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 family-owned pharmacy has become a landmark in downtown Darien where customers depend on their knowledgeable team of pharmacists, technicians and staff to offer expertise and professional advice.
Peter was born and raised in Darien and has lived in Fairfield County for most of his life. A graduate of Amherst College with a BA in Political Science, he is currently the Director of Philanthropy at STAR, Inc., a non-profit organization serving our neighbors of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Peter is a self-taught artist whose bright seascapes capture familiar scenes along Long Island Sound and favorite spots in Nantucket and Cape Cod. “I am drawn to lighthouses, sailboats and coastal scenes that bring a sense of serenity on the water.”
Peter also authored and self-published a children’s book about a mermaid at the Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket, Jenny’s Pennies: A Nantucket Tradition, that has sold over 10,000 copies and is in its fifth printing.
For over 49 years, Darien EMS-Post 53 has provided the town of Darien, Connecticut with exceptional emergency medical services, while providing local high school students with an exceptional opportunity to serve their community.
The dedicated volunteers of Post 53 staff three fully equipped state-of-the-art ambulances, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year.