Items tagged with Art

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Posted by on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 - 1:03 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. 

Art, Movies

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.

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art, Artists

Great Hall Art Exhibit: "Cuba 2010, an Impression: Photographs by David Kalman"

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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.

Opening reception Friday, February 4, 2011 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Enter through upper level Library entrance. Light refreshments served.

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art, Artists

Winter Crafts

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Drop in and create a winter craft. Great for holiday gift-giving!

Higgins Room
All ages
Art, Crafts

Grace Notes: Images

Posted by MargieF on Thursday, Aug 6, 2009 - 10:39 AM

The melding of the visual arts and performing arts has always fascinated me. I always wanted to be the fly on the wall to witness the creation of major works in history like The Rite of Spring. This ballet which premiered in Paris on May 29, 1913 by Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, had a scenario by Igor Stravinsky and Nicholas Roerich, music by Igor Stravinsky, scenery and costumes by Nicholas Roerich, and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky. It probably should not have surprised anyone that this ground-breaking, modernist ballet with such a stellar pedigree caused a riot at the first production.

The emergence of the internet has encouraged new collaborative efforts by painters and musicians; the casual computer viewer is often the beneficiary of these artistic endeavors. The husband-and-wife team of artist Gary Zaimont and composer Judith Lang Zaimont with videographer Mike Bregman have created a unique project specifically for the Internet called Borealis containing mysterious, ethereal changing images in a musical context. I would like to hear your feelings about this new work and similar contemporary efforts.

Art