“Stars and Bars,” by Paul Berger, All Rights Reserved.

“Stars and Bars,” by Paul Berger, All Rights Reserved.

2      0      2      0 … What do you see?

NEW HAVEN, April 25th – May 26th, 2019: Kehler Liddell Gallery presents: 2 0 2 0, this year’s juried show, featuring works by 47 artists. A panel discussion, “Dialogue in a Time of Discord,” will be held Sunday, April 28th @ 3pm, with reception to follow until 6pm.

2 0 2 0 – What do these numbers call to mind? Impeccable eyesight? Fully knowledgeable hindsight? A prophetic projection of foresight? Or perhaps a particular year in the near future that looms large in the mind's eye? Artists enable us to frame history with clarity and perception, to dream and conceptualize, to visualize futures, preparing us for what may come, or helping us manifest worlds we look to create. This year’s juried exhibition features forty-seven artists – living both locally and nationally, and working in a wide variety of media – who offer their own unique perspective for our consideration.

Participating Artists:  Ana Henriques, Anne Doris-Eisner, Barbara Phoenix, Beef Young, Brit J. Oie, Cathy Vanaria, Dan Gries, Daniel Eugene, David Kuehler, Diane Chandler, Douglas Deveny, Elizabeth Helling, Eric March, Hank Paper, Hilary Opperman, Holly Whiting, Howard Margules, Janet Warner, Jeanne Ciravolo, Jessica Zamachaj, Joan Jacobson-Zamore, Julie Fraenkel, Kate Henderson, Kim Weston, Lisa Toto, Marjorie Wolfe, Mark Battista, Mark St. Mary, Marsha Borden, Marta Machabeli, Martha Savage, Michael Quirk, Molly Gambardella, Nathan Flis, Paul Berger, Penrhyn E. Cook, Phyllis Crowley, Ricardo Dominguez, Robert Bienstock, R.F Wilton, Roy Money, Steven Wade, Tom Edwards, Werner Sun, William Canosa, Yaron Rosner, Zoe Matthiessen

Concurrent Programs + Events, sponsored by ArtEcon Initiative:

Saturday, April 27th @ 10am: Let’s Play! Stories, songs + art, monthly free story hour for all ages.

Sunday, April 28th @ 3pm: Panel Discussion, “Dialogue in a Time of Discord,” moderated by Leah Andelsmith of the Arts Paper. Leah writes: “Anchored by the artwork on view, the conversation will focus on how we can bridge divergent perspectives and what we can all gain by trying on another’s eyes. What are our challenges, what are our points of connection, and how can we sight our path to the future?” Panelists include: Salwa Abdussabur (Youth Program Developer, Artist, Activist, Lover, Fighter), Nathan Flis (Participating Artist and Head of Exhibitions and Publications/Assistant Curator of Seventeenth Century Paintings for the Yale Center for British Art) and Laurie Sweet (Art Historian, Activist, Doula and Founder of New Haven Resistance Choir).

Thursday, May 9th, 6:30-8:30pm: Community Conversations: Looking through the intersection of mental, spiritual and social justice lenses, our ability to see clearly and deeply on issues related to our health and liberation are central. Enroue Halfkenny, LCSW, of Healing and Liberation Counseling, and his wife Tagan Engel, producer of radio show/podcast "The Table Underground: Stories of food, radical love and creative social justice,” engage in discussion. Questions and conversation to follow.

Saturday, May 11th, 12-4pmArtWalk Artist Demonstrations by Ana Henriques, Mixed media: watercolor, embroidery & paper cutting (12pm), and Kate Henderson,  Pastels (2pm), two participating artists in this year’s juried show. 

Saturday, May 11th, 5pmLiterary Happy Hour, a curated reading and performance series by Hanifa Nayo Washington. Literary Happy Hour creates a radically inclusive performance space and creative community that gives rise to healing, liberation, deepening of self and genuine community building. Open mic to follow 3 featured artists. 

Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) is a cooperative gallery in the heart of New Haven’s Westville village representing 25 of the area’s most notable emerging and established artists. Established in 2003, KLG is one of New Haven’s longest running retail galleries to date. All of the artists are juried into membership. Monthly exhibitions are highlighted by free community arts programming presented by ArtEcon Initiative. Gallery hours: Thursday–Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10am-4pm. The gallery is free and open to the public. More information: www.KehlerLiddellGallery.com.

ArtEcon Initiative is a neighborhood-based non-profit and an outgrowth of ArLoW (Art Lofts West), New Haven’s only affordable artist housing. The primary mission of ArtEcon is to produce and support free, or low cost, arts and community programs for all ages in the Westville West-Rock neighborhood. 2019 programming is made possible with support from the Pincus Family Foundation and Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.More information: www.ArtEconInitiative.org.