Gallery Retrospective Explores the Theme of Relevance
Relevance is the word that best describes the mission of the Raphael and Bolognese Studio/Gallery at 32 Center Hill Road in Manchester. Throughout their careers, Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese chose commissions relevant to the human condition and society, and their children’s books reflected a bigger message within their entertaining stories and award-winning illustrations. Their work for limited-edition publishers and large institutions like the Vatican involved serious issues affecting humanity. A retrospective of the couple’s work will continue until mid-July. ‘Women in Art’ – as creators and subjects – will fill the remaining summer schedule, featuring paintings, etchings, woodcuts, linocuts and photography by artists with national reputations. Free drawing workshops for young artists sponsored by the Elaine Raphael Arts Fund will run weekly at 4 p.m. on Mondays until school begins. Gallery hours are 12 to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Paintings, drawings, book illustrations, etchings, woodcuts, linocuts and selected giclee prints are available for purchase, with profits going to the Elaine Raphael Arts Fund. To learn more, call 310-869-1645.