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Collage artist presents at next Arts Association meeting in Fairfield

Published 4:44 pm, Thursday, January 2, 2014

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  • "Red and Blue Leaves,"  a mixed media embroidered collage, is the work of Carol Dixon, a collage artist who will be speaking at the Jan. 8 meeting of the Fairfield County Arts Association. Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen
    "Red and Blue Leaves," a mixed media embroidered collage, is the work of Carol Dixon, a collage artist who will be speaking at the Jan. 8 meeting of the Fairfield County Arts Association. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The featured presenter at the next meeting of the Fairfield County Arts Association on Wednesday, Jan. 8, will be Greenwich artist Carol Dixon, showing and discussing her embroidered mixed media collages and related paintings. The meeting will be held at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road, from 7 to 9 pm.

Dixon, raised in Brooklyn N.Y., learned to embroider from her Russian-born grandmother.

Her teaching career spans more than 40 years ranging from courses in history to studio art, and she teaches or has taught at the Greenwich Art Society Studio School, and Greenwich Academy. Her art has been shown at many galleries and museums including the Silvermine Guild of Artists, the Greenwich Art Society, the Art Society of Old Greenwich, the Stamford Art Society, and the National League of American Pen Women.

At the Arts Association meeting she will talk about the techniques and materials used in her collages, and their art elements and aesthetic features.

The Fairfield County Arts Association is a networking club for area artists in all media. Membership is $30 per year and includes a monthly newsletter, group exhibition opportunities, a web page of each member's artwork, two social events a year and monthly meetings in Fairfield. The meetings feature an artist speaker or demonstrator and group feedback on the artwork of members attending. For more information, visit www.fairfieldcountyarts.com or call 203/259-8026.