63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7424.
On Saturday January 18, from 4 to 6pm, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village, CT will host a reception for Lilly Woodworth introducing her exhibition of new oil paintings, Fleurs Encore. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display from Friday January 17 through Saturday February 15. The painter Lilly Woodworth, a Sharon resident, takes flowers very seriously. Not just the actual flowers themselves but the manner in which they have been depicted in painting. Taking inspiration from the work of fin de siècle painters such as Henri Fantin-Latour, Maurice Brianchon, and William Nicholson, Ms. Woodworth's recently finished series of still life cut flowers and landscape oils are ripe, lush, and abundantly heavy of heart. The several small paintings on cigar boxes, a recent fascination of the painter, infuse the collection with wit and whimsy. As Ms. Woodworth recounts, "Once I told my friends that I was collecting cigar boxes for paintings, these lovely things start turning up on my doorstep! Their compact size and prior use as storage vessels add a sense of playfulness and history to my paintings, which I thoroughly enjoy." Lilly Woodworth studied oil painting with Stephen S. Kennedy in Trenton, NJ before earning a certificate in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She has received several awards and two residencies. She exhibits locally and on Long Island.