Items tagged with 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

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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 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

Artist Reception for the Great Hall Exhibit: "Art & Storytelling: Paintings by Heidi Palmer"

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This is an exhibit by Westport artist Heidi Palmer, whose paintings suggest a story or narrative that leaves the details for viewers to supply, each in their own way.

Artist reception: Friday, January 13 from 6-7:30 pm. Light refreshments served.

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

The Great Hall Exhibit: "Art & Storytelling: Paintings by Heidi Palmer"

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The day after  
The Day After  

Westport artist Heidi Palmer, whose paintings suggest a story or narrative that leaves the details for viewers to supply, each in their own way. She focuses on three elements in her work: light, air and the meaning of time. Light is the point of departure for each painting journey she takes. It governs her compositions, defines form and serves as 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 since it references moments, memories, beginnings, endings and longings--what we all share as human beings. In a newly installed exhibit in the Westport's Great Hall entitled "Art & Storytelling," Palmer hopes that viewers can experience in her paintings a sense of time and place that enables them to explore their own memories and stories.

Palmer will discuss discusses her work with Artist-in-Residence and illustrator/photographer Miggs Burroughs on Wednesday, March 1 at 6 pm.

The exhibit will run from January 6-March 16, and an opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, January 13, 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).

Palmer attended L'École des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Canada, and earned a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has shown her work in numerous group and solo shows around New England and has paintings included in public collections, among them, New York Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City; Reader's Digest Foundation in Pleasantville, NY; Wachovia Bank in New Haven; Federal Reserve Bank in New York City; and Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, TN. She is represented by the Jessie Edwards Studio on Block Island, RI; Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, DE; and Cooper and Smith Gallery in Essex, CT.

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

WestportMAKES: Zombie Laser Maze

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Join the MakerSpace Team on Sunday, October 30 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 1:00-2:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between 2:00 and 4:30!

Maker Movement
All ages

WestportMAKES: Zombie Flash Mob with Chris Crowe

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Maker-in-Residence sculptor Chris Crowe will turn YOU into a zombie with makeup and special effects!

Stop by the MakerSpace on Sunday, October 30 between 1:00 and 4:30 and then join us at 5:00 for a ZOMBIE FLASH MOB and mini zombie movie in downtown Westport!

Please note: Chris will be using LATEX accessories and you WILL GET MESSY.
 


 

Chris Crowe is a local sculptor and a familiar face at the Library. He's the creator of our dragon, Bradbury, and he's led several workshops including wand-making at our Harry Potter 2016 event and comic-book creation TinkerShops.   

Maker Movement
All ages

DATE CHANGE: WestportMAKES: Zombie Laser Maze

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30!

Join the MakerSpace Team on Saturday, October 29 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 10:00-12:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between noon and 4:00!

Maker Movement
All ages

POSTPONED WestportMAKES: Zombie Flash Mob with Chris Crowe

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THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Maker-in-Residence sculptor Chris Crowe will turn YOU into a zombie with makeup and special effects!

Stop by the MakerSpace on Sunday, October 30 between 1:00 and 4:30 and then join us at 5:00 for a ZOMBIE FLASH MOB and mini zombie movie in downtown Westport!

Please note: Chris will be using LATEX accessories and you WILL GET MESSY.
 


 

Chris Crowe is a local sculptor and a familiar face at the Library. He's the creator of our dragon, Bradbury, and he's led several workshops including wand-making at our Harry Potter 2016 event and comic-book creation TinkerShops.   

Maker Movement
All ages