Thursday, February 8, 2018

Exhibit of Pierre Sylvain's Work Opens at Russell Library

Pierre Sylvain
Fantastical Journey: Voodoo, Slavery, Jazz
February 9 – March 31 2018

From February 9th through March 2018, Russell Library will exhibit paintings representing the past ten years of artist Pierre Sylvain’s work. Focusing on Voodoo, Slavery, and Jazz, the art portrays cultural themes of the African American experience. An opening reception is planned for the evening of February 9 from 6 – 8pm in the main lobby of the library, and will feature the jazz trio, “Liviu Pop and Friends”.

Pierre Sylvain has generously donated a painting to be auctioned off online to benefit the Russell Library. Bidding opened Monday, February 5th 2018 at 10AM, and runs through February 14th 2018 at 5PM. Please see the full list of Online Silent Auction Rules. The painting is called "Love at First Sight" and the size is 14"x14" acrylic and collage. You can access the auction at: 

Liviu Pop Jazz Trio: is composed of Rich Goldstein on guitar, Yahn Frenkel on organ, and Liviu Pop on drums. They will be playing at the exhibit opening Friday, February 9 beginning at 6:00pm.

The exhibit Pierre Sylvain: Fantastic Journey: Voodoo, Slavery and Jazz can be viewed during library hours through March 31, 2018.

The exhibit kicks off a series of Black History events at the library sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities. 

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