Bolognese Opens New Gallery
Artist Don Bolognese is excited to announce the opening of his new art gallery. He hasn’t quite settled on a name for the new venue, located at 32 Center Hill Road in Manchester Center, but notes that this new endeavor honors his late wife, fellow artist Elaine Raphael. An opening reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, will feature live music by the Hot Noodles, who play Big Band classics and more. (When you hear Ron Kelley belting out those great oldies on his tenor sax, you’ll know you’re at the right place.) There will also be door prizes, food and drink, as well as children’s books by the author/artist team, so bring the kids! The exhibit spans some 60 years of work, and include Bolognese’s major work, ‘Good Friday 2019,’ recently introduced at Manchester Community Library, along with many woodcuts and etchings commissioned by the Vatican and The Franklin Library Limited Editions Club – many of which have never been shown before. The gallery will be focusing on figurative art, especially works with a journalistic approach to the social and moral issues of our time. Bolognese also intends to hold drawing workshops for young and adult artists who wish to sharpen their skills. Call Don at 802-824-5959 for details.