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
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.
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On August 6th and 7th the SoNo Celebration kicks off its 35th year of exsistence and we at The mARTket have a great oppurtunity to showcase some of Fairfield County’s premier artists. We are a pop up gallery located at 136 Washington St. in the heart of the SoNo celebration.
Finally, someone over in Norwalk City Hall discovered the Internet. And figured out that for less than $100, they could post up the video of the Norwalk Common Council meetings for the public to see. Of course, telling the public about it seems to be some mysterious process that eludes them. Note the Norwalk Common Council page’s lack of link to the video channel or even mention of the availability of them: The link.
But let’s stick to positive here, thanks The Hour for the timely tweet, and behold the video:
When I was watching this video about the Fair Trade movement, I couldn’t help but think about how we have lost the same focus on Fair Wages. When we buy stuff, the implications of price affect more than just your personal purchasing power. It’s not just agricultural products either, but any product that requires someone somewhere to make it.
I like plans. I think parents and staff and taxpayers like plans. And, especially when making large financial decisions of a personal nature or as an acting Norwalk Board of Ed (BOE) member, I like plans. The Norwalk BOE reconciled the 2011/12 Operating Budget on June 14th by making $4.1 million of reductions and we did so without a plan. We didn’t use Superintendent Marks reconciled Budget as a guide even though it was an articulated plan containing thoughtful and meticulous suggestions based on 6 months of stakeholder discussion of how best to make $4.6 million dollars of painful cuts. We didn’t use Superintendent Marks reconciled Budget as a guide even though, because of union concessions and internal adjustments made since her original May 2011 reconciliation, $723,000 could be put back at the get-go and even though she had provided prioritized suggestions for position reinstatement.
Instead, BOE Finance Chair Mr. Colarassi orchestrated a presentation whereby we used as a template the budget recommendations of two committees: his 3-member BOE Finance Committee and that of the Budget Committee with its strong Union voice. Neither of these two committees had reconciled their Budgets, nor had made all the necessary painful decisions, so both were short over $1 Million dollars. Both of these two committees violated elements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by their lack of recorded votes, a Connecticut act that is in large part about transparency of government. Neither of these two committees presented anyone an articulated plan that this Board member is aware of. Additionally, we as a full 9-member Board did not meet prior to June 14th to fully review either the BOE Finance or the Budget Committee plans. We as a 9-member Board did not have our own plan either.
So, on June 14th the Norwalk BOE had to make over $4.1 million in cuts. The dire economy and the core mission of educating our youth demanded that we make fiscally conservative and highly targeted, goal-centered decisions. We didn’t do that. We winged it. We went down the list as suggested by the BOE Finance Chair, keeping some and throwing other positions and functions off the bus, each decision based on our own agendas, opinions, and emotions; data and due diligence be hanged.
This is clearly not the way to protect our children’s educational needs, instill confidence with the city taxpayers or run a $154 million dollar business. The sole purpose of public schools is to educate all our children well. We hired a Superintendent with the expertise and track record to do this and it requires change and new ways of thinking. This is making some people very uncomfortable. It is time for the political and personal agendas of the adults in this City to get out of the way; our children our waiting.
On Saturday, July 9th, support the Rowayton Civic Association by attending the 41st Rowayton River Ramble.
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
Norwalk Health Department Farmers Market Begins this Week
Fresh, Locally Grown Produce Available Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
July 6 to November 2
NORWALK, Connecticut (July 5, 2011) – The Norwalk Health Department Farmers Market is set for Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting tomorrow, July 6. The market provides an opportunity for Norwalk City employees, health department clients, and Norwalk community members to purchase fresh, locally grown products. The market will be held in the Health Department parking lot (137 East Avenue) and will run through November 2.
Current offerings include a variety of fruits and vegetables, and space is available for additional vendors offering healthy foods. Market vendors accept cash, checks, SNAP, WIC, and Senior FMNP.
For general information about the market, contact the health department at 203-854-7776.
About the Norwalk Health Department: Under the direction of the mayor, and with valuable guidance from its six-member Board of Health, the Norwalk Health Department provides a variety of services and programs to fulfill its mission: to prevent and control the spread of disease, promote a healthy environment, and protect the quality of life within its changing community. More information is available at www.norwalkhealth.com.