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Darien Public School
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Doug Roedel

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CSALT.WORKS (DOUG ROEDEL BIO)

…CANVAS PAINTING SURFACED AS A CREATIVE OUTLET ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO FOR DOUG ROEDEL OF DARIEN, CT. INITIALLY TRANSFORMING HIS D.I.Y. HOBBY FROM RE-PURPOSING HOME FURNISHINGS INTO CREATING ORIGINAL ART CONSISTING OF OIL BASED PAINT, SAND AND SEA SALT.
…WITH A BACKGROUND OF OVER 20 YEARS IN RETAIL MARKETING, CREATIVE AND BRAND DEVELOPMENT, THE COMBINATION OF INGREDIENTS BEING UTILIZED DURING THE ARTISTIC PROCESS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED THE SIGNATURE OF C.SALT.
WWW.CSALT.WORKS (NO .COM, .ORG….)
CSALT.WORKS HAS RECENTLY BEEN SELECTED TO ASSIST THE RETAIL APPAREL BRAND JOHNNIE-O, TO CREATE ORIGINAL ART FOR IN-STORE DISPLAYS,
GRAPHIC T-SHIRT DESIGNS AS WELL AS ASSIST IN THE DESIGN OF IN-STORE
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CSALT.WORKS IS ON EXHIBIT THRU THE SUMMER OF 2015 AT;
…UPPER CRUST BAKERY & CAFÉ IN DARIEN, CT
…THE DOCK SHOP DARIEN, CT
…THE DOCK SHOP WESTPORT, CT
…THE AIRPORT ART GALLERY. IN NANTUCKET MA.
SELECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AS ORIGINAL ART AND HD TREATMENT PRINTS AS NOTED AND ARE AVAILABLE THRU WWW.CSALT.WORKS

 

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Britt Bair

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The Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe is proud to present new Painting with oil on canvas work by Darien Artist, Britt Bair. Cows, an exhibition of the artist favorite subjects is open to the public with a reception on Thursday February 5th from 6-8PM at Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe, 980 Post Road, Darien, CT.

The show will run until late April….and all work is for sale.

Artist Statement 

Recently, I have developed a passion for painting animals. Cows are by far my favorite. Their expressions, stance and relationship to their environment makes them interesting and often very expressive subject matter. I love the way the light hits their backs and the different colors that reflect off their coats. I could paint their sweet faces all day!

 Biography

Britt Bair is a well known local artist who works in a variety of medium including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and photography and has won many awards at local shows. She has painted in Italy, Canada, Block Island and throughout New England but spends most of her time painting here in Connecticut.

Her work has been seen at Galleries, Art Centers, Libraries and many local venues throughout Connecticut. She is represented by BB Abode in Darien, Folly in Darien and Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery in Brattleboro, VT.

She is a member of the Rowayton Arts Center, New Canaan Art Center and the Darien Art Center. Her work may be found in private collections from California to New York.

Britt is also the co-founder of the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, a group of 16 artists in 15 studios and a gallery space at 225 Wilson Avenue in South Norwalk, CT and co-president of the Fairfield County ‘Plein Air’ Painters, a group of 45 artists who paint outside from May through October and show locally.

Britt Bair graduated from Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH with a Liberal Arts degree and the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Photography. Her career began as a Graphic Designer and Photography Rep in New York City.

Britt Bair

180 Nearwater Lane

Darien, CT 06820

203.247-2453

britbair@aol.com

www.brittbair.com

www.wilsonavenueloftartists.com

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Gallary 1

September 2014 to January 2015

For Immediate Release – Show Title: “Darien & Beyond”

Color photo shown: “Yellow Kayaks on Beach”

by Martin Milewski

Contact: Martin Milewski

(203) 662-0652 – mamilewski@aol.com

Martin Milewski

The Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe is proud to present new photographic work by Darien Artist, Martin Milewski. Darien and Beyond, an exhibition of black & white and color photographs will open to the public with a reception on September 26th from 6-10PM at Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe, 980 Post Road, Darien, CT. The show will run until late November….and all work is for sale.

 

Martin Milewski was born and raised in Philadelphia. Interested in photography since the age of 8, his first pictures were taken with a Kodak Pocket Instamatic 110 camera. Using a tripod, which was purchased by trading in S&H Green stamps, the 110-cartridge film camera was able to take time- exposed pictures in the poorest of lighting conditions. Martin started taking his first of many photos experimenting with many different types of light and subjects. He has since been a fan of available-light photography with his concentration of photos being taken without the use of a flash.

As a swim father and a lover of photography Martin served the swim community at the Darien YMCA and the summer swim team at Roton Point for years taking upwards of seven to ten thousand photos per swim season and then condensing and combining them to create end-of-season slideshows. Beyond swim-sport photography, he enjoys the beauty of Darien and surrounding towns with water access. Martin loves the beauty of nature and capturing the best of it in his lens. Martin also shoots portraits of individuals and families and is sporadically commissioned to shoot personal landscapes (like the one’s on display) for clients.

 

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Yellow Kayaks on the beach

 

“Darien and Beyond”, is his latest collection of work. As an adult he still holds the beach, waterscapes, boats, nature and wildlife as subjects dear to his heart. To achieve his unique and surreal images, the artist enjoys experimenting with many photographic techniques including HDR (High Dynamic Range) and further image manipulation via post-production work. All photos are for sale from 4”x 6” to 40”x60” formats. Canvas mounted triptychs are also available if so desired.

Robert Sachs At UCBC

Aug. 3rd – Oct. 5th

 

Sachs at UCBC

Sailboats-at-Fireworks-Bailey-Beach

I can’t believe that I am still taking pictures!  I started developing black & white photographs in a closet in our New York apartment years ago.  Now I find myself expanding to color with the same enthusiasm I had for black and white.  I am more involved than ever expressing my vision though photography.

Most of the images you see at UCBC have won awards in shows in Connecticut and New York.  Included are pictures that won best in show at The Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan in 2010 and the Rowayton Arts Center in 2012.  Also, one photograph is currently in a juried show at Salmagundi Art Club in New York and two images were  awarded honorable mention with Shoreline Alliance for the Arts, Guilford CT in 2010.

I hope you enjoy the show.  If you have any questions please call me at 203-866-1922 or email: rsachs2@optonline.net.

 

Robert Sachs

10 Westmere Avenue

Rowayton, CT  06853

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Gallery 2

Silvia Doyle at UCBC

Aug. 3rd – Oct. 5th

Presents: Water, Water Everywhere

Images from Rowayton, Darien, Long Island and other fine places

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Water water everywhere

This showing is a culmination of Silvia’s life long love affair with nature and the outdoors which was sparked in early childhood.  Silvia is an avid equestrian, skier, backpacker, boater and cyclist and her photos reflect her deep connection to nature and the great outdoors. She has the ability to capture images such as the ever-changing qualities of light in a sunrise or the simple beauty of a moored boat.  She has produced these photographs to share her love and enjoyment of nature with others.

Dubbed the “Un-official Photographer” of Rowayton, you can usually catch Silvia with her camera at most Rowayton events. Her images have been featured in Avenue Magazine, Darien, New Canaan & Rowayton Magazine, the RCA’s newsletter and its website. She also specializes in children’s portraiture and many of her photos are hanging in several homes.

She has studied photography at the Silvermine Guild Art Center and the Wilton Center for Continuing Education.  In addition, she has taken drawing and painting classes with a variety of local artists.  She is excited to share her passion with you.

 

 

Silvia doyle, photographer

www.rowaytonphotos.com

r810photos@yahoo.com

203.852.1762

 

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Rebecca Stern – Art teacher

UCBC Darien

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 Jay Ritter

TMR Imagery

March 31st to May 31st

My love for photography began about 12 years ago. While serving in the Army I asked for a camera before deploying to Kosovo.  Unfortunately, the rigors of the military came before my passion for photography, so on hold it went. 8 years later, the birth of my daughter gave me cause to pick up a camera again.  While awaiting Tessa’s arrival I began shooting whatever I could just to learn the digital format and become familiar with the camera. It was that learning process that reignited the flame that went out some time ago.

I began to shoot anything and everything I could, and while Tess is by far my favorite subject I can’t get enough of landscape and cityscape. I was originally going to do a showcase on Spring, but while in NYC for some Christmas shopping I photographed someone playing a sax on 5th Avenue.  After seeing that photo I realized that street and subway musicians was where this project was heading. I hope I can relay my passion for photography as well as the performers’ passion for their music through these photos.

If you are interested in any other of my work you can go to www.picturejay.wordpress.com andwww.etsy.com/shop/tmrimagery.

 

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Tina Duryea

April 1st to May 31st

UCBC Bakery & Cafe

At ucbc Bakery and Cafe

After graduating from Mount Holyoke College and working in big law firm in both NYC and Hong Kong, I decided to go back to art school to follow the career I truly wanted. I attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and have been working as an artist ever since. I enjoy doing nonconventional portrait commissions of children and animals, boats and abstract landscapes.  I’ve shown my work in New York, DC, Florida, Virginia and Connecticut and I’m often surprised by the interesting places my paintings end up going to.  Although I’ve moved around a lot over the years I always seem to end up back in my home town, Darien.  When I’m not working on my art, which is rare, you might see me walking the dogs, going for a swim in the Sound, or heading in to the city to visit galleries with friends.

Contact me at TinaDuryea@gmail.com

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J O S E P H   S A M U E L   L A M O R T E

September 17 to November 18

Mr. Lamorte, a career artist, has long been involved in advertising as an illustrator and art director. His work, appearing in newspapers and magazines, has at times received national awards. He is currently retired, but teaches watercolor and oil painting at the Darien Art Center. His training has been at Cooper Union and The New School in N.Y.C., and at Silvermine College In CT. He has exhibited in galleries through out Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The National Endowment for the Arts has funded purchase of his work for public space. He is a resident of Darien, CT.

 

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Gallery II

Hu Lindsay, All Terrain Vehicle
Hu Lindsay, All Terrain Vehicle

Hu Lindsay

The exhibit will be on display at ucbc bakery & cafe until September 30th

Throughout his successful 50-year career as a commercial artist, Hu Lindsay continued to paint, mostly abstracts, experimenting with a variety of media. In the 1980s, his geometric artwork created with animators’ cel paints were featured in a show at the Café Figaro on Bleeker Street in New York City. Since his retirement in 2000, Lindsay’s collages and paintings have been juried into exhibits in Greenwich, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Ridgefield and Rowayton and at the Putnam County Art Council in Mahopack, NY.

For six weeks in 2009, Lindsay had a one-man show of 44 collages at St. Paul’s on the Green in Norwalk and he returned to that venue this past fall for a retrospective exhibit featuring 18 artists.  Also during 2010, he was one of five artists featured in “A Toast To Longevity,” the inaugural exhibit at The Skyroom Gallery in Atria Stamford.

In addition, the Fairfield Arts Council chose one of Lindsay’s collages for a project that converted works by 80 artists into banners that were displayed for three months. His collages also were selected for display in the windows at Max’s Art Supply in Westport and for group shows at the Darien Sports Shop and Flow of Art Gallery in Norwalk.

Works by this award-winning artist are in private collections in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Brazil and The Netherlands.

Opening Reception will be held at UCBC on Thursday August 11th, 6-8 PM.

 

 

 

 

Ben Larabee - Moments of Grace

Moments of Grace: Family Portraits
An exhibit of Ben Larrabee’s exceptional
black-and-white fine art portrait photography

Upper Crust Bakery & Café
980 Post Road, Darien CT 06820

May 9 – September 17, 2011

Ben Larrabee calls his work Moments of Grace referring to those fleeting yet memorable moments every family has but rarely sees captured in photographs. His photographs show families acting naturally and spontaneously, expressing their spirit and love for one another.

His formal training as an artist began in 1962 at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he discovered his passion through mentor, world-renowned photographer Harry Callahan, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. In 1978, he continued his studies at Yale University, where he earned an MFA in graphic design.

Larrabee’s fine art background has trained him to photograph as an artist so by instinct he includes elements of composition, rhythm, texture and space in his images.

Larrabee’s work is in the permanent collections of:

  • The George Eastman House, Rochester
  • The High Museum, Atlanta
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York

To contact Larrabee regarding commissioned portraits call 203.656.3807 or visit www.benlarrabee.com

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Grace Daly

Grace Daly, Old Lady Oil on canvas

Grace Daly, Old Lady Oil on canvas

Grace Daly is currently a Darien High School senior whose artistic focus is photography. She has studied photography and printmaking for the last three years both inside and outside of school. In addition to black and white photography Grace works with chalk pastels and oil paints. She is currently a part of the AP Studio Art Program at Darien and will be attending The School of Visual Arts in New York City in the upcoming fall. In this exhibition Grace has chosen to present her investigation of various mediums while simultaneously concentrating on her passion for photography. Many pieces represent her life experiences such as her series of Honduras where she has volunteered her time at an orphanage in San Pedro Sula since she was eleven. Volunteering in Honduras has been the most influential experience in her life and has been a blueprint in shaping her morals and character. While pursuing her artistic interests in college, Grace hopes to continue her exploration of impoverished areas. She aspires to visit these societies and cultures, discover the hidden conflicts which negatively effect them, and produce photographs which artistically explain the issues in these places. Through increasing knowledge and exposure to these problems Grace hopes to inspire others to take action and provide aid. She draws much of her inspiration from photographers Jacob Riis and Steve McCurry; she hopes to apply her artistic ability to the real world and create art which will inspire others to make a difference.