Current Member News

Barbara Ehrentreu and Leigh Grant attended the opening reception for Art and Text at the Norwalk Public Library on December 15. It was well-attended, including Mayor Rilling, and two very nice programs were handed out: one with all the art and poems printed therein, including our poems, and the other with biographies of those who submitted. It was a mixed crowd, adults and children, and was very festive.

Sarah Darer Littman has received a special appointment to teach full-time in the writing department at Western CT State University for the Spring 2020 semester. She’s been an adjunct in the MFA program there since 2013. 

Cultural Diplomacy

On Nov. 21, Roberta Seret and her New York University students (above) attended a briefing at the Iranian Mission on Cultural Diplomacy. Roberta also teaches a graduate course at NYU entitled “Global Hotspots through Foreign Films”. This is in addition to her NGO programs at the United Nations.

Turner's Patent Yellow is title of the inaugural exhibition for Ellen Hackl Fagan’s new gallery at 64 W. 127 St., #1, NY. Ellen is among several artists participating in this exhibit, “Reading Yellow with blonde and other versions”, which runs until January 26. On Sunday, January 12 from 2 - 4 PM, the exhibition will also include favorite readings of the painter, J. M.W. Turner. Please RSVP as space is limited to 35.

Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue_Yellow by Ellen Hackl Fagan


Maria C. Friscia’s acrylic paintings, “Ornella” and “Brainiac,” were accepted into the Faces and Figures juried show at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery at 39 Franklin Street in Stamford.  The Opening Reception is Sunday, January 5 from 4 – 6pm, and the show runs until January 30.  Gallery Hours are Thursday/Friday: 11 AM – 3 PM, and Saturday/Sunday: Noon – 3 PM.

Brainiac by Maria C. Friscia


Lynn Garelick will lead two Docent Tours at the Bruce Museum on Friday, January 10 starting at 12:30 PM. She will cover the two new shows: “Cabinets of Curiosities” and “Laurits Andersen Ring: On the Edge of the World”.

Now until January 4, Doris Mady will have two paintings in the New Rochelle Art Association's members show at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY). They are: Doug’s Tree and Visitor. Visitor won Honorable Mention, Oils.

January 12 - February 1 she will have Red Rage at the Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT. Opening Reception: Sunday, January 12, from 4 - 6 PM.

January 16 - March 31 Doris will have several dozen of her paintings on display at UCBC, 980 Post Road, Darien, CT. A portion from sales at UCBC will be donated to the Rowayton Arts Center, a non-profit.

Doris Mady's paintingsVisitor, Red Rage, and Clothesline by Doris Mady.

Connie Newton Stancell’s painting, Canyon Rhythms XIV, which is in the group show, Joyous Light, at the Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 150 Kottee Place, Hackensack, NJ received the Third Place Award. The exhibition continues until January 10 and gallery hours are Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM and 9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays.