan Fitzsimmons installation

Meet some of the participating artists and exhibition organizers for an informal walk through the 9 galleries of multimedia artwork in Our Bodies Ourselves. We will discuss the artwork on display and the ideas behind the exhibition.

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Derek Piotr: Avia, Artist Talk & Live Performance
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Derek Piotr: Avia, Artist Talk & Live Performance

Derek Piotr presents a live performance showcasing his forthcoming work Avia, a sonic meditation on loss and permanence. Avia was inspired by the loss of the artist's grandmother, and diffuses chamber instruments (violin, organ, harp, piano, viol da gamba, etc) with recordings of the artists grandmother to fragile, poignant effect.

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Make a Mini Zine!
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Make a Mini Zine!

In this casual skill share we will discuss the history of zines, self publishing, and book arts. Participants will learn to make, design, and publish their own mini zine (also called a one-pager). We will use simple materials to collage, draw, and write our own publications. Participants will also have fun creating their own press names and logos. ALL AGES and EXPERIENCES WELCOME!

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Special Reception & Auction ft. Artwork by Adam Malec
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Special Reception & Auction ft. Artwork by Adam Malec

Please join us for a special reception featuring multimedia artist Adam Malec, who will discuss his intricate tape collage artwork. An auction of Adam's artwork will also be held, benefiting the Ely Center of Contemporary Art.

This event is free and open to the public. Plus free street parking on Sundays!

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Lunarfest 2019: Year of the Pig at Ely Center of Contemporary Art
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Lunarfest 2019: Year of the Pig at Ely Center of Contemporary Art

A special event with the Yale-China Association, Lunarfest is a celebration of the Lunar New Year and Chinese culture. The Ely Center of Contemporary Art will be open for this special event - explore our latest exhibit, Ear to the ground and a special pop-up exhibit by Yale-China Arts Fellow Nicole Pun from Hong Kong.

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