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Sheffer Room, The Westport Library

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20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

June 2019

TERRAIN, Paintings & Drawings by Michael Brennecke

Sun, June 23 - Thu, September 12
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Explorations of physical, mental and experiential landscapes characterize the work by this lifelong Westport artist, who grew up here “when you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting an artist's studio.” After initially doing strictly figurative work, Michael Brennecke moved towards abstraction and now creates what he calls “controlled accidental compositions, with sometimes ambiguously discernible imagery.” Opening Reception: Friday, June 28, 6-7:30 pm Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs:  Thursday, August 1, 6-7 pm, Sheffer Room

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August 2019

Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs and Michael Brennecke

Thu, August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In conjunction with Michael Brennecke's current exhibit, "TERRAIN, Paintings & Drawings by Michael Brennecke," he will explore the evolution of his work in a talk with fellow Westporter, photographer/graphic artist Miggs Burroughs. A lifelong resident of Westport and a full-time graphic artist since 1972, Miggs Burroughs has designed hundreds of logos, ads, brochures and now websites for commercial and nonprofit clients throughout Fairfield County. Among his most notable projects have been designing the Westport Town Flag, an Easter Egg for…

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Books & Bites

Tue, August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Enjoy conversation and light refreshments while discovering great new books in this new series that celebrates Westport authors across a variety of genres. Support Westport authors Amy Oestreicher and Alexandra Bregman when they discuss their newest endeavors with local book blogger Jennifer Blankfein and local writing teacher Jan Bassin. Books will be available for purchase and signing.         Alexandra Bregman provides details into the legal battle between Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovev and Swiss art warehouse magnate Yves Bouvier in The Bouvier Affair: A True Story. Using…

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September 2019

ART & TEXT: Mixed-Media Collage & Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Fri, September 13 - Thu, December 5
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Opening reception:  Friday, September 20, 6-7:30 Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs: Tuesday, October 1, 6-7 pm Westport artist Nancy Landauer’s work often has a retro look and always includes text to convey a message or simply add pattern and texture. This exhibit is part of a fall group show by 13 Fairfield County libraries sharing the common exhibit theme of Art & Text. Learn more about the exhibits at the various libraries.

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Opening Reception for Exhibit: ART & TEXT, Mixed-Media Collage & Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Fri, September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Westport artist Nancy Landauer’s work often has a retro look and always includes text to convey a message or just add pattern and texture. This exhibit is part of fall group show by 13 Fairfield County libraries sharing the common exhibit theme of Art & Text. Opening reception:  Friday, September 20, 6-7:30, in conjunction with the South Gallery exhibit, TALKING TYPE Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs: Tuesday, October 1, 6-7 pm Learn more about the exhibits at the various libraries.

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October 2019

Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs and Nancy Landauer

Tue, October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In conjunction with Nancy Landauer's exhibit, ART & TEXT, Mixed-Media Collage & Paintings, she will explore her work in a talk with fellow Westporter, photographer/graphic artist Miggs Burroughs. A lifelong resident of Westport and a full-time graphic artist since 1972, Miggs Burroughs has designed hundreds of logos, ads, brochures and now websites for commercial and nonprofit clients throughout Fairfield County. Among his most notable projects have been designing the Westport Town Flag, an Easter Egg for Reagan's White House (which is…

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December 2019

At the Water’s Edge: Beach Photography in Westport & Beyond by Larry Silver

Fri, December 6 - Mon, February 24
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Amid winter’s chill, enjoy the photographic warmth of summer images at local and neighboring beaches by noted Westport photographer Larry Silver. Exhibit runs December 6-February 24 Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 6-7:30 pm Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs: Thursday, January 23, 6-7 pm

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Opening Reception for At the Water’s Edge: Beach Photography in Westport & Beyond by Larry Silver

Fri, December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Amid winter’s chill, enjoy the photographic warmth of summer images at local and neighboring beaches by noted Westport photographer Larry Silver. Exhibit runs December 6-February 24 Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 6-7:30 pm Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs: Thursday, January 23, 6-7 pm

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January 2020

Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs and Larry Silver

Thu, January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In conjunction with Larry Silver's exhibit "At the Water’s Edge: Beach Photography in Westport & Beyond," he will explore his work in a talk with fellow Westporter, photographer/graphic artist Miggs Burroughs. A lifelong resident of Westport and a full-time graphic artist since 1972, Miggs Burroughs has designed hundreds of logos, ads, brochures and now websites for commercial and nonprofit clients throughout Fairfield County. Among his most notable projects have been designing the Westport Town Flag, an Easter Egg for Reagan's White…

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March 2020

Opening Reception: Westport’s Suffragists—Our Neighbors, Our Crusaders

Fri, March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The names and contributions of Westport women central to the “Votes for Women” campaign and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 remain nearly forgotten. Learn about the Westport suffragists who helped change the course of history for American women for generations to come. Part of “Our Vote, Our Future,” the Library’s WestportREADS 2020 centennial celebration. Opening reception:  Friday, March 6 from 6-7:30 pm On display: February 26-May 13 Funding provided in part by The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Teen Poetry Workshop Series: Haiku

Thu, March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Haiku is a centuries-old Japanese poetry form. Originally focused on nature, it distills expression into seventeen syllables. No longer limited to nature, come condense your thoughts into three lines! Come join Westport Poet Laureate Diane Lowman for a four-part Poetry Workshop Series to explore different forms of poetry both old and new, and to write some of your own!  Attend one, attend all, pick and choose - your choice! We will hold all workshops in the Sheffer Room from 4-5…

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POSTPONED: Unconventional Women: Artist-to-Artist Talk

Thu, March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

On display: March 14-May 3 Note to Patrons: With the news from Governor Lamont related to the Coronavirus and meetings or gatherings, the Westport Library has decided to postpone or cancel its in-person programming for the month of March. We are currently in conversation with several of the speakers scheduled for this month to see if it is possible to provide some programs via live streaming on our website. Please check the website regularly for updates on rescheduling of in-person events…

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March 2022

MOMBAS: Moms Offering Moms Baby Activity Support

Fri, March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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One event on Fri, April 1 at 10:00 am

Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join other new moms and babies in this postpartum networking group designed by a doula to share stories, ideas, and provide mutual support .

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April 2022

MOMBAS: Moms Offering Moms Baby Activity Support

Fri, April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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One event on Fri, April 1 at 10:00 am

Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join other new moms and babies in this postpartum networking group designed by a doula to share stories, ideas, and provide mutual support .

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20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
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