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People's Choice Art Show Winners

Thursday, September 01, 2016, 10:00am
To Tuesday, September 20, 2016

vers2 joint 2015 winners exhibitPicMonkey CollageWinners of last year's art show, Exploring the Landscape of Art, Exploring the Art of Landscape will be featured in The Perkin Gallery. The "People's Choice" winners were selected by the viewers at the Preview Party:

  • Miggs Burroughs
  • Deborah Kouzoukian
  • Nancy Smith

Opening reception: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5pm - 7pm

Artists:
MiggsB-webMiggs Burroughs: A lifelong resident of Westport, CT and full-time graphic artist, Miggs has designed hundreds of logos, ads, brochures, and websites, for commercial and non-profit clients throughout Fairfield County since 1972. www.miggsb.com. He also designed the Westport Town Flag, a U.S. Postage Stamp, a poster for Baskin-Robbins, an Easter Egg for the Reagan White House, and four TIME Magazine covers, one of which, along with the Easter Egg, reside in the Smithsonian Institution. Recently, he has won much acclaim for his work with lenticular imagery, including several one-man shows in Fairfield County galleries and libraries.

hard road “Tunnel Vision,” his permanent lenticular installation in downtown Westport, CT has received unanimous raves, including a visit from the Governor. His first book, The What If Book of Questions,   met with critical acclaim. He has twice been honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Westport Rotary, as one of the MCA’s Faces of Achievement, and as Volunteer of the Year by CLASP of Westport,
Save Westport Now,  First Night of Westport, and STAR of Norwalk, among others. Miggs is a 1967 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Learn more about his lenticular work at www.miggsblenticular.com

Deborah Kouzoukian compressedDeborah Kouzoukian: Deborah Foote Kouzoukian lives in Fairfield in the house where she grew up. Her father first introduced her to Pomegranates when she was very little bringing them home from NYC in his coat pocket. Fast forward. After meeting her future husband Zohrab in Saint Louis, Missouri when both were in college, he told stories of growing up in Iran with his 2 brothers and chasing down the fruit and vegetable vendors with donkeys and their loads of poms. They moved to Iran for 3 years and Deb started a collection of ceramics and pomegranates became an obsession.
 A year and a half ago on Now Ruz - Persian New Year - she had a small ball of porcelain from her ceramics class at Silvermine School of Art and decided to hand build a pom. The next day she did the same thing and that started a year of "A Pomegranate a Day for a Year". She is still making poms using many different mediums. Deborah also designs and makes jewelry for her company Loose Pearls LLC, works for Southport Design Ltd, volunteers at the Fairfield Women's Exchange, and has 3 beehives in her  apiary "Mulberry Hill Bees" that just had it's first honey harvest! View her jewelry by visiting loosepearlsllc.com.

Nancy Smith: Nancy Smith is an award winning artist living in Southport. She owned and operated the Heritage Village Gallery in Southbury and has studied with a number of artists, notably, Herb Olsen for watercolor, and Frank Covino for oil. Nancy has painted a series of portraits, enjoys doing creative still lifes, and is inspired by early morning light, the sea, and chickens with personality. Her work is well received and enjoyed by collectors.

Location : The Perkin Gallery
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

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