The Carriage Barn Arts Center, a non-profit arts organization located at Waveny Park, is pleased to announce some exciting new developments as it launches the 2013/14 season of exhibitions and programs. The Carriage Barn recently hired two Co-Directors, who are bringing their extensive expertise in the art and business worlds to this cultural community center.
Arianne Faber Kolb has a Ph.D. in art history and was a curator of paintings and drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum and a researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is also involved in various capacities at the Bruce Museum, the Glass House, and the Art Committee of the New Canaan Library. Her publications range from a book on the old master painter Jan Brueghel to a children’s architecture book entitled “From the Saltbox to the Glass House: Places that Matter in New Canaan.” She is presently working on a children’s book on Waveny.
Eleanor Flatow has an MBA and previously served as Assistant Vice President at Pershing, LLC., a BNY Mellon Company, and prior to that worked as a specialist in American Furniture and Decorative Arts at Christie's. She interned/volunteered for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Currently, she is the Vice Chairman of the Archives & Preservation Committee at the Colony Club in New York, where she curated archival exhibitions and gave lectures–one entitled, “Uncovering our History: The 1922 George Washington Portrait Exhibition at the Colony Club.”
As residents of New Canaan, they have been actively involved in the community and are committed to providing high quality exhibitions and educational programs. They have done local fundraising: Flatow for the Nature Center and the Glass House; Kolb for the Bruce Museum; and both were on the Waveny 100th Celebration Committee, which was co-chaired by Kolb, who is a board member of the New Canaan Preservation Alliance.
In addition to the Annual Members’ Show in September and the Photography Show in January, Flatow and Kolb are planning a series of new exhibitions spanning a wide range of themes. They are launching the season with a thematic show entitled “The Barn and Beyond,” which will re-introduce the history of the Carriage Barn to a broader audience and highlight the significance of barns in New Canaan. A dynamic and interactive Kinetic Sculpture show will open in November and will incorporate the creation of a Sculpture Courtyard in front of the barn. The annual Spectrum exhibit will focus on sustainable and recycled art and a High School exhibit will be re-introduced in the spring. The year will culminate with a fascinating exhibition featuring Contemporary Cuban Art from a private collection. A new series of educational children’s workshops on Sunday afternoons will be held in conjunction with the exhibitions on view.
The Carriage Barn’s board and directors are also initiating the first-ever fundraiser in May: a “Barnraiser,” which will raise money for their expanding programs. As a privately funded organization, the Carriage Barn relies on friends and sponsors in the community to meet the costs of creating exhibitions and educating the public. CBAC Members at various levels will benefit from private exhibition previews and behind-the-scenes visits to museums and private collections.
For information about the Carriage Barn Arts Center, which is located in Waveny Park, please visit the website.
About the CBAC
The Carriage Barn Arts Center offers artists opportunities to exhibit their work in an inspirational gallery space in a nineteenth-century stone barn. Exhibitions, lectures, educational workshops, concerts and other events are held in this adaptively reused historical building on the grounds of Waveny Park. The mission of the CBAC is to promote the visual and performing arts and enrich the community through exhibitions, education and other cultural experiences.