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THIS WEEK IN WESTVILLE
June 12th Edition: Bill Klar @Common Ground, Mary Lesser Art Opening @BEKI, Silent Film @Lyric, Brene Brown Book Reading @Revive! This Week in Westville is your source for the latest news, events, activities, and fun in Westville.
16th Annual Westville Village ArtWalk! A HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, artists, merchants, community groups and everyone else who helped make this year's ArtWalk such a success. 2013 ArtWalk Photos | Friday Schedule | Saturday Schedule | Raffle | Sponsors
ArtWalk T-Shirts Still Available! There are still some Artwalk 2013 shirts available, now for 50% off! We still have some Youth M & L, Adult Large & 2XL, and Ladies Large & XL, all $5. Stop by the WVRA office for one or several. There are also a few t-shirts from years past still waiting for a home! Complete your collection or start one now with select sizes from 11th, 12th, and 15th Annual Artwalks.
I MAP NEW HAVEN - This is a great opportunity to visually capture our New Haven experiences and share them with each other. With an 8x8" New Haven base map (pick one up from Eric Epstein or Aly Fox, or download/print from imapnewhaven.com), you can fill out any experience in any way: places you've lived, worked, eaten, visited, bicycled, gardened, hiked, fallen in & out of love, walked your dog, eaten pizza, discovered art, listened to music, lost & found things. Be creative! Collage, drawing, photograph, etc. on the map and anonymously or not, email it (email@example.com) or send it to
I Map New Haven
Each map will be unique and exclusive to its map maker! The maps will be posted on imapnewhaven.com, and will eventually be created into an art installation, uniting all of our experiences of New Haven.
NOW OPEN! The Sixpence Pie Company, featuring hand-made savory tarts, sweet pies, quiches and fresh soups, opened ArtWalk weekend in Westville Village and is now open every Wednesday to Sunday! Check out their website and "like" them on Facebook. 910 Whalley Ave. (formerly Yarn), 203-376-0606
PAINT AND PEN PALS- May 21, 2013 The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda-"Similar, But Different" is the way Edgewood School second-grade teacher Kim Rogers has described a unique artistic and social collaboration between her class and art students of Tina Menchetti at Chapel Haven, a private non-profit transitioning program serving young adults on the autism spectrum and those with social and developmental disabilities. The two teachers met last year at the "Expanding Literacies, Extended Classrooms" Summer Institute for Teachers at the Yale Center for British Art and were inspired to bring their students together. The two groups who on the surface, might appear to have nothing in common. Through their collaborative "Paint and Pen Pals" project, participants connected through writing and art-making activities that culminated in a meet and greet luncheon and celebration at Chapel Haven in late April..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
ARTWALKS THE WALK- May 13, 2013 The New Haven Independent, by David Sepulveda-"Eyes were turned to darkening skies at the annual Westville Village ArtWalk Festival this weekend, but veterans of the annual event were unfazed. In its 16 years, few can remember an ArtWalk where rain didn't make a cameo of some kind. Saturday's festival saw a few light showers, but tented and indoor activities ensured a good time for all those who braved the forecast. Westville Village Renaissance Alliance Executive Director Chris Heitmann acknowledged that Saturday's turnout was somewhat diminished by the threat of rain. But Friday evening's attendance was up, owing to the planned increase of gallery and studio openings and activities, with many held in nontraditional venues. "We made sure to put the art in ArtWalk," he said..." Click HERE for the full article and to comment.
LITERATURE, OIL MIX- May 13, 2013, The New Haven Independent, By David Sepulveda- "Festival-goers who gathered at Westville's neighborly Aquila Motors during the opening of Friday's 16th Annual Artwalk, were not there for a lube job or car repair. Instead of the aroma of fresh ground coffee that usually accompanies their cafe readings of prose and poetry by local talent, the scent of oil and garage wafted in the air as New Haven Review, the local publisher that highlights content by Greater New Haven area writers and those far beyond, offered a a mash-up of literary readings and musical performances, all set in a mechanic's workplace..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
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