Wilton Library’s white walls will be ablaze with color when Firing Circuits Studios of Norwalk exhibits at the library this November and December. The opening reception for the exhibition, “Artists of Firing Circuits Studios,” is Friday, Nov. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m., and will feature more than 80 works from 18 artists.

Joining Wilton artist Brian Walker in the exhibition are artists from area towns:

Darien:

Pam Lindberg

Mary Manning
Karen Vogel

Norwalk:

Andrea Farina
Cecilia Moy Fradet
Mindy Green
Elisa Keogh
Cate Leach
Mark Schiff

Nancy C. Woodward
Marc Zaref

Ridgefield:

Rachel Volpone

Stamford:

Mari Gyorgyey

Westport:

Jeanine Esposito
Claudia Mengel

In addition to being one of the exhibiting artists, Mark Schiff organized the Firing Circuits group. “When [Wilton Library’s art chairman] Ed MacEwen contacted me about this show, I was excited. When I then brought the opportunity to the artists, they all said they would love to participate.”

MacEwen is just as excited about the caliber of the artists and the quality of the work being shown.

“Mark is a wonderful, colorful artist and personality who had exhibited a number of pieces previously at the library. I thought if he had a few artists like himself at Firing Circuits, we would have a highly skilled and bountiful exhibition.  The proof is on the walls.”

The group of artists known as Firing Circuits Studios was borne out of an abandoned factory building in Norwalk, CT about twelve years ago. The building was originally built in the early 1900s and housed the Connecticut Lace Works. The industry thrived until the 1960s after which it was home to Firing Circuits, an electrical components firm. The business is long gone, but the letters are still proudly displayed on the building, hence it became the name of the burgeoning artist colony of close to 30 artists.

The studio artists work in an array of media, including oils, watercolors, mixed media and sculpture, which are all on exhibit at Wilton Library from Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 26.  The majority of the works are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The media sponsor for the exhibition is The Wilton Bulletin.

Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd..  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 to 5 p.m.  The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.