FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 January 8, 2018


Contact:  Debbie Hesse
Telephone:  203-804-9561
Email:  dhesse@elycenter.org, info@elycenter.org
Website:  www.elycenter.org
Address:  51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT
Winter hours:  Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 1–4 pm 

Opening Reception Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 2–4 pm
Ely Center of Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven
Free and open to the public
Parking is free on Sundays

New Haven, CT.  Ely Center of Contemporary Art presents Winter Showcase 2018, a medley of solo and thematic group shows by regional artists working across disciplines. There will be a public reception on Sunday, January 21 from 2–4 pm. The artwork will be on view from January 18 thru February 22, 2018.  Artist talks and a panel discussion will take place on Sunday, February 18 from 1–4pm. Additional public programming will take place throughout the duration of the shows. Please see our website for most updated details.

Renowned New Haven artist and ECA alumni Katro Storm will present 21 Paintings in 21 Days, an evolving painting installation that will allow viewers to experience his unique painting style in process.  Storm will be working with ACES Aspire middle school students to create a mural that will correspond to his paintings.

New York-based film artist Lili Chin will project a nighttime window 2-channel video in celebration of Lunarfest on February 17. Her commissioned video project is a partnership between Ely Center and Yale-China Association. Chin draws on ancient rituals, memory and nature to carve out new connections from fading traditions. Additionally, she will show some of her related works on paper in the gallery.   

An Anthropogenic World ll, featuring works by Meg Bloom, Robert Datum, Susan McCaslin and Joseph Saccio, will explore human interaction with the environment. This show, originally created by Art Space Management students at Albertus Magnus College, has been expanded and reconfigured for this exhibition. The show, curated by recent Albertus College Arts Management graduate, Emily Whalen, was inspired by her paintings of the Dakota Access Pipeline and its impact on pollution.

 Social Patterns features work by Faustin Adeniran, Matthew Best, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Hong Hong and Roxanne Faber Savage. This satellite show explores the relationship between materials, pattern and culture is a counterpart to Social Patterns on view at Perspectives Gallery at Whitney Center in Hamden, a program of ECOCA. 

Additional information can be seen at www.elycenter.org.  Large res images available upon request.

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The mission of Ely Center of Contemporary Art is to reaffirm Grace Ely’s testamentary wishes for an art center where arts organizations and the public could assemble, exchange, learn, and engage through exhibitions, performances, and emerging contemporary practice.