Items tagged with Art

Sheffer Room Exhibit: ART & TEXT, Mixed-Media Collage & Paintings by Nancy Landauer

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Sell the House

 

An exhibit of art incorporating text by this Westport artist, which is one of 13 very different fall exhibits at Fairfield County libraries sharing this theme.
 

Sheffer Room
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The Artist Is In! RESOURCING: A Tactile Fiber Tale by Sooo-z Mastropietro

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Working with fiber-tube remnants from previous projects, this Westporter Sooo-z Mastropietro is creating fiber sculpture that continues to grow, expand and morph into different configurations. She’ll be in residence and working in her Library “studio” for nearly three weeks and invites you to come say hello and take a look.

Locatiion: Small Conference Room

SAATCHI ART
"Sooo-Z Mastropietro: Painting with Fabric Tubes"

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Opening Reception for Jesup Gallery: THE LOST NEGATIVES, Photography by Michael Friedman

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Mick Jagger, Madison Square Garden, November 1969

Janis Joplin, Madison Square Garden, December 1969

From 1966 through the early ‘80s, Westport native Michael Friedman worked as a publicist, music producer and manager for dozens of iconic musical artists of the day, including Janis Joplin and the Rolling Stones. Also an avid photographer, Friedman took candid shots of the many musicians he traveled with, capturing the essence of this historic period in American folk, rock and pop music. But before printing the photos, he lost track of the negatives for nearly 50 years. Then in 2017, the negatives were discovered in his attic and, now printed, provide a glimpse back at this legendary era of music.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 6-7pm

"Rock & Roll Legends: The Lost Negatives of Michael Friedman at the California Heritage Museum"
"The Lost Negatives of Michael Friedman" Will be Special Exhibit at Canvas.Malibu, in Malibu, CA"

Jesup Gallery
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Jesup Gallery: THE LOST NEGATIVES, Photography by Michael Friedman

Please see full event listing for date.

Mick Jagger, Madison Square Garden, November 1969

Janis Joplin, Madison Square Garden, December 1969

From 1966 through the early ‘80s, Westport native Michael Friedman worked as a publicist, music producer and manager for dozens of iconic musical artists of the day, including Janis Joplin and the Rolling Stones. Also an avid photographer, Friedman took candid shots of the many musicians he traveled with, capturing the essence of this historic period in American folk, rock and pop music. But before printing the photos, he lost track of the negatives for nearly 50 years. Then in 2017, the negatives were discovered in his attic and, now printed, provide a glimpse back at this legendary era of music.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 6-7pm

"Rock & Roll Legends: The Lost Negatives of Michael Friedman at the California Heritage Museum"
"The Lost Negatives of Michael Friedman" Will be Special Exhibit at Canvas.Malibu, in Malibu, CA"

Jesup Gallery
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Opening Reception for South Gallery: TRANSFORMATION, The Workers: Photography by Richard Frank

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Westport photographer Richard Frank documented the entire two-year renovation of the Library. While photographing the workers, he was impressed with their skills and pride in the quality of their work. This exhibit offers an ode to the craftsmen behind the new building. 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 10, 6-7pm

See more of his photos of the Transformation Project here.
WestportNow post on his prior Westport Library exhibit, "Always Looking."

Frank's career in photography was originally triggered by a chance, last-minute decision to take a photography class in his last semester of college. He went on to enroll in an MFA program at Ohio University, but his stay was cut short by the Draft. Even so, while at OU, he had learned the essence of the craft of photography, started establishing his point of view, and began identifying the American social landscape and portraiture as his preferred subjects. 

South Gallery, Upper Entrance
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South Gallery: TRANSFORMATION, The Workers: Photography by Richard Frank

Please see full event listing for date.

Westport photographer Richard Frank documented the entire two-year renovation of the Library. While photographing the workers, he was impressed with their skills and pride in the quality of their work. This exhibit offers an ode to the craftsmen behind the new building. 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 10, 6-7pm

See more of his photos of the Transformation Project here.
WestportNow post on his prior Westport Library exhibit, "Always Looking."

Frank's career in photography was originally triggered by a chance, last-minute decision to take a photography class in his last semester of college. He went on to enroll in an MFA program at Ohio University, but his stay was cut short by the Draft. Even so, while at OU, he had learned the essence of the craft of photography, started establishing his point of view, and began identifying the American social landscape and portraiture as his preferred subjects. 

South Gallery, Upper Entrance
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Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs and Michael Brennecke

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In conjunction with Michael Brennecke's current exhibit, "TERRAIN, Paintings & Drawings by Michael Brennecke," he will explore the evolution of his work in a talk with fellow Westporter, photographer/graphic artist Miggs Burroughs.

A lifelong resident of Westport and a full-time graphic artist since 1972, Miggs Burroughs has designed hundreds of logos, ads, brochures and now websites for commercial and nonprofit clients throughout Fairfield County. Among his most notable projects have been designing the Westport Town Flag, an Easter Egg for Reagan's White House (which is now housed in the Smithsonian Institution), a U.S. Postage Stamp, four covers for TIME Magazine and, more recently, Tunnel Vision on Main Street. As a member of the Silvermine Guild in New Canaan and of the Westport Arts Center, he has won much acclaim for his cutting-edge lenticular imagery and is one of only about a dozen artists in the country working in this medium.

A 1967 graduate of the Carnegie Tech drama department in Pittsburgh (now Carnegie Mellon University), Burroughs says that his short-lived career in theater "began and ended with an audition for The Graduate, when an actor of questionable talent, named Dustin Hoffman, got the part of Benjamin."

Sheffer Room
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Opening Reception for Sheffer Room Exhibit: TERRAIN, Paintings & Drawings by Michael Brennecke

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Verne

 

Explorations of physical, mental and experiential landscapes characterize the work by this lifelong Westport artist, who grew up here “when you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting an artist's studio.” After initially doing strictly figurative work, Michael Brennecke moved towards abstraction and now creates what he calls “controlled accidental compositions, with sometimes ambiguously discernible imagery.” 
Online gallery at Silvermine Arts Center.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 28, 6-7:30 pm

Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs:  Thursday, August 1, 6-7 pm, Sheffer Room

Sheffer Room
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Sheffer Room Exhibit: TERRAIN, Paintings & Drawings by Michael Brennecke

Please see full event listing for date.


Verne

 

Explorations of physical, mental and experiential landscapes characterize the work by this lifelong Westport artist, who grew up here “when you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting an artist's studio.” After initially doing strictly figurative work, Michael Brennecke moved towards abstraction and now creates what he calls “controlled accidental compositions, with sometimes ambiguously discernible imagery.” 

Opening Reception: Friday, June 28, 6-7:30 pm

Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs:  Thursday, August 1, 6-7 pm, Sheffer Room

Sheffer Room
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WestportREADS 2019: Migration Today in the Sweep of History

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Why do people move? Is migrating an inherent instinct or would history tell us that humans gravitate to a sedentary lifestyle?

The United Nations Association Southwest CT will explore the richness of global culture that results with migrations in this discussion moderated by Alex Anvari. Whether your life is lived in one place— or that every generation of your ancestors had a migration, immigration or emigration story among their intimates—your experience of life will dramatically vary based on interactions with people on the move. In the spirit of WestportREADS, this will be a community conversation on why people move, how these migrations affect ecosystems and policies countries (and subunits) implement related to migrations. This discussion of the themes novelized by Mohsin Hamid in Exit West will raise awareness of our shared interest that a well-designed and executed immigration framework also be multi-lateral-compatible.

Migration-themed refreshments will be available.

Azrah Karim Rajput is Policy Officer and an expert on migration policies at the International Organization for Migration IOM established 1951. Working with 169 member states, 8 observer states andnumerous international and non-governmental organizations, IOM helps ensure the orderly and humane management of migration.

Robert Riggs is a scholar who has researched, taught, and written about forced migrations, conflict, and the transformation of sectarian identities in the recent history in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. He will present the historical context of movement and mixing of peoples, ideas and technologies. War, strife, persecution, work, weather, and even boredom are all part of the story.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Location: Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East

Partner: United Nations Association Southwest CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saugatuck Congregational Church