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Wilton Artist With ALS Showcases Art At Norwalk Library

Karen Condron, a Wilton resident with ALS, will have her artwork displayed in the Norwalk Library throughout the month of January.
Karen Condron, a Wilton resident with ALS, will have her artwork displayed in the Norwalk Library throughout the month of January. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Public Library will hold an artist reception on Sunday, Jan. 24 for Wilton artist Karen Condron, who has had her art work featured in the library for the month of January.

Condron continues to paint and maintain an active lifestyle despite having been diagnosed with Bulbar-Onset ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2013. Now unable to speak, Karen has embraced typing and uses technology like Boogie Board eWriter and various IPad apps, to enable her to communicate effectively.

Finding inspiration in Connecticut’s sunrises and pristine waterfront scenes, she has shown her work at local arts festivals and shows, and has donated her paintings for silent auctions to benefit the American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.

In 2015 Condron was honored with the MDA’s Wings Over Wall Street Spirit Award in recognition of her passion for living and thriving, and her determination to out-perform ALS. Condron hopes to raise awareness for ALS through her art.

“Keeping active and continuing with my routine to the best of my ability helps me cope with my limitations, ” Condron said.

The reception will be held at 3 p.m. in the library’s Main Reading Room.

For more information call 203-899-2780 ext. 15133, or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org .

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