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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Darien artist Nobu Miki will have an art show with her Darien Senior Center students at Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery at Atria Darien throughout May. Atria will host an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. — an announcement from Atria Darien
Nobu has been teaching an acrylic painting class every Monday at the Darien Senior Center, and her students have created many artworks. They will display some of their favorite artworks alongside Nobu’s works, which will include Nobu’s new paintings and glassworks. “I have very creative senior artists in my class, and I’m always amazed with their creativity and passion,” Nobu said.
Allison Milano-Stolar, CEO of Inspire Train Fit, is pleased to announce the spring offerings of her health and wellness business and the Holistic & Integrative Wellness Center in Darien. — an announcement from the Holistic & Integrative Wellness Center
“Inspire Train Fit focuses on improving people’s overall lifestyle and longevity through the eight dimensions of wellness: Spiritual, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Cultural, Occupational, Environmental and Financial,” says Milano-Stolar. “Being physically fit does not necessarily mean you are healthy or disease free. Wellness involves every area and dimension of your life.”
The focus of Milano-Stolar’s training and wellness services include functional mindful movement, stress reduction, holistic healing modalities, injury prevention and recovery for athletes, and optimizing longevity and performance. In addition, Inspire Train Fit offers Functional Movement Assessments, Corrective Therapeutic Exercise, PNF Stretching, Myofascial Release Technique, Kinesio Taping, Mat Pilates, Yoga, and BEMER Therapy Sessions.
Atria Darien Senior Living will showcase the works of local artist Joseph Lamorte, a career artist involved in advertising as an illustrator and art director. A gallery opening and wine reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road. His work, appearing in newspapers and magazines, has at times received national awards. Lamorte currently teaches watercolor and oil painting at the Darien Arts Center. Joseph trained at Cooper Union and The New School in New York City and at the Silvermine College in Connecticut.
With Paper 2019, Silvermine Arts Center introduces a new annual exhibition series designed to focus on a particular material and consider it in the broadest terms.
Paper 2019 — on view at Silvermine Galleries from April 3 to May 16 —features prints, drawings, photographs, artists’ books, and handmade paper as well as three-dimensional works made with paper. The public is invited to an opening reception on Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
— an announcement from Silvermine Arts Center
“The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the vitality, diversity, sense of experimentation and skillful execution, and the many ways in which contemporary artists approach this material,” said the exhibit curator, Jennifer Farrell, who is also the associate curator of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Finalists, all of whom are included in the exhibition, were chosen from over 400 submissions from almost every state in the U.S. The geographical spread gives the exhibition a national perspective. “Viewers will find a wide range of works made on or with paper, including sculpture and installations along with the traditional disciplines of drawing, painting, and photography,” said Silvermine Gallery Director Roger Mudre. “We’re delighted to introduce a new exhibition series with a national outlook and reach.”
Visitors to the Silvermine Galleries might be inspired to experience making art with paper themselves after seeing the different and intriguing ways contemporary artists are approaching this traditional material.
We are fortunate to have many individuals and local businesses that value the importance of arts in our community and that support the Darien Arts Center. The DAC, which is not subsidized by the town of Darien, solely depends on funding from its programs, donations, grants, and fundraising. Recently, the DAC has been extremely fortunate to gain a new friend in Caffè Nero, which generously hosted a fun, artistic evening of live music, delicious food and their famous coffee drinks to benefit the Arts Center. See also: Live Acoustic Music at ‘Coffee and Culture’ Benefit for Darien Arts Center at Caffè Nero Feb 28
Additionally, Caffè Nero is exhibiting the paintings of recent DHS graduate and 2018 Ginny Wright Scholarship recipient, Nadia Czebiniak. Her paintings can be seen at Caffè Nero, 1075 Post Road, all week.
The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery’s latest exhibit features art that brings a bit of spring to winter, through color. “Migrating Colors” features works inspired by color, its effects, meaning, value, and playfulness, awakening viewers to color’s brilliant presence. “Migrating Colors” exhibiting artists include Jay Petrow and Nancy Breakstone both from Westport, Kirstan Holtan from Stamford, Wilton resident Tara Kovach, Amy L Kaplan of Fairfield, Elizabeth Katz of Easton and Hamden resident Tim Nighswander. — an announcement from the Norwalk Parking Authority
The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. It is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“Buried Treasures of the Silk Road,” an exhibition of ancient Chinese tomb sculpture opens this Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Bruce Museum. Featuring dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics, and other antiquities, the exhibit will be on view in the Greenwich museum’s Arcade Gallery through June 2, 2019. — an announcement from the Bruce Museum
Buried Treasures celebrates the artistic achievements of anonymous Chinese artists supported by the riches earned on the Silk Road. The exhibition will also feature art objects from the museum’s permanent collection exchanged on the Silk Road.
Celebrate these three area artists in exhibition at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, with a gallery opening and wine reception on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
— an announcement from Atria Darien
Merion Frolich is a member of Rowayton Arts Center, Connecticut Women Artists, Stamford Art Association and New Canaan Center for Arts. She has been in a number of local shows, including Women Artists at Discovery Museum, Mavis Fenner at Rowayton Arts, Spectrum, John Slade Ely House and Rowayton Co-op Nursery Show and Atria Darien. “I love the interplay of light and dark, line against space in painting,” Frolich says. “Water gives me great opportunity to juxtapose space and light and shapes.