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Gin & Jazz Benefit Raises Funds For Fairfield Museum

State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey and Brian Vahey celebrate "Gin & Jazz" at the Fairfield Museum on Saturday.
State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey and Brian Vahey celebrate "Gin & Jazz" at the Fairfield Museum on Saturday. Photo Credit: Mike Lauterborn

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The theme was “Gin & Jazz,” and guests enjoyed both while supporting the Fairfield Museum on a recent crisp Saturday evening to celebrate the opening of the museum’s newest exhibition, “Connecticut, 1940: Farms, Factories and the Photographs of Jack Delano.”

Attendees enjoyed live jazz, food from Susan Kane Catering, gin libations from Litchfield Distillery and champagne cocktails featuring Hartford Flavor Co. To cap off the evening, guests indulged in a dessert candy bar courtesy of Saugatuck Sweets. A live auction to benefit the museum’s education programming raised additional funds to support field trips for underserved students from Norwalk and Bridgeport.

The event also celebrated the selected photographs from the annual juried photography show, “IMAGES 2016.” At the party, the grand prize winning photographs were announced:

Student – Justin Feldman, “Old Glory”

Professional/Serious Amateur: Carol M. Battin, “Dead Sea Reflection”

Battin won the prize of a solo exhibition at Southport Galleries. Feldman will have the opportunity to work with renowned photographer Philip Trager, one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance, for a portfolio review.

“The event was a tremendous success for the Fairfield Museum! We were delighted to have so many friends of the museum here for a special evening that raised crucial funds for our education programs,” said Fairfield Museum Executive Director Mike Jehle.

Located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, the museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors; members of the museum and children under 5 are free. For more information, click here or call 203-259-1598.

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