DARIEN, Conn. -- Proceeds from an art show by local artist Peter Saverine at Darien Rowayton Bank in August will benefit Darien Arts Center.
Saverine will donate 20 percent of all sales from the show to the Darien Arts Center. A free “Wine & Cheese” reception will be held at Darien Rowayton Bank on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 4-6 p.m. The public is invited. The bank is located at 1001 Post Road.
A special collection of Saverine's original miniature paintings will be on sale at $20 each with $10 going to support Darien Arts Center.
Saverine, a self-taught, “Sunday Artist”, said he is excited to have a solo show in his hometown. “I am humbled to be invited to share my most recent paintings at Darien Rowayton Bank and happy that the Darien Arts Center will be a partner in all sales proceeds. I hope people will enjoy my collection, Sessions by the Sea.”
Saverine also authored and self-published a children’s picture book, "Jenny’s Pennies—A Nantucket Tradition," that has sold over 7,000 copies and is in its fourth printing. Autographed copies of his books will also be available during the show.
Saverine was born and raised in Darien and has lived in Fairfield County for most of his life. A graduate of Amherst College with a BA in Political Science, he held several buying and management positions at Lord and Taylor in New York after which he returned to Fairfield County to pursue entrepreneurial sales and marketing pursuits.
He is the Director of Philanthropy at STAR, Inc., a non-profit organization serving neighbors of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.