Three local artists exhibit at Fairfield Library gallery
Published 6:53 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Fairfield Public Library's Kershner Gallery presents "It's All in the Details," an exhibit of the art of Lisie Orjuela, and Westport residents Mary Elizabeth Peterson and Shaw Stuart. The show runs from Nov. 2 to Dec. 30.
Peterson is an abstract artist whose work rises from a deep fascination with water in lakes, creeks, and streams and oceans. She has created a series of underwater scenes that blend traditions of scientific record making with personal reflections on the natural world.
Peterson studied drawing and painting at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., and art history at the University of Connecticut. Her artworks have been featured in galleries and museums throughout the country, including many Connecticut venues. She also writes a monthly blog, "The Creatives," for www.ilovefc.com.
Stuart has been a sculptor for more than 40 years and has had numerous solo shows, as well as works in museum, university and private collections. She has shown at the United Nations, and was selected as a visiting artist at Weir Farm. In 1995, she received an Artist's Grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts for the building of the "Tower of Sighs" at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.
Orjuela, who has a studio in Bridgeport, is originally from Argentina, and has lived all over the world. Her influences "come from a mix of cultures, visual experiences, and living rhythms," she said.
The exhibit is on view at the library, 1080 Old Post Road. A reception is planned for Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with an artists' talk at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.fplct.org or call 203-256-3155.