In the Gallery

Design editor Lee Steele writes about area artists and designers

“95 Artists” throw a party before closing

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This blog rarely gets to venture into New York City, but here’s something I have to mention. Former Fairfield Weekly writer/photographer Sean Corbett curated the “95 Artists” exhibit at Umbrella Arts in the East Village this summer and it closes next week, but not before they hold a benefit 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. From […] [Read More]
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10 years of Hygienic living

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Coming up quickly is “Greetings,” the 10th aniversary exhibit of the Hygienic Artists in Residence, featuring works by the new and former members of the co-op. I keep mentioning the Hygienic to my friends and mostly get blank stares. The Hygienic Building was built in 1844 as a rooming house for whaling sailors and in […] [Read More]
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Take the 2 or 3 line to Brooklyn

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If you’ve been meaning to visit the Brooklyn Museum, now is a good time go to if you’ve been watching “Work of Art” on Bravo. (If you live in Connecticut, I recommend the subway.) Hey, you’ve committed to this program, for better or for worse, all summer. Cap it all off with a visit to […] [Read More]
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In Greenwich: Latin art, and how to get it

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Latin-American art is making strides in our formerly WASPy stronghold, and we’re better for it. I can’t think of a region that’s connected to more expressive works. So I was happy to get the following art tip from Guido Garaycochea: MAS ALLA DE LAS FRONTERAS, una muy interesante exposicion de obras de Artistas Latinos en […] [Read More]
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Latin American culture finds an outpost in New London

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The Expressiones Cultural Center in New London has a friendly art opening 5 p.m. Friday. Alyce Trebra, Linda Peduzzi and Guido Garaycochea show their recent works created with intimacy, between friends. The exhibition, called “A Trio of Friends,” runs through Thursday, Aug. 19. New London is poised to be the next big art hub in […] [Read More]
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Text your friends! An artist’s statement about our high-tech age at Haviland St. gallery

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The 22 Haviland St. gallery’s Facebook page has a particularly nice image of New Haven artist Ronnie Rysz hanging his work in preparation for “Losing All Touch.” This past Sunday’s Pulse had a nice lead story by Scott Gargan about Rysz and his work. The article describes how the artist linked themes of alienation with […] [Read More]
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Four-location art series is a study in red, white, black and gray

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Chase Davis and Janelle Gordon are promoting something called the Spectrum of Colors Art Exhibit. Each week is a different exhibit keyed to a different color, in a different location. First up, Eileen Walsh is lending her space at the Gallery at Black Rock for the  “Gray Show,” will be focused on written pieces and […] [Read More]
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Strange and wonderful: Bamboo with a Central Park view

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I first noticed the Starn twins three years ago when my parents too me to the Noyes Museum near my hometown. I expected the Noyes to have carved ducks and provincial crafts, and indeed it does, but I was blown away by the scope of these local-boys-done-good. I don’t hear too much about South Jersey […] [Read More]
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