Media Preview for "Open Studios" to Feature Many Yale Artists

Members of the media and leaders of arts organizations are invited to a special preview of “Open Studios” in New Haven, noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Artspace Gallery, 70 Audubon St. Art work by Yale faculty, students, staff and area alumni will be featured along with work by artists from throughout the Greater New Haven area. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. to Marianne Bernstein, 932-9095.

The Artspace exhibition will be open to the public May 8-17, beginning with a reception on May 8, 5-8 p.m. The show provides a taste of the May 16 and 17 city-wide festival of visual arts called “Open Studios ‘98NH2000,” when more than 200 artists will invite the public into their studios from noon to 5 p.m. Each participating artist will have one representative work on display at Artspace.

Maps showing the location of each studio will be available in the gallery and will be published in the New Haven Advocate, the Fairfield Weekly, and the Hartford Advocate on May 13. Art works will be for sale, including the pieces on display at Artspace. Free buses, provided by the Yale Bookstore, will circle the city, making stops at Open Studios locations, including the Peabody Museum, upper Chapel Street, Broadway, Artspace and Union Station.

Yale School of Art graduate students and alumni, as well as current and former faculty who will participate include Candida Alvarez, Jan Cunningham, Eileen Doktorski, John Gambell, Vanessa Glenn, Susana Jacobson, Jason Cuvelier, Scott Peterman, Sam Weiner and John Keefer.

Gambell, a faculty member in the Art School’s graphic design program, designed the map that highlights studio locations and the bus route for the event.

Staff members of the Peabody Museum will mount an exhibition of their art. Participants include Michael Anderson, John Maisano, Armand Morgan, Ava Orphanoudakis and Rosemary Volpe. The Art & Architecture Gallery space at 180 York St., listed on the map, will feature the thesis work of current Master of Fine Arts photography students.

Temporary studios for artists will be set up in several Yale-owned properties, including the Yale Children’s Theater (248 Park St.), Pierson College Gallery (261 Park St.), commercial spaces on Broadway and Chapel streets, and the rotunda of 2 Whitney-Grove on Whitney Avenue.

Open Studios is one of a series of events throughout Greater New Haven leading up to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, which takes place June 24-28. Yale University is a sponsor of both.

More information is available on the Internet at www. yale.edu/openstudios or by calling Marianne Bernstein, Open Studios ‘98NH2000 at (203) 932-9095.

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Gila Reinstein: gila.reinstein@yale.edu, 203-432-1325