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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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We Grab Our Own-Workshop / Art and Activism Talks with PP
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

We Grab Our Own-Workshop / Art and Activism Talks with PP

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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MANIAC: Artist Talks
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

MANIAC: Artist Talks

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. 
http://catbalco.com/home.html

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. 
www.criscoladesign.com

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.  
https://www.karenostrom.net/

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MANIAC: Artist Talks
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

MANIAC: Artist Talks

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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.
http://www.ehfaganstudio.com/index.html

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). 
Ocean Life
Watch a clip here: https://vimeo.com/234063047
http://www.cbrubin.net/

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.
http://www.suzanshutan.com/

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