ON COLLECTING: PANEL DISCUSSION & BOURBON TASTING
Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30pm
Join us for a special exhibit event & conversation with Jay Fielden, Hilary Lewis and Scott Gilbert
Enjoy a bespoke bourbon tasting by Larry Klem of Stewart’s Wine & Spirits, followed by a panel discussion on building and curating collections of some of today’s most valuable and unique items — including fine art, classic and exotic cars, and other rare and vintage objects. The exhibit features a curated selection of original artwork and photography by 50 artists, including celebrated New York City-based artist Clintel Steed and New Canaan’s Cas Friese.
Jay Fielden, culture critic. A Texas native and Connecticut transplant, Fielden is a journalist, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Esquire, Town & Country, and Men’s Vogue. He has written broadly about topics concerning style, design, art, and literature. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Airmail, Hodinkee, and Essays in Criticism. He recently started publishing poetry again in The New Yorker, where he was once a fiction editor.
Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator & Creative Director at the Glass House, former
home of Philip Johnson and now a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in New Canaan, Connecticut. Hilary oversees art exhibitions, publications, public programs, and other creative efforts at the institution as well as the Glass House permanent collection and archives. With Johnson, she wrote two books and numerous articles, including Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words.
Scott Gilbert, founder and lead designer of Black Bridge Motors, a South Norwalk, CT based automotive company that engineers, fabricates and assembles modernization solutions for classic and vintage vehicles. Scott is also involved in a STEAM based vocational initiative, Harbor Bridge Academy, that aims to provide alternative pathways and skill sets to High School aged students looking to explore trade-based careers. He serves on the board of the New Canaan YMCA and was awarded a Top 40 Under 40 Award by Fairfield County Business Journal in 2021. Scott lives in New Canaan, CT with his wife, Noel, and 2 children.
Kristin Peterson Edwards, exhibition curator and Carriage Barn Director of Special Projects. Kristin is a thirty-year veteran of the art world specializing in contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. She is on the Board of Directors for the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Chicago and is active on the Development and Capital Campaign Committees at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.
About the Carriage Barn
The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center.
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