Items tagged with 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

Opening Reception for 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 captures people, places and whatever surrounds him.The exhibit will run from March 17 to May 17, and an opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 24, from 6-7:30 pm in The Great Hall. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public (please use the Library's upper-level entrance).

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

Photographer Richard Frank: A Personal Review of Your Photography Portfolio

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In conjunction with the ongoing Great Hall exhibit, Westport photographer Richard Frank will be offering free, 20-minute reviews of photography portfolios by appointment on Tuesday, January 3, from 10 am-3 pm, in one of the small conference rooms in the Great Hall. To register for one of the free 20-minute personal review sessions, CLICK ON THIS LINK.

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. 

The Great Hall
Art, Artists

Family Workshop for "Identityville" Selfie

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Using an easy folded-paper technique that Miggs Burroughs will demonstrate, create an 8"x8" "Identityville" Selfie showing two parts of your personality or what you were then and now (in conjunction with WestportREADS focusing on George Hodgman's memoir Bettyville). Miggs Burroughs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. 

WestportREADS 2017 is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops, WestportREADS
All ages

Workshop for February Artist-in-Residence Challenge: A Peace Symbol for the 21st Century

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Using any medium you want, Design a peace symbol for the 21st century. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Thursday, February 2 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

February Artist-in-Residence Challenge: A Peace Symbol for the 21st Century

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Using any medium you want, Design a peace symbol for the 21st century. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Thursday, February 2 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

Workshop for January Artist-in-Residence Challenge: "Identityville" Selfie

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Using an easy folded-paper technique that Miggs Burroughs will demonstrate, create an 8"x8" "Identityville" Selfie showing two parts of your personality or what you were then and now (in conjunction with WestportREADS focusing on George Hodgman's memoir Bettyville). Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Wednesday, January 4 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 January to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

WestportREADS 2017 is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops, WestportREADS
All ages

WestportREADS 2017: January Artist-in-Residence Challenge—"Identityville" Selfie

Please see full event listing for date.

Using an easy folded-paper technique that Miggs Burroughs will demonstrate, create an 8"x8" "Identityville" Selfie showing two parts of your personality or what you were then and now (in conjunction with WestportREADS focusing on George Hodgman's memoir Bettyville). Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Wednesday, January 4 at 4 pm or the Family Workshop on Saturday, January 7 at 2 pm. Both workshops are 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 January to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

WestportREADS 2017 is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops, WestportREADS
All ages

Artist Reception for Riverwalk Display Case Exhibit: "REWRITTEN! Typewriter Art by Nina Bentley"

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Enjoy this exhibit by Westport conceptual artist Nina Bentley of vintage typewriters she transformed to comment on social issues. On display February 16-May 9. Opening reception for artists: Thursday, March 9 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

Image: Pearls of Wisdom

Westport assemblage artist Nina Bentley notes that her work tends to be conceptual in nature and concerned with social issues. "From early childhood," she explains, "I have been moved both by aesthetics and the human condition, not only matters affecting me personally but those evident on a broader social scale. I create art in order to gain some perspectiveon the world around me, while trying to retain a sense of humor.In short, my work can be seen as multi-dimensional social commentary." The Westport Library will host an exhibit of Bentley's typewriter art, entitled "REWRITTEN!," from February 16-May 9 in the lower-level Riverwalk Display Case. On Thursday, March 9, from 6-7 pm, there will be an opening reception for the artist in the McManus Room, across from the exhibit, which is free and open to the public.

Bentleyreceived a BSfrom the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in Brooklyn and at the Chelsea Art School in London. She has shown her workinnumerous group shows around the Northeast and in many solo exhibits throughout Connecticut and also in New York State and in Switzerland. Her work is included innumerous private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad, including, in Zurich, in the Bankers Trust Company, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Chemical Bank and the Swedish Consulate.

Riverwalk Level Display Case
Exhibits
Art

Riverwalk Display Case Exhibit: "REWRITTEN! Typewriter Art by Nina Bentley"

Please see full event listing for date.

Enjoy this exhibit by Westport conceptual artist Nina Bentley of vintage typewriters she transformed to comment on social issues. On display February 16-May 9. Opening reception for artist: Thursday, March 9 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

Image: Pearls of Wisdom

Westport assemblage artist Nina Bentley notes that her work tends to be conceptual in nature and concerned with social issues. "From early childhood," she explains, "I have been moved both by aesthetics and the human condition, not only matters affecting me personally but those evident on a broader social scale. I create art in order to gain some perspectiveon the world around me, while trying to retain a sense of humor.In short, my work can be seen as multi-dimensional social commentary." The Westport Library will host an exhibit of Bentley's typewriter art, entitled "REWRITTEN!," from February 16-May 9 in the lower-level Riverwalk Display Case. On Thursday, March 9, from 6-7 pm, there will be an opening reception for the artist in the McManus Room, across from the exhibit, which is free and open to the public.

Bentleyreceived a BSfrom the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in Brooklyn and at the Chelsea Art School in London. She has shown her workinnumerous group shows around the Northeast and in many solo exhibits throughout Connecticut and also in New York State and in Switzerland. Her work is included innumerous private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad, including, in Zurich, in the Bankers Trust Company, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Chemical Bank and the Swedish Consulate. 

Riverwalk Level Display Case
Exhibits
Art