Fairfield resident and artist Robin Berenson has been selected by I.M. Smitten, a new Trumbull studio and showroom gallery, to showcase her painting style on several headboards.

This original gallery concept features hand-made and hand-painted headboards by local artisans and artists and unique pieces from around the world.

A Fairfield resident for 19 years, Berenson has been an artist all of her life. She enjoys weaving the threads of her career in textiles into her projects through bursts of color and texture and is always experimenting with new techniques and materials to expand her creative horizon. Specializing in custom murals and furniture for clients in and around Fairfield at I.M. Smitten, Berenson’s work can be seen on a variety of headboards including “Imperial Treasure” and “Sea Life” that highlight her painting techniques and attention to detail.

All the headboards can be customized or designed from scratch to transform any room.

For more information, call 203-445-1170 or visit imsmittengallery.com.

The dean’s list

At Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., students who receive a term grade-point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade during the fall semester earn the dean’s award for academic excellence.

Earning that honor are Fairfield’s Marissa Roberge, a graduate of Fairfield Warde High School and a member of the Colgate class of 2017; Southport’s George Crawford, a graduate of Westminster School and a member of the class of 2019; and Southport’s Marie Benton, a graduate of Fairfield Ludlowe High School and a member of the class of 2018.

Similarly, students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher earn the dean’s award with distinction. Eight Fairfield natives recently earned that honor.

Ingrid Backe, a member of the Colgate class of 2020, and Olivia Taylor, a member of the class of 2018, graduated from Greens Farms Academy. Elizabeth McNamara, a member of the class of 2020, and Sara Klik, a member of the class of 2017, graduated from Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Wanqing Han, a member of the class of 2017, and Emily Pullen, a member of the class of 2017, graduated from Fairfield Warde High School. Isabel Kreitler, a member of the class of 2017, graduated from Middlesex School. Trey Spadone, a member of the class of 2020, graduated from Brien McMahon High School.

Fairfield’s Jonathan Blumenfeld and Isabella Frango have been recognized for their work during the fall semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus in Madison, N.J.

Blumenfeld was named to the honor’s list for carrying a 3.5 or better grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 while taking at least four courses. Frango was named to the dean’s list for carrying a 3.2 or better grade-point average.

Lafayette College students Charlotte Choinski and Nicole Wamser were named to the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester at the Easton, Penn. school. The Fairfield natives achieved at least a 3.60 semester grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

Reagan Walker, of Fairfield, is a member of the Marist College class of 2018. Walker, who is majoring in history and adolescence education, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the school in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Health and Wellness Expo

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, will be holding its annual Health and Wellness Expo on March 12.

The free event is open to the public and will be held at the new Yale New Haven Health Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour inside the building, including the extensive art collection, as well as outside the building, with a walk through the healing and meditation garden.

Food trucks will be on site throughout the day to serve attendees beverages and food items of their choice.

The lecture series will be given throughout the day, each topic running for approximately 45 minutes, starting at 11 a.m. Presenters will be available after each lecture for continued conversations if needed. Seats are limited, so it is strongly recommended for guests who are interested in attending a lecture that they register in advance.

Seats can be reserved by calling the chamber at 203-255-1011 or online at FaifieldCTChamber.com.

Chambers of commerce plan Danube cruise

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, together with the Greater Norwalk, Westport-Weston and Danbury chambers, will be taking a group trip to the scenic Danube River, stopping at imperial cities along the way, departing Sept. 28 and returning Oct. 7.

Chamber members, guests, family and the public are invited to visit one of the most spectacular rivers in the world, the Danube. Included in the trip are stops in Munich, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Linz, with an optional, three-night extension stay in Prague.

Chamber trips are affordable, while providing the same high-quality travel of other tour groups.

Each city boasts unique and beautiful architecture, fine culture and specialty stores for shopping. On board the ship, with only 71 cabins, providing comfort without crushing crowds, guests experience superb dining with all meals included during the cruise, including complimentary, quality red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship.

The starting price is $4,199 for double occupancy.

If interested in learning about the trip, call the Fairfield Chamber at 203-255-1011.