By infusing functional objects with a dose of happiness, I hope to bring a little more joy to the user’s daily life. I get ideas for my work through personal experiences and patterns seen in nature; transforming them into happy blobs and colorful dashes and dots. I keep my illustrations simple and immediate to provide a sense of connection.
Avé Rivera is interested using playful, colorful imagery on her pots as a means to share happiness with others. Born in Connecticut, she received her BS in Ceramics from SCSU and a post baccalaureate in ceramics from UMass Dartmouth. She has exhibited across New England and has recently been featured by Amaco in the April issue of Ceramics Monthly.
I create paintings and prints, exploring themes of fragility, fleeting beauty, and destruction as means not to an end, but change. Through textures and malleable oil paint applications, I use natural landscapes and surreal landscapes to describe moments. Moments are fleeting, and it behooves us not to hold on, but to seek anew.
I am a painter, graphic designer and musician. I live in Milford, Connecticut and play guitar in post-rock band “Wess Meets West”. Cats are great.
Vasilisa explores the roots of feminine power, focusing on the intersection of spirit and the natural world. She depicts the strength and fragility of nature through her images of powerful women, goddesses, good and evil woodland spirits, and the places they inhabit.
Vasilisa Romanenko is a Connecticut-based illustrator, designer, and fine artist. She creates figurative paintings inspired by nature, mythology, fashion, and folk art. Vasilisa earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
"when I create art"
the joy it gives me makes me realize how much God enjoys creating his creations.
Dariush Rose, born 1962 in Tehran, Iran, started drawing (oil techniques) at the age of 16 and experienced sculpture, pottery and Volumetric Arts, in the preceding years. He is mainly self taught, however, has also passed a sculpture training course at Tehran University’s Art School in 1994. In 1990s he experienced metal art works as well and expo
The ability to fly, in simplest words, is absolutely magical. A majority of what I paint is owls and in each painting I try to capture a little of that magic. Sure owls and birds have a more significant meaning to myself but the fluidity when they fly or even attack prey influences much of my art. This “magic” that birds hold has left me trying to
Matthew Ross is an artist from Meriden, CT currently working and living out of Meriden, CT.
Dreams help us process our emotions. The exercise of recounting memories of our dreams helps us take the emotion out of an experience, so that the emotion ceases to be active. This is important to reducing anxiety and stress. I will be setting up a booth to draw your stress dreams in exchange for a small fee- like Lucy's Psychiatry booth in Peanuts
A.Russ was born in the Southwest and raised in the Midwest, thus has an affinity for hot weather and no fashion sense. Most of her waking hours are spent either in her basement office in the museum or her basement studio in her apartment. She now calls New Haven home, where she lives with her husband, two cats, and mentally disturbed rescue dog.
I am interested in the transformational experience that painting renders inevitable. By creating transcendental universes in which one can lose their sense of the ordinary and trust in the other-worldly, neuropathways are formed. The mind and heart can therefore awaken to their true purpose, releasing old patterns and forming the path to beauty.
Jackie Ryan was born and raised in New Haven County, but travels often to expand her view of reality. Her studies range from classical figure drawing to the abstract expressionist movement and her journey in natural healing through yoga, meditation, dance, and spiritual seeking has largely influenced the work you see today.
Annie Sailer is a dancer, choreographer, painter, installation artist, and director of ANNIE SAILER DANCE COMPANY. Annie's work is generated by physicality, process, imagery, and spatial relationships. The abstract forms she creates often suggest emotional and psychological states of mind reflecting the aesthetics and sensibilities of the present.
Annie Sailer is a dancer, choreographer, painter, installation artist, and director of New York/New Haven-based ANNIE SAILER DANCE COMPANY. In 2016 she opened ANNIE SAILER studio space at Erector Square where she teaches modern/contemporary dance classes, rehearses, paints, and constructs installations. anniesailerdancecompany.com
My work addresses the human condition and the nature of experience. The style of my work is a contemporary take on the surrealist approach infused in scientific and philosophical elements. Displaying a disciplined technique and great attention to detail, the stylistic quality and execution of my paintings is illustrative, hard-edged and calculated.
Steve Sangapore is a contemporary surrealist painter based in Boston, MA and is a 2013 art and design graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Sangapore’s paintings are currently exhibiting nationally and have been published in art magazines and journals such as Art Business News, the Creative Quarterly, Artscope, and more.
Lipgloss Crisis is a artist born and raised in the New Haven Area. Since childhood she has been armed with a crayon and glitter and always used art to express the crazy notions that go through her head.
Lipgloss Crisis (Sara Scranton) is a artist/bartender in the Elm City. Her current project is the second installment of “The Patron Saints of New Haven”- a set of 40 prayer cards. Each card features a Saint and Prayer. Each saint is somebody Lipgloss Crisis knows….that represents and celebrates New Haven’s charms & causes to her.
Meghan's work takes on an experimental nature where chance guides her pieces instead of planning out the process. Retelling the energy of experiences from various travels gives a subject matter to Meghan’s work. She takes this process and adapts it to prints, painting, and textiles.
Meghan Shah is an art teacher by day and printmaker/textile artist by night. She graduated in 2013 from SCSU with a degree is printmaking and since then has focused her practice around monotypes, painting, and textiles. Her work has been exhibited both locally and internationally in addition to traveling to India last year for an artist residency.