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Photography and Sculpture Exhibit Opens Aug 9 at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show with “Photography and Sculpture” will be on view at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), from Sunday, Aug. 9 through Sept. 6, 2020. This open-call, juried exhibition features 86 pieces by 45 area artists. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
RAC has resumed normal summer gallery hours: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., then Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
The chair for the exhibition is Jay Wilson and the co-chair is Nancy Breakstone.

Photography and Sculpture Juried Exhibition Rowayton Arts Center 2020

Call for Artist Submissions for ‘Photography and Sculpture’ Show at Rowayton Arts Center

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an open call to artists for the juried “Photography and Sculpture” show at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) from Aug. 9 to Sept. 6, 2020. — an announcement from the Rowayton Arts Center

The show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their photographs and/or sculptures. Submit pieces for consideration here, on the RAC website.

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See ‘Spring Juried Show’ Now Online from Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “Spring Juried Show,” is now online at — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
This all media exhibition features artwork by over one hundred artists chosen from almost 350 submissions. Winners were announced on April 8:
Best in Show, Melissa Orme of Ridgefield for “Celebration,” (Acrylic on Linen; see image below), 1st Place, Nancy Woodward of Wilton for “Sisters,” (Digital Photography), 2nd Place, Katharine Draper of Norwalk for “Environmental Spiral” (Ink on Paper), 3rd Place, Gregg Welz of Norwalk for “Spiral Vortex” (Paper Cuts) and Honorable Mention, Joanie Landau, “Roses for Sara Diptych” (Prints on Plexiglass). The chair for the exhibition is Joanna Bridges and the co-chair is Pamela Davis. The judge, Lisa Cooper, grew up surrounded by artists including her mother, a painter and jewelry designer, and father a successful businessman with a passion for creating Nevelson-like wood sculptures.

Details of cast glass sculptures created by Rachel Owens

New Exhibit at Housatonic Museum of Art: ‘The Hypogean Tip’ by Rachel Owens

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A new exhibit with connections to local history is now open at the Housatonic Museum of art. Entitled Artist Rachel Owens’ exhibit, “The Hypogean Tip,” explores both Bridgeport’s and our larger nation’s past. — an announcement from the Housatonic Museum of Art
The show, which runs through March 21, is comprised of sculptures rendered in various materials, including large-scale casts in broken glass from the porch of the home of Mary Freeman (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and works cast in coal and marble dust that invoke P.T. Barnum’s specter as well as his adverse impact. Focusing on the relationship between what was before and what is to come, Owens’ work weaves together, both literally and figuratively, the surface and substrata of the ground to reveal its structure, material, and history. The porch sculptures, part of an ongoing project entitled Life on the Other Side of a Cracked Glass Ceiling, are a platform for visitors to climb and stand on while reimagining the site and the accounts it holds.

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‘Abstraction’ Exhibit Opens With Reception Sunday, Feb 9, at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show by exhibiting members at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “Abstraction,” will be on view Feb. 9 through March 7. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
The opening reception is free and open to the public on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.
RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. The chair for the exhibition is Michael Brennecke and the co-chair is Heidi Follin.

Exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center

Rowayton Arts Center Will Review Artwork by Artists Who Wish to Exhibit

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The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) will review artwork by local artists who wish to become exhibiting members. Artists should bring items for consideration to the gallery on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The works will be reviewed the next day. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

The artist selection will take place on Friday, January 24 with notifications sent to accepted artists. Artists should plan on picking up their artwork on Saturday, January 25 from 10 am to 1 pm.

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‘Instructors and Students’ Exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center Through Feb 1

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“From the RAC Studio/Instructors and Students Show,” an all-media exhibition featuring artwork by 125 students and instructors at Rowayton Arts Center is on view there now through Feb. 1. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

RAC celebrates the study, creation and appreciation of the arts through classes, exhibitions and events open to all in the community. For almost 60 years, this nonprofit organization has been a cultural gem in Rowayton. The gallery and art school overlook the scenic Five Mile River at 145 Rowayton Ave.

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Public Invited to Opening Reception Jan 26 for Silvermine Arts Guild New Members Exhibition

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Silvermine Arts Center will welcome more than 50 new members (including three from Darien) to its Guild of Artists in January 2020 with a New Members Exhibition presenting a broad spectrum of innovative work. The public is invited to the opening reception, which will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. The event is free. The New Members Exhibition runs Jan.

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Maritime Garage Gallery Winter Exhibit, ‘Seeds of Peace’ Runs Through Feb 29

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Stop by the Maritime Garage Gallery’s winter exhibit in SoNo to experience a sense of calm during the busy holiday season. The works of art featured in the gallery’s “Seeds of Peace” exhibit embrace the senses of peace and serenity. The exhibit will run through Feb.29, 2020. — an announcement from the Norwalk Parking Authority

“Seeds of Peace” presents the works of 28 artists from around the region, including Mark Schiff of Norwalk; Jennifer Prat from Fairfield; Julie O’Connor, of Weston; and Shanan Haislip of Terryville. Nadia Martinez has curated the exhibit.

Curator H.S. Miller of Darien Describes Bruce Museum’s Coming Exhibit: a ‘2D Cabinet of Curiosities’

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Opening on Saturday, Dec. 14, the Bruce Museum’s latest exhibition will feature depictions of sea serpents crushing ships, seven-foot-tall giants, a mummified Porsche, and a menagerie of other oddities sure to pique the interest of any visitor interested in the intersection of art and science. — an announcement from the Bruce Museum

“Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet” is curated by H.S. Miller of Darien, the museum’s Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow 2019-20, and will be on view in the museum’s Bantle Lecture Gallery through March 24, 2020. Below, Miller answers five questions about the exhibition:

1. What’s the difference between a 3D curiosity cabinet and one that’s 2D?

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Curator Available Sunday to Talk About New Darien Historical Society Display of 19th Century Pottery

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A spittoon, beer bottle and milk pan are part of a unique collection of Norwalk Pottery items featured in the exhibition “Shards of History” now at the Darien Historical Society. Richard Prowse, a longtime collector of Norwalk Pottery, will discuss the display and answer questions on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Darien Historical Society. The display features several stoneware and redware pieces manufactured in Norwalk during the 1800s, when that city was known throughout the United States for producing top-quality pottery. “Glazed pottery items were once as ubiquitous as Tupperware is today,” said Prowse, who with Tracy Goodnow, loaned the pieces to the Museum and co-curated the exhibition.

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Artists: Rowayton Arts Center Seeks Submissions by Mid-November for Holiday Gift Show

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The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) is seeking original, handcrafted works from artists for the annual Holiday Gift Show, running between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2019. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

RAC will accept small ornaments and holiday-related items as well as jewelry, pottery and ceramics, candles, wooden toys and items, small furniture, knitted or crocheted items, fiber art, original cards and small prints or paintings. Receiving dates are Nov. 15 to 17, 2019. In order to participate, artists must sign up for a time to drop off their work.

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83 Artists in Rowayton Art Center’s Autumn Juried Show — Reception on Sunday

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A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center, with works by 83 area artists, will be on view Oct. 13 through Nov. 9, 2019.  
The “Autumn Juried Show,” an all-media exhibition, features artwork by 83 artists from the area, chosen from over 350 submissions. The opening reception is free and open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m., this Sunday, Oct.

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Art by Linda McKie McClellan on Display in October at Atria Darien

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Art by Linda McKie McClellan will be in display through the month of October at Atria Darien’s Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery. — an announcement from Atria Darien
Linda McKie McClellan is a long time resident of Westport. Painting and drawing since childhood, Linda’s inspiration comes from nature. Flowers, trees, rocks and the sea shore influence her richly colored pieces. She is a painter, printmaker, collagist and experimenter with new mediums.
She is currently working with water based mediums, which include acrylic, watercolor, and water based oil paint.

Five Mile River scene by Peter Saverine

Upper Crust Bakery and Café Features Paintings by Darien Native Peter Saverine

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Darien native Peter Saverine will be the featured artist at Upper Crust Bakery and Café (UCBC), 980 Post Road Darien now through Oct. 31. — an announcement from Peter Saverine and Upper Crust Bakery and Café

Art Exhibits @ UCBC are a tradition promoted by local owner, Charly Sahlia,

“We are proud to showcase the stunning artwork and photography of local Connecticut artists,” Sahlia said. “Our guests enjoy the ambiance and connection to the local art scene. Artists are appreciative of the opportunity to share their artwork and we are always supportive of artists like Peter who want to share a percentage of their sales with a local nonprofit,” he said.