The walls of Wilton Library will be filled with the work of more than 40 artists when the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown exhibition opens on Friday, April 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Society, known as SCAN, is a nonprofit association of artists of all skill levels who work in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphics, mixed media, and pencil. As diverse as the media is, that is how varied the subject matter and styles are in this show. The reception is free and open to the public.
Now in its 47th year, SCAN members have brought the arts to the community with demonstrations featuring professional artists, art shows, classes, workshops and model sessions for artists to hone their talents and skills. They also provide scholarships to graduating seniors who have been accepted to art schools. The association was founded by Larry Newquist to fulfill a cultural need in Newtown and surrounding communities. Today it boasts a membership of more than 200 artists from western Connecticut and the Hudson Valley of New York.