Well, How Did I Get Here?

1511029_701335773243842_1742193681_nI am full of gratitude! Thank you to everyone involved in the Once In A Lifetime art exhibition. If I could give you the world I would…Instead, here are some kind words.

Artists: It was hard to select just a handful of the artists I have grown to love and respect in New Haven. Thank you for trusting me to showcase your creativity and for working with a first time curator. I had a great time connecting and learning with all of you. I hope we can continue this relationship in the future and I look forward to seeing what you create next! Also, huge thank you to Brian Kiss for the great tunes at the opening & the entire Ordinary staff!!

Press: You only get one shot at a debut and I am very thankful to all the local media channels that have covered the exhibition. I am still shocked at the amount of press the exhibition received. I humbly thank you for your kind words and reports. Visit the press section to see the coverage.

Arts Council of Greater New Haven: Curating art shows was not listed in my job description when I applied for the Communications Manager position, so I am very grateful to my team at the Arts Council for giving me this opportunity and for accepting my vision.

The viewers: Thank you to everyone that stopped by the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven! I hope your Once In A Lifetime experience was pleasant. Thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception and the Wess Meets West panel discussion/artist talk. I appreciate all of your feedback and look forward to seeing you again at the next exhibition and throughout the #ARTNHV community.

Relive the “Once In A Lifetime” fun by checking out the photos from the opening reception here. 

Take a look at these upcoming events hosted by The Arts Council of Greater New Haven:

ArtSpot! Arts & Culture Happy Hour

This art inspired happy hour will kick off on Thursday, March 27, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Fred Giampietro Gallery, 315 Peck Street in New Haven, CT. It is the first of a series of seasonal events. On view in the gallery will be artwork by Richard Lytle and Blinn Jacobs. Come out for a night of art, a live jazz trio, drinks and mingling. Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and $15 for non-members. Ticket includes two free drinks and refreshments. Tickets sold at the door.

Artist. Art Therapist Exhibition at Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery

Organized by Debbie Hesse, this exhibition will be on display from Thursday, April 3rd through Friday, May 9th, 2014Artists. Art Therapist looks at artwork created by art therapists and considers the relationship between these two different sides of the creative self. The exhibition aims to answer the following questions art therapists are faced with on a daily basis: How do the passion to help and the passion to create impact one’s own artistic output?  How do they inform each other? As an artist and art therapist, how does one navigate between one’s private, meditative and public self—emotionally, physically and spiritually?


#ARTNHV covers the arts in Greater New Haven including arts advocacy, exhibition reviews, events, photos, artist spotlights and more. Your input is important so feel free to join the conversation and leave a reply! Visit artnhv.com today.

Self Ease: Contemporary Portraiture 

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents a new twist on the selfie trend. Organized by Debbie Hesse, “Self Ease: Contemporary Portraiture” encourages viewers to reshape their ideas of the self-portrait and even play along. The exhibition will feature artwork by Eileen Carey, Steven DiGiovanni, Megan Marden, Larry Morelli, Katro Storm, Erika Van Natta, and Jeff Wrench. The community can join in on the photo fun by submitting creative cell phone selfies to selfeaze@gmail.com. More information available via the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

For arts news, events and information please visit newhavenarts.org


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