NORWALK, CT — The Norwalk Art Space will host an exhibit of art quilts and original book illustrations by Lizzy Rockwell and her friends and family beginning on February 3 and running through March 10. The Opening Reception is February 3, 2022, from 6:00-9:00pm and will include performances by DJ Hauswife and Quiltet. The public is welcome to attend, but pre-registration for one of three timed entry slots (6pm, 7pm and 8pm) is required through the website: https://www.thenorwalkartspace.org
Lizzy Rockwell, who studied at Connecticut College and the School of Visual Arts, is a quilter, illustrator, author, and game designer. Lizzy’s visual narratives, created primarily for children, spark conversations about emotions and personal wellness. Most of what Lizzy learned about books she learned from her parents, who made books in their home studio. Illustrations by her mother, Anne Rockwell, and abstract woodcuts by her father, Harlow Rockwell, are included in this show.
Lizzy’s works will be displayed alongside works by members of Peace by Piece, an ongoing intergenerational after-school art program designed by Lizzy. The diverse group of Norwalk residents, currently aged 8 – 93, have made art quilts which hang in numerous institutions and libraries in Connecticut. Since 2008, thousands of individuals have contributed in some way to these communal works of public art.
Many of these quilts have been generously loaned to The Norwalk Art Space and are being seen together in one place for the first time. The Norwalk Art Space is grateful to these institutions and individuals for their generous loan of quilts: The Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk Community College, The Norwalk Public Library System, The Newfield Branch Library, The Adam J. Lewis Academy and Kate Scully.
On February 6th, 1pm - 3pm, Lizzy Rockwell will be in conversation with her artist friends. David Green from the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County will act as moderator.
On February 26th, 12pm - 3pm, Lizzy will offer a free community workshop for ages 8 and up in paper quilt design, hand stitching, and fabric art drawing. There will also be a community quilting bee at the same time.
About The Norwalk Art Space
We hope to enhance opportunities and equity in the Connecticut arts community by offering free art education and mentorship to under-served high school students, sponsoring and promoting local artists through our Resident Artist program and Korry Fellow exhibitions, and providing the public an exciting venue to explore art and music. Our beautiful building, ADK House, was named in honor of our founder, Alexandra D. Korry, whose vision inspires everything we do.
The Norwalk Art Space is free to all visitors. It is open Wednesday - Friday, 8am - 3pm, and Saturday - Sunday, 9am - 3pm. The Art Space Cafe, located on-site, follows the same schedule. Overflow parking lots are available at 370 West Ave (enter on Maple Street) and at Mathews Park, 295 West Ave (park in the back lot).
ADK House is handicap accessible with a ramp and elevator. Se habla español.
For more information, please contact:
Front desk: (203) 252-2840