Tag Archives: arts

A springtime of Shakespeare

Yale celebrates the Bard campus-wide By David Brensilver After his arrival at Yale University in 2008, David Kastan kept “discovering new things” related to the school’s Shakespeare-related resources. “I think it was partly that I was new to the community that this seemed so astonishing to me,” Kastan said in an e-mail. “Other people knew […]

Daniel Hand, Wilbur Cross high-school students collaborate

Student musicians from Daniel Hand High School in Madison and Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven will share the Woolsey Hall stage on April 12 for a performance of Yale School of Music composer Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, thanks to a partnership between the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Webster Bank called the Webster […]

The Arts Council sounds off on … Online Presentations

TED Talk with Shea Hembrey Reviewed by Cindy Clair I adore TED Talks (www.Ted.com). These online presentations have introduced me to brilliant artists, teachers, and thinkers. When a friend forwarded a link to a TED presentation by Shea Hembrey, I was intrigued by the title, How I Created 100 Artists. Hembrey, whose folksy speech hints […]

Knowing when to fold them

Rotholz creates cardboard furniture at Chairigami By Hank Hoffman Where most of us might see cardboard in prosaic terms — the material equivalent of instructions on how to assemble cheap shelving — Zachary Rotholz sees poetry. “It’s a raw, simple thing,” Rotholz declares. “People played with cardboard boxes when they were kids. It kind of […]

The power of a brushstroke

Katro Storm’s inclusive passion for artBy Hank Hoffman Katro Storm has drawn all his life. But two memories from his youth — one negative and one positive — propelled his desire to be an artist. When he was just starting school in New Haven, Storm, who is African American, was bused to Highland Elementary School […]