Art + Text – New Canaan: Jane Davila and Karen Kalkstein

New Canaan Library

From Oct 08 to Dec 01, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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From September 1 through December 31, 2019 Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries, a consortium of 13 libraries that offer curated visual art exhibitions, is promoting “Art & Text,” a united exhibition featuring the work of local and regional artists.

New Canaan Library’s participation in Art & Text features a dual show by artists Jane Davila and Karen Kalkstein, running from October 8 – December 1, 2019. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 10 from 6 – 8 p.m . A Q & A with the artists will begin at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Though markedly distinct from each other in subject matter and style, both Davila and Kalkstein’s arresting artwork unifies under the initiative’s theme of incorporating text within the art, as well as by both artists’ choice of working in mixed, highly tactile media.

Jane Davila, a fiber and mixed-media artist began her professional art career as a printmaker. She has made television appearances and published numerous books on the subject. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world, including the Lila Acheson Wallace Collection.

“I incorporate printmaking techniques and paper into my fiber work as a connection to the printmaking work that began my art career,” states Davila. “I am particularly drawn to fish, birds and insects as subjects and frequently include them within rectilinear compositions that represent abstractions of landscape.”

As an artist whose chosen media encompasses almost all – from ceramics, painting, and embroidery, to metal sculpture, and always photography, Karen Kalkstein’s work featured in this exhibition focuses on the natural world. “My art work is about the colors, textures and rhythms of the natural world: birth, growth, death, decay — the earth with its hidden secrets and obvious grandeur.”

"Art & Text” is sponsored by the Art Committee of New Canaan Library, and is curated by Terry Spring, Christie Nichols and Amara Johnson. The art is for sale. For additional information, please contact Amara Johnson at 203.594.5075 or visit

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New Canaan Library
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840

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Additional Dates

Fri, 11/15/20199:00 am5:00 pm
Sat, 11/16/20199:00 am5:00 pm
Sun, 11/17/201912:00 pm5:00 pm
Mon, 11/18/20199:00 am8:00 pm
Tue, 11/19/20199:00 am8:00 pm
Wed, 11/20/20199:00 am8:00 pm
Thu, 11/21/20199:00 am8:00 pm
Fri, 11/22/20199:00 am5:00 pm
Sat, 11/23/20199:00 am5:00 pm
Sun, 11/24/201912:00 pm5:00 pm
Mon, 11/25/20199:00 am8:00 pm
Tue, 11/26/20199:00 am8:00 pm
Wed, 11/27/20199:00 am8:00 pm
Thu, 11/28/20199:00 am8:00 pm
Fri, 11/29/20199:00 am5:00 pm
Sat, 11/30/20199:00 am5:00 pm
Sun, 12/01/201912:00 pm5:00 pm

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