As the State of Connecticut continues to respond to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates to the residents of Connecticut as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020: More
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Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, Norwalk City Hall will operate with limited staff and scaled-back services amidst the growing COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling made the decision today, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in order to protect the health and safety of the public and City staff, while maintaining core government functions. A majority of Board and Commission meetings over the next two weeks will also be canceled, or moved to teleconference. More Mar 12, 2020 - 6:02:47 PM
Wilton Library’s drive thru window keeps people rolling Given the Town of Wilton’s current health advisories, Wilton Library will remain closed through Sunday, March 15. During this time, library custodial staff will perform systematic deep cleaning of all surfaces using CDC recommended guidelines. These cleaning procedures will be maintained for the foreseeable future. More Mar 12, 2020 - 5:46:24 PM
In response to the growing concerns over the spread of COVID19, SilverSource, the nonprofit agency that serves the greater Stamford senior community, has announced immediate updates to its programs and services to ensure the safety of its employees and clients. More Mar 12, 2020 - 4:11:10 PM
City: First Case of COVID-19 in Stamford Followed All Precautionary Measures On March 10th a Stamford resident who returned from international travel was preemptively isolated at Stamford Hospital. On the late evening of March 11th the resident tested positive for COVID-19 (commonly referred to as “the coronavirus”). This is the first reported case of COVID-19 among Stamford residents. This infection was not contracted in the United States or Stamford. More Mar 12, 2020 - 3:15:06 PM
Sound Tigers 4, Marlies 1 Kieffer Bellows and Travis St. Denis each scored twice on Wednesday to help the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (23-33-5-2), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, earn a 4-1 win against the Toronto Marlies at Webster Bank Arena. Christopher Gibson also tied a season high with 44 saves to backstop the win, Bridgeport’s second in a row. More Mar 12, 2020 - 12:11:11 AM
CT AG Tong releases guidance on price gouging enforcement Attorney General William Tong on Tuesday released the following statement and guidance on price gouging enforcement after Gov. Ned Lamont declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. More Mar 11, 2020 - 1:56:35 AM
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Horses by Sayaka Ganz (contributed photo)
Stamford, CT - Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to present “Reclaimed Creations,” an exhibition of 10 sculptures & collotype prints by Sayaka Ganz. The internationally recognized artist uses reclaimed plastic household objects like brush strokes to give her large-scale sculptures the illusion of form and motion.
The exhibition will be on view in the Stamford Museum’s Bendel Galleries from Friday, June 28 through Monday, September 2, 2019. The artist will join the public for the opening reception held at the museum on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Uta Humpbacker by Sayaka Ganz (contributed photo)
A native of Japan and self-described “3-D Impressionist,” Ganz’s unique creations appear visibly unified at a distance, while separate at close proximity. “When observing my sculptures up close, one might see gaps, holes and items being held on only by small points,” says Ganz. “Step away, however, and the sculptures reveal the harmony created when the objects are aligned to the same general direction.” She says her work symbolizes how we gain perspective when distancing ourselves from current problems to consider the larger picture. “Although we may approach the problem from different angles, we often have larger goals in common.”
The artist aims to impart new life to common objects by transforming them into wildlife forms in full motion – including galloping horses, soaring birds, swimming polar bears, and “Uta” a humpbacked whale. Having grown up with the Shinto animist belief that all things in the world have spirits, Ganz says her work comes from a place of sympathy. “When I see discarded items on the street or thrift store shelves, I feel a deep sadness for them,” says Ganz. “I am moved to make these abandoned objects happy.”
Polar Bears by Sayaka Ganz (contributed photo)
“I believe the power of this exhibition lies in the connection between the subject and the medium,” said Jillian Casey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions for Stamford Museum & Nature Center. “There is a certain message Ganz conveys by juxtaposing common plastic objects with uncommon wildlife subjects. By creating beautiful forms from items that have been discarded, she illustrates our impact on the natural world, and the key role we play in our ecosystem and environment.”
“Beyond bringing this beautiful nature-based exhibition to the community for the summer, we’re delighted to host the artist as well,” said Melissa Mulrooney, the not-for-profit organization’s Executive Director and CEO. “We encourage the public to join us for our opening reception to hear Ms. Ganz speak about her work, inspiration and distinct point of view, firsthand.”