Two Art Shows at the Westport Art Center

The Westport Arts Center’s High School Student Art Exhibition being held through April 25 showcases young talent from the Westport area. The show is being held in the Westport Arts Center’s Project Space in conjunction with the Westport Arts Center’s “Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective,” featuring one of Westport’s most revered and practicing artists.

Audrey Seo (Grade 11, Staples High School) and her family next to her winning entry. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Audrey Seo (Grade 11, Staples High School) and her family next to her winning entry. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

In conjunction with this show is the first annual Tracy Sugarman Award being awarded to a promising young local artist. This year’s award went to Audrey Seo, who has been selected by jurors Leonard Everett Fisher and Helen Klisser During, the Westport Arts Center’s Artistic Director. This event is sponsored by The Honorable Alan and Janet Nevas in memory of Tracy Sugarman. A 62-year Westport resident, Tracy Sugarman was an illustrator, writer, civil rights activist, and WWII veteran, who is best known for his paintings and illustrations recording American history from D-Day to the space shuttle. Mr. Sugarman passed away in January 2013 at the age of 91. This award honors and commemorates Sugarman’s significant contribution to the artistic integrity and legacy of Westport as an artist’s community.

Leonard Everett Fisher Retrospective Show

Leonard Everett Fisher Retrospective Show

The Leonard Everett Fisher Retrospective Show’s collection reflects Fisher’s ability to blur the lines between design, illustration and art, and reveals the long-lasting impact that Fisher has made in his lifetime. Curated by Helen Klisser During, the Westport Arts Center’s Artistic Director, this unique retrospective includes paintings, drawings, and illustrations from Fisher’s prolific 70-year career. The exhibition ranges from his earliest drawings to his latest works and is on view through April 25.

For more information on this exhibition, or other student events and classes, please contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 or www.westportartscenter.org. For area information www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com

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