Jewelry design is an empowering and exciting form of creativity. I can sit down at my bench and make something new and unique every single day. It is a practice that helps me stay tuned to the moment, allowing me to experiment with and engage in a meditative creative process. From that process comes jewelry that people connect with on many levels.
Kate Stephen is a self-taught jewelry designer who lives and works in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven. Kate was honored by Connecticut Magazine in their “40 under 40” issue, where she was chosen for her work as an exemplary jewelry designer and small business woman. Her designs can be found in boutiques across the state.
Through the years they have formed a symbiotic relationship creating highly conceptualized imagery that intersects everyday domestic life and theater, with an eye toward the more absurd perceptions of ourselves and our social context. Their images are highly emotional, saturated in color and character & maintain clean graphic aesthetic strength.
Mistina & Luke Hanscom have formed a symbiotic relationship creating highly conceptualized imagery that intersects everyday domestic life and theater, with an eye toward the more absurd perceptions of ourselves and our social context. Their images are highly emotional, saturated in color and character & maintain clean graphic aesthetic strength.
Sculptor Gar Waterman is a native of New England who lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. He works in stone, wood, glass, bronze, and steel, creating carefully crafted and frequently beautiful objects that reflect his ongoing fascination with the evolution of both organic and inorganic design in the world around us.
Born in Castine, Maine, grew up in Princeton, NJ, graduated with a BA in French from Dartmouth College, lived and worked in Italy in the 1980’s where he learned to carve stone. Bought a building for $1 from the City of New Haven 21 years ago and created West Rock Studio with Thea Buxbaum, presently and for the foreseeable future a Westvillian.
“Reality is always extraordinary.” Mary Ellen Mark
I photograph the land and structures, greenhouses, campers at home, the sea and the shore. Recently I have explored the panorama. My work often combines multiple images to form a whole.
I have been a photographer for four decades. A New Haven native, my work centers on structures, landscape, and the environments in which they occur. I received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and Masters degree from Wesleyan University, and I am a 2012 recipient of the Connecticut Artist Fellowship. Here my work is shown at KLG gallery.
What excites me about abstract painting is discovery. My work is intuitive. I improvise through the elements of color form and line to express moods and sensations. I create what I like to call “visual music.” I hope the viewer walks away with an appreciation for pure creativity.
Don Wunderlee is an abstract painter based in Westville CT. His careers in music and puppetry have helped contribute to his work. He served as a docent at the Yale Art Gallery.