Items tagged with Art

Artist to Artist: Miggs Burroughs & Katherine Ross Talk

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In conjunction with the ongoing Great Hall exhibit, illustrator/photographer and the Library's Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs discusses his work with Westport artist Katherine Ross. Best known for his lenticular photography, Burroughs has also designed the Westport Flag, Tunnel Vision on Main Street, several Time magazine covers and, over the last four decades, hundreds of logos and designs for area nonprofits.

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

Godzilla Day: Classic Movies, Author Talk & Sculping

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Join a day of activities around one of cinema's most enduring and popular characters, Godzilla. Start with classic Godzilla movies on the big screen. Then, Staples High School English teacher and author Brian Solomon shares his book, which explores the character, popularity and the many facets of the  "King of the Monsters." Finish the day with a sculpting workshop with Chris Crowe and create your very own Godzilla!

9:15 am: Godzilla (1954; 1h 36m)
11 am: King Kong vs. Godzilla
            (1962; 1h 31m)
1 pm: Author Brian Solomon on his book Godzilla FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of the Monsters
2:30-4:30 pm: Sculpt your own Godzilla with Chris Crowe

Author Brian Solomon has been in love with Godzilla for as long as he can remember, and today he is proud to be passing along the kaiju craze to his own son. As a writer, he's contributed to publications such as Fangoria, Pro Wrestling Illustrated, and VENU, and he s even edited a volume on the history of chemical and biological warfare. He s the mastermind behind the popular film website TheVaultOfHorror.net and has given film discussions throughout the greater New York area


ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

McManus Room
Films, Family, Authors
High School, All ages

"Catch of the Day" Family Art Workshop

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Join artist Daniel Lanzilotta and learn how to make something meaningful out of seemingly meaningless, throw-away materials. Get creative, make art, be an artist! Materials provided. Lanzilotta's exhibit of refuse sculpture is on view in the Library’s Riverwalk Display Case through July 20. Register online for the program.

Family program for grades 2 and up

 

 

McManus Room
Exhibits, Family
Art

Opening Reception for June Artist-in-Residence Exhibit: Photographs of Westport on the Summer Solstice

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On June 21, the summer solstice, photograph anywhere/ anything in Westport to create your own record of the town on that day. Use a high-resolution setting. Select your three best images, and submit them one image at a time to dayinthelifeimages [at] gmail [dot] com at the largest option offered (large or actual size) by Sunday, June 25. Be sure to put your name and town in the subject line. Workshop with Miggs: Start thinking with Miggs about what and how to shoot your Day in the Life of Westport on Thursday, June 1 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. 

An exhibit of a selection of all the submitted photos will be featured in the Riverwalk Hallway from July 3-21, and an opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the McManus Room on Thursday, July 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

June Artist-in-Residence Exhibit: Photographs of Westport on the Summer Solstice

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On June 21, the summer solstice, photograph anywhere/ anything in Westport to create your own record of the town on that day. Use a high-resolution setting. Select your three best images, and submit them one image at a time to dayinthelifeimages [at] gmail [dot] com at the largest option offered (large or actual size) by Sunday, June 25. Be sure to put your name and town in the subject line. Workshop with Miggs: Start thinking with Miggs about what and how to shoot your Day in the Life of Westport on Thursday, June 1 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. 

An exhibit of a selection of all the submitted photos will be featured in the Riverwalk Hallway from July 3-21, and an opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the McManus Room on Thursday, July 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

Workshop for June Artist-in-Residence Challenge

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On the summer solstice June 21, photograph anywhere/ anything in Westport to create your own record of the town on that day. Use a high-resolution setting. Select your three best images, and submit them one image at a time to dayinthelifeimages [at] gmail [dot] com at the largest option offered (large or actual size) by Sunday, June 25. Be sure to put your name and town in the subject line. Workshop with Miggs: Start thinking with Miggs about what and how to shoot your Day in the Life of Westport on Thursday, June 1 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. 

 

An exhibit of a selection of all the submitted photos will be featured in the Riverwalk Hallway from July 3-21, and an opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the McManus Room on Thursday, July 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

June Artist-in-Residence Challenge

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On June 21, the summer solstice, photograph anywhere/ anything in Westport to create your own record of the town on that day. Use a high-resolution setting. Select your three best images, and submit them one image at a time to dayinthelifeimages [at] gmail [dot] com at the largest option offered (large or actual size) by Sunday, June 25. Be sure to put your name and town in the subject line. Workshop with Miggs: Start thinking with Miggs about what and how to shoot your Day in the Life of Westport on Thursday, June 1 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. 

An exhibit of a selection of all the submitted photos will be featured in the Riverwalk Hallway from July 3-21, and an opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the McManus Room on Thursday, July 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

Workshop for May Artist-in-Residence Challenge

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Image © Roger Price

Possible captions:
• Man wearing a bowtie in a crowded elevator
• Butterfly climbing a string
• Elevator going to a formal dinner

Using any medium you want, create a 6"x6" Droodle—a simple visual riddle that combines a doodle, drawing and riddle. See the example, and include your caption below your droodle. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Monday, May 3 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs Burroughs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during May to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

May Artist-in-Residence Challenge

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Image © Roger Price

Possible captions:
• Man wearing a bowtie in a crowded elevator
• Butterfly climbing a string
• Elevator going to a formal dinner

Using any medium you want, create a 6"x6" Droodle—a simple visual riddle that combines a doodle, drawing and riddle. See the example, and include your caption below your droodle. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Monday, May 3 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs Burroughs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during May to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

Artist Reception for Daniel Lanzilotta Exhibit & Talk on Environmental Issues

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Join this reception for Westport artist, chef and environmentalist Daniel Lanzilotta and his Riverwalk Display Case exhibit of plastic-refuse sculpture. A talk by Lanzilotta on environmental issues will be at 7 pm, followed by a discussion led by Earthplace staff on what we can do in Westport to address and remedy some of the issues raised.

On display May 11-July 21. 

CT Fashion Magazine Article: "The Ebb and Flow of Daniel Lanzilotta"

YouTube talk

McManus Room
Exhibits
Art