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Artists Collective of Westport Reception & ‘Piece by Piece’ Reveal

Thu, June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Logo: Piece by Piece

Join us at the Library for a special celebration that will include the debut of Word: Visual vs Verbal, the Artists Collective of Westport’s exploration of the power of words through the visual arts, and the reveal of Piece by Piece.

Word: Visual vs Verbal will span the Sheffer Gallery and South Gallery, and Piece by Piece will be displayed in the Jesup Gallery.

For Word: Visual vs Verbal, each of the Artists Collective members were invited to display a work in the medium of their choice — all inspired by a single word.

Piece by Piece is a 6-foot by 8-foot art installation composed of the work of 48 Artists Collective members. Each artist received a 12-inch by 12-inch blank panel along with a 6-inch square section randomly selected from an exciting contemporary painting. The artists created their individual piece, replicating a part of the larger painting in their own style, without knowing what the final painting will look like until it is revealed at this opening reception. Those contributing to Piece by Piece include Miggs Burroughs, Katherine Ross, Michael Brennecke, Nina Bentley, Susan Fehlinger, Dale Najarian, and Jay Petrow.

Each 12-inch by 12-inch “piece” of Piece by Piece will be available for purchase starting the night of the reception. Each square will be $100, with 50% of the proceeds supporting the Library’s art programs and 50% going to the artist. The artworks on display in the Sheffer and South Galleries will also be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds going to benefit the Library’s art programming. Additional exhibit support is provided by The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center.

The Artists Collective of Westport is a nonprofit organization comprised of 150 local artists who have joined forces to discuss, create, and develop dynamic experiences for the Fairfield County community. The collective is open to all active artists in pursuit of expanding their careers and in developing a strong, diverse arts community.

Related Event: Visual vs. Verbal: Writing Prompts with Westport Poet Laureate Jessie McEntee

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Westport's Artistic Legacy
Westport Public Art Collections


Thu, June 20
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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