ARTISTS CALL HELLO NEIGHBOR is an exhibition to be held in Westville in October 2022, curated by SomethingProjects for the Open Source Neighborhood Platform, organized by Artspace New Haven. Hello Neighbor is a venture that advocates both materials and the synergy of critical mass participation, through art making as a form of community engagement. In the spirit of ‘communion’, we invite artists to think about what everyday issues motivate them as New Haven citizens?
Friday | August 5, 2022
Tuesday | July 12, 2022
July 7, 2022, by Brian Slattery- "Susan Clinard’s sculptures are an exercise in extreme empathy, even as Missing the Mark represents something more complex as well. It’s hard not to feel the pull of judgment in the juxtaposition of the crying face of the baby, who just needs some attention, with the blank faces of everyone else, staring at their screens. But in a broader sense, they’re all victims, of a specific mode of modernity we’re told we want. Clinard’s pieces forces us to look at ourselves, too. Are you reading these words on your phone right now?
Tuesday | June 28, 2022
June 15, 2022, by Thomas Breen- "A Branford-based developer working with local real estate investors plans to knock down two Westville commercial buildings — including a long-vacant and blighted structure at the corner of Whalley Avenue and Fitch Street — and construct in their stead 245 new riverfront apartments. Those are the latest plans for the long-blighted property at 781 Whalley Ave. and 50 Fitch St.
June 16, 2022, by Olivia Charis- "A budding New Haven fashion designer named Del Vaani brought his latest avant-garde line to a crowd gathered in Westville Wednesday night. Del Vanni — aka Jozif Del Vaani, who’s 23 — gave 70 friends and family a taste of his latest designs at a fashion show held at the Kehler Liddell Gallery. The evening began with music as fans sat waiting for the show to begin. After a few minutes, the music tempo changed, and Del Vaani’s models began strutting down the runway. Del Vaani designs and produces hoodies, tees, sweaters, hats, bags, and custom sneakers.
June 16, 2022, by Thomas Breen- "A plan to build another 144 new apartments in Westville Village moved ahead, amidst praise for a densifying west side and concerns about pedestrian safety on Blake Street. That was the result of Wednesday night’s latest regular monthly meeting of the City Plan Commission.
Friday | May 27, 2022
May 26, 2022, by Maya McFadden- "One hundred and fifty New Haven middle and high school students put their pencils down and posters up Thursday to give the city a lesson on solidarity, passion, and leading through action. The 150 students from Elm City Montessori School, Beecher School, Common Ground, and Edgewood School participated in an annual “Children’s March” to Edgewood Park. Each student advocated for a cause they were personally passionate about.
Tuesday | May 10, 2022
May 8, 2022, by Brian Zahn- "Its name may be Marginal, but Kathie Hebert believes it could be something significant. Marginal Drive, a road that runs along the West River and connects New Haven’s Westville neighborhood to the Allingtown neighborhood in West Haven, is underutilized and has not been recognized for its potential in recent years, Hebert said. Hebert, a West Haven resident involved in cleanup and beautification efforts along West Haven’s shoreline, has been meeting with like-minded people in both New Haven and West Haven for weeks.
Wednesday | May 4, 2022
May 3, 2022, By Lucy Gellman- "When John Orr looks at the nineteenth century painting The Rat Trap, he sees three kids who are up to no good. In the work by British painter Edmund Bristow, a young boy points a stick at two friends, each of whom holds a small, furry animal. Between the boy’s feet, a rat stares out from the aforementioned trap, its pink paws visible.
May 4, 2022, by Brian Slattery- "When sibling rivalry becomes a little too hostile. When a puppeteer’s puppet refuses to cooperate. When a threesome collides with the cheerful aesthetic of a Disney movie. These and many other wonderfully absurd scenarios were mined for laughter by The Regicides on Tuesday evening, kicking off a week of ArtWalk programming in Westville. This year — for its 25th year — ArtWalk returns to being all in-person.
Tuesday | April 26, 2022
April 12th, 2022, by Al Larriva-Latt- "Upstairs at Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel, there is a long hallway where over a dozen handmade quilts of various shapes and sizes blanket the walls. They extend from the hallway into the main lobby, where they drape above the cushy brown couches.