Community news: Westport property sold for $3,700,000, and more

HK Group seller of $3,700,000 building

The full service Westport commercial real estate firm HK Group has announced the $3,700,000 sale of the medical tenant Modern Dermatology of Connecticut property at 1032 Post Road East in town.

The 6,343 square foot building was built in 2015 by the Milton Development custom home building company. The building sits on a 0.43 acre parcel zoned Highway Service District. The firm’s Executive Vice President, Franco Fellah, announced the sale. The building was fully leased to Modern Dermatology at the time of the closing of the sale. The seller was 1032 PRE, LLC. The buyer was a Fairfield County investment firm.

The sale confirms the desirability of Westport commercial real estate, and medical buildings in particular, where tenants tend to occupy spaces for a long term frame of time. Visit the firm’s website, www.hkgrp.com, for more information about the firm. The firm is located at 253 Riverside Ave. in the town.

MoCA Westport, farmers market new collaboration announced

The art museum, MoCA Westport, and the Westport Farmers’ Market are having a photography art exhibit titled “Between the Ground and the Sky,” from Friday, Aug. 27 through Saturday, Sept. 18. The exhibit is going to feature the photography of local photographers Anne Burmeister, and Ashley Skatoff, both of Westport — from the initiative titled “Who Grows Your Food” — and the sculptures of natural sculptor and Southport artist Donna Forma. The initiative also celebrates the farms, and the farmers that are associated with the farmers’ market.

From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, people who attend the exhibit will be able to explore offerings from the Parlor, Bees Knees, and On The Fly food trucks at a Family Day that is going to feature a range of farm related activities.

The people will also be able to listen to music from Henry Jones, who is a multi-instrumentalist. Tickets for Sept. 11 event, will be available on the art museum’s website, mocawestport.org, and the farmers market’s website, westportfarmersmarket.com, beginning on Sunday, Aug. 1, for $10 per adult, and $5 per child.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is more than 50 large scale photographs, in both color, and black and white, of local farms by Burmeister and Skatoff. The photographs tell a story of the importance of local farms and farmers. The initiative was developed by the farmers market during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic as a means to educate people on the role that local farmers play in providing food for the community.

The exhibition will also include two site-specific installations by the Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist duo Kristyna and Marek Milde, and the natural, organic works of Forma. Both of the Mildes are originally from Prague in the Czech Republic. .

Forma is known for her deconstruction, and reconstruction of the components of simple natural forms, and the layers of complexity that are hidden in plain sight all around us.

Artwork created by attendees of the art museum’s weekly summer camp for people who are ages 3 through 13, Camp MoCA, is also going to be on view at the art exhibit.

The campers will also participate in a series of agriculture, and gardening related projects that are designed to build awareness of, and appreciation for the role of farming in the community, as part of the campers curriculum.

The exhibit will also be on view during the art museum’s summer and fall 2021 hours, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Contact the art museum’s director of exhibition Liz Leggett at liz@mocawestport.org, or 203-222-7070, to learn more about the exhibit. Contact the farmers market’s director Lori Cochran at director@westportfarmersmarket.com to learn more about the initiative.

Next Westport Astronomical Society Society virtual series event set

The Westport Astronomical Society’s free and virtual science lecture series is welcoming astrophotographer Adam Block for the next event in the series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, via a Zoom webinar, and a YouTube livestream titled“Photographing the Universe.” The society is located at 182 Bayberry Lane in the town. View the events on the historical society’s Zoom account, and also on its YouTube channel.

Student from Westport named to Miami University Dean’s List

Abdul Malik Avdiu, of Westport, was recently named to the Dean’s List at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, for the 2020-2021 spring semester, for being in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students at the school, and within the student’s division. Avdiu is earning an undergraduate degree in Business in Finance, from the school. The school’s Dean’s List recognizes academic performance.