My inspirations come from classical art, comic books, and science fiction. I try to create works that are uplifting without being maudlin. This year, my focus has been to create a science fiction experience that portrays science and scientists in a positive light.
Tom is an illustrator who focuses on works in pen and ink, with some watercolor.
I make pots that are meant to be used on a daily basis. I enjoy creating quiet, clean forms that are comfortable and inviting to the touch. The glazes used are simple and designed to complement the form.
Wyatt Baum studied ceramics as an undergraduate at Indiana University. He then apprenticed with Maishe Dickman at George Street Studio in New Haven. He lives with his wife and two children and 4 cats in Westville.
I am a ceramic artist that builds worlds and tell stories. I mainly use the pottery wheel to shape components for my work, taking thrown objects and cutting them into sections, then reassembling them into functional wares or sculptural monuments. I inhabit my works with mini-pots to give viewers a sense of scale and exploration.
Miguel G. Benitez is a ceramic sculptor dedicated to the excellence of teaching and creating visual art. He currently owns and operates a home based ceramic art studio in Hamden and teaches art part-time at ESUMS Middle School. Over the summers he designs sets and props for the Audubon Arts summer theater program.
My art explores lines. They parallel and each other. They build up patterns organically as they accumulate. The patterns compete and complement. They thicken and fragment and disintegrate and spew. I view this process as unveiling other-worldly structures and spaces.
Robert Bienstock is a Connecticut artist. He creates abstract ink drawings based on parallel lines. He uses both pen and brush, often on monotype or painted backgrounds. A Kehler Liddell Gallery member, he has shown his work at venues throughout Connecticut and New York.
My prints explore all the shades of grey between deep black and brilliant white. I make prints to capture images and feelings that affect me—views that are a part of my life. The solitary scenes of urban and suburban life around me and the people I care about are the subjects of my work.
I’m never sure if I’m a librarian that makes prints or a printmaker that works with books. I’ve been making prints for almost 30 years and have been a librarian for over 20 — I grew up in Detroit, Michigan but have been living and working in Connecticut since 2005. I have a BFA and an MFA in printmaking and work primarily in woodcut.
My new body of work is very sensual. Working with paint is extremely sensuous: the smell of it, the rituals involved in selecting colors and mixing them, the experience of watching my own movements as my arms and hands move across the canvas. Through my work, I imprint my artistic essence.
Born in 1960 in Mexico City, Mexico, and works in Weston, CT.
Education and Training: Figure Drawing Workshop, General Training, San Miguel Allende, Mexico 1992
Figure Drawing and Painting, Color Theory, Abstraction, Boca Raton Museum, 1992-1996
Boca Raton, FL
I enjoy playing with images and scraps of things- rubberstamping, die cutting, paper punches and working with the greeting card format, paper dolls and pinwheels. I use paper to collage and quilt; to make calendars, necklaces and bookmarks and magnets. I collect quotes and incorporate them in my work- or is it play?
I have played with paper all my life. As a creative arts therapist I have encouraged others to play and explore using the arts.
I have taken part in Creative Arts Workshop Celebration of Crafts, previous CWOS and sell my work in various venues featuring local crafts and art. I have taught others to play at CAW and Ecoworks.
Since 2008, I've been working with antique photographic processes exploring the elasticity of time, plasticity of memory, and the consistent rhythm of nature.
I use hand-built pinhole cameras loaded with photopaper left in place for months, up to a full year. The long exposure images depict the static landscape and paths of the sun across the sky.
Colin Burke lives and works in Westville, Connecticut. He works with analog and alternative photographic processes exploring time and systems of transformation. Burke began his long exposure photography work in 2008.
My name is Leigh Busby, I have been a resident of New Haven, CT for five years now, I moved here from Hackensack no where I grew up. I started painting four years ago on my iPad and been painting acrylics for only two years now and recently within the year began my photography. I have been published for my iPad art several times around the world .
Eskarlin is an aspiring artist. As a hobby she enjoys shooting film and digital photography. Her goal is to capture moments that represent a meaningful yet mundane everyday life.
Eskarlin is a Dominican woman with an interest in photography. Eskarlin took film Photography courses at Gateway Community College, she graduated June 2011. Quickly, she realized that she wanted to pursue a career in Graphic Design at Southern Connecticut State University, where she graduated May 2015. Eskarlin reminisces developing her own photos.