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What’s Happening in Wilton This Weekend

WILTON, Conn. – A Friday film, an art show and a coloring contest are some of the events planned for this weekend around Wilton. 

Friday

Friday Flick at Wilton Library: 2 p.m. The movie “Mirror Mirror” will be shown.  Snacks will be provided. The movie is for all ages with caregivers.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

Bright Horizons Art Smart Show 2012: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join Bright Horizons for an elegant Art Gallery Opening featuring "Original Masterpieces" from budding artists. View artwork created by infant, toddler and preschool classrooms, tour the Bright Horizons Center, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments.  Experience first-hand how visual arts, music, dance & drama are incorporated in classroom activities for every age group. Bright Horizons at Wilton, 7 Godfrey Place.

Saturday

Medieval Summer Knights Read Coloring Contest At Wilton Library: All day. Children of all ages are invited to enter the summer reading program coloring contest. Stop by the library on Friday or Saturday to pick up a black and white picture of Wilton Library’s summer reading program logo to take home, decorate and color. All submissions will be judged by the artist of the logo and a children’s staff member. The top two winners will be awarded the prize of a First Impressions Art Studio Kit for Kids at the library’s Medieval Faire on Aug. 22. Submissions must be completed at home and turned in by the library closing at 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Children may use any medium to color the logo. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road. 

Sunday

Full Tilt exhibit at Silvermine Arts Center: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bob Gregson’s "Full Tilt," begs the question of being off-kilter or askew. The walls of the Vassos Gallery are filled with plywood constructions, all or parts of which are tilted, which visually energizes the space. The floor space is filled with maquettes for sculptures with panels that lean to the side. Although Gregson's pieces are thoughtfully planned and solidly geometric, he undermines his works with panels that can be rotated and mirrors that extend the edge of the picture plane. This is key to the creative tension. He further subverts his work by teasing the viewer into actively playing with the work by attracting them with color to turn panels or play hide and seek through the holes in his sculpture. Silvermine Art Gallery, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan.

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