Event Salutes Painter Arthur Jones

Event Salutes Painter Arthur Jones

Event Salutes Painter Arthur Jones

Local painter Arthur Jones, shown in his Dorset studio.

Local painter Arthur Jones, shown in his Dorset studio.

Three Pears Gallery is expanding, and to announce the opening of the new space, painter Arthur Jones, a lifelong Dorset resident who continues to enjoy no small measure of fame and good fortune at age 85, will be the featured artist at a reception on Saturday, February 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. Jones started out selling his paintings of picturesque Vermont scenes for $5 apiece, and now his work appears in important private collections and the likes of the Rockefeller Museum. Affiliated with the Southern Vermont Arts Center since its inception, Jones slowed down when his eyesight started to fail, but after undergoing surgery, he resumed painting large canvases with his former vim. Enjoy refreshments, and see Jones’ recent work, and ‘Cascading Stars,’ an earlier work from his popular series of flag paintings.

“We love being in the heart of this village and having neighbors like Arthur,” says Greg Deluca, who owns the Gallery with his wife Judith. Deluca curates the gallery’s collection of fine art, photography and pottery with original, hard-to-find home decor created by local and regional artisans. The Gallery, which exhibits the work of 30 artists and craftsmen, will now have three separate rooms, each with a theme: children’s heirloom toys, quilts and handmade decorations; sporting and the outdoors; and a working studio where rotating artists can display their art and show how they do it. Three Pears Gallery is located at 41 Church Street, in Dorset, Vt. For more infomartion, call 802-770-8820.

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