Stamford Loft Artists exhibit offers global view at Wilton Library

Maria C. Friscia's "Summer Breeze" will be featured in the Loft Artists Association exhibit at the Wilton Library Feb. 1-22.

Maria C. Friscia's “Summer Breeze” will be featured in the Loft Artists Association exhibit at the Wilton Library Feb. 1-22.

Loft Artists Association / Contributed Photo

The artists have come from as far away as Japan, Colombia and the mountains of Italy; they have painted in places such as Monet’s gardens and photographed images under the sea for their inspirations. And all those talents are coming together at as members of the “Loft Artists Association Exhibition” from Stamford.

The opening reception for the 19 artists from the art association is Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the library. The exhibition runs through Friday, Feb. 22.

The featured artists are Claudio Altesor, Stamford; Anna Badini, Stamford; Margot Bittenbender, Old Greenwich; Rita Ghandour, Stamford; Rosa Colón, Stamford; Maria C. Friscia, Riverside; Ellen Gordon, Stamford; Lisa Hillman, Darien; Catherine Horan, Old Greenwich; Yuko Ike, Darien; Joanie Landau, Fairfield; Paul Larson, Greenwich; Barbara Mathis, Stamford; Lina Morielli, Stamford; Jeffery Nelson, Stamford; Maura Smotrich, Stamford; Rebecca Stern, Stamford; Julliette Teherani, Stamford; and Pierrette Wagner, Stamford. The reception is free and open to the public.

“We’re delighted to welcome back the Loft Artists Association from Stamford,” Ed MacEwen, art chairman for Wilton Library, was quoted in a news release. “We haven’t had them for years so I felt it was time to invite them back. They are all very accomplished in what they create and will be well received in Wilton.”

The artists’ works are diverse from their subject matter choices, to their media selections to their engaging styles, the news release noted.

Close to 65 pieces will be on display throughout the library. The majority will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The media sponsor for the exhibition is The Wilton Bulletin.

Wilton Library,137 Old Ridgefield Road. Mondays-Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Closed Monday, Feb. 18 for the Presidents’ Day holiday. 203-762-6334,