Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War features a selection of works donated to the Bruce Museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III.
The United States involvement in World War I lasted only a brief twenty months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation’s military and propaganda strategies were of enormous consequence.
Patriotic Persuasion” marks the centennial of American participation in the First World War. It is organized by Kenneth E. Silver, Bruce Museum Adjunct Curator of Art and Elizabeth Smith, Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow at the Bruce Museum (2017-2018).
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.
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” Leatrice Eiseman, PANTONE Color Institute.
Zeitgeist is descending to downtown New Canaan this season with “18-3838”, a group exhibition featuring works by Charles Arnoldi, John Clement, Leah Durner, Matthew Heller, Madeleine Keesing, Martin Kline and Jill Moser. These artists have been gracing Heather Gaudio Fine Art’s roster with their personal styles and individual processes. Now, for the first time, they will be brought together to showcase a visually rich installation that is as dynamic as it is au courant. The exhibition will open with a public reception at 4-6pm on Saturday, March 24th and will run through May 5th.
Last December, PANTONE declared 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the official color of 2018. The blue-based purple pigment shade is known to evoke spiritual and meditative reflection, as well as elicit cosmic and futuristic outlooks. Culturally, it has also been associated with individuality and acts of rebelliousness. Never stagnant, Ultra Violet is original, enigmatic and it is only natural that it draws the creative mind. It is therefore no accident that the artists in this show have gravitated to this color over the course of their careers. Works in this exhibition date from the last two decades, the most recent completed before 18-3838 became the official color of 2018.
The artists in this exhibition have achieved a defined style through a skilled understanding and use of the material and its properties, their subject matter emerging from the gesture. Whether as painters using encaustic, enamel or other pigments in liquid form, or as printmakers or sculptors, they share an exploration of abstraction and ideas. Starting with contemplation and meditating on their processes, these artists then allow for chance to play an integral part in the overall compositional structure. One outlier in the group may not fully conform to this description, however, his work manages to find an entry point to the show thematically. These artists invoke a confluence of the current spirit unified by the thought-provoking purple shade.
Do you have items you know you’ll never wear again? With spring right around the corner, this is the perfect time to clean out your crowded closet.
On March 24th, 2018 Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) is asking local residents to give new life to their gently used apparel by donating them to a boutique coming to Bridgeport’s Downtown West.
BNT will be accepting all clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry, purses, and housewares (i.e. dishes, cups). The drop off location is 505 West Avenue from 10 am to 4 pm with a pick-up option to accommodate those who can’t make it.
All donations to BNT’s new boutique are tax deductible. The donations will be used for the local shop that will provide jobs and affordable brand name clothing and accessories to Bridgeport residents.
The Fairfield University Bookstore in downtown Fairfield will host “Women As Changemakers Day” on Sat. March 24, 2018 from 1-4pm with Patricia Caso, co-editor of 20 Women Changemakers: Taking Action Around the World. Patricia will give remarks at 2pm of the often unheralded women making an impact, who are featured in this book. Patricia will talk about their inspired ideas and how they made them happen. Fairfield University Bookstore is located at 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. 203-255-7756. This event is free and open to the public!
This event coincides with National Women’s History Month, underscoring that many role models making history are women, here and now, who step up to make a difference. Veteran broadcast journalists/author Pam Burke and Patricia Case find something any one of us can relate to in each of the women’s stories, no matter how high the stakes may seem to be. A must read for anyone interested in women’s issues, social change, and social justice.
“There is simply nothing like it on the market: 20 Women Changemakers moves far beyond biography and into the nuts and bolts of how ordinary individuals can make a difference.”
——D.Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Come and hear about these 20 women and be emboldened to initiate some change making in your future! Copies of 20 Women Changemakers: Taking Action Around the World will be available for purchase/signing at the downtown Bookstore event. For more Bookstore events please visit us at www.fairfieldbookstore.com, www.facebook.com/FairfieldUBookstore, and on Instagram and Twitter: @ FairfieldUBooks. The Fairfield University Bookstore, located in he heart of downtown Fairfield, is operated by the Follett Higher Education Group and proudly serves Fairfield University, the Fairfield Community and beyond.
Carole Alexis and her Ballet des Amériques dance company invite you to the third evening of the fourth season of
Evenings of Dance in Port Chester
March 24, 7pm
Ballet des Amériques, 16 King Street, Port Chester, NY 10573 (conveniently located next to the Metro North commuter train station – a short ride from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan)
Suggested donation at the door: $20
As the weather warms, join us to celebrate the beginning of spring with fun for the whole family! Plants and animals emerging from their winter slumber and the world around us display sights, sounds, smells and other amazing signs of Spring. There will be a puppet show, games, music, a scavenger hunt and more fun activities!
Ages 2 and up
$5 members, $8 non-members
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Eli Schaffer at 203-930-1349 or email@example.com.
The special beauty of Teatown’s Wildflower Island is shared through enthusiastic volunteers. Start the spring with a journey to learn the wildflowers and the uniqueness of this Teatown jewel and begin training to become a Wildflower Island Guide. For adults. Free. Programs require pre-registration. To register, visit www.teatown.org or call 914-762-2912 x 110.
Pequot Library welcomes NYU professor, Tim Tomlinson, to discuss his latest collection of short stories, “This Is Not Happening to You.” Program includes a 30- to 40-minute author talk, Q & A, book sales and signing. Free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres served.
Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, “The Portable MFA in Creative Writing.” He is the author of the poetry collection “Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire.” His work has been published in China, the Philippines, Singapore, and Australia, and anthologized in the “Brooklyn Poets Anthology, We Contain Multitudes: Twelve Years of Softblow,” and “Eternal Snow.” He is a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators. He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at NYU.