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Adam Niklewicz, New Haven Connecticut artist

Objects In-Between

New Haven artist Adam Niklewicz uses everyday objects to create worlds suspended between nostalgia and absurdity.

Bananaland, Victoria Gloria Photography

Heading to the Bananaland

The Bananaland in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is taking your business on vacation for a much needed makeover. Tanning optional.

Madore in his studio | Photo courtesy

The Insider Outsider

Hartford, Connecticut artist Michael Madore imagines a future of migrating species and global warming, without leaving his home.

Crush Bowl Porcelain 15-inch diameter, 2015 | Photo by Roger Castonguay

From Clay to Catastasis

Hartford artist Matthew Towers chats about the history of porcelain, the mythology of hair, and subverting pottery tradition.

Pinted Ladies Tee

Cinder + Salt

This female-run indie lifestyle shop in Middletown, Connecticut, is creating eco-friendly art using almost zero waste.

A Struggle (a Painting in Two Acts), 2014, 12 hour performative action, wood, rope, earth, acrylic, water, brushes, palette knives, cotton shirt, denim pants, glass and plastic containers | Photo courtesy Chris Randall

Pulp, Plastic, and Poetry

Sandy Hook performance artist Allison Hornak finds beauty in inertia, reading poetry, and visible vulnerability.

Photo by Jimmy Ienner, Jr., 2015

Did You Know? Holy Land USA

If your travel budget precludes a trip to the Holy Land, you might consider a trip to Connecticut instead. Yes, you read correctly.

Photo by Chion Wolf, courtesy WNPR

Built to Last

Hartford, Connecticut may not be one of the fashion capitals of the world, but trust us, they know how to do denim.

Neville Wisdom photo by Tim Ireland

Neville’s Wearable Wisdom

Neville Wisdom’s success is built on a signature style of architectural—“little bit more constructed”—designs.

Top photo Linda Miller is part of Studio 860’s teen competitive dance team, Elite 860 | All photos by Ian Barnard

Fly Moves

Studio 860 inspires young hip-hop dancers and spawns new talent in the Hartford, Connecticut dance community.

Bun Lai

Invasive Species-to-Table

At Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, the usual is unusual. On the menu? Killer bees, poisonous vipers, and stingrays.

The Nipples Have Eyes

It’s not exactly ugly, yet it kind of is. Sarah Mikolowsky is reassembling the taboo and turning it into something wearable.

Max Toth photograph by Dewey Nicks

Max Toth – Line Forms Here

Speaking loudly, looming large, and looking as if it’s about to fly off the wall, Max Toth’s art is much like the man himself.

A Gamer’s Cafe

Elm City Games, with their hundreds of obscure, classic, and strange boardgames for all tabletop gamers, is the perfect place to hide.

Image from 23.5° | Courtesy of Rick Giles

Gaze Through Rick Giles’ Lens

Rick Giles’ deeply personal exploration of his environment creates a relationship between humans and nature in his artwork. 

Reynaldo Garcia and Juanita Harris | photograph by Thomas Giroir

Dancing Across the Divide

The Bushnell in Hartford premiers Sonia Plumb’s new choreographed work – poignant, collaborative, and timely.

An Andy Warhol exhibition in the MATRIX gallery of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in 1979.

Did You Know? This MATRIX is Real

Hartford’s art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, invites you to step into the MATRIX. No choice of red or blue pill needed.

Photo by Matthew Placek | Courtesy The Glass House

Glass House – Yayoi Kusama

The Philip Johnson Glass House becomes a canvas for one of the world’s most avant-garde conceptual artists.

Art of Jahmane

Follow Jahmane through his multi-media reflections on hip-hop, alchemy, healing, Afrofuturism and his complex go-between life.

BL&D Interview – Arien Wilkerson

It’s no secret that the Take Magazine staff loves the folks at BreakfastxLunchxDinner and all the work they do for Hartford.

Shirts that do good and look good

Using sustainable cotton and production based in Massachusetts, Tuckerman & Co. make shirts that look good and do good.

Kings of No Pop

Laura Marsh and Phil Lique are the artists-in-charge at one of New Haven’s newest, multi-use, alternative art spaces.

Women of Abstraction

Meet the five women of Real Art Ways and their myriad works that all uniquely move abstraction forward.

Matthew Dicks | Photo Courtesy of Matthew Dicks

Once Upon a Time

Having coffee with Matthew Dicks means hearing a lot of stories. Makes sense, he’s a multiple winner of the Moth StorySLAMS.

the things she carried

The Things She Purchased

The one fact in TheaterWorks’ current play, Buyer and Cellar, is this: Barbra Streisand has a mall — no, that is not a typo —

'Chain' graphite and wood | Photo by Sloan T. Howard

Pencil It In

Sometimes big ideas are actually very small. You’ll never look at a pencil the same after you see what Dalton Ghetti sees.

Gender Bender

Stonewall, Mapplethorpe, and Warhol at America’s oldest continuously operating public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Feminine Mystique

Art collector Marc Chabot discusses 20th-century female artists who had daring lives and created cutting-edge work in western Connecticut.

On The Runway

Paris has one. New York, Milan and London have one. Why not Hartford, Connecticut? Hartford kicks off its first fashion week.

That Sunken Feeling

The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival draws people out on the grass, en masse, at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut.

Give Peace a Dance

The third annual Dance for Peace in Old Saybrook, overflows with the power to promote and spread peace through the arts.

Rustic, Local and Delicious

You expect to see the title of executive chef and sous chef on a restaurant’s staff list. But chief farmer?

What a Phish Song Looks Like

People hear music — Mike Hamad sees it. In 2013, he was listening to a live Phish concert and began sketching what he heard.

Preservation Man

There are pickles, and then there are David L. Davis pickles – made under the name Hillhome Country Products.

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