The winter exhibit at the City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery entitled, “Worth a Thousand Words” features artists’ renderings that convey storytelling. The exhibit runs through May 11, 2018. The Gallery is located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space, 11 North Water Street in Norwalk, CT.
“Worth A Thousand Words”, curated by Nadia Martinez, features works of art that communicate complex ideas in images. The 32 pieces in the exhibit show artists’ stories, emotions, concerns, memories, and ideas about life, nature, hope, world events, humanity, etc. Exhibiting artists include local artists Day Moore from Milford, Bobbie Bernstein of Westport, Gregory Ziebell of Norwalk and Carol M. Battin from Stamford.
The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
“Color Chases Winter Into Spring” is the title of a new show by Jan McLean opening Monday, February 5 at the Morris Art Gallery, Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel. The show runs through April 13 and is part of the Accessible Art Project presented by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut.
Using paint, paper, fabric, fiber, found objects and all manner of acrylic gels and mediums, mixed media artist Jan McLean invites us to banish the winter blahs with her vibrant and whimsical depictions of places not quite known and imagined. Sure to make you smile.
An opening reception will be held in the Maria Parloa community room on Saturday, February 10 from 1 – 2:30 pm. Snow date is Saturday, February 17th.
The Morris Gallery is located on the library’s 2nd floor. Opening hours are M-W-Th 10-8; Tu-F-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5. Entrance and parking are on School Street.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine served. Enjoy a gallery tour and scholarly presentation at 7:00pm by Dr. Peter Bayers, Director of American Studies at Fairfield University.
Journey back in time to the early days of the New World and explore the dynamics between new settlers and Native Americans through Pequot Library’s Special Collections. This exhibition features a selection of the Library’s rare books held in Southport and on long-term loan at The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, including “The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, in the Mohawk language,” William Hubbard’s 1677 discourse on the Pequot War, and an early catechism for young children. Materials on native languages and colonial New England life offer insight into the intersection of two cultures in Fairfield and beyond.
Items on view include primers, language studies, and histories of local, state, and New England life. This exhibit follows on the “return visit” of the Columbus letter (1493) to Pequot in the fall of 2015 offering an imagined view of the early days as counterpoint to life as we know it today.
This exhibition was made possible in part through a generous gift in memory of Richard M. Carpenter and the Constance C. Baker Rare Book Fund.
Opening Reception Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:00pm
WHERE: Visual Arts Building, Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-5:00pm
This exhibition is an experimental group show of Faculty members from the school of Art+Design at Purchase College. Developed by the students as a part of the course Artist as Curator, Artist as Organizer, faculty members were invited to submit their work for consideration by a jury of students. The results produce a cohesive and exciting look at works by Art+Design faculty, through the eyes of the students they teach.
Announcing the Greenburgh Public Library 2018 Teen Poetry Contest!
Please spread the word to your students & friends!
A great way to Celebrate National Poetry Month coming this April!
Who is eligible? Teen poets 12 – 18 years of age
Teen Prizes: First Prize: $100.00! Second Prize: $50.00!
Submission Deadline: Midnight, April 3, 2018
Winners will be announced: April 27, 2018 at the GPL Poetry Celebration — You need not be present to win.
All poem submissions will be on display at Greenburgh Public Library starting Mid April!
Visit the Teen Poetry Contest page on our website for contest details, rules, and how to submit your poem!
Art Works by Maria Angeles Hegglin at the Somers Library
On display 2/20 – 3/31
Maria Angeles Hegglin is a self-taught neo-impressionist born in Cordoba, Spain and now living in New York. Her oils on canvas present an idyllic sun-splashed vision of the world. She is a landscape painter whose work is notable for its subtle colors and tactile surfaces that she accomplishes with a palette knife. Applying thick impasto directly to the canvas with strong strokes, she achieves a sensuous tactility that lends her compositions of lakes and mountains an appealing briskness and physical palpability. Come see her work hanging in the gallery at the library.
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support!
The Somers Library
The Library is pleased to host an exhibit of work by Phillip Verdu for the month of March.
Here is Phillip’s artist statement:
“As a dairy farmer, I am always around animals and am often outside working in the fields and woods. As an artist also, nature is the main focus of my work. I am constantly taking photographs throughout the day of animals and landscapes to use in my art.
I prefer to paint with watercolor or acrylics. I love the variations and methods the paint provides. Recently I have been experimenting with unique “canvases.” I feel that by using pieces of wood and tree bark as a canvas I cangive my paintings more expression. The wood or the bark become part of the piece, supporting the natural aspect of my work. “