Jun
2
Jul 2

Hank Paper + Matt Garrett

June 1 – July 2, 2017: Kehler Liddell Gallery presents two new exhibitions of photography: Hank Paper’s, “How You Travel Is Your Destination,” and Matt Garrett’s, “Signs of Life Continue,” with an opening reception, as part of Westville’s monthly Second Saturday events, on June 10th, 2017, 3pm-6pm, featuring a pre-party artist talk @ 2:30pm.

Hank Paper's, "How You Travel Is Your Destination"

Hank Paper's, "How You Travel Is Your Destination"

Matt Garrett's, "Signs of Life Continue"

Matt Garrett's, "Signs of Life Continue"


May
21
4:00 pm16:00

Our Mother Earth: Family Film Series

Join us for this environmentally-themed film series presented in conjunction with One Planet. One Home., a group exhibition of works confronting climate change and the environmental crisis. For the second edition of this series, we will screen: Chasing Ice, a documentary about the melting of the ice caps by a famous photographer who was initially skeptical about climate change and then converted.

This series, developed by KLG and the ArtEcon Initiative, is curated by and presented in partnership with Best Video Film and Culture Center, and made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program.

May
21
10:00 am10:00

Let's Play! Stories + Songs for All Ages

Join us for our FREE monthly story-time events led by member artist, Liz Antle-O'Donnell, her husband Ryan, and Westville's very own, Muffy Pendergast! Each event features a story, song and art activity inspired by the artwork on view. Materials and supplies free of charge. All ages are welcome! Light refreshments served.

This month we will read, The Curious Garden by Peter Brown, sing some of our old favorites about gardens and love, continue working on a community earth-themed mobile, and even do a bit of planting for the Spring! Click HERE for details.

This program, created in partnership with the ArtEcon Initiative, is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program.

May
13
3:00 pm15:00

"What Can I Do to Fight Climate Change?": Panel Discussion & Community Conversation

Join us for an informative conversation with area experts focused on the concrete ways in which each of us can make a difference in the fight against climate change. Moderated by Westville's own Semi Semi-Dikoko, this program is one in a series of monthly community conversations, Art in Community 20|20, and will take place during Westville's Annual Artwalk. For more information, click HERE.

May
12
4:00 pm16:00

Opening Reception: One Planet. One Home.

Join us for the opening reception of One Planet. One Home. (May 4th – 28th), a group exhibition featuring both member and non-member works that confront climate change and the growing environmental crisis. Opening reception is on the opening night of Westville's Annual Artwalk. Refreshments will be served.

May
7
3:00 pm15:00

One Planet One Home: Family Film Series @ KLG

Following the art and science workshop with Gar Waterman, stick around for the first edition of this environmentally-themed film series! Best Video Film and Culture Center in Hamden, Connecticut has curated this series of 3 films (TBA). Films will address environmental themes in conjunction with: One Planet. One Home (May 4 – 28, 2017), a group exhibition of work that confronts climate change and the growing environmental crisis. All ages welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

May
7
1:00 pm13:00

BEETLE-mania: Art + Science Workshop

Join Westville artist Gar Waterman for a sneak peak of his forthcoming exhibition: Beauty and the Beetle, opening May 25th @ the Yale Peabody Museum of Natual History.

Waterman will share spectacular images of beetles, as well as beetle specimens from the Peabody collection and his own sculptures. Afterward participants are invited to sculpt a scarab using clay and other materials.

All ages are welcome, though this program is best suited for ages 6 and up. 

This program was developed in partnership with the ArtEcon Initiative and made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program.

 

Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

Let's Play! Stories + Songs @ KLG

Join us for a FREE story-time event for all ages hosted by member artist Liz Antle-O'Donnell, her husband Ryan O'Donnell, and Westville's very own Muffy Pendergast. Story selections are inspired by the artwork on view. Audience participation is always encouraged. Hands-on art activities for all ages follow the story. Materials and supplies are free to participants as well. Light refreshments served.

This month we will read Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara, learn a song about love. and create a community mural.

About Liz: Before becoming a mom to Oliver 18 months ago, Liz was an Early Childhood Educator for nearly a decade. She was most recently a teacher at the Preschool at Neighborhood Music School in New Haven. Liz and her husband Ryan began Let's Play! @ KLG as a fun way for families to gather around art.

About Ryan: Guitar extraordinaire, Ryan leads the musical portion of the morning, (with assistance from son Oliver!)

About Muffy: Deemed “The Empress of the Arts in Westville” (which she loves..), Muffy is a parent, art teacher, community arts organizer, and giant puppet facilitator. She likes to host art happenings at KLG, because she loves to create art with all the kids, while getting to know parents and grandparents, intending to further build community.

This program created in partnership with the ArtEcon Initiative, is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program.

Apr
8
3:00 pm15:00

Opening Reception: Liz Antle-O'Donnell + Alan Shulik

Join us for the opening reception of Liz Antle-O'Donnell's, WALLS, and Alan Shulik's, Enigmatic Canyons. At 5pm a lively Q&A with the artists will be hosted by Semi Semi-Dikoko. Audience participation welcomed. 

This program, created in partnership with the ArtEcon Initiative, is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program.

Mar
29
5:30 pm17:30

Don't Be Afraid of Your Taxes: Crash Course for Artists + Entrepreneurs

Are you an artist, freelancer, entrepreneur, or all of the above? Do you have anxiety every tax season? This workshop is for you! Bill Kalinowski and Linda Colman will lead a crash course in how to take control of your bookkeeping, your taxes, and your business. Bring your questions, your dinner, and a laptop if you have one.

Bill Kalinowski CPA, a partner at Burzenski & Company, specializes in the areas of nonprofit and governmental engagements. He is instrumental in executing accounting and audit functions and serves as a reviewer of financial statements for clients in numerous industries. He serves on the Board of Directors of Artspace Inc of New Haven and as the vice-chairman of the Town of Cheshire’s Youth Service Commission. He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Linda Colman, partner at Dressler Santaus Colman LLC, hasmore than 35 years of experience providing bookkeeping services for many types of small businesses. She specializes in working with nonprofit and community organizations, providing customized statements that include fund accounting capability and budget comparisons. She studied jewelry design at the Tyler School of Art and is now a working sculptor in New Haven, CT.

This program was created by The ArtEcon Initiative with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program.

Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

Captain of a Huckleberry Party

In his eulogy for his friend Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson lamented that “instead of engineering for all America, he was the captain of a huckleberry-party.” In 2017, 200 years after Thoreau’s birth, it sure seems like America right now could use a few more huckleberry parties. So, in Henry’s honor, Dr. Dann is holding a roving huckleberry party. Dr. Dann will walk from NYC to Concord Mass. (235 miles in 13 days), stopping along the way to perform Thoreau’s poems, sing his favorite songs, and "make a joyful noise that would make Henry smile." Dr. Dann states that as he walks, he will carry Thoreau’s maxim –

“In the long run, we find what we expect; we shall be fortunate then, if we expect great things” 

and hope to inspire a new generation of Americans to take up Thoreau’s practice of enlivened observation of Nature and enlightened citizenship. For more information, visit www.drdann.com

Mar
19
10:00 am10:00

Let's Play! Stories + Songs @ KLG

Join us every for a story time event for all ages hosted by member artist Liz Antle-O'Donnell. This month, we will read and sing, Abiyoyo, by Pete Seeger, a magical story inspired by a South African folktale. We will also welcome Muffy Pendergast who will lead a hands-on art activity for all ages. Light refreshments served.

This program, created in partnership with the ArtEcon Initiative, was made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants program.

Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

Artist Demo: Frank Bruckmann, Still Life

Join painter Frank Bruckmann for an artist demo and learn how the paintings from Studio Still Lifes evolved. Frank is an engaging painter and presenter, and this is a great opportunity to learn about the life and practice of an artist. Light refreshments will be served.

This program, created in partnership with the ArtEcon Initiative, was made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program.

Mar
11
3:00 pm15:00

Opening Reception + Discussions with the Artists

Join us for the opening reception for Frank Bruckmann's, Studio Still Lifes, and Edith Borax-Morrison's, Monoliths and Magic. Come see these two exciting exhibitions, meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and conversation for Westville's Second Saturday events.

At 5pm, Semi Semi-Dikoko will host a discussion with the artists. Semi will lead the audience on a journey through each artist's work and process, concluding with a Q&A.

About Our Host: Semi Semi-Dikoko is a Conceptual Artist and Principal at SSD International, (a Consulting & Systems Architecture practice). He considers Westville New Haven Connecticut his home. Having lived on four continents, he focuses his professional practice and artistic expression on being of service, benefiting and healing his community, the poor and disenfranchised, (here and abroad). Through his activism, consulting and social entrepreneurship, he strives towards a sustainable economic, social and environmental outlook for the most vulnerable. 

This program, created in partnership with the ArtEcon Initiative, was made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program.