Wilton resident earns second place in art exhibition

A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center, “In the Garden,” is on view through March 6. This show features 115 pieces of artwork submitted by RAC exhibiting members, a group of approximately 225 local artists in the area. The Chair for the exhibition is Darien Jewelry Designer Pamela Proctor and the Co-chair is Artst, Author, and Real Estate Agent Lilly Langotsky.

Winners were announced by the judges, Amy Pal and Kevin Manley, owners of the Newton Roux Gallery in Westport: Best in Show: Mari Gyorgyey of Stamford, “Falling Flowers” (Painting), 1st Place: Heide Follin of Norwalk, “Lace Bouquet” (Painting), 2nd Place: Amy Schott of Wilton, “Butterfly Garden” (Mixed Media), 3rd Place: Tom Kretsch of Westport, “The Lightness of Being ” (Photography), and Honorable Mention: Elena Abrahams of Old Greenwich, “Roots” (Mixed Media), Ginny Rowan of Riverside, “Front Door” (Painting) and Yuko Ike of Darien, “Wisteria” (Painting).

The center’s gallery hours are: Tuesday through Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.

The center celebrates the study, creation and appreciation of the arts through classes, exhibitions and events, which are open to all in the community. For 60 years, this nonprofit organization has been a cultural gem in the town. The gallery and art school overlook the Five Mile River at 145 Rowayton Ave. with space for regional artists to exhibit their art, and a classroom for workshops and classes at all levels offered to children and adults.

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