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Begin your Sunday exploring CWOS Westville Weekend with us! 

We are thrilled to host this special City-Wide Open Studios edition of our monthly story-time event. What better way to start your adventure then singing and dancing with a local musician? See you there!

About ThabiSA Rich: ThabiSA is an accomplished young artist from South Africa, who blends African soul, jazz, and original music to create sounds that are inviting, encouraging, and inspirational all at the same time.  Having produced two albums in South Africa, Thabisa recently moved to the US where she now continues her work as a recording artist.  Her love for singing and entertaining started at an early age, and it has grown into a deep passion for connecting with people on an emotional and spiritual level and opening their hearts with her moving and encouraging songs.  Thabisa has always had a soft spot for children and she finds great pleasure in motivating students to follow their dreams and to not let their circumstances define them.  Be sure to keep a look out for Thabisa, her name means to make other happy and so here she is following her name.

Read about her latest performance at CT Folk Festival, HERE.

About Let's Play! Stories + Songs @ KLG

Join us for our FREE monthly story-time events held on the third Sunday of every month! The event is 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.

About Liz: Before becoming a mom to Oliver in 2015, Liz was an Early Childhood Educator for nearly a decade. A New Haven native, Liz taught at several area schools including: Calvin Hill Daycare & the Preschool at Neighborhood Music School. 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, of course, 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 is presented in partnership with The ArtEcon Initiative.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Vanishing, by Penrhyn and Rod Cook.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Vanishing, by Penrhyn and Rod Cook.

Presented in conjunction with the group exhibition – Artist as Curator: Talk to Me.

Presented in conjunction with the group exhibition – Artist as Curator: Talk to Me.

This month we will read: The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown, an uplifting tale of a young boy who plants a garden in the abandoned railways, turning the smoggy sky blue. We'll sing some of our old favorites about gardening and love, and continue working on a group earth-themed mobile project. We'll even do some planting for the Spring! 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.