Wilton Historical Society’s newest exhibition, opening Thursday, March 31, will contrast the work of contemporary basket makers with historic examples from its own collection. Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers will be on view through Oct. 15
The exhibition will showcase the work of Jonathan Kline, Stephen Zeh, Lois Russell, Kari Lonning, and Marion Hildebrandt. Visitors to the show will see how their work is grounded in the use of natural materials, including brown ash, black ash, hickory, willow and reed. Contemporary Nantucket baskets will be shown as well.