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Westport Area Artists Support the DVCC

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Support for our services comes to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center in many diverse ways, including recently from five Westport artists who have created a set of beautiful note cards called the Tranquility Series.


Through a project coordinated by New Canaan resident Laura Einstein, who is a curator and fine art consultant, each artist contributed a unique piece that conceptualizes their interpretation of tranquility. The boxed sets of 10 cards each are being sold at various locations throughout our communities to benefit the DVCC.


“I was so excited when two DVCC supporters approached me with this idea,” Einstein said. “I am thrilled to help out and will tell you that all of the artists are very proud to be included.”


The artists and contributed artwork include a photograph by Miggs Burroughs, a woodcut print by Eve Stockton, a painting by Alberta Cifolelli, a print by Tracy Sugarman and an assemblage sculpture by Nina Bentley. All are well-known artists who have been commissioned and have exhibited on a national level.


“This is such a unique opportunity for us to be able to partner with the Westport arts community and to have such talented artists contribute their work in support of victims of domestic violence,” said DVCC Executive Director Rachelle Kucera Mehra. “It’s a very special partnership that will touch the lives of many people as these cards make their way from one person and one community to another.”


The cards are being sold in the Westport stores Picture This and Then Again, in Norwalk at The Artist Market, in New Canaan at the Elm Street Bookstore, and will be available at Max’s Art Supply in Westport for a week in March. DVCC volunteers also will have the note cards available for purchase at various functions and events throughout the year, or they may be purchased at the DVCC Stamford office at 777 Summer Street.


The Domestic Violence Crisis Center is committed to promoting the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships. With a professional staff who have years of experience and advocacy in the field of domestic violence, the agency offers confidential services at no charge, including court and legal services, group and individual counseling, temporary shelter, housing services, children’s services, medical advocacy,  professional adult trainings, multilingual services, PeaceWorks prevention education,  a 24-hour hotline (1-888-774-2900) and EsperanzaCT, a Spanish language website and 24-hour phone service line. DVCC is the only domestic violence agency serving the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston. For more information please call 203-588-9100 or visit our website at www.dvccct.org.