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Darien-Made, Paris-Themed: You Can Savor Art, Music and Food in ‘Artists at Grove Street Plaza’ Art Show, Sept 21

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The fifth annual Artists at Grove Street Plaza open-air art show will feature top local painters, photographers and ceramicists, with live chamber music and five food vendors as part of a Paris-style exhibit produced with Darien talent. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Sept. 21 (the rain date is the following Saturday, Sept. 28.)

— This article is adapted from an announcement from Artists at Grove Street Plaza, with further information from the group’s website. Artists at Grove Street Plaza will feature framed canvases, prints, photographs and ceramics.

Rowayton Art Center Receiving Art for Exhibit

‘Marine and Coastal Art’ Exhibit Starts Sunday with Reception at Rowayton Arts Center

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“Marine & Coastal Art,” a new exhibit opening on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Rowayton Arts Center, features artwork by RAC Exhibiting Members with a marine and coastal theme. The opening reception is free and open to the public on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m.

— an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
This all-media exhibition  runs through Oct. 5, 2019. RAC gallery hours are from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The judge, Jon deMartin, is among the leading figurative artists working today and has taught life drawing and painting for more than twenty-years at the most prestigious academies and ateliers in the country.

Susan Kurnit works Atria Darien August 2019

Pet Portraits, Landscapes, Still Lifes on Display, Reception Thursday, Aug 8

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Artist Susan Kurnit’s pet portraits, landscapes and still life paintings will be on display this month at the Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery at Atria Darien for the month of August. A reception for Kurnit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at the gallery. — an announcement from Atria Darien

Here’s Kurnit’s description of her career and work:
I graduated college with a B.A. in cultural anthropology and my intent was to stay an additional semester and study art, but life threw me a curve. I was offered a fabulous job first as a magazine editor at Mademoiselle and then as Fashion Director of Seventeen Magazine for a total of 10 years.

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Darien Native Peter Saverine’s Artwork on Display in Westport, Reception 4 to 7 PM, Sunday

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Fairfield County native Peter Saverine will be the featured artist at Bistro du Soleil in Westport through Labor Day. An opening reception to meet the artist, preview and purchase paintings and celebrate over wine and tasty treats with the restaurant owners and local friends will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, August 4. The event is open to the public. “Painting has become a rewarding and relaxing hobby that has also created opportunities for me to share with my neighbors to make a small impact on the community,” Saverine said. “I believe artwork should be affordable and will be showing a range of original work, large and small, from $20 to $450.”

About Bistro du Soleil
The bistro, at 615 Riverside Ave.

Focus Under 40 Receiving at Rowayton Arts Center

‘Focus Under Forty’ Exhibit Opens Sunday with Reception at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “Focus Under Forty” will be on view July 28, 2019 through August 25, 2019. This all-media exhibition features artwork by local artists aged 16 to 39 years old. The opening reception is free and open to the public on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

— an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

The judge, Paul DeRuvo, is the associate printer and studio manager at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP). Paul began his printmaking studies at CCP at the age of 14. He has since graduated from Massachusetts College of Art where he was awarded a full presidential scholarship to study printmaking.

Margaret Bourke-White

The Late Margaret Bourke-White of Darien One of Four Notable Photographers Featured in Bruce Museum Exhibit

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Works of four singular American photographers: Margaret Bourke-White (a Darien resident until her death in 1971), Carl Mydans, Patrick Nagatani, and Brett Weston are the focus of “From Butterflies to Battleships,” a photography exhibit at the Bruce Museum. — an announcement from the Bruce Museum

“From Butterflies to Battleships” showcases the tremendous diversity of directions taken by photographers in the 20th century, whether employing the camera in a documentary mode to record insect development and to chronicle historic events, or experimenting with the technology to create abstract or composite images. Organized by Stephanie Guyet, Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow 2018-2019, the exhibition consists entirely of photographs from the Bruce Museum’s permanent collection. “Given that the Bruce is a place for both aesthetic and scientific inquiry, I wanted to create an exhibition that tapped into that dual mission,” Guyet said. “Since photography is a practice that lies at the intersection of art and science, and the museum has a host of surprising works in its photo collection, this seemed like the perfect subject to explore.”

“From Butterflies to Battleships: Selections from the Bruce Museum Photography Collection” will be on view through Sept.

At the Table Rowayton Arts Center fundraiser

‘At the Table’ Art Exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center, Now Through July 21

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A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center, “At the Table” is on view now through July 21, 2019.  This all media exhibition features artwork by more than 50 RAC Exhibiting Artists members from the area. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center (RAC)
RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chair for the exhibition is Amy Schott and the Co-chair is Milan Chilla. The judge, Westport artist Heidi Palmer, focuses on three elements in her work: light, air and the meaning of time. Light governs her compositions, defines form and serves as the catalyst for delving into the ephemeral effects of air and atmosphere, which clarify the painting’s sense of place.

Farm to Gallery event Rowayton Arts Center

‘Farm to Gallery’ Fundraiser at Rowayton Arts Center Celebrates All Things Culinary and the ‘At the Table’ Exhibit

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The Rowayton Arts Center is hosting a “Farm to Gallery” fundraising event on Wednesday, July 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The evening celebrates all things culinary with the current show “At the Table” on display and the recent “Food for Thought” creative writing contest. Winners of “Food for Thought” will be on hand to read their food-inspired short poetry and prose. Curated cocktails featuring Tuck Gin and summer wines chosen by the Rowayton Wine Store will complement a lovely spread of summery light fare thanks to Palmer’s Market and other sponsors. Proceeds benefit RAC as well as the food pantry at The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk. The fee for the event is $30 (suggested donation).

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Silvermine Arts Center Hosts ‘Summer Salon Guild Exhibition’ of 130+ Artists

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Silvermine Arts Center will devote its Galleries this summer to the work of more than 130 Guild members from across the country. The Summer Salon Guild Exhibition runs from July 6 to Aug. 21, and an opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 6 to 8 pm. — an announcement from Silvermine Arts Center

Many of the Silvermine Guild members in the Summer Salon are from the Northeast region, but the Guild’s membership has expanded geographically over the years, and the exhibition draws from what is now a national roster. Among the exhibiting artists are nine from Darien: Jan Dilenschneider, Rose-Marie Fox, Vickie French Smith, Elizabeth Higgins, Cate Leach, Mary Manning, Lisa Thoren, Meg Tweedy and Karen Vogel.

Westport Fine Arts Festival

Westport Fine Arts Festival, July 20 to 21, Includes Art, Food, Kids Activities and That Gargantuan Book Sale

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The Westport Fine Arts Festival takes place on the weekend of July 20 and 21 with works on display from more than 175 juried artists, arts fun for kids, food and  the Wesport Library’s giant annual summer book sale — heavy enough to slow down the rotation of the Earth. — an announcement from the Westport Downtown Merchants Association

The 46th Westport Fine Arts Festival is returning this year one week later than usual. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, throughout the downtown area. Lots to See and Do
Artists will exhibit in a wide range of categories, with an expanded showing of sculpture and mixed media this year, along with returning favorites in the painting and photography categories. Brooks Plaza is once again home to the ever-popular Kids Create area, where little artists can enjoy child-friendly activities presented by the Artist Collective of Westport and Jerry’s Artarama.

Juliette Tehrani artwork

‘Nature Abstracted’ Exhibit of Julliette Tehrani’s Paintings at the Bartlett Arboretum

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The Loft Artists Association is pleased to present the latest works of award winning Stamford artist, Julliette Tehrani, at her solo show, “Nature Abstracted,” in the Silver Education Center at Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford. — an announcement from the Bartlett Arboretum website
The exhibit, which runs now through Monday, July 29 also includes her new paintings on aluminum, reflecting her ongoing artistic journey where she explores new ideas and materials. Julliette, a creative thinker, is constantly looking at the world in different ways. Her paintings are mysterious, inviting the viewer to engage their own imaginations to explore the images. She says, “I love working on aluminum, because it enables the paint to be moved around in ways not possible on more traditional surfaces.

‘Small Treasures’ Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery in SoNo

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Works of art that are small in size, but big on creativity are on exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery in SoNo. “Small Treasures” features works of art that are no larger than 12 by 12 inches. The exhibit runs from July 15 to Oct. 5, 2019. — an announcement from the Norwalk Parking Authority

“Small Treasures” features artwork from 30 local and national artists, including Jennifer Moné Hill of Danbury, Sheri Schwarz, Hamden, Gregory Ziebell of Norwalk, Charles Hall, Windsor Locks, and Theresa Kasun of Shelton.

Robert Zelnick artwork

This and Other Works by Artist Robert Zelnick on Display in July at Atria Darien

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You’re invited to see works by artist Robert Zelnick, now on display every day through July in the Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road. — an announcement from Atria Darien
Here’s a statement from the artist:
The largest portion of my life, before moving to Connecticut, was spent as a classical musician. Shortly after moving back east from California I attended a class at Silvermine for absolute beginning artists, and was thrilled when I discovered I could make a decipherable representation of an object or drawing for the first time, not counting stick figure drawings from childhood. I was determined to continue onward with my new found attraction, and have continued taking classes both at Silvermine and at Lapham in New Canaan. I endeavor in both pencil and oil, to create images that suggest a mood, a direction, a feeling.

Grieb’s Pharmacy Displays Art by Peter Saverine All Summer

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Following recent interior renovations at Grieb’s Pharmacy, a Darien landmark in its original location since 1947, owners Debi and Chuck Hibben wanted to create an ideal space to showcase local artwork. To kick off what they hope will be an ongoing, rotating exhibit of local art, Darien native and artist Peter Saverine created some oversized seascapes. Each work will be for sale for $450 and 20 percent will be donated by the artist to support Darien Post 53 EMS. The exhibit will hang until the end of August. — an announcement from Peter Saverine and Grieb’s Pharmacy

Saverine’s new collection, which he is calling, “Darien, I like the Sound of it,” features six 18 x 36” painted canvases depicting some of his favorite visions of Long Island Sound. Since opening its doors in 1947, Grieb’s Pharmacy has proudly served seven generations of families in the community with a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Dancers by Ilana Appleby

Ilana Appleby’s Art Exhibit Ends Friday at People’s United Bank at Goodwives

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The work of award-winning multi-media artist Ilana Appleby is on display through Friday, June 7 (until 6 p.m.) in People’s United Bank at Goodwives Shopping Center. — an announcement from the organizers

“The exhibition is beautiful — it really is,” said Bank Manager Matthew Cummings. He added, “Ilana is magical and the art comes to life. Ilana has done a great job…best one I have seen.” The exhibition includes notecards, framed art, jewelry and more. For longtime Rowayton resident, Ilana Appleby, dance has been a passion ever since she had her first tap classes as a preschooler.