Studio Dinners: Robert Taplin

By Artspace (other events)

Saturday, October 21 2017 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Enjoy an intimate 3-course dinner hosted by some of New Haven’s most esteemed artists in their private studios at 14 Gilbert Street, a former print factory.  Surrounded by artwork in progress, you’ll have the unique opportunity to hear the artists discuss their ideas and process.  Choose from one of five studios—several studios will only be open for this experience. After the meal, everyone will convene for dessert and a champagne toast down the hall at the Westmount Group Furniture Workshop, owned and operated by our former Board Member Jeff Carter.

Each dinner features local and seasonal cuisine inspired by bright flavors, colors, and textures prepared by Small Kitchen Big Taste. Preview the menu, here.

Robert Taplin is a figurative sculptor working in fiberglass, wood, steel, and lighting systems that illuminate his sculptures from within. He has exhibited throughout the United States, and has been recently acclaimed for shows at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT and Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey. The Wall Street Journal calls his work “at once deeply personal and dispassionate… Rooted in contemporary actuality.” He is applauded for bringing relevance to images drawn from art history and western culture. The artist has received numerous grants and awards, most notably from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He writes extensively on sculpture for Art in America, the international magazine concentrating on the contemporary art world and has taught sculpture at the Yale School of Art.

Artspace is marking City-Wide Open Studios 20th year just as the State of Connecticut’s grant funds have evaporated and the National Endowment for the Art’s immediate future is in peril. We are turning to you, our friends, to help support our festival at a watershed moment.  Please join us!

Libations provided by Stony Creek Brewery, Esperto Wine, and Mionetto Rose & Brut Champagne.

Event Co-Chairs: Artspace Board Members Marion Belanger, Cathy DeMeo and Jane Lubin.