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Fairfield First Fridays celebrates holiday season

Nov 29, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with Fairfield First Fridays from 6-9 p.m. Friday on and near the Fairfield square.

Carriage rides, sing-a-longs, live music in various locations are planned. Fairfield High School choir will carol around the square. Many shops and galleries will be open late and will have “Living Window” displays to enjoy.

Bring the kids to see Santa from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in his newly redecorated Kandy Kane House in the northeast corner of Central Park, and stroll around to see the square decorated for the holidays and get some holiday shopping taken care of while supporting local businesses.

Many locations will be open, including:

• Americus Gallery with Christopher Kufner’s original oil paintings featuring Italian/French landscapes, figurative works and large-format photography on archival paper of the Tuscan countryside, oil paintings by Kim Kufner, watercolor and ink paintings by Genevra Bell, pastel farm landscapes by Gordon Kellenberger, art glass vases by David Lotton, leaping koi sculptures by Dale Divoky, and dichroic glass jewelry by Pedro Lujano.

• Big Blue with artwork by Achille and Barbara Pelizzari — a comprehensive look at 75 years of creativity in the form of oil paintings, etchings, silk-screen, lithographs, life drawings, charcoals, woodcut prints, black-and-white photography of New York City, poetry and more. Items by Dain Daller and Amanda Speer, weavers living in New Mexico, will be displayed.

• Carnegie Historical Museum will be open 6-9 p.m. A cookie decorating and candy cane activity is planned.

• Chickadee will have a “Living Window” display.

• Church of the Holy Spirit will host a Christmas Sing-A-Long from 7-9 p.m. Ann Bosold will be the pianist and Carol Negro will be the song leader. Drop in anytime; cookies and cider will be available. The event is sponsored by Spiritus Christi Church and Divine Mother Church.

• Crest Jewel will be showing works of art by David Kupferman, Terrence Kennedy, and Margaret Zacny.

• Fairfield Art Association’s membership show will be 6-8 p.m. in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Main Gallery. The Hallway Gallery will have an exhibit by local artist Laura Weinberg, and a “Living Window” display is planned.

• Fairfield Nutrition will be making treats for Christmas in its “Living Window” display.

• Fairfield Public Library will host Radim Schreiber at 7 p.m. for a book signing of “Firefly Experience,” a fine art photography book.

• Health and Wholeness is planning a “Living Window” display.

• Henderson’s Gallery & Framing will be open 7-9 p.m. with the group exhibition “Close By and Far Away” by local and nationwide artists: Bill Teeple, Cindy Ballou, Freddy Fonseca, Andrew Krieger, John Hawkins, Dianne Cable, Ray Lee, Neill Slaughter, Karen Stinnett, Lawrence Stueck, Joan Webster Price, Judy Bales, and Stuart McCall Libby.

• ICON Gallery will have the art of Tony Stenger on display. “The Tony Stenger Experience: Paintings 1976 to 2017” has been extended into December. The show has been transformed with over twice as many paintings.

• Paul Morehead Gallery is a new gallery above Central Park Furnishings. Paul Morehead is a cartoonist, animator, and educator who uses symbols, multifaceted characters, and transformational energy work in his visual work.

• Thymely Solutions will feature ukulele Christmas music by Alexander Dearmon from 8-9 p.m. in its “Living Window” display.

• Revelations will have work by arious artists on display: Jennifer Blair’s canvas prints, John Schirmer’s paintings, and Peter Clemens’s yantras.

For information, contact Marla Brader at 233-8883, email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com or visit the website www.fairfieldfirstfridays.org.

Anyone would like to volunteer for the event, should contact Brader.

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