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Bethel Artist's Lush Landscapes To Grace Wilton Library

Artist and illustrator Robert Sauber lives in Bethel with his family. Photo Credit: Contributed
"Snow Bridge," a watercolor by Bethel resident and artist Robert Sauber, will be part of his "Painted Worlds" exhibit Nov. 6-28 at the Wilton Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- A new exhibit at the Wilton Library will allow art lovers to take a walk on the wilderness side ... if only in their imaginations.

Bethel resident and multi-talented artist Robert Sauber will be displaying his “Painted Worlds” works at an opening from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday. The free show continues through Saturday, Nov. 28.

Portions of proceeds from the sale of Sauber's art works will benefit the library.

Sauber specializes in charming depictions of children, families, fantasy tales, animals and nature. His award-winning illustrations have been featured in numerous children’s books.

In “Painted Worlds,” Sauber focuses his distinctive style on lush landscapes, which were, he said, inspired by someone who, after viewing one of his illustrations, commented: “I wish I was there.”

That was, he said, a powerful moment for both the viewer and himself, as the “maker” of the environment.

Explaining his process, Sauber added: “There is something of a higher power and self-actualization when one can rest and find a contemplative visual space to wander through that has a spot in it that allows you to feel glorious, to feel that something in you has the potential for a greater self-expression, enabling you to take that spark of inspiration out to the rest of the world.”

The Wilton Library is at 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton Center.

For information, hours or directions, call (203) 762-3950, or click here .

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