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Date Event Description Time / Location

The Art of Visual Storytelling

The Geary Gallery of Darien is proud to present “The Art of Visual Storytelling,” featuring the
beautifully intriguing paintings of Waltham, MA artist, Rosemary Banfield. Get your new year off
to a creative start by viewing her exhibit that runs January 3 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and located at 576 Boston Post Road,
Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com
INFO Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

Faces and Figures

City: Stamford CT

Name of show: "Faces and Figures"

Description:   Free and open to the public

Dates of show:  January 8-February 2,2017. Opening reception Sunday, January 8 4-6 pm

Hours: Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3

Name of gallery: Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery

Address: 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT

Phone number: 203 325 1139

Web site: www.stamfordartassociation.org



37 artists will be featured in this juried show with cash prizes. The juror is Larry Morelli, NCC Drawing and Figure Drawing Instructor. The exhibit explores any subject depicting faces or figures real or imagined and does not have to be a human face or figure.

Work includes painting, photography and sculpture.

Established in 1971, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit 501(3)c organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and multimedia artists. In its 46th year, the SAA  provides a forum where all artists can exhibit their work in solo and ongoing juried group shows at the Townhouse Gallery and the Ferguson Library Art Gallery.  The Stamford Art Association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the City of Stamford, and the Kuriansky Foundation and generous donations from individual artists and friends. 


INFO Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3, Stamford Art Association Townhouse, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT

Dream Bowl Team Challenge: An Online Benefit for Kennedy Center Children’s Services

January- Sunday, February 5 - The Kennedy Center is taking on the Super Bowl momentum to help raise dollars for its Children’s Services. 

           “It Takes Teamwork to Make the Dream Work” is the theme for raising funds and putting a team together. The Dream Bowl Team Challenge will be conducted online throughout January and ends midnight Super Bowl night, February 5.

              There are two ways to win. The team who raises the most dollars will win a party for 30 of your friends and teammates (includes food and beverages) at Brewport in Bridgeport.  Also, the player who raises the most dollars will win a 7-day trip for 2 to your choice of four all-inclusive Hard Rock Resorts – Punta Cana, Cancun, Vallarta or Riviera Maya (airfare not included).                       
            The Kennedy Center Children’s Services includes four vital services: a Birth to Three program, a Positive Parenting Program,  Youth Enrichment Services and The Autism Project..
              All you have to do is recruit a team of up to 12 players, select a captain and name for your team. Then register online at www.TeamKCKids.org.  You can sign up up as an individual player too.

          For more information, contact Jo Ann at 203.365.8522, Ext. 229 or jmcmullan@kennedyctr.org.

INFO All, All

19th Century “Wet Plate” Photography Demo and Lecture at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Fine photographic artist, N.W. Gibbons, will present a lecture and rare demo of the 19th century “wet plate” photography process, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. He has been producing wet plate photographs, for over 15 years.  Learn how these photographs are created, as Mr. Gibbons walks through the steps of his precise wet plate process to create a tintype photograph.  Admission is $10.  Tickets can be purchased online at norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Seating is limited.  If the event is cancelled by the Norwalk Historical Society due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is located at 141 East Avenue. The front entrance is accessible from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue.  The Museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.
Photographers during the mid to late 19th century used the “wet plate” process to develop tintypes and ambrotypes.  Tintypes and ambrotypes are direct positive images on metal or glass respectively. Each image is a unique "edition of one" as there is no negative from which to make duplicate prints. Wet plate images are noted for their extremely fine grain images with a long tonal scale.
Attendees will be able to view original 19th century tintypes and ambrotypes in the Norwalk Historical Society's new exhibit, Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th Century Norwalk.  The exhibit is curated by Elizabeth Avery and graphic designs by Scott Kuykendall.  On display are never before seen daguerreotypes, family portraits, cartes de visite photographs, plate glass negatives, stereoscopes and an original early Kodak camera, that helps tell the story of the early age of photography and its influence on the people of Norwalk. 
N.W. Gibbons is a fine photographic artist from Westport, CT and has worked in large format non-digital photographic media since the mid-1970’s, and since 1999 has produced work using a number of different 19th century photo processes. Mr. Gibbons creates very large tintypes and ambrotypes and favors cityscapes and landscapes in lower Fairfield County and New York State. Past bodies of work include the bridges of the Merritt Parkway and the former industrial mills of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mr. Gibbons’ work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Yale Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Modern Art.  When not making wet plate images, Mr. Gibbons is a full-time Fire Inspector for the Westport Fire Department. He is also an Associate Fellow of Branford College at Yale University. Mr. Gibbons' website is: www.nwgibbons.com 
For more information on the 19th Century Wet Plate Photography Demo & Lecture visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  
INFO 1pm-2pm, Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Light Keeper's Gala

This annual gala brings together friends of Sheffield Island Lighthouse, corporate partners and community leaders for a night dedicated to our jewel of the sound.

Funds raised support our mission of preservation and restoration and will provide an opportunity to educate children of all ages about the importance of preserving the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Long Island Sound, our environment and maritime heritage. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Dinner, Dancing, Silent & Live Auction

Single Ticket - $150 / Table of 10 - $1,500

Sponsorship Opportunities Available


2017 Beacon Award Recipients:

Hilliard Bloom Shellfish Company

Norm Bloom & Son 

Ray A. Cooke

Pauline Schlegel

Norma Zukin

For reservations: www.seaport.org or call (203) 838-9444

INFO 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Norwalk Inn & Conference Center