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Mon, Oct 18, 2021

Miggs Burroughs visits the studio of Charles Douthat, a retired litigator, a published poet and a self-taught abstract painter, who found his creative voice later in life after a long illness changed his life’s trajectory. Beginning with simply a personal feeling , an empty canvas and a brush and tube of paint, his canvases develop a unique physical presence and a very personal sense of expression

Mon, Sep 20, 2021

Join Artist Collective of Westport members Susan Felinger and Amy Kaplan for a walk through “Community,” an all member group show featuring nearly 150 of the Collective’s artists marking the reopening of the Library’s galleries after being closed over a year due to the pandemic.

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

After quarantining at home, abstract artist Claudia Mengel is back at work in her spacious, light filled studio, where the view from her window provided a creative spark for a whole new series of paintings full of color, movement and texture. Join Miggs Burroughs for an up close look at her latest works.

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Follow Miggs Burroughs on a journey into the studio–and the mind–of artist Vincent Calenzo, whose realistic paintings explore a world both real and imagined. Vince's exquisitely rendered characters often find themselves in absurd situations, where they seem to be searching for solutions to their precarious predicaments. With the pandemic upending life as we know it, we have all learned how absurd life can be, making Vince's fantastic paintings that much more relatable.

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Join Miggs Burroughs on a visit to the light-filled studio of Dale Najarian, and learn how she captures the dramatic light and shadows that grace her dreamlike paintings.

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Having started out as a graffiti artist, Jahmane's work has evolved over the years to include painting on canvas, photography, screen printing, graphic design, and an independent clothing label. Join Miggs Burroughs on a visit to his studio, and hear first hand about his latest projects.

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Not an artist in the traditional sense, Bud Siegel's obsession with Legos has certainly been elevated to an art form. What started out as a side project putting together a 4000 piece kit, has now blossomed into a gallery full of unique Lego creations. Join Miggs for an intimate look inside this private Lego sanctuary.

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

New series of interviews with artists conducted by the Library's Gallery Curator, Carole Erger-Fass and Westport Artist Miggs Burroughs.

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Visit the tiny studio of Norm Siegel and get an inside look at how he creates his larger-than-life photorealistic paintings. His series of "Coffee Table Book Paintings" depict rare book editions and magazines that are so realistically rendered that people try to turn their pages.

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

From her community projects, to her extensive involvement in the local arts scene, its a wonder that artist Katherine Ross finds time for her own creative pursuits. Known for her atmospheric oil paintings, mixed media and prints, join Miggs on a visit to her studio, and get a look at her latest creations.

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Join Miggs Burroughs on a visit to the studios of abstract painter Michael Brenneke. Michael's background includes illustration, woodworking, architecture, and a career in advertising. But his passion for abstract painting has remained the focus of his artistic expression.

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Self taught sculptor Zvi Goldman works primarily in wood and clay, crafting pieces that are flowing and organic. Each unique sculpture delves into deep philosophical questions posed by science, human nature and the natural world, and challenging us to be more curious.

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Painter Katya Lebrija was born and raised in Mexico City. Her vibrant mixed-media compositions are abstract, but also rooted in images of the real world. Visit with Katya in her studio, where she tells us how and where she finds her creative inspiration.

Tue, Nov 3, 2020

Charles Joyner has been teaching, creating and exhibiting art for over 40 years. His work shows the influences of his growing up in rural North Carolina, as well as his extensive travel to Ghana. His collages are filled with colors and patterns abstracted from African symbols, architecture and textiles, which he combines with photography and screen printing to create his intricate compositions. But Joyner says his participation in a Student Program that brought him to in 1964 was life changing. Listen in to hear his story.

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Artist and teacher Roe Halper may be best known for her for social commentary, starting with her woodcuts of the civil rights movement back in the 60s. But after a career spanning 6 decades, and a variety of media, Roe is still going strong. Join Roe in her spacious studio, and get an exclusive look her latest work.

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Get an exclusive look inside the studio of arts legend, Ann Chernow, and watch a live demonstration of her printmaking technique. Best known for her nostalgic images of women from 1930s and 1940s "Film Noir" movies, Ann uses actual films, fan magazines and other memorabilia to create images that are inspired by film but reinterpreted to transcend stereotypes.

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

A special all in the family episode with artist/brothers Miggs and Trace Burroughs! Follow along the winding path of Trace's creative career.

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Jeanine works in a variety of media, including paper and plant fiber, video, sound, photography and found object. Listen in and hear about her past work, and what she has in store for the future.

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Listen in on a conversation with legendary artist Leonard Everett Fisher–whose career as a painter, illustrator, and designer has spanned over 70 years and at the age of 96, shows no signs of slowing down. He has written and illustrated over 260 children's books, creating over 700 paintings and 6000 scratchboards, using shape, line and color, to convey his uniquely personal vision and deep sense of humanity.

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

An interview with the artist Dick Rauh, in his studio, where where he shows us how he coaxes out the inherent beauty in things we might not have ever taken a second look at. Dick came to botanical painting late in life, receiving his PhD in plant sciences at 76 and began a full-blown second career as a botanical artist and teacher.

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Artist Judith Katz says says that it is her intention to capture a moment in spontaneity and keep it forever. Join Judith for an inside look into her studio, and see what she has been up to during this difficult time.

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Miggs Burroughs interviews local arts legend, lenticular photographer, podcaster, and Artist Collective co-founder… Miggs Burroughs! Get a rare look inside his studio, where over the years he has created everything from the covers of Time Magazine, to a US postage stamp, to logos for just about every organization in town.

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Take a studio tour with Eric Chiang. His style ranges from photorealism to abstraction, creating artwork that delves into the weighty issues of human connectedness and the meaning of existence.

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Get a rare peek inside the studio of sculptor Niki Ketchman, who's sculptures may be found outdoors on a museum lawn, or inside on a tabletop. She works with a combination of industrial and domestic materials to create a world where art, craft and design intersect.

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

World-renowned photographer, filmmaker and longtime resident Stephen Wilkes discusses his most iconic work, including Ellis Island, Day to Night, documenting the covid crisis, and directing the documentary "Jay Myself."

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