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Book Shop's March Art Exhibitor: Norm Siegel

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

Westport Book Shop welcomes artist Norm Siegel as exhibitor at the Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place, for the month of March.

Westport Book Shop, a nonprofit used book shop, is located at 23 Jesup Road, across Jesup Green from the Westport Library, in downtown Westport. The exhibit is open to the public during the Book Shop’s recently expanded business hours: Thursdays and Fridays from Noon to 6pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5pm.

Norm Siegel specializes in trompe l’oeil and photorealistic paintings, including a series of paintings of famous and rare book editions, so realistically rendered that you will be tempted to try to turn the painted pages.

When asked about his photorealisitc style, Norm said, “I have no intellectual or emotional reasons for why I paint like I do. Nor do I have any fancy explanations for what I’m trying to communicate to the viewer. I paint like I do because that’s the way I’m wired. I create paintings that I hope are memorable, humorous, satirical and sometimes just plain pleasurable.”

Norm was recently interviewed for the Westport Library’s “Artists in Residences” series; a video of that interview is available on the Westport Library’s YouTube channel. More information about the artist can be found on the Westport Book Sale website.

The Book Shop’s “Drew Friedman Art Place” is an area of the store dedicated to exhibiting the work of community artists year-round, on a rotating basis. Miggs Burroughs, a Trustee of the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, and a founding member of the Artists Collective of Westport, is curating these exhibits, which will change monthly.

The current exhibition of Norm Siegel’s works will be on view through March 31, 2021.

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