Pop into a special winter Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Thursday, January 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Pop Up is free and open to the public, and will be on view through Saturday, January 14.
The Westport Artists Collective Pop Up shows are a reflection of Westport’s creative heritage and are wildly popular events. The Arts Center gives over its space to the Collective three times each year, allowing local artists to showcase their work, and the entire community to show its support.
The Pop Up includes a diverse range of works by fifteen artists in the Artists Collective, selected by the participants in the Fall 2016 Pop Up event.
Selected artists include Binnie Birstein, Alanna Fagan, Hernan Garcia, Ira Ginsburg, Mary Harold, Lucy M. Krupenye, Phyllis Lee, Mary Ann Neilson, Steve Parton, Lisa Silberman, Bronislava Slagle, Malu Tan, Karen Vogel, Cindy Wagner, and Cynthia Whalen.
Eric Chiang of the Westport Artists Collective stated, “We invite the entire community to join us to celebrate creativity. With all proceeds going to the artists, the show is a wonderful opportunity to support the arts on a local level.”
On Friday, January 13th from 10 – 11:30 a.m. the Collective will also host an Artist Talk at the Westport Arts Center. Attendees will gain a behind-the-scenes perspective from several of the Pop Up artists, who will discuss their influences, techniques and works.
The Westport Artists Collective has quickly grown to include 150 members who come together monthly to discuss and develop dynamic art experiences. It serves as a base for Westport Arts Center’s artist members, bringing exciting Pop Up shows and other unique art events to the Arts Center and Fairfield County. There is a now waiting list to join the Collective, a testament to the burgeoning number of artists in our community.
Current leadership of the Westport Artists Collective includes Nina Bentley, Miggs Burroughs, Eric Chiang, Jahmane West and Tammy Winser.
About the Westport Arts Center
The Westport Arts Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting community through the arts, reaches more than 11,000 people annually through outstanding programs in visual arts, arts education, and the performance arts of Chamber and Jazz music.
The Westport Arts Center also receives philanthropic support from the Katherine and Howard Aibel Foundation; Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; AB Bernstein; CBP; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Connecticut Cigar Company; Connecticut Office of the Arts; Delamar Southport; DanceSport; Dragone Motor Cars; Fairfield County Bank; Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP; Fleishers Craft Butchery; 4th Row Films; GWAY Marketing Gymnasium; Hal Prince Music; the Hall Art Foundation; The Hofstetter Baron Group; J.P. Morgan; Lillian August; the Mitchell’s Family of Stores; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Random Acts; Rosenkranz Foundation; Saugatuck Grain & Grape; Shack Sackler Foundation; Sontag Advisory LLC; Stamford Tent; Sun Hill Foundation; Verde Energy USA, Inc.; Vespa Restaurant; Wells Fargo Advisors; Westport Now; William J. Rosenbloom Charitable Trust; Xerox Foundation; WPKN and WSHU Public Radio Group.
For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 or www.westportartscenter.org. The Westport Arts Center gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.