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FAMILY ACT: A Family of Visual Artists at City Gallery

Featuring Work by Sara Frucht, William Frucht, Candace Ovesey, and Martha Rives

City Gallery welcomes four members of the Frucht family for FAMILY ACT, with work by gallery member William Frucht, his sisters Sara Frucht and Martha Rives, and his wife, Candace Ovesey. The show will feature…

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Added by Jen Payne on January 26, 2024 at 2:43am — No Comments

BLUE DOES NOT MEAN SKY: A City Gallery Group Show

Featuring Work by Judy Atlas, Meg Bloom, Phyllis Crowley, and Rita Hannafin

 

French painter Henri Matisse once explained, “When I apply green, that does not mean grass, when I apply blue, that does not mean sky.” Abstract Art does not attempt to be literal in that way; it uses other means to…

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Added by Jen Payne on December 20, 2023 at 2:34am — No Comments

Mixed Media and Clay Work Take Center Stage at City Gallery

In November, City Gallery presents The Other Part, an exhibition of mixed media art and clay work by Sheila Kaczmarek. The show runs Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 26. The Opening Reception on Saturday, November 4 will feature live music from 2-5pm by Mike Reinhauzen and Len Kaczmarek.

 

Kaczmarek’s haunting work looks at…

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Added by Jen Payne on October 19, 2023 at 10:53pm — No Comments

PROCESS: Exhibit, Receptions, Artists Talks at City Gallery

14 City Gallery Members Part of New Haven Open Studios…

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Added by Jen Payne on September 26, 2023 at 9:48pm — No Comments

City Gallery presents WAX, an Exhibition of New Work by Roberta Friedman

In September, City Gallery presents WAX, new work by Roberta Friedman featuring encaustic work that finds its heart in the unexpected. The show runs September 8 - October 1, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 9, 4-6pm. Friedman will be in the Gallery on September 8, 9, 10 and October 1 to meet and talk with visitors.

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Added by Jen Payne on August 27, 2023 at 11:01pm — No Comments

SPACES WITHIN — Summer Invitational at City Gallery

Featuring artists Susan Clinard, Shaunda Holloway, Linda Mickens

Every year, City Gallery opens its doors to guest artists in order to showcase innovative, local artists. In August, the gallery is honored to present SPACES WITHIN, featuring artists Susan Clinard, Shaunda…

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Added by Jen Payne on July 30, 2023 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Textures and Elements — A Group Show at City Gallery

Featuring Joy Bush, Jennifer Davies, Esthea Kim, Tom Peterson

 

In July, City Gallery hosts the group exhibit TEXTURES AND ELEMENTS featuring work by Joy Bush, Jennifer Davies, Esthea Kim, and Tom Peterson.…

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Added by Jen Payne on June 27, 2023 at 4:39am — No Comments

This is Not Pretty, A Response to Climate Change by Artist Joyce Greenfield

 

The new City Gallery exhibit THIS IS NOT PRETTY represents artists Joyce Greenfield’s response to climate change, and was inspired by Octavia Butler’s book the Parable of the Sower. Her work will be on view from June 2 - June 25, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 3 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., and the artist will be in…

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Added by Jen Payne on May 31, 2023 at 2:02am — No Comments

RED, Paintings by Kathy Kane on View at City Gallery

Red is the color of rage, debt, Communism, Republican, Sedona, love, wombs, blood, warmth, passion, pizza. All of the work in Kathy Kane’s new exhibit of paintings is informed by the color red, and are on view at City Gallery from May 5 - May 28. The Opening Reception on May 6, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., includes an Artist Talk at 3:30 p.m.,…

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Added by Jen Payne on May 1, 2023 at 12:47am — No Comments

Upcoming Author Events for My Search for Meaning, The Myron Stories

Upcoming Author Events for My Search for Meaning, The Myron Stories

A New Book from Hank Paper, Writer, Photographer, Former Owner of Best Video

 

Whether fighting an interloping bear in his basement, leading his irascible grandmother on a hair-raising tour of…

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Added by Jen Payne on April 18, 2023 at 1:29am — No Comments

REGENERATIONS, A Conversation between Artists Meg Bloom and Cyra Levenson

For artists Meg Bloom and Cyra Levenson, regeneration is the process by which the seen and the experienced becomes art. The exhibit, REGENERATIONS, is a conversation between the two artists, and an exploration of the common language they speak through experiences and image making. It will be on view at City Gallery from March 31 - April 30, with an…

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Added by Jen Payne on April 10, 2023 at 10:52pm — No Comments

LEXICON: Photographer Phyllis Crowley Finds Language in Drawings on Water

Always on the cutting edge of her craft, photographer Phyllis Crowley explores language in water in LEXICON, her new exhibit at City Gallery, on view March 4 - March 26, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, March 4, 2pm - 5pm and an Artist Talk at 3:30 pm. Crowley will also be in the gallery on Sunday, March 5 and Saturday, March…

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Added by Jen Payne on February 22, 2023 at 1:30am — No Comments

LIFE AFTER LIFE, A Textile Celebration of the Beauty and Resilience at City Gallery

Exploring the themes of evolution and renewal through textile art, City Gallery’s February exhibit Life After Life reflects on the cyclical and regenerative nature of life. Featuring the work of artists Rita Daley Hannafin and Gwen Hendrix, the show will be on view February 3 - February 26, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, February 4,…

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Added by Jen Payne on January 28, 2023 at 12:11am — No Comments

My Search for Meaning, The Myron Stories — A New Book from Local Writer and Photographer Hank Paper

Book Launch & Reading at Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Thursday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.

Whether fighting an interloping bear in his basement, leading his irascible grandmother on a hair-raising tour of Old Jerusalem, or dreaming of alien body snatchers who may or may not be real,…

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Added by Jen Payne on January 28, 2023 at 12:07am — No Comments

Horizon, a City Gallery Artists Group Exhibit

Three City Gallery artists — William Frucht, Ruth Sack, and Michael Zack — come together to present HORIZON, an appropriately named show for the start of a new year. The group exhibit will be on view January 6 - 29, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, January 28, 1pm - 4 pm (Snow Date: January 29.)

The word horizon takes on many…

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Added by Jen Payne on January 3, 2023 at 2:45am — No Comments

GIVE ART: A Special Holiday Exhibit & Sale at City Gallery

City Gallery is excited to announce the return of its long-standing GIVE ART holiday exhibit and sale being held December 2 through December 23, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, December 4, from 1 - 5PM. This month-long event includes a variety of small works on sale for $100, and there will be a flat file of work for sale at a variety of…

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Added by Jen Payne on December 1, 2022 at 5:17am — No Comments

Painter Judy Atlas presents ABSTRACTIONS…NATURALLY at City Gallery



What do you see when you spend time in nature…the trees? the clouds? sunlight on water? the path ahead? Abstract painter Judy Atlas sees the patterns, movements, and shapes. Come see the world as she sees it, ABSTRACTIONS…Naturally, on view at City Gallery from November 4 - November 27. There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5…

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Added by Jen Payne on October 31, 2022 at 10:20pm — No Comments

OPEN SOURCE @ CITY: A Group Show during Artspace’s Open Source 2022

16 City Gallery Members Celebrate Open Source 2022, a Visual Arts Festival

Have you been to City Gallery lately? If not, Artspace’s Open Source 2022 is the perfect chance to stop in and…

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Added by Jen Payne on October 4, 2022 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Photographer Joy Bush is WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN at City Gallery

Joy Bush’s photographs tell a story…without telling a story. City Gallery visitors will find themselves, like the photographer, WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN at Bush’s upcoming exhibit, on view September 2 - October 2, with an Opening Reception on Friday, September 9 from 4PM - 8PM.

“I am always waiting,” say Bush. “Waiting for something to…

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Added by Jen Payne on September 6, 2022 at 11:58pm — No Comments

THE EXCHANGE: A Statewide Connecticut Artist Treasure Hunt

SomethingProjects has launched its first project, a statewide Connecticut artist treasure hunt called THE EXCHANGE, on view daily, August 15 - November 1, 2022 (rain or sun). It includes GPS-tracking, QR codes, and adventuring to 15 unique public art installations. The designated sites can be accessed through a map with GPS…

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Added by Jen Payne on August 25, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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Diving into the Deep, Hard + Imperative Work of Community Violence Intervention

As part of its partnership with the Department of Justice, LISC s supports practitioners and policy makers with best practices and overcoming challenges facing community violence intervention (CVI) work in American communities. An article from the National Criminal Justice Association highlights the many voices represented during a recent webinar for nearly 1,000 attendees, led by on-the-ground experts in violence intervention, researchers and DOJ leaders. The webinar is now part of a robust online resource center hosted by LISC and the DOJ’s Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

Talking Financial Stability With LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh

In a wide-ranging radio interview with Audacy's On the Block 94.7, LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh unpacks the ways CDFIs, from the most local to the largest, are so well poised to support financial mobility. He also praises the role of good financial advice, and forecasts how AI can create alternative methods for building credit.

Empowering Agriculture: A Black-Owned Grain Storage Facility Marks New Era in Mississippi Delta Farming

Delta Diamond Ag stores and handles grains, a critical service for helping farmers bring their crops successfully to market. With a $500,000 loan from LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund, this rare African-American-owned facility is poised to change agriculture in the Delta. In recognition of Black History Month, we’re sharing this conversation with CEO Leigh Allen about how the company can serve area growers and the larger community, the importance of African-American representation in the agricultural supply chain, and his own deep affection for Delta farming.

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