Community Buzz: Fire safety tips for college students; Guerrero photography exhibit to open Sept. 28
Fire safety tips for college students
Guerrero photography exhibit to open Sept. 28
“Pedro E. Guerrero: The Photographer of Mid-Century New Canaan” opens Sept. 28 at the New Canaan Historical Society. The exhibition includes 35 of Guerrero’s black-and-white photos, many depicting the architecture for which the town is famous, and will coincide with the society’s Modern House Day Tour on Oct. 20.
A second gallery will be devoted to the life of Guerrero and his family in New Canaan during some of the town’s most tumultuous years.
Guerrero is internationally known for his work with architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson, as well as his photographs of modernist houses for the popular shelter magazines of the “Mad Men” era. Born in 1917 in segregated Arizona to parents of Mexican descent, he captured the attention of Wright at age 22. They formed a personal and professional bond that has been described as that of father and son.
The photographic exhibit is organized by the Society with Edward Cella Art + Architecture of Los Angeles, the gallery which represents his estate.
Among other events planned by the Historical Society in conjunction with the exhibits are a lecture Sept. 30 at 3 p.m., “Pedro E. Guerrero’s Significant Work: A Talk with Emily Bills and Dixie Legler Guerrero;” showings Oct. 11 of the PBS American Masters, a documentary on Guerrero; and “Memories & Margaritas: A Dinner Discussion with the Guerrero Family” on Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. Members of the Guerrero family will share stories and anecdotes while guests enjoy a Mexican meal.
The events are $5, free to members. The dinner event is $35, $30 for members and reservations are required.
The exhibition, continuing through Dec. 9, will open with a reception on Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or by appointment. For information, please visit nchistory.org.
Maritime Garage Gallery seeks artists
The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists, 18 and over, for a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space. The exhibit will run from Oct. 25 through Jan. 18.
The exhibit, entitled “Street Level,” will feature works inspired by art in public places. Through art, public spaces have become the perfect canvas for many artists around the world, transforming walls, buildings, and neighborhoods into outdoor galleries. The gallery is looking for pieces that take their cues from street art, guerrilla art, graffiti, tagging, stencil graffiti, poster art, and urban intervention. Clever uses of medium and interpretations on this subject are welcome except freestanding sculpture.
For online guidelines and submissions, go to www.norwalkpark.org/callforart. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 22.
The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces, helping to make Norwalk a more vibrant destination. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art
Dean’s list recipients
New Canaan residents Joshua Kloud and John Pugliese III were named to the 2018 dean’s list at Union College.
Elizabeth Robinson, of New Canaan, was named to the spring 2018 semester dean’s list at Furman University.