Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
A modern approach to folk art – those who are inspired by patriotism to create flag- related works -- will be presented by Robert Carley, a Darien resident, on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. during the program, “Through the Lens of Patriotism.” 
Carley, who has exhibited all over the country and has won several awards for his work, is exhibiting his photographs at the Darien Historical Society as an adjunct to “Long May She Wave: The Evolution of Our Flag,” and both exhibits run until March 13. 
Traveling to new regions of the country each year, Carley snaps photos and hears the myriad stories about why people are inspired to express their patriotism by painting the red white and blue on everything from cars and boats to pumpkins and pizza boxes. There’s even a sub-genre of flag homes in the collection, Carley said.
 “After September 11, I dedicated myself to this – and it has paid off in ways I never would have expected,” said Carley, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who also works as a background actor and has appeared in many shows and films including Madame Secretary, Still Alice and Blue Bloods.
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