Category July/August 2012

‘Art as the image of God’

Exhibit of William Congdon’s work explores ‘nature of faith’ By Steve Scarpa Images ©The William G. Congdon Foundation, Milan, except where otherwise noted, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus Museum What is the nature of faith? What is man’s relationship to God? How can human beings learn to make sense of terrible tragedy? How can […]

Art in treatment

Student paintings aid addiction recovery By Lucile Bruce It’s installation day at the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit. Hammer in hand, T. Wiley Carr and his student Glenn Paskiewicz quietly, skillfully navigate the clinic corridors. They center paintings on walls, tap in picture hooks, hang, level, and step back to look. SATU’s newly painted hallways, once […]

Celebrating Debussy

Chestnut Hill Concerts series explores chamber music by composer and his contemporaries By David A. Brensilver The 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth is as good an occasion as any to program a selection of the composer’s works, though, as Ronald Thomas recently pointed out, “any excuse is a good reason to celebrate the guy.” […]

The Arts Council Sounds Off On…The Devil in the White City

By David A. Brensilver Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (2004, Vintage Books) had been on my stack of books “to read” for some time – years, to be sure – for no other reason than other titles seemed to require more immediate […]

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New Haven Jazz Festival to span five days

Celebration to feature acclaimed artists, student performers, and public art By David A. Brensilver An expanded New Haven Jazz Festival this summer will offer jazz aficionados the chance to attend performances in half a dozen local venues and at a culminating concert on the New Haven Green. Over the course of five days, acclaimed and […]

Multiple exposure

Photographer Keith Johnson sees more than double By Hank Hoffman Images courtesy of Keith Johnson Traveling with a friend by truck from New Haven to Texas in 1982, photographer Keith Johnson stopped at a rest area to gas up. Johnson’s attention was snagged by a display of tires. He photographed the tires looking east and […]