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Commerce and creativity combine in new Westport art show

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It may be rather placid these days, but in the 1800s Westport’s Saugatuck River was awash with all kinds of vessels — a sign of the town’s bustling commerce. That scene was re-created in a mural (pictured) by the late Robert L. Lambdin for the Westport Bank & Trust Co.’s Saugatuck branch for its 1970 […] [Read More]
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Stamford singer, songwriter debuts song, video of ‘Seattle Mornin’ “

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Stamford singer and songwriter Kathy Muir plays the original song she wrote for a collaboration with filmmaker Markus Innocenti and Greenwich artist Paul Larson at the Loft Artists Association in Stamford on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The video and song will be released Nov. 18, 2014, as part of an event at the association. File […] [Read More]
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‘Harry the Heron’ takes flight in Rowayton

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When it comes to educating students about urban ecology, the Norwalk Land Trust has a new tool, thanks to artist Pamela Park Proctor. This Rowayton-based product designer recently created a larger-than-life model of a great blue heron (see photo above) that she has named “Harry the Heron.” Constructed of papier-mache, the model is designed to […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s C. Parker Gallery offers its walls to women

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A celebration of female artists and the diverse work they can create continues at Greenwich’s C. Parker Gallery through Friday, Oct. 31. “Yes She Can” features the work of 12 artists, who approach global, political and cultural landscapes in diverse ways. It is a show, according to organizers, that is committed to giving women artists […] [Read More]
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Rowayton arts sale set to raise funds, inspire creativity

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Pictured, the Rowayton Arts Center of Rowayton, Conn., will be presenting Arts and Ends, a tag sale to benefit its scholarship program, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the Rowayton Community Center. Items such as paint and other art-related objects will be for sale. Tools of the trade belong to Margaret Tsirantonakis, a member of […] [Read More]
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Fall for new art this weekend in Greenwich

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If the Columbus Day holiday weekend has you thinking about exploration, the Bruce Museum will be bringing the discoveries to you. The 33rd annual Outdoor Arts Festival will arrive on the museum’s grounds on Saturday, Oct. 11, and stick around the next day to give treasure hunters a chance to snap up the goods. Nearly […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s ‘Street Seats’ to be auctioned off Oct. 8

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With titles such as “Gnome Place Like Home,” “Cosmic  Couch,” “Birds Of A Feather” and “No  One Is An Island,” a collection of benches are not your typical place to rest while en route, but these, and others, could be yours during an auction scheduled for Oct. 8. Stamford’s Downtwon Special Services District, which presented […] [Read More]
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Don’t miss it: Final night for ‘Over-Looked’ in Stamford

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Stamford’s West Side, along with the Yerwood Center, the 77-year-old fixture that has served multiple generations in that neighborhood and beyond, are the inspirations behind an exhibition that will wrap up tonight at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery. “Overlooked: The Story of Unearthing a Community,” features the work of dozen artists, many of them local […] [Read More]
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Up-and-coming artists to “pop-up” in Stamford

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Two area artists will soon welcome the public, and raise some money in the process, in a new pop-up gallery space in the Harbor Point development in Stamford’s South End. The Christoper Robert Gallery is set to open Thursday, Oct. 9, at 110 Washington Blvd., with a reception that will highlight art from about a […] [Read More]
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WPA murals are star of Norwalk tour

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Pictured is one of the many Work Projects Administration murals that can be found in Norwalk, Conn. This one features Alexander Rummler, a resident of South Norwalk, depicting himself in “Mopping for Starfish.” A tour of these artistic works is set for Sept. 28, 2014. If you have ever wondered about the Work Progress Administration […] [Read More]