Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Dec
14
3:00 PM15:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Open Tour Schedule for November & December
November 13th @3pm
November 14th @10am
November 16th @1:30pm
November 19th @11am
November 20th @3pm
November 26th @12pm
November 28th @11am
November 30th @3pm
December 4th @3pm
December 5th @11am
December 7th @1:30pm
December 10th @1pm
December 12th @10am
December 13th @11:30am
December 14th @3pm
December 17th @11am
December 18th @3pm
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm

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Inside the Mind of 5ivefingaz
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Inside the Mind of 5ivefingaz

If you would like to see it up close and personal and write on the “How am I doing” piece the gallery hours are from 10-5pm M-F. Looks like some one already got to him. Come write what you want. Then on 12/7 join me from 7-9pm at the gallery for the reception/party where I’ll give away 20 Free tees! https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=sidewalk%20gallery

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Traveling the Merritt Parkway: Opening Reception
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Traveling the Merritt Parkway: Opening Reception

A new exhibit entitled, The Artist’s View: Traveling the Merritt Parkway by artist Cynthia Mullins and curated by LMMM Trustee Gail Ingis will open to the public at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum on Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 12-4 p.m. with a reception on Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is included with the Mansion’s tours.

The exhibition features new paintings inspired by the artist’s road trips along the historic thoroughfare. Connecticut artist Cynthia Mullins’ painting roots run deep, as she is the great-great granddaughter and great-great niece of renowned Hudson River School painters Aaron Draper Shattuck and Samuel Colman. Ms. Mullins has had a strong and continuous thread of art making, interest, and exposure in college, museums, and workshops focusing on pottery, pastel, and oil painting. RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-reception-the-artists-view-traveling-the-merritt-parkway-tickets-52016220917

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Dooney & Bourke Warehouse Sale
Dec
6
to Dec 9

Dooney & Bourke Warehouse Sale

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DON'T MISS THIS DOONEY AND BOURKE "BUCKET LIST" EXPERIENCE. SPEND THE WEEKEND WITH YOUR DOONEY & BOURKE YOUTUBE TRIBE FOR A WEEKEND FILLED WITH SHOPPING!!

Experience the Dooney Tent Sale, Two Dooney and Bourke Outlet Experiences AND Retail Store! This event will give a whole new meaning to "Shop to you drop" and "Dooney Addicts"

SPOTS ARE LIMITED AND WILL GO FAST SO TREAT YOURSELF TO A HOLIDAY SEASON EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER AND HAVE A BIT OF PRE-HOLIDAY FUN WITH YOUR FELLOW DOONEY ADDICTS!

THERE IS ALSO A BIG SURPRISE IN THE WORKS! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!!

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  Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Dec
4
3:00 PM15:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Open Tour Schedule for November & December
November 13th @3pm
November 14th @10am
November 16th @1:30pm
November 19th @11am
November 20th @3pm
November 26th @12pm
November 28th @11am
November 30th @3pm
December 4th @3pm
December 5th @11am
December 7th @1:30pm
December 10th @1pm
December 12th @10am
December 13th @11:30am
December 14th @3pm
December 17th @11am
December 18th @3pm
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm

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Entrepreneurial Society Holiday Party
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Entrepreneurial Society Holiday Party

Come share the holiday spirit with entrepreneurs, startups, techies, developers, investors, and other professionals to celebrate the holidays and cheer in the New Year! Enjoy a casual drink, snacks, music, and conversation. 

$10 per person (register by noon on 12/3) or $20 at the door. 

Register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-holiday-party-hosted-by-the-entrepreneurial-society-of-stamford-tickets-51911723362

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Westport River Gallery Holiday Open House
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Westport River Gallery Holiday Open House

Join the Westport River Gallery 5-8 pm Dec. 1 for its annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy a glass of wine & refreshments as you listen to live music & meet several artists. Exhibit includes new art by French Artists Caudron, Courchia, & American artist HM Saffer. There will also be new modern & impressionist art exhibited by American artists in attendance: Mona, J. Fatse & V. Andriotis. All sales benefit the homeless.

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  Holiday Stroll
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Stroll

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The annual Holiday Stroll has become a family favorite for New Canaan residents and those of our neighboring towns. Downtown New Canaan transforms into something out of a Dickens’s story book. Friday night kicks off with the arrival of Santa Claus, a lighting of the trees, carol singing, live entertainment while the stores stay open late and offer refreshments and holiday cheer.

Saturday includes pictures with Santa at Santa’s workshop, characters roaming the streets, more live entertainment, a Gingerbread House Tour and much more.

Delicious Food Available including Vermont’s Waffle Cabin.

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Room For Play:Opening Reception
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Room For Play:Opening Reception

Heather Gaudio Fine Art announces the artists reception for “Room for Play,” a group exhibition featuring works by Ellen Carey, Deborah Kass, Robert Sagerman and Andrés Schiavo. The reception is open to the public and will be held on November 30th, 5-7pm, to coincide with the New Canaan Holiday Stroll.

The artists in this exhibition are working with imaginative and distinct processes to create colorful and engaging visual experiences. Ellen Carey has been a groundbreaking experimental photographer for several decades, producing abstract images through the use of lens-based and camera-less methods. The show will feature her innovative one-of-a-kind “Caesura” photograms from the “Dings and Shadows” series created in light-tight rooms, a technique that harks back to the 19th Century when photography was in its nascent stages. Carey propels this medium to the 21st Century with her imagery, where a striking array of colors become the subject and the object of the artwork. Deborah Kass also acknowledges art historical forebears such as Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha in works that appropriate and reclaim imagery and linguistics. She is known for unabashed expressions and a tongue-in-cheek audacity that are social and cultural commentaries, exemplified in the text-based prints and sculpture featured in the show.

Robert Sagerman combines mysticism and investigation of color relationships in his paintings. He builds up the texture by squeezing individual dollops of paint he has mixed himself, slowly amassing the surface with a deliberate fashion. Sagerman counts and records ever single pigment application and keeps track of the numbers that are typically in the thousands. The practice of counting is a meditation based in medieval Jewish mysticism, a method Kabbalists believed could bring forth divine clarity. Sagerman’s technique makes for richly textured, captivating and mesmerizing color field paintings.

Equally labor-intensive but approaching his creativity from a different context, Andrés Schiavo’s sculptures emerge from his compulsive and obsessive processes. Using colorful pencils as his primary medium, Schiavo makes intricate arrangements that are geometric sculptural forms, at times referencing landscapes or objects found in nature. The works become activated as the viewer gets closer and pulls away from the sharply textured surfaces, the every-day material can take the viewer back to their childhood memories.

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Holiday Stroll
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Stroll

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The annual Holiday Stroll has become a family favorite for New Canaan residents and those of our neighboring towns. Downtown New Canaan transforms into something out of a Dickens’s story book. Friday night kicks off with the arrival of Santa Claus, a lighting of the trees, carol singing, live entertainment while the stores stay open late and offer refreshments and holiday cheer.

Saturday includes pictures with Santa at Santa’s workshop, characters roaming the streets, more live entertainment, a Gingerbread House Tour and much more.

Delicious Food Available including Vermont’s Waffle Cabin.

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 Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Open Tour Schedule for November & December
November 13th @3pm
November 14th @10am
November 16th @1:30pm
November 19th @11am
November 20th @3pm
November 26th @12pm
November 28th @11am
November 30th @3pm
December 4th @3pm
December 5th @11am
December 7th @1:30pm
December 10th @1pm
December 12th @10am
December 13th @11:30am
December 14th @3pm
December 17th @11am
December 18th @3pm
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm

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Sip N Shop
Nov
29
4:30 PM16:30

Sip N Shop

Jean’s Closet is hosting its first “Sip N Shop” event on Thursday, November 29th from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. Shop one-of-a-kind holiday gift selections, apparel, accessories, and home decor. There will be music, food, giveaways..and much much more. Come join us!!

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A Gathering in Greenwich
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

A Gathering in Greenwich

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Millennium Magazine invites area professionals to welcome the holiday season and experience the "Art of Gifting" at Isabella Garrucho Fine Artfeaturing works by artist David Yarrow, Maryam Ego Aguirre, Kasia Derwinska, Ginnie Gardiner and Susan Wright.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/millennium-magazine-presents-a-gathering-in-greenwich-tickets-52331102737?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing&fbclid=IwAR3CqwYu1GI2yS8w2mvVpmVFn4pCdJEvv6M1vr1rJiB1jW5A5SCH4KD-Ja8

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Wakefield Design Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
Nov
28
4:30 PM16:30

Wakefield Design Center 20th Anniversary Celebration

We have two floors (10,000 square feet) showcasing hundreds of home furnishings designed to enrich our designer clients and their visions as well as ultimately enhancing their clients’ homes. We are grateful to each and every designer who has shopped with us these last 20 years.

In honor of this momentous occasion, Wakefield and Design Center along with 14 vendors will be hosting an event for designers and trade to attend.

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Fernando Ulloa:Opening Reception @ Peaches Juke Joint
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Fernando Ulloa:Opening Reception @ Peaches Juke Joint

Join us upstairs in the Juke Joint for a special photography reception!

Fernando's photography will be on showcase from November 13th-16th at Peaches, but join us on Thursday, November 15th for a reception where you can enter to win a gift certificate for a few of his photo classes!

About the Photographer

Fernando Ulloa, Jr.’s interest in photography started at the age of 15 when he found an old photo of his father hiking through a trail on the then inactive volcano Popocatépetl just outside of Mexico City.

Photography has been Fernando’s lifelong interest, but he became more serious in photography in 2009 after an online travel guide published one of his photos of the San Francisco skyline. Currently, Fernando is concentrating on fashion photography.

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Light Up Rowayton
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

Light Up Rowayton

Downtown Rowayton will come alive with twinkling lights at the annual holiday town lighting. Festivities begin at Pinkney Park with caroling led by Brien McMahon’s award-winning Holiday Chamber Choir at 5:00pm and the lighting of the Christmas trees at dusk.

Afterward, visit the Rowayton Historical Society model train show from 4:00-6:00pm in Pinkney House and the RHS Holiday Bazaar until 7:00pm. Then stroll down Rowayton Avenue to view the window decorations created by local merchants and enjoy a warm beverage and snack compliments of the Rowayton Market.

Rowayton Avenue will be blocked off between Wilson Avenue and the Fire House, so please come early if you’re driving.

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For more information, contact Ryan Still.

A tradition unlike any other. No, not The Masters. The Light Up Rowayton annual Egg Nog Contest, of course! All participants are welcome. Please join the contest by supplying 3 gallons of your favorite egg nog recipe. All tasters must be 21 or older.


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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The annual gathering of our religious communities will be held this year at St. Matthew Church.  Every year, Temple Shalom offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving at our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service before Thanksgiving.  Temple Shalom will gather with the leadership and choirs of Saint Matthew Church, United Congregational Church, the First Congregational Church on the Green and others in a celebration of Thanksgiving through music and song.   As always, our Temple Shalom Volunteer Choir will sing along with our Religious School Junior Choir, and the highlight is a special musical presentation by the clergy. Reception follows

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  Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation
Nov
20
3:00 PM15:00

Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

Book at tour here https://brantfoundation.org/about-us/

Open Tour Schedule for November & December
November 13th @3pm
November 14th @10am
November 16th @1:30pm
November 19th @11am
November 20th @3pm
November 26th @12pm
November 28th @11am
November 30th @3pm
December 4th @3pm
December 5th @11am
December 7th @1:30pm
December 10th @1pm
December 12th @10am
December 13th @11:30am
December 14th @3pm
December 17th @11am
December 18th @3pm
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm

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