The CT Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) is sponsoring an Interior Designers’ Tag Sale featuring a large collection of high-end home furnishings available at very reasonable prices. Buyers can browse through an enormous variety of furniture and home accessories. Many of these items were custom-made for demanding clients but never used. They are perfect for home decorating, furnishing second homes or for staging houses or condos for sale.
There will be many items suitable for wedding, housewarming, birthday or holiday presents. Members of the CT Chapter of ASID will be present at the sale to help with purchases and give advice on design issues. In addition to designers, Industry Partners will host a Trade Show as they introduce their products and services.
From a press release:
The CT Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) is sponsoring an Interior Designers’ Tag Sale from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 29th at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT. Christ Church is located at 254 East Putnam Avenue. For more information: www.asidct.org. Refreshments will be available.
Numerous professional designers have assembled a large collection of high-end home furnishings available at very reasonable prices. Buyers can browse through an enormous variety of furniture, home accessories, lighting, artwork, fabrics, rugs, pillows, window treatments and more. Many of these items were custom-made for demanding clients, but never used. They are perfect for home decorating, furnishing second homes or for staging houses or condos for sale. There will be many items suitable for wedding, housewarming, birthday or holiday presents.
Designing and furnishing a home requires a multitude of carefully orchestrated decisions. On occasion, a dining table ordered 48” wide arrives at 54” and it won’t fit the room. A custom-made side chair is inexplicably upholstered in the wrong fabric, or a coffee table ordered in walnut arrives unexpectedly from the manufacturer in maple. These and other one-of-a-kind exquisite items will be for sale.
Members of the CT Chapter of ASID will be present at the sale to help with purchases and give advice on design issues. In addition to designers, Industry Partners will host a Trade Show as they introduce their products and services. There will be experts representing paints, oriental carpets, fine art and custom framing.
Sherwin Williams and AG Williams Painting are sponsors of this event. A portion of the proceeds will go to CT ASID to be used in pro-bono work for charitable institutions throughout CT.
We are having book signing and presentation for the “Roton Point” book at the following locations:
1. Reading Garden at Black Rock Library, 2705 Fairfield Ave, Bpt Sept. 13th 6:30pm, Rainy Faye Books will be supplying the event.
2. Darien Library, 1441 Post Road Darien, Sept. 14th 1:30pm
3. New Canaan Library, Oct. 17th 7:30pm
4. We will be doing a SOUTH NORWALK LIBRARY presentation and book signing on “Roton Point” on
Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 pm there will be Food with a local SoNo restaurant, the presentation starts at 6:30pm with a signing at 7pm. Come one! Come all!
From the 1880s until 1941, Roton Point Park in Rowayton was a frequent destination for New Canaan church picnics and families, and the Town even had an opportunity (not realized) to buy it at the start of WW II. Now there’s a new book that covers Roton Point’s fabled history as an amusement park and big band venue, as told through the picture postcards of the day.
Book signing and presentation about “Roton Point” by the Roton Point History Committee; Lisa Wilson Grant, chair and members Cam Hutchins, Mary Ellen Pastore, and Pat Atkin.
The Norwalk Historical Society is holding their annual gala, An Evening of Historical Proportions
on Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 7:00-10:00pm. This year the location is the exquisite Gallaher Mansion.
The rare glimpse of the interior of the Gallaher Mansion is well worth the trip up to Cranbury Park. Details below:
The Gallerher Mansion at Cranbury Park
325 Grumman Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851
Hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting
Historic Norwalk items, art work, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, Broadway tickets and much more!
Not a member? Become one to receive the Member only discount.
Complete RSVP Card
Make Checks Payable to: Norwalk Historical Society
Mail to: Norwalk Historical Society, P.O. Box 1640, Norwalk, CT 06852
~~At the Door~~
RSVP by October 1, 2011
firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-846-0525
Net proceeds to benefit the NHS Educational Programs. Check out the Little Red Schoolhouse program!
What could be better, a football reference and a plan to to get off the daily grind. No, wait. That can’t be it. This is a seminar for people considering retirement and how to actually get there and avoid the pitfalls. Norwalk’s Booth Financial is sponsoring the event featuring Eric Fauth, VP at Prudential Financial and hosted by Stephen Bentkover at the lovely Gionvanni’s Water’s Edge in Darien. A fine place for a nice steak, and since this is a dinner seminar I’m sure steak is on the menu. Or at least the nuggets of financial wisdom are the meat and potatoes of the seminar. The seminar is at 6:30 on September 21st. And who says you can’t get a free lunch. To get this dinner through, you have to register, see that’s the string.
For more info and the inside scoop on how to attend call Stephen Bentkover at (203) 855-1522.
From the Play for Change website:
The 1st annual PLAYING FOR CHANGE DAY – on September 17, 2011 – is a global day of action where musicians of all varieties perform on stages, cafés, city squares, and street corners worldwide and raise money to bring music into the lives of young people.
This year’s event carries the theme Power to the People, drawing its inspiration from the spirit of John Lennon’s activism, thanks to the gracious support of Playing For Change’s mission by Theatre Within and Yoko Ono. Proceeds raised will support the work of the Playing For Change Foundation and Theatre Within – to help build music schools, strengthen music and arts education, support teachers and performances, purchase instruments, and connect schools to promote cross-cultural learning and conflict resolution.
Playing For Change Day is a creative day of action that uses the universal power of music to create positive social change. Your donation or participation contributes to a positive vibration that connects and inspires us all.
Play a Song. Change the World.
NORWALK– Twelve Firing Circuit Artists will be exhibiting at the mARTket Pop-Up Gallery
136 Washington St., South Norwalk, Ct. (home of the old Sweet Rexies/next to Donavan’s).
Opening Reception: Wednesday August 24, 2011 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday and Friday – 4 pm – 10 pm
Saturday – 3 pm – 10 pm
Sunday – 12 noon – 6 pm
or by appointment (contact any artist below)
“DRAW WITH THE ARTIST”
demo and instruction by Lori Lohstoeter. Thursday from 7-10pm (description below)
“IT TAKES A VILLAGE”
collaborative clay installation project with Denise Minnerly. Friday from 7-9pm (description below)
“DRAW WITH THE ARTIST” WITH LORI LOHSTOETER
ALL AGES/ALL LEVELS – BYO-SUPPLIES AND FOLDING CHAIR
Watch how an artist sets up an interesting still life using every day objects.
Watch how an artist builds an image starting with line and adding value for creating dimension.
Enjoy talking with an artist about drawing.
Enjoy a free drawing lessons filled with tips and shared techniques.
Lori is an experienced art instructor. She teaches drawing at Norwalk Community College as well as creative computer programs with private students: artorg911.com your creative computer help line. For complete information on Lori, go to her website: loriloh.com
“IT TAKES A VILLAGE” WITH DENISE MINNERLY
ALL AGES/ALL LEVELS
Come and participate in a collaborative installation project. Each participant will mold their own ball of clay into a small house to be included in a future gallery installation. Artist Denise Minnerly will guide you through the process of creating your version of a home with her intuitive imagination and vision. For complete information on Denise, go to her website: deniseminnerly.com
EXHIBITING FIRING CIRCUITS ARTISTS AND SITE LINKS:
Heather Braxton heatherbraxton.com, Mario Cipri/845-490-4402, Mari Gyorgyey (facebook/mari georgyey and her art), Elisa Keogh elisakeogh.com Karen Larocque email@example.com, Susan Leggitt susanleggitt.com, Regina Sender Levin firstname.lastname@example.org, Lori Lohstoeter loriloh.com, Denise Minnerly deniseminnerly.com, Derek Uhlman uhlman.com, Karen Vogel karenvogelstudio.com, and Carla Wales carlawalesart.com
SPACE DONATED BY Tom Rich, managing Partner of T.R. SoNo Partners, an FD Rich Company affiliate.
EVENT SPONSORED BY Norwalk 2.0 whose mission is to engage residents, businesses and community organizations to work together and create an authentic, creative, economically diverse and sustainable future.
For information check out the website at www.norwalk2.org.
Head down to Washington Street Saturday and Sunday for Norwalk 2.o’s extraordinary art pop-up gallery,
the mARTket. Featuring over 20 local artists and hundreds of works of art. From noon till 10 pm Saturday and noon till 5 pm Sunday ONLY!The new exhibit taps into the rich talent that greater Norwalk has to offer. The mARTket, located at 136 Washington Street in Norwalk Connecticut, in the former Sweet Rexies location. The show will feature work in textiles, jewelry, photography, sculpture, paintings and several artists will be working on site.The exhibit features the work of artists who have studios, work in Norwalk or live in Norwalk. Many have participated in public arts projects and local exhibits throughout the year. Artists Jahmane and Duvian Montoya have organized the show in the pop up style that has been successfully launched in the space earlier this year. Recently Jahmane held a screen printing workshop for the Carver Summer Camp. (see photo)Some of the artists showing include Liz Squillace, Lauren Rosito, Elisa keogh, Carrie Brady, Carla Wales, Derek Uhlman, Steve Hunter, Daniel Sharkey, Jackie Lightfield, Dana Laird, Patricia Eljaiek, Francine Funke, Tony Mobilia, Susan Leggitt, Loren DePalma, Dionne Pia, Steve Wallerstein, Duvian Montoya, Jahmane, A. Nailah, Ammon Archie and more.Tom Rich, Managing Partner of T.R. SoNo Partners, an FD Rich Company affiliate, has donated the space to support emerging artists and incubate local produced talent. A strong supporter of the arts in Fairfield County, TR SONO Partners has donated space and supported programs throughout the county.Saturday night, come to the artist reception August 6, at 7:00 pm.Share your thoughts about Norwalk in this quick 12 question survey:
Eye Candy Opening Exhibit @ the mARTket
Gallery 305K , Norwalk 2.0 and TR SONO Partners are proud to present Eye Candy. Inspired by the candy store that once occupied the space that will be hosting the show on 136 Washington Street in Norwalk Connecticut, The show will feature work that seems to view life through a child’s eye. Without naivety but with an eye to the visually bold, magical, and simply fun.
The art explores the power of competing and vying color. It includes visual elements that speak to magical and improbable themes as well as the deliciously enticing. Artists reach the viewer on all sensory levels and we are tempted to consume the work on many levels.
Artists include Mark DeRosa, Liz Squillace, Frank Foster Post, Emily Habansky, Andrew Perkowski, Darrin Green, Jason Streater, and E.S. Barraza. The show is curated by Eileen Walsh, of Gallery 305K. The Artists are all a large part of the creative bloom that is happening in Bridgeport Connecticut. We are all very happy to bring a taste of our culture to Norwalk, a city that serves as an inspiration and example of how The Arts can invigorate a city.
The 41st annual River Ramble is an annual tradition that brings the community together for a day of fun and festivity at Pinkney Park. For kids and young adults, there are plenty of fun games and activities on Five Mile River such as a petting zoo, bouncy castle, water slide, obstacle course and the ever-popular dunk tank. Entertainment for the adults includes a wide variety of local vendors selling art, accessories, jewelry, gifts and Rowayton logo gear, a live auction and much more. Enjoy the famous raw bar, hamburgers, hot dogs and chili by the water. Wash it down with a cold beer or soda while a live band fills the air.
In addition to being fun-filled, the River Ramble is the RCA’s largest fundraiser and finances many of our community events, including the Memorial Day Parade, Fireworks, Soccer, Summer Music Festival, Swim Races, Halloween Celebration and the Nativity Pageant… to name a few. The Auctions at the River Ramble are critical to this important fundraising. The hard-working Auction Committee is seeking a diverse assortment of donations from local businesses and residents.
When: Saturday, July 9th
Time: 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: Pinkney Park
For more information visit www.rowaytonct.com