The Darien Historical Society is hosting an art show, “Time and Again,” featuring area artists’ creative interpretations to mark Darien’s 200th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
The exhibit, which runs for just two weeks, will be introduced on Saturday, Feb. 1 with an opening reception/fundraiser, and a related “Sip and Collage,” led by artists, will take place Thursday, Feb. 13.
— an announcement from the Darien Historical Society, which is renaming itself the Darien Museum
Organized by the Concepts Group, a group of artists who collaborate, critique and inspire each other’s artistic endeavors, Time and Again will run at the Darien Historical Society from Feb. 1 to 15.
“The year 2020 is both a landmark year for the town and for women throughout the country, and the artists of the Concepts Group wanted to celebrate the year in a special and creative way,” said Lisa Thoren, a former historical society board member and Darien artist who organized the art show and fundraiser.
There will be and opening cocktail reception from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non members. Please register online or call (203) 655-9233.
‘Sip and Collage’ Workshop
A “Sip and Collage” workshop will be held at the Society at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13. Artists from the Concepts Group will lead participants in creating a special Valentine’s Day collage, with materials provided by the artists.
Cost of the program is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. To register for the workshop, please call the Society at 203.655.9233.
“This should be a fun evening to invite some friends to the Museum for an evening of creativity and refreshments,” Thoren said. “We’ll be making special collages for Valentine’s Day, so participants can present a handmade gift to a special person in their lives.”
Works by These Artists
These Concepts Group artists will have their work on display:
—Donna Collins of Darien, an award-winning painter
—Carol Conze, a freelance artist whose works are in both private and corporate collections
—Cate Leach, a painter, printmaker and assemblage artist
—Pam Lindberg, an award-winning painter
—Jane Lubin, a mixed-media artist and board member of Artspace
—Karen Neems, an award winning photo collage and mixed media artist from Stamford
—Mary Manning, an artist whose abstract images are based on the creation and continuance of life forms
—Lisa Thoren, an art director and artist who creates using a graphic approach,
—Meg Tweedy, a conceptual artist
—Mary Whalen, a Westport painter and writer who began her career in the 1940s