Wednesday, February 5th
Guest artist Jay Babina will be giving a gentle critique on paintings that members will be bringing in. Free and open to the public.
Cheshire Library, Mary Baldwin room 6 - 8:15pm
Tuesday, April 21
Norwalk Mural Tour and Fairfield Art Museum
We’ll first visit the Fairfield Art Museum, then lunch, followed by a self-guided walking tour of the Norwalk WPA murals.
“In partnership with the Norwalk Arts Commission, the Norwalk Historical Society invites you to discover the 31 restored WPA murals at Norwalk City Hall with additional murals at other locations. From 1935 to 1941, WPA artists created more than 50 works of art for Norwalk’s public schools, libraries and post offices. While much of the WPA art nationally has been lost or destroyed, the murals and panels created for City Hall– the former Norwalk High School – as well as for other public buildings, comprise one of the largest and most important collections of restored Depression-era art in the country.”
Check out these videos and links for a preview of the Murals:
Getting There: This will be a Carpool Trip. Please make your own ride arrangements. (If you have extra seats, please let us know.). We’re hoping at least 2 Committed Carpool Drivers will sign up.
***Be aware there will be at least 90 minutes+ of walking, indoor & outdoor, during this tour.
Register: Send an email to email@example.com. We’d like to know who to expect and send updates (e.g. if we need to reschedule because of weather.)
The Agenda: Plan to leave Cheshire by 10:30 am (plan 1 hour to drive and park); meet at Bellarmine Hall of the Fairfield University (200 Barlow Road, Fairfield).
--The free 1-hour museum tour will start at Noon.
--We’ll have lunch (tentatively planning for the Little Pub, 2133 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield (20 min. drive);
--Followed by an outdoor Murals walking tour starting at about 2 pm at the Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue,
--Norwalk (10 min drive from lunch; and expect this to be about 90 minutes of walking).
Expenses: The museum and the mural tour are free. You should plan to offer your carpool driver gas money, and you should plan to pay for your own lunch.
Sign up by: 3/15/2020: If you plan to go, please pre-register with: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please include your phone number and email address; indicate who your driver is)
Driver Link for Parking and Directions: https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/about-us/?scrollto=parking-directions
GPS: 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 - Enter through the University gates, and continue along Bellarmine Road until you reach a stop sign. Turn left onto Fitzgerald Way, and Bellarmine Hall is directly in front of you. The visitor parking lot is on the left. (We’ll provide more driving/parking directions after registrations are complete).