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! William Kalinowski and Linda Coleman 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.

William S. 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.

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.

Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

Let's Play! Stories + Songs @ KLG

Join us every third Sunday for a FREE story-time event for all ages. A hands-on art activity will be included. Light refreshments served. 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
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.