Sat Dec 8, 2018 3:00pm – 6:00pm

GIVE THE GIFT OF LOCAL ART

Sponsored by: Kehler Liddell Gallery

Give the gift of art this holiday season! The gallery’s annual group show includes work in a range of media – photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed-media works – and price-points. The exhibition also features an UNFRAMED art sale. These one-of-a-kind works, many portable in size, are perfect for anyone looking to delight a loved one with a unique CT-made gift. Light refreshments and merriment will abound during the reception (3-6pm) preceding Westville’s annual tree lighting event @ 6pm.

Participating artists: Liz Antle-O’Donnell, Robert Bienstock, Edith Borax-Morrison, Amy Browning, Frank Bruckmann, Penrhyn Cook, Rod Cook, Tom Edwards, Brian Flinn, Julie Fraenkel, Matthew Garrett, Kate Henderson, Joan Jacobson-Zamore, Sven Martson, Roy Money, Hank Paper, Michael Pressman, Alan Shulik, Mark St. Mary, Amanda Walker, Gar Waterman, Kim Weston, and Marjorie Wolfe.

 

If decking the walls is not your style, the first annual FUNCTIONAL art pop UP debuts December 8th (10am-6pm) & December 9th (10am-3pm), featuring three invited artists: Annie Chittenden (baskets), Mary Wolff (silk jackets, scarves & jewelry), and Whole Circle Studios (quilts & pillow).

 

Other special events planned during the exhibition include the first concert in the annual BYO-Picnic Indoor Winter Concert Series, featuring Bivolita Chamber Klezmer Orchestra on Sunday, December 16th @ 5pm. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy the sounds of this New Haven-based band, featuring musicians Gretchen Frazer, Brian Slattery and Christina Crowder. Guests can also enjoy a tasting some delicious soups created by Westville’s newest soup business, Sopa. The event is free and open to all, and is sponsored by ArtEcon Initiative.

 

Bivolița (bee-vo-lee-tsa) draws its repertoire from the early European sources of Jewish wedding music but finds contemporary interpretations that draw on the diverse musical experiences of its members. We are grounded in a democratic, chamber music approach to performance, and our dance tunes move between the drive of an Appalachian hoedown and the stately exuberance of a renaissance dance. Bivolita is: Christina Crowder (accordian), Brian Slattery (violin), and Gretchen Frazer (violin). More information: www.bivolita.com + www.bivolitaklezmer.bandcamp.com.

 

Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) is a cooperative gallery in the heart of New Haven’s Westville village representing 25 of the area’s most notable emerging and established artists. Monthly exhibitions are highlighted by free community arts programming presented by ArtEcon Initiative. Gallery hours: Thursday–Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10am-4pm. The gallery is free and open to the public. More information: www.KehlerLiddellGallery.com.

 

ArtEcon Initiative is a neighborhood based non-profit serving the Westville-West Rock neighborhoods of New Haven, CT. An outgrowth of ArLoW – Westville’s affordable artists’ housing – ArtEcon’s mission is to foster and produce ongoing free or low cost arts and community programs for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Programs 2018 are made possible with support from NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. More information: www.ArtEconInitiative.org.

Admission: Free
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