UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Pequot Library’s 16th annual art show weekend Oct. 18-20th

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pequot Library’s 16th annual art show weekend Oct. 18-20th

workshop for kids, art Connoisseurship program for adults, world-class art for everyone at Pequot Library’s 16th annual art show weekend

Southport, CT – “Living with Art: Creating Conversations” is the theme of Pequot Library’s 16th Annual Art Show. The weekend of October 18 – 20, 2013 could well be called, “living with art, playing with art, learning about art, and viewing world-class art.” The Preview fundraising Party is Friday, October 18, from 6pm – 9pm, tickets available at
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 10:30am - 12:30pm, back by popular demand, Cerealism! is a pop art collage workshop for kids ages 5 – 15. New York pop artist Michael Albert is the inventor of "cerealism." He makes extra-ordinary art out of ordinary cereal boxes and he leads this fun workshop in Pequot’s Reading Room. This program is open to all, with a small registration fee of $5, and you receive a signed poster to take home.
The public is invited to an Art Gallery Afternoon Experience, visiting unique local art galleries from 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday. Pick up your map at Pequot Library, or any of the participating galleries, and enjoy the special exhibits and permanent collections in galleries in Fairfield, Westport, and Southport.
Then on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 2:00pm, come back to Pequot Library to hear Aviva Lehmann present, Connoisseurship and Collecting on a Budget. Ms. Lehmann, is the Director of American Art at Heritage Auctions, NYC. She will educate, inspire, and motivate the public to deepen their relationship with art. This program is free and open to all.
Aviva Lehmann joined Heritage in January 2013 after fourteen years in the auction industry. With over ten years of in-depth knowledge and experience in American Art, she holds a broad interest in all aspects of the field. Ms. Lehmann previously served as Vice President, Specialist in the American Art department at Christie's, where she was instrumental in establishing dozens of auction records in virtually every category of American Art. While directing their mid-season auctions in 2004-6 she doubled the value of these sales. Additionally Ms. Lehmann has lectured on American Art at museums and institutions throughout the country.
In Pequot Library’s Perkin Gallery for the weekend, October 18 – 20, 2013 view art from ARC Fine Art LLC, Fairfield, CT, and Southport Galleries, Southport, CT. ARC Fine Art exhibits the works of Sarah Wheeler Frassinelli (1930-1992). Sarah Wheeler Frassinelli was a descendent of the early Connecticut settler Thomas Wheeler. Her adolescence was spent in Bridgeport and Easton with winters at Daytona Beach, Florida. A Sarah Lawrence graduate, she was instructed by Joseph Campbell a preeminent mythologist and author.
Works from the 1960s and early 1970s, make up the majority of this exhibition. As with much of Frassinelli’s work, the complex color palette and whimsical, yet fervid, composition conjure ideas of reality and imagination, pleasure and pain. Tucked away and preserved in portfolios for decades, these pastels still possess the vibrant palette and spirited energy of the days they were produced.
As literal manifestations of joyous pursuits, Frassinelli’s collages of the period integrate travel stamps, Bergdorf Goodman labels, and orchestra tickets - all vestiges of a life well lived. Likewise, on view is a charming sketchbook of watercolors in which Frassinelli conceived of ideas for finished works as well as menus for one of the many elaborate evenings at “La Dolce Vita” she regularly planned until her death in 1992.

Southport Galleries exhibits, Emilia Dubicki in Pequot’s Perkin Gallery. Nature and outdoor settings often serve as starting points for her work. The paintings are emotional and intuitive responses to light and dark, structure, form and scale and their relationships in landscapes both real and imagined. Dubicki conveys a flow of energy and movement in the work, at the same time seeking to reach a depth that draws the viewer to his or her own interpretation of place and feeling, a journey into an internal landscape of the spirit.
Her paintings are made in the studio. Compilations of memories, emotions and visuals are interpreted and expressed in the moment of painting where there is no distance between vision, feelings and the brush. She works primarily with oil and acrylic paints, charcoal, pastels, ink, pencil, and some collage on canvas, wood, and paper.
Dubicki lives and works in Connecticut and is represented by: Able Fine Art, NY, NY and Seoul, South Korea; Southport Galleries, Southport, CT; Julie Heller Galleries, Provincetown, MA; Fred Giampietro, New Haven, CT. She has been granted artist residencies at The Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, N.M.; The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; and The I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT.
Not to be missed at Pequot Library, all day Saturday and Sunday, over 195 works of art, in a variety of mediums and price points. Oil and acrylic paintings, works on paper including pastels and charcoal, collage, photography, monoprints, and sculpture will be on display and for sale. The exhibit is free and open to the public.  All sale proceeds benefit Pequot Library.

Pequot Library’s 16th Annual Art Show media sponsor is Fairfield Magazine/Morris Media Group.

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