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Arts Paper

As the editorially independent arm of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the Arts Paper seeks to celebrate, explore, and investigate the fine, visual, performing and culinary arts in and around New Haven.

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30 Years Later, "Fires In The Mirror" Ignites A Dialogue At Long Wharf

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Kallos Musicians Expose, Explore "Cracks In The Glass Ceiling"

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Happy 100th Birthday, Al Marder

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Ely Center Artists Braid Hairstory Into New Exhibition

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Young Readers Take "Mr. Lincoln's Way" On MLK Day

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At MLK Poetry Jam, Storytellers Own The Night

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52 Years In, Love Marches On

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In Night Swim, Joan Kwon Glass Dives Into Her Grief

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New Haven's Cultural Equity Plan Arrives

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Youth Funding Becomes Focus In $53M American Rescue Plan Allocation

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Rohn Lawrence Is Sent Off In Song At Toad's Place

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Viva Zapata Reborn Downtown As "Vivaz Cantina"

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A Beaver Hills Sculptor Carves Through The Chaos

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First-Time Alder Jumps Into Cultural Affairs Arena

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In The Hill, Wilson Keeps Three Kings Day Joy Alive

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Co-Op Students Weigh In On Omicron Surge

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"This Holy Grail Of Black Musicianship:" Rohn Lawrence Passes On

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Luminary Walk Ushers In The New Year

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They Helped Us Heal: Our 2021 Top 10

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Skating Photographs Turn Devil's Gear Into A Pop-Up Gallery

Photographer Herve Locus at The Devil's Gear Bike Shop last Friday. Store co-owner Johnny Brehon said he hopes to do pop-ups every few weeks going forward. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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St. Luke's Steel Band Makes A Triumphant Holiday Return

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Jazz Education Looks Like Toe Tapping at the Institute Library

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Trey Moore Hits His Stride In "Boy Next Door"

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Christmas Arrives Early In The Learning Corridor

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Department of Justice Honors A New Haven LGBTQ+ Champion

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Students Put Healing On The Map

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Moon Shells Stay Grounded In Two New Albums

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Rising Rap Star Brings It Back To Barnard

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A Reborn "Aladdin Jr." Soars At Nathan Hale

Fifth grader Julian McGregor and Ella the Elephant. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Archaeologists Eye Revolutionary History Beneath A High School Parking Lot

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In Photos: The Winter White Ball

Welcome to the Winter White Ball, a fundraiser for the New Haven Pride Center hosted by New Haven drag legend Tia Lynn Waters—or as she is affectionately known and loved, Bubbles—at the American Legion Hall in Hamden last Sunday. By the end of the night, attendees had raised over $1,000 for the Center.  

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In Year Six, "Anti Mall" Centers Working Artists

David Sepulveda. Jadan Anderson Photos.

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Arts In CT Builds A Home In Westville

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Teaching Artist, Councilwoman Steps Onto Statewide Legislative Stage

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Chapel Haven Artists Usher In Holiday Spirit

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Holiday Village Brings Cheer To The Green

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A Hamden Studio Dances A Community Nutcracker

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In "Romántica," Tere Luna Brings Bolero To Connecticut

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Homegrown Makers Shine At NHFPL Holiday Bazaar

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Bregamos Welcomes "The Wandering"

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From The Corner Of A Dark Room, With Fear

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"It’s Really Unreal:" Wilbur Cross Students Rattled After Lockdown

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At Ely Center, ECA Students Jump Into New Media

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Kapelye Conjures Hanukkah Miracles On Tower Lane

Sylvia Rifkin and Isidor "Izzy" Juda. Both are 100 years old. Lucy Gellman Photos

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Stetson Storytime Becomes Library Open House

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In Branford, Sweet 2 The Soul Takes Flight

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Page Wooller's Dreamscapes Land On Orange Street

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Review: On "The Language in Common"

Charles Benton Photos. 

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On Crown Street, An Artist Amplifies The Breadth Of A Diaspora

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Westville Artists Welcome Small Business Saturday

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At Institute Library, Photographs Take A Long Look At History

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From The Archives: Thanksgiving & Thankstaking

Cosijopii Melchor and Ricky Looking Crow at a ceremony for Indigenous Peoples' Day in October 2021. Lucy Gellman File Photo.

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At Cafe Nine, Leigh Busby Makes The Walls Sing

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Wilbur Cross Marching Band Is Ready For Game Day

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Lifesaving & Overdue: Ed Board Approves Policy Affirming Trans & Gender Nonconforming Youth

Screenshot via Zoom. 

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Arsenal F.C. Fans Find A Home In "The Cannon"

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Trans Day Of Remembrance Centers A Call To Heal, And A Call To Fight

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After BLM Silencing, Choral Censorship Battle Reaches National Stage

A screen shot from Melanie Cometa's video, the final version of which is embedded below. 

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Student Theater Soars “Out Of Bounds”

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Young Cellists Play Their Way To Live Performance

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Pride Center Marks A Quarter Of A Century

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At Mitchell, A Science Evangelist Delivers Her Sermon

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Zakiya Dalila Harris Brings "The Other Black Girl" To SCSU

Isabel Chenoweth/SCSU Photos.

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Need A Booster? Try The Library.

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From Liverpool To Fair Haven Heights, The “Mo-Pho” Arrives

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New Picture Book Puts Pandemic In Perspective

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“More Than A Number” Charts A Path From Prison To Poetry

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At Co-Op, Dance Workshop Brings Harlem To New Haven

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"The Neutral Ground" Probes The Lost Cause Myth

Courtesy CJ Hunt.

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Artist Kiara Matos Finds A Home On Orange Street

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Raheem Nelson Meets The Moment

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With Skeletons And Stories, ULA Preps For Día de Muertos Parade

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Kallos Makes Storytime A Musical Affair

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In His Words: Kick The Cat's Vijay Tellis-Nayak

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"This Art Needs To Speak:" Efforts Mount To Save Ireland's Great Hunger Museum

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Giant Puppets Return To Westville In Style

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Newhallville's Alder-Elect Gets Ready To Champion The Arts

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Día de Muertos Blooms Through Pandemic Year

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Two New Voices Tapped For Cultural Affairs Commission

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Young Artist-Activists Cast A Spell For Climate Safety

Members of the rally. Adrian Huq Photos. 

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Strange Ways Grows Its Footprint Downtown

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Thirty Years Of Butterflies

Damien Hirst’s In and Out of Love (Butterfly Paintings and Ashtrays) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd., in Love, Life, Death, and Desire: An Installation of the Center’s Collections, an exhibition on view at the Yale Center for British Art, October 1, 2020-December 31, 2021.  Photo: Richard Caspole, Yale Center for British Art.

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Empath Vintage Opens Its Doors

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Shakespeare Gets Spooky In Edgerton Park

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Albers' Legacy Looms Large On Orange Street

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At City Polling Places, An Accessibility Assist

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From Whitney Barn, Artists Highlight Pandemic Perspectives

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A New Haven Poet Gives Voice To Henrietta Lacks

 

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"A Wolf Named Elvis" Makes Its New Haven Debut

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Jaigantic Hones Its Vision For Accessibility

Buster during Monday night's presentation. Zoom Screenshot.

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Co-Op Grad Keeps Mayoral Debate On Track

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At Erector Square, Artists Welcome Back The World

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Students Over SROs: A Call To Redefine Safety In Schools

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Deltas Get A First Look At The New Stetson

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Artspace Skates Its Way Into Open Source Festival

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"The Chinese Lady" Brings Long Wharf Back To Life

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Christian Curiel’s Unsettled Dreams of Youth

Chris Gardner Photos.

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A Tree Grows At Betsy Ross

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Horses, Healers Come Together In Goffe Street Park

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In Praise Of Reading The Room

From left to right: Shawn Murray, Tricia D’Onofrio, and Beau McDowell. Sam Hadelman Photos. 

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Ely Center Artists Wake the World

Detail, Caroline Harman’s painting Principles of Uncertainty. Both Solos and #WIP run at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art through Nov. 14. Leah Andelsmith Photos.

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Artists Rock Return To Ninth Square Night Market

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Indigenous Peoples' Day Shifts To Story

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In Inaugural Arts Festival, Semilla Fêtes Resistance

 

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A Sculptor Conjures Joy On Artizan Street

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At Artspace, Artists Unite Past And Present

Martha Friedman's work is in conversation with the history and process of mummification. Lucy Gellman Photos; all work by the artists. 

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"This Honor Belongs To All Of Us:" Metro's Nataliya Braginsky Named History Teacher Of The Year

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Fridge Haven Steps Up To Fight Food Insecurity

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A Collage Artist Takes On Covid-19

Artist Martha Savage holds up her signature "timecards:" mixed media cards that are often composed to portray larger societal issues such as racial injustice, access to health care, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Raquel Burgess Photos; the second photo is by Martha Savage of her timecards. 

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Nine New Projects Sow Seeds Of Social Justice

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At Albertus, "Global And Grateful" Spotlights A Growing Community

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Jaigantic Defends River Street Plan

State Rep. Robyn Porter at Friday's press conference. "Black and Brown people, what do we talk about?" she asked aloud Friday. "We lift as we climb. And we got a brother, Michael Jai White, who is doing that. This is his vision. From where he came from. He's coming back to his community and lifting as he climbs." Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Jazz Plays Out Last Night Of "Occupied" Lot

 

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A Human Rights Champion Gets Her Due

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Artists, Athletes Team Up To Get Out The Vax

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Reginald Dwayne Betts Named 2021 MacArthur Fellow

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Photo.

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On Whalley, Shaunda Holloway's Ode To Survival

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Six Artists "Make It Melanin" At Erector Square

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Strings Transform Problem Lot Into Concert Stage

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Wábi Gallery Takes Shape On Court Street

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On Orange Street, Two Artists Draw In Spanglish

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In Call For Immigration Reform, Rebel Diaz Sets A Soundtrack

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Mandingo Ambassadors Make A Shining Return To Best Video

Jocelyn Pleasant and Mamady Kouyaté at Best Video. Daniel Shoemaker Photos.

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Pride Center Goes “Beyond The Binary”

Thursday's panel. Screenshot via Facebook Live.

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In"Urabá," Ricardo Gutiérrez Pays Homage To Home

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Outdoor Expo Brings Oaxaca To Fair Haven

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In Year Two, Black Haven Turns Its Lens On Joy

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PRIDEFest Makes A Bright Return

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At Sanctuary Kitchen, Afghanistan Crisis Hits Home

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In Photos: Drag On The Edge

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