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Elm City Consort and Riley Brewster

October 29, 2017

A music performance by Elm City Consort and an artist talk with Riley Brewster.


Elm City Consort

We are a variable group of musicians in the New Haven area who are dedicated to presenting imaginative and entertaining programs of early music. The core of our group is a viol consort, but we frequently collaborate with other instrumentalists and singers. With nearly 10 years of public performances, Elm City Consort has developed a loyal and enthusiastic following among music lovers in New Haven and beyond. 


Riley Brewster

“In creating a narrative of scale, light, shape, and surface the paintings become a record of accumulated decisions; Affirmations, denials of time recorded and remarked . . .”



Riley Brewster, was educated at Bowdoin College, in Maine, and received his MFA in Painting, from Yale University. He has taught at many institutions, including, Hampshire College, The New York Studio School, Dartmouth University, Bowdoin College and The University of Washington. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States. Brewster's work can be found in both private and public collections including the Davis Museum of Art, the Museum of Art (Portland, Maine) Vermont Studio Center, and the Yale University Museum of Art. Riley has also been awarded many residencies and fellowship opportunities, including, Visiting Artist Residency from Vermont Studio Center, Painting Fellowship from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, Painting Fellowship from the Pollock/Krasner Foundation.

Libby Van Cleve, Chris Barnard, and Michael Angelis

June 3, 2017

A music performance by Libby Van Cleve (Oboe) and an artist talk with Chris Barnard & Michael Angelis.


Libby Van Cleve  is described as "expert" by the Washington Post, "dazzling" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and "absolutely exquisite” by Paris Transatlantic, Libby Van Cleve's most extreme epithet was from the Hartford Courant which dubbed her "the double reed queen of the new music world." Libby Van Cleve is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of chamber and contemporary music for the oboe. Her solo playing is featured on the New Albion, CRI, Aerial, and Centrediscs CD labels. Her solo English horn and oboe d'amore performances are featured on the internationally acclaimed CD "Dark Waters," music by Ingram Marshall. In addition Ms. Van Cleve performs regularly with chamber music groups including the Connecticut Reed Trio and Burning Bush Baroque.


Chris Barnard was born in New York, NY. He currently lives and works in New Haven, CT. He received his BA from Yale University, and his MFA from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. Barnard questions the role of painting in the face of social unrest and ecological and political crisis.


Michael Angelis's early paintings unsettle the conventions of landscape and urban painting, focusing on fleeting moments of infrastructural development rather than sublime natural scenery or monumental architecture. Angelis frequently depicts construction sites in transition, an interest that developed out of his watching the radical transformation and redevelopment of the urban landscape near his studio in New Haven, Connecticut. The artist strikes a balance between the order and chaos of a site, rendering the rigid concrete structures in careful detail while allowing the scale of the unfinished infrastructure to overwhelm his canvases.

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