February Whimsy
Art works by
Ellen Papciak-Rose and Al Coyote Weiner

Exhibition February 2 to 28, 2017

Artists' Reception: Saturday, February 4th, 2:30 to 4:30 PM.
Curated by: Johnes Ruta

Hagaman Memorial East Haven Library
227 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512

Al Coyote Weiner "Panache" acrylic on canvas 18" x 28"
Ellen Papciak-Rose "Dog Fight" mixed-media 18" x 24"
Al Coyote Weiner - Cul de Trap
acrylic on canvas, 18” x 32
Al Coyote Weiner
-- artist statement
Actor, singer, writer, professor, and artist, Al Coyote Weiner has made his mark in the art and entertainment world for over thirty years. His journey has spanned the east coast from New York to Florida, and then all the way to England.He took a run at acting in the 60’s, where he landed several minor acting roles, and more importantly, learned how to creatively find ways to support himself in the process. He was even able to secure a place with Lee Strasberg,a prominent acting coach, for lessons and advice.

Coyote also took time during this extended period to go to Coconut Grove, FL where he wrote and published his poetry, and then returned to the University of Bridgeport for courses in literature and writing.

Next, he decided to further his studies in Western Europe after seriously considering a Fulbright Scholarship offer for studies in India or Africa. Ultimately, he earned his MACW in Creative Writing from Antioch International University, in Oxford and London, England. Following these studies, he established a long list of creative writing credits including copywriting, songwriting, promotional literature, and freelance articles. In addition, he has authored a one-act play accepted for production at the National Theater of Australia, and has written an original full-length screenplay.

Coyote has discovered his passion and voice as a performer. He has an eclectic resume of performance experience all the way from community theatres to voice-over artist, to the Yale Drama School as a playwright. He has formerly served as an adjunct professor in film studies.

Starting in 2003, Coyote has embraced painting with a resolute focus, taking courses, showing his works,and joining organizations. Al Coyote Weiner has made the decision to be a life-long student of art.To date, oyote has had 17 one-man shows, participated in joint exhibitions, and been accepted for numerous juried shows.

~ Al Coyote Weiner, 2017

Al Coyote Weiner - Caravan
acrylic on canvas, 18” x 32


Ellen Papciak-Rose "Doggie TV Dinner"
mixed-media 24" x 18"
Ellem Papciak-Rose
-- artist statement
Ellen Papciak-Rose is a print-maker and mixed-media artist, originally from Meriden, now living on a small farm in Bethany. But for decades, she served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Botswana, Africa.

Also working in South Africa, she later became a printmaking technician for the Internationally renown artist William Kentridge. Ellen is presently an arts activist and a member of The Grove arts activist enclave in New Haven.

~ Ellen Papciak-Rose, 2016

Ellen Papciak-Rose "True Love: My Beating Heart"
mixed-media 20" x 18"
Al Coyote Weiner "Daddy Long Legs"
acrylic on canvas 18" x 28"