Items tagged with Art

Opening Reception for the Riverwalk Display Case Exhibit: "TREES • TREES • TREES"

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Meet the artists showcasing their work in this exhibit. As the seasons turn, work by three artists―mixed-media artist Karen Kalkstein, photographer Nancy C. Woodward and printmaker Sally Frank―explores the arboreal world around us. On display November 10-February 15. 

Image: Mer's Story Tree by Nancy C. Woodward

Exhibits
Art

Riverwalk Display Case Exhibit: "TREES • TREES • TREES"

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As the seasons turn, work by three artists―mixed-media artist Karen Kalkstein, photographer Nancy C. Woodward and printmaker Sally Frank―explores the arboreal world around us. On display November 10-February 15. Opening reception for artists: Thursday, November 17 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

Image: Mer's Story Tree by Nancy C. Woodward

Exhibits
Art

Opening Reception for 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
  

Exhibits
Art

Workshop for October 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. 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 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
Talks & Readings, Authors
Art