All-Inclusive

T his past Saturday and Sunday, “Transported Weekend” really put the “city-wide” in City-Wide Open Studios. 

Opening up private spaces, spurring temporary satellite setups and engaging public-facing galleries for a wide-ranging art show across the city (and beyond), the weekend’s inclusions weren’t just geographical and stylistic. Those private studios, usually appointment-only spaces by necessity, became warm welcomers of walk-ins, often with wine and cheese and hummus and things to put cheese and hummus on. And those satellite setups brought artists together. Photographer Terry Dagradi, for instance, accepted an invitation from sculptor Gar Waterman to co-exhibit in the front gallery of West Rock Studio, the space he shares full-time with woodworker Sergei Gerasimenko.

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Those public-facing galleries, meantime, welcomed visitors for longer hours than usual. City Gallery, exhibiting work from all 18 of its members, stayed open an extra sixty minutes, until 5 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday. Kehler Liddell in Westville timed its latest opening reception—featuring photography by Keith Johnson and pen-and-ink drawings by Edith Borax-Morrison—for Sunday, keeping its doors open until 6 p.m., or two hours past its usual bedtime.

Of course, if you were one of those who spent Saturday and Sunday jetting around to as many of the 40-odd locations as you could, extending past your Sunday bedtime probably wasn’t an option. And it’s still a virtual certainty that you didn’t get to see it all.

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But maybe we can fill in some blanks. Here, above, is what we saw, with a photo key below. (To see uncompressed, uncropped versions of these images, in both landscape and portrait formats, check out the email version.)

Photo Key

1. Dia de los Muertos-inspired woodcut print by Luke Hanscom, displayed on Central Avenue during Westville’s “Steamroller Printing” CWOS event.
2. Photograph by Luke and Mistina Hanscom, in Lotta Studio (911 Whalley Ave, New Haven).
3. Ceramics by Kiara Matos, in the Eli Whitney barn (920 Whitney Ave, Hamden).
4. “Kinetic figure” by Susan Clinard, in the Clinard Sculpture Studio at the Eli Whitney barn (920 Whitney Ave, Hamden).
5. Custom light fixture by Sergei Gerasimenko, in West Rock Studio (425 West Rock Ave, New Haven).
6-7. Furniture by Timothy Spratlin, displayed at the Eli Whitney barn (920 Whitney Ave, Hamden).
8-9. Photographs by Keith Johnson, from The Genosee River Flows North and The Chosen Spot series, respectively. Currently exhibiting at Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Ave, New Haven).
10.“Cladding” by Susan McCaslin, installed on the eastern side of 12 Fountain Street.
11. “Stonehenge” by Michael Angelis, in his studio (169 East St, New Haven).
12. “Coleoptera” sculpture by Gar Waterman, in West Rock Studio (425 West Rock Ave, New Haven).
13. Merit badge-style patches by George Corsillo, in the Design Monsters studio (838 Whalley Ave #12, New Haven).
14. Painting by Gerald Saladyga, in his studio (169 East St, New Haven).
15. “Journals” painting by Stephen Grossman, in his studio (169 East St, New Haven).
16. “Converging” by Terry Dagradi, displayed in West Rock Studio (425 West Rock Ave, New Haven).
17. Painting by Gerald Saladyga, in his studio (169 East, St, New Haven).
18. One of many art-object cameras inside Lotta Studio (911 Whalley Ave, New Haven).

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories, helped in no small part by a small team of dedicated contributors.

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