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Westport Book Shop Welcomes Jarvis Wilcox for December Art Exhibit

The Westport Book Shop is pleased to welcome local artist Jarvis Wilcox as guest exhibitor for the month of December 2022, at the Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place.

Jarvis is exhibiting seven small oil paintings featuring nature, landscapes and still lifes.

Jarvis studied art history at Yale University and Columbia University, and studied painting with his mentor Arthur Stern. Jarvis painted in upstate New York for a decade, and then in the Hamptons for 25 years. He now resides in Westport, and is a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, and the Artists Collective of Westport.

When asked for an artist's statement, Jarvis submitted: "I spend most of my time trying to avoid words and still communicate. . . . a painting is a non-verbal communication: a means of responding to a subject, a person, a scene, an accidental arrangement of the world; nothing didactic, simply an intuitive understanding of the implications of the relationships so that within the frame an onion may become a ballerina, or the portrait of a peasant the portrait of parched, harvested fields in Provence in August."

You can see the exhibit of Jarvis' work at the Westport Book Shop, located at 23 Jesup Road, right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library. The art exhibit is open to the public during the Book Shop’s regular business hours: Sundays and Mondays from Noon to 5pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.

Jarvis' artwork will be on display through December 31, 2022. All artwork on exhibit is available for purchase.

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 the Book Shop's art exhibits, which change monthly.

To see more of Jarvis Wilcox's work, visit his website:

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