Meet The Artist: Fashion Designer & Seamstress Kiki Verveniotis at the Norwalk Historical Society

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Apr. 2, 2016, 01:00 am

141 East Ave.

The Norwalk Historical Society’s Meet the Artist program, which features local artists and artisans from the Society’s gift shop, continues on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Stop in anytime between 1:00pm – 3:00pm for an informal discussion with fashion designer and seamstress, Kiki Verveniotis of Go Lightly/Kiki & Pooky Ltd ( This free event takes place at the new Norwalk Historical Society Museum, located at 141 East Avenue in Norwalk, CT. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The Museum is located next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Visitors will get to meet Ms. Verveniotis, watch a live demonstration of her craft, view her antique sewing machine and ask questions about the history, process and inspiration behind her craft. A large collection of Ms. Verveniotis’ work will be available for purchase in the gift shop. She will be the gift shop’s Artist of the Month for April. Visitors can also view the museum’s two new exhibits: Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections and Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity. Light refreshments will be served.

Kiki Verveniotis is a mostly-self-taught clothing designer and seamstress. Her love of handwork was born at a very early age during summer trips to her father’s native Greece. Kiki launched her clothing label, Go Lightly, in the early nineties in NYC where she lived and worked for many years. Kiki continues to show her collection at New York Fashion Week and sells to better boutiques around the country. She also does custom work locally. More recently, she has started making one- or few-of-a-kind pieces from fabric on hand, much in keeping with her early old-country training of using everything and wasting nothing. Kiki sells these pieces locally and in her etsy shop.

Photo Credit: Abbey Road Photography

The Meet the Artist series will continue with local photographers Michael Heintz and Nan Wasson of Torn Edges on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

For more information on Meet the Artist visit, e-mail [email protected] , or call 203-846-0525.

The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For information: [email protected] or 203-846-0525.

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