THE CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT SPRINGS INTO SUMMER WITH “TWO VIEWS II,” A DUO SHOW (!!) BY ARTISTS MARY LOU AND ROBERT ALBERETTI, OPENING FRIDAY, JULY 24TH AT @287 GALLERY & MEETING SPACE
“What truly sets us apart from each other is whether or not we know ourselves enough to reflect objectively; but, through our own unique ‘voice’.” – Solange Nicole (author)
When the curators of visual art exhibitions at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, Maureen and Bill McCann, were asked “what’s next?” following the well received Spring solo show of works by Tom Wolfe, they immediately responded with the oft heard Summer request: “Make it two!!” “Two Views II,” highlighting the paintings, sculpture and works in mixed media by New Fairfield residents Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti, is appropriately named. The title of the show, is reflected in the two artists’ views of similar subject matter and in the fact that each artist has used two ways to express the ideas generated by those subjects. “Two Views II” opens Friday, July 24th with a reception, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, 287 Main Street, Danbury. The duo show (!!), installed by Visual Impact, will run through October 9th. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and also by appointment. An RSVP to the reception is requested. Visit eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1fC070W
Boston-born artist, educator, and designer, Robert Alberetti earned a B.F.A. in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and as a scholarship recipient at the Rhode Island School of Design, he earned a Master of Science degree. Military service led him to Panama, where upon discharge, he stayed as a Special Services Arts and Crafts Director. He began his teaching career in 1963 at Western Connecticut State University where he retired in 2003 as full professor. He was chairperson of the Art Department for six years in the late 70’s. In addition to post-graduate work at New York University, he earned his Master of Fine Arts in painting at Arizona State University. Alberetti has shown at the Panama Museum of Art; the De Young Museum, San Francisco; the Pentagon, Washington D.C.; the Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield; and the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury.
For more information, call the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut at (203) 798 0760 or visit artswesternct.org
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, with offices at 287 Main Street, Danbury, CT, is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. The Cultural Alliance promotes and advocates for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a 501c-3, is the largest and only regional service organization working to ensure better access to arts and culture for all residents and visitors in Greater Danbury. It is supported by public and private funding, corporate sponsors, and by its 185 members including more than 55 arts, history, and cultural organizations. phone: (203) 798 0760 www.artswesternct.org