Items tagged with 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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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!

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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

Artist to Artist: Richard Frank & Miggs Burroughs Talk

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In conjunction with the ongoing Great Hall exhibit, Westport photographer Richard Frank discusses his work with Artist-in-Residence and illustrator/photographer Miggs Burroughs. Hear Frank—a real raconteur—talk about his work, including his seminal photo of Muhammad Ali, which helped validate his decision to pursue photography as a career.

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. 

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Exhibits, Talks & Readings
Art, Artists

Workshop for December Artist-in-Residence Challenge: Draw Your Own Word Cloud

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Hand-draw or render in any medium a 6"x6" word cloud with your most important interests or personality traits shown larger than the less important ones. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Tuesday, December 6 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during December 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

December Artist-in-Residence Challenge: Draw Your Own Word Cloud

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Hand-draw or render in any medium a 6"x6" word cloud with your most important interests or personality traits shown larger than the less important ones. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs on Tuesday, December 6 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during December to the main circulation desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

The Great Hall
Seminars & Workshops
Art

November Artist-in-Residence Challenge: CD cover of Yourself or Your Group as Rock Stars

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Imagine yourself or your group as rock stars and create a 6"x6" CD cover for your latest album. Draw your album cover by hand or use a computer program or any medium you like! Get your creative juices flowing in a  Workshop with Miggs on Wednesday, November 2 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. Miggs, a Westport illustrator and photographer, is the Library's Artist-in-Residence for the year. Bring submissions any time during November 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