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August 13, 2010 Arts and Entertainment

Arts Council Announces Somewhat Off The Wall

From: Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Come party at Somewhat Off the Wall and take home a piece of original art

The Arts Council’s longstanding gala fundraising event is back and more exciting than ever!

Somewhat Off the Wall, a unique art exhibition and party from which guests will take home original works of art, will be held at 760 Chapel St., New Haven, in the spectacular space that is home to the Odonnell Company.

This year’s event features drawings, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, prints, sculpture, and fiber by 53 outstanding artists who have each donated three pieces of his or her work. These works will be on display on Friday, September 10, from 4-7pm and can also be viewed online at www.newhavenarts.org.

Then, at 7pm on the night of the party, premium tickets will be numbered, put into a hat, and drawn at random. As each premium ticket-holder’s number is called, he or she will select a piece of original artwork to take home.

Participating Somewhat Off the Wall artists include Joanne Agostinelli, Corina S. Alvarezdelugo, Judy Atlas, James Ayers, Susan Bender, Paula Billups, Arina Cadariu, Mandy Carroll-Leiva, Peter Casolino, Ann Conrad Stewart, Penny Cook, Rod Cook, Megan Craig, Claudia Cron, Anne Culver, Marie Curtis, Charlotte DePalma, Karen Ford, Oi Fortin, Natalie Gillihan Scafidi, Elizabeth Gourlay, Stephen Grossman, Sharon Hirsch, Art Johnson, Rolandas Kiaulevicius, Charles Kopelson, Val Kropiwnicki, Janet Lage, Eric Litke, William McCarthy, Kristin Merrill, Jane Miller, Meredith Miller, Roy Money, Regina Moss, Jan Murdock, Douglas Nygren, James Polisky, Rob Rocke, Stephen Rodriguez, Phyllis Savage, Peter Schwartz, Adi Segal, Andrew Sinclair-Day, Maureen Squires, Jane Strauss Novick, Jean Swanson, G. Scott Tabar, Kevin Van Aelst, Chris Wachtelhausen, Paris Wells, Virginia Zimmermann, and Gale Zucker.

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010

Time: 5-9pm

Location: Odonnell Company, 760 Chapel St., New Haven

Only 106 premium tickets at $100 each are available to the public! Each of the 53 participating artists will be given a premium ticket. An unlimited number of event tickets are available for $50 (these will not include artwork).

Call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788 or visit www.newhavenarts.org for more information about Somewhat Off the Wall and to purchase tickets.

Somewhat Off the Wall is sponsored by 360 State, Bring Our Music Back, Mark J. Potocsny — Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, New Haven Advocate, Odonnell Company, and Suzio York Hill.

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