'Three Friends' on exhibit at Wilton Library

Artists who share each other’s interests and support one another will be featured in the next Wilton Library exhibition — Three Friends: Drawing, Collage, Painting — which opens with a reception Friday, June 6, from 6 to 7:30.

The three artists are Deborah K. Flavin from New Canaan, Linda Nemergut from Bethel and Barbara Ripps from Bridgewater, Conn. Over the years, they have developed a mutual camaraderie that combines shared interests and support of each other’s artistic exploration of drawings, paintings and collages. The exhibition will feature close to 70 works.

Ms. Flavin’s work is greatly influenced by her longtime exposure to the Orient, stemming from a five-year residence and study in Tokyo. Currently she is concentrating on mixed media, combining watercolor techniques with drawing, printmaking, and collage.

Ms. Nemergut, who works primarily in silverpoint, said she is “fascinated by how things can be both simple and complex at the same time; twigs and grasses woven together to form a nest, yarn twisted and knotted to create lace, connections developed between scraps of paper and paint that become a collage.”

Working with a “singularity of focus” to take time from a busy day and paint,  Ms. Ripps uses organic objects as important elements to her compositions.  Nature informs her work and her subject matter may also include patterned fabric because many of the patterns and textures are representative of those in nature.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, June 28. Library hours in June are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 to 8, Fridays, 10 to 6, Saturdays, 10 to 5 and Sundays through June 15, 1 to 5. The library will be closed on Sundays in the summer beginning June 22.

Information: 203-762-3850, ext. 213, or wiltonlibrary.org.