"Penrhyn Cook’s series of photographs, Holiday Reflections, are absorbing enough in their own right. Colorful and festive, the images are just askew enough to warrant a closer look. Are we looking at double exposures? What do we make of the giant fruit and a rainbow on a city block? In the context of Kehler Liddell Gallery’s annual holiday show — titled “Deck the Walls” and running at the Westville space through Dec.
Wednesday | November 29, 2023
Monday | November 27, 2023
October 30, 2023, by Karen Ponzio- "The last weekend of October finally gifted the city a warm and sunny Saturday, but nowhere was it hotter than Westville, where a two-day neighborhood event — part of the artist-led City-Wide Open Studios — encompassed everything from galleries, creative collectives, and private residences to Edgewood Park and even pods on Central Avenue. At 11 a.m.
November 1, 2023, by Brian Slattery- "Two photographs by Marjorie Gillette Wolfe hang in the front of Kehler Liddell Gallery, at 873 Whalley Ave. in Westville. They’re both of hedges, and the way Wolfe composes the image, the eye is drawn to the plant life, without worrying too much about where it is. We can see the similarities in the forms of the plants, the spacing between them.
Wednesday | September 6, 2023
August 31, by Kraig Binkowski- "A blurry chandelier dissolves into the flimsy outline of a staircase against a backdrop of swirls of rich brown. This ink drawing—one of many similar works lining a narrow hallway inside Beth El–Keser Israel—depicts details from artist Anna Bresnick’s trip to Venice and Murano, a neighboring island known for its glassmaking. The artist’s travels inform many of the works in this series, and throughout the solo exhibition, Anna Bresnick: Four Stops Along an Artistic Path, which closes on Sunday, Sept. 3.
September 1, By Iman Hameen- "Ana Reyes dipped her brush into a cup of deep gray paint, scanning the wall for an exposed patch of brick. One brushstroke at a time, she reconnected with New Haven’s history of resistance, from the Black Panther Trials to a student walkout for an immigrant dad in sanctuary. Around her, the sun soaked the pavement, making the corner pulse with color.
August 22, by Brian Slattery- "New Haven artist and designer Edmund B*Wak Comfort faced a harrowing health crisis in the spring that saw him lose both of his legs below the knee as well as a few of his fingers. Now home from the hospital, he has found family and friends rallying to help him, including a performance from the Regicides improv comedy group this Saturday, Aug. 26 that will double as a fundraiser to help him meet living expenses while he recuperates.
July 28, By Asher Joseph- "Westville small business owners and city officials cut ceremonial ribbons to celebrate the grand openings of a new mental health center, a new hair salon, and a new poké bowl restaurant on Whalley Avenue — bringing mind, body, and soul to a bustling commercial strip.
Wednesday | January 18, 2023
January 17, 2023, (WFSB) - New Haven announced dozens of local artists and organizations will receive grants, helping highlight cultures, while bringing neighborhoods to life.The city said over the years, the process of applying for and writing the grant all the layers didn’t make it easy for smaller, deserving organizations to get access to the funds.
January 18, 2023, by Maya Mcfadden- "Angela Naranjo now puts aside 3 percent of her Westville massage-therapy paycheck towards her retirement — thanks to a new state program that encourages workers across Connecticut who do not have employer-backed retirement plans to start saving early, even if they have decades to go before leaving the workforce for good.
Tuesday | November 22, 2022
November 2022, by Austin Mirmina- "The new College of Health and Human Services building at Southern Connecticut State University was built on slices from Ernie's Pizzeria in New Haven. That's where construction workers usually ate when they took their lunch break, eatery owner Pasqual Deriso said. Throughout its history, Ernie's has linked itself to SCSU in other ways.