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“Light Songs” Photography Opening Reception & Art Exhibition

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception
Friday, June 7 | 6-9pm

The Darien Arts Center is proud to host Light Songs, an exhibit of photography, graphics and artistic improvisations from award-winning photographers and artists, Jim Stasiak and Barbara Soares. The exhibit of over 30 works of art runs from Friday, June 7th through Wednesday June 12th in the DAC Weatherstone Studio The opening reception will feature wine and lights bites and the artists will be on hand on Friday, June 7th from 6-9pm. Admission to the reception and exhibit are free, with 20% of art sale proceeds to benefit the DAC.

Jim Stasiak is an award-winning photographic artist, musician and graphic arts professional. He regularly exhibits at Carriage Barn Arts Center, Sherman Arts Association, Rowayton Arts Center, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Gallery 25, Washington Art Association, White Silo Farm Gallery, and the Warner Theatre Atrium Gallery. His work is in the permanent collection of Danbury Hospital, CT, and private collections in CT, NY, IL, CA, NH and ME.

“Our awareness of the universe changes almost daily. A simple moment in time encompasses multiple dimensions, energy waves of incredibly long and short frequencies, and undefined anomalies. My photography relies on emotion and expertise to recognize an image in that simple moment, and skill, taste and judgment to create an image of relevance and meaning for the viewer.”-Jim Stasiak.

Barbara Soares, MA, is an award-winning fine art photographer, Reiki master, musician and sound healing practitioner. Her work has been shown in galleries, schools, and alternate spaces in NYC, Connecticut and Westchester, including the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Rowayton Art Center, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Kent Art Association, Washington Art Association, Mattatuck Museum, Gallery 25,  Warner Theatre Atrium, and Five Points Gallery as well as private and corporate collections in the Northeast. Her ‘Renewal’ photograph recently won first honors in the Shoreline Arts Alliance 2023 IMAGES Juried photography show.

“My work represents a zen meditation in seeing, photographing and printing images as ‘visual haiku’ that entice the viewer to perceive the world in a different light and composition. Passion, resonance, shadow and light, form and movement, essence of the moment, essence of the heart – these are the raw materials I draw from and live for.”-Barbara Soares.



June 7
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Darien Arts Center
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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