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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sad news: ALL Gallery in New Haven to close

ALL Arts & Literature Laboratory
Erector Square, 319 Peck St. Building 2, New Haven, (203) 671-5175
Closing event: Fri., Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Press release

The Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) will close its gallery space at Erector Square in February 2008. Since June 2003 Arts & Literature Laboratory has organized fifty art exhibitions, as well as numerous educational and cultural programs. Though we are closing our Erector Square space, Arts + Literature Laboratory will continue to operate as a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with others to maintain several of our ongoing projects, and seek new ways to engage artists and writers to showcase and foster their work.

Some of our plans include organizing national juried shows to appear in other galleries in the Greater New Haven area and beyond. (Those who donated at the Artist Friend level during 2007 will be eligible for free submissions to these shows.) Our 8.5" x 11" show will be traveling to other venues around the country, the first of which will be the Lisa Coscino Gallery in Pacific Grove, CA. We will continue to accept drop off submissions for this show until February 9, 2008. The Word of Mouth Reading Series organizers are exploring options for continuing the series at another venue in the near future. We also plan to continue our Salon, which will become more of an informal gathering of artists and writers who would like to get together and talk about various topics of interest.

Join us at ALL, Erector Square on February 9, 2008 for:

* Black & White our current exhibition is on view until Saturday, February 9, Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m.

* Gallery Talk featuring selected artists from the show, followed by an Artists' Reception from 5-7 p.m.

Join us at ALL, Erector Square on February 15, 2008 for OUR CLOSING EVENT AT THE GALLERY:

* Word of Mouth, our monthly reading series will start at about 7:00 pm, and will feature New Haven poet Richard Deming and New York poet Michael Kelleher, and our usual fabulous open mic.

* Following the reading (at about 8:30 pm), there will be a book launch celebration for Richard Deming's newly released Let's Not Call It Consequence, in conjunction with a closing party to celebrate Arts + Literature Laboratory's 4+ years of successful exhibitions, arts programming, and literary readings.

* The painter Peter Carlson will be showing a selection of his recent paintings in the gallery space especially for this event.


We will post updates about events and programs on our website, so be sure to check there for the latest news. We will also maintain our electronic mailing list to keep everyone up to date.

We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years: the artists, writers, and musicians who shared their work; the volunteers, friends, and business sponsors who donated time, money, products, and services; and the Greater New Haven community for helping us evolve and continue our mission. Please contact if you have any ideas about future projects, or if you would like to help with future exhibitions or support our efforts in any other way.


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