Saturday, January 14, 2017

Inauguration Nation: Artists Respond

KEHLER LIDDELL GALLERY
JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 12

At this unprecedented time in our nation's history, Kehler Liddell Gallery has created an open forum for local artists to respond to the political and social climate. In Inauguration Nation, on view at the gallery through February 12, more than 30 artists boldly address current issues in a variety of viewpoints and mediums including visual, literary and performance art.

Friday, January 20, 11AM-4PM 
INAUGURATION DAY OPEN HOUSE
Join friends and community artists to explore issues, discover new art, and enjoy the fellowship of others on Inauguration Day. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, January 21, 3-6PM
OPENING RECEPTION
The Opening Reception for Inauguration Nation includes two excerpts from the live performance piece "Society Fuct" by Gordon Skinner, Attallah Sheppard, and Teens Davis at 5PM (Parental Discretion Advised).

Saturday, January 21, 6:30-8PM
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY
Continue the conversation at the official after party at Gordon Skinner's Art Cafe, Erector Square 315 Peck St., Building #4. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served.

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit website, www.kehlerliddell.com, call 203.389.9555, or follow the Facebook page.

IMAGE: PiƱata (November 8th, 2016), sculpture by Julie Fraenkel.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Walk New Haven Guides Available.

Walk New Haven Cultural Heritage tour guides are now available online at this location. At $10, this is very reasonable, and also look quite like a collectors item. From their website:

"This Walk New Haven: Cultural Heritage Tours guide is part of a series created by the Ethnic Heritage Center (EHC). Although some of the buildings described are no longer standing, their stories remain. This self-guided walking/biking/driving tour tells the pre-1970 stories of the experiences, contributions and hardships faced in New Haven by five of the cultural and ethnic groups that have enriched our community. A major goal of the EHC is to stimulate an interest among the many additional cultural groups in New Haven to form historical societies to preserve and share their histories. This book is part of that process. A responsive project website (www.walknewhaven.org) includes additional sites important to our cultural groups."

The downtown guide says that it's presently being prepared, but Lower Dixwell and Wooster Square are available.

Walk New Haven is presented by the Ethnic Heritage Center on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University. They also offer a walking tour around the green. There's a number for that.

Monday, January 2, 2017

End Homelessness NHV 2017

Ra says people need to support the arts more.
There are many misinterpretations involving the homeless in downtown New Haven, a lot of misperceptions and perhaps a disconnection between the reality of the situation and the solution to the problem: that problem is, and continues to be, homelessness.

In order to properly address the issue, the plan in 2017 with @nhvorg is to address the issue and come up with creative ways of solving a perpetual problem that is worthy of attention.



One reputed organization's most recent statistics indicate:

  • In January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in the United States.
  • Of that number, 206,286 were people in families, and
  • 358,422 were individuals.
  • About 15 percent of the homeless population - 83,170 - are considered "chronically homeless” individuals.
  • About 2 percent - 13,105 - are considered "chronically homeless” people in families.
  • About 8 percent of homeless people- 47,725 - are veterans.

A video posted by #NHV: New Haven, Connecticut (@nhvorg) on

Do you have any suggestions on how the issue should be addressed? Is there any better solution beyond jobs and housing? Let's discuss ways of increasing jobs and housing in the area.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holy Westville! It’s A Holiday Happening! @ Kehler Liddell Gallery

Join the artists at Kehler Liddell Gallery for a special Holiday Happening on Saturday, December 10 from 4-7:30PM. It’s a great night to be in Westville: holiday shopping, the tree lighting, and this Gallery gathering that includes live music, live painting, and a chance to see — and shop — the current DECK THE WALLS holiday group show featuring 18 local artists. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Meet and mingle with all of Kehler Liddell’s artists, and don’t miss the opportunity to discover Frank Bruckmann’s process. Westville artist and founding KLG member, Bruckmann will set-up his easel and create a masterpiece before your very eyes!

At 6:30PM, after the tree lighting, come on back to the Gallery to enjoy live music as KLG member artist Gar Waterman jams with Eric Epstein and Eric Rey.

Meanwhile, take the edge off your holiday shopping as you explore the Gallery’s holiday show of photography, painting, pen and ink, mixed media, prints, and sculpture. You’ll find creative works of varying sizes in price ranges to suit all budgets!

Need some time to choose the perfect gift? Good news! DECK THE WALLS has been extended through December 24, with THE RED SHARPIE SALE, December 22-24. For this exclusive 3-day sale event artists will offer discounts for those last minute holiday shoppers.

For a preview of the holiday show, visit www.kehlerliddell.com where you can look up and learn more about each artist and his or her work.

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit website, www.kehlerliddell.com, call 203.389.9555, or follow the Facebook page.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Haven from Shane McLellan

New Haven from Shane McLellan on Vimeo.

Check out this amazing highlight reel from filmmaker Shane McLellan featuring the music of Ceschi, a member of the Local Scene. It's about 3 minutes long, and shows some amazing views of New Haven. It's been seen over 70k times on Facebook.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Deck the Walls, A Holiday Art Show and Sale at Kehler Liddell Gallery



Want to take the edge off your holiday shopping list? Then check out DECK THE WALLS, Kehler Liddell Gallery’s annual holiday group show and sale featuring an eclectic mix of local art, like photography, painting, pen and ink, mixed media, prints, and sculpture by 18 local artists. You'll find creative works of varying sizes in price ranges to suit all budgets. The show runs from Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, December 18.

Come out and celebrate the season at the festive Holiday Reception on December 10 from 4-7pm as part of Westville's Second Saturday. Meet and mingle with all of Kehler Liddell's featured artists:

Liz Antle-O’Donnell (Hamden), Robert Bienstock (New Haven), Amy Browning (South Norwalk), Frank Bruckmann (New Haven), Penrhyn (Penny) Cook (Bridgeport), Rod Cook (Bridgeport), Thomas Edwards (Killingworth), Julie Fraenkel (Branford), Matthew Garrett (Hamden), Joan Jacobson-Zamore (Milford), Keith Johnson (Hamden), Sven Martson (New Haven), Roy Money (New Haven), Edith Borax Morrison (Branford), Hank Paper (Hamden), Mark K. Saint Mary (New Haven), Alan Shulik (Guilford), Gar Waterman (New Haven), and Marjorie Wolfe (Cheshire).

For a preview of the holiday show, visit www.kehlerliddell.com where you can look up and learn more about each artist and his or her work.

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit website, www.kehlerliddell.com, call 203.389.9555, or follow the Facebook page.

IMAGE: Texture Study #2211, Mark St. Mary