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Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries, a consortium of 13 libraries that offer curated visual art exhibitions, is pleased to present “Art & Text,” a united exhibition featuring the work of local and regional artists. Each library within the consortium will highlight one or more artists, whose work reflects their unique perspectives on the exhibition’s theme. Through mixed media ranging from sculpture and painting to graphics, each library’s exhibition aims to promote awareness of visual arts in the libraries of Fairfield County, as well as foster a connection between the community it serves and the arts.
The Ferguson Library in Stamford is participating in “Art & Text” with an exhibition that runs September 12 through January 16, 2020. The exhibit will be open during library hours. It will be a juried show, curated by the Stamford Art Association, featuring a number of local and regional artists interpreting the theme.
An opening reception will be held in the library’s auditorium gallery Thursday, September 19 from 6 – 8 p.m.
The artists and their work being shown are as follows:
1. Illana Appleby, Water’s Edge at Dusk
2. Jean-Marc Bara, On the Menu Tonight
3. Jean-Marc Bara, Stay this Moment
4. Daniel Wade Barrett, Image
5. Daniel Wade Barrett, Word
6. Carol Battin, Rippowam
7. Sarah Boyle, Consider the Lilies
8. Heidi Lewis Coleman, Reverie
9. Rosa Colon, Flower Geometry
10. Eugenie Diserio, Babel
11. Carol Dixon, Eyeing Art
12. Carol Dixon, Times Square
13. John Dixon, Diverse Memories
14. Maria C. Friscia , Art is the Mind of the Beholder I
15. Maria C. Friscia , Art is the Mind of the Beholder II
16. Rita Ghandour, Dia de Muertos
17. Paul Hitchen, 42nd Street
18. Paul Hitchen, The Late Departure
19. Kirsti Holtan, Alphanumeric
20. Kirsti Holtan, The Last Picture Show
21. Michael Klehm, Looking At You
22. Tina Link, Wall of Love
23. Carolyn Lyngholm, Pieces of Paris
24. Susan McHale, Epistolary, Letters Home
25. Susan McHale, Palimpsest, Swim to Me
26. Judy Peknik, Library Break
27. Richard Tedeschi, Bloom
Libraries participating in the 2019 Art & Text show are: Bethel Library, Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Fairfield Public Library, The Ferguson Library, New Canaan Library, Norwalk Public Library, Pequot Library, Plumb Memorial Library, Ridgefield Library, Stratford Library, The Westport Library, Weston Public Library, and Wilton Library.
About Art Spaces in Fairfield County
Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries is a consortium of 13 library gallery curators and personnel dedicated to supporting each other, and promoting public awareness of the visual arts in libraries of Fairfield County, Connecticut. The consortium enables members to share strategies, experiences, resources and logistic information to broaden the reach of each other’s exhibits and help increase public awareness of our unique regional talent and art spaces.
About The Ferguson Library
The Ferguson Library is Stamford’s public library system, consisting of the Main Library, DiMattia Building; the Harry Bennett Branch; the Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch; the South End Branch and a traveling Bookmobile. It provides free and equal access to information, ideas, books and technology to educate, engage and enrich the Stamford community. Contact at (203) 964-1000 or https://fergusonlibrary.org/
About the Stamford Art Association
Established in 1971, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 art organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and multimedia artists. It is Stamford's oldest art gallery and art association, and its mission is to provide a forum where emerging and professional artists can exhibit their work to the community and compete in juried shows. The Association's Townhouse Gallery holds eight consecutive shows each year, six of which are juried exhibits and two are solo exhibits, with prominent jurors from art schools, galleries and institutions in New York and surrounding areas, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, Bruce Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. All artists, not just members, are welcome to submit their work for exhibit. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The SAA also curates the "Art at the Ferguson" exhibits yearly at the Ferguson Library.
The Townhouse Gallery is free and open to the public Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3 at 39 Franklin St., Stamford, CT.
(203) 325 1139 https://www.stamfordartassociation.org/
(Pictured: Reverie by Heidi Lewis Coleman
Contact Phone: 203-351-8231
This event is free of charge.
Ferguson Library Main Branch
1 Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901
Bedford Street Garage Free Saturdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enter from Broad or Forest Streets (between Bedford Street and Greyrock Place) $1/hour; $16/24 hours Spring Street Lot Between Summer and Bedford Streets $2/day (up to 2 hours); $5/evening Metered parking on Bedford and Franklin St. (free after 7pm)
Franklin Street Works has an ADA compliant ramp to our back door on the first floor and is accessible from Franklin St. Once inside there is an elevator and bathrooms are spacious but do not have grab bars.
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