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Darien Arts Center Receives Support from Local Artist and Darien Rowayton Bank

posted Oct 6, 2016, 11:12 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 11:12 AM ]
Local artist, Peter Saverine, recently shared some of the proceeds from his August solo art show held at the Darien Rowayton Bank to benefit Darien Arts Center. His show, entitled "Sessions by the Sea," featured over 40 original works in acrylic on canvas that captured summer seascapes, rolling waves, boats at sail, and studies of oysters and mussels. A special collection of his popular miniature paintings on easels and signed copies of his children's book, Jenny's Pennies-A Nantucket Tradition added to the show's offerings that yielded over $500 for Darien Arts Center. Saverine was happy with the show, "I appreciate having had the opportunity at the Darien Rowayton Bank to share my artwork with my hometown friends and I am happy that their purchases allow me to support the arts in Darien."

The Darien Arts Center, now in its 40th year, cultivates arts programs for the community that span dance, visual arts, music, theatre and martial arts. In 2016, hundreds of participants entered the DAC’s first-ever smartphone photo contest, and Darien’s Got Talent returned as a successful fundraiser. DAC Stage has continued to gain recognition for critically acclaimed shows and recently kicked off their 2016-2017 season with Beatles Night, a sold-out event on September 24th. Hundreds of local artists will showcase their work at the Bi-Annual Darien Art Show and Sale, which returns in 2017 for its 58th year.

The DAC has also developed its community outreach through partnerships with the Darien Library, Darien Nature Center, Atria, Maplewood and Darien After School Programs and those with special needs are able to express themselves in art and dance classes through a relationship with Star, Inc.

“We are so grateful to Peter Saverine and to Darien Rowayton Bank for their vital support over the years. It is through community support like theirs that allows the Darien Arts Center to flourish while enriching the community”, commented DAC Executive Director, Amy Allen.

Over 150 teen and adult volunteers are needed to fulfill the DAC’s mission and its funding is dependent on private donations and grants, as tuition and ticket sales do not cover all of the non-profit’s operating costs. To find out more about the Darien Arts Center, visit darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall. For more information about Peter Saverine's artwork, email psaverine@yahoo.com .