DARIEN — Friends and fans of local writer and artist Peter Saverine gathered at Darien Rowayton Bank on Aug. 18 for a wine and cheese reception celebrating Saverine’s exhibition and sale, “Sessions by the Sea,” which showed throughout the month of August.

Saverine is a self-taught painter and author of the children’s book “Jenny’s Pennies - A Nantucket Tradition.” He’s currently the Director of Philanthropy at STAR, Inc.

Half of all sales will go to support he Darien Arts Center.