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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kehler Liddell Gallery September Exhibits Extended



People are talking about this month’s Kehler Liddell Gallery exhibits, so we've extended the show through Sunday, October 9. Come by to see Robert Bienstock’s A DIVERSITY OF LINES, and Gar Waterman’s METAL SCULPTURE at Kehler Liddell Gallery, 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 our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203-389-9555.



IMAGES: Guests at the September opening reception enjoy works by Robert Bienstock and Gar Waterman. Photos by Hank Paper.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bun Lai on Vice Munchies


Vice Munchies made this pretty awesome 15 minute video about Bun Lai of Miya's Sushi. Give it a watch! It's very educational and entertaining. And delicious.

Revelations of a Secret Self in New Kehler Liddell Gallery Shows

Kehler Liddell Gallery's upcoming shows call to mind the quote by French film director Jean-Luc Godard who said “art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” Will you see yourself in DONNE IN MASCHERE, a stunning exhibit by photographer Rod Cook? Or in WHO WE WERE WHEN, an intriguing series of new figurative work by Julie Fraenkel? Come find out! Both solo shows run from October 13 - November 13, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 15, 4-7pm.

Cook has long been fascinated by the literal and metaphorical meaning of masks. In DONNE IN MASCHERE, he features handmade Venetian-style masks in concert with his love of the female form. The result is a collection that captures two incongruous states: unadorned exposure and camouflaged secrets. 

Cook worked in photography in New York for the first 25 years of his career. His other jobs have included managing editor of a magazine, helicopter pilot, and partner in a design firm. In 1996, he left commercial photography to devote his energies to fine art work exclusively. His photographic mediums have included platinum/palladium printing as well as silver gelatin and digital carbon pigment. In recent years he has combined encaustic methods as well as Venetian mask making with his photographs and prints. Rod has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits, and his work is in many private and public collections notably Graham Nash Collection, University of Chicago and the Cherye R. and James F. Pierce Collection. You can see examples of his work at www.penrodphotographs.com

In WHO WE WERE WHEN Fraenkel presents an allegorical look at the phases of life as if stages of mythic dreams. Employing the push and pull she experiences in her painting and drawing—shifting between which marks to leave and which to bury—she has created a series of figures bound in time, forming a non-linear chronology of who we may be at particular moments.

Fraenkel attended Syracuse University as a Fine Arts major, and received a Bachelor of Arts and certification in Art Education from Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont. She was a graphic designer and illustrator for many years, working for newspapers, ad agencies, book publishers and museums. Julie has a studio at Erector Square in New Haven, where she works in sculpture, drawing, painting, mixed media and encaustics. Fraenkel won the Joshua Point Studio Prize for collage and New Haven Paint and Clay Club Prize. She exhibits widely in the region, and her work is in many private collections. You can view her work at www.juliefraenkel.com.

Founded in 2003, Kehler Liddell Gallery has grown to represent some of Connecticut's highest achieving mid-career and emerging artists in a full range of media, from painting, printmaking and works on paper, to photography and sculpture. The Gallery is dedicated to representing critical perspectives that challenge and illuminate our culture and enrich our aesthetic experience, and is committed to establishing New Haven as an important center of arts and culture. Its programs revel in the excitement of cross discipline collaborations—including projects with musicians, theatre troupes, filmmakers, authors, dancers, creative entrepreneurs, and events like the Westville ArtWalk.

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 our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203-389-9555.

IMAGES: Metropolis by Rod Cook, carbon pigment print, 21 x 33 inches, 2016. Dialogue by Julie Fraenkel, mixed media, 24" X 48" (detail shown). Photo by Jackie Heitchue August 2016.