With his generous support of New Haven’s cultural institutions and an earnest personal interest in the remarkable work they present, William Curran has helped New Haven’s most iconic arts organizations further their missions of bringing compelling arts experiences to the community. Advertisements

In circumstances that offer more sadness than hope, the extraordinary staff and volunteers of the Connecticut Hospice Arts Program work tirelessly to help patients and their families through physically and emotionally painful times, providing means of expression that celebrate life, create new memories, and bring beauty to those at the end of life’s journey. Join […]

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its second annual FREE Open Arts Day on Sunday, January 5, 1-3pm. All community members are invited to attend.   For Open Arts Day, the Art Center’s studios and classrooms will be open with instructor artists demonstrating their crafts and offering hands-on art projects.  Visitors are invited to try out an art form (or two! or three!) they want to learn more about, including, Pottery, Blacksmithing, Sewing, Drawing, […]

Dwight Pedersen has a degree in art education from Southern CT State University. He received his formal and practical training at the Cooperstown Conservation Laboratory in Copperstown, N.Y. and at the Munson Gallery in New Haven. He opened Pedersen Frames in Hamden, CT. in 1975 and his current practice at Erector Square in New Haven in […]

Beginning on Jan. 12, the Essex Winter Series will present five concerts of works spanning numerous time periods and styles. Dedicated to co-founder Fenton Brown, who died in September, the 2014 program will showcase music from the baroque to the contemporary performed by ascendant and well-established artists. Pianist and series co-founder Mihae Lee, who appears […]

Dedicated to creativity and collaboration, Joy Wulke’s sculpture and steadfast advocacy of public art has fostered over three decades of inspiration. Her vision, as manifest in Projects for a New Millennium, has encouraged us to think more broadly about the natural environment and our place therein. Join the Arts Council and the Greater New Haven […]

In late October, the Hamden-based GuitartownCT Productions was poised to present its 40th concert. What follows is an interview (conducted via e-mail) with the series’ founder, Chris Wuerth. Q: How did GuitartownCT Productions come to be? A: I decided in early 2008 to try and present my bluegrass hero, Tony Rice, in concert. I had […]

I have a soft spot for deeply-researched novels about places I have never been and subjects I have had little opportunity to consider, and Anthony Marra’s impressive first novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (recently long-listed for the National Book Award), handily fits that bill. Without a hint of didacticism or soapboxing, Marra’s novel displays […]

Over the course of 15 years as Managing Director, Elizabeth Fisher has steered the International Festival of Arts & Ideas with a steady hand, capably managing the daily operations and juggling the logistical challenges of presenting hundreds of performances in just two weeks. She has been instrumental in establishing the Festival as a dynamic and […]

As a teenage drummer, I practiced long hours in my parents’ basement, by myself and with the guys in my rock band, without ever hearing from the neighbors that Black Sabbath was ruining their otherwise peaceful lives. After college and graduate school, when I was auditioning for various orchestras, I practiced wherever I could, including […]