DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien Town Hall is the home of local artist Vicki French Smith's latest exhibit of plein air paintings.
Smith, a local artist and Darien Arts Center instructor, is displaying her paintings at Town Hall through Oct. 21, according to a news release. Smith's work features landscapes and seascapes in watercolor, oil and monotypes. She has previously hosted exhibits along the New Jersey Shore, libraries throughout the area and galleries around the state. She is also featured in PBS’ new series “Landscape through Time with David Dunlop,” according to the release.
“Painting and photography has opened a new world to me," Smith said in the release. "I see things through new eyes. Photography captures the memory and painting lets me relive the experiences of my travels through recreating, reinterpreting and reinventing all the places I love. My hope is to pass these rewards of inspiration on to others.”
Since she moved to Darien 16 years ago, Smith has been teaching children, high school students and adults. She is currently teaching “Fresh Applications of Traditional Techniques” on Tuesday mornings at the DAC where contemporary and traditional techniques will overlap, using oil, acrylic and watercolor, according to the release.
To register for art, dance, music or theater classes, residents can go to the DAC's website or call the DAC office at 203-655-8683.
Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre, & special events & live theatre performances by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees and ticket sales fund the DAC, which is at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For further information, call 203-655-8683 or visit arts.darien.org.