Leslie Rottner at Brendan’s 101 – reception, September 9 @ 7-9pm
Everyone is invited to the Brendan’s 101 artist reception for award winning fine art photographer and mixed media artist Leslie Rottner on Friday, September 9 from 7-9pm.
While all photography is beautiful and inspiring to Leslie, it is fine art still photography that most inspires her work and makes her heart skip a beat. Her passion for photography started in high school and has continued to flourish and evolve over many years. Critics and customers alike praise her art as both “Calming and showing just enough of an image…without showing too much.” For Leslie, the joy is in the details and capturing the simplicity of the ordinary. The creative process has always been an important part of the end product for Leslie and has been apparent to her from an early age.
The show will be at Brendan’s through September 21.
After much deliberating, the Rowayton Civic Association and the 6th Taxing district have decided to cancel the 2011 Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races & Family Fun Day. The RCA stated that this was not an easy decision to make, however, after postponing the event due to the hurricane Irene, they were hard-pressed to find a suitable alternative date. Over the past year the RCA has fielded comments and suggestions regarding the 1 mile swim course, as well as the overall safety of the event. This winter, the RCA & The 6th Taxing District will be spending a great deal energy reorganizing the event in the hopes to bring back a better, safer and more organized Lighthouse Race & Buoy Race next year! For more information, please visit the RCA website at www.rowaytonct.com.
Damage Assessment Survey for Residents and Businesses: Rowayton Residents are urged to report the damage to their property that was incurred by Tropical Storm Irene: Preliminary
As part of the process to determine if residents and businesses in our area will receive Federal Assistance resulting from damage incurred from Hurricane Irene, a preliminary survey has been developed.
The survey has been placed at the City of Norwalk Web site.
The City of Norwalk’s Department of Emregency Management is asking residents and businesses that experienced damaged to complete the short survey. Data collected from those responses will be utilized by Norwalk to submit data to the State of Connecticut and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). The survery also will assist Norwalk us in identifying properties that sustained structural damage due to flooding or high winds and downed trees and will enable FEMA teams to conduct detailed assessments.
This is the first phase of the data collection process.
If a decision is made that individuals and small businesses are eligible for assistance, applicants will need to register and apply directly to FEMA and additional information will be provided at that time. This survey is not a FEMA application, it only helps ensure the City submits as thorough a list of damages to as possible for review and follow-up. If you know of friends or family who sustained damages, please encourage them to complete this survey.
A link to the survey is provide at the City of Norwalk web page (www.norwalkct.org) or can be accessed directly at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IreneSurvey
Click HERE to complete the DAMMAGE ASSESSMENT SURVEY!
For questions on this survey, please call: 203-854-0207. Thank you!
Registration begins for fall classes at the Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Avenue. Sessions lasting six-seven weeks begin the week of September 12th. Details are on the web site at www.rowaytonartscenter.org. To register, call 203-866-2744.
Classes for adults are the new “A Special Drawing Class” (NEW) with Judith Orseck Katz, plus “Landscape Painting for the Beginner” with Dana Goodfellow, “Painting and Drawing” with John Grieco, ”Painting from Photographs with Frank Bruckmann, “Painting Principles for All Levels” with Karl Soderlund and ”Watercolor Painting” with Christy Gallagher.
Sessions for youngsters are “Mixed Media Magic” (ages 5-9) with Karen Siegel and “Painting, Drawing, Sculpture & More” (ages 8-11) with Joanne Roy Askildsen.
Special RAC Studio opportunities for artists to work with live models include ”The Model As Subject” and ”Open Sketch” sessions. Call RAC for more information.
The Sixth Taxing District Commissioners of Norwalk, Connecticut, will hold a special meeting at the Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Avenue, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. for electors of the City of Norwalk residing within the Sixth Taxing District:
- To hear and discuss a proposal of the Commissioners of the Sixth Taxing District to do historic preservation and restoration of the windows, doors, stone and stucco on all three buildings at the Rowayton Community Center, also known as 33 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, CT, listed on the “National Register of Historic Places”.
- To vote upon and authorize the Commissioners of the Sixth Taxing District to expend an approximate amount of $600,000 or less from future district capital or borrowing from other sources in order to fund said repairs and renovations at the Community Center.
Dated at Rowayton, Connecticut, this 7th day of September, 2011.
Sixth Taxing District Commissioners
Farm Creek Preserve - Rowayton CT
Sorry for the late update on Farm Creek after Hurricane Irene, but the Preserve took a real hit – several downed trees, trail flooding which pushed the log liners every which way and parts of a big white pine blocked the entrance. Fortunately nothing fell on the barn. The first training session for Farm Creek Field Trips for the local school children will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 1pm. It will last about an hour. Longer time will be afforded for new guides who want more time. Iced tea and sandwiches will be provided.
A second training session will be held on Wednesday, September 14 at 9:30am. Hopefully, for all interested, one of these times will fit into your schedule.
During the last two years 890 children have visited Farm Creek on field trips! We look forward to another good year of offering Norwalk 4th graders our Outdoor Classroom at Farm Creek Nature Preserve. Please R.S.V.P to Marny Smith at 203-866-8728 if you wish to train as a guide and which session you can come to. If you have questions that need to be discussed please call. Many thanks.
“Just Paint,” an exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings by some of Fairfield County’s finest artists will be at the Rowayton Arts Center from September 4-25th.
Awards will be presented during a reception from 4-6pm on Sunday, September 11th.
Admission to the gallery and reception is free. The RAC Gallery at 145 Rowayton Avenue is open from 12-5pm Tuesday through Saturday and from 1-4pm on Sundays.
Tom Brenner has agreed to serve as judge for the oil and acrylic exhibition. For the past 12 years, he has taught at the Silvermine School of Art, where he currently conducts Painting, Pastel and Figurative courses. He also teaches at Housatonic Community College and Gibbs College. Since 1980 he has been selected for a large number of juried exhibitions, been included in numerous group shows and exhibited in various venues on the Northeast Coast. Currently he is represented by the Geary Gallery (Darien), Powers Gallery (Acton, MA), Celia Hirsch Gallery (Chappaqua, NY) and City Lights Gallery (Bridgeport) and by Frank and Jeff Lavaty & Associates in New York City.
Rowayton Gardeners Meeting – September 8th
Rowayton gardens never rest and neither do the Rowayton Gardeners. The first membership meeting for the Fall season for the Rowayton Gardeners is on September 8th at the Bayley Beach Pavilion at 11am. All members are invited to attend. This year the Club will be presided over by Erin Combs and Sally Tepas. This promises to be a great year and a fantastic opportunity to ensure that the Club prospers and meets the challenges of 2011/2012. But they really need your help to meet these challenges. The club blossoms when everyone works together to gather new ideas and to promote the Gardeners goals and projects. Plus everyone always enjoys the added benefit of friendship. Please make your membership count!