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Wilton Library’s Gallery Walls Awash With Color For New Exhibition

“A World of Color—Paintings by John Maurer” opens on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Wilton Library.
“A World of Color—Paintings by John Maurer” opens on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Wilton Library. Photo Credit: contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton Library’s October art exhibition, “A World of Color—Paintings by John Maurer,” will open Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A selfproclaimed “colorist,” Maurer’s oil and acrylic paintings are primarily scenes from places he has personally visited over the past decade.

“An early affinity with the French impressionists and expressionists continues to influence my work along with several contemporary artists whom I find inspiring. I try to approach each new work with a fresh eye for color, line and textural variation. My choice of tools is primarily the palette knife but this has grown to include a greater use of brushes and paper towels into the painting process as well as charcoal and pastel. The subject matter is unlimited as I continue to travel in search of views that are unattainable in this hemisphere,” Maurer said in a statement.

The exhibition runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 30. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

The reception is open to the public. 

To see the paintings visit Wilton Library located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. Library hours are Mondays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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