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Gallery talk and demonstration by Rug hooking artist June Myles at the Wilton Historical Society Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:30. These are not your granny's hooked rugs! Rug hooking artist June Myles of Redding will give a gallery talk about her exhibition One Loop at a Time: June Myles' Hooked Art at the Wilton Historical Society on Thursday, October 1 from 4:00 – 5:30 in the Sloan House Gallery. Ms. Myles will also give a demonstration of how she hooks her artwork, and will talk about her creative process. The pieces in the exhibition – rugs, wall hangings, and pillows – are alive with color, texture and movement. As the artist says, they are "painted in wool". The works show off June Myles' sophisticated use of color, her love of language and her virtuoso needle skills. The unusual subject matter – intriguing "men I've never met", and a zoo-full of appealing animals, from anteaters to armadillos, turtles to goats – is enhanced by her deft use of collage techniques. Of her rug making, the artist says, "Hooking is pure delight, a creative outlet for telling stories and expressing one's ideas, while enjoying color and textures.One Loop at a Time: June Myles' Hooked Art will be on exhibition through October 3. Please register, space is limited. Wilton Historical Society Members: Free; Non-members: $10.