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Next Wednesday, October 12, is the fourth installment in a five-part mini series featuring various contemporary artists from the Love: In The Eye Of The Beholder exhibit, prompted by Westport Country Playhouse’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Artists will share their artwork and insights, followed by a Q&A session, during the lunch hour at the Westchester Arts Center. This is an amazing opportunity to talk to the likes of Donald Leeds, Guido Garaycochea, Jane Swergold, Bronislava Slagle and Anne Lester.

Bronislava Slagle, Shattered Ideas

Guido Garaycochea

 

On October 26th, you can spend your lunch hour with Carmela Kaufman, Virginia Zimmermann, Betty Ball, Michele Gage and Chris Craymer.

Chris Craymer

Michele Gage, Untitled (Road Not Taken 2), 2009

 

Please do not miss this completely free event!

Christo and Jean-Claude

This weekend there are lots of things to do! Sunday, July 10th from 4pm-6pm: the opening of the Marine & Coastal Art Exhibit at the Rowayton Arts Center. This exhibit also gives you a taste of the sandy shores and not only lets you peruse fabulous local art, you may even be able to afford to take it home with you.

Another exciting free spot is the Westport Arts Center (WAC) which is open to the public seven days a week and right now they are exhibiting plans for two works in progress by the internationally acclaimed Christo and Jean-Claude. The exhibit will give a close look at Over the River, in which the Arkansas River in Colorado will become covered with silvery cloth. Christo will be funding this installation himself by selling his works to private collectors and galleries. His concurrent project, The Mastaba, will be 410,000 horizontally stacked oil barrels secured to an inner structure in the United Arab Emirates, 105 miles (170 kilometers) south of the city of Abu Dhabi, near the oasis of Liwa.

This is a beautiful and unique experience that these local institutions have given Connecticut and I hope you all are able to get out there and enjoy it.