Valentine’s Day is over. But a “Share the Love” art is exhibit is on display for the next 2 weeks, at The Residence at Westport. The display highlights 18 professional and emerging local artists.
This Friday (February 19), The Residence hosts “Cocktails and Curating.” It’s an interactive, on-site reception where artists will share their stories, inspirations and highlights live, and to guests via Zoom. Senior Center members are particularly welcome.
The project was developed by Lisa Stretton, founder of RealArtRealArtists, an online directory through which users search for original art for sale by professional artists.
The Westport Book Shop wasted no time becoming part of the arts community.
The used book store on Jesup Green opened earlier this month. Already, their first art exhibit — in what they call the Drew Friedman Art Place — is on display. The show features photographic prints of artworks by renowned local assemblage artist Nina Bentley.
The exhibit is open during business hours: Thursdays and Fridays 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Miggs Burroughs is curating the Westport Book Shop exhibits. They’ll change monthly.
Westport native Cathy Malkin moved back here in November, after 31 years in the Bay Area. Her sister Stefani Malkin Cohen now lives in New Rochelle.
Cathy is an animal communicator and animal Reiki practitioner. Stefani is a therapist, working with children and families.
Stefani developed a niche helping kids who are afraid of dogs (it works with adults too). That’s a real fear — and unlike spiders or snakes, it’s hard to avoid dogs.
“Overcoming Your Child’s Fear of Dogs” covers understanding dog behavior; how dogs communicate, and staying safe around dogs.
“We teach kids to look both ways before they cross the street, to not touch hot things and to stop, drop and roll in a fire,” Stefani says. “But parents rarely teach them how to interact safely and respectfully with dogs.”
Click here for more information, and to order Stefani’s book.
The Westport Book Shop is serious about adhering to COVID limits on customers. Here’s the new guard:
We missed a couple of great Valentine’s Day photos yesterday. So here’s to love — 24/7/365!
And finally … Happy Presidents Day!
Who knew that “Hail to the Chief” has words?
For all you history nerds (like me), here is the first time “Hail to the Chief” was played for every president from John F. Kennedy to Joe Biden …
… and the last, for every president funeral from Kennedy to George H.W. Bush: