Items tagged with Artists

Artist to Artist: Charles Reid & Miggs Burroughs Talk

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In conjunction with the ongoing Great Hall exhibit, noted Westport painter Charles Reid discusses his work with Artist-in-Residence and illustrator/photographer Miggs Burroughs. Best known for his luminous watercolors, Reid teaches workshops nationwide, has published 11 books and has a large following around the country.

 

The Great Hall
Talks & Readings, Exhibits
Artists, Art

Artist to Artist: Heidi Palmer & Miggs Burroughs Talk

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In conjunction with the ongoing Great Hall exhibit, Westport painter Heidi Palmer discusses her work with Artist-in-Residence and illustrator/photographer Miggs Burroughs. Palmer's paintings suggest a story or narrative that leaves the details for viewers to supply, each in their own way.

Palmer focuses in her work on light, air and the meaning of time. Light is always the point of departure for each painting; it governs her compositions, defines form and is 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, referencing memories, beginnings, endings and longings―what we all share as human beings.
 

The Great Hall
Talks & Readings, Exhibits
Artists, 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
Artists, 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

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. 

The Great Hall
Talks & Readings, Exhibits
Artists, Art

Westport MAKES: Intro to Drawing

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Sculptor Chris Crowe leads this drop-in workshop for all ages on the basics of drawing.

WestportMAKES is a collaborative project to build a vehicle-sized dragon during the months of March and April. The dragon, constructed with wood, clay and fiberglass, will be featured at the fifth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire on April 30.

Sculptor Chris Crowe will oversee the project, which begins the week of March 7. The build will take approximately four weeks, and work on the structure will be included in the Library’s all-night Maker Madness event March 12. Library patrons and the general public are invited to help Crowe build the creature throughout the course of the project, which promises to have some surprising features.

Friday, March 18, 4:00-5:00: Mold Making 101 (Creating refrigerator magnets)

Friday, March 25, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM:  Intro to Sculpting for Seniors

Friday, March 25, 3:30-5:30: Intro to Sculpting (2-hour class)

Friday, April 1, 4:00-5:00: Intro to Drawing (1-hour class)

Artists, Maker
Maker Kids

Westport MAKES: Intro to Sculpting for Seniors

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Sculptor Chris Crowe leads this drop-in workshop for seniors on the basics of sculpting. 

WestportMAKES is a collaborative project to build a vehicle-sized dragon during the months of March and April. The dragon, constructed with wood, clay and fiberglass, will be featured at the fifth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire on April 30.

Sculptor Chris Crowe will oversee the project, which begins the week of March 7. The build will take approximately four weeks, and work on the structure will be included in the Library’s all-night Maker Madness event March 12. Library patrons and the general public are invited to help Crowe build the creature throughout the course of the project, which promises to have some surprising features.

Friday, March 18, 4:00-5:00: Mold Making 101 (Creating refrigerator magnets)

Friday, March 25, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM:  Intro to Sculpting for Seniors

Friday, March 25, 3:30-5:30: Intro to Sculpting (2-hour class)

Friday, April 1, 4:00-5:00: Intro to Drawing (1-hour class)

Artists, Maker