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VIRTUAL ARTWALK MEETING AND NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
Planning Sessions for the VIRTUAL ARTWALK are ongoing every Tuesday at 7pm through ZOOM. We'll send out invites before every meeting. If you would like to sign someone up for notifications please e-mail noe.jimenez@westvillect.org with contact info.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: THE WESTVILLE MASK PROJECT NEEDS YOUR HELP BUILDING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Friend and neighbor Linda Schultz is coordinating a protective mask project and is asking for our help!

"Do you sew? Do you have a sewing machine and an iron?

Westville women and men have coordinated a home sewing program to produce Yale New Haven hospital masks. These pocket masks lengthen the use of surgical masks, and the design is approved by our New Haven hospital network. Patterns and materials are available. We are asking you to provide the cutting and/or sewing skill. As a community, we will be completing and distributing at least a hundred masks each week for our frontline medical personnel. Let’s do it!"

Linda already has a great team of volunteers who have begun work, but they could use more help. Please use the Google form: https://forms.gle/XRBy8WDEEpf6p8Cv8  
if you are interested in helping.

PORCH- RITZ: PORTRAITS OF NEW HAVENERS BY CHRIS RANDALL
Check out full gallery and information HERE . Can you spot all your fellow Westvillians?
Lotta Studio Member Mitra Sadigh is teaching virtual yoga beginning today Monday, April 6. Classes are donation-based, with a sliding scale of $5-$20, and donation-optional, meaning  nobody will be turned away.  I will donate 50% of all proceeds to the U.S. Food Bank in order to help feed vulnerable families. 

Mondays 5 PM - 6 PM ET :  Slow hatha flow
Wednesdays 8 PM- 9 PM ET :  Candlelit yin
Fridays 12 PM - 1 PM ET :  Uplifting vinyasa flow
Sundays 8 PM - 9 PM ET :  Move and meditate

Please  send Mitra an email  if you would like to attend and I will forward you associated links for Zoom and PayPal. Feel free to suggest more convenient class times, and to pass this along to your circles.
SUPPORT WESTVILLE BUSINESSES DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS!

RESTAURANTS:

RAWA  

Open for Take Out! 
3:00pm-8:00pm ( 203) 387-5939

Open for Take Out!  (203) 389-2117  

Open for Take Out!  (203) 389-9474  


Bella's Café 

Lena's Cafe
Open for Take Out 830am-2:00pm. Every day but Tuesday  (203) 397-5885
ONLINE SHOPPING + GIFT CARDS!

Elm City Sounds
Closed but you can Shop Online  HERE !  

Alisa's House of Salsa
Purchase Gift Certificates for yourselves, friends, and Family HERE .

Vintanthromodern 
Open by appointment or shop online! 20% of Gift Cards, 20% In-Shop purchases and FREE SHIPPING.  SHOP HERE  Or Buy a Gift Card !

Strange Ways
Shop online and stay up to date HERE FREE SHIPPING orders over $20  SHOP HERE.
 
The Well For Women
Purchase Gift Cards and take Online Yoga Classes  HERE

Mew Haven Cat Café 
Storefront Closed. buy a  Gift Card  HERE

The Frame Shop
Call for Delivery, "Zoom Framing", and gift cards HERE . (203) 387-2539  

Soho Hair Group & Day Spa
Purchase Gift Cards Online HERE  

Racquet KOOP  
is Open (203-389-1900) for Gift Cards

Keys On Kites 
is Open. E-mail HERE  for Gift Cards
TWO ONLINE YOGA CLASSES @THE WELL FOR WOMEN
Saskia teaches this powerful form based vinyasa from the foundation up, benefiting beginners and seasoned yogis alike. A mindful vinyasa is taught, merging breath, body, movement along with intellect and the hearts true vibration. As we move through the series of poses,we explore the grounding effects of yoga on the mind, body and spirit, looking to anchor these qualities into the workings of our everyday life.This class is suitable for students familiar with Sun Salutation.

Taught by Thema Haida, this class is a gentle and meditative flow designed to honor the space between effort and surrender and establishing a deeper relationship with the mind, body and spirit.
JOURNEYING, TWO SOLO EXHIBITIONS
BY FRANK BRUCKMANN AND KIM WESTON
Frank Bruckmann, I-95 Reststop Milford, 54"x72", $8,500
Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) will be implementing a new dimension to its online presence this week, designed to keep the art savvy public engaged, and keep its artist community thriving, during this challenging time. Beginning with this month’s exhibition, “Journeying,” two solo shows by Frank Bruckmann and Kim Weston.

I-Visit Tab on Website:  KLG has launched a new section of its website, “I-Visit,” that will allow viewers a chance to make a virtual visit to the gallery. This section will include:
  • I-Tour: Take a personalized tour of the exhibitions narrated by the artists, and/or enjoy a conversation between the artists and guest curators. This month, Sarah Fritchey, Curator at Artspace New Haven, will be in conversation with artists Kim Weston and Frank Bruckmann. Air Date TBD.
  • I-Buy: Like what you see? Peruse our new online shop, complete with an entire image catalogue from the shows, and for the first time ever, an actionable “BUY NOW” button. We will pack and deliver or ship the works right to your door.

In addition to the new online opportunities to view and support the local artists at KLG, the gallery will also be open by appointment. To schedule an appointment, email  kehlerliddell@gmail.com , or follow this link to sign up for a  Small Group Tour with artist Frank Bruckmann
Kim Weston, Aztec Winds, 40”x60”, Photograph printed on Metal
SUSAN TABACHNICK | ARTIFACTS @DASILVA GALLERY
“My mom taught me to embroider when I was a small girl. Then came sewing, crocheting, knitting. Later on I became a weaver. Working with textiles aligned with my tendencies towards perfection; something that the shadow boxes take full advantage of.

​Making these small pieces of work has been joyous. Small, disparate pieces with past lives finding a new one. I like the perceived limitations of the rectangle, and that the items visibly balance without worrying about how they do so physically. Framing the works allows the viewer to focus on the small items, looking, often for the first time, at their design, function, and material.”

Call for appointment:  (203) 387-2539

DaSilva Gallery, 897-899 Whalley Avenue
MATTY DEGRADI SHOW @MITCHELL LIBRARY
CURATED BY ARLOW ARTIST SIGRUN MUELLER POSTPONED
Additional resources:

Governor Lamont has ordered Connecticut residents to "Stay Safe, Stay Home."  All non-essential workers statewide are being directed to work from home. Read the guidance provided by DECD HERE

Paycheck Protection Program:

For the latest information, resources, executive orders, and guidance related to coronavirus, check here:  https://portal.ct.gov/CoronaviruS


 


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