Lois Russell at the Wilton Historical Society
On view through October 15, Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers showcases the work of contemporary basket maker Lois Russell and others, and contrasts them with historic baskets from the Society’s permanent collection. The work of these artists is grounded in the use of natural materials, including brown ash, black ash, hickory, willow and reed. Contemporary Nantucket baskets will be shown as well.
The contemporary basket makers on exhibit recognize the rich history of American basket making in their artistry and innovative designs. Lois Russell twines waxed linen into vessels that are sparingly used but delight with recognizable, sculptural forms.
More information and exhibit hours can be found at the Wilton Historical Society.