Category December 2012

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Inspiration in Edinburgh

Finding passion at Fringe Festival By C. F. Ballou This past August I had the fortunate opportunity to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, to bear witness to the largest arts festival on earth. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival sprawls itself along the Scottish city’s Royal Mile, a stretch of historical road that connects Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh […]

Working Crowd and Space

In the Community By OluShola A. Cole What do a yogi, a local urban beautification enthusiast, and a theater company have in common? Crowdfunding – the use of a crowdsourcing platform, like or, to raise funds for a project or campaign. These three different entities came together over one uniting premise. They raised […]

The Arts Council Sounds Off on… Caro: Close Up

By Amanda May The Yale Center for British Art – specifically, a photograph that showcased Louis Kahn’s beautiful, spare architecture – was featured on the cover of The Arts Paper last month. As it turns out, that architecture issue was well-timed, drawing my attention to the YCBA just in time for a press preview for […]

Behind the Scenes with Pantochino Productions

Photography by Amanda May

2012 Arts Awards Winners

Portraits by Harold Shapiro 2012 C. Newton Schenck III Award for Lifetime Achievement in and Contribution to the Arts In Carol Ross, New Haven’s creative community has a spirited and loyal champion whose remarkable vision has produced meaningful impact. A longtime high-school Latin teacher, she has instilled her students with a compassionate understanding of history […]

Shari Caldwell: Reaching for the Open Sky

Shari Caldwell lives, learns, and teaches dance By Hank Hoffman For Shari Caldwell, dance is more than an art form she practices and teaches. It is the way she experiences the world. “I’m so immersed in dancing that it is the way I do things,” Caldwell says. “I go to the bus stop like I’m […]

Behind the Scenes with New Haven Ballet

Photographs by Amanda May