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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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Vaccinate Fair Haven Celebrates A Milestone

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At Artspace, Du Bois' Data Portraits Drive Black History Home

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Loose Leaf Boba Bursts Onto The Scene

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15 Months In, High School Students Navigate A New Normal

Top: Nadia Gaskins, who all her friends call "Navi," and Kelvin Hernandez. Bottom: Janae Hyatt and Clifford White. Contributed Photos. 

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ArtWalk Bounces Back, Better

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Two Black Filmmakers Look Inward

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Central Ave Mural Brings Artwalk To The Streets

Noé Jimenez painting one of the four images that make up the street mural on Central Avenue. Arturo Pineda Photos.

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Co-Op Senior Shines In August Wilson Finals

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City's Cultural Equity Push Goes Public

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Teens Take The Bard To Edgerton Park

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With Ghost Kitchen, Kawit! Brings Filipino Flavors Back To New Haven

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Capoeira Dances Back To Life Outdoors

Daniel Carbajal practicing with Leo Burke. Arturo Pineda Photos.

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Mural With A Message Lands On Prospect Street

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Four Artists Vision Connecticut's "Black Havens"

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SCSU Open Mic Centers Justice, Then Healing

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Baila Con Gusto Dances Into A New Normal

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From Co-Op, A Sound Garden Takes Root

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At Artspace, Dana Karwas Finds The Pulse

A still image of the video provided by Dana Karwas.

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In "Papa's Free Day Party," A Story Of Liberation

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"Art Comes In Every Color Of The Rainbow"

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Trash Barrels Brighten Park's Pandemic Traditions

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Crosswalk Art Blooms In Wooster Square

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Earth Day Celebration Centers Call For Peace

Natalia Katz dance to Panchama by Beautiful Chorus as part of an Earth Day Peace Celebration in front of the Amistad Memorial. Arturo Pineda Photos.

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"Let's Talk" Provides A Peer-To-Peer Framework For Healing

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English Language Learners Brave A Pandemic Year

A screenshot of classwork from Carolina Fernandez's bilingual class. Picture courtesy of Carolina Fernandez.

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City Taps LGBTQ+ Champion For Cultural Affairs Commission

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After Chauvin Verdict, A Pause & Call For Further Justice

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Covid-19 Claims A Vibrant Local Voice

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New Mural Brightens Up Grand Avenue Eatery

Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Nathan Hale Students Dance Their Way Around The World

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Institute Library Puts On One For The Books

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Co-Op Students Bring Theater To The Mailbox

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Two Artists Find The Brighter Days Ahead

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Covid Vaccines Debut At The Shubert

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Two Dancers Tap Into Live Performance

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Jazz Collective Summons A Tradition Of Resistance

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"Big Dog" Heals The World, Note By Note

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Ground Broken On Goffe Street Park Upgrades

 

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Beaver Hills Author Pens A People's Science

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Symphony Charts Its Return To Live Music

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Winfred Rembert, Who Spoke Truth To Power Through His Art, Is Laid To Rest

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Miso Rolls On Through The Pandemic

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For Shuttered Venues, Federal Relief Finally Arrives

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Betsy Ross Plays Its Way Through Hybrid Learning

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Rethinking The Lotus Bowl at Auction

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FaTE Sings In Sunnier Days Ahead

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Family, Friends Take Center Stage As Food Businesses Make Their Pitch

Screenshots via Zoom. 

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Ceschi, Phat A$tronaut Stream Community From The State House

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Elm City Montessori Reads Together Against Racism

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Four Dancers Take Trans Visibility Online

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Symphony Turns Storefronts Into Stages

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Bibliophiles Go To Bat for Mitchell Library

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Teachers, Youth Advocates Lead Black And Latinx Studies Rollout

Arturo Pineda photos. Screenshot via Zoom. 

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Kallos Bursts Into Bloom

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It's A Beautiful Day In The Gayborhood

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Nu Haven Kapelye Gives "Dayenu" A New Beat

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In Veep's Visit, Cross Senior Sees Her Future

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New Owner Honors Family Music Center's Past, Embraces Its Present

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CHATogether Tackles Anti-Asian Racism Through Theater

Three of the guiding principles demonstrated in the theatre skit, "You don't worry alone, give permission to feel, and be kind to ourselves and others". Screenshot via Zoom. 

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"We Are Not A Virus"

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Arts Freelancers Tackle Taxes

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After Break In, Mrs. Kim Keeps Cooking

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Hamden Historic Sketchbook Project Paints A Pandemic Picture

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Collective Consciousness Takes It To The Ballot Box

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Hair's Kay Survives, Thrives One Year Into Pandemic

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Nasty Women Light The Spark

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Metro Students Vision A Third Reconstruction

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At Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop, Ryan Paxton Takes The Helm

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Hillhouse Teacher: Ready To Get Back In The Classroom

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In Year 18, Dorothy Awards Center Justice Fighters

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Canvassers Lead Grassroots Effort To "Vaccinate Fair Haven"

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Shubert's New Director Details A Vision For Community

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Centering Women

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"Transpositions" Probes Pandemic's Possibilities For Dance

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Stagehands Hold The Picket Line For College Street Colleagues

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New COVID-Fighting Initiative Centers, Celebrates "Our Humanity"

The URU  The Right to Be Inc. banner hangs outside of the New Haven Fire Department's (NHFD) Grand Avenue headquarters and reads "As a leader in your community, your friends and family believe what you say and follow your example." Arturo Pineda Photos.

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New Haven Mourns Manny Rivera, A Cultural Connector

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A Haunted Dreamworld

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In First Budget Hearing, New Haveners Come To Library's Defense

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CT Folk Goes To Its Roots

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Dance Teachers Hone Their Pandemic Rhythm

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Speed Dating Enters Digital Space

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"You Don't Shut Down A Library"

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Eco Advocate Makes Her Storybook Debut

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At Pride Center, Artists Relinquish Control

Excessive Use by Vanessa Giraldos. Photo Courtesy of the New Haven Pride Center. 

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CROWN Act Sails Through The State Senate

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Hip Hop Panel Charts A Path To Education, Liberation

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Two Musicians Mine The Moment

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With New Culinary Launchpad, Food Entrepreneurs Join Forces

The sampler package provided to viewers at home included za'atar rolls and keyk kadoo from Sanctuary Kitchen and a honey tart from Huneebee Project. Photo courtesy of Atticus Market.

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Nathan Hale Teachers Bring Black History Month Home

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State Reps Get Personal As CROWN Act Passes House

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In Pandemic Winter, Open Mic Centers Black Joy

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Music Haven Rallies To Save Its State Funding, Again

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Artists Get "Unapologetically Radical"

Panelist from the Unapologetically Radical event. Top Row: Brittany Cooper and Tyler McElrath. Bottom Row: Nico Wheadon. Screenshot from Zoom.  

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Life In My Days Grows Its Mutual Aid Footprint

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Yale Cab Sails Over The Moon

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Helen Hagan's Legacy Lives On

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Artspace Finds the Precious Details

Target Practice XIII, 2019 by Barbara Marks. Photo courtesy of Artspace.

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Organizers, Clergy, Artists Team Up For Black Women

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Poets, Public Weave A Mardi Gras Love Song To Libraries

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New Photo Series Spotlights Trans Visibility

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Young Musicians Make The Most Of The Snow

Marin Korenaga: “I think singing really helped me." The photo below shows her at a pre-pandemic concert with the musician Masie Peters, who she identified as a role model. Photos Courtesy of Marin Korenaga.

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Artists, Long Wharf Launch The LAB

Panelists from The LAB @ Long Wharf Theatre via YouTube screenshot. Pictured Top Row (Left to Right): Salwa Abdussabur, Isaac Bloodworth, and Onyeka Obiocha. Bottom Row (Left to Right): Ro Godwynn and Nico Wheadon. 

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Tai Chi Rings In The Year Of The Ox

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Arts Advocates Turn Up The Heat On State Funding

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Love Letters Write Their Way To New Haven

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On Audubon Street, Three Sculptors Salute Black History

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Spanish-Language Panel Takes On Vaccine Misinformation

Dr. Marietta Vázquez answering questions from the panelists during a virtual town hall.

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Lawrence Street Vigil Calls For A United City

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"Our Crown Is Sacred"

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Co-Op Takes FAME To The Virtual Stage

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Over 1,600 Hit The Streets For Refugees

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Sweets And Sounds Cooks Up A Reboot

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At ARTE, Students Become The Teachers

Nicdaniel Charles drew a fleet of blue eighth notes on a makeshift music scale. In a glowing one-inch box beside him, Mia Rivera watched carefully. Her pink headphones glinted above her matching pink t-shirt. A few boxes away, Lysha Owuor tracked the notes one by one as they appeared. Charles looked away from the score and peered into the screen.

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At Clemente Academy, World Read Aloud Day Celebrates Sisterhood

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Westville Gets A Snowmage To Bernie Sanders

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State Lawmaker: Black & Latinx Studies Should Be Required, Not Elective

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In LGBTQ+ Youth Crisis, Who Fills The Gap?

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"Playing Images" Puts Two Black Artists Center Stage

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Library Lunch Talk Channels Winchester's Lost History

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From Alders To The Arts, City Tackles Racism As A Public Health Crisis

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Queer Activists Chart A Path To Climate Justice

A screenshot of panelists from YouTube. Top Row: AJ Hudson, Hamzah Jhaveri, and a sign language interpreter.  Bottom Row: Arien Wilkerson and Adrian Huq. 

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"Black Women Are Owed The World"

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Elm City Records Takes Root

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Four Arts Teachers Adjust, Adapt Through Remote Learning

Melissa Sands, the art teacher at the school formerly known as Christopher Columbus Family Academy (CCFA), on a video lesson with retired CCFA teacher, Carmen Conyer interpreting. Screenshot courtesy of Sands.

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Stir The Pot Moves Culinary Community Online

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Pandemic School Diaries: "You Are Not Going Through This Alone"

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25 Years Later, A Co-Op Teacher Dives Back Into Ashram Life

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Kallos Taps Into The Moment

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10 Months In, High Schoolers Weigh In On Remote Learning

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In Westville, Sorors Celebrate Kamala's Historic Firsts

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MLK Poetry Jam Lifts Up Black Women