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Work by Clint Jukkala at Giampietro Gallery.

eyond its role as a home for Yale University, enduring historical significance, and unrivaled cultural offerings, New Haven is an astonishingly beautiful and welcoming city. Whether it is the stunning gothic revival architecture

or its world-class galleries, New Haven is an ideal locale for any artistic sojourn with a surprising number of exhibitions and museums. Concretizing New Haven’s role as a premier creative hub, the Arts Council of New Haven serves a region of fifteen towns through its well-regarded arts programs. Through the Greater New Haven Arts Stabilization Project, the Arts Council has directly served eight other member organizations and currently serves over 100 regional arts organizations and 500 individual artists. Each December, the Council hosts the Art Awards to honor the artistic excellence and outstanding achievements of visual, performing, and literary artists, as well as arts organizations, art educators, architects, advocates, and administrators whose contributions enable the

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November/December 2011

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arts to thrive in the region. Near the border between New Haven and Fairhaven sits an edgy, artist-run gallery known for its avant-garde pieces and vibrant atmosphere. Established in 2003, City Gallery serves as a showcase for seventeen artists and photographers, many of whom have won numerous awards and secured notable solo exhibitions. The frenetic wire sculptures of Shelby Head, the celebrated paper work of Jennifer Davies and Karen Wheeler, as well as the mixed media pieces of Jane Harris can all be perused here. At the very center of Westville, a scenic township just north of the city, stands a small gallery that is very big on fine art. The DaSilva Gallery offers an array of cross-cultural works. The fun, surrealist works of Chris McLoughlan mix religion and current events with an eye to renaissance masterpieces of the late fourteenth century. This eclectic show will be followed in 2012 by a series of 12/12/12 exhibitions featuring twelve shows from twelve different Latin American artists hailing from twelve separate countries. All of the artists involved examine their shared cultural heritage through diverse media. After perusing the calmer environs of Westville, take a short ride to the energetic New Haven green, an expansive park in the heart of the city, adjacent to the campus of Yale University. A short and scenic walk from the green’s towering Trinity Church is the Institute Library. This New Haven landmark

Art New England: Focus On New Haven  

Focus On: New Haven

Art New England: Focus On New Haven  

Focus On: New Haven