Legendary hip hop producer and graffiti artist Dooley-O is well known on the underground circuit as one of the purist hip hop and graffiti artist to keep it real and capture the true essence of being a artist
MANIAC Episode 5 features the work of 45 members of the MANIAC collective. Presenting an eclectic selection of works that loosely explore abstraction as an aesthetic, narrative, and conceptual device, this 5th group show of international artists represents the group’s return to its origins in New Haven, and includes 13 area artists.
MANIAC is Multi-media, Artist Network, Idea exchange, And Collaboration. Created in 2009 by New Haven artist/curator Kevin Daly as a crit group, the collective now is a network of 350 artists from all over the world that have come together through a common desire for the exchange and exploration of new ideas, frequently sharing via social media.
Sarah J. Bratchell / Kate Stephen / Epstein Design / Don Wunderlee / James "JC" Capuras / Dooley-o / Semi Semi-Dikoko / Susan McCaslin / Noé Jimenez / Mohamad Hafez / Caryn Azoff / Martha Savage / Howard el-Yasin / Kieran Coleman / JoAnne Wilcox
Consisting 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. Their works fill the walls and hallways, contributing to a diverse array of art.
Works on paper begin with a hand drawn grid structure. From here, the shapes and colors intuitively inform the work. Mediums include colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, and flashe/acylic paint. The simple geometric forms encompass each page, working in an 6 x 6” or an 8 x 8” using the work to form a grid presentation on the wall.
Azoff currently resides in New Haven where she maintains both a home studio and is part of the West River Artists Studios in Westville, CT.
Creating art means holding space for the sacred. I seek beauty without burden throughout my creative process. In jewelry design I transform discarded items into a wearable aesthetic and in drawing/painting I often use repurposed surfaces to intuitively conjure an image. I'm influenced by revolutionary movements, Hip Hop, spirituality & love.
As the owner of Bella Rev. Jewelry & Artworks Sarah “Skribe” Bratchell designs jewelry that offers beauty without burden. Each piece has been resurrected from discarded materials and transformed into wearable pieces of handcrafted art. Sarah’s body of work also includes paintings & drawings that are an extension of her intuitive creative process.
Everyone should be doing something they love. Find that thing... and be passionate about it. I'm very grateful that my love for the arts led me to be involved in this amazing community, and I look forward to what comes next.
I’m 1st generation born here New Haven with my family coming from the Philippines. My environment has always been rich in all areas of art and music. I pursued business in sales and marketing, eventually landing a career in digital advertising. I’m here to re-establish my love affair with art.
Making art is often a singular activity but I had an idea and invited artist/friends to collaborate. Come visit"Paths to Totality" an exhibition to celebrate what happens when a group of friends travel separately to the same destination to experience a life changing moment together.
Photographer, mother, curator and newly launched umbraphile. New Haven has been my creative sandbox for more than 30 years and it just keeps getting better.
My current project, #NHVdrag, is a multi-volume, photo-book project the intention of which is to create a comprehensive, printed document of the our present drag community in New Haven. I will be celebrating the release of Volume No.1, Partners Café, with an exhibition of select images from the book and live-performaces throughout the weekend.
Daniel Eugene is an artist designer, photographer, and poet from Bethany, CT currently working and living in the Westville Village neighborhood of New Haven, CT.