My paintings are my personal vision of the water. Sometimes it's wild and rolling...other
times, it's gentle and still...but it's always beautiful and full of surprises. I never set out to
be a painter of seascapes...but the waves are always there.
I have lived and boated on Long Island Sound for most of my adult life. I wake up each
morning to a view of Branford Harbor and I enjoy interpreting my love of the water into my
My childhood was spent in Kansas and Illinois…the waves created in the water and in the
vast fields of corn and wheat are very similar…both are beautiful and inspiring.
I have a background in painting and political activism, yet my current work is a form of silent protest. Collage is my creative refuge. My mixed feelings about the world fuel a need to make mixed media work. I attempt to describe the indescribable: Duality, mystery and magic. My collages often evoke archetypes, hidden references and mythology.
Hilary Opperman has a B.A. in Fine Art. She enjoys making encaustic art related to mysticism and social justice. Hilary is interested in the healing capacity of art and using creativity as a means of conflict resistance. Hilary works at a local art nonprofit called Site Projects and has taught art to children in a few educational centers & museums.
Accidental beauty inspires me.
My process is about exploring interactions between unintentional and the intentional.
My work is immediate and intuitive.
The parts I can't control keep me chasing/ searching/ moving.
I am always looking for fresh moments to explore.
Ryan was born and raised in Washington state. He received his BFA from the University of Oregon. He works at The Whitney Workshop at The Eli Whitney Museum as the Design/ Production Technician. In his free time he makes tiny paintings.
Chef Teresa draws on her wanderlust as inspiration for creating elegant yet vibrant dishes. She believes that eating should be a complete experience from the complexity or simplicity of flavors, to beautiful presentation and thoughtful ambiance.
Trained at the International Culinary Center (formerly known as, The French Culinary Institute) in NYC as well as ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine in Parma, Italy—Chef Teresa enjoys pairing her classical training with a vast array of ingredients and techniques she’s picked up while traveling around the world. She will be showcasing her work at Bregamos Community Theatre at Erector Square.
For CWOS '17 Aude Jomini's "Ceiling Meadow", shown at NoPop in 2016, will be reinstalled at Erector Square, to form the site for a collaborative & site-specific project with artist Chen Reichert. The month-long residency will allow the artists to re-imagine and portray New Haven and its inhabitants as an inverted landscape in the studio' ceiling.
Chen Reichert is a New Haven-based artist. She holds a BFA in Art History from Pratt Institute. She explores the colors & quirks of her subjects through live drawing, painting, and handmade dolls.
Tom Reilly works from observation with oil paint . His subject is mundane and everyday street scenes or household objects. He plays with loose, sometimes thick paint sacrificing details for overall light, space and weight. Starting from a frenzy of sludge and impulsive marks he attempts to form an image that hits hard and has guts.
Tom Reilly is from Norwalk, CT. He attended SUNY Purchase & received a BFA in painting in 1999. He then worked as a carpenter for the next ten years, building & remodeling homes in Fairfield County. While the housing crisis loomed in 2008, Tom went back to school where he received an MFA from WestConn. He now works at the Yale Art Gallery.
"Thou Shalt Worship False Idols"
A sensory exhibition of mixed media works .........
An Examination of our current culture and connection with image and ID.........
Who are we?
Who were we?
Who do we hope to be?
I believe that Art exists as a filter for ideas and thoughts.
As a trained artist, I find inspiration in the everyday and the ordinary, often seeing actions and intent as the foundation for thought.
I collect, create and curate, with an eye to the interactive, seeing is not always believing……..
I make stoneware, porcelain & earthenware pottery reflecting & inspired by classic forms the history of
Ceramics has presented to me, such as; Ancient Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Etruscan, Native American, & Early American pottery. I seek clarity from distinct proportions of pottery form, from these many influences.
Stephen Rodriguez ; Potter/pottery instructor/ Gas kiln builder lives & works in New Haven,CT for the past
27 years. Attended college at Rio Hondo CC in Whittier, CA & Alfred
University in Alfred ,NY. Awarded a
Fellowship in 2004 from the CT Comission on the Arts for his in ceramics. Has constructed / repaired
Over 30 kilns in the Northeast area
Having a studio at Erector Square has afforded me the opportunity of building on my skills developed and still developing in pottery classes at Creative Arts Workshop.
I am forever grateful to my friend Judy who first suggested we take a pottery class so many years ago.
A wide variety of natural and synthetic materials are joined together in a primitivistic manner, expressing personal feelings associated with myth and ritual, loss and rebirth. The often brutal form and meaning of most of my work are in contrast to the highly colored, brash and ironically humorous style of a smaller body of work.
I am a self taught artist from childhood and turned to sculpture under the mentorship of Ann Lehman at the CAW in the 60’s. My work has been shown widely, collecting many awards. I was a professor at the Yale Child Study Center and conducted a private practice in Child and Adult Psychiatry for 40 years creating many of the toys in my playroom!
My work can also be seen at:
http://silvermineart.org (go to guild, online gallery)