DANBURY, Conn. -- 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 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 each artist has used two ways to express the ideas generated by those subjects.
"Two Views II" opens with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, 287 Main St., Danbury. An RSVP to the reception is requested here .
The show continues through Oct. 9. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and by appointment.
Mary Lou Alberetti has a 40-year background in the arts and has worked with numerous art consultants and galleries. Her works are found in civic, private and corporate collections, including HBO World Headquarters and the Mint Museum of Art and Design. Architecture is the basis for her mixed media, collage, ceramic reliefs, and sculpture, with both the process and the theme playing equally important considerations for the creation of these works, according to a press release.
Robert Alberetti began his teaching career in 1963 at Western Connecticut State University, where he retired from in 2003 as full professor. He was chairperson of the art department for six years in the late 1970s.
He has shown at the Panama Museum of Art, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Pentagon and the Aldrich Museum of Art in Ridgefield.
For more information, call the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut at 203-798-0760 or visit artswesternct.org .
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