A Celebration of Resilience & Resistance, With Art from the Soul
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

A Celebration of Resilience & Resistance, 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.

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

Being In Your Body: Movement Workshop

Annie Sailer lives in New Haven. She is an artist, dancer, choreographer, and director of Annie Sailer Dance Company. Annie paints and builds found-object installations out of her Erector Square Studio, teaches modern dance classes at Your Community Yoga Center, and rehearses with ASDC in NYC and New Haven. Her structured improvisations have been performed during City-Wide Open Studios, Alternative Space Weekend in 2015, 2016, and 2017. For further information, please go to: anniesailer.com, anniesailerdancecompany.com, and Annie Sailer on Instagram. anniesailer@gmail.com

To see recent improvisational work performed by Annie Sailer Dance Company, go to youtube.com/user/anniesailer1.


Annie Sailer Dance Company
/ Upcoming Performances:

Open Performance Series / Movement Research, NYC
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7 pm

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Special Presentation & Viewing of Period. End of Sentence.
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Special Presentation & Viewing of Period. End of Sentence.

Please join us for a special viewing of Period. End of Sentence. and presentation by executive producer Sophie Acheim, 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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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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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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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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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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#Unload: Doctors on the Frontline
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

#Unload: Doctors on the Frontline

Join us for a doctor panel featuring Dr. Brendan Campbell, Medical Director, Pediatric Trauma, Associate Professor of Surgery, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, Dr. David Shapiro, Chief of Surgery Critical Care, Vice Chairman Surgery Service Line, Interim Chief Quality Office, Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, and Dr. Kimberly Davis, Professor of Surgery (Trauma), Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care, Surgery, Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery, Trauma Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital. They will discuss their experiences treating gunshot victims and community based interventions that decrease the consequences of gun violence. Also covered will be the Hartford gun buyback program.

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Words Matter, a Workshop with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Words Matter, a Workshop with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is hosting a printmaking workshop at the Ely Center on November 4 from 1-3 PM. Use vintage letter type fonts to print your own protest posters on paper, tote bags, or t-shirts!

Supplies will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public.

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#Unload: Pick Up the Pieces Opening Reception
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

#Unload: Pick Up the Pieces Opening Reception

Join the Ely Center of Contemporary Art for the opening reception of our latest show, #UNLOAD: Pick Up the Pieces, on Thursday, October 11, 5-8 PM.

#UNLOAD: Pick Up the Pieces is an unjuried, inclusive, community-driven exhibition that explores issues surrounding gun control laws and the impact of guns on society. The exhibition and events aim to raise questions regarding violence, safety, gender, equality, and the influence of media on violence and mental health stigmas.

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Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Albers Color Workshop

Albers Color Workshop
20.00

SOLD OUT!!!!!!!

ALBERS COLOR WORKSHOP
Wednesday, August 15
6 – 7:30 pm
$20 per person
Limited enrollment- 30 max
Light refreshments

Fritz Horstman is Artist Residency and Education Coordinator at the Albers Foundation. He has developed and presented workshops and lectures for institutions such as the Bauhaus Dessau, Dia:Beacon, The Drawing Center, Princeton University, Bennington College, Yale University, Exploratorium San Francisco, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris, and the Lebanese American University in Beirut, as well as numerous elementary, middle and high schools and community centers. He has shown his own art in recent exhibitions in France, Russia, Japan, Norway, California, Massachusetts and Brooklyn.

Working directly from Albers’s teaching notes from the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and Yale University, we approach color with open eyes, working through exercises such as “make three colors become four” and “four color worlds.” Because of the abstract and subjective nature of color, this workshop is useful to all artists — those focused on color and those focused elsewhere.

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Basics of Origami Corrugations
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Basics of Origami Corrugations

Led by artist Benjamin Parker

This two-hour workshop will focus on the construction of origami corrugations, interesting mountainous paper forms that capture shadows in an impressive manner and have several applications outside of the paper arts.

No origami background needed, just an appreciation for paper and its many forms of manipulation.

Learn more about Ben's unique paper corrugation art by visiting his website.

$20/person
Limited to 20 people
No materials needed—all materials supplied

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Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

ECOCA A.I.R.

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Summer Edition

Sunday, June 3 – Sunday, July 26, 2018

A new edition of the ECOCA artist-in-residence workspace program where artists and collectives each occupy a room in the John Slade Ely House Galleries, a 1905 English Elizabethan style house, to produce work that includes film, painting, illustration, video and social practice.

The International Arts & Ideas Festival is planning a public tour on Saturday, June 23 @ 3 pm, of the Ely Center's Artists-in-Residence and a Closing Reception on July 26 from 5 – 7 pm. Other special programming will be announced throughout the month—studio visits for the residents and workshops, panels, conversations, screenings, and other public events driven by the artists-in-residence.

ECOCA A.I.R. editions reinforce our mission to reaffirm Grace Ely’s testamentary wishes for an art center where artists, arts organizations and the public assemble, exchange, learn, and engage through exhibitions, performances, and emerging contemporary practice. 

Join the ECOCA mailing list to receive updates about Thursday Night programming.

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Artist Talk: Circling Lev
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Circling Lev

Steve DiGiovanni will be giving an artist talk and slide presentation on May 23 from 6-7 pm. 

Steve is a professional artist and instructor who lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. He has exhibited throughout the region and is included in numerous private collections as well as the New Britain Museum of American Art. He has completed portraits for the Yale University department of political science, the Yale school of medicine and other private and professional clients. His work and exhibitions have been reviewed in many publications including the New York Times and Art New England. 

He received his MFA at The Maryland Institute College of Art, 1987 and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Norwalk Community College. He is also the Instructor and Department Head for Painting and Drawing at the Creative Arts Workshop.

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Artist Talk - Circling Lev
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk - Circling Lev

Paul Clabby and Turner Brooks will be having a conversation about Levni Sinanoglu and his work, to coincide with the current show "Circling Lev" May 17th from 5-8pm.
Come see the show, works by these two artists and others in the show. 

Check out work by Turner Brooks here:
https://www.turnerbrooksarchitect.com/

For more information about "Circling Lev" visit our website:
https://www.elycenter.org/circling-lev/

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The Great Give & ECoCA
May
1
to May 2

The Great Give & ECoCA

Feel at home with the arts!
Help us preserve the past and create the future.

For 55+ years, artists and their audiences have come together within the Elizabethan John Slade Ely House Galleries. Our Great Give goal this year is $10,000. Please donate during this 36-hour event that ends May 2 at midnight. We are grateful for any and all amounts!

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Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Opening : Silence Breakers

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DJ Dana will be rocking the party

DJ Dana will be rocking the party

An unjuried open call exhibition

Opening International Women's Day

The Ely Center of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Nasty Women Connecticut present the group exhibition, Silence Breakers. We invite artists working across disciplines, to create artwork that addresses issues of abuse, consent, and identity as well as themes of domesticity and home. The show will look at the often-blurred line between security and insecurity in the home, providing room to explore ideas around gender, equity, sexuality, individuality and domestic life.

Throughout the month of March, the Ely Center will host a series of programs related to this year’s theme, including a panel discussion moderated by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, performances, film screenings, nights, workshops, and artists talks.

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Dr. Robert Bourgeois Talk and Katro Storm Paintings
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Dr. Robert Bourgeois Talk and Katro Storm Paintings

Sunday, February 18th 1-4pm:

1–1:45 pm
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.

1–4 pm
Katro Storm will be presenting his progression in 21 Paintings in 21 Days that he has been working on during gallery hours at ECOCA.

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