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Friday, June 16, 2017

Arts Center to Host Talk on Westport’s Mad Men

The Westport Arts Center (WAC) will host a roundtable discussion on some of Westport’s real life “Mad Men” from the 1950s through 1970s on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m., WAC officials announced today.

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Jonathan Horowitz, Coke/Pepsi (231 cans), pigment ink on canvas, 2012/2016 (detail). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Image courtesy of the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Conn.

The talk is being held in concert with the exhibit “From Main Street to Madison Avenue,” featuring previously unseen works by Westport artists “illustrating their important role in advertising,” said Leslie Lasala, WAC spokeswoman.

The talk will be moderated by Kerston Mitton-Rivas, president of Source CXM. Participants include Michael Brennecke, former creative director at Young & Rubicam, Joe Schachter, former vice president at J. Walter Thompson, and Norm Siegel, past creative director at Ogilvy and Mather; DMB&B.

“Also at the roundtable event, the winner of the student high school exhibition’s ‘Best of Show’ award will be announced,” Lasala said. The $500 award is sponsored by Sontag Advisory.

The talk is free for WAC members and $15 for nonmembers in advance. Tickets at door are $20 each for members and nonmembers.

For further information or to order tickets call (203) 222-7070 or visit http://www.westportartscenter.org

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