Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-9995.
The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County (JLEFC) is pleased to present its 21st Annual Art Show. The Art Show will be held on Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Burr Homestead (739 Old Post Road in Fairfield) and will feature original pieces from over 100 artists and interior design exhibits. A boutique and café with a dozen “pop-up” stores with home décor, gift and accessory items for sale will be open Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the show are $7 for adults, and children under 12 are free. Funds raised by the event, through art sales and more, support the JLEFC’s community projects throughout greater Bridgeport and volunteer training programs. With a focus on improving health, nutrition and literacy for women and families, the JLEFC supports and sponsors a variety of initiatives within the community.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, the weekend will commence by honoring local school children from Thomas Hooker Elementary in Bridgeport.The Art Show will feature both traditional representational paintings and contemporary abstract works at affordable prices, as well as photographs, prints, drawings and sculpture by artists represented by galleries, locally, throughout Connecticut and the Northeast. Noted artists exhibiting their work will include Claudia Mengel, an elected member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists (known for her vivid, abstract paintings and prints), Del- Bourree Bach, a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Fairfield artist Paul Landry, noted for his nostalgic images of New England’s villages and shoreline, and Catherine Elliott, a contemporary impressionist painter who is an elected member of the Lyme Art Association, as well as many others. The show offers the opportunity to have silhouettes captured by the renowned, Carol Lebeaux (one of only 20 silhouette artists left in the country) on Saturday and Sunday. An instructional painting demonstration by Anda Styler, whose work focuses on the magic of the New England landscape, will take place Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Other weekend highlights include, a Preview Party gala themed, the “Art of the Masquerade.” This dazzling event will be held on Friday, March 22at 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Burr Homestead, guaranteeing an exclusive, sneak-peek of the compelling exhibits and a chance to purchase art prior to the weekend opening. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.jlefc.org for $115 per person and includes: dinner, a live band, an open bar and a silent auction.