This Week in Westville : 
Happy New Year from WVRA, Open Call for Artist, Barnard Programs, CMT Meeting, Snail Market Sale @Second Saturdays, Artist Talk @BEKI!

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January Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click  HERE  for Event Calendar
 
Check HERE for updated weekly events.

LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon 12-8 |Tue 12-6| Wed 10-6 | Thu 10-6 | Fri CLOSED | Sat 10-5 | Sun CLOSED

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, 203-946-8117
Whimsies and Wishes

Take a walk down Memory Lane at 
Whimsies and Wishes!  With an extensive collection of vintage jewelry along with an eclectic blend of old and new gifts, you'll surely find something for yourself and everyone else on your gift-giving list this holiday season!


Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue
Vintanthromodern

Vintanthro's expertly curated vintage, modern and small batch handmade goods can be found at 895 Whalley Avenue in Westville, New Haven, CT. 

Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday - CLOSED Thursday - Friday 12-5 Saturday/Sunday 10-5 www.vintanthromodern.com

Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue  
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS
Monday * Closed 
Tuesday-Sunday * 10AM-5PM 

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
Order your Next Dessert!
CHIP IN A BOTTLE

Small batch confectionery where all items are made in house. Over 100 flavors of chocolates, gelato, and macarons are available. Chip In A Bottle also hosts chocolate creation parties.  Chipinabottle.com

Chip In A Bottle, 837 Whalley Avenue
Through March 15

Works by Dan Gries on view in the Ives Gallery.
The images in Art from Code are archival inkjet prints of digital images created from computer code (known as "generative art") written by Dan Gries. The pieces selected show a range from his portfolio, and are connected by the common theme of aesthetic imperfection and irregularity.

New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St
THANK YOU TO ALL WINTER FORMAL ATTENDEES AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

RANDALL BEACH: A NEW VISION, A NEW OWNER NEEDED FOR LYRIC HALL
January 7, 2019, The New Haven Register, Randall Beach- "In the 13 years since John Cavaliere defied some of his friends' warnings and bought a rundown antiques store on Whalley Avenue in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, he has restored a historic theater there, taken up residence on a couch in the balcony and welcomed thousands of people into his home for eclectic performances.  But now the place he transformed into a pleasure palace for himself and the public is for sale. Cavaliere, perhaps inevitably, can't afford to keep it all going. "I never thought I'd be selling 'the dream,'" he said. "I've worked so hard on this place. " When you walk through it, you could easily imagine you have entered a small museum or grand old historic home. The furniture fixtures, almost all of them restored by Cavaliere, are mixed with fine paintings mounted on the walls..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

BEHIND-SCENES EFFORT GUIDES WESTVILLE ART SCENE INTO 2019 
January 2, 2019, The New Haven Independent, by Bran Slattery- "From its art galleries to its warren of studio spaces to its live music and theater venue at Lyric Hall, "Westville is seen as an arts center in New Haven," said Elizabeth Antle-O'Donnell. An initiative she's helping to build is making sure it stays that way, and grows.Antle-O'Donnell serves as program coordinator of theArtEcon Initiative, now entering its third full year of programming.ArtEcon was founded by Thea Buxbaum and other members of the Westville arts community in March 2016 as an outgrowth of Art Lofts West, the Westville program that provides affordable housing to artists.The idea behind ArtEcon was to "provide arts and community programs in Westville free or at very low cost," Antle-O'Donnell said..."Click HERE to comment and read full article.

COMPLICIT- ERASURE OF THE BODY OPEN CALL
Please join Nasty Women Connecticut and Yale Divinity School as they bring you "Complicit- Erasure of the Body". In light of the #MeToo Movement, and as we think about the grey areas of this movement against sexual violence and harassment, Nasty Women CT invite you to express how acts of complicity remove one's voice, erase the body and sense of self from the emotional, the spiritual and the physical.This call invites all artists, makers and creators to use their voice to create a visual or literary work that embodies this theme. All types of medium are accepted with some size limitations.All work entered will be accepted, and submission is free. Only one work will be accepted per artist. Location: Yale Divinity School Walls on the entire first floor, Marquand Chapel and the outdoor courtyard. Complete detail HERE.

Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-8:00pm

WESTVILLE-WEST HILLS COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT TEAM

Happy New Year, Neighbors! Here is the agenda for next week's meeting:

1. Neighbor Introductions

2. Presenters: 
Monthly updates from the following: Lt. Dell Jillian Driscoll, LCI Alders Lizzy Donius, WVRA 

 

3. Letters of Support for CDBG

  • Kimball Cartwright, Development Director at NHEP/Common Grounds 
  • Rosetta Washington, Youth Community Development Program Supervisor of The Children's Community Programs of CT, Inc. 
  • Rev. Robert Lampkin, The Greater New Haven O.I.C., Inc. (TGNHOIC) 
  • Deborah Cutler-Ortiz, Grants Manager of Solar Youth, Inc. 
  • Jilan Crowley, Executive Director of FISH of Greater New Haven
4. New Business
  • Volunteers or nominating members for next year's CMT board December
Mauro-Sheridan Interdistrict Magnet School, 191 Fountain Street (Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.) 

 

Saturday, January 12, 12:45-2:00pm

ARTIST TALK BY RACHEL KANTER, FIBER ARTIST @BEKI

Using history as a guide, fiber artist Rachel Kanter creates tallitot for women. Inspired by the four cornered robes worn by Hebrew priests in Biblical times, and designed using vintage apron patterns from the 20th century, these tallitot bring everyday motifs of American women's lives into the realm of the sacred object. In a related series, Kanter makes "Spiritual Mikvaot," ritual objects made from fabric for ceremonies marking life-changing events such as healing, relationships and reproduction. A collection of her art is exhibited at Beth El - Keser Israel in New Haven until January 20, 2019.

Kanter will talk about the exhibit at BEKI following the weekly Shabbat Kiddush luncheon. Sabbath rules will be observed.

BEKI, 85 Harrison Street
Saturday, January 12, 12:00-5:00pm

SPECIAL SECOND SATURDAYS SNAIL MARKET SALE

At the Snail Market, Saturday only:  2 cards for $10,  birthday cards $6 (or 2 for $10), F ree bag of collage scraps,  fun snacks & more 

RSVP

West River Arts, 909 Whalley Avenue 
January Programs

BARNARD NATURE CENTER PUBLIC PROGRAMS FOR NEW YEAR

Wednesday, January 9, 3:30-4:30pm 
Pinecone Bird Feeder Making Workshop (Barnard Nature Center) 

Wednesday, January 16, 3:30-4:30pm 
Animal Tracking Program (Barnard Nature Center)  

Thursday, January 17, 3:30-4:30pm 
Winter Nature Walk (Meet at the Edgewood Ranger Station) 

Tuesday, January 22, 3:30-4:30pm 
** Owl Pellet Program (Barnard Nature Center) 

Thursday, January 24, 6:30-8:30pm 
CARE Family Ice Fishing Class (Barnard Nature Center) 

Tuesday, January 29, 9:30-11:00am 
*Nature Pals (Edgewood Ranger Station)

Questions? Phone 946-8027

Barnard Nature Center or Ranger Station
UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, January 19, 2:00-3:00pm
EDIBLE BOOK PARTY- Click HERE for more info. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117

Saturday, January 26+Sunday, January 27, 9:00am
PASTEL WORKSHOP WITH KATE HENDERSON- Click HERE for more info. Kehler LIddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue,

Sunday, January 27, 5:30-6:30pm
BYO-PICNIC INDOOR WINTER CONCERT SERIES-Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue.

Friday, February 1, 7:00pm
A PALLET FOR THE SHOAL/SAWTELLES\LYS GUILLORN- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT

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