More than 40 artists from Weston, Westport, Fairfield, and Easton have come together for”ALT ART – A Celebration of the Aspetuck Land Trust“, an art exhibit celebrating the ALT’s 47th year of acquiring and preserving open space in the region. The exhibit will be on view from November 6, through November 30, at the Weston Public Library. The highlight of the exhibit will be a silent auction fundraiser on November 6, from 6 to 8pm, where proceeds from the sale of the art will be donated to the Land Trust to support their conservation and education programs.
“We are grateful to these artists for their vision and generosity. We hope that public enthusiasm and participation in this first of its kind event for our organization will expand our community outreach and help people understand what we do to conserve open space and educate on the environment,” said David Brant, executive director of ALT.
Local artists participating in the exhibition include the following:
From Westport: Stacy Bass, Nina Bentley, Miggs Burroughs, Alberta Ciofolelli, Pamela Einarsen, Sandi Haber Fifield, Cecilia Moy Fradet, N.W. Gibbons, Jane Lubin and Alyse Rosner, Ann Weiner;
From Weston: Binnie Birstein, Kerry Brock, Leslie Giuliani, Judy Henderson, Roger Mudre, Bobbi Eike Mullen, Frances Palmer, Dale Reinker, Nancy Reinker, Scott Richter, Eve Stockton, Hans Wilhelm, Margaret Wirtenberg;
From Fairfield: Susan Newbold, Roxanne Faber Savage, Missy Savard;
From Easton: James Prosek, Susan Sharp, Joan Wheeler.
Additional artists include Nash Hyon, David Dunlop, and Nancy McTague-Stock of Wilton, Torrance York of New Canaan, and Nancy Moore of Ridgefield.
The organizing committee for the event includes artists Roger Mudre and Leslie Giuliani of Weston, ALT Board Members Grayson Braun of Westport and Jacquie Littlejohn of Weston, owner of Littlejohn Contemporary, a New York City gallery.
ALT is a local non-profit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton. ALT preserves provide passive recreation and educational opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature, while preserving the flora and fauna and rural characteristics of local communities. ALT maintains 44 trailed nature preserves and other conservation-only properties on over 1,700 acres of land. ALT has over 1,000 local members who support the organization through annual membership contributions. For more information visit www.aspetucklandtrust.org
Weston Library – 56 Norfield Road, Weston