Dis-Assembly Required Workshop Cancelled


About Family Day EVENTS- This Saturady, Jan 19 from 1-4 pm:

All events will be happening as planed EXCEPT The Dis-Assembly Required Workshop , which has been cancelled due to family illness!

We are working on hosting a replacement activity, suitable for ages 5 and up in it’s stead.We will be emailing all those who signed up for this event. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause! Please join us for the other fun events and activities coming up – and to see the show!

About Family Day Events:

  • Make a Wood Veneer Lampshadesuitable for ages 10 and up. 2-4 pm

With Jeff Carter, founder and owner of the Westmount Group of woodworkers. Directs a workshop for slightly older kids and adults to make beautiful lampshades from wood veneer scraps.

  • Brainstorming/Model-making workshop

3-4 pm Suitable for ages 4 and up.
Willie Hoffman from Playable Studio, will work with kids, demonstrating his hands-on method for creating prototypes of furniture. Great for budding designers and sculptors!

Unsupervised activities, free and open to all throughout the day:

  • Rubber mold “Petting Zoo”

Michael Galvin, Sculptor, casting expert and Artspace’s gallery manager puts together a ” petting zoo”, where children can touch and explore objects used in rubber mold-making and casting.

  • Vintage Erector sets!

Children and their families are invited to make structures using vintage toys were generously lent to the exhibition by The Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden, CT. Enjoy a bit of local history and a fun technical challenge at the same time!

  • Come see the exhibit in it’s final week. the gallery is open on Saturday from 12-8 pm.

Practical information:

Activities are free and open to the public with suggested donation of $5 material fee per activity. Please register for the events to ensure a place for your child at the table!

Adults are expected to accompany their children, please register for the number of children that will be participating in workshop. Parents do not need to register, we will assume that you will attend. register here: http://www.ininewhaven.com/event-registration/?ee=7

Thank you- we look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

Maya Plays the ‘Ravinator’

Here’s Maya, one of the participants from last night’s Instrument Making Workshop, playing her instrument which she named the ‘Ravinator’.

El Muco Instrument Making Workshop

Tomorrow’s Instrument Making Workshop is now full but please come by for a last look at the show before we close for the winter break! Have a drink and watch the instrumental fun in action! If you’re stopping by, you can email ini@artspacenh.org to be put on the waiting list for the workshop.

Presenters: Scott Petersen, Brian Kane (El MuCo)
Free with $10 suggested materials fee

Make and take home your own musical instrument! This workshop will introduce concepts integral to homemade instrument making and design such as acoustic considerations, effective materials, and processes. Participants may expect to leave the workshop with instruments of their own design created with the assistance of the presenters. Participants may use materials provided by Artspace (MuCo) or bring their own materials and assemble them during the workshop. Jam session if we finish in time!

Participants are encouraged to bring any of the following they may have: Wooden boxes, tins, coffee cans, combs, guitar strings, metal flanges and spare contact mics.

Learn more about the instruments & contact mics at: www.scacinto.com

Shown Below: DIY Thumb Piano: wood, screws, tin can, hot glue, paper clips, contact mic, Wire Instrument: wire, lid, metal, wood and Hawt Springz: wood, screws, springs, nails and El Muco-Made contact mics.

thumbpianoHawt Springz: wood, screws, springs, nailsContact Mics

Robert Zott Performance

Thank you again to Robert Zott for his performance of ‘Baroque Blues’ last Friday! Here are a couple pictures from the performance. Expect more images and some video very soon!

Gary Jacobs, Keeper of the Flame, during a performance of Zott’s song entitled The Drive.

Robert Zott Instruments

Here are some images of Robert Zott’s instruments, made from nautical tubes, Morse code generators, and more, and Delta-blues-inspired songs. Many of Zott’s songs and instruments will be making their public debut this Friday (6:00–8:00 PM) and it’s not to be missed! Only one space left, so register before it’s too late.

Robert Zott Instruments 1

Robert Zott Instruments 2

Robert Zott Instruments 3

Robert Zott Instruments 4

Robert Zott Instruments 5

Robert Zott – Baroque Blues

Robert Zott - Baroque Blues
Hurry! Only 9 more spots to fill! Register today! The performance is from 6-8 p.m. $5 at the door.

More Photos from the Grand Opening

  • Artist-in-Residence Cory Smith.
  • Robert Brush gives a short talk on his outdoor piece.
  • Organizer of INI, Artspace’s Education Curator, Martha Lewis.
  • Martha Lewis and Elizabeth Whalley
  • Brian Kane (right) and Scott Petersen of El Muco.
  • Judith Klausner talks about her Oreo cameos.
  • INI Artists: (from left) Judith Klausner, Scott Petersen, Brian Kane, TJ Volonis, Elizabeth Whalley
  • A young artist admires her work.
  • A brief talk about her work.
  • Erector Set Crew at work.

Opening Night!

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to the Grand Opening. Here are a few images from tonight, more to follow very soon!

  • The Erector sets are already being put to use.
  • Artist Fritz Horstman, just off a plane from Paris!!
  • Artist in residence Cory Smith giving a quick talk about his work.
  • El Muco talking about their handmade instruments.
  • Judith explaining the life expectancy of her Oreo cameos.
  • Matt Ruby's piece 'Excitebike' in action.

El Muco at Artspace

Brian Kane and Scott Petersen are the two members of the collaborative group, ‘New Haven Electronic Music Composers’ aka El Muco. They have five of their handmade circuit-bending creations in the show, complete with recordings of their instruments. Come hear the sounds these repurposed toys and circuits make tonight! The Grand Opening is tonight, November 9th from 5pm – 8pm!

Do Nothing

Robyn Love has been kind enough to let us give you a sneak peak at her crocheted piece still in progress. It reads, “Do Nothing”. Come see the final piece at the opening this Friday!