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,
My artwork is the result of an amalgamation of disciplines. The finished piece often explores the space between an idea and the object that inspired my initial examination. My subjects are often reimagined or inverting focus - exploring new perspectives within recognizable narratives.
Molly Gambardella is an up and coming American artist working in 2D and 3D media. After her piece “Color Blind” became a social media phenomenon in 2016, Molly has received commissions from private and corporate clients around the world. Molly graduated from Paier College of Art in 2017 and works from her studio at West River Arts in New Haven, CT.
My art is a voice for the Syrian refugees, for Muslim Americans, for forced migrants. I understand the fear of the unknown. But I hope people will come to my exhibits, perhaps meet me and talk about my work with me, and lets find the common ground that connects us all as human beings.
A Syrian Architect and Artist, Hafez has exhibited at Yale Art Gallery, Fitchburg Art Museum, UNICEF House, Orlando Museum of Art, Lanoue Gallery, CAP Kuwait, among others. He will have a solo show at the Fairfield Art Museum in the Fall of 2018. He has received national attention in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Boston Globe, AJ+, and NPR.
Cohen Dunne Hermosilla are showing a series of photos in October at the Da Sliva Gallery Westville CT accompanied by an installation at CWOS Alternative Space - Transantiago - dedicated to the experience of humanity in the public transport system of Santiago Chile.
Cohen Dunne Hermosilla (CDH) is a collective of photographers based in New Haven, CT & Santiago, Chile established to show an international audience social, economic and cultural changes to the city of Santiago from an aesthetic perspective. The CWOS installation is concurrent with a CDH photo show in Da Silva Gallery Westville CT.
My work is a fantasy of memory, leisure, and the immaterial.
Noé Jimenez resides here in New Haven’s Westville arts district, where he maintains apainting studio. He currently works at the Westville Renaissance Alliance, a non-profitorganization focused on community and economic revitalization. Jimenez graduated from
Paier College of Art with a Bachelors in Fine Arts.
Protective spaces, both physical and emotional, are an important part of my work. In the physical, I reference protection created by the surrounding landscape. In the emotional, I reference the vigilance with which we protect ourselves from the past.
Susan McCaslin was born in Pennsylvania in 1950. She received her MALS from Wesleyan University in 2017 and her BFA from Pratt Institute in 1972. McCaslin has exhibited at the Museum of Science & Industry and New Stone Age Gallery in Los Angeles, Art at 100 Pearl in Hartford, Prairie Gallery in Cincinnati and Artspace and ECOCA in New Haven.
I am working at slower pace and rediscovering a connection with realism and detail. While attempting to capture the essence of old objects, I am struck by the pace of change and the desire to prolong a time that remains strong in memory.
Mid-career Australian born artist, now living on the East coast of the US. I have painted for most of my life and worked extensively in encaustic wax before returning to both realism and traditional painting techniques in 2017. I have exhibited in New York, Brooklyn, Washington DC and am currently making portraits of old cameras.
Working Together: Paintings done during the past 18 months which has been a time of intentionality to wellness, dialogue and studio.
Mary Hunter Wolf & her significant contribution to arts & education in New Haven, is a collaborative exhibit made by four creatives, using images & words, the tale of a remarkable woman, not to be lost of overlooked.
Martha: artist working in acrylic and MM.
Active Wellness LLC: fitness professionals.
Sharyn Esdaile (former artistic director at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet and principal of Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet, Keith Cunningham (former artistic director at Coop. HS for Arts & Humanities) and Kris Wetmore (art faculty Coop. HS for Arts & Humanities).
In my drawings I explore the ideas of projected and hidden identities; who we are versus who we want other people to believe we are. My work as a costume designer in theatre is the bedrock for this exploration.
Amanda Walker works mainly in colored pencil and watercolors. She lives in West Haven with her husband and cat. Amanda has an MFA in stage design from the Yale School of Drama and is a member of the Kehler Liddell Gallery.
Art inspired by nature has always celebrated a vision that is, by it's very definition, fleeting. As biodiversity vanishes at an unprecedented rate in a Climate Change world, art that describes it takes on a new kind of political urgency.
Gar Waterman’s sculpture combines observation of natural phenomena, sensual devotion to the tactile possibilities of material, and a model maker’s tinkering sensibility. In 1996 the artist acquired an abandoned warehouse for $1 from the City of New Haven and transformed it into West Rock Studio, where he has lived and worked for the last 22 years.