Items tagged with Art

Artist to Artist: Charles Reid & Miggs Burroughs Talk

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In conjunction with the ongoing Great Hall exhibit, noted Westport painter Charles Reid discusses his work with Artist-in-Residence and illustrator/photographer Miggs Burroughs. Best known for his luminous watercolors, Reid teaches workshops nationwide, has published 11 books and has a large following around the country.

 

The Great Hall
Talks & Readings, Exhibits
Artists, Art

Artist to Artist: Heidi Palmer & Miggs Burroughs Talk

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In conjunction with the ongoing Great Hall exhibit, Westport painter Heidi Palmer discusses her work with Artist-in-Residence and illustrator/photographer Miggs Burroughs. Palmer's paintings suggest a story or narrative that leaves the details for viewers to supply, each in their own way.

Palmer focuses in her work on light, air and the meaning of time. Light is always the point of departure for each painting; it governs her compositions, defines form and is the catalyst for delving into the ephemeral effects of air and atmosphere, which clarify the painting's sense of place. And, for Palmer, who is really a visual storyteller at heart, the element of time has become increasingly important, referencing memories, beginnings, endings and longings―what we all share as human beings.
 

The Great Hall
Talks & Readings, Exhibits
Artists, Art

Artist Reception for Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Leona Frank: iDraw!

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Apple
Compo in the Fall

While many people use special drawing apps to create art on their smart phones and tablets, Westport artist Leona Frank prefers sketching on her iPhone’s pre-installed Notes app, with delightful results.

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 28 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

On Tuesday, April 25, at 7 pm in the McManus Room, Leona will give a workshop on sketching in Notes on an iPhone.
 

McManus Room
WestportREADS, Exhibits

Workshop with Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit Artist Leona Frank

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Apple
Compo in the Fall

While many people use special drawing apps to create art on their smart phones and tablets, Westport artist Leona Frank prefers sketching on her iPhone’s pre-installed Notes app, with delightful results. On Tuesday, April 25, at 7 pm in the McManus Room, Leona will give a workshop on sketching in Notes on an iPhone.
 

McManus Room
WestportREADS, Exhibits

Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Leona Frank: iDraw!

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Apple
Compo in the Fall

While many people use special drawing apps to create art on their smart phones and tablets, Westport artist Leona Frank prefers sketching on her iPhone’s pre-installed Notes app, with delightful results.

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 28 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

On Tuesday, April 25, at 7 pm in the McManus Room, Leona will give a workshop on sketching in Notes on an iPhone.

Leona Frank is known chiefly for very large acrylic paintings exploring the "topography" of flowers, but recently she stumbled onto a new drawing tool: her iPhone. On a train ride home from New York, she was writing a reminder in the Notes program on her iPhone and came across some symbols at the bottom of the screen that she'd never noticed before. She tapped on one of them, which issued up a set of drawing tools and palettes, and her drawing adventure with the phone's small screen format (2"x2 5/8") began. 

Now Leona frequently draws on her iPhone, using both her fingers and a stylus. She enjoys the challenge of creating art on the phone's diminutive 2”x2⅝” screen, as well as the limitation of the given tools in Notes. A larger screen and a more sophisticated drawing program may be in her future, but, for now, she is committed to the discipline of making the most of these simple tools in her portable mini-studio. 

Leona Frank has a BA in studio art from Queens College in New York and an MS in art education from Southern CT State University in New Haven. She has shown her work in numerous solo and juried exhibits around Connecticut and New York State, and most recently added to her roster of awards First Prize in Acrylics in the 2014 20th Annual Mavis Fenner Memorial Juried Exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. Her work is included in private, corporate and public collections, including Yale New Haven Health Care Radiation Facility in Trumbull (5 paintings) and Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven (3 paintintgs), Hale & Dorr in Boston, and Linsco Private Ledger in Boston. In addition to painting, she also teaches adults and high school students in her Westport studio. 

 

Riverwalk Level Hallway
WestportREADS, Exhibits

Workshop for April Artist-in-Residence Challenge

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Using any medium you want, create a 6"x6" yellow-and-black, diamond-shaped caution road sign for an off-beat warning (like "Ants Crossing"). Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Monday, April 3 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs Burroughs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during April to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

April Artist-in-Residence Challenge

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Using any medium you want, create a 6"x6" yellow-and-black, diamond-shaped caution road sign for an off-beat warning (like "Ants Crossing"). Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Monday, April 3 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs Burroughs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during April to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

Workshop for March Artist-in-Residence Challenge

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Using a 6" x 6" format, spell out your first name using pictures of everyday objects to mimic the shape of each letter. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Wednesday, March 1 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs Burroughs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during March to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

March Artist-in-Residence Challenge

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Using any medium you want and using a 6" x 6" format, spell out your first name using pictures of everyday objects to mimic the shape of each letter. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Wednesday, March 1 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs Burroughs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during February to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
All ages
Art

The Great Hall Exhibit: "CHARLES REID: Painting the Light"

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The day after
Claire Ducky's Sea Duck

Noted Westport painter Charles Reid's watercolors and oils of figures, landscapes and still lifes capture people, places and whatever surrounds him. Best known for his luminous watercolors, Reid teaches workshops nationwide, has published 11 books and has a large following around the country. 

The exhibit will run from March 17 to May 17. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Friday, March 24, from 6-7:30 pm and an artist-to-artist talk with Miggs Burroughs on Wednesday, April 5 from 6-7 pm.

Long considered a master of the medium of watercolor, Charles Reid creates paintings that are fresh and spontaneous, displaying his profound understanding of light and color and his expert drawing ability. Portraits are one of his fortes, and his figures are beautifully rendered, in a simple, natural, gestural manner that reveals his interest in painting the light as much as the person. 

Charles Reid was born in Cambridge, New York, and studied art at the University of Vermont and the Art Students League of New York. He has won numerous awards, including the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society. In 1980, he was elected to the National Academy of Design. Recent awards also include a Purchase Award from Shanghai International Biennial Exhibition in 2013 and, in the same year, a Gold Medal from the Portrait Society of America. Among public collections including his work are those at Smith College, Yellowstone Art Center, Brigham Young College, Roche Corporation and the National Academy of Design. In addition to painting, Reid teaches workshops around the world and has written 11 books on painting in watercolor and oil.
 

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art