STAMFORD — Artist Tara Blackwell wants people who see her “Corner Store” series of paintings to relive their childhoods. Opening Sunday at the Stamford Art Association, “The Corner Store” features 19 pop artworks of familiar treats like Klondike ice cream bars, Mary Janes, Pop Rocks and Wonka candy. Blackwell, who grew up in Bridgeport and has been a Stamford resident for 15 years, said she and her brother spent time when they were children at their corner store, looking over and buying snacks.
Abstract artist makes new work with old paintingsSTAMFORD — It’s been said that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”For abstract artist James Gortner, truer words were never spoken. But Gortner, whose exhibit “Force Field” is on display at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery through Nov. 14, would describe his work in more philosophical terms. “This work is a different application of the same concepts that I’ve used before with constructing paintings,” said Gortner, 39.
STAMFORD — Even at 89 years old, Alice Smith is still a mover and shaker. The Stamford resident has spent the last 38 years as an active volunteer for the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, which will honor her at the Oct. 12 fundraiser “Beer, BBQ & Botany.”Originally from St. Louis, Smith and her family settled in Stamford in 1978 after migrating around the country and in England. Her involvement in the Bartlett began shortly after she arrived here.
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