Student art brightens Wilton

WILTON – Once again, the Main Street Association and Pine Hill Waldorf School have joined together to host a “Celebration of Children in The Arts.”

An opening reception was held Saturday morning at Town Hall for all artists entering the show, followed by a family concert by Amy Conley and Doc Rudolph in the Town Hall Theater.

About 30 area students ages 5-13 responded to the call for artists with drawings and paintings of all kinds, plus another nine students entered three – dimensional works.

The two-dimensional works will hang in the Town Hall Gallery (the entry to the town offices) for the next month, while the sculptures and pottery will be on display in the lobby of the Sovereign Bank, across Main Street from the Town Hall.

Comments from adults viewing the works ranged from “What remarkable work from a 13-year-old,” to “I wish I had talent like this,” and “it is so nice to have the kids’ work featured like this.”

Some of the works are quite remarkable: a colored pencil drawing of a tan pony, a copy of an Oriental work, portraits and landscapes.

Among the pottery pieces are “Coil Plate,” by Rachel Cedras, 12, and “Polly Mansion,” a ceramic house by Katherine Annos, 8, both students at Mudworks Studio in the Riverview Mills.

Judy Leeds, director of the Main Street Association, said, “It’s nice for Main Street to partner with Pine Hill and the public schools and the home-schoolers (for a combined show like this), and we were able to feature 3-D works from Mudworks at Riverview Mill.”

All students received a certificate of participation.

The celebration was sponsored by Kimball Physics and Mickey Pieterse of Prudential Verani-Foster Realty of Milford.

Refreshments were served by members of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Woman’s Club.