February is for Photographers

Carriage Barn Arts Center

Jan. 25, 2016, 04:50 pm

681 South Avenue


Awards Announced, Poetry in the Barn, and upcoming Photo Forum!

NEW CANAAN, CT, January 25, 2016–Now through February 21, the 36th Annual Photo Show is on view at Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park. Juried by Jan Nagle of the Center for Photography at Woodstock in upstate New York, the show features over 100 photographs in all subjects and styles by professional, amateur, and student artists from the region. Best in Show: Karen Neems; Honorable Mention: Bill Gore, Joy Bush, and Ron Garofalo; Best Student Award: Elly Hersam. Pieces will continue on view following this show at an award winner’s exhibition opening March 17th at 5:30pm at the 208 Elm Street Bankwell lobby offices, with a reception, free and open to the public.

Upcoming events at Carriage Barn include:
Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm – “Fairfield County Poets Read,” free and open to the public, featuring Mary Anne Case. Program will run 90 minutes with light refreshments, pre-registration not required.

Saturday, February 20 at 1pm – “Photo Forum,” free and open to the public, this casual, brown-bag lunch event invites photographers and photography enthusiasts to learn from each other about current issues in professional practice, workflow and creative process, creating bodies of work, mounting exhibitions, using social media, digital vs. traditional processes, and more. A diverse panel of photographers will lead the discussion, pre-registration not required.

Programming sponsorship and support for this year’s photo show were provided by Bankwell, Walter Stewart’s Market, Rockwell Art and Framing, The Chamber of Commerce, New Canaan, Handwright Gallery & Framing, and Milford Photo.

About The New Canaan Society for the Arts
The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts is to promote the visual and performing arts, to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center. We offer artists opportunities to exhibit their work in an exceptional gallery space inside a unique nineteenth-century stone barn. Our shows are complemented by gatherings, educational workshops, concerts, and other events in this adaptively reused historical space, located on the grounds of a former estate, now named Waveny Park. Our gallery hours during exhibitions are Wednesday-Saturday 1-3 and Sundays 1-5pm. More information can be found at www.carriagebarn.org.

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