"Perspectives" - The Art of Ed Eberman

Category: Art & Music
Location: Curtis Gallery

This exhibition is from a collection of Edwin Eberman’s ink drawings and watercolors of scenes of life in New Canaan and from his world travels. The artwork is on loan from his daughter, Alice Eberman Jennings, of New Canaan. 

The pieces are deliberatively untitled, giving the audience the chance to decipher the locations depicted in the work. The exhibit will be on display in the Library’s H. Pelham Curtis Gallery from July 5 - August 9, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The reception is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

According to his family, Ed Eberman often said that he couldn’t remember a time when he wasn’t “always drawing.” In addition to being an accomplished artist and successful businessman, Ed was a devoted and tireless leader in New Canaan, where he and his wife Janet settled to raise a family in 1941. Along with his involvement in the school board, he was one of the citizens behind the establishment of such important organizations as the Nature Center, Waveny Care Center and the New Canaan Inn.

Ed’s support of the community extended to his artistic talents as well. Among his many contributions were a fund-raising brochure for the Historical Society’s acquisition of the Hanford-Silliman House, 47 sketches for the Historical Society’s book Landmarks of New Canaan, and designing gardens that continue to delight, notably at Waveny Care, the New Canaan Inn and the Congregational Church. He sketched and painted until the end of his life, in August 1986.   He once said, “I look at life as a design to make a whole picture that is much richer than any of its parts.”  In his case, it was. “Perspectives” is sponsored by the Art Committee, Friends of New Canaan Library.

The curators are Ann Barua and Miki Porta.