An art exhibition and sale sponsored by the Art Society of Old Greenwich, will feature the works of Vivien Joy Ponniah.
She was inspired by intricate bead embroidery by her Nnonya, Hakka grandmother. She has spent the past three decades evolving her distinct art.
Wielding her needle like a paintbrush, she stitches fine glass seed beads and shells on to silk canvases to create one-of-a-kind landscapes and portraits. The pieces are part of a collection of over 80 tapestries.
Several are housed in Arts & Crafts and Roycroft style wooden frames created by her husband, James Herm.
Through July and August, 24 of her pieces are on display at the M&T Bank – in the lobby and in the offices – 100 E. Putnam Ave in Cos Cob. The hours are M-Thurs 9-5, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-1.