Fairfield Museum’s Gin & Jazz event a success

The theme was “Gin & Jazz,” and guests enjoyed both while supporting the Fairfield Museum on a crisp spring evening. The festive party was a celebration to mark the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibition “Connecticut, 1940: Farms, Factories and the Photographs of Jack Delano.”

Attendees enjoyed live jazz, food from Susan Kane Catering, gin libations from Litchfield Distillery and champagne cocktails featuring Hartford Flavor Co. To cap off the evening, guests indulged in a dessert candy bar courtesy of Saugatuck Sweets. A live auction to benefit the Museum’s education programming raised additional funds to support field trips for underserved students from Norwalk and Bridgeport.

The event also celebrated the selected photographs from the annual juried photography show, IMAGES 2016. At the party, the grand prize winning photographs were announced:

  • Student: Justin Feldman, Old Glory
  • Professional/Serious Amateur: Carol M. Battin, Dead Sea Reflection

Battin won the prize of a solo exhibition at Southport Galleries. Mr. Feldman will have the opportunity to work with renowned photographer Philip Trager, one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance, for a portfolio review.

Fairfield Museum Executive Director Mike Jehle said, “The event was a tremendous success for the Fairfield Museum! We were delighted to have so many friends of the Museum here for a special evening that raised crucial funds for our education programs.”

Sponsors for the evening were Southport Galleries, Venu Magazine and Fairfield University.

State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey and Brian Vahey

State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey and Brian Vahey

Fairfield Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions Laurie Lamarre, Director of Development Shana Wiswell, Gala Chair Jen Hinkle and Executive Director Mike Jehle — Photos by Mike Lauterborn.

Fairfield Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions Laurie Lamarre, Director of Development Shana Wiswell, Gala Chair Jen Hinkle and Executive Director Mike Jehle — Photos by Mike Lauterborn.

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