Goings On

Events, gatherings, & outings:
What to see and do this month

November 4 – December 9, 2017
Vincent Giarrano – Small Paintings

This beloved local artist will have some favorite still life subjects, as well as the scenes he paints of life in the big city. Also in this show will be his new series, which are small paintings on the back of classic tarot cards. The show runs from November 4 to December 9.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 2 – 4 pm

Free

Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
(at route 47)
Washington

gunnlibrary.org

December 1, 2017 - February 6, 2018
Extraordinary Botanicals
Monotypes by Heather Sandifer

Artist Heather Sandifer will exhibit her show titled “Extraordinary Botanicals” from November26, 2017 through February 6, 2018 at Carole Peck’s Good News Café Restaurant & Bar in the radio room gallery.

Heather Sandifer has created a new kind of botanical art – one that combines the hands-on technique of nature printing with those for the traditional monotype. A hunter/gatherer, she has exclusive permission to collect specimen plants for her work in some of the finest gardens on the East Coast.

Sandifer’s artwork features one of a kind, single prints off glass which are then hand embellished with watercolor, pencil, paint or other mediums, each unique.

Awarded a Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden, Heather is a textile designer and former garden writer whose art has been featured at Holly/Hunt, Chicago, David Winter Works on Paper, NY, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, and the Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT as well as other private and exhibition venues. Heather lives locally in Fairfield county and is passionate about all things botanical!

Good News Cafe is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Closed Tuesdays and open from 12 Noon to 10 pm Sundays.

Free

Good News Café
694 Main Street South
Woodbury

203.266.4622
www.good-news-cafe.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carolpecksgoodnews

December 1, 2017 - February 6, 2018
Kitchen and Market
Paintings by Cynthia Zinser

“Without Embellishment, what is real is beautiful.
Without idealization, what is in front of us is rich with mundane splendor.” says Zinser.

What is in our gardens, what is in our kitchens, what is in our lives is heart-breakingly beautiful…this aesthetic that guided 17th Century Dutch still life painting, guided the eye and the heart of Cynthia Zinser in creating this “Kitchen & Market” exhibition of classical realist paintings.

Even in our ephemeral modern world, everything has a lineage. The strain of Calvinism that forbade paintings in Dutch churches is responsible for the stark beauty of Woodbury’s Congregationalist churches that endures century after century to today. Dutch still-life paintings were meant to be owned, hung and enjoyed–not in palaces–but in homes filled with the scents of coffee and stew and the cacophony of family life. This treatment and the scale of Cynthia Zinser’s Kitchen & Market paintings claim that lineage—not in backward-looking nostalgia—but as something that is worth preserving in our own lives..in our own homes.

These paintings were captured in the natural, northern light “of this place”. Sent forth by her mentors with “the moral duty to claim northern light wherever you find it”, she did just that by establishing her painting studio in the Switch Factory in Bantam, CT. Cynthia Zinser, too, is “of this place”. She grew up in Woodbury, returning a few years ago after raising a family in places very different from here.

A contemporary realist, trained in Beaux-Arts methods, Cynthia studied at the Art Students League of NY and received her drawing and painting certificates from the prestigious NYK Academy, Harlem Studio of Art.

Cynthia’s artwork is shown regionally and in St. Simons Island Georgia. Cynthia lives with her husband in Woodbury and is active in Washington Art Association, Arts Alliance of Woodbury, Flanders Art Committee and the NWCT Arts Council. Her works can be found in North American and European collections.

Good News Cafe is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Closed Tuesdays and open from 12 Noon to 10 pm Sundays.

Free

Good News Café
694 Main Street South
Woodbury

203.266.4622
www.good-news-cafe.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carolpecksgoodnews

 

December 1 – 24, 2017
Winter Magic
WAA Holiday Gift Fair

The annual juried WAA Holiday Fair fills the galleries at the Washington Art Association & Gallery with a unique selection of irresistible gifts for that special person on your Holiday Gift list. Over 65 artists and artisans are participating. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists and artisans to exhibit their work and for all to support the arts! WAA Holiday Fair also offers the community the opportunity to find one-of-a-kind and hand-crafted gifts at every price point.

Holiday hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm;
Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm

Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington Depot

860.868.2878
washingtonartassociation.org

 

December 1 – 9, 2017
Sally Van Doren Exhibit
At Cornwall Library

Acclaimed poet and West Cornwall resident Sally Van Doren has transferred thought to image, transitioning from page to canvas in an exhibition at the Cornwall Public Library.

Van Doren is an acclaimed poet who has published three poetry collections. Along with Promise, published this year, is Possessive 2012, and Sex at Noon Taxes of 2008. Her poems have been appeared in the New Republic, the Cincinnati Review, the Southern Review, Boulevard, and American Poet. She received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Born and raised in Missouri, Van Doren lives in St. Louis and in West Cornwall, at her husband’s family home.

Free

Cornwall Library
30 Pine Street
Cornwall

860-672-6874
CornwallLibrary@biblio.org
cornwalllibrary.org

December 2, 2017
Fine Jewelry Trunk Show
with Grant A. Peacock, Inc.

Darren Winston, Bookseller, a vintage bookstore and gallery in Northwest Connecticut, will host a holiday trunk show with renowned New York City jeweler Grant A. Peacock, Inc. featuring a wide selection of fine silver and gold jewelry and cufflinks.

Established in 1909, Grant A. Peacock, Inc. is a third-generation family-run retail jewelry business, which also offers custom jewelry creation, restoration, and redesign services. This New York City firm, with showrooms on Park Avenue, is now run by Kathleen Peacock Benchley, granddaughter of its founder. After more than one hundred years in the jewelry business, Grant A. Peacock, Inc. continues to be famous for their hands-on, personalized approach to their customers.

The trunk show will feature a range of silver and gold jewelry and cufflinks—both contemporary and traditional designs—incorporating gemstones and precious metals to achieve timeless yet modern looks.

This one-day event with Grant A. Peacock, Inc. is presented by Darren Winston, Bookseller at his Modernist-style showroom at 81 Main Street in Sharon, Connecticut. Winston began his career in New York City in 1995 and opened his shop in Sharon in 2009. The space is well-known for its unique take on the vintage bookshop and the traditional gallery.

Store hours are Thursday through Sunday, from 11am to 5pm, and by appointment.

Saturday, December 2,11 am – 7 pm

Free

Darren Winston, Bookseller, IOBA, SNEAB
81 Main Street
Sharon

860.364.1890
darrenwinston@gmail.com
darrenwinstonbookseller.com

December 2, 2017
Derek Knott
At Twelve Moons Coffee House

Twelve Moons Coffee House will feature Derek Knott, a singer/songwriter/guitarist from New York offering a mixture of folk, Americana, contemporary and blues. With a warm voice and intimate guitar play, his infectious melodies range in mood from fun to melancholy to romantic.
Listen to Derek at:  www.reverbnation.com/derekknott

Saturday, December 2, 7 – 10 pm

A donation is requested to help cover expenses.

St. John’s Church
(back door entrance)
12 Main Street
Salisbury

TwelveMoonsCoffee@gmail.com
tinyurl.com/12Moons

December 2, 2017 – January 7, 2018
American Works on Paper

Eckert Fine Art presents American Works on Paper, a group exhibition featuring numerous Modern and Contemporary examples of drawing, watercolor, collage, printmaking, and photography by notable United States-based artists. The exhibition will continue through January 7, 2018.

The gallery will be closed for the Holiday break from December 22-27, 2017.
Regular hours are Wed-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 11-5pm, Sun 1-5pm, closed Mon-Tue.

Opening: Saturday, December 2, 11 am

Free

Eckert Fine Art
12 Old Barn Road
Kent

860.592.0353

eckertfineart.com

December 2, 2017
Documentary Filmmaker Series:
A Light in the Dark,
Classical artist Frank Mason

Frank Mason was a traditional painter and a driving force in keeping the principles of the master’s alive through the era of modernism. The film explores the legacy of this  New York artist and educator, as he reveals the scandal behind art restoration and the fights to preserve our cultural heritage. In Mason’s opinion many of our greatest paintings have been destroyed by overzealous art restorers. An icon of landscape, figural and classical art techniques of the Masters, Mason was a renown painter and teacher whose direct lineage is Connecticut’s Old Lyme school.

Frank Mason’s prolific career as an oil painter can only be matched by his devotion to inspire others to embrace the beauty and mystery of classical style painting.  His passion for learning and teaching remained central throughout his life and in the words of Columbia University art historian, James Beck, “He kept the light burning” for three generations of artists.” A number of Mason’s original works will be on display. Art lovers will be delighted and challenged.

Grandnephew, Scott Mason, videographer, studied with Frank Mason for a half decade before transitioning to the medium of filmmaking. Through his background as a trained artist and rich family history he has had the fortune to collaborate with director, Sonny Quinn, to bring Frank Mason’s story to light.

Saturday, December 2, 4 – 6 pm

Free

Wardell Room
Scoville Memorial Library
38 Main Street
Salisbury

860-435-2838
scovillelibrary.org

 

December 2, 2017 - January 31, 2018
The Byrde + the b is pleased to announce the opening of two
extraordinary artists: Jivan Wolf and Robert Deyber.

Jivan Wolf hand fabricates jewelry and jewelry power pieces in high
karat gold with semiprecious and precious gems, natural minerals and
crystals. Jivan Wolf, a current resident of New York and Los Angeles,
studied design at the University of Paris. Trained in metaphysics and
healing, she developed a passionate interest in the powers of the
mineral kingdom, especially gemstones. Jivanalso studied the ancient
classical methods of jewelry fabrication of Egypt. She has
masterfully combined her interests into exquisite, one of a kind
tour-de-forces of spectacular objects of beauty.

Robert Deyber is an American artist most known for literal visual
portrayals of cliches, euphemisms and idioms from the English and
other languages. The San Francisco Examiner described him as a “pop
surrealist” whose style “has appeal for new as well as experienced
collectors.” His work relates to that of Thomas Cole and Frederic
Church of the Hudson River School, surrealists like Salvador Dalí and
René Magritte, naive painter Henri Rousseau, the colorists Henri
Matisse and Marc Chagall, and Andy Warhol. Deyber paints his own
scenes from the prose that peppers the English lexicon. His works
range from literal translations of fanciful sayings to good humored
depictions of everyday terminology.

Free

Byrde + the b
10 Titus Road
Washington Depot

860.619.0422
www.byrdeandtheb.com

December 3, 2017
The 28th Annual St. John’s Bazaar

The Holiday Bazaar at St. John’s — a “must go” event kicking off the holiday season — will be held this year on December 1, 2 and 3. This three-day event features great gifts, great food and fun for everyone. The proceeds from the Bazaar support the mission and operations of the church, especially its commitment to an active interfaith program and the provision of emergency financial assistance to its neighbors through the St. John’s Emergency Fund, sustained by the church and administered by the Town of Washington.
St. John’s Holiday Marketplace and St. John’s Larder

Friday, December 1st, Preview Party
Champagne and Seasonal Savories
Seasonal Music by David Grausman
Live Auction
Sip champagne and enjoy seasonal savories as you stroll through the St. John’s Holiday Marketplace. You will have first pick of the stylish gifts, decorative furnishings, objets d’art, clothing and accessories from exclusive merchants. The St. John’s Larder will have a selection of cookies, jams, savories and other delectables.
Live auction items this year include: Week in iconic Nantucket “cottage”; Week in London in Chelsea Townhouse; Fine jewelry; Coveted orchestra seat tickets for Broadway Hit Farinelli and the King.

Saturday, December 2, St. John’s Holiday Market / Lunch at St. John’s Bistro
Free Admission
Shop St. John’s Holiday Market and treat yourself to some great buys.
The St. John’s Bistro will be open, serving an inexpensive and delicious lunch.

Saturday, December 2, 6 pm: Cocktails, 7 pm: Dinner Honoring Audrey and Kenneth Hecken
Saturday night’s dinner will honor Audrey and Kenneth Hecken’s five decades of generosity and service to the greater Washington community.

Sunday, December 3, 11 am – 2 pm, Holiday Marketplace & St. John’s Larder
Free Admission
Your last chance to Shop St. John’s Holiday Marketplace and St. John’s Larder.

Friday to Sunday, December 1, 2, and 3
Sunday, December 3, 11 am – 2 pm

Friday, December 1st, 6:30 – 9 pm, Preview Party
$125 Per Person ($300 pp includes Saturday Night Dinner)
Live Auction at 7:45 pm

Saturday, December 2, 10 am – 4 pm
Free Admission
St. John’s Holiday Market / Lunch at St. John’s Bistro

Saturday, December 2, 6 pm: Cocktails, 7 pm: Dinner Honoring Audrey and Kenneth Hecken
$250 Per Person ($300pp includes Friday night’s Preview Party)

The Parish House of St. John’s Church
9 Parsonage Lane
Washington

860.868.2527
www.stjohnswashington.org
stjohnschurch@snet.net

 

December 3, 2017
HVA’s 27th Annual Auction
to Benefit the Environment

The Housatonic Valley Association’s annual Auction to Benefit the Environment is marking its 27th year on Sunday, December 3.

HVA is gearing up for another successful auction that includes donations from friends throughout the valley. The auction is known for offering unique experiences such as exotic vacations, weekend country getaways, outdoor adventures, theater and sporting event tickets and fine dining. Items up for bid will include home furnishings, antiques, fashions, artwork, outdoor gear and more.

The proceeds support HVA’s mission to conserve the natural character and environmental health of the communities of the Housatonic River watershed. Supporting the auction helps conserve riverfront land, stops pollution, protects drinking water, saves wildlife habitat, allows thousands of local children to enjoy and learn about our natural world – and so much more.

Christine Baranski, HVA Board member and star of CBS’s The Good Fight, is chairing the Benefit Auction Committee along with Margo Martindale, Seth and Alexi Meyers, Diane von Furstenberg, Linda Allard, Pam and Jack Baker, Robert Couturier and Jeffrey Morgan, Diane Meier, Graydon and Anna Carter, Carolyn Klemm, Hamilton South and Manuel Bellod, John Favreau, Pat Lahoud and Paula Van Ness.

Auctioneer extraordinaire Tim Luke takes center stage at 2:30 pm. He has been featured on HGTV’s Cash in the Attic. With his co-auctioneer Greg Strahm, he keeps auction bidders on their toes with high energy, humor and warmth.

Washington’s own Chris Zaima is bringing his design expertise to the setting this year and, along with Debby Bennett of Kent Greenhouse and Gardens, will create just the right ambience for music (Miles of Swing), delectable edibles (Executive Cuisine), cocktails, wine, and exuberant bidding.

Honorary Auction Committee members at the Diamond and Platinum sponsorship level are invited to a special Bellini Brunch reception hosted by Linda Allard and Baranski at Linda’s home from noon to 1 p.m before the auction.

The auction has been a sold-out event for the past several years and raises more than $150,000 annually for projects that protect land, rivers and local drinking water. Last year it grossed $165,000. Donors, along with more than 225 guests, make this possible.

Sunday, December 3 at 1 pm
Bellini Brunch Reception: 12 – 1 pm
Auction: 2:30 pm

Reservations: 860-672-6678 or
www.hvatoday.org

Washington Primary School
11 School Street
Washington Depot

bsinger@hvatoday.org
860.672.6678
hvatoday.org

 

December 7, 2017 — January 13, 2018
Three new solo exhibitions
at Five Points Gallery

Five Points Gallery will open three new solo shows that will run from December 7, 2017  through January.13, 2018. The exhibitions feature the work of Connecticut artists, Pamela Stockamore, Joseph Byrne and Peter Busby. The exhibitions are sponsored by Grace and Djan Yagtug and Victor and Marion Muschell.

Five Points Gallery will hold two events in conjunction with the exhibition. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 8, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and an artists’ panel discussion will take place in the gallery at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 5. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Mondays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. There is no admission charge. Five Points exhibitions and educational events are free and open to the public.

Pamela Stockamore’s show, entitled “Looking Back – 30 yrs,” will be featured in the Five Points West Gallery. Stockamore writes that she approaches art by exploring the conceptual links between Eastern and Western philosophies, and “the delicate balance of opposites: entropy and order, intuition and reason, flux and permanence. These dualities complement one another and permeate every aspect of our lives.” Using brushes, her hands “or whatever tool suits the need of the moment,” Stockamore works in a square format. She explains that unlike the rectangle, which makes an associative reference to landscape, the square is an archetypal shape that is stable, static and passive. “It is perhaps the most difficult shape to energize. My paintings are an investigation into the effects of time and nature on all things.” Stockamore earned an MFA in painting Summa cum Laude from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and has exhibited in numerous shows. Her most recent exhibition was at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted.

Joseph Byrne’s “Connemara Paintings” will be on display in the Five Points TDP Gallery. Byrne describes his work as “fictional constructs that represent a long and complicated negotiation between what is out there in the world — rocks, hills, a body of water —  and my subjective response to them.” These recent paintings are based on the landscape of the Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland, where his maternal grandmother was born. “The characteristics of this austere landscape present visual problems that challenge me as a painter. It is the relationship between perception, representation and abstraction that holds my attention: how a field of rocks becomes an arrangement of color and marks on paper; how the painting that results resonates with a viewer’s own memories.” Byrne is Professor of Art at Trinity College in Hartford. He has received awards and fellowships from the National Academy of Design, the MacDowell Colony and the American Academy in Rome, among others. He has exhibited at Five Points Gallery, the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis and Gallery on the Green in Canton, Ct.

The Five Points East Gallery will showcase sculptor Peter Busby’s “Amphorae.” Busby says these collective pieces “represent the realization of an idea I’ve carried with me for decades, prompted by a visit to Karnak, a temple in Egypt.” He describes how the roof of the temple was supported by colossal columns that visitors could walk around. In “Amphorae,” the sculptor aims to “emulate that humbling feeling of existing among something much greater than oneself.” Viewers become a part of the installation as they weave their way around the giant vessels. Although the forms were inspired by ancient vessels, Busby says the materials he used, the giant scale of the work and their non-functionality provoke “a dialog between classical and contemporary approaches to art, between idealized forms and process.” The most recent of Busby’s numerous commissions were for the Willow Way Equestrian Center, Johnstown, Ohio; the Dallas Zoo, Tryon International Equestrian Center, Jupiter, Fla., and the Alaska State Council on the Arts, Kodiak, Alaska.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 8, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Artists’ Panel Discussion: Friday, January 5, 6 pm

Free

Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street
Torrington

860.618.7222
www.fivepointsgallery.org

 

December 9, 2017
Local Makers Market

The Smithy Store will host a pop-up shop at the 2nd floor Loft Gallery of the store. The event will coincide with the town-wide annual ‘New Preston Winter Stroll’ holiday event. The pop-up or ‘Local Makers Market’ celebrates holiday gift giving, featuring local artisans and their unique, handcrafted products in our cozy, beautiful barn.

Customers can browse and purchase a wide variety of hand-crafted items including jewelry, woven goods, soaps, candles, reclaimed wood ornaments and decorations, leather goods, and other items created by Connecticut artisans.

Alongside the gift items, original paintings by Redding artist, Erin Nazzaro, will be on display, and on the lower level of the store, fine art photography by Judith Secco of Bantam.

The Smithy Store features locally grown produce and food products from within a 70-mile radius. The second floor of the barn serves as an art gallery and features rotating exhibits of artwork and photography.

Saturday, December 9, 1 – 5 pm

Free

The Smithy & Loft Gallery
10 Main Street
New Preston

www.thesmithystore.com
860.868.9003

December 9, 2017
12X12 2017
Art Exhibit

The David M. Hunt Library Art Wall in Falls Village will present their annual year-end group flash art exhibit, 12X12 2017.  To participate with your art, contact the Hunt Art Wall committee by Friday, Oct 27 at 860-824-7572 or email at garthkobal@comcast.net.

Works by professional and talented non-professional artists,12X12 2017 will have a reception on Saturday, Dec 9. All works will have 12X12 dimensions and be sold at $100 each. Remaining works will be on display through December 30.  A portion of each sale benefits the library. Buyers may take home work upon purchase. Hours: Tuesday: 10 am- 5 pm; Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm; Friday: 3 – 7 pm; Saturday: 10 am- 1 pm.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9, 5 – 7 pm
Refreshments; wheelchair accessible.

Free

David M. Hunt Library
63 Main Street
Falls Village

860-824-7424
huntlibrary.org

 

December 9, 2017
Village of New Preston CT
8th Annual Winter Walk

The Village of New Preston will be holding their 8th annual Winter Walk on December 9th. The windows in every shop, all decorated with balsam garlands and twinkling lights will dazzle with enticing displays. Fourteen shops will be filled with sophisticated collections of gifts, antiques, clothing, home and kitchen goods,seasonal plants, holiday decorations local food and more. It is the perfect opportunity to to stroll through this charming village and sample delicious treats in every store while you cross every name off your holiday shopping list.

December 9th 1 – 4 pm

Free

Village of New Preston,
Washington

860 868-0066
dha@dawnhillantiques.com

December 9, 2017
West Cornwall Holiday Stroll

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in West Cornwall. West Cornwall gets into the holidays spirit during the second annual Winter / Holiday Stroll. Held from 1–5p.m. on December 9th, family-friendly activities range from ornament making to movie watching. And because we do things a bit differently in Cornwall, there will even be walks with llamas. Listed are just a few highlights, though make sure to check the Stroll’s Facebook page for last minute additions. Joe Brien of Lost Arts Workshop will play elf in the Souterrain Gallery, where kids of all ages are invited to create a handcrafted item. Also in the Susan Hellman bedecked Gallery, Santa will oversee operations and pose for pictures. Refreshments for children available while upstairs, the Wish House will offer adult spirits along with the special treat of gleuhwein. Bain Real Estate swings into the holiday spirit with music (records!), eggnog, and sweets. They also provide the welcome gift of a public restroom. Clink a glass at Ian Ingersoll Cabinetmakers, where you’ll find champagne, hot cocoa, and delicious munchies. There will be a Charlie Brown Tree Lighting and one lucky raffle winner will receive dinner for four at Pearly’s Farmhouse Café. And as a “bow on top,” The West Cornwall Library will screen “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” beginning at 4p.m. Hot cider will be on hand to sip while watching the 26-minute original film, featuring Boris Karloff! Decorations, nibbles, and a cup of good cheer – the Stroll promises a festive afternoon to usher in the Holiday season.

Saturday, December 9, 1 – 5 pm

Free

West Cornwall

December 12, 2017
David Tanis – Market Cooking:
Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient

A masterwork of recipes, approach, technique, and philosophy. This volume educates the reader to become a more intuitive and spontaneous cook, more discerning in the market and freer in the kitchen. Tanis describes how to transform the freshest ingredients into one perfectly delicious dish after another, guided by the core beliefs that have shaped his incomparable career.  Food does have to be fussy to be satisfying. Seasonal vegetables should be central to a meal. Working with food is a joy, not a chore.

David Tanis has worked as a professional chef for over three decades, and is the author of several acclaimed cookbooks, including “A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes” and “Heart of the Artichoke”. He spent many years as chef with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California; he ran the kitchen of the highly praised Café Escalera in Santa Fe and operated a successful private supper club in Paris. He has written for a number of publications, including the “Wall Street Journal”, the “Guardian/Observer” (U.K.), “Cooking Light”, “Bon Appétit”, “Fine Cooking”, and “Saveur”. Tanis lives in Manhattan and has been writing the weekly City Kitchen column for the Food section of the “New York Times” for nearly six years.

Tuesday, December 12, 6 – 8 pm

Free
RSVP required

The White Hart
15 Under Mountain Road
Salisbury

www.oblongbooks.com/event/white-hart-speaker-series-david-tanis
860.435.0030
www.whitehartinn.com
scovlibn@biblio.org

December 16 – January 27, 2017
Celebrating the Simple Beauty
of Rural Litchfield County:
Kwiatkowski Photo Exhibit

Photographer and poet Ray Kwiatkowski first became fascinated by the Litchfield County countryside right after college when he took a job delivering early morning newspapers. He began taking black and white photos of country roads and other rural scenes, discovering new beauty along the way, which became his lifelong pursuit. Later, as a free-lance writer, his photos often appeared with the articles he wrote. And in 2013, he published “Rural Wealth,” a book of his verses and photos.

A retrospective of Kwiatkowski’s work, which includes both black and white and color photos, will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery. “I like to exhibit images that are intended to teach as well as bring insight into what is often just a glance away,” says Kwiatkowski who was self taught and influenced by conversations he had with the late photographic artist Donald Bruen.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 16, 2 – 4 pm

Free

The Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
at the juncture of Route 47
opposite the Green
Washington

860.868.7586
gunnstaff@biblio.org
gunnlibrary.org.

December 16, 2017
Holiday Pop-Up with Aija

Darren Winston, Bookseller, a vintage bookstore and gallery in
Northwest Connecticut, will host a holiday pop-up with Norfolk gifts
and accessories retailer Aija, featuring a wide selection of
affordable jewelry, clothing, homeware, and more.

Aija is a gifts, jewelry, and accessories company showcasing unique
and reasonably priced products sourced from Vietnam, Thailand,
Indonesia, China, and the United States. Carefully curated by Bella
Erder, the collection is sold through home shows and pop-up stores and
includes beautifully designed tabletop accessories, handbags, jewelry
and scarves. Aija’s slogan, “Indulgence without excess”, reflects the
brand’s mission to provide customers with affordably priced, well
designed gifts and accessories for every occasion.

This one-day event with Aija is presented by Darren Winston,
Bookseller at his Modernist-style showroom at 81 Main Street in
Sharon, Connecticut. Winston began his career in New York City in 1995
and opened his shop in Sharon in 2009. The space is well-known for its
unique take on the vintage bookshop and the traditional gallery. Store
hours are Thursday through Sunday, from 11am to 5pm, and by
appointment.

Saturday, December 16, 11 am – 5pm

Free

Darren Winston, Bookseller
81 Main Street
Sharon

darrenwinstonbookseller.com
darrenwinston@gmail.com
860.364.1890.