32 Lilac Street Open House Event
by NHS Staff
Lilac Street was a good place to be this past weekend. Newhallville residents, Yale students and professors, interested homebuyers, New Haven art enthusiasts, local policemen, and NHS staff and board members were all gathered at 32 Lilac Street to celebrate its Open House event.
NHS collaborated with senior undergraduate architecture student, Justine Yan of Yale University, who had an interest in finding the answers to an intriguing set of questions, “If I give an artist a bedroom, how will she fill that room? If I give an artist a bathroom, how will she fill that room? Kitchen, basement, hallway?” And so, nine artists - Rebecca Aston, Zachary Bell, Martina Crouch, Elif Erez, Kenta Koga, Jacqueline Lee, Anna Renken, Olivia Schwob, and Jaime Sunwoo - joined NHS staff in presenting the newly-finished, Energy Star-certified house to the public.
|Performance art in the basement.|
|Concrete sculptures lined the hallway.|
|Performance art interacting with open house visitors.|
Students were pleased with the opportunity to develop their artistic talents, potential homebuyers were pleased with the beauty and affordability of the house, NHS was pleased with the opportunity for resident engagement, and all were pleased with the music performed by local DJ, DJ Toot Skee. Event participants were fortunate to hear him and other musicians both Friday and Sunday, as part of the Newhallville.Community.Matters sponsored resident appreciation street party on Lilac Street on Sunday.
|The Lilac Street Block Party!|
A big thank you to all who participated and came out to this fun and unique event!
To read the New Haven Independent's coverage of the Open House, click here; and click here to read about the block party on April 27.