Author Archives: Arts Council of Greater New Haven

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New Milli Vanilli Opera Isn’t What You Think (Thank Goodness)

I was concerned for the future of culture as we know it when I read the following New York Times Arts Beat blog headline: “Girl You Know It’s True! An Opera Inspired by Milli Vanilli is Set for Brooklyn Run.” Milli Vanilli, some of you might unfortunately remember, was a lame pop-music duo whose shameless […]

Goodnight Blue Moon

At Café 9 on Crown Street, I sat down with the members of Goodnight Blue Moon during the peak of their weekend tour of shows in Boston, New York, and New Haven. While still making time for their day jobs, members of the seven piece band are busy promoting their new project, A Girl I’ve […]

Leaving an impression: Dexterity Press’ Jeff Mueller sings the virtues of letterpress printing

“Music and art,” Jeff Mueller says, “have always been synonymous with me.” Since the early 1990s, Mueller has recorded and toured internationally with a succession of groups: the acclaimed post-punk bands Rodan, June of 44, and Shipping News. With his wife Kerri Sancomb, Mueller owns and runs Dexterity Press, a letterpress printing business based in […]

SCSU’s Folio literary magazine

Creativity can sometimes be difficult to express in a school with thousands of students. It’s easy to become just another number in a head count and get lost in all the stress of schoolwork and part-time jobs. It seems as though there is never any time to just sit in front of a blank piece […]

(Public) Space exploration: Laura Clarke of Site Projects champions public art

Laura Clarke, co-founder and executive director of Site Projects, recalls standing on the Whitney Avenue overlook in 2007, her fingers in the chain link fence, watching Slovenian artist Matej Vogrincic work on his untitled installation in the abandoned Farmington Canal below. Responding to the location and informed by his recently acquired knowledge of New Haven […]

Holidays in the City

Many things can boost your holiday spirit, like the sweet taste of hot chocolate on a cold night and the sound of a young Michael Jackson singing, “Give Love on Christmas Day.” The New Haven Green lights up the town and children are on their best behavior hoping to check off everything on their gift […]

Exploring the work experience: New Haven hosts Connecticut at Work

Today, Connecticut Humanities, the state National Endowment for the Humanities affiliate, will host a daylong conference at Wesleyan University in Middletown to kick off its statewide Connecticut at Work initiative. Inspired in part by the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition The Way We Worked, the Connecticut Humanities program has been designed to foster regional dialogues about […]

2014 Greater New Haven Gallery Preview

Can you believe it? 2013 is almost over! Start marking your calendars for early 2014 exhibits at your favorite Greater New Haven galleries.  Visions and Drawings by Tom Edwards at the Kehler Liddell Gallery will illustrate our world in a new perspective. On view will also be Recent Extended Work, by photographer Keith Johnson. Opening: January 12, 2014, […]

Through the Trees Installation at The Lot

With help from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s community engagement funding, a successful Kickstarter campaign and with support from Artspace, Nick Pfaff and Hannah Plotke present Through the Trees, an interactive memorial to the victims of gun violence. This project is an affirmation of life, the healing power of art and an unconventional memorial for those […]