‘Tweets & More’ at Wilton Library

In contrast to the ever-graying exterior world, the colors inside Wilton Library will be turned up when Erin Nazzaro’s art exhibition, “Tweets & More,” opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Redding artist, who is well-known for her effervescent works, has been experimenting with a quieter palette and subtle compositions, all of which will be on display in more than 80 paintings in this one-woman show.

She started with pencil which remained her only medium for many years, but she eventually migrated to paint and color. Her work evolved with many visits to the Southwest which in turn led to travels to all the Americas. Her travels filled her with images of the people, their families and the land they live and work on.

“I appreciate all the swirling bright colors so integrated into the landscape, fabrics, dress and folk art,” she said. “My work is driven by this energy. My paintings relay the beauty of the simple though very hard lives people live while presenting themselves with great honesty and dignity.”

Ms. Nazzaro previously exhibited at Wilton Library in a group show in 2006, and has been involved in group and solo exhibitions around the area, including the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, the Westport Art Center and the Silvermine Art Center. She also has exhibited in galleries in New York, New Mexico and Mexico.  She is a member of the Silvermine Art Center, Westport Art Center, New Canaan Art Society, Ridgefield Guild of Artists and Kent Art Association.

The exhibition runs through Friday, Nov. 28. The majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. In support of Wilton Library, Ms. Nazzaro has selected several paintings of which 100% of the proceeds will go to the library.

Information: wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213.