Category May 2012

An Artist Appreciated

Retrospective exhibit explores 50 years of Audette’s work By David Brensilver Images courtesy of Louis Audette For the past two years, New Haven resident Louis Audette has worked to amass a digital database of his wife’s paintings – a half century of work, much of which is on view this month at the John Slade […]

Teaching and Learning about Art

By Lucile Bruce “Let’s everyone take a moment to look at this piece, side to side, top to bottom.” It’s February, and I’m sitting on the floor of the Yale University Art Gallery with my daughter, Margo, and other third-grade students from her class at New Haven’s Worthington Hooker School. Vanessa Lamers, our gallery teacher, […]

The Art of Direction

Actor Mark Zeisler leads Elm Shakespeare production of American Buffalo By David A. Brensilver New York-based actor Mark Zeisler, who’s worked in film, television, and theater, directs the Elm Shakespeare Company production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, which can be seen at the Kehler Liddell Gallery from May 10-13 and May 17-20. The Arts Paper […]

Theater Renovations

By Christian Shaboo It’s no secret that when times of economic struggle hit, discretionary spending dwindles. Yet, history has shown that during these times theater often flourishes. How might this be possible in today’s economic climate? The Long Wharf Theatre, which recently announced a major, multi-million-dollar renovation project that will increase the space inside the […]

Elm City Music hits the charts

Locally-based label goes national By Hank Hoffman Michael Caplan is pumped. Sitting in the control room of Horizon Recording Studio with studio owner — and Elm City Music record label partner — Vic Steffens the day after the release of their label’s first record, Adrenaline Mob’s Omertà, Caplan tracks its sales progress on his iPhone. […]

On “the take”

Recording engineer Vic Steffens listens for the emotion in the music By Hank Hoffman Where recording engineer Vic Steffens’ Elm City Music record label partner Michael Caplan can say, “See you later,” if he’s not taken with a band or their songs, Steffens doesn’t have that luxury. If they’re running through their material in his […]

Theatre 4 premieres Brant’s Salvage

By Lisa Mikulski Sitting in the seat of a darkened theater, I rarely give thought to anything other than the performance I’m about to see. There is no acknowledgement in my mind about the process behind the presentation of a theatrical performance. I do not consider the hours of rehearsals, the staging, the writing of […]