Current Member News

Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion: Twenty-two people — an outstanding showing — attended a community discussion of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 on September 23 at Perrot Memorial Library. Led by Greenwich Pen Women‘s Diane Tunick Morello, readers moved briskly through the chief characters (especially protagonist Guy Montag) and the book’s themes and foreshadowing. Attendees agreed that Fahrenheit 451’s ominous tones were ultimately replaced by cautious optimism by the book’s end. Fahrenheit 451 was selected as the 2019 book for Greenwich Reads Together.

Tearing US Apart by Lynn Garelick

Lynn Garelick’s painting, Tearing US Apart is featured in the 2019 Members Show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center at Waveny Park, 681 South Ave. New Canaan, CT.

Jean P. Moore had two book events in September. She was invited to participate in “Books On Pratt,” a book fair sponsored by Barnes & Noble at UConn in Hartford, September 20. She also participated in the Brooklyn Book Festival in Brooklyn, NY on September 22. These two events culminated a yearlong promotional campaign for her novel Tilda’s Promise. Jean now hopes to have more time to devote to her third novel, working title: Violet Eden. Jean also writes a bi-monthly newsletter on books from her website, If any GPW members are interested, they can subscribe from the “Contact Jean” page.

Members’ Calendar:
Final Open Mic Event in 2019: Monday, October 21, 7 pm, at Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich. Save the date and come early to add your name to the five-minute sign-up list. Art members are encouraged to use the five minutes to describe a work or a source of inspiration. Musicians, sing a song, play a riff — bring accompaniment or an instrument, as Perrot has no piano.

Ida Angland, Artistic Director of Gateway Classical Music Society and the conductor of the Gateway Orchestra, (a 70-piece professional orchestra in existence since 2004) has generously offered Greenwich Pen Women a discounted rate of $100 per person for the 15th Anniversary Benefit Concert of the Gateway Classical Music Society. Taking place on Monday, October 7 from 7 - 10 pm, it will be a great evening and a potential field trip for GPW!  Please note the instructions below the website address on the flyer to receive the PW discount rate. (Regularly $150.)

Ellen Hackl Fagan will be in the exhibit called “Arc of the Moral Universe: A Notebook Project” organized by Carla Rae Johnson at the Ottinger Room of the Croton Free Library until October 30.

Maria C. Friscia’s acrylic painting, Locked in Memory, was accepted into the Annual 39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT. It will be on display until October 24. Hours: Thursday/Friday 11 am - 3 pm, Saturday/Sunday, Noon - 3 pm.

Locked In Memory by GPW Maria C. Friscia

Lynn Garelick will conduct a docent tour of “Contemporary Artists/Traditional Forms Chinese Brushwork” at the Bruce Museum on Friday, October 18, starting at 12:30 pm.

Doris Mady’s painting, Nature’s Applause is on display at the “Marine and Coastal Art” exhibition at Rowayton Arts Center (145 Rowayton Avenue), Rowayton until Friday, October 4. Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday: 11 am - 1 pm.

Then until Sunday, October 20, she’ll be at the 104th Annual Juried Show at New Rochelle Art Association, New Rochelle Public Library, Lawton St., New Rochelle, NY. Reception/ArtsFest: Saturday, October 5 from 5:15 - 7 pm. Her entries: It Will Pass and Earliest of Mornings.

“…More Favorite Things”, consisting of 35 paintings continues at the Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 W. Hillside Avenue, 1st floor, Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm until Tuesday, October 29.

Nature’s Applause, Birches II, It Will Pass, and Earliest of Mornings by GPW Doris Mady

Margaret Esmé Simon had an oil painting, A Teapot and Five Lemons, juried into the Rowayton Arts Center fall juried show. The judge was Katerina Lanfranco, a practicing artist whose work is in the Museum of Modern Art and the Corning Museum of Glass among others. The opening reception will be on Sunday, October 13, from 4 - 6 pm. The Rowayton Arts Center is located at 145 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday 11 am – 1 pm.

A Teapot and Five Lemons by GPW Margaret Esmé Simon

Margaret also has still life paintings hanging at Bistro Baldanza in Darien, CT. Their address is 1020 Post Road. Hours: Monday - Friday 11 am - 9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am - 9 pm, Sunday 9:30 am - 3 pm.

Connie Newton Stancell's painting, Apples #2 will be included in the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. 130th Annual Members' Exhibition. The exhibition runs until October 2 at One Art Space, 23 Warren Street, Tribeca, New York. 11:30 am to 6 pm daily.

Apples #2 by GPW Connie Newton Stancell

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