Pequot Library hosts People’s Choice Art Show winners exhibition

Pequot Library’s People’s Choice Art Show winners exhibit is a three artist joint exhibition, in The Perkin Gallery at Pequot Library, featuring: Miggs Burroughs, lenticular photography; Deborah Kouzoukian, jewelry and ceramics; and Nancy Smith, painting. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5-7 p.m.; the public is invited to come celebrate the artists and to view unusual, decorative, and whimsical fine art while enjoying refreshments. The exhibition will be on view Sept. 1-20, during normal library hours.

Lenticular photography, Sisters, by Miggs Burroughs

Lenticular photography, Sisters, by Miggs Burroughs

Artists include Miggs Burroughs who is 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. 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. “Tunnel Vision,” his permanent lenticular installation in downtown Westport, CT has received unanimous raves.

Hand-crafted jewelry by Deborah Foote Kouzoukian

Hand-crafted jewelry by Deborah Foote 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 two brothers and chasing down the fruit and vegetable vendors with donkeys and their loads of poms. They moved to Iran for three years. During that time, 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 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 three beehives in her  apiary “Mulberry Hill Bees” that just had its first honey harvest!

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.

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Painting, Gossiping Girls, by Nancy Smith

Painting, Gossiping Girls, by Nancy Smith

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