Current Member News

Rosemarie T. Anner has spent a good part of her summer at her computer. Two of her articles, “The Gates of Greenwich” and “Art in the Home” appear in October’s Home Design + Decor magazine. Also on newsstands this month is her restaurant review of Chappaqua Station in Chappaqua, New York for Westchester Magazine. Her Q & A with award-winning restaurant chef, Chopped star, and cookbook author, Alexandria Guarnaschelli has been posted on Westchester Magazine’s food blog “Eat. Drink. Post.” Hearst Connecticut Media, publisher of the newspapers Greenwich Time and Stamford Advocate, has kept Rosemarie busy this past summer as well. She wrote “Lessons Well Learned” about artist Peter Layne Arguimbau; “A Place of Her Own” about she sheds”; “Make a Statement” about Deborah Armstrong and her contemporary, bold jewelry; “Croquet? Genteel? Hah!” about the game in Greenwich; and “From Across the Pond” about Hobbs, the British fashion enterprise, which just opened a boutique in town.

Letters Member Leslee Asch will be co-curating an exciting exhibition at the Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library: “Of Art and Craft,” October 26–December 6. The Opening Reception will be held October 26, 6—8 p.m. This exhibition will feature nine artists working in “traditional” craft media – fiber, clay and glass – who artfully unite concept and technique. Participating artists are: Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong, Emily Barletta, Susan Eisen, Norma Minkowitz, Kathleen Mulcahy, Ellen Schiffman, Josh Simpson, Phyllis Kudder Sullivan, and Adam Waimon.

Scenes from the Exhibition

Libby Collins’ photograph has been juried into the Rowayton Arts Center show “Expressions” which runs October 1—October 29.

Ida Angland, Artistic Director of Gateway Classical Music Society and Conductor of the Gateway Orchestra, announces a Gateway benefit concert on Sunday, October 22, from 7:00 p.m.—10 p.m., featuring a virtuoso violinist and four opera singers in a program of opera arias, duets and violin virtuoso works.  The event will take place at an historic mansion in Black Rock, Connecticut and will benefit Gateway Classical Music Society and its Gateway Bridgeport Initiative to bring performances of major opera works back to the Fairfield County region and surrounding areas and the Klein Memorial Auditorium. A date for the Initiatives’ first opera at the Klein is set for November 3, 2018. Yigit Karatas, the renowned violinist who performed with the Gateway Orchestra last season, will be one of the performing soloists. Another of our soloists will be Asa Fradkin from Greenwich, an outstanding baritone who sang with the Gateway Orchestra last season. A $175.00 prepaid donation requested in order to attend. Those interested in attending, may email Gateway at for an invitation, address details, and to secure a space. You may also phone the Outreach Director, Charlie Griggs, at 203-913-9767.

Kathleen DiGiovanna’s grandson, Shane, who is attending Rice as a freshman, is delighted to report that the school has been fabulous in accommodating him and that he has two fabulous nurses to get him through the day. All was well until “Harvey,” she reports. A writer and good friend from the Fairfield Citizen wrote an article about his daughter at the College of Charleston and about her grandson Shane at Rice. Both had stories about dealing with the Hurricanes, “Harvey” and “Irma.” Kathy thought we would enjoy the article and has provided a link to it. The stories are true, Kathy says, and the resolve and sense of humor of these kids were terrific. May we all rise to the occasion when disasters strike:

Dana Goodfellow’s one-person exhibit of approximately 30 of her works at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien, entitled “Seascapes—from realism to abstraction,” will be open until October 20, 2017.

Stasha Healy had a busy summer researching and writing the Connecticut chapter of the Moon New England travel guide, which will be published in May 2018. A former Fodor's editor, she was thrilled to get back into travel writing and to discover our state's wonderful museums, attractions, towns, hotels, etc.

Jean P. Moore will be reading from her chapbook, Time’s Tyranny, as part of the national event, “Indie Author Day,” October 14, at the Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Avenue. The event will be from 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Jean has also been included in the 2018 “Members with New Books Reading Series” of the New England Poetry Club. Details forthcoming.

Lee Paine will have an exhibit, “Fine Art Cell Phone Photographs on Canvas with Paint,” at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street in Cos Cob, during the month of October. The exhibit, “The Emotional Life of Flowers: Dahlia and Friends,” many of which are expressive and experimental images, were taken on GEC garden tours and of Dahlia Society Show flowers in the last 3 years. A reception for the show will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m. During the reception, Ms. Paine will speak briefly at 2:45 p.m. to flower lovers about expressing emotions with flowers, and at 3:45 p.m. to photo fans about photographing flowers with cell phone cameras. The show may also be viewed until October 27, weekdays from 9:00 a.m.—4 p.m., by calling ahead at 203-869-9242 about gallery availability. Ms. Paine, whose column “Focus on Photos” ran in Greenwich Time for 28 years, is a long-term artist member of the Silvermine Guild, as well as a former president of the Art Society of Old Greenwich, and board member of the Greenwich Art Society, among others. She teaches, lectures, judges, exhibits, and writes about photography, always exploring new ways to express her vision and challenge her viewers’ perceptions and insights through photography.

Margaret Esmé Simon had two pieces in the “Brushwork” show at the Rowayton Arts Center and received an Honorable Mention in the category of oil painting for “Sneakers”.  Nancy McTague Stock was the judge - a multi talented artist and teacher at the Silvermine Art Center and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. The opening reception was Sunday, August 6. After an August 9 reception, Margaret had a painting at the Carriage Barn in New Canaan. Part of the member’s show of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the show will be up until October 7. The Carriage Barn is in Waveny Park, at 681 South Avenue, New Canaan. Gallery hours are: Wednesday—Saturday, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. and Sundays, 1:00—-5:00 p.m. Additionally, Margaret will have three paintings in the curated Bendheim Gallery show, “Perception of Flowers,” until November 15. The gala reception will be the night of the Greenwich Arts Council’s “Arts Alive” benefit, October 14, from 6:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m. The Gallery is at 299 Greenwich Avenue on the second floor. Gallery hours are: Tuesday—Friday: 10:00 a.m.—4 p,m. Saturday and Sunday: noon—4:00 p.m. 

Margaret Simon’s “White Roses”

Lucinda Watson had three poems published in the Adirondack Review: “Pale,” “Riding,” and “Grief.” You may read and enjoy them here:



Spotlight: Dana Goodfellow

Dana Goodfellow is an award-winning painter who works out of her Darien studio. A third generation artist, her works are based on strong compositions, values and color harmony. Describing herself as a “colorist”, Goodfellow’s unique ability to blend and harmonize colors was perfected during an earlier career in the fashion industry in New York City, working for Saks Fifth Avenue, Anne Klein & Co, and Blassport.  Dana also designed a collection of private label loungewear for Saks and men’s and women’s sportswear for Stanly Blacker.

Within the last 20 years she has won many awards for paintings and been included in many juried exhibits, and has presented numerous solo shows in the Northeast. The new Stamford hospital recently purchased 9 of her paintings. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and has been featured in local publications. She paints both realism and abstract work and teaches both at The Rowayton Arts Center. Information about her classes can be found on her website:

A member of many organizations, she is an artist member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in NY, the New Haven Paint Club, the Greenwich Art Assoc., the Art Alliance of East Hampton and the Rowayton Arts Center. Dana has served on the board of Children’s Aid in Darien, the Rowayton Art Center, and the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills.

Phone: 203 655-0890