Items tagged with Art

Fundraiser: Mix-It-Up Tour

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The Mix-It-Up Tour is a one-night-only fundraising dance party on behalf of the Westport Library. The evening will feature a live rock cover band and a rock 'n' roll inspired silent art auction and exhibition. Here is what the event creators, Irene Penny and Library Board of Trustees member Sivan Hong, have to say about this incredible night:

Sivan: Irene, what made you think about throwing a rock concert at the Library?

Irene: The Library is the hub of our community and center of downtown. What better place for a party? The Forum is the perfect hot spot for a rock concert and art show. Not only is it a great opportunity for a fun night out with your friends but also a chance to help our town’s Library.

Sivan: And the artists and musicians? How are they connected?

Irene: Unlike a solo exhibit, this event is a huge local collaborative effort for both musicians and artists. We are all excited to raise money for programming at the Library and supporting our community. This is Westport at its best!

Sivan: The Mix-It-Up-Tour is just a really fun night that happens to be helping the Library. What else do people need to know?

Irene: You can grab your tickets at online here. Stay connected with us on social media to get sneak peeks of the artwork before the auction goes live. And of course, book your sitter now!

Sivan Hong and Irene Penny- Photo Credit Kerry Heftman
 

Trefz Forum
Music, Fundraiser
Art, Music

Jesup Gallery: LET'S DANCE

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View selections from the Westport Public Art Collection, these prints, drawings and photographs feature images celebrating dance.

Image: "City Center Ballet #2" by Philippe Halsman (Westport Public Art Collections, Database #1309)

Jesup Gallery
Exhibits
Art

Black & White Works on Paper: A Collection by Westport Artists

May 28, 2019
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Hear about this collection of works by 92 Westport artists, which includes an explanatory narration by artists Howard Munce and Leonard Everett Fisher. The video (produced in 2012) highlights the richness of Westport's graphic art heritage while celebrating the newly reinstalled collection of the Westport Library.

Art, Westport

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

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Westport artist Nancy Landauer’s work often has a retro look and always includes text to convey a message or just add pattern and texture. This exhibit is part of fall group show by 13 Fairfield County libraries sharing the common exhibit theme of Art & Text.

Opening reception: 
Friday, September 20, 6-7:30

Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs: Tuesday, October 1, 6-7 pm

Learn more about the exhibits at the various libraries.

Sheffer Room
Exhibits
Art, Exhibits

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: Room 213

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

Room 213
Exhibits
Art, Exhibits

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
Exhibits
Art, Exhibits

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
Exhibits
Art, Exhibits

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
Exhibits
Art, Exhibits

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
Exhibits
Art, Exhibits

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
Exhibits
Art, Exhibits