Items tagged with Art

How to Succeed in Business as an Artist

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Miggs Burroughs will lead a panel discussion of Westport artists and advisors on the necessary attributes and qualities that lead to business success for artists.

Note: A networking opportunity precedes the program from 6-6:30 pm.

Large Reading Room
Career
Art, Business

Artist to Artist: Susan Fehlinger & Miggs Burroughs Talk

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In conjunction with painter Susan Fehlinger's current exhibit, "From City to Sea," the Library will present the fifth in its series of Artist-to-Artist talks with a conversation between Fehlinger and photographer/illustrator—and the Library's former Artist-in-Residence—Miggs Burroughs on Tuesday, January 30, from 6-7 pm in the Great Hall. Inaugurated in October 2016 as part of the Artist-in-Residence program, Burroughs has had conversations with each artist subsequently exhibiting in the Great Hall, including photographer Richard Frank and painters Heidi Palmer and Charles Reid. (Burroughs himself was interviewed during the run on his Great Hall exhibit, "Signs of Compassion," ending his year's residency.) 

During her 30-year career as a television producer in New York City, Susan Fehlinger had to be content with being an occasional painter. While in New York, she attended art classes at The School of Visual Arts and plein air painting workshops in Cape Cod, New Hampshire and Maine, but, for the most part, she is a self-taught artist.

In 2003, she moved to Cape Cod and began painting more seriously. She
discovered the palette knife and started painting large still lifes in oil. Soon she was exhibiting her work and gradually had several solo shows under her belt and representation by four galleries in New England. In 2014, she relocated to Fairfield County and began focusing on themes of architecture, cityscapes and seascapes, depicting familiar, yet abstracted settings or themes.

Fehlinger's painting style emphasizes her interest in texture, color and light, and she applies neutral or earth tones thickly with the palette knife to highlight structure, form and shadow. As well, her compositions play with scale, placement and negative and positive space. An active member of the Westport Artists Collective, Fehlinger is now represented by Southport Galleries in Southport, CT.
 

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

The Great Hall Exhibit: Transforming The Westport Library

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See a glimpse of the future renovated Westport Library via architectural renderings paired with photographs by Westport's Richard Frank of the construction process underway since last September.

On display February 26-April 30

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

A Tour of Artist Susan Fehlinger's Exhibit and Studio

December 6, 2017
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Artist Susan Fehlinger gives us a tour of her Great Hall exhibit and studio. "FROM CITY TO SEA: Paintings by Susan Fehlinger" will be on exhibit in the Westport Library's Great Hall from 12/06/2017 through 2/23/2018.

Art, Exhibits

TEA Talk: Art and Social Change

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Westport Town Hall
Talks & Readings
Art

Artist Reception for the Great Hall Exhibit: FROM CITY TO SEA: Paintings by Susan Fehlinger

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Into the City Pearl Paint

An exhibit of work by Westport Artists Collective member Susan Fehlinger, whose paintings depict familiar yet abstracted settings or themes and emphasize texture, color and light.

Artist reception : Friday, December 15 from 6-7:30 pm in the Great Hall 

During her 30-year career as a television producer in New York City, Susan Fehlinger had to be content with being an occasional painter. While in New York, she attended art classes at The School of Visual Arts and plein air painting workshops in Cape Cod, New Hampshire and Maine, but, for the most part, she is a self-taught artist.

In 2003, she moved to Cape Cod and began painting more seriously. She
discovered the palette knife and started painting large still lifes in oil. Soon she was exhibiting her work and gradually had several solo shows under her belt and representation by four galleries in New England. In 2014, she relocated to Fairfield County and began focusing on themes of architecture, cityscapes and seascapes, depicting familiar, yet abstracted settings or themes.

Fehlinger's painting style emphasizes her interest in texture, color and light, and she applies neutral or earth tones thickly with the palette knife to highlight structure, form and shadow. As well, her compositions play with scale, placement and negative and positive space. An active member of the Westport Artists Collective, Fehlinger is now represented by Southport Galleries in Southport, CT.

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

The Great Hall Exhibit: FROM CITY TO SEA: Paintings by Susan Fehlinger

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Into the City Pearl Paint

An exhibit of work by Westport Artists Collective member Susan Fehlinger, whose paintings depict familiar yet abstracted settings or themes and emphasize texture, color and light.

Artist to Artist talk with Miggs Burroughs will be on Tuesday, January 30 at 6 pm.

Artist reception : Friday, December 15 from 6-7:30 pm in the Great Hall 

 

During her 30-year career as a television producer in New York City, Susan Fehlinger had to be content with being an occasional painter. While in New York, she attended art classes at The School of Visual Arts and plein air painting workshops in Cape Cod, New Hampshire and Maine, but, for the most part, she is a self-taught artist.

In 2003, she moved to Cape Cod and began painting more seriously. She
discovered the palette knife and started painting large still lifes in oil. Soon she was exhibiting her work and gradually had several solo shows under her belt and representation by four galleries in New England. In 2014, she relocated to Fairfield County and began focusing on themes of architecture, cityscapes and seascapes, depicting familiar, yet abstracted settings or themes.

Fehlinger's painting style emphasizes her interest in texture, color and light, and she applies neutral or earth tones thickly with the palette knife to highlight structure, form and shadow. As well, her compositions play with scale, placement and negative and positive space. An active member of the Westport Artists Collective, Fehlinger is now represented by Southport Galleries in Southport, CT.
 

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

CANCELLED: Opening Reception for the Great Hall Exhibit: The Transformation Project

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Reception cancelled. Stop by and look at the exhibit which will be on display until December 3.

Ten years in the making, the major renovation of the Westport Library's is scheduled to begin in mid-September. The current $19.5 million plan will not change the building's footprint and will last 18-21 months, during which the Library will remain open. The newly installed Transformation Project exhibit in the Library's Great Hall showcases renderings of the planned renovation by architect Henry Myerberg's New York-based design firm, HMA2. 

Salient features of the renovation will include a newly designed entrance that capitalizes on the Library's location in the heart of downtown and a redesigned Riverwalk Level that will house the bulk of the Library's adult book collection, offering quiet reading areas and unparalleled views of the Saugatuck River. The Main Level will be transformed into The Forum, an open, flexible space for multiple everyday activities that, for special events on the Forum Stage, can convert to accommodate an audience of up to 600 people. The Main Level will also feature an increased number of conference rooms and quiet areas, an enlarged Library Café, a larger dedicated MakerSpace, a HackerSpace workshop with prototyping equipment and co-working space, and a state-of-the-art recording studio. The expanded balcony will offer more conference rooms and provide open study/reading areas, which can become mezzanine seating for large events on the Forum Stage.

Founded in 1986 by Myerberg, HMA2 is a recognized leader in the design of learning places. The firm's notable education and library projects include American University of Central Asia; American University of Paris; Amherst College; Baltimore Hebrew Library and School; Bryn Mawr College Rhys Carpenter Library; Davidson College Library; Hampshire College; LIBRARY Initiative, NYC Schools; and Washington, DC, Public Libraries.

Construction will be handled by A.P. Construction, headquartered in Stamford, and Soundview Construction Advisors of Greenwich will provide design and construction advisory and management services for the project.

About Henry Myerberg

Henry Myerberg’s TEDx talk on learning from architecture at the Westport Library
 

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

The Great Hall Exhibit: The Transformation Project

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Ten years in the making, the major renovation of the Westport Library's is scheduled to begin in mid-September. The current $19.5 million plan will not change the building's footprint and will last 18-21 months, during which the Library will remain open. The newly installed Transformation Project exhibit in the Library's Great Hall showcases renderings of the planned renovation by architect Henry Myerberg's New York-based design firm, HMA2

Reception with architect Henry Myerberg: Friday, September 22 from 6-7:30 pm in the Great Hall 

About Henry Myerberg

Henry Myerberg’s TEDx talk on learning from architecture at the Westport Library

Salient features of the renovation will include a newly designed entrance that capitalizes on the Library's location in the heart of downtown and a redesigned Riverwalk Level that will house the bulk of the Library's adult book collection, offering quiet reading areas and unparalleled views of the Saugatuck River. The Main Level will be transformed into The Forum, an open, flexible space for multiple everyday activities that, for special events on the Forum Stage, can convert to accommodate an audience of up to 600 people. The Main Level will also feature an increased number of conference rooms and quiet areas, an enlarged Library Café, a larger dedicated MakerSpace, a HackerSpace workshop with prototyping equipment and co-working space, and a state-of-the-art recording studio. The expanded balcony will offer more conference rooms and provide open study/reading areas, which can become mezzanine seating for large events on the Forum Stage.

Founded in 1986 by Myerberg, HMA2 is a recognized leader in the design of learning places. The firm's notable education and library projects include American University of Central Asia; American University of Paris; Amherst College; Baltimore Hebrew Library and School; Bryn Mawr College Rhys Carpenter Library; Davidson College Library; Hampshire College; LIBRARY Initiative, NYC Schools; and Washington, DC, Public Libraries.

Construction will be handled by A.P. Construction, headquartered in Stamford, and Soundview Construction Advisors of Greenwich will provide design and construction advisory and management services for the project.
 

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

Reception for "A Day in the Life of Westport" Exhibit

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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. 

McManus Room
Exhibits
All ages
Art