It must have been one of the first New Haven Open Studios events which sparked my interest in the local art scene. I remember how much fun it was to roam the city with my little map, finding a studios in unexpected spaces above Gotham City or in a rehabbed factory complex. Now in its 12th year, Open Studios has coordinated a series of smaller events as a lead-up. Here is one:
“Flock” is the name of the New Haven City-Wide Open Studios Guest Juried Exhibition that starts today and runs until Sept. 4.
Curated by Patricia Hickson, the Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Antheneum, and Kristina Newman-Scott, Director of Visual Arts at Real Art Ways, Flock features work from 27 regional artists participating in Artspace’s 13th Annual City-Wide Open Studios. Artspace also acknowledges operating support from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, New England Foundation for the Arts, the City of New Haven, Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Friends of Artspace.
Flock Participating Artists: Elizabeth Antle, James Ayers, Vito Bonanno, Jr., Anna Broell Bresnick, Daniel Buttery, Jaclyn Conley, Phyllis Crowley, Matthew Garrett, Debbie Hesse, Ronnie Rysz, Joseph Saccio, Jean Scott, Suzan Shutan, Rita Valley, Jonathan Waters, Jemma Williams, Mark Williams, Barbara Hocker, Keith Johnson, Kristina Kuester-Witt, Laura Marsh, Meredith Miller, Maria Morabito, Jordan Nodelman and Jacob Pongratz.
The public reception is today, July 30, from 6-8 p.m., yet another conspiracy to keep working people like me from attending and eating up all the cheese. The studios at Erector Square open the weekend of Sept. 25; studios citywide open the following weekend.