Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art Exhibit

06/10/2017 to 07/31/2018

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 846-0525 |.

A  salon-style exhibit in the Town House entitled, Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art.will be on display, featuring 80+ pieces of art on paper. As part of the continuing celebration of Norwalk's heritage, the Norwalk Historical Society presents an exhibit of the City's significant art collection. The exhibit curated by Sophia Gevas, is comprised of paintings and works on paper drawn from the four separate collections that comprise the Norwalk Collection: the City of Norwalk, the Lockwood family, the Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk-Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). There are over 80 featured works created by artists who lived and worked in Norwalk. It is presented "Salon Style" in the recently restored 1835 Town House at Mill Hill. The exhibit is a survey presented in groupings of Portraits, Still-lifes, Scenes of Working Life and Nature, each capturing significant aspects and insights about city life through the ages.

The Glass House ROBERT INDIANA: ONE THROUGH ZERO

06/21/2017 to 11/30/2017

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866.811.4111..

The Glass House is pleased to present the first public installation world-wide of the complete set of Robert Indiana's ONE through ZERO, ten 6-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures that were conceived in 1980 and executed in 2003. Visitors will find these monumental works located in a field just to the south of the Glass House itself, where they have been placed to accentuate the edge of the hill that separates the house from the pond and pavilion below. Taking advantage of the changes of level in the landscape and the visual connections with many highlights of the property, the installation conjoins Philip Johnson and Robert Indiana's visionary approach to industrial materials, proportion, form and the understanding of space. As the Glass House commemorates its 10th year as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this 10-sculpture installation is especially appropriate, since COR-TEN steel was a material favored by Johnson and lines the paths linking the Glass House and its sister building, the Brick House. The combination of monumentality, wit and underlying seriousness of intention makes ONE through ZERO especially suited for exhibition at our site, which at its heart continues to celebrate the ethos of Philip Johnson and David Whitney.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium “Origami Interpretations” by Gloria Garfinkel

08/04/2017 to 11/30/2017

4450 Park Avenue , Bridgeport, CT

Discovery Museum is pleased to present the saturated colors and vivid patterning of New York-based artist Gloria Garfinkel, showing in the Center Gallery, from July through November, 2017. Garfinkel's works embed bright and colorful arrays into an animated geometry inspired by origami paper folding objects and techniques. In Garfinkel's paintings, colorful patterns are energized by mounting them on aluminum panels constructed so that they are able to be manipulated by the viewer. In addition to these panels, Garfinkel presents a number of maquettes of proposals for flamboyant triumphant gateways, influenced by Japanese forms, for public art.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition: Still Life

09/10/2017 to 12/03/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

Original fine prints by Jack Beal, Janet Fish, Sondra Freckelton, Jane E. Goldman, Daniel Lang, Nancy Lasar, Katja Oxman, and Richard Treaster. Still Life presents a variety of techniques including etchings, aquatints, lithographs, monoprints, screenprints, and hand painted archival pigment prints, highlighting the intricacy and beauty of this densely orchestrated genre. Stewart & Stewart, a printer and publisher of fine art prints in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, will loan a number of original prints to this exhibition. Gallery and Studio Hours Tuesday 9am–9pm · Wednesday–Saturday 9am–5pm · Sunday 12pm–5pm · Closed Mondays

Westport Historical Society New Exhibit: 06880+50

09/22/2017 to 12/31/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Compact smart homes with elevators. A commute-busting high-speed ferry from Westport to Manhattan. A bike path connecting downtown to the Saugatuck train station. Out-of-the-way lots for self-parking driverless cars. Welcome to Westport in the year 2067. A new exhibit, 06880+50, brings together the innovative imaginings of some 17 renowned local architects, David Adam Realty, Inc., Dierdra O'Farrelly, Frederick William Hoag, Juresko Herman, John Jones, Rountree Architects, Leigh Overland, Michael Greenberg & Assoicates, Peter Cadoux Architects, The Pure house , Robert Cohen, Robert Storm, Roger Ferris & Partners, Scott Springer, Sellars Lathrop Architects, Tasos Kokoris, and the Vita Design Group.

Nostalgia On Display at the Maritime Garage Gallery

09/28/2017 to 01/05/2018

10 North Water Stree, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-831-9063.

Favorite memories, reminders, and images of home will be on display as the City of Norwalk Parking Authority's Maritime Garage Gallery presents its new exhibit "Memories of Our Town" this fall. The exhibit will run through January 5, 2018. "Memories Of Our Town," features art in a variety of mediums that represents the unique memories of the place we call home: places, people, sounds, smells, events, etc. that are personally significant to the artist. The gallery is located in the Maritime Garage at 10 North Water Street in Norwalk. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Fairfield Museum Uncle Sam Wants You: Fairfield in World War I

09/28/2017 to 02/05/2018

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

How did government-sponsored messages about The Great War affect those who lived through it? Posters, publicity campaigns, and censorship of critical viewpoints were an important aspect of the federal government's efforts to inspire support and sacrifice on the home front. This exhibition explores these messages and how they influenced people in the Fairfield and Bridgeport area, where war time manufacturing made the city into a boom town. Wartime posters and broadsides for local patriotic rallies, calling on citizens to purchase Liberty Bonds, volunteer for overseas service, or conserve food for the war effort, will be on view, along with newspapers, letters, uniforms and memorabilia from people from Fairfield who served "over there" and on the home front. Museum Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 4pm

Audubon Center at Fairfield Junior Animal Keeper

10/03/2017 to 11/23/2017

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305.

Tuesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 21 3:30 – 5 p.m. Students in grades 6 and 7 Help care for the Center's animals. From gross to glamorous, learn about animal husbandry and prepare and serve food to help ensure the animals have a healthy living environment. Seven-week series: members $72/child: non-members $96/child. This program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. Registration is required.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Gilded Age Redux

10/18/2017 to 01/07/2018

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799..

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, in collaboration with Rowayton Arts Center, will present Gilded Age Redux, a juried group exhibition opening to the public on Oct. 18, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018, 12-4 p.m. with a reception on Oct. 26, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. "This exhibit of original art work is focused on today's interpretation of the 19th century Gilded Age. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum invited RAC artists to interpret this turbulent yet seminal period of recent American history and draw parallels with today's social, political, and economic environment. The resulting works selected for this exhibit span the spectrum, from traditional-style still life paintings, to posed photographic references, to purely abstract gestural images, demonstrating the rich vein of material that the Gilded Age contains."

City Lights Gallery BOOBs Exhibit

10/26/2017 to 12/12/2017

265 Golden Hill St. , Bridgeport, CT

A provocative exhibit depicts personal stories of breast cancer patients, their caregivers and healthcare providers along with statements about the socio-economic conditions regarding treatment, healthcare, appearance, gender, age and race. Above image, "BOOB Tube" by Sooo-z Mastropietro. Exhibiting artists include: Faith Baum and Lori Petcher, Robin Jopp, Karen Kalkstein, kHyal™, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Sooo-z Mastropi...etro, Tori Marsh, Lee Walther, Jahmane West and Francesca Winfield. Under the direction of Gaye Hyre of ArtBra New Haven local participants shared their time and creativity to make artful bra constructions on view, to support breast cancer patients. Help us hold an ArtBra Party, to raise funds for medical costs for breast cancer patients. Contact us at: clgallerybpt@gmail.com, 203.334.7748. See more about ArtBra below. Hours W-F 11;30 -5, Thurs open 'til 7, Sat 12-4 pm.