The Great Hall Artist Reception: Signs of Compassion: Celebrating a Poem, as Photographed by Miggs Burroughs

Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Westport photographer/graphic artist and the Library's Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs shares a photographic exploration of a short poem by Emily Dickinson through the visual poetry of American Sign Language.

Learn more about American Sign Language.

On display May 19-August 31 

An opening reception for the artist will be held in The Great Hall on Friday, May 26, from 6-7:30 pm.

On Wednesday, June 14, from 6-7 pm, the Library will continue its Artist-to-Artist series in The Great Hall, with Burroughs changing seats this time from doing the interviewing to being interviewed by fellow Westport artist Katherine Ross.

On Thursday, August 17 from 6-8 pm, see a screening of the documentary Emily Dickinson: My Letter to the World, an in-depth examination of the life and work of America’s greatest female poet. Writer and Dickinson scholar Jerome Charyn will introduce the film (which is narrated by Cynthia Nixon) and afterward lead a Q/A with producer Sol Padopoulos.

A closing reception and celebration of Miggs Burroughs year as Artist-in-Residence will be held in The Great Hall on Monday, August 21 from 6-8 pm.


Migg's presentation at the CT State Capitol for Arts Day, speaking about the background and preparation of this exhibit

July 2016 Westport News article on Miggs

Dan Woog 06880 article on Miggs as Artist-in-Residence

The Great Hall

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