Pious Bird Celebrates First Anniversary With Launch of Sculpture Exhibit
The Pious Bird of Good Omen, a boutique and gallery specializing in eclectic vintage furniture and home decor, is celebrating its first anniversary.
The occasion will be marked with a party and gallery opening on Friday, May 11th, at The Pious Bird ,1215 Post Road (the Brick Walk Promenade) in Fairfield, from 6:00-9:00pm, and the community is invited to attend. Featured at the event will be assemblage sculpture artist Susan Tabachnick, who creates pieces from salvage, constructing a new “life” from a previous one.
"The Bird specializes in curated objects for the home, but the spirit of what we're doing is the story and craftsmanship behind the objects," says owner Desiree Witt. "I carry items I believe in; pieces that represent local artisans, our community and its history. Guests to the store can find one-of-a-kind and vintage treasures that speak to Fairfield County, Connecticut, and our region in a beautiful way."
Artisans featured at The Bird include:
• Anchor Bend Glassworks, a glass artist collaborative based in Newport
• The Sculpted Tree, hand-made crafts and custom woodturning
• Tandem Glass, skilled artists working in hand-blown glass
• The Side Show Soap Co., offering luscious, vegan handmade bath and body products
Witt, a Fairfield native, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design and Masters from Wesleyan University and brings her fourteen years of design experience to the imaginative curation of The Pious Bird’s elegant and offbeat space.
Taken from a line in Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Pious Bird is named in honor of a recurring character in owner Desirée Witt’s life that pops up when least expected but most needed. Witt scouts her stock from up and down the East coast, bringing back a quirky and elegant assemblage of tables, chairs, dressers, glassware, mirrors, candlesticks, and other unique home furnishings. She considers how the pieces work together, rather than just the individual item itself.
The Pious Bird is a member of the 3/50 Project, which promotes stronger local economies through support of independent retailers and the consumers who shop with them.
For more information, visit the Pious Bird online or on Facebook.