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Fairfield Library Screens Film On Marsden Hartley

The Fairfield Public Library will be showing "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet" Jan. 13.
The Fairfield Public Library will be showing "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet" Jan. 13. Photo Credit: Google

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Public Library will screen the film "Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet," Wednesday.

Marsden Hartley was an American Modernist painter, poet and essayist. Using 43 of Hartley’s paintings and drawings, writer, director and narrator Michael Maglaras leads the viewer through Hartley’s fraught journey. It starts with hardscrabble beginnings in rural Maine, art school in Cleveland, life as an ex-pat in Europe and a return to Maine in later years.

This is another film by the outstanding producers of 217 Films whose movies on the Works Projects Administration and the 1913 Armory Show were shown last summer at the library.

Registration is requested. The film is at 10:30 a.m. in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.

Also, the Skype-a-Docent program will resume March 2 with a visit to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich for a tour of the quilt exhibit “And Still We Rise.”

These programs offer tours of cultural interest -- particularly art -- to seniors and others who may not be able to travel out of town. Docents from various museums and venues take you on private tours via Skype, which is a video phone call. This method allows participants to view exhibits up close and to converse directly with the guide.

To register, or for more information about this and other programs, visit the library's website, call 203-256-3160 or follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter and Facebook .

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