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Danbury's 287 Gallery Presents Artist Collected By Bill Gates

"Gorillas, Words, and Round Things," will run from April 24 to May 10. Photo Credit: Contributed
"Gorillas, Words, and Round Things," will run from April 24 to May 10. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- The @287 Gallery & Meeting Place will present a solo show for a native New York and self-taught artist Tom Wolff, who has made it into the collection of billionaire Bill Gates.

The opening will be on Friday, April 24, with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 287 Main St. in Danbury.

Curated by Maureen and Bill McCann, installed by Visual Impact, and entitled "Gorillas, Words, and Round Things," the show will run through July 10. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and also by appointment.

Tom Wolff's artistic journey began in 1981. Restless and frustrated, he left an upstate college, loaded a '77 Chevy Vega with camping gear, and headed West. The goal was to see the world untranslated. After crossing the U.S. several times, finding his way to the Caribbean, and eventually to Europe over a period of years, Wolff returned to the Northeast, committed to a career in the arts.

He is a founding partner of Favette & Wolff, creating original fine art, limited editions, commissions, and murals. His clients include, beside Bill Gates, Chazz Palminteri, Perrier Co., and Jones of NY. Wolff’s work over the past 25 years spans acrylics, oils, sculpture, photo-shoots, and the delicate restoration of fine relics. He also writes, with an illustrated children's story, "The Opalescent Fairy," due for publication later this year.

"It is so exhilarating to present such top notch artists @287," says Executive Director Lisa Scails, "and I trust the Cultural Alliance provides a beacon for our town's Renaissance."

To RSVP, visit eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1EeLM1M . For more information, visit artswesternct.org or call 203-798-0780.

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