Westport Book Shop Welcomes Artist Mark Yurkiw Through December

Westport, CT — The Westport Book Shop is pleased to welcome local artist Mark Yurkiw as guest exhibitor for the month of December at the Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place. Mark’s exhibit is titled “Art Is Always of Its Time” and includes twelve illuminated works using large format film transparencies of three-dimensional images of the 1980s and 1990s.

Yurkiw is an artist, sculptor, film maker, scientist, designer, creative director and consultant. He has had a long career creating dimensional works of art and effects used in magazines, advertising, television, feature films, exhibitions and public art. His work has been exhibited globally, most recently as part of a two-man exhibit at the United Nations.

Mark holds a BS from Hunter College, where he studied not only sculpture and art history, but also physics and mathematics. Hailing from New York City, the first generation Ukrainian has made his home in a historic barn in Westport for the last quarter century. 

The Westport Book Shop will hold a reception for Mark and his exhibit on Thursday evening, December 14 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Space is limited; please RSVP to the Book Shop at 203-349-5141 or by email at bookshop@westportbooksaleventures.org

Yurkiw’s artwork will be on exhibit at the Book Shop through December 31, 2023. All work on display is available for purchase.  

Westport Book Shop, a nonprofit independent used book store, is downtown Westport’s only source for gently used and antiquarian books, vintage vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and audio books. It is located at 23 Jesup Road, right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library.

The Book Shop’s “Drew Friedman Art Place” is an area of the store dedicated to exhibiting the work of community artists year-round, on a rotating basis. Miggs Burroughs, a Trustee of the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center and a founding member of The Artists Collective of Westport, curates these exhibits, which change monthly.

The art exhibit is open to the public during the Book Shop’s regular business hours: Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, and to get involved, please visit www.westportbooksaleventures.org or send an email to info@westportbooksales.org 

Submitted by Fairfield, CT

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