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William Pitt Sotheby’s Intl. Realty In Rowayton Hosts Artist's Reception

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Rowayton will host an artist's reception on Sunday, July 3, showcasing the work of Alissa Morabito.
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Rowayton will host an artist's reception on Sunday, July 3, showcasing the work of Alissa Morabito. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced that the firm’s Rowayton brokerage will host an artist 'sreception as part of the “Sundays at Sotheby’s” series, a monthly program in which the office welcomes new local art to display in its office.

The reception is typically held on the first Sunday of each month. Local artist Alissa Morabito will introduce her work on Sunday, July 3, from 4-6 p.m.

Morabito grew up surrounded by the coastal landscape of Southern California before moving to Washington Depot, Conn. Her early years by the beach deeply influenced Morabito’s artistic style, lending itself to a laid back, coastal feel. Upon unpacking for her new life in Connecticut, Morabito came across a package of liquid gold leaf that exploded after opening. Inspired by her brilliantly stained hands, Morabito decided that from then on, all her paintings, drawing and scrawls would be gilded.

Throughout the years, her works maintained this trademark style, while also expanding to encompass the notion of how things, both physical and non-physical, disintegrate with neglect. This artistic realization was both fascinating and heartbreaking for Morabito, serving as her strong drive to visually express what cannot be found in words.

During the July 3 event, the Rowayton office will showcase a display of Morabito’s paintings and drawings. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served in a casual setting with opportunities to talk with Morabito, and discuss her work. In addition, live music performed by local Rowayton band Free Flow, will provide the musical entertainment for the evening affair, which is open to the public.

“We are thrilled to welcome yet another amazing local artist during this month’s event, as well as live music for the first time ever,” said Darien agent Molly Crosland, who spearheads much of the brokerage’s artist series. “The local band performing is wonderful, and Alissa’s work is stunningly complex, encouraging all to see the world from a whole new perspective — one that finds beauty in all things.”

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