“The only thing which distinguishes greatness from mediocrity is will. Mediocrity is half asleep, greatness is awake. The saint, the master chooses!” (1932)
Join us Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 12 noon to 3 pm at the studio-gallery in Silvermine, 30 Borglum Road, Wilton, Connecticut (see directions below).
- See and enjoy the art of Carl Schmitt, including a special exhibit of rarely seen works featuring the beloved Portrait of Peter (above) and Gertrude Knitting (below);
- Copies of Carl Schmitt: The Vision of Beauty, The Conscience of Beauty, and the new book Silvermine will be available at 20% off;
- Christmas cards and other gifts featuring beautiful paintings by Carl Schmitt will also be available for sale. Your purchase benefits the CSF. Both are offered just in time for Christmas!
- As always, there will be plenty of opportunity to catch up with family and friends at the luncheon.
We’d be delighted to see you there!
Directions to the CSF studio-gallery:
From the Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15) Northbound: Take exit 39B to Route 7 north. At the end of the expressway, turn LEFT onto Grist Mill Rd. At the stop sign, turn RIGHT on to Belden Hill Rd. *At the first stop sign (3/4 mile) turn LEFT on to Seir Hill Rd. After 1/3 mile, take a RIGHT onto Old Boston Road and the second LEFT (after 1/3 mile) to stay on Old Boston Road. After the single lane bridge, take a SHARP LEFT on to Borglum Rd. The CSF studios are the third driveway on your right.
From the Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15) Southbound: Take exit 40B to Main Avenue north (the exit is marked “To Route 7 North”). At the bottom of the ramp, turn right, and after 3/4 mile, turn LEFT on to Grist Mill Rd. Go through the lights, and at the stop sign, turn RIGHT on to Belden Hill Rd. and the follow the directions as given for the Merritt Parkway Northbound from this point.*
From I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike) north or south: Take exit 15 to Route 7 north for 3½ miles to the end of the expressway; turn LEFT at the light onto Grist Mill Rd. At the stop sign, turn RIGHT on to Belden Hill Rd. and follow the directions for the Merritt Parkway Northbound from this point.*
From Route 7: Take Route 106 West (Wolfpit Rd.); after 2 miles (immediately after the sign for the school bus stop) turn LEFT onto Old Boston Rd. At the next intersection bear a gentle right onto Borglum Road. The CSF studios (#30) are the third driveway on your right.
“The greatest saints are unknown. History treats only of the soul of man in contact with the world. As a result man at his highest and lowest, is unknown to history.” (1932)
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“I am deeply indebted to my patrons for the very substantial help financially which they gave us. These benefactors enabled me to bring up a numerous family in the circumstances of poverty and to make it possible to paint.”
—Carl Schmitt, 1959
The Carl Schmitt Foundation.
“Prosperity as an ideal (the philosophy of cunning) is sterile. An institution, a society, or an individual based upon it is doomed, because it contains not in itself either the seed of birth or rebirth. Its appeal lies in the fact that while it lasts it succeeds perfectly.” (October 1929)