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Opening Reception for the Great Hall Art Exhibit: "Color/Texture—Photography by Guy Sherman"

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Hibiscus #1Born and raised in Hawaii before eventually moving to Westport, Guy Sherman shares views of his homes.Storm/Lighthouse, Long Island Sound

Light refreshments served.

 

Left: Amaryllis

Right: Storm/Lighthouse, Long Island Sound

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Great Hall Art Exhibit: "Color/Texture—Photography by Guy Sherman"

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Hibiscus #1An exhibit of photographs by Guy Sherman taken in Hawaii, California and Westport, focus on the beauty of the views he experienced and feels passionate about.

 

Opening reception for the exhibit is Friday, July 15 from 5-7.
Light refreshments served.

 

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Author David Rothenberg on Art, Culture, and Evolution

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Survival of the Beautiful coverSurvival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution is a revolutionary examination of the role that art and culture play in nature and the evolutionary process. Taking his inspiration from Charles Darwin's observation that birds have a natural aesthetic sense, Westport native David Rothenberg David Rothenbergdives into the mysteries of why we create art, and why animals, humans included, have innate appreciation for beauty.

Sexual selection may explain why animals desire, but it says very little about what is desired. The beauty of nature is not arbitrary, even if random mutation and whim have played a part in evolution. Where does the diverse beauty of bird plumage come from? Why do different species of butterflies have different-and beautiful-patterns on their wings? What can we learn from the amazing range of animal aesthetic behavior? And what about the role of art in human evolution? Art is a part of life that has been around for millions of years, yet we rarely ask or explore why and how.
 
Rothenberg is Professor of Philosophy and Music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of books including Thousand Mile Song and Why Birds Sing. His articles have appeared in Parabola, The Nation, Wired, Dwell, and Sierra. 
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Winners of Poster Contest Announced

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Westport Public Library and Westport Sunrise Rotary are co-sponsoring Sunrise Rotary’s first 4-Way-Test Poster-Design Contest for Grades 6 & up who attend school or live in Westport and Weston. Based on the Rotary’s 4-Way Test of ethical behavior, the contest invites students to create a poster using the words or ideas in the 4-Way Test. Graphic designer Miggs Burroughs will talk with participants on Thursday, April 28 about graphic design and various ways to approach designing a poster.

Entries will be due on May 25 and will be displayed on the Library’s Riverwalk Level from June 1-30. A three-person jury, including Burroughs, will choose the winners, and the public will vote for a People’s Choice Award during the first three weeks of the show. The winners will be announced at a Family Day event at the Library on Saturday, June 18, from 2-4, and receive prizes totaling $600 which includes two one-hour group sessions on graphic design with Burroughs.

The 4-Way Test of the things we think, say, or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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Information Session with Miggs Burroughs: Rotary Poster Contest

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Westport Public Library and Westport Sunrise Rotary are co-sponsoring Sunrise Rotary’s first 4-Way-Test Poster-Design Contest for Grades 6 & up who attend school or live in Westport and Weston. Based on the Rotary’s 4-Way Test of ethical behavior, the contest invites students to create a poster using the words or ideas in the 4-Way Test. Graphic designer Miggs Burroughs will talk with participants on Thursday, April 28 about graphic design and various ways to approach designing a poster.

Entries will be due on May 25 and will be displayed on the Library’s Riverwalk Level from June 1-30. A three-person jury, including Burroughs, will choose the winners, and the public will vote for a People’s Choice Award during the first three weeks of the show. The winners will be announced at a Family Day event at the Library on Saturday, June 18, from 2-4, and receive prizes totaling $600 which includes two one-hour group sessions on graphic design with Burroughs.

More information and entry form.

The 4-Way Test of the things we think, say, or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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“Westport Country Playhouse Turns 80”

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COSTUMES She Loves Me 2010 Candice DonnellyWestport Country Playhouse Turns 80,” an exhibit of posters, playbills, set designs, and other memorabilia from the theater’s first 80 years. Through July 31.

Costumes for She Loves Me, 2010, Candice Donnelly

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Welcome back!

Posted by on Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 - 9:50 PM

Three popular mystery series are back after a few years absence.read more

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Sculptor Gar Waterman on the Tin Men

February 16, 2011
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In conjunction with the current Riverwalk Exhibit at the Westport Public Library (running through April 30), this video of sculptor Gar Watermanread more

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Posted by on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 - 2:03 PM

Just what is all the scuttlebug about Exit Through the Gift Shop  an inside view of street art with a twist.  The fillm has garnered rave reviews for its look at a most unusual artist.    It has also seen its share of criticism.  Just last week, The New York Times reminded us that this an film that is an " artistic conundrum of a documentary."  Questions about  the movie's veracity have swirled since its opening.  The Times further asked, "Was it a hoax staged by an internationally known cultural prankster or a wry commentary on an overblown art world?"  

Come find out for yourself when the Westport Library shows Exit Through the Gift Shop on Thursday, January 13th at 7 pm in the McManus Room. 

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Opening Reception for the Great Hall Art Exhibit

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David Kalman has been photographing as a serious avocation for over thirty years. He started out shooting with a medium format camera and quickly changed over to 4x5 large format. He has travelled all over the world in his regular business while pursuing his passion for photography. His work has been shown in a one man show at the Westport Public Library featuring images from Colorado in the fall and Maine on the sea shore. He also showed his "Bodie" exhibition at the Westport Arts Center in 2008 and has won numerous awards from The Carriage Barn in New Canaan, The Rowayton Arts Center, Ridgefield Arts, and the annual show at the Wilton Public Library, where he took a second in color photography. David was the official still photographer for Monet's Palate a documentary with Meryl Streep shot on location in France. Kalman's facebook page.

He is President of David Kalman LLC, a food broker for Newman's Own Foodservice, Sabrett Hot Dogs, and Alle Processing to Sysco in Houston TX.

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