For the first time ever, the Society of Connecticut Sculptors will present a juried exhibition at Wilton Library, opening Friday, June 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. More than 25 works will be on display by 16 members of the Society. As a juried exhibition, prizes will be awarded at the opening reception. This also is the first time the library has curated an all-sculpture exhibition.
According to Ed MacEwen, the library’s art chairman, “The opportunity arose and we were pleased to be able to bring this type of art to the library and the community. We’ve had sculpture pieces in exhibitions previously, but this is the first time we showcase this media in an entire show.”
The exhibition is being judged by Michael Keropian, of Keropian Sculpture in Carmel, N.Y. He has created and provided sculpture for more than 30 years. In 2000, he received a commission to create nine heroic-size tigers for the new baseball stadium of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park. He has won numerous awards throughout the years and recently won the coveted Hudson Valley Art Association’s Gold Medal.
The Society of Connecticut Sculptors was established in 1992 in the Hartford area by a small group of sculptors who wished to encourage the appreciation of sculpture in the state of Connecticut. The non-profit society achieves this goal by a combination of exhibitions, workshops, social events, field trips and lectures, as well as other educational projects. The works for Wilton Library’s exhibition represent a variety of styles and media including bronze, terra cotta, mahogany, alabaster and more.
The featured artists for Wilton Library’s exhibition are from around the region as follows:
- Frankie Davies and Dr. Fay Stevenson-Smith from Wilton;
- Joyce Fama and Sally Monahan, Norwalk;
- Dr. Charlotte Brown, New Canaan;
- Connie Taylor, Weston;
- Rene Beland and Charlotte Birnbaum, Stamford;
- Danielle Langford, Danbury;
- Wendy Swain, Stratford;
- Susan Frost, North Haven;
- Dr. Gerry Freedman, Branford;
- Lea Ann Cogswell, South Windsor;
- Susan Zurles, Burlington;
- Michael Keropian, Carmel, N.Y.;
- Sergey Eylanbekov, Syosset, N.Y.