Popular in 18th and 19th century France, a “salon” was a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host held to amuse one another and increase knowledge through conversation and painting.
The Darien Arts Center, with a bold cry of vive le France, brings this idea to modern day Darien with the introduction of two Impressionist Salon Evenings to be held in October.
Hosted by artist and DAC teacher Vicki French Smith, attendees can spend one or both evenings in the DAC’s spacious Visual Arts Studio amongst friends new and old. The casual and creative environment will be alive with good conversation, good food, and the excellent company of friends and neighbors. As the night progresses, participants of all skill levels will learn, practice, and enhance painting skills with Vicki’s demonstration and step by step instruction, creating paintings inspired by Monet himself.
All art materials and a catered supper will be provided with registration. Guests are invited to bring a beverage of choice. The class costs $100 for both evenings, or $60 for just one; October 4 and 11, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Email [email protected]
or call the DAC office at 203-655-8683 to sign up.