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Monday, August 22, 2011

Arts Council of Greater New Haven announces September "Somewhat Off the Wall" fundraising event

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven
70 Audubon St., 2nd Floor, New haven, (203) 772-2788
Somewhat Off the Wall fundraiser
Sun., Sept. 18, 2011, 5—9 p.m., Works available for viewing online as they become available and Fri., Sept. 16, from 4—7 p.m. at the Odonnell Company space at 760 Chapel St. in New Haven.

Press release

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 on Sun., Sept. 18, from 5—9 p.m., 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 52 outstanding artists who have each donated three pieces of their work. These works will be on display on Fri., Sept. 16 from 4—7 p.m. for a sneak peak and can also be viewed online at as they become available.

Then, at 7 p.m. on the night of the party, numbered premium tickets will be 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.

Each of the 52 participating artists will be given a premium ticket making only 104 premium tickets, at $100 each, available to the public! An unlimited number of tickets to the event are available for $35 (these will not include artwork).

Participating Somewhat Off the Wall artists include Mell Boesch, Maryelle Braunstein, Janine Brown, Joy Bush, Sharon Butler, Alice Chittenden, Kathy Conway, Jayne Crowley, Leila Daw, Theresa Dezso, Jessica Dickens, Laise Doria, Eileen Eder, Richard Eugene, Michael Fedikovich, Kathryn Frederick, Francine Funke, Justin Gerace, Lori Glavin, Sara Gustafson, Luke Hanscom, Kenneth Hanson, David Harlan, Deborah Henchel, Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, Aniko Horvath, Jennifer Jane, Todd Jokl, Daniel Kaminski, Hannah Leckman, Martha Lewis, Karleen Loughran, Owen Luckey, Sabrina Marques, Ray Mathews, Molly McDonald, Roslyn Meyer, Christopher Mir, Kerry O'Grady, Thomas Peterson, Pat Rist, Ronnie Rysz, Nomi Silverman, Kim Sobel, Anita Soos, Mark St. Mary, Ken Stabile, Karissa Van Tassel, Brittany Whiteman, JoAnne Wilcox, Robert Wilkinson, Joan Zamore.

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

High-resolution images can be viewed online and are available upon request.

Somewhat Off the Wall is sponsored by Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Cygnus Medical LLC, L. Suzio York Hill Companies, Madison Polymeric Engineering Inc, New Haven Advocate, Odonnell Company & The Potocsny Finacial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, publisher of The Arts Paper, is a regional nonprofit arts agency that provides leadership to and advocates for member artists and arts organizations and connects them to one another, to audiences, and to the Greater New Haven community.



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