Images conjure up stories

Wilton artist Cindy Sinor’s drawing, Mallard’s Reflection, will be among 32 works of art featured in the Maritime Garage Gallery exhibition Worth a Thousand Words. The show opened Jan. 29 and runs until  May 11.

The show features artists’ stories, emotions, concerns, memories, and ideas about life, nature, hope, world events, and humanity. Mallard’s Reflection, done in colored pencil, “is in example of the beauty in this unexpected medium, as well as a statement about nature and the inner spirit of wildlife,” said Sinor, who enjoys drawing portraits of animals — wildlife and pets — “because they are all as uniquely expressive as humans.”

Exhibition curator Nadia Martinez said the art in this show “could inspire anyone to write a story; they take you places and allow you to contemplate them, you see the connections starting to happen on a two-dimensional form, the conspiracy between friends, and the reflections that are taking place in every sense of the word.”

Sinor is also an art instructor. She teaches her colored pencil “painting” techniques to adult students through Wilton Continuing Education and Norwalk Community College Extended Studies programs.

The gallery is in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space, 11 North Water Street in Norwalk. It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 to 5.

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