Artist Adam Noel

Reception Saturday for Two Painters With New Exhibit at George Billis Gallery

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George Billis Gallery in Westport will be exhibiting paintings by artists Adam Noel and Karen Recor, starting Saturday, Feb. 12, with an opening reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The George Billis Gallery is located at 166 Main St. in downtown Westport. — an announcement from the George Billis Gallery, with added information from the gallery website


From Adam Noel’s page on the George Billis Gallery website:

Adam Collier Noel is an American photographer and collage artist who currently resides in South Florida. He graduated in 2002 with a BFA in photography from Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University.

works by Chloe Lamb left and Bill Scott right on exhibit at Hollis Taggart Southport

Hollis Taggart Southport to Open Parallels: Chloë Lamb and Bill Scott

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Hollis Taggart is pleased to present Parallels: Chloë Lamb and Bill Scott, a two-person exhibition of British artist Chloë Lamb (b. 1960) and American artist Bill Scott (b. 1956), who both work in the tradition of 20th century colorists and abstract expressionists. The exhibition features selections of their paintings, which are united by their handling of color and attention to the formal possibilities of oil paint. Opening Saturday, Jan.

Happy Feet the 4D Experience playing at The Maritime Aquarium

‘Happy Feet 4D Experience’ Now Playing at The Maritime Aquarium

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Follow Mumble the dancing penguin in amazing 3D while also feeling the polar wind, falling snow and icy spray in “Happy Feet 4D Experience,” the newest cinematic family adventure at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. — an announcement from The Maritime Aquarium

Opening today, Jan. 3, this 13-minute film is based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ Academy Award-winning film “Happy Feet.”

Combining the excitement of digital 3D projection with 4D multi-sensory effects, “Happy Feet 4D Experience” brings a young penguin’s adventure to life and includes such in-theater effects as snow, wind, bubbles, scents and more. “Happy Feet 4D Experience” takes audiences to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply.

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Stamford Symphony Launches Program to Engage and Educate Kids About Music

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Stamford Symphony is launching Play, Sing, Listen! The Education Fund of Stamford Symphony, a new initiative focusing on education and youth engagement across Fairfield County. 
The program is meant to ensure that all youth in local communities have access to high-quality music education opportunities encouraging them to explore, appreciate, perform, and create music. At the same time the program should nurture important life skills, including creativity, listening, problem-solving, and self-esteem. — an announcement from Stamford Symphony 

One of the program’s goals within the next five years is to “have at least one educational program (instrument bootcamps, chamber performances, masterclasses, etc.) in every town across Fairfield County.” Stamford Symphony is continuing to raise money for the project.

Grieb’s Pharmacy Features ‘Off-the-Wall Holiday Art Sale’ of Works by Peter Saverine

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Grieb’s Pharmacy, a Darien landmark in its original location since 1947, “provides a highly visible space perfect to showcase local artwork” according to Deb Hibben, who is the owner with her husband, Chuck. — an announcement from the artist

As part of their ongoing exhibit of local art to benefit local nonprofit organizations, Darien native and artist Peter Saverine was invited back by Deb to show and sell more of his popular coastal artwork. Saverine’s collection which he calls, “Darien, I like the Sound of it,” features eight 18 x 24-inch prints on canvas inspired by local scenes. Each work will be for sale for $300 in what Deb is calling an “Off-the-Wall Holiday Art Sale” so purchasers can take home the artwork for holiday giving. Due to the success of the previous show that benefitted Darien Post 53, the artist and store owner will make a joint donation of $50 from each painting sold to benefit Darien Person-to-Person food pantry.

Stamford Park Party Nov 2021

Free, Family Friendly ‘Park Party’ With Giant Thanksgiving Parade Balloons in Stamford This Sunday

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A free, family-friendly “Parade Spectacular Park Party” with giant parade balloons, entertainment and photos with Santa, will take place throughout Mill River Park in downtown Stamford this coming Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21. The party is a replacement for the city’s traditional giant balloon Thanksgiving parade, which was also cancelled last year. The event, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. (but will “loop, in hour-long segments” according to this report in the Stamford Advocate) is sponsored by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District, which has been sponsoring downtown holiday events for decades. No tickets or pre-registration is required.

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Open Call for Artists for Holiday Gift Show at Rowayton Arts Center

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The Rowayton Arts Center is seeking original, handcrafted works for the organization’s annual Holiday Gift Show. The 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. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Proceeds from the Holiday Gift Show, which runs from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24, are used to support RAC and its educational outreach.

Running at Abilis Walk/Run event

You Can Still Register for Abilis Walk/Run in Greenwich This Sunday, Oct 17

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It’s time for the annual Walk/Run for Abilis event! For the 16th annual year, Walk/run for Abilis will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Greenwich Point Park. — an announcement from Abilis

Participants can walk or run in-person or participant virtually from anywhere in the world. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at

Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival Returns on Saturday, Oct 16

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The Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival, a half-century tradition in town, returns  Saturday, Oct. 16 to again turn Tokeneke School into an amusement park. — an announcement from the Tokeneke Parent Teacher Organization

It was with great sadness that we had to take last year off from this beloved community celebration due to the pandemic, and the return of the carnival is a welcome and joyful sign of how far our community has come in the span of a year. 

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date will be on the following day (Sunday, Oct. 17). 

The Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival is an established favorite fall activity for Fairfield County families, offering something fun for children of all ages. This year’s Pumpkin Carnival will feature a wide variety of mechanical rides suitable for a wide variety of ages.

Steve Cosentino, "Beach Series" (Green umbrella Threesome), Oil on Board, 5x7", $300

Four Artists On Exhibit at George Billis Gallery in Westport, Reception This Friday

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An exhibition of paintings and scuplture by four artists opens with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8 at The George Billis Gallery in Westport, no reservations required. — an announcement from the George Billis Gallery

The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 7, has paintings by Nancy Bass, Steve Cosentino and Denise Petit and scuplture by Paige Bradley. The gallery is located at 166 Main St., Westport.

Ernest Porcell, Brooklyn, New York, glass screen Bruce Museum Arts Festival 2021

Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival Coming on the Weekend of Oct 9 to 10

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Recognized nationally as one of the top 25 fine arts festivals, the Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival takes place in Greenwich this coming weekend, Oct 9 to 10, with 38 new and returning artists showcasing their work. — an announcement from the Bruce Museum

This family-friendly event will also feature art activities, demonstrations and food. “The Arts Festival attracts exhibitors throughout New England and the East Coast,” says Festival Director Sue Brown Gordon. Juried works include paintings on canvas, board and paper, mixed media in 2D and 3D, drawings and graphics (including digital media) sculpture, and photography. This year, the festivals 40th anniversary, visitors can see acrylic paintings by John van Orsouw of Palatine Bridge, New York, ceramic sculptures by Hiroshi Nakayama of Worthington, Massachusetts; photography by David Margolis of Stamford; and oil paintings by Ning Lee of Monroe, New Jersey, among dozens of other artists.