Talk: “A Life in Art” – Westport Garden Club

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Talk: “A Life in Art” – Westport Garden Club

June 9, 2022 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This open meeting of the Westport Garden Club will feature a talk by Westport Town Art curator Kathie Bennewitz who will present: “A Life in Art: The Boyer & Merrilees Families.” Drawn from the book of the same title published in 2020, Bennewitz explores the work of Ralph L. Boyer (1879-1952) and his daughter Rebecca Boyer Merrilees (1922-2012)” who each captured the natural beauty of their Coleyetown Easton Road property — named “Tickle Tree” –along the Aspetuck River from the 1920s to the 1960s. Becky Boyer Merrilees was best-known as a botanical illustrator and In 1960 she became the first female artist with a Reader’s Digest cover. She drew 8 more covers, all botanical. The talk will start at approximately 1:30pm after the club’s 1pm business meeting. For more about Bennwitz and the Boyers:

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June 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Westport Garden Club


St. Luke Church
49 Turkey Hill Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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