December 5, 2023


Adorn your Feelings

New pop-up art gallery to open in Washington Street

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As Norwalk residents walk along Washington Street this summer, they will get a chance to see new art by a local artist. 

A new pop-up art exhibit called “Shadowboxing: Mixed Media Art by Amy Schott” will be showcased from June 3 – 26 at 132A Washington St. in Norwalk. The exhibit is hosted and curated by Art Annex CT, a local organization that hosts solo and small exhibits for local artists. 

Jane Jansen Seymour, the Marketing Director of the Art Annex CT, was impressed with Schott’s skills to reinvent items seen in everyday life and make them into art pieces.  

“She’ll take things like old cigar boxes and cut them up meticulously with a razor knife and put them together with wire and it becomes something else when you’re looking at it,” said Seymour. “It’s exciting to be working with an artist to help her with her vision of the show. And it’s a wonderful space on Washington Street.”

The exhibition will feature around 50 pieces from local artist Schott, who mixes antique items to form multidimensional shadow boxes. 

“I started collecting vintage found materials to incorporate into my work about 15 years ago, it’s just so exciting to be able to show it all together in one space,” said Schott, who previously worked as an art director and graphic designer. 

Schott, who was born and raised in Fairfield County, is a member of the Rowayton Arts Center, Greenwich Arts Society, New Canaan Society for the Arts (Carriage Barn Arts Center) and Ridgefield Guild of Artists. 

The exhibit is part of this year’s “OnWashington Entrepeneur Contest” for which the owners of the space allow a local business to open a pop-up for six weeks. Art Annex CT was awarded the space on Washington Street to open a pop-up gallery, where Schott’s work will be showcased for the first three weeks. 

“We’re always looking for space for pop-up galleries, so we can keep going highlighting the local artists in the area,” said Seymour.

Starting June 2, the gallery will be opened Tuesday through Sunday from 3 – 7p.m. or by appointment.


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