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Westport Book Shop Welcomes Photographer Fruma Markowitz for December Art Exhibit

The Westport Book Shop is pleased to welcome photographer Fruma Markowitz as its guest art exhibitor for December, in the Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place.

Fruma is exhibiting part of an ongoing project entitled “Sara’s Trousseau,” with an installation of nine Cyanotype prints and collages using photographic images she made of non-matching teacups she inherited from her mother, together with imprints of crocheted and embroidered linens she’s found at flea markets and tag sales.

Cyanotype is an historical photographic process, invented in 1842, where a light-sensitive photographic emulsion applied to paper turns a brilliant Prussian blue when exposed to a UV light source, such as the sun. Each print, like the teacups, is unique. Some have also been embellished with gold ink, or toned with . . . tea!.

Fruma says her photography functions as a visual diary, and she makes photographic images every day. “I try to bring focus to everyday things that other people might overlook, but that are significant, troubling or wonderful to me,” she said. Family life, womanhood, and urban and natural environments are where she most often draws inspiration for making images.

Fruma earned a BFA in photography at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem, and a Masters in Interactive Technology at NYU. She is a member of The Artists Collective of Westport, The Silvermine Guild, the Rowayton Arts Center, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and The Creative Center in NYC.

You can see the exhibit 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: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, and Sundays from Noon to 5pm (closed Mondays), and will be on display through December 31, 2021.

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 change monthly.

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