6:00 PM18:00

The BAG MEN at Shattuck Gallery

On Saturday December 8th @ 6pm The BAG MEN will return to Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport for a one night stand of Bluegrass music full of foot-stomping grooves, soaring improvisation, and 4-part vocal harmonies.

This will be our 3rd concert at Dedee's and it's always fun - believe it or not the last one was 5 years ago! The Gallery has had a great program of music of late and we are honored to be on the schedule. Please call the gallery at 508-636-4177 to reserve your seat!

Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 at the door

The BAG MEN are:
Putnam Murdock (Guitar)
Dock Murdock (Banjo/Dobro)
Mark Russell (Fiddle)
Andrew Wade Keating (Mandolin) 
Barry Gross (Double Bass)

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5:00 PM17:00

Small Works 2018 -- Opening Reception

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Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to present our eighth annual Small Works exhibition. This highly anticipated exhibition features affordable works by many artists from our local community and across the country. We will showcase various media including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, ceramic, woodworking, and textiles.

This exhibition of affordable works, priced $500 or less, with some items up to $1250, features many of the established artists that the Shattuck has previously showcased, as well as several bright new voices of emerging artists.

This will be Dedee Shattuck Gallery's final exhibition of 2018 before closing for the winter to re-open in April of 2019.

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3:00 PM15:00

From Russia With Love

Join us in exploring the culture, history, customs, fairytales and more of Russia. Presentation by Helena Razzhivina Charbonneau. There will be refreshments and special Russian treats.

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Please RSVP by calling 508-636-4177 or by emailing

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6:00 PM18:00

A Pre-Halloween Art Costume Party

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Join us for a Pre-Halloween costume party--an event with an artistic twist!
Come as your favorite artist or artwork within any form of art!
(ie: artists, writers, musicians/works of art, writing)

Tickets: $20

There will be:
Music of Our Lives DJ Jordan Paiva
Costume Contest
Refreshments and Baked Goods
Fun Selfie Station

Please RSVP by calling 508-636-4177 or email as soon as possible

Costume Ideas and Tips!

Magritte - Son of Man


Cardboard Apple on a stick


Suit (optional)

Edgar Allen Poe


Fake Mustache

Black Jacket


Book (optional)

Raven (optional)

Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers


Mustard Sweater with Sunflowers



T-shirt with the painting on it

Frida Kahlo


Flower Crown




Hanging earrings

Jackson Pollock - Autumn Rhythm


Paint splatter old Clothes

Roy Lichtenstein Look


Pop Art Face Paint - Tutorial Here

Jeff Koons - Balloon Animal


Carry Around a Balloon Animal

Banksy - The Flower Thrower


Black Hoodie

Baseball cap

White Pants

Bouquet of Flowers

Optional: Paint in the highlights and shadows on the hoodie and pants

Andy Warhol - Marylin Monroe


Blonde Wig

Bold Make-up


The Beatles



Bowl Cut Hair

Guitar (optional)

Great Group Costume

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6:00 PM18:00

Eastern European Writers: Poetry, Novellas and More

Central and Eastern European writers occupy a unique position, a kind of duality, in that they are both the inheritors of a brutal legacy of the horrors inflicted on them by two odious and destructive political “isms” of the 20th Century, namely Nazism and Soviet Communism. This is their special baggage. Yes, they are informed by that special historical experience; however, they have since been able to create writing that is at once universal while remaining grounded in their own post-communist realities. They have, thus, been able to forge some truly unique, expressive and nuanced literary voices that deserve to be heard and savored.

Ileana Florian


Ileana Florian (Voichita Nachescu’s pen name) grew up in a small town in western Romania and came of age during the Romanian Revolution that unseated a dictator and brought an end to socialism in her country. She attended graduate school in the United States as an international student and completed a doctorate in women’s studies at the University at Buffalo. Her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Entropy Magazine, Atticus Review, PANK, and elsewhere. She has been featured at and hosted Trumpet Fiction, one of the longest-running New York reading series. A Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference participant, she lives and works in New Jersey, where she is Teaching Instructor in the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University. She is the essays editor of and is currently at work on a full-length collection, Memoirs of a Socialist Childhood.

Maxim Matusevich


Maxim Matusevich is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia. He is presently a Professor of History at Seton Hall University where he also directs the Russian and East European Studies Program. Maxim has published extensively in his fields of expertise (African, Cold War, and Soviet history) but only recently began to write fiction. His short story “Arthur or Night on Earth” appeared in the Kenyon Review Online (July-August 2017) and his novella “The Road to Battambang” was published in the Winter 2017-18 issue of New England Review. He is presently at work on a collection of short stories and novellas.

Maia McPherson

Maia McPherson is a life-long resident of Boston, MA. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado where she studied cultural anthropology and the Bread Loaf School of English, where she earned a Master’s of Art in English. Maia writes, paints, and draws as a daily practice and is beginning to explore ways in which to combine her creative work into larger pieces of art. With her partner, Stevie, Maia co-founded a writing group called the Workshop which published a poetry chapbook in 2017. Maia writes within the themes of dislocation, sensory immersion, the limits and continuation of culture through generations and geographic change, the power of human relationships, and the spaces we make for ourselves. Her poem, “The Woods Eat War and Forget It,” was recently published in the New Mexico Mercury. Currently, Maia teaches kindergarten at an independent school and is deeply committed to fostering the human expression of children (and the adults who care for them). 

Marek Kulig

Marek Kulig was born in Mielec, Poland, raised mostly on the Jersey Shore, and came to in Dartmouth, MA, where he once taught high school English, and now teaches 7th grade Social Studies and English Language Arts. He contributes to a local food magazine called Edible South Shore & South Coast. Marek has an MA in English Literature, and he recently attended the Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency and participated in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He’s writing poetry, fiction.

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6:00 PM18:00

The Gardener -- Film Night

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The Gardener is a documentary film which reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impacts on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time ever in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world's foremost private gardens. Created over 75 years and three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century. Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man's personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

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6:30 PM18:30

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of the Most Notorious Pirates

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Westport Historical Society Annual Meeting

6:30 PM Thursday October 18 at the Shattuck Gallery, One Partners Lane, Westport

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates presented by Eric Jay Dolin

A short business meeting will be followed by a presentation by Eric Jay Dolin whose most recent publication explores the epic history of America’s most notorious pirates. Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, “Black Flags, Blue Waters” reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of colonial solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Also brilliantly detailed are the pirates’ manifold enemies, including colonial governor John Winthrop, evangelist Cotton Mather, and young Benjamin Franklin. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Dolin provides this wholly original account of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

Suggested donation $5. For information contact Westport Historical Society at 508 636 6011 or

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6:00 PM18:00

A Painter Who Farms - Film Night!

A Painter Who Farms

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This portrait of Allen’s life was created by filmmakers David & Barbarella Fokos, and produced by Chris & Sheila Morse (Morse Productions).

The film made its debut to two sold out screenings at the 2018 MV Film Festival in March. ( On June 9, 2018 about 200 people attended a showing at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. In August it played to a sold out crowd at the MV Film Center, as well at the Capawock Theater in Vineyard Haven. The next public screening will be at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport Mass. on Oct. 14 at 6 pm.

You can read about the film in the March 8 edition of the MV Times and in the June 11 issue of the Vineyard Gazette. You can also watch the trailer here.

Tickets: $10

Please call 508-636-4177 or email to reserve seating

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7:00 PM19:00

Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton - 'Been on Your Side' Concert Tour


We're delighted to announce the quietly stunning debut album from Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton - 'Been on Your Side' - coming August 31 on Free Dirt!  'Been on Your Side' features Hartman's compelling, virtuosic guitar work and Ashton's pulsing clawhammer banjo, with rich harmonies interwoven throughout. It's an intimate dialog between two stellar musicians and we can't wait for you to hear it. PRE-ORDER on CD/LP/

Tickets: $20

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7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night! Flip Scipio: Talking Guitars

Talking Guitars is an intimate portrait of master guitar craftsman, Flip Scipio. This behind-the-scenes music documentary illustrates the fascinating juxtaposition of the quiet artist and the world of musicians who seek his expertise. His clients include Jackson Browne, David Lindley, Ben Taylor, Paul Simon, David Tronzo, Leni Stern and Carly Simon. It is claimed that Flip can "make the worst piece of **** sing." For himself music is like Esperanto; a universal language.

Movie is FREE and open to the Public

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7:00 PM19:00

Join us for a Concert featuring Mary Halvorson and Shahzad Ismaily!

With and Introduction by Flip Scipio!

Tickets: $20


Meet the Performers...

Mary Halvorson


One of improvised music’s most in-demand guitarists, Mary Halvorson has been active in New York since 2002, following jazz studies at Wesleyan University and the New School. 

Critics have called her “a singular talent” (Lloyd Sachs, JazzTimes), ”NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (Howard Mandel, City Arts), “one of the most exciting and original guitarists in jazz-or otherwise” (Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal), and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Francis Davis, Village Voice). The Philadelphia City Paper’s Shaun Brady adds, “Halvorson has been steadily reshaping the sound of jazz guitar in recent years with her elastic, sometimes-fluid, sometimes-shredding, wholly unique style.”

After three years of study with visionary composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton, Ms. Halvorson became an active member of several of his bands, including his trio, septet and 12+1tet. 

As a bandleader and composer, one of Ms. Halvorson’s primary outlets is her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith. Since their 2008 debut album, Dragon’s Head, the band was recognized as a rising star jazz band by Downbeat Magazine for five consecutive years. Most recently she has formed an octet, adding trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonists Jon Irabagon and Ingrid Laubrock, trombonist Jacob Garchik, and pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn. 




Shahzad Ismaily


Shahzad Ismaily was born to Pakistani immigrant parents and grew up in a wholly bicultural household. While he holds a masters degree in biochemistry from Arizona State University, he is a largely self-taught composer and musician, having mastered the electric and double bass, guitar, banjo, accordion, flute, drums, various percussion instruments and various analog synthesizers and drum machines. Ismaily has recorded or performed with an incredibly diverse assemblage of musicians, including Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Jolie Holland, Laura Veirs, Bonnie Prince Billy, Faun Fables, Secret Chiefs 3, John Zorn, Elysian Fields, Shelley Hirsch, Niobe, Will Oldham, Nels Cline, Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing), Graham Haynes, David Krakauer, Billy Martin (of Medeski Martin and Wood), Carla Kihlstedt’s Two Foot Yard, the Tin Hat Trio, Raz Mesinai and Burnt Sugar. He has also composed regularly for dance and theater, including for Min Tanaka, the Frankfurt Ballet and the East River Commedia. Recently he composed the score for the critically acclaimed movie Frozen River, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. He was also an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA in 2008. Currently based in New York , Ismaily has studied music extensively in Pakistan, India, Turkey, Mexico, Santiago, Japan, Indonesia, Morocco and Iceland.

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5:00 PM17:00

Flip Scipio: Talking Guitars -- Opening Reception and Concert

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The Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to present Flip Scipio: Talking Guitars, featuring the drawings and guitars of internationally renowned luthier Flip Scipio.

Raised in post-war Netherlands and now based in New York City, Scipio has made and restored fretted instruments for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Ry Cooder, Chris Eldridge, Bill Frisell, Richie Havens, Norah Jones, Patty Larkin, Damien Rice, Carly Simon, Rufus Wainwright, and many others. As Scipio writes of his work, music is “that common language that allows people all across the world to communicate or at least understand each other without receiving specific instruction... my workshop is my church, in which I find a relief in concentration that I often lack in the outside world, solace in being able to repair broken things, and a kind of forgiveness for the things I don’t seem to be able to achieve. At best, my shop is a place of meditation where I can find moments of transcendence into a place of better understanding and trust without having to close something else out.”

Hired by the esteemed American guitar dealer and collector George Gruhn, Scipio was a staff member of the repair department at the Rhode Island based Guild Guitar Company from 1986 until 1988. He was also the repair-shop manager for Mandolin Brothers Ltd., the legendary Staten Island NY guitar shop that specialized in rare fretted instruments. In January of 2017 Scipio gave a series of lectures on various aspects of Guitar Construction and Repair at the prestigious Cartagena XI Festival Internacional de Música in Cartagena, Colombia.

The Dedee Shattuck Gallery invites the public to an artists' reception to celebrate the opening on Saturday, September 8, from 5-7pm, including a concert by Flip Scipio at 6pm.

All Receptions are FREE and OPEN to the public

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7:00 PM19:00

Mad Hot Ballroom - Westport Film Series

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The Westport Cultural Council will host its seventh annual film series on three consecutive Wednesdays this summer - August 15, 22, and 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The film series, free and open to the public, is made possible through a grant from the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust.  It will be held at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, 1 Partners Lane, Westport, MA.

This year, the Council presents three documentary films with the theme “CHILD POWER” highlighting stories of amazing children’s lives and their powerful achievements.  Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker or demonstration, with a question and answer period to follow each showing.  

Wednesday August 29, 2018“MAD HOT BALLROOM”  Directed by Marilyn Agrelo, 2005, 1 hr & 45min. 

Students from over 60 New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and dream of winning in a city-wide competition. They learn more about each other than just steps and their teachers feel the same urge to win "that giant trophy"! Perseverance with rhythm makes this a delightful lesson on learning and teaching.

Joining us will be Swansea's Arthur Murray Dance Center's young adult dancers. They will put a little fun in your life with ballroom dancing techniques.

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Live Performance with Reed Foehl and Putnam Murdock

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Reed Foehl and Putnam Murdock have created this duo by formalizing their lifelong musical friendship.  Established by their parents bluegrass band forty years ago, the duo has been playing and writing together for fifteen years.  Their first collaboration was placed in the feature film Just Friends, and since then their songs have been placed in television, movies, and commercials.  Dusty and patient, their music is genuine Americana, telling stories of the human condition with lyric and harmonies that push the boundaries while paying homage to tradition.

Tickets: $15/$20 at the door

To purchase a ticket please call 508-636-4177 or email


Meet the Performers

Reed Föehl

Reed has recently been nominated for a Grammy, having written a song for Lee Ann Womack latest record.  Recently on tour with Gregory Alan Isakov, Anais Mitchell and Todd Snider, has returned to the east coast to record his next record.  

“Reed has the ability to transport the soul, a true master.  One of the great songwriters of our time.”  Gregory Alan Isakov

“He sings like he feels every note … Each song tells a story, all of which he relates astonishingly well.”  The Boston Globe


Putnam Murdock

Putnam began his career as a touring musician, gaining comfort with the stage.  He then graduated from Berklee College of Music where he honed his songwriting craft.  Recently, Putnam worked with Florentine Films, Ken Burns’ company, recording the music to The Roosevelts.


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Children Full of Life - Westport Film Series

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The Westport Cultural Council will host its seventh annual film series on three consecutive Wednesdays this summer - August 15, 22, and 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The film series, free and open to the public, is made possible through a grant from the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust.  It will be held at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, 1 Partners Lane, Westport, MA.

This year, the Council presents three documentary films with the theme “CHILD POWER” highlighting stories of amazing children’s lives and their powerful achievements.  Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker or demonstration, with a question and answer period to follow each showing.  

Wednesday August 22, 2018.  “CHILDREN FULL OF LIFE”   Directed by Noboru Kaetsu 2003, 48 Min. Narration in English with English sub-titles.

Mr. Kanamori, a 4th grade teacher in a Kanazawa primary school northwest of Tokyo not only teaches children how to be students but how to be happy and care for each other. Through lessons in teamwork, community, the importance of openness and how to cope, these students learn to live a happy life. An amazing, forward thinking teacher, Kanamori understands what teaching children really is all about. 

Our guest speaker is Chieko Ashidaka.  Born and educated in Japan, Ms. Ashidaka will discuss the teaching methods demonstrated in this film with Japanese education in general.


Film is FREE and open to the public

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7:00 PM19:00

Ladies First -- Westport Summer Film Series

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The Westport Cultural Council will host its seventh annual film series on three consecutive Wednesdays this summer - August 15, 22, and 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The film series, free and open to the public, is made possible through a grant from the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust.  It will be held at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, 1 Partners Lane, Westport, MA.

This year, the Council presents three documentary films with the theme “CHILD POWER” highlighting stories of amazing children’s lives and their powerful achievements.  Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker or demonstration, with a question and answer period to follow each showing.  

Wednesday August 15, 2018"LADIES FIRST" Directed by: Uraaz Bahl, 2018, 39 Min.

"Girls belong at home not on the sports field. Sports are only for boys. Girls should cook, look after their home and raise their children, that's their role."  Born amid poverty, cultural taboos and limited women's rights in the village of Ratu, India, Deepika Kumari rose to become the number 1 female archer in the world at age18. She faced all odds to follow her dream in a land where girls don't come first and opened the door for those to follow.

Our guest speaker is Hana Tabit, an archer whose competitive travels have taken her across country to national tournaments to include participating in the 2015 Olympic Trials which led up to the 2016 Olympics.  Hana will provide a brief demonstration of Olympic archery and the beautiful equipment associated with it describing her experiences of some of the challenges a young woman in fierce competition for a chance at Olympic gold can face.  

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to Aug 11

Plein Air Painting Workshop


Class description:

Join international traveler and painter Lisa Lebofsky on instructed plein air excursions in and around Barney’s Joy. Learn color principles; composition; perspective; light and shadow; texture; various painting techniques; how to translate and imbue energy and movement into your painting; philosophical and metaphorical approaches to painting nature; and the challenges and benefits of painting outdoors. Students will learn how to paint a beautiful and meaningful landscape. 

Material List

You have your choice of which day and how many days to attend.
Additional 10% off for you and a friend(s) enrolling together for the same day(s).

Price per person: 1 day: $200; 2 days: $350; 3 days: $500
Includes 6 hrs of hands on instruction plus 1 hr lunch break. Suggested time is 10-5pm, but can vary based on scheduling.

Maximum 10 people per day


1) Email with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice dates. She will need several dates for planning purposes and for potential rain dates.

2) Please specify how many classes you would like to take (you can always add more with the discounted price listed above honored)


Instructor Biography

Lisa Lebofsky


Lisa Lebofsky paints the susceptibility of nature, correlating its restlessness with our own human vulnerabilities. Her direct participation with the landscape is vital to imbue a painting with the energy of a specific place, so that viewers can connect viscerally: to move, excite and engage them.

Lebofsky finds inspiration by traveling extensively, often to remote parts of the world, in order to immerse herself in different environment and cultures. She seeks out areas around the globe that are particularly susceptible to the impacts of climate change, and meets with local residents to discuss how their community is impacted. To a great extent, these personal interactions inform what areas and what subject matter is ultimately painted. Recent regions visited include Antarctica, Newfoundland and Labrador, Greenland and The Maldives. She currently lives and works in New York City.


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7:00 PM19:00

Westport Historical Society: Westport's Underground History


Presented by Holly Herbster

Join Holly Herbster from The Public Archaeology Lab to discover what archaeology reveals about Westport’s unique and diverse natural and social landscapes. Westport’s history stretches back nearly 12,000 years, even though much of the past is not readily visible on the ground surface today. In 2004, The Westport Historical Society funded a town-wide archaeological survey designed to collect information about known sites and to identify the types and locations of sites not yet documented. Since then, archaeological projects in town, advances in digital mapping, and collaboration with Wampanoag historians have added to the story of Westport’s deep past. 

Holly Herbster is a Senior Archaeologist at The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL) in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and has spent 30 years researching southeastern Massachusetts history. She was the lead archaeologist for the 2004 town-wide survey and has completed more than two dozen archaeological projects in Westport and the surrounding Bristol County communities.

Suggested donation: $5

For information:   508 636 6011

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7:00 PM19:00

Join us for a special Kirtan Performance


This event will encompass the Kirtan, Gong bath, and energy healing.

Kirtan is a spiritual service with five parts that is found in the path of Bhakti Yoga. One of the parts is the chanting of sanskrit healing and empowerment mantras and the singing of devotional songs called bhajans. In other words, kirtan is a musically guided meditation practice. Practicing this yoga calms the mind, relaxes the body and energizes the Spirit.

$20 per person

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5:00 PM17:00

Seeking the Line - Reception

The Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to present Seeking the Line, featuring the work of four multimedia artists: Gabrielle Ferreira, Marjorie Forté, Mindy Horn and Jane Schiowitz. The word ‘line’ comes from the Latin linea, which means both the drawn line and a length of thread. The Line in this exhibit refers to renderings and textiles: while Horn and Schiowitz use clay and paint, respectively, to render rich, two-dimensional compositions, Ferreira and Forté use thread to weave, stitch, and sew complicated patterns. Each artist is following a line, discovering the power in this most primary element.

Gabrielle Ferreira is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Textiles at RISD with a focus on weaving and print design. Her work is an examination of place, heritage and identity. Learning to silkscreen and engrave at an early age, she uses hand stitchery, sewing, knitting and weaving traditions passed down through her Cape Verdean and Portuguese heritage.

Marjorie Forté is a mixed media artist. She studied at Pratt Institute and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Working with thread and yarn since childhood, she continues to push the limits of her materials. While recently focusing on fiber, she has worked in other mediums including oil sticks, charcoal, pencil, collage, and monoprint. 

Mindy Horn has worked as a ceramic artist and as a paper conservator in Connecticut and New York—media that require meticulous work, an appreciation of science and of technique, and the love and understanding of art. Both are fragile, transformable and respond to touch; with time and use, both materials perceptively record their own history.

Jane Schiowitz is an artist whose paintings and works on paper have been exhibited across the United States and in New York City, including five solo shows at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery. She received an MFA in Painting is from the Milton Avery Graduate School at Bard College. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications including The New York Times and the New Yorker, and she is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Award for painting and a three-time fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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7:00 PM19:00

He Named Me Malala - Movie Night!


He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls' education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls' education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. 

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl's life--from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love of education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers. 

"A chronicle of Malala's achievements alone would make for a fascinating documentary; what sets this film apart is how viewers meet not only the Malala the role model, but also Malala the teenager."
S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media

"A fittingly poignant treatment of an inspiring subject."
Dan Jolin, Empire

"Scenes of Malala at home in Birmingham, England, where she and her family moved after the attack, show a fairly typical adolescent, teasing, and being teased by, two brothers." 
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"This is, in fact, a surprisingly bright-spirited and profoundly moving portrait of Malala." 
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

There will be an Admission fee of $5 Please RSVP by calling 508-636-4177 or by emailing

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5:30 PM17:30

Talk with Peter Pereira

Join us for a talk with Photo Journalist Peter Pereira!

Award-winning photographer Peter Pereira has published work in Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe,, CNN Anderson Cooper 360, and many other international media outlets.

Pereira moved to the United States from Figueira da Foz, Portugal, when he was eight. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Infante D. Henrique by the President of Portugal, the National Press Photographers Association - New England Region - Photographer of the Year, the Photographer of the Year from the New England Newspaper & Press Association, and the Master Photographer award from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. In 2013, Peter won an Award of Excellence in the China International Press Photo awards.

FREE and open to the Public!

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Large-Scale Woodblock Printing Demonstration

June 16th & 17th


Printing a woodblock by Jenya Damsky

Printing a woodblock by Jenya Damsky


BIG INK is an organized network of creative thinkers focused on promoting the art of large-scale woodblock printing. The program was started in 2012 by Directors Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnet as a way to spread their passion for the medium with other artists and the general public. BIG INK works by establishing a temporary print shop on site at partnership organizations, most often at museums, universities, art centers, studios, and galleries. Artists are selected, either by personal invitation or through a call-for-entry process, to attend these events and print original woodblocks at least 24” x 36” in dimension. The community is invited to witness the sheer spectacle involved in creating these large-scale works.


Video from Past Event:

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3:00 PM15:00

Community MusicWorks


The MusicWorks Collective closes its 21st season with a cathartic program featuring three composers with special insight into the world of strings. Annika Socolofsky’s Hush (2017) explores our instruments’ vocal and textural qualities, wringing magic from the unlikely marriage of horsehair, steel, and wood. Edward Elgar’s Serenade and Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht both achieve a similar alchemy – these are two repertoire standards that speak straight to the heart.

Sunday, June 10 at 3pm
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
1 Partners Lane, Westport, MA
Reception to follow

Generously sponsored by Residential Properties Ltd.

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5:00 PM17:00

Witness to Conflict: The Art of Documentary Opening Reception


The Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to present WITNESS TO CONFLICT: The Art of Documentary. This exhibition focuses on art from conflict zones—featuring the paintings of Iraq War veteran James Razko, sound art and photography from New York Times reporter Andy Mills, and images of Sierra Leone’s jungles by photographer Kipp Wettstein. 

Razko’s ‘Night Vision’ painting series depicts scenes of what he terms ‘violent beauty’– the iridescent green glow of explosions as seen through night vision goggles.

Mills, the producer of The New York Times podcast “Caliphate”, presents sounds and photographs from reporting in Mosul and surrounding refugee camps.  

Wettstein’s photographs are part of an early effort to explore and contextualize a small piece of what remains of Sierra Leone’s primary and secondary rainforests. Since the end of the civil war in 2002, these forests have been reduced to less than five percent of their original coverage. This project also explores the realities and challenges of life in a place that experienced the recent and devastating effects of Ebola, war, and poverty, all of which have stories linked to the rainforest. 


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