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Wilton Library's Summer Show

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The hot days of summer are almost here, so Wilton’s artists are finishing up their works in time for the 68th annual Summer Show at Wilton Library that runs for two months.  Wilton adult artists may submit up to two pieces of their works on Saturday, June 30 or Monday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Paintings, pastels, drawings, and sculptures will be accepted.  They must be framed and wired, ready for display.  Artists may find out more about the exhibition by visiting Wilton Library’s website at www.wiltonlibrary.org and clicking on the “Call for Entries” on the home page.  A printable entry form is available through a link on the website or at the circulation desk in the library.

According to Ed MacEwen, art chairman for the library who curates the annual exhibition, “Mounting this Summer Show is exhilarating.  It’s always great to see what new pieces Wilton artists have prepared for this exhibition.  Friends and neighbors get an appreciation for the raw and varied talent that lives in this community.”  The show usually features more than fifty artists with artworks ranging over 100 items.

The opening reception for the Summer Show is Friday, July 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The art exhibition runs from Wednesday, July 3 through Thursday, Aug. 30.  A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the library’s art fund.

The library’s summer hours are Monday through Thursday 10 to 8; Friday 10 to 6; Saturday 10 to 5 and closed Sundays in the summer beginning June 24.  The library also will be closed on July 4. For information, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or contact Janet Crystal, jcrystal@wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-3950, ext. 226 or Ed MacEwen, 203-227-8502.  Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton.

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