Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5

Volunteer artists are needed to serve on the Curatorial Committee for the Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Library. The position involves attending monthly meetings to review the portfolios of those that apply to exhibit in the gallery; visiting the studios of those that are accepted; curating the six or seven shows each year; and designing and distributing the postcards for the shows. Committee members are area artists who themselves have exhibited their work. Call Alice at 203-259-8026.

gallery_july_2015Carol Nipomnich Dixon is an Old Greenwich fiber artist and painter. She has a Master’s degree from Columbia University, with additional art instruction from Brooklyn Museum Art School and Pratt Institute. She taught art at the Stamford Museum, Greenwich Academy, and continues to teach art at Stamford Adult Education and Greenwich Art Society. She has also been a guest art lecturer and workshop leader at many area facilities, including recently at the Fairfield County Arts Association. She has curated or juried many shows.

Carol has had many solo and group shows in Greenwich and other area towns, and has won more than 30 awards, mostly First Place. Her work is in many private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She is a Lifetime Artist Member of Silvermine and a member of other area art groups.

Carol says, “…. I create art because I love to do it… The work I create attempts to capture my reaction to the world around me. My inspiration comes from my own experiences and emotions, nature, places visited, varied cultures, historical eras, and art over the ages .. My most characteristic pieces are my textured, colorful mixed media embroidered collages, and my influences go back to my Russian paternal grandparents — my grandmother who taught me to embroider and my grandfather who gave me fabric remnants from his tailor shop.”

Marion Pershan lives in New York and Florida. She received a BA degree from Hunter College and later took watercolor and painting courses and attended workshops. She developed a love of painting in watercolors. She became a NYC Public School art coordinator and teacher, designed stage sets, taught art at a children’s summer camp.

As a member of various art groups, she participated in nationally juried exhibitions in which she won numerous awards, including gold medals. She organized exhibits in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and at Long Island University. She is listed Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the East.

Pershan says, “To create a demanding composition expressing the mood and feel of a work of art, I depart from reality and allow my emotions to speak for me…Whether the subject is a seascape, landscape, still life, or portrait captured from the beauties of life and nature. the vitality, spontaneity, bold, free technical style accomplishes the result I seek…”

Weston resident, Ken Scaglia, is an adjunct professor of design at Norwalk Community College and Western Connecticut State University. He teaches a variety of design courses including Typography, Color, Foundation Design, senior-level projects, and Graphic Design History.

Scaglia has an Associate degree in Industrial Illustration, a BA in Visual Communication Design and an MFA in Graphic Design. His acrylic paintings have been shown throughout Fairfield County and nationally. He is represented by CODA Gallery in Palm Desert, CA.

Scaglia says, “I like to convey my fascination of classic car style through my close observations. My severe cropping brings the viewer more directly into the experience of the architecture of each car. The viewer is asked to join me in my own fascination and focus of the details I find the most interesting and that tell the best story… I edit the original photo very minimally in order to preserve the moment.”

Click here for information about showing your work in our gallery(.pdf). Information pamphlets are also available at the circulation and reference desks at the library.