Stamfordnorth's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:47:37 -0500 HamletHub.com Passion to Profit Talk at Ferguson Library on Jan. 30 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/2512-passion-to-profit-talk-at-ferguson-library-on-jan-302512-passion-to-profit-talk-at-ferguson-library-on-jan-30 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/2512-passion-to-profit-talk-at-ferguson-library-on-jan-302512-passion-to-profit-talk-at-ferguson-library-on-jan-30

Outsized? Downsized? Retired? Unhappy at work? Don't know what you want to do? Ferguson Library will host career advisors Nancy Collamer and Jane Pollak on Thursday, Jan 30. at 7 p.m. for a discuss of how to discover what you want to do by looking at what you love most, evaluating your skills, and striking out on your own. You'll also learn how to overcome the fear factor and stay strong in this new world of entrepreneurial businesses.

Nancy Collamer is an author, speaker and recognized expert on semi-retirement. She writes a monthly blog for the PBS site NextAvenue.org (and Forbes.com) and is the author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement.

Jane Pollak is a career coach who transformed her art into a thriving profitable business and has spent decades speaking on the topic of "Strategies for Growing Your Small Business." She now guides individuals on their own journeys toward uncommon success.

The panel will be led by Sarah Hiner, CEO of Bottom Line Inc. and host of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

With group exercises and real-world examples, they will demonstrate ways in which you can bring more passion to your career and build a job/life strategy that is fulfilling personally and professionally.

Bottom Line Yearbook 2020 and Bottom Line's Know-it-All Calendar 2020 will be available for purchase.

Click here to register.

The Ferguson Library's Main Library, DiMattia Building is located at One Public Library Plaza in Stamford, Conn. For more information, call (203) 351-8231.

 

 
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sally.stra@gmail.com (Ferguson Library) Places Fri, 17 Jan 2020 05:01:00 -0500
Stamford Marriott Hosts Excellence in Education Awards 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2510-stamford-marriott-hosts-excellence-in-education-awards-20202510-stamford-marriott-hosts-excellence-in-education-awards-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2510-stamford-marriott-hosts-excellence-in-education-awards-20202510-stamford-marriott-hosts-excellence-in-education-awards-2020

Show your support for students in Stamford Public Schools on March 26 from 5:30 to 9pm at Stamford Marriott

Join us at SPEF’s Excellence in Education Awards, taking place Thursday, March 26th from 5:30 PM — 9:00 PM at the Stamford Marriott Hotel (Note new location!). This annual event brings together community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies to celebrate the power of public education for students and families in Stamford.

The evening features a networking reception with a silent auction, musical performance, delicious hors d’oeuvres that are paired with specially-selected wine and beer, and, of course, the award ceremony.

This year we're proud to present the following awards:

  • SPEF Leadership Award: Wendy Block and Vicki Carver, Impact Fairfield County
  • SPEF Philanthropy Award: Pitney Bowes
  • SPEF Educator Award: The winner is announced at the awards ceremony; educators are nominated by Parent-Teacher Organizations and the winner is selected by SPEF’s Board of Directors.
  • Stamford Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award and Spotlight Winners: To Be Announced

All proceeds from the event will benefit SPEF’s programs, including its nationally-recognized Stamford Mentoring Program.

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT

 

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Neighbors Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:27:31 -0500
Connecticut Press Club Contest Entry Deadline is Jan. 28 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/life/2455-premier-two-tier-communications-contest-begins2455-premier-two-tier-communications-contest-begins https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/life/2455-premier-two-tier-communications-contest-begins2455-premier-two-tier-communications-contest-begins

The Connecticut Press Club is accepting entries into its annual communications contest for both active and retired editors, authors, bloggers, designers, artists, photographers and publicists.

Entries in 64 categories will be judged by professionals with corresponding expertise. 

Categories include:

  • online and print news articles and columns

  • social media campaigns

  • nonfiction, fiction, poetry, YA and children's books

  • specialty articles in the arts, food, business, education, travel and more...

  • page design, editing, photography and graphics

  • radio and TV

  • podcasts and blogs

  • advertising and PR

All entries must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. The deadline for entries is January 28, 2020.  

2019 Fees and Deadlines

For CT Press Club members their first entry in the state contest is $25. Additional entries are $15 each. For non-members their first entry in the state contest is $30. Additional entries are $20 each.

First place winners have the option to progress to judging in the NFPW’s national contest. There is a fee to proceed and to enter they must be members of NFPW. Entrants will have the opportunity to join should they win a first place in the state contest.  The NFPW’s highest point earners by state and individual receive cash awards. All winners state and national, from honorable mention to first place, receive certificates.

To learn more about the 2019 Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest, click here.

For more information about the CT Press Club, email Michele Turk - Michele@ctpressclub@gmail.com.

The Connecticut Press Club is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), which administers the state affiliate contests. You do not have to join the NFPW to enter our statewide contest, and if you'd like to join the CT Press Club, you can pay the fee online or send a check made out to Connecticut Press Club to: P.O. Box 45, Cos Cob, CT 06807.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:47:00 -0500
Stamford Resident Named to Fall 2019 Semester Dean's List at Dean College https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2509-stamford-resident-named-to-fall-2019-semester-dean-s-list-at-dean-college2509-stamford-resident-named-to-fall-2019-semester-dean-s-list-at-dean-college https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2509-stamford-resident-named-to-fall-2019-semester-dean-s-list-at-dean-college2509-stamford-resident-named-to-fall-2019-semester-dean-s-list-at-dean-college

Dean College is pleased to announce that Julie Goff of Stamford has earned a place on the Dean's List for the Fall 2019 semester.

Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. Dean College offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degree programs, as well as a robust schedule of part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate programs throughout the calendar year.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dean College) Neighbors Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:27:50 -0500
Fairfield County Bank Announces Coins for a Cause, Helps Local Charities https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/charities/2511-fairfield-county-bank-announces-coins-for-a-cause-helps-local-charities2511-fairfield-county-bank-announces-coins-for-a-cause-helps-local-charities https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/charities/2511-fairfield-county-bank-announces-coins-for-a-cause-helps-local-charities2511-fairfield-county-bank-announces-coins-for-a-cause-helps-local-charities

Ridgefield, CT – January 13, 2020 – Fairfield County Bank is proud to introduce Coins for a Cause, a new program designed to support local Fairfield County charities.

Since its founding in 1871, Fairfield County Bank supports the community in many ways including hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in charitable donations, providing over 4,000 hours a year in employee volunteer hours, and even free checking accounts for non-profits. Coins for a Cause is the latest program the Bank created to help local charities raise awareness and funds.

The Coins for a Cause program enables community members to use Fairfield County Bank coin machines to donate their loose change to local non-profits enrolled in the program. Charities can easily enroll in the program, starting by speaking with a local bank representative. After enrolling, charities simply circulate their branded deposit records to their constituents to encourage donations.

“Local charities know that every penny counts. Coins for a Cause is just another way to help our many non-profits clients raise the critical funding necessary for their mission. Everyone has a jar or bowl where we collect loose change. Coins for a Cause is an easy way for us all to make a difference and feel good at the same time by donating that change to a favorite charity.” said Stephen Wooters, Executive Vice President at Fairfield County Bank.

Community members are encouraged to ask their favorite charities if they are enrolled in the program so they may obtain a Coins for a Cause deposit slip from the charity.

Fairfield County Bank coin machines may be found in each of the Bank’s 16 office locations. After receiving the Coins for a Cause deposit slip from the charity, community members simply use the coin machines to count the coins and bring the coin machine slip and deposit record to any local Fairfield County Bank teller to be deposited into the charity’s account. 100% of the proceeds go to the charity.

Visit www.FairfieldCountyBank.com to find the office location closest to you.

Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank with locations throughout Fairfield County. Fairfield County Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior Client relationships and the knowledge that when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County - strengthening our communities. Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Ryan Arconti) Charities Mon, 13 Jan 2020 05:46:22 -0500
Lives Blossom Fundraiser on April 30th https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/2508-lives-blossom-fundraiser-on-april-30th2508-lives-blossom-fundraiser-on-april-30th https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/2508-lives-blossom-fundraiser-on-april-30th2508-lives-blossom-fundraiser-on-april-30th

The Stamford Senior Center invites you to save the date for their annual ‘Lives Blossom’ event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6pm at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.

Advance tickets are on sale now for this annual tradition that raises critical funds for the Stamford Senior Center’s wide array of active and engaging programming. The nonprofit organization is a lifeline for nearly 900 members, offering programs that promote healthy aging and opportunities for social engagement, reducing loneliness and the negative health effects related to social isolation.

Each year, community and business leaders throughout the area attend this enjoyable evening filled with networking, cocktails, plentiful hors d’oeuvres and a lively silent auction.

“We are proud to support and enrich the lives of seniors in our community, and our signature fundraiser is a celebration of our members who are a testament to healthy aging,” said Christina Crain, Stamford Senior Center Executive Director. “As an independent, nonprofit organization, we must fundraise, and we encourage everyone, young and old, to plan to attend.”

Please save the date to join this special evening which makes a tremendous difference for those seniors who call the Stamford Senior Center their home away from home. Visit StamfordSeniorCT.org to purchase advance tickets and learn more. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The Stamford Senior Center would like to thank its generous sponsors to date: AMJ Real Estate Services, Osborn Home Care and Totilo & Company LLC, as well as Robert and Clare Kretzman and exclusive media sponsor, Stamford Magazine / Moffly Media.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Mon, 13 Jan 2020 04:08:42 -0500
New Canaan's Pennyweights is Sparkling at 40! https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2506-new-canaan-s-pennyweights-is-sparkling-at-402506-new-canaan-s-pennyweights-is-sparkling-at-40 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2506-new-canaan-s-pennyweights-is-sparkling-at-402506-new-canaan-s-pennyweights-is-sparkling-at-40

Congratulations to Pennyweights on forty years of business! Located in the heart of the village at 108 Elm Street, Pennyweights is a jewelry destination - attracting customers near and far with their handcrafted gems at affordable prices.

Founded in 1980, the popular shop family owned and operated by Geoff and Kelly Sigg who custom design hundreds of pieces in the store. Featuring one of a kind sterling silver jewelry, Pennyweights also offers hand selected gemstones, exceptional service, and quality - oh, and free gift wrapping!

Congratulations to Pennyweight! Thank you for bringing good things (and lots of sparkle) to New Canaan and beyond!

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:17:20 -0500
Stamford Public Schools Excellence in Education Awards 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/life/2505-excellence-in-education-awards-20202505-excellence-in-education-awards-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/life/2505-excellence-in-education-awards-20202505-excellence-in-education-awards-2020

Show your support for students in Stamford Public Schools!

Join us at SPEF’s Excellence in Education Awards, taking place Thursday, March 26th from 5:30 PM — 9:00 PM at the Stamford Marriott Hotel (Note new location!). This annual event brings together community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies to celebrate the power of public education for students and families in Stamford.

The evening features a networking reception with a silent auction, musical performance, delicious hors d’oeuvres that are paired with specially-selected wine and beer, and, of course, the award ceremony.

This year we're proud to present the following awards:

SPEF Leadership Award: Wendy Block and Vicki Carver, Impact Fairfield County

SPEF Philanthropy Award: Pitney Bowes

SPEF Educator Award: The winner is announced at the awards ceremony; educators are nominated by Parent-Teacher Organizations and the winner is selected by SPEF’s Board of Directors.

Stamford Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award and Spotlight Winners: To Be Announced

All proceeds from the event will benefit SPEF’s programs, including its nationally-recognized Stamford Mentoring Program.

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nmelia@spefct.org (Stamford Public Education Foundation) Life Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:31:14 -0500
Bruce Museum to Debut "Under the Skin" Exhibit, Feb. 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/2504-bruce-museum-to-debut-under-the-skin-exhibit-feb-12504-bruce-museum-to-debut-under-the-skin-exhibit-feb-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/2504-bruce-museum-to-debut-under-the-skin-exhibit-feb-12504-bruce-museum-to-debut-under-the-skin-exhibit-feb-1

GREENWICH, CT – On February 1, 2020, a fascinating new exhibition that explores the intersection of art and science opens in the newly renovated and enlarged Science Gallery at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.

Under the Skin highlights a dozen recent scientific discoveries through a combination of stunning imagery and real biological specimens.

The exhibition, on view through July 19, 2020, showcases images made possible by a remarkable array of technologies – CT scanning, infrared and UV imaging, scanning electron microscopy, and more – that reveal the extraordinary beauty of nature that often lies just below the surface. All of the images presented in the exhibition, from a section of a dinosaur bone photographed in cross-polarized light, to a CT scan of a hog-nosed snake engorged with prey, were captured in the last five years, thus representing the cutting edge of modern imaging. 

A number of the images in Under the Skin highlight new scientific discoveries that were undreamt of a decade ago. Specimens from the Bruce Museum Collection and on loan from other collections complement each image and reinforce the role of museums as stewards of natural history. 

“Nature is full of beauty, at scales great and small,” says Dr. Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science. “While each represents a research breakthrough, these striking and, in many cases, prize-winning images can be considered art in their own right.”

Visitors will peer into the inner ear of a tiny frog, marvel at a chameleon whose bones glow in UV light right through its skin, and learn how we can trace the growth rate of a 10-ton dinosaur from microscopic structures in its bones. Exploring the relationship between light and nature, visitors will discover that flying squirrels glow a fluorescent pink in UV light, pelican pouches burst into color when viewed with infrared imaging, and fossil cells transmit a kaleidoscope of color under polarized light.

The dozen images highlighted in the exhibition have been specially printed on metal to provide more detail and depth. “It’s taking the images to the next level, giving them a polished, almost luscious look,” says Anne von Stuelpnagel, Director of Exhibitions. “The photos themselves are from the researchers, and they deserve credit for taking photographs of such tiny or intricate things and at such high resolution. We wanted to do them justice.”

As part of the exhibition, the Museum will invite world-renowned scientists, whose work will be highlighted in the exhibition, to share their discoveries through a series of lectures at the Bruce. A scholarly research symposium will bring together faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from regional museums and universities.

Please visit brucemuseum.org as the exhibition nears for an update about the Under the Skin research symposium and related programs.

The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Museum members at the Patron level and above are invited to an Opening Celebration on Friday, January 31, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. An All Members Reception will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. To RSVP or to join, contact Membership Manager Laura Freeman at 203-413-6764 or lfreeman@brucemuseum.org.

 

The Bruce Museum is grateful for exhibition support from a Committee of Honor Co-Chaired by Sue Baker, Ingrid Delson, Lisette Henrey, Gale and Bob Lawrence, and Dr. Kim Nichols. Additional support for Bruce Museum exhibitions is generously provided by the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

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kerry@ducey.org (Scott Smith ) Events Tue, 07 Jan 2020 08:23:13 -0500
KEYS receives $10,000 grant from Near & Far Aid to support Bridgeport children’s music program https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/charities/2500-keys-receives-10-000-grant-from-near-far-aid-to-support-bridgeport-children-s-music-program2500-keys-receives-10-000-grant-from-near-far-aid-to-support-bridgeport-children-s-music-program https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/charities/2500-keys-receives-10-000-grant-from-near-far-aid-to-support-bridgeport-children-s-music-program2500-keys-receives-10-000-grant-from-near-far-aid-to-support-bridgeport-children-s-music-program

KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support, Inc) is honored to have been recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Near & Far Aid.

KEYS is all about empowering students by exposing them to music education as a life-changing experience. Music builds confidence, teaches teamwork, and requires preparation and focus. Students who receive exposure to music education have opportunities to make a difference both in their personal lives and in their participation in their communities.

Each year, KEYS offers:

  •        a comprehensive music program of one-to-one, in-school instrument lessons
  •        free instruments to use as a KEYS student
  •        after-school practice sessions
  •        group music instruction and workshops
  •        non-audition KEYS Saturday ensembles at Bridgeport’s Klein Auditorium
  •        summer programs
  •        active collaborations with other non-profit organizations

“This grant from Near & Far Aid recognizes and supports the important work we do every day to provide children in-school music instrument lessons,” said KEYS Executive Director, Rob Silvan. “KEYS is grateful to Near & Far Aid for their continued support of the KEYS music programs in Bridgeport, CT.”

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Mon, 06 Jan 2020 13:00:24 -0500
King School Announces Class of 2020 College Acceptances https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2501-king-school-announces-class-of-2020-college-acceptances2501-king-school-announces-class-of-2020-college-acceptances https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2501-king-school-announces-class-of-2020-college-acceptances2501-king-school-announces-class-of-2020-college-acceptances

King School Class of 2020 College Acceptances

When students and families engage in the college application process using their values, interests, and goals as foundational elements, they can better target colleges and universities where will thrive. One of the ways that King School sets a better standard for both the experience and outcomes of education is that every day our students have the opportunity to discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. 

The Class of 2020 has achieved success in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and on the stage; now they are preparing to pursue lives of ongoing inquiry and purpose in college. Congratulations to the 43 seniors who have been accepted and have already committed to attend their first choice college or university! This achievement represents years of dedication and hard work on the part of these students, their teachers, and their families, and we are proud that this list includes some of the top universities and colleges in the country. We look forward to more exciting news in the spring!

Bentley University

Boston College (2)

Bucknell University

Colby College

Colgate University

College of the Holy Cross

Connecticut College

Dartmouth College (2)

Denison University

Dickinson College

Duke University (3)

Emory University

Fairfield University

Indiana University - Bloomington

Middlebury College

New York University

Northeastern University

Providence College

Rochester Institute of Technology (2)

Rollins College

Santa Clara University

Sewanee: The University of the South

Skidmore College

Southern Methodist University (3)

Syracuse University

Towson University

Tulane University (3)

University of Alabama

University of Pennsylvania

University of Richmond

Vanderbilt University

Washington and Lee University

We are so fortunate to benefit from the vision and leadership of our Director of College Counseling, who has worked with her College Counseling team to develop a four-year developmental program that focuses on empowering students as they reflect on their capabilities and ambitions. The partnership between our counselors, students, parents, teachers, and colleges certainly helps King students discover the most competitive college fit, as evidenced by the successes we celebrate together.

Learn more about the King college counseling program.

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kerry@ducey.org (King School) Neighbors Mon, 06 Jan 2020 07:00:17 -0500
Boys & Girls Village Announces New CEO https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2499-boys-girls-village-announces-new-ceo2499-boys-girls-village-announces-new-ceo https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/2499-boys-girls-village-announces-new-ceo2499-boys-girls-village-announces-new-ceo

Boys & Girls Village’s board of directors has elected Kimberly Shaunesey, Ph.D., the organization’s president, to the position of chief executive officer and president, effective January 1, 2020.

Shaunesey succeeds Dr. Steven Kant, who led Boys & Girls Village (BGV) for six years. Kant, having worked at BGV for some 30 years, will continue as the organization’s chief medical officer.

“I am delighted that Kim has been named our next CEO,” said Kant. “She has demonstrated exceptional leadership in her roles leading our operations, and will build on our progress as one of Connecticut’s leading providers of mental health treatment, permanency planning and educational services to vulnerable youth and their families.”

Boys & Girls Village has steadily expanded its portfolio of offerings to help at-risk children and families throughout the state. Through new programming, an enlarged special education school, additional locations in Bridgeport and Norwalk, and an expanded Milford campus, the organization cares for over 800 clients per year. Most recently, BGV broke ground on a new Life Skills & Vocational Training Center, where at-risk youth will explore vocational opportunities, gain work experience and achieve paid employment and economic self-sufficiency.

“It is an honor and privilege to assume the additional role of CEO, and I look forward to leading Boys & Girls Village” said Shaunesey. “In the coming year, we can look forward to helping even more at-risk children and their families receive the treatment, education, and support they need to build a new path to a brighter future.”

Shaunesey joined the organization in 2005, and has held a series of positions with increasing responsibility, including serving as the clinical services director, the organization’s president and currently as president and chief operating officer. Additionally, she has been instrumental in incorporating trauma-based treatment into BGV’s programs and services.

Prior to BGV, Shaunesey was the coordinator of Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH child day-treatment program. She serves on the executive committee board of the Greater Bridgeport Multidisciplinary Investigative Team, and is a member of the Connecticut Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (CATSO), where she also served on the Executive Board as well as past president.

Shaunesey earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She worked with trauma victims at Providence Veteran’s Hospital’s PTSD clinic, and completed her internship and post-doctoral placement at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

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LauraRobertsMarketing@gmail.com (Laura Roberts) Neighbors Fri, 03 Jan 2020 09:17:02 -0500
Greenwich Art Society presents The Figure as Abstract Composition https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/2502-greenwich-art-society-presents-the-figure-as-abstract-composition2502-greenwich-art-society-presents-the-figure-as-abstract-composition https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/2502-greenwich-art-society-presents-the-figure-as-abstract-composition2502-greenwich-art-society-presents-the-figure-as-abstract-composition

The Greenwich Art Society proudly presents “The Figure as Abstract Composition” recent paintings by Nancy W. McFarland. 

A solo exhibition by Nancy W. McFarland from the artist’s personal collection from February 2 – February 28, 2020 at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery. “Painting is the culmination of my life of image making.  It alone is the ultimate gratification that comes from the sheer joy of directly applying soft, buttery oil paint to a beautifully textured surface in order to present new views of our common bodies’ landscapes—by coming in close to the exquisite interstices, large and small, within the surfaces of the figure; those we hardly notice, but that exist in all humans, and then to discover the magnificent geometry, design, surface texture, varying light dynamics and surprise abstract shapes.  This visual joy is what I aim to convey to the viewer of my paintings.”  according to Ms. McFarland.

Having received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Nancy W. McFarland continued to spend many years studying the human form throughout her long international career as an illustrator, art director and photographer.   Her artistic vision was shaped by her close proximity to the Abstract Expressionists in New York, including her studies with Jack Tworkov and James Brooks, her lengthy work with still-life composition and lighting, and the close collaboration with her husband and his parallel career in sculpture.  This all added to her artistic  imperative to create  larger-than-life figure compositions which are bold yet sensuous, highlighting the subtleties and often-overlooked nuances and negative spaces of the human form.  This is done with skilled classical rendering techniques and results in paintings that are elegant, not shy, and sometimes startling.

Nancy has recently received the 2019 Dagny Hultgreen Prize for Painting at the Greenwich Arts Society 102nd Annual Exhibition at the Bendheim Gallery.  She works from her studio in Westport, Connecticut.

The paintings are on view Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday noon – 4:00 PM. Located at 299 Greenwich Avenue 2nd floor, Greenwich, CT

All works can be purchased by contacting the Greenwich Art society at 203-629-1533 between 9:30 am and 12:30 PM Monday through Friday or by emailing greenwichartsociety@verizon.net  please visit www.greenwichartsociety.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (es gordon) Places Fri, 03 Jan 2020 09:15:44 -0500
The Mayor's Gallery presents Eugenie Diserio "REBOOT" https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/politics/2498-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-eugenie-diserio-reboot2498-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-eugenie-diserio-reboot https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/politics/2498-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-eugenie-diserio-reboot2498-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-eugenie-diserio-reboot

The Mayor’s Gallery presents Eugenie Diserio “REBOOT”: A collection of bold, intuitive, intellectual and spiritually driven abstract artwork

January 7- February 28, 2020

“I am an abstract painter. My language is evocative marks, gestural brushstrokes and personal calligraphy. Colors, mixed in advance, can be brilliantly saturated or monochromatic. Then, I surrender to not necessarily knowing where I am going and trust the process. I have reinvented myself through diverse career ventures in the visual arts as well as in music, astrology and as an internet entrepreneur. I have learned to embrace change while trusting and following intuition during the journey of a creative project. The universe is rigged in our favor for resolution. Recognize the signs that are leading you home.”

Also, a devoted Yogi and meditator, she considers the painting process to be transcendental. “You lose your sense of time and space and suspend in the present moment and vision.” She uses metallic, iridescent and interference paint colors to create reflective areas in the paintings. In the “Crystal Matrix Series” metallics and glitter embody a surface of shimmering, sparkling light. Historically and now, reflections have to do with human beings communicating with the spirit world and connecting with life’s deeper mysteries. Eugenie’s work is really about consciousness more than anything and has been described as “bold, intuitive and grounded in spiritual, intellectual and physical truths.” She feels that art is channeled energy and balancing that energy is a daily spiritual practice.

Ultimately, she hopes her paintings create a pause for the viewer to reflect, recalibrate and reboot. Eugenie is a life-long visual artist. After a diverse career in the performance arts and internet business development she resumed abstract painting full time. She studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University and an MFA from Columbia University. While a graduate student, she co-designed the catalog “Rooms,” for the inaugural show in what was to become MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York. She also co-formed the seminal 80’s art rock bands, Model Citizens, The Dance and Chandra, whose music continues to be licensed and sampled in films and recordings today. In the late 90’s, she founded the astrology website Astronet. As CEO and with her persona Genie Easy, and was named an Internet content pioneer, a “Dot-Com Diva” and one of Harvard Business School’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs of the Year. From all of her diverse life ventures, she has learned to trust and follow intuition during the journey of a creative project. “Regardless of what medium or context you are working with, the process and expression must reflect your authentic voice and be true to who you are. When what you are playing with is real, it usually merges with the psycho-emotional territory of others.”

Eugenie Diserio lives and works in Stamford, CT.

Government Center, 10th fl, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT

Parking on site handicap accessible information:

203 858 3082 Hours: Weekdays 9am-4pm

Visit her website: eugeniediserioart.com Instagram: @eugeniediserioart

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kerry@ducey.org (Lina Morielli) Politics Sun, 29 Dec 2019 11:20:45 -0500
Book Talk with Smart Cities, Smart Future Authors at Ferguson Library on Jan. 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/2497-book-talk-with-smart-cities-smart-future-authors-at-ferguson-library-on-jan-82497-book-talk-with-smart-cities-smart-future-authors-at-ferguson-library-on-jan-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/2497-book-talk-with-smart-cities-smart-future-authors-at-ferguson-library-on-jan-82497-book-talk-with-smart-cities-smart-future-authors-at-ferguson-library-on-jan-8

The Ferguson Library will host Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton, co-authors of Smart Cities, Smart Future: Showcasing Tomorrow, on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Their presentation will focus on the idea of the "multi-generational city" and the need for cities to offer services for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities. They will also discuss the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the design and development of smart cities. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
 
Smart Cities, Smart Future describes the impact of smart city projects on people in towns, cities, and nations around the world and offers a strong and compelling narrative of a changing world. It provides the knowledge and critical insight needed to engage in the smart city movement and explains why smart cities are powerful forces for positive change and how they can rebuild our trust in government.
 
Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist and former business editor at the Stamford Advocate. Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton is a strategic marketing and communications consultant who works with clients and companies in the financial, healthcare, and professional services sectors. She is Principal at CLB Consulting LLC.  
 
The Ferguson Library's Main Library, DiMattia Building is located at One Public Library Plaza in Stamford, Conn. For more information, call (203) 351-8231.
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sally.stra@gmail.com (Ferguson Library) Events Fri, 27 Dec 2019 06:19:42 -0500