The Rowayton Library will be holding a book/art world discussion about “The Art Forger,” by B.A. Shapiro on May 10 at 12:30pm focusing on this novel. This discussion/lunch will be hosted by the library with art world denizens Lynn Dacey (from the Frick Collection in NYC) and Robert Cestone (renowned painter from the Art Students League and Salmagundi) and a gourmet lunch will be served to the participants. This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are a must. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-838-5038.
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Lawrence McGarvey “Natural Process” at Brendan’s 101 Gallery in Rowayton
On display at Brendan’s 101 Gallery, May 1-29 is the work of Lawrence McGarvey. “Understanding that life is a chain of fortuitous events, he set out to capture this phenomenon in painting and drawing. In 1991, I formed a new way of painting that uses chance to establish the final composition. Applying the forces of nature, I create work that comes as close as possible to the way a tree grows, a river flows or how life unfolds. This way of painting keeps me connected to the natural process of the universe. Every living moment is a present. Anything can happen to anyone at any time. This is at the core of my work.” Opening reception will be Saturday, May 4 from -9pm. Everyone is invited: Brendan’s 101 in Rowayton.
Another session of RAC’s popular Fabric Arts/Weaving Workshop with Susan Snder is scheduled from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 4. Using a portable loom, teens and adults discover that creating diverse woven items is easy and fun! Susan teaches basic techniques that allow participants to complete a sample using different weaving patterns while experimenting with color and texture. More advanced techniques are added for those who have taken previous workshops. The workshop fee is only $95 and looms and all materials are provided. To register, visit www.rowaytonartscenter.org or call 203-866-2744. Space is limited.
Popular Pacific Northwest artist-instructor, Annie Howell-Adams, will be in Rowayton for a day of Plein Air painting on Saturday, May 4. Annie is an outdoor oil painter and mural artist who teaches workshops on location at farms and shorelines of her island home. Annie has agreed to share her expertise at RAC while she is on sabbatical at the Arts Student League in New York City. “Fauving Up the Landscape with Expressive Brushwork” will begin at 9:30am in the RAC Gallery, 145 Rowayton Avenue, then migrate to Farm Creek and/or Pinkney Park. Tuition is $105. On-line registration is available at www.rowaytonartscenter.org or call 203-866-1744.
Offering quality perennials for well-planned gardens, along with other beautiful plants for Mother’s Day, the Rowayton Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 4 (rain or shine), from 9 am – Noon at the Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Avenue in Rowayton. An exciting, wide selection of more than 400 colorful annuals, along with sun or shade-loving perennials will be on sale at Gardeners’ annual fundraising event to help tie your whole summer garden together. Annuals include hanging baskets of impatiens, ivy geraniums, fuchsia, herbs, and verbena for window boxes to provide non-stop bloom in gardens. Money raised from the group’s annual fundraiser is used to maintain and beautify organic gardens at Bayley Beach, Rowayton Community Center, Rowayton School Pond, Pinkney Park, and other areas transformed by the Club’s activities.
The Rowayton Library will be hosting the last of this season’s Great Decisions Discussion Group meetings on Wednesday, May 1 @ 7pm. Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs education program of its kind in the country. The Great Decisions Discussion Program is FPA’s public education initiative to create more informed and engaged citizens by bringing people together to discuss U.S. foreign policy and global affairs issues. The session will be on Threat Assessment. Materials are provided to participants and are available at the Rowayton Library. This program is free and open to the public. The session is led by Erik Rambusch, Adjunct Professor at Norwalk Community College. For more information and program materials, please contact the Rowayton Library 203-838-5038.
The Roton Rams want to serve you lotsa pasta! Featuring Mr. Vellucci’s secret pasta sauce… Friday, April 26. Location: Roton Middle School Cafeteria; Time : Two Seating Times, 6 and 7pm. Cost is $7.00 per Person; $25.00 for Families of 6 or Less. All proceeds benefit Roton Middle School.
The Rowayton Parents Exchange is partnering with the Rowayton Library with MovieTime for Kids with “The Land Before Time” (rated G) @ 2pm on Friday April 19. The runtime is 69 minutes.
This 1988 animated feature focuses on an orphaned young dinosaur, Littlefoot, who has to make his way to the paradise of the Great Valley in order to survive a plague. Along the way, he meets up with some other dinos from different species, and they all bond and travel together. On the way, they have plenty of adventures. Kids will like the originality of the concept, and the themes of friendship and cooperation are well woven into the fabric of the entertainment, plus the music is great.
The Rowayton Parents Exchange is partnering with the Rowayton Library with MovieTime for Kids with “A Monster in Paris” (rated PG) @ 3:30pm on Friday, April 19. The runtime is 87 minutes.
Paris, 1910. Panic sweeps the city as floodwaters rise and a monster is on the loose! Meanwhile a wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend, and a madcap monkey are on a mission to protect the beast, Franc, as he holds a rare and special talent. With the help of the beautiful but feisty singer Lucille, the team harbors the monster to keep him from the ghastly wannabe Mayor, Commissioner Maynott, who has a plan to capture Franc and reveal him to be nothing more than a monstrous danger to the people of Paris.
Popcorn will be served. This program is free and open to the public.