‘Harvest’ Art Exhibit Reception 6:30 PM at Darien Library, Performances Start at 3 PM Saturday

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“Harvest,” a “creative arts festival” presented by the Darien High School Class of 1973 will be held at the Darien Library, starting with a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3.

At 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 there will be a musical performance in the Community Room. All the art is created by members of the DHS Class of ’73.

The performing arts celebration will feature a variety of “brief but spectacular” performances in the Saturday afternoon concert. It will include vocal performances and performances on piano, French horn, flute and acoustic guitar, and conclude with a group vocal medley.

The visual arts exhibition will be on display from Saturday, Aug. 4 to Saturday, Aug. 25. It will feature paintings, drawings, prints, photography, hand blown glass, illustrated books and an unusual collection of snow globes.

All events are open to the public free of charge.

Dragon and Bird Borneo photo by Steve Watson Class of 73

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“Dragon and bird, Borneo,” a photo by Steve Watson


“Harvest” will feature the diverse talents of more than 20 individual members of the class, all of whom grew up in Darien, and who were educated in the Darien public school system during the ‘60s and early ‘70s.

Many of them have maintained lifelong friendships, something greatly enhanced these days by the existence of social media. Like many high school graduates, they eventually found themselves dispersed about the globe.

Barbara Hawes painting "Chrystal Garden Hermitage"

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“Crystal Garden Hermitage,” a painting by Barbara Hawes


This festival coincides with their 45th year high school reunion, as they gather together in Darien during the first weekend of August.

Participants currently hail from Hong Kong, Toronto, and numerous locations scattered about the country. Participating Darien residents will be William Frate, Jim Hett, and Lynne Stitzel Tiano.

Ink drawing Jim Hett Class of '73

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“They’re All The Same Except They’re All Different: All Connected,” a freehand ink drawing by Jim Hett.

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