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Nancy Burke and Lee Paine worked tirelessly all summer with the Greenwich Choral Society to product this wonderful video, An Irish Blessing. Please click here to enjoy it.

Barbara Ehrentreu received a Certificate of Appreciation from Motivation Strips that is only given to 350 writers from 80 countries on the occasion of Indian Independence Day by the state government of Gujarat and Motivational Strips.

Three of our Pen Women, Maria C. Friscia, Dana Goodfellow, and Margaret Esme Simon, have had their artwork accepted into the 103rd Annual Bendheim Exhibit of the Greenwich Art Society. The show is open until October 24.  The Bendheim Gallery is on the second floor of 299 Greenwich Avenue.  Because of Covid 19 there will only be timed entries to see the show in person. Gallery hours: weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends, noon – 4 PM. Contact the Greenwich Arts Council to arrange a time. Images of their work are also posted online on the Greenwich Art Society website and the Greenwich Arts Council website.

Maria C. Friscia, Dana Goodfellow, and Margaret Esme Simon

First row: Maria C. Friscia’s Trees Among the Valley, Dana Goodfellow’s Architecture and Stanley by Margaret Esme Simon. 
Second row: pastels Arielle, Nia, and Pigeon all by Margaret Esme Simon.

Margaret also has a pastel portrait in the Annual Member’s show at the Carriage Barn Art Center. The piece is called Arielle. The show will remain in place until October 11. Hours are: Wednesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 3 PM, Sunday from 1 - 5 PM.

Margaret has also had two pieces accepted to the 2020PPPWestport show. That show will go on from October 3 - November 30. The Gallery at 23 Jesup Road in Westport. Hours: Thursdays: 2 - 8 PM, Friday - Sunday: noon - 6 PM. Her portrait of “Nia” was accepted into the Gallery show and her portrait of “Pigeon” was accepted into the online exhibit. Both shows will be shown online at: starting on October 3.

Photographers Ilse Gordon and Barbara O’Shea have had their work accepted at the National Association of Women Artist’s Photography (Light and Shadow) Exhibition. Take a Virtual Exhibition on their website:

Ilse Gordon and Barbara O'Shea

Wedding Dress and Shadow Swirls by Ilse Gordon and In Her Own Shadow World by Barbara O’Shea.

Connie Newton Stancell’s painting, Canyon Rhythms IIConnie Newton Stancell
’s painting, Canyon Rhythms II, is included in the 131st Annual Exhibition of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. This exhibition is on-line only. Exhibition: October 1 to December 30.

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Always carry a notebook. and I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.
~~ Will Self