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Wednesday, March 21 News

Eberman's life as an artist recalled in exhibition

"Perspectives," a retrospective of the art of artist Edwin Eberman, showcases his brush-and-pen drawings and watercolors of scenes of life from New Canaan and from his world travels.

The exhibition, which opens in the New Canaan Library's H. Pelham Curtis Gallery on Saturday, July 5, is a collection on loan from his daughter, Alice Eberman Jennings, of New Canaan.

An opening reception will take place Saturday, July 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. The show continues to Aug. 9.

According to the gallery, the works are deliberatively untitled, giving the viewer the chance to decipher the locations that are depicted.

In addition to being an artist and businessman, Eberman was active in the community. He and his wife, Janet, settled in New Canaan in 1941 to raise a family.

Along with his involvement on the Board of Education, he was instrumental in establishing the New Canaan Nature Center, Waveny Care Center and the New Canaan Inn. He also contributed his artistic talent to a fundraising brochure for the New Canaan Historical Society's acquisition of the Hanford-Silliman House and 47 sketches for the society's book, "Landmarks of New Canaan."

He also designed gardens at Waveny Care, the New Canaan Inn and the Congregational Church. He died in 1986.

"Perspectives" is sponsored by the Art Committee, Friends of New Canaan Library. The curators are Ann Barua and Miki Porta.

For information, call 203-594-5007 or visit newcanaanlibrary.org.