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New Year, New Events At The Library

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Jan 042020
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, just released its first event listings of the New Year.

Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, January 9, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the current exhibit: Pastels and watercolors by Janice Blanck. Abstracts by Sam Kirby.

Emoji Paint Workshop
Thursday, January 16, 5:45 p.m.
For tweens in grades 4-6.  Paint your own emoji on canvas to take home.  Please be advised that we will be using acrylic paint which may permanently stain clothing.  Please dress accordingly.  Registration is required.

Chess Club
Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m.
For children and tweens in grades 1-6.  Learn about this strategic board game and play against other club members. This club is open to beginners and experienced players. Feel free to bring your own chess board as the library has a small supply. Registration is required.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.
Phone: 203-891-2170
https://www.casememoriallibrary.org

 

It’s Happening At The Library In September

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Aug 232018
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, offers the following two events at the beginning of September.

Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, September 6, 5 p.m.
In honor of the current exhibit: Watercolors by Millie Farrell, Molly Dineen, Maryann Verinis, and Elizabeth Harlow. Jewelry by Sally Ann Endleman and Mary Wolfe.

 

Adult Make & Take Workshop: African Mudcloth Totes 
Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m.

Learn about bogolanfini, also known as African mud cloth, and create a mudcloth-inspired tote using bleach. All craft supplies will be provided. Please bring a box to take home your tote. Led by Rebecca Harlow.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170

New Art Exhibit Coming To The Davis Gallery

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Jul 062014
 

IMG_0554The Davis Gallery, 200 Boston Post Road, (located inside VideoLab) Presents Kenneth Johnson’s “A Season of Smiles,” a series of exceptional paintings of horses, boats, country landscapes, and contemporary life.
An opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 19 from 1-4 p.m.
The exhibit will be on display from July 19 to Sept. 2. Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

 

Art Opening Thursday: Saiyara Fahmi

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Mar 142013
 

Saiyara Fahmi

Saiyara Fahmi

On March 3, Orange Live published a story about Orange artist Saiyara Fahmi, 17, whose watercolors, paintings and other artwork are being featured this month in the Gallery at Town Hall.

The official opening is tonight, March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. when you can meet her and view her work.

The Orange Arts and Culture Council is hosting the show and provided the following information.

Biography

Saiyara Fahmi is a senior at Hopkins School in New Haven. She has been taking watercolor lessons from Audrey Galer for the past five years and has shown her work annually with Mrs. Galer’s students at the Case Memorial Library in Orange.

She won “Best of Show” in the children’s division of the 2011 Orange County Fair and “First Place” in the adult division of the 2012 Orange County Fair.

At school, she is part of the advanced art studio class and enjoys working with a variety of mediums.

During her sophomore year at Hopkins, she co-founded Greetings for Global Change, a community-service art club. The students in the club make original greeting cards, bookmarks, and post cards, which are sold throughout the year. The club then donates the total profits to Pencils of Promise, an organization that gives children the privilege of education throughout the world. Through her club, Saiyara was able to raise more than $1,000 for charity.

photo 3In October of 2012, she showed her work at the Davis Gallery.

In addition to art, she also studies piano, violin, and voice. She has studied piano from the age of six.

In early spring of 2012, she was a second prize winner in the International Music Talent Competition through American Protégé. She was also a winner in the Regular Season Competition, offered in over 20 countries, through American Fine Arts Festival.

After wining, She was invited to play at Carnegie Hall in New York twice. She debuted at Carnegie Hall in October 2012 and played again the following month.

She takes violin lessons from Shan Jiang, a graduate of Julliard School and a member of the New York Philharmonic and also takes Classical Indian voice lessons with Dr. Stan Scott, a professor of World Music and North Indian Vocal Music at Wesleyan University.

She was featured on his CD, which was released in September of 2011 and has performed with him at Wesleyan University, Yale University, and Dartmouth College.

Town Hall Gallery Artists Reception On Wednesday

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Jan 072013
 

Mixed Media artist David Katz of West Haven is the featured artist at The Gallery at the Town Hall for January and February.

An opening reception takes place Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Katz’s work examines human sensory experience — flesh and blood bodies confronting a highly mechanized and digitized landscape. He uses found objects to create mixed media collage and assemblage, combining diverse elements in unexpected ways.

His artwork recently has been shown locally at the Case Memorial Library and the Firehouse Art Gallery in Milford.  For more information, visit his website atsensorydisintegration.com.

— Lucia Bloom

Davis Gallery Hosts Opening Reception For Carol Raccio’s “Ancient Cities” Dec. 1

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Nov 262012
 

Villas by Carol Raccio

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Davis Gallery, 200 Boston Post Road, will host an Opening Reception for impressionist  artist, Carol Raccio from 1 – 4 p.m.

Raccio’s art exhibit “Ancient Cities,” will feature various types of media, such as oil paintings, water colors, portraiture and printmaking.  She expresses her ideas skillfully, as you will see portrayed in her excellent monotype prints.

Her illusionistic visions of ancient places are unique and colorful, beautifully captured in her prints.  Mosaic images, reminiscent of vernacular forms are artfully composed with color, depth and  texture to develop the view.  Unique irregularities, naturally incurred through the process of creating monotype prints, are inherent of the finished piece and often enjoyed by the artist as unplanned events.

Raccio has studied with Charles Gruppe, Frank Cavino, Barbara Harder and Peter Ziou.

She has served as the former president of the Orange Arts Guild and as former Vice President of the Fairfield Classical Arts Guild to which was a charter member.

Collectively, Raccio’s works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Mountain Village by Carol Raccio

Carol Raccio’s attractively unique works are definitely worth a visit to the Davis Gallery. Her paintings and monotypes will be exhibited in the main gallery starting on her Opening Reception this Saturday,  and will remain on display through Jan. 5, 2013.  Many of her works will then be shown in the ‘Gallery’s, “Past Presented” Wing, where additional works from prior artists also will be on display, many featuring artfully pictured homes, local scenes, brightly colored floral arrangements, many with touches of abstract and imagination, such as several pieces of the highly detailed watercolors of young artist, Saiyara Fahmi, the local artist shown in November.

A visit to the Davis Gallery, 200 Boston Post Road is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturday until 4 p.m.

The Davis Gallery is affiliated with VideoLab in Orange and is located in the VideoLab Vestibule.

Adventures in Watercolor: The Art of Saiyara Fahmi Now On Display at The Davis Gallery

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Oct 142012
 

Watercolors by 16 year old artist debut at Davis Gallery Oct. 14.

On Sunday, October 14, an Opening Reception took place for talented young watercolor artist, Saiyara Fahmi will be held at the at the Davis Gallery in Orange At her opening of “Adventures in Watercolor”,  Miss Fahmi will have on display over 25 medium to large pieces of her exceptional talents that broadly range from exquisite portraiture, stunning colorful exotic animals to beautiful floral studies.  Most exceptional of all is Miss Fahmi is sixteen years old, yet displays the talents of a well seasoned artist.

Saiyara is a senior at Hopkins School in New Haven, CT.  At Hopkins, Saiyara is part of the advanced art studio class and enjoys working with a variety of mediums. Outside of school, Saiyara enjoys painting and takes watercolor lessons from Audrey Galer in Orange. She has presented her work annually with Mrs. Galer’s students at the Case Memorial Library in Orange.  In the past, Saiyara has won Best of Show in the children’s division of the 2011 Orange County Fair and First Place in the adult division of the 2012 Orange County Fair.  In addition to showing her work at the Davis Gallery (Orange) in October, she will also be showing at the Orange Town Hall Gallery later this year

During her sophomore year at Hopkins, Saiyara Co-founded  “Greetings for Global Change”, a community-service art club raising funds to give children the privilege of education throughout the world.  Through Greetings for Global Change, Saiyara has raised over one thousand dollars for charity. In addition to her art, Saiyara also studies piano, violin, and voice and has won international awards and recognition for her voice and music performances.    Saiyara will debut at Carnegie Hall on October 20 of this year. She studies violin with Shan Jiang, a graduate of Julliard School and a member of the New York Philharmonic.

Saiyara Famhi will be a most interesting person for you to meet and to see her widely varied works at her opening at Davis Gallery. Her paintings are in the main gallery, and will remain on display to mid-November, 2012.  Many of her works will then be shown in the ‘Gallery’s, “Past Presented” wing, where Mary Lou Horan, Robert Reid, Dara Tomeo and examples of  eight other local artists are currently on display, including,  Graham Dale, Steve Bollman, Mark Dittmar, Joan Handschumacher, Jennifer Duff, Maiga Doocy, Natalie Fifer and E.M. Carlson.

Visit The Davis Gallery, located at 200 Boston Post Road in Orange and is free and open to the public from 10am to 6 pm weekdays and Saturday until 4pm.

The Davis Gallery is affiliated with VideoLab in Orange and is located in the VideoLab Vestibule.