Works by the Pink House Painters, an artists' group so-named in tribute to the color of its leader's home, will be featured in an exhibit at the Fairfield Arts Center that will run through May.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibit, "Different Strokes," on April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the arts center, 70 Sanford St.

"Different Strokes is an apt title for the exhibition," FAC's Executive Director Kristin Rasich Fox said in a statement. "Thirty-one artists working in a variety of media will grace our walls for the next two weeks, it's a reflection of aesthetic and personal style, the common denominator is an overt passion for their craft combined with a mutual respect and deep affection for their instructor, octogenarian Arlene Skutch."

For 42 years, Skutch is credited with inspiring area artists, meeting with them several times a week. She leaves her circa 1876 Cape Cod-style house -- painted a bright pink -- to meet with the group in her studio. "We have to be careful we don't get too noisy."

"Different Strokes" will run through May 7 at FAC's in the Ellen Hyde Phillips Gallery; works by Skutch herself will be shown in Gallery II.