I will be exhibiting a variety of works from multiple collections, including works from my last exhibition, "WALLS," that focused on gated communities, and a sneak peak of my next exhibit scheduled for March 2019 at KLG.
A New Haven native, I have been an active member of the local arts scene as a teacher, administrator, and artist for over a decade. Though primarily self-taught, I studied printmaking and studio arts at New York University (BA, English), Paier College of Art, & Rhode Island School of Design. My work has found homes in private collections worldwide.
Sarah J. Bratchell
James “JC” Capuras
The West River Arts Building consists of 13 studio spaces forming a community of engaging artists of different styles, backgrounds, and practices. The roster includes sculptors, mechanical engineers, product designers, handmade jewelers, painters, photographers and more.
Sarah is a Visual Art teacher and cultural liaison in Hamden Public Schools. In 2012 she started Bella Bella Rev, an eco-friendly small business that was launched to clients who are eco-conscious consumers while seeking original designs with a social impact.
Starting with Valentines in grade school I have been playing with paper and making cards for many years. Over the years I have incorporated rubber stamping, die cutting and embossing. Cards led to bookmarks and magnets, calendars and pinwheels and pop-up cards. Collecting paper led to necklaces and pins. Who knows where further play will lead?
I have been making cards and playing with paper since childhood. Along the way I discovered rubber stamping, die cutting and collage. Cards led to collecting quotes,to paper dolls, to necklaces and bookmarks and magnets and eventually pinwheels and pop-ups and calendars. I have shown my work at CAW, CWOS and several local stores,
exploring the elasticity of time, plasticity of memory, and the consistent rhythm of nature through historic photographic processes
Born in Jersey City, N.J. on the first day of summer, Colin Burke is an artist living and working in Westville,
CT. Since 2008, he has worked with antique photographic processes: large format cyanotype photograms and
months-long (up to a year) exposures made with hand-built pinhole cameras.
PenRod is a combination of the first names of photographers, Penrhyn and Rod Cook. Our environmental portraits highlight the majestic, endangered African wildlife which is disappearing due to overpopulation, poaching, global warming, and changing cultural customs.
Rod was a commercial photographer in New York for 25 years and began his fine arts career in 1996. Rod has exhibited in numerous cities in the United States and in Europe. Penrhyn started making pictures at the suggestion of her husband. Her photographs document the serendipitous moments that make life interesting.
Design Monsters studio will be open to show our most recent work including all the art/branding we have done for the new East Rock Brewing Company. We will have posters and tee shirts for sale.
I am the co-owner and principal designer at Design Monsters studio in Westville New Haven.
My history is in entertainment, publishing and music industry design.
In the past several years much of our work has become New Haven-centric,
with design for the Institute Library, the Beinecke Rare Book Library, Pecha Kucha New Haven and East Rock Brewery.
Many many years after discovering a passion for photography and the visual arts I'm still on the journey and still amazed at where it has taken me. My intuition is a constant companion, an insatiable curiosity to discover and share has been my process.
I’ve been living in the thriving Arts Community of New Haven for over 30 years after receiving a BFA from Tyler School of Art , Temple University. Spending a junior year in Rome nourished every molecule in my body to appreciate the art of living, eating, architecture, traveling, and history. Taught at CAW and work as a photographer at Yale.