Community Soundings: Artists honored, Among the graduates, Art on display
Lisa Thoren took home an honorable mention for her acrylic, “Maine Morning.”
Allison F. Graham graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., on May 21. An English literature major, Graham had two minors, creative writing and film studies, and served as the literary editor of the Willow Magazine and captain of the Seahawk Down Improv Troupe.
Graham graduated from Darien High School in 2012.
Daniel Kerrisk, of Darien, received a bachelor’s degree from the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences of the University of New Haven this spring. Kerrisk majored in paramedicine.
Tulane University in New Orleans awarded degrees to two Darien natives May 20.
On May 21, six Darien residents graduated from Trinity College in Hartford.
Matthew R. D’Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science.
Katherine Feehan earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, and was awarded the Blanchard W. Means Prize in philosophy.
Katherine Lineberger earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
William Cooper Lochtefeld earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
William Forsyth Macki earned a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Katarina Pesa earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.
The New Canaan Community Foundation Board of Directors, acting on the recommendation of the Sapienza Scholarship Committee, has approved a $2,000 scholarship block grant for the Person-to-Person Scholarship Program.
The Scholarship Program offers a pathway out of poverty and supports a student’s journey toward self-sufficiency. Eighty percent of P2P scholars graduate college, well above the national average of 26 percent for college students from low-income households.
Art on display
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will feature 20 new paintings by Darien resident Jan Dilenschneider in an exhibit that opened July 12. The exhibition, “Eco Visons,” will run through Oct. 5. A reception is scheduled for Sept. 28.
Dilenschneider’s works have been featured for the last four years at the Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier in Paris. She is the only living American artist to have her work on display at the Grand Palais in Paris. In the past year her paintings have been featured at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Sill House Gallery and at the Bellarmine Museum in Fairfield, where she broke attendance records. Each of these exhibitions were solo shows.
The exhibition will be part of the mansion’s general admission and schedule. The mansion is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Shorter tours are 45 minutes and cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for ages 8 to 18. The 90-minute tour is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $16 for ages 8 to 18.
Tours and reception tickets are available on the museum’s website, lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or by calling 203-838-9799, ext. 4. Walk-ins will be welcomed based on availability. For information on schedules and programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-838-9799.
Darien Sport Shop is seeking local children to appear in its 2017 back-to-school marketing campaign.
Boys and girls, sizes 8 to 14, are needed. Children must be available to come to the store for a fitting the week of July 24 and be available all day on Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the photo shoot at a location in Darien. Modeling experience is not necessary, but a plus.
Images will appear on social media, email campaigns, website, in-store and local publicity.
Compensation will be in the form of a Darien Sport Shop gift card, as well as digital copies of the photos.
Please submit photos (a headshot and full body, along with age and size) to Geri Corrigan at email@example.com.