Category October 2012

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The cultural importance of ‘Amateur Hour’

Author Jack Hitt explores the motivation of pursuit By Steve Scarpa The word amateur has many connotations – foolish, unskilled, and unpaid are often the first things that come to mind. For writer and New Haven resident Jack Hitt, the original and most positive definition is the one that most fascinates him and is one […]

Making it happen

MakeHaven: a gathering place and workshop for makers, creators, tinkerers and dreamers By Amanda May About four months ago, New Haven got its own version of a Silicon Valley garage. The creativity incubator that is MakeHaven, at 266 State St., is the local incarnation of a worldwide movement of makers, tinkerers, and hackers. From Make […]

Acting local

A Broken Umbrella troupe celebrates place By Courtney McCarroll Ian Alderman, a cofounder and core ensemble member of New Haven’s A Broken Umbrella Theatre troupe, is the physical embodiment of classic New England weathered wit and charm. With a thick, red beard and eyes that squint in the late summer sun, during the day, Ian […]

The Arts Council sounds off on… Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72

By David A. Brensilver “So much for Objective Journalism. Don’t bother to look for it here – not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase […]

Artists Next Door: Sculpture as Storytelling

By Hank Hoffman If there is such a thing as love at first sight, might there also be love at first touch? Susan Clinard took a sculpture class in college and can still recall, according to the bio on her website, “the immediate sensory connection she made” with the clay. But it wasn’t just sculpture […]

CWOS celebrates ‘Crystal Anniversary’

Festival offers nod to ’98’s inaugural City-Wide Open Studios By David A. Brensilver Over the course of the past decade and a half, City-Wide Open Studios has become one of New Haven’s more important visual-arts programs. Fittingly, this year’s festival celebrates, by way of its “Crystal Anniversary” theme, the very reasons the event was started […]