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Thirteen local artists showcased in Wilton Library exhibit

Wilton Library Presents Metro Art Studios in October-November Art Exhibition

Diverse works of thirteen area artists will be showcased in exhibit

Wilton Library is pleased to present the diverse works of Metro Art Studios in its October-November art exhibition, opening on Friday, October 7 with a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Metro Art Studios is a vibrant and thriving community of artists with studios located in the historic Crown Corset factory building on Railroad Avenue in the South End of Bridgeport. Thirteen artists from the group will be exhibiting their works in an array of styles, media choices, and subject matter.

The artists are: Patrice Barrett (printmaker and mixed media artist, Easton), Lucienne Buckner (sculptor, Fairfield), Carlos Davila (painter, Bridgeport), Jane Davila (printmaker and fiber artist, Bridgeport), Douglas Hartman (painter, Bridgeport), Jessica Hernandez (printmaker, Bridgeport), Lisa Hirten (painter, Bridgeport), Elizabeth Katz (painter, Fairfield), Kristin Merrill (jeweler and sculptor, Easton), Jill Morton (painter, Norwalk), Susan Taylor Murray (mixed media artist, Fairfield), Daniel Recinos (photographer, Westport), and Denise Susalka (painter, Redding). The reception is free and open to the public.

“Metro Art Studios is a talented and inspiring group of artists with a very interesting history, and I always enjoy seeing their latest work when I visit their studios in Bridgeport. Their diversity in style is perfect for the library’s walls, and we are excited to welcome them back to the library after the pandemic,” said Ed MacEwen, Art Chairman of Wilton Library. 

The exhibition runs through Saturday, November 12. A majority of the works are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Wilton Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The library will be closed on Monday, October 10 for the Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day holiday, and on Friday, October 28 for staff/professional development.

Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. For more information, please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call (203) 762-3950. 

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