Items tagged with Art

Artist-in-Residence Challenge: Logo of Person's Name

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Create a 6x6 logo of a person's name, embellishing one letter to convey his/her interest. Draw your logo by hand or use a computer program or any medium you like! Learn about logos and start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs Burroughs on Tuesday, October 4 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 October 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

Artist-in-Residence Workshop: Make A Library Flag

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Design a 6x6 flag for the Library. Get your creative juices flowing in a Workshop with Miggs Burroughs on Wednesday, September 7 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 September 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

Artist-in-Residence Challenge: Make A Library Flag

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Design a 6x6 flag for the Library. Get your creative juices flowing in a Workshop with Miggs Burroughs on Wednesday, September 7 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 September 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

Artist-in-ResidenceWORKSHOPChallenge-Faces inEverydayObjects:AllAges

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Photograph "faces" seen in ordinary objects, like an electric plug, and crop to a 6x6 format. Start brainstorming in a Workshop with Miggs Burroughs on Wednesday, August 3 at 4 pm in The Great Hall. 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 August 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

Artist-in-Residence Challenge: Faces in Everyday Objects

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During the month of August, photograph "faces" seen in ordinary objects, like an electric plug, and crop to a 6x6 format. Brainstorm ideas in a Workshop with Miggs Burroughs on Wednesday, August 3, 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 August 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

Walt Disney and his Connecticut Connections

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Comedy
Company A, Greenwich, 1918 Comedy, John Steuart Curry  Walt Disney as Pope, David Levine

Art historian and former cartoonist Garry Apgar, author of Mickey Mouse: Emblem of the American Spirit, will present an illustrated talk on the fascinating connections Walt Disney had with Connecticut starting with his brief training period in Greenwich as a Red Cross ambulance driver near the end of WWI. In 1934, Westport resident John Steuart Curry painted two murals on the walls of the Kings Highway Elementary School auditorium, one named Tragedy, the other Comedy. The dominant figure in Comedy is Mickey Mouse. Among other Disney connections with Connecticut were the Mickey Mouse watches made in Waterbury in the 1930s, Pez candy dispensers and two other Westport artists, Hardie Gramatky and David Levine. 

Community Partners: WSPAC (Westport Public Art Collections Committee) and Westport Arts Advisory Committee 

Article in Connecticut Magazine, April 2016.

Garry Apgar is an art historian (Ph.D., Yale) and former cartoonist for the Roanoke Times. He wrote the principal essay in The Newspaper in Art (1996) and edited the anthology A Mickey Mouse Reader for the University Press of Mississippi (2014). His monograph, Mickey Mouse: Emblem of the American Spirit, was published late last year by the Walt Disney Family Foundation Press.
 

McManus Room
Authors, Talks & Readings
Art

Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: "TRANSFORMED"

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A collaboration with Westport's nonprofit Beechwood Arts & Innovation, this exhibit presents selected work by visual artists from Beechwood's Spring 2016 Arts Immersion "Transformed" Salon. The artists were asked to transform an existing canvas--theirs or someone else's--in any way and document the process with photos. The photos were then made into Aurasma-app "videos," enabling viewers to see the transformation. Opening reception: Thursday, September 15 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

Image: “4 For $10.99" by Camile Zaino
  

Riverwalk Level Hallway
Exhibits
Art

Riverwalk Display Case Exhibit: "REMEMBER TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 8!"

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 When Westporter Larry Aasen was about ten years old, his father gave him a pencil with a rubber eraser shaped like the head of 1928 U.S. presidential candidate Al Smith (who lost), and that got him started collecting political buttons. Over the years, Aasen became more and more fascinated with American politics and elections and, to date, has collected more than 2,000 buttons from national, state and local elections, from politicians, other collectors and garage sales. Stop by to see the political memorabilia from the his collection. Dan Woog's 06880 column on his collection.

jfkOpening reception: Thursday, September 29 from 6-7 pm.

About Larry Aasen:

Dan Woog 06880 artilce on Martha and Larry Aasen
Larry on Veteran's Day
Larry's Westport Memories

Riverwalk Level Display Case
Exhibits
Art

Reception for Richard Frank & the Great Hall Exhibit: "ALWAYS LOOKING"

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Muhammad Ali, Jake’s Diner, Athens, Ohio, 1969, © Richard Fran  
Muhammad Ali, Jake’s Diner, Athens, Ohio, 1969, ©Richard Frank  

An exhibit of Westport photographer Richard Frank’s personal and commercial work, spanning his ongoing fascination with photography from analog to digital.

Artist reception: Friday, October 14 from 6-7:30 pm. Light refreshments served.

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art

The Great Hall Exhibit: "ALWAYS LOOKING..."

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Muhammad Ali, Jake’s Diner, Athens, Ohio, 1969, © Richard Fran  
Muhammad Ali, Jake’s Diner, Athens, Ohio, 1969, ©Richard Frank  

An exhibit of Westport photographer Richard Frank’s personal and commercial work, spanning his ongoing fascination with photography from analog to digital. Join the discussion of his work with Artist-in-Residence and illustrator/photographer Miggs Burroughs on Monday, October 24 at 6 pm in the Great Hall. 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. 

Artist reception: Friday, October 14 from 6-7:30 pm. Light refreshments served.

The Great Hall
Exhibits
Art