Category Archives: New Haven Events

Why Architecture Matters


Rhythm and Flow: The New Yorker Mia Reinoso Genoni – October 21, 2009
By Mia Reinoso Genoni New Haven Advocate

Why Architecture Matters is an extended meditation on the deceptively simple three-word phrase, a meditation that allows for rumination, emotion, observation and even contradiction.

Successful architecture, he tells us, “makes life better,” “take[s] our breath away,” “invites belief,” and “evokes indescribable joy.” Architecture is “the making of place and the making of memory,” and a great building “must have a use, it must stand up — and it must be a work of art.”

Paul Goldberger will speak on Public Architecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 28. New Haven Public Library, Main Branch, 133 Elm St. 203-946-8130 ext. 314, Free. No reservations required.


New Haven Through The Architect’s Eye

2 articles on: “Through the Architect’s Eye — New Haven & the World”
On view in the atrium of New Haven’s City Hall until Oct. 23.

Latino architects show off shutter skills New Haven Register October 17, 2009 – Pamela McLoughlin

NEW HAVEN — The first floor of City Hall has never been as architecturally sound as it is right now.

Photographic works of 40 architects from some 20 Latin American countries who have visited, worked or are working in the city are on display until Friday as part of Arte Inc.’s citywide celebration of Hispanic heritage. October is Hispanic Heritage month.

Exhibit Shows View From Architects’ Eyes Allan Appel | October 9, 2009 New Haven Independent

If photography is the art of light, what happens when architects, who trade in solid masses, pick up the camera?

The result: a vision of the world and the city filled with design and drama.


International Festival of Arts and Ideas 2009

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas starts this Saturday!

List of all events for the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Kicks Off This Weekend By FRANK RIZZO Hartford Courant 6/11/2009

Mary Lou Aleskie believes that in a year in which economies throughout the world are traumatically shaken, making international connections is more vital than ever.

As executive director of New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas, which begins its 14th year Saturday, Aleskie has created more collaborations than ever for the programming, especially at a time when her budget hasn’t grown, corporate sponsorships are down and the dollar is devalued.

We Need Arts & Ideas More Than Ever: There’s no downturn in the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the festival that helps us cope with reality Christopher Arnott New Haven Advocate 6/9/2009

The festival’s program director, Cathy Edwards, describes this year’s festival vibe as “something really uplifting about working together, the community coming together at a difficult time.” She sees the community theme as a chance to explore “the relationship of global to local,” and also “an opportunity for families to do things together.”


Westville Village Artwalk this weekend



Historic Westville Village for the 12th Annual ArtWalk Festival on Friday, May, 8, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday, May 9, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. This free community family event features art exhibitions from local, regional and national artists, a craft fair and a full day of events for kids and adults of all ages.

Full schedule available here.


Kevin Roche at NH Preservation Trust, May 12th


Via the Arts Council of Greater New Haven:

12 Tuesday
The Value of Preserving the Past. Presentation by Kevin Roche, FAIA, principal in the firm of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, LLC. New Haven Preservation Trust Annual Meeting and Silent Auction of collectibles/historical items. Reception to follow Mr. Roche’s talk. 5-7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave., New Haven. (203) 562-5919.


Inaugural show at the new School of Art Gallery

Thomas McDonald for The New York Times

“The inaugural show in the gallery, ‘Shifting Shapes — Unstable Signs,’ brings to New Haven works by 13 artists and one artists’ collective from India and the Indian diaspora. It was organized by Mr. Storr and Jaret Vadera, a student in the School of Art, and focuses on works that manipulate signs and symbols of cultural, national and gender identity. All told it is a handsome, thoughtful exhibition that feels both relevant and timely.”

“Shifting Shapes — Unstable Signs,” the School of Art Gallery, Yale University School of Art, 32 Edgewood Avenue, New Haven, through Feb. 27. Information: (203) 432-2605.

For a Fresh Gallery Space, Contemporary Indian Art Benjamin Genocchio NYT 2/20/09

More here, here and here.

Posted by Chris

Home Movie Day 2008

New Haven Home Movie Day will be an open screening on Saturday October
18th, in which members of the community will be asked to bring in home
movies. The films will be inspected by trained film lab technicians
and archivists, and then projected in front of an audience. Home
movies do not need to be your own family’s but can also include found
films. Formats accepted: 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm.

There will be information available on how to properly care for your
movies, transfer options and local vendors, and fun prizes to give

Saturday, October 18
Film drop-off and inspection: noon to 2pm.
Home Movie Screenings: 2pm to 6pm.
People’s Center 37 Howe Street, New Haven
Free and open to the public (wheelchair access available)

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