This Week in Westville:
KLG Call to Artist , Life Mapping Workshop @Lotta, Shilo Ratner @DaSilva Gallery, 2nd Saturdays @West River Arts, New Member Show + Marjorie Gillette Wolfe Solo @Kehler Liddell!

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December Programs
Mitchell Library
Calendar of events for December HERE

The New Haven Free Public Library will be closed December 25th for Christmas Day and January 1st for New Year's Day. 

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
Elm City Sounds
 Elm City Sounds, 24 Fountain Street

50% off First Friday* - The first Friday of each month

20% off Tuesdays* - Every single Tuesday

*visit store for details

CLOSED Monday - Tuesday-Thursday 12-5 - Friday 12-7- Saturday/Sunday 10-5 

Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue 
Odeon Boutique

20% Off ALL Shoes 30% Off 40% Off 50% Off 60% Off 20% Off Handbags & Hats **Sale Ends Friday, January 31 

Tuesday- Wednesday 10 - 5  
Thursday 12 - 6 
Friday- Saturday 10 - 5
Closed Sunday & Monday 

Odeon, 918 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389 - 8704
The Well For Women

The Well For Women, 495 Blake Street,
Westville Jewelers

Westville Jewelers, 901 Whalley Avenue
Strange Ways

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday +Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-5:oopm


Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
Mew Haven Cat Cafe

Friday, January 31, 7:00pm
Trivia Night: Star Wars Theme
Pit your wits against other humans! This 90-minute event includes 3 rounds of Cat-egories with all the cat snuggles you can handle. Please note one ticket is for one person. Team up with your best pals (4 people max). Sign up HERE

Mew Haven Cat Cafe,

"I Am ..." - 4th Annual Juried Show - Open Call to Artists. How do you see yourself? How do others see you? What makes you, you? From selfies to personal branding to the complexities of identity politics, our carefully crafted personas are routinely broadcast to the world via the internet. The modern world revels in the revelation of a semblance of self, allowing us to conceal as much as we reveal. In this age of unprecedented exposure, how can an artist offer some fresh statement of self? While navigating the boundaries between the social and the private self, how do you publicly express something real and authentic? We invite you to share some aspect of the true you, whether through a traditional version of self portraiture or some other, less conventional window to your soul. We want to know you and see you as you see yourself. We welcome any media or form of self expression in your expression of self, anticipating that this collection of selves, of I AM, will become a powerful, revelatory voice of WE ARE. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Sunday, March 15th by 11;59pm. FULL DETAILS HERE

Save the Date! 02/20/2020 And BRING IT! We're looking for presenters!
Saturday, January 11, 10:00am-12:00


Join PattieBelle Hastings for a 2-hour immersion into mapping your life and mind through a writing and visualization process that she calls Life mapping. This exercise is similar to a Brain Dump or Mind Sweep - where we will capture EVERYTHING that is on your mind right now, get it down on paper, and make it visual. Once everything is out in front of us, we can reflect on what the patterns and information reveal in order to move from this moment into the next with clarity and confidence. As you get the hang of this process, it can be done weekly, monthly, or whenever you are feeling overwhelmed by your life. We guarantee that you will be adding this technique to your productivity toolbox!

Space is limited, kindly RSVP using the online platform below or by emailing PattieBelle directing at

Reserve your spot at the table today!

* $25 class fee
*All materials you need will be provided

To learn more about this presenter, visit
Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, January 11, 12:00-4:00pm


Second Saturday with a hot tea bar, snacks, and art. All art cards with rabbits are 50% off. 

West River Arts, 909 Whalley Avenue
Saturday, January 11, 12:00-5:00pm

West River Arts, 909 Whalley Avenue
Opening Reception Sat., Jan. 11, 5:00-7:00pm


DaSilva Gallery is exhibiting paintings by Shilo Ratner. The exhibition will be running from January 11, 2020 until February 1, 2020. Opening reception will be on Saturday, January 11, from 5-7pm.
Parking is available behind the gallery. Hope to see you soon!

To find out more about Shilo Ratner, visit & 

DaSilva Gallery, 899 Whalley Avenue
Sunday, January 12, 3:00-6:00pm


Kehler Liddell Gallery presents a New Members Show, featuring work by Amanda Duchen, Chris Fergusen, Ana Henriques, Lisa Toto, and R.F. Wilton, opening with a reception on Sunday, January 12th, 3:00pm-6:00pm, and concluding with a panel discussion on  Saturday, February 8th at 3:00pm. FULL DETAILS HERE

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Sunday, January 12, 3:00-6:00pm


Kehler Liddell Gallery presents: Sepiessa Point, by photographer Marjorie Gillette Wolfe, with an opening reception on Sunday, January 12th, 3:00pm-6:00pm, beginning with an artist talk with Wolfe at 3:00pm.

Marjorie Gillette Wolfe has been visiting Martha's Vineyard since she was a little girl. Originally from New Haven, Wolfe continues to visit the Vineyard - sometimes as many as 10 times in a year - and found Sepiessa Point in a hiking guidebook some twenty years ago. Sepiessa Point Reservation borders Tisbury Great Pond, and the pond is contained in part by a barrier beach. The beach is periodically opened to the Atlantic for the health of the ecosystem. Wolfe's collection of nearly thirty photographs were all taken within a couple of acres - some even from the exact same vantage point - and paint a picture of Sepiessa throughout the seasons, during different weather and times of day.  "It works in a magical way for me," says Wolfe. "Every time I go there, it's different." Though some of the works have been shown individually, and some are brand new, they have never been shown as a cohesive collection, creating a retrospective of sorts, of the place, as well as the artist's connection to it.

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

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Saturday, January 25, 2:00pm
GLANCE AT THE WORLD MOVIE SCREENING- Click HERE for more info. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street.

Sunday, January 26, 11:00am
SUNNY TRAIN KIDS CONCERT- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, February 1, 10:00am-3:00pm
BLACK PERIODT!- Click  HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Sunday, February 2, 4:00-7:00pm
FREE 3-HOUR PAINTING CLASS- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, February 8, 8:30pm-10:30pm
IMPROV SHOW! WILL YOU GO TO THE REGICIDES WITH ME?- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue