This Week In Westville:
Grand Opening Classes at Arts in CT, KLG Presents Reflections: Liz Antle-Odonnell, Mark St. Mary, and Ana Henriques Continues!
January 20, 2022, The New Haven Independent, by Brian Slattery- "Pedestrians and people driving along Whalley Avenue may have noticed the storefront that used to house Strange Ways has changed. That’s because the beloved lifestyle store moved from Westville Village to downtown. In its place, owner Alex Dakoulas — who also still operates Strange Ways in its new location — has opened Westville General, selling meats, cheeses, condiments, candy, home goods, and gifts (just for starters). With both stores up and running, Dakoulas marks an expansion of his business, but also a fuller expression of who he is and where he’s been in a life that took him all over New England to land in the Elm City..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
January 10, The Arts Paper, by Lucy Gelman- "The curving marble looks out toward a viewer, flecks of pink, red and orange glistening from its surface. From one angle, a face emerges, wrapped in sturdy brown leather atop a pair of slim, twisting shoulders. At the crown of its head, a gold and purple yarmulke glows beneath the low light. Even in its place beside the men’s bathroom, even with these not-quite-tefillin wrapped wonkily, it feels sacred. For the artist, the holiest part of making the work may have been the act of carving itself. Ritual is one of the works in Entropy Warriors, a 50-year retrospective from Beaver Hills resident and sculptor Bruce Oren running at Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI) in Westville through Feb. 26. Installed in the building’s first floor and basement, the show traces Oren’s decades-long career, from an unlikely foray into sculpture to his work as an editorial cartoonist, newspaperman, and artist who has made Craigslist a central part of his practice..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
January 12, 2022, The New Haven Independent, by Maya McFadden-"Tennis mavens can look forward to filled-in cracks — and space newly set aside for pickleball — at Edgewood Park’s popular but neglected courts. City Engineer Giovanni Zinn Tuesday night announced plans to resurface and renovate the courts at the park’s northwest corner. One of the seven tennis courts will be converted into three pickleball courts for the ​“high demand” sport during the small-scale renovation project. Zinn and city Chief Landscape Architect Katherine Jacobs presented the plans to about 20 community members via Zoom Tuesday..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
Grand Opening ! All Classes Free! Join Arts in CT and the Westville Performing Arts Center's Grand Opening as they open their doors to the public officially to begin classes on January 22, 2022 from 9am-2:00. Enjoying classes in music, art, theater and dance for both young and old!

SPACE IS LIMITED! Covid Regulation in place! Book your ticket today! Join us for specials and deals for all classes!All patrons please enter through the side door parking lot entrance, located at 351 McKinley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515. Register Now Click Here!

Please come prepared for your classes.
Start your weekend off right at Camacho Garages' FRIDAY FUNHOUSE! 21+ No Cover. Eat, Drink, Dance! Starts at 10PM

And coming in March...Hoax Beer Dinner!
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This January, Reflect at KLG Three artists’ newest collections center on reflections When speaking together about their upcoming exhibit, the three artists realized a common theme between their works. Either literal reflections in nature, or through the act of reflecting upon a time or place, the idea of reflections binds these collections together. Of his latest collection of photography, Mark St. Mary states: “Upon hearing the word reflection, people often think of an image seen in a mirror, pane of glass, or the surface of water. Sometimes they will think back on past occurrences. In this exhibition, I am looking at how certain images play off-of, or inform another image, and sometimes, how one half of an image can do the same with the other half.” Ana Henriques states of her multimedia artworks: “The works on paper made for the show reflections explore the relationship between human and nature. Reflections are found by trees, in water, in the hard surfaces of rocks, and the soft ripples of the pond. Printed organic shapes overlap one another, creating movement at times and depth. And finally, Liz Antle-O’Donnell’s print collage works mirror similar concepts: “Building out from my last exhibition, I am still revolving in this idea of circular print collages. This collection features larger work, up to 48” in diameter, and is more personal, featuring three of the places I have lived..." FULL DETAILS HERE
Photos from VintanthroModern 2021 winter look book by
Clara Rivel on Right and Raul Torre on Left
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