IMAGES photography exhibition kicks off with gala party

Fairfield Museum and History Center invites the public to celebrate the opening of IMAGES 2015 photography show and the solo exhibition of world-renowned photographer Howard Schatz on Thursday, May 14, from 7-10 p.m.

One of the highlights of this year’s spring fund-raiser, co-chaired by Rosinne Chlala, Jennifer Hinkle, and Georgette Pascale, is the IMAGES Raffle, featuring a 2015 Vespa Primavera 50cc scooter as first prize and BMW Bikes for the family as the second prize. Tickets for the raffle are $25 each, on sale now at images2015.eventbrite.com. The drawing will take place during the Gala, May 14 and winners need not be present to win.

The Gala will kick off with a special, private, champagne tour of Howard Schatz: 25 Years of Images led by the renowned photographer from 6-7 p.m. for “Visionary” ticket holders. Starting at 7 p.m., the committee has organized a “not to be missed” evening including creative appetizers by Festivities, wine, craft beer, the American Harvest martini bar, music, and a photo booth where guests can create their own images.

Guests will also be able to participate in a Fishbowl Raffle offering prizes such as a Colonial Cocktail Party in the historic Sun Tavern, a tour and tasting at Two Roads Brewery, tickets to the Late Show with Seth Meyers, a round of golf, show tickets and more. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Museum’s educational programming. For more information, visit Fairfieldhistory.org or call 203-259-1598.

Howard Schatz, IMAGES 2015 featured photographer, is primarily known for his dynamic and intimate portraits of the human body, from newborns and mothers, to athletes and bodies underwater. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Time, and Life, among other publications, as well as displayed in museums and galleries worldwide.

IMAGES 2015 also celebrates the exceptional work of talented, regional photographers chosen from more than 800 entries submitted from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts photographers. The Professional/Serious Amateur category grand prize winner will receive a 10-day exhibition at the Southport Galleries and the Student Grand Prize winner will receive a professional portfolio review by Howard Schatz. The grand prize winners will be announced at the IMAGES Gala May 14 and their exhibition will be on view May 14 – July 19, 2015.

IMAGES 2015 is sponsored by BMW of Bridgeport, Pascale Communications, New Haven Power Sports, Venu magazine, Southport Galleries, WSHU Public Radio and Fairfield University.

About the Fairfield Museum and History Center

Fairfield Museum and History Center is a community cultural arts and education center established in 2007 by the 103-year old Fairfield Historical Society.

Located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, CT, the Museum will be open daily from 10am-4pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children are free. Admission on Mondays and Tuesdays is free courtesy of People’s Bank. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or view us online at fairfieldhistory.org.

IMAGES 2015 Gala Committee (l-r) Jennifer Hinkle, Roe Chlala, Heather Hamilton, Kristin Galletta, Sally Cummings and Laura Wilbur, raffling off a new Vespa primavera scooter and BMW bikes as part of Fairfield Museum and History Center’s IMAGES 2015 Gala on May 14. Tickets are available at Fairfieldhistory.org.

IMAGES 2015 Gala Committee (l-r) Jennifer Hinkle, Roe Chlala, Heather Hamilton, Kristin Galletta, Sally Cummings and Laura Wilbur, raffling off a new Vespa primavera scooter and BMW bikes as part of Fairfield Museum and History Center’s IMAGES 2015 Gala on May 14. Tickets are available at Fairfieldhistory.org.

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