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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Sunday show opening at Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek

Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library
146 Thimble Islands Rd., Stony Creek, (203) 488-8702
Art 4 the Body + 4 the Soul
Through Jan. 25, 2012.
Opening reception Sun., Jan. 8, 4—6 p.m.

Press release

Discover Art 4 the Body + 4 the Soul at this unique exhibition with Bethany painter Rita Brieger and Branford textile artist Owen Sea Luckey at the Willoughby Wallace Library in Stony Creek. Sponsored by the Friends of Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, the exhibit runs from Jan. 1—25, 2012, with an Opening Reception on Sun., Jan. 8 from 4—6 p.m. (Snow date: Jan. 15, same times)

Together, Brieger and Luckey present a collection of work that defines the figure in bold and abstract impressions. But their use of color and pattern reach beyond the physical confines of paint and textile, creating movement, feeling, and soul.

Brieger is an abstract painter who combines color, texture and emotions on canvas. Working in both acrylic and oil, she uses her craft to present the soulful contradictions of life. The bright colors, bold movements and layers of intentions communicate to the viewer in ways words cannot. “A work of art is a reflection of the soul print of the artist,” she says.

Luckey is a textile artist who combines hand knitting and sewn accessories to create one-of-a-kind pieces using sumptuous yarns, custom dyed wools, silk velvets and beaded trims. While the lines and structure of her creations are familiar—a sweater, a scarf, a hat—she pushes the boundaries of what you expect, incorporating holes, bright pops of color, and funky embellishments. “I love to create one-of-a-kind pieces that people can’t wait to wear,” Owen says. She is a founding member of the Branford Artists Cooperative, which supports emerging and established artists and promotes the arts in the town of Branford.

The Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library is a non-profit volunteer organization that actively promotes community participation in library programs and supports the library’s growth and development.

The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library is located at 146 Thimble Islands Road, Stony Creek, CT. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or

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